As an elementary school teacher, and human being, my heart is broken over the shooting in Connecticut yesterday. The fact that this continues to occur is so disheartening to me. More children were killed yesterday than are in my 4th grade class, who all got extra hugs from me at the end of school yesterday. I send all of my love to the families, teachers, and community in Newtown.
Let’s let this be the last.
Trying to hold on to this today:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
- Mister Rogers
Sometimes I forget just how dried out my skin gets in the winter…cracked, chapped, raw, any unattractive adjectives you can think of, I’ve got them covered. Needless to say, I was excited to try out the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration line.
I’ve been a fan of Burt’s Bees products for a long time now and use chap stick and hand cream by them regularly so I was interested to try this new line.
I’ve been using the cream cleanser and night cream daily for two weeks now and it has made such a difference! It’s thick and creamy without feeling heavy. Right away, my skin felt softer and more luminous, which is always a bonus. I’ll be interested to see how it holds up against winter weather and forced hot air heat, but right now, I’m thrilled with the product. At first, the scent was a little strong for me (I don’t wear any perfume because it gives me a headache) but it is a pleasant scent and I’ve gotten used to it. If you’re looking for protection against drying winter weather, I highly recommend this line.
Head’s up, as a BzzAgent, I received the products reviewed here for free but was not compensated for this post. All opinions are, of course, my own.
I have to tell you, the ocean is one of my favorite things. Being near the water makes me feel whole and centered. That being said, growing up near the ocean and spending a good part of my life as well as a portion of my career on boats, I have a great deal of respect for the power of the sea. The ocean is a beautiful thing. That is, until it destroys your home, your town, your livelihood.
Here in Boston, we were very lucky this week when Hurricane Sandy hit. Though many lost power and damage was done, it pales in comparison to what New York and New Jersey are dealing with. At a time like this, it’s so important to support aid efforts in any way you can. Today, I wanted to share two great ways to help.
1) An amazing local craft store, Gather Here, is sponsoring a raffle. For every $10 you donate to the Red Cross, you get an entry into a raffle. Local artisans are donating beautiful handmade goods and the owners of Gather Here are contributing product as well. Check out their website here for details.
As many of you know, my hometown in NJ was devastated by hurricane Sandy earlier this week. There are two nearby shelters that are in dire need of supplies! If you are inclined to donate or planning to put together care packages through your place of employment or other organization, please consider the following locations:
650 Poole Ave
Union Beach, NJ 07735
Keyport Central School Shelter
335 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
Items requested include:
Canned fruit and other pantry items
Thank you for taking the time to help out!
I read the other day on Take Me For a Twirl that “maxi dresses are the sweatpants of summer.” This, I loved. I wore this for a summer work day at school; everyone wondered why I was so fancy, but I knew that I was really wearing sweatpants! Plus I added my favorite scarf, so you know I was happy. (Seriously, on the blog alone it is here and here and here and here and here and here…okay it’s official, I wear this too much!)
Unfortunately, there is no love lost between me and this maxi dress. I’ve had it for 4(?) years and don’t really like the way it fits me. Things I like: the color and the top; things I don’t like: the tiers at the bottom and the thinness of the fabric. This is, however, the only maxi dress with a home in my closet, so I pulled together my maxi dress wishlist:
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