The big news July 6 was that my daughter is going to have a girl in November!
So, I am am going to be Grandma, Gramma, Mem-mah, Granny, etc. I started by making her a dress!
And a bonnet! Then I realized that this child is going to be born in late November! In Kentucky! (It does get cold there! It’s the mid-south not the Deep South!)
I am currently testing a pattern for @life.and.yarn for a sweet baby blanket!
But before I got very far, I had an order for this sheep!
But the last time my daughter visited, she wanted him! For the baby! What’s a grandma to do?
So, I had to make a brand new one.
I think she got a better deal. I priced the first one low because I thought he was funny looking! The second one is much better and I would have priced him higher. Pattern is by Kristi Tulles. @kristitulles on Instagram.
I have made friends with Magjesta of @majesta_M_metals also on Instagram. I purchased a diffuser bracelet and some highly concentrated lavender oil.
And she sent along my favorite crystal necklace. It’s the Aqua Aura crystal. So, she just wanted me to send her something for a baby shower! For a Boy! I have been busy creating that! I don’t feel right publishing pictures before it gets to it’s new home. I will next time. I have made other friends on Instagram. Gems by Em(ily) @gemsbyem
I also have found a wonderful artist Melissa Solecki http://www.alifelivedmessy.com @alifelivedmessy. I was able to get a shirt made from one of her drawings.
I have met a all natural soap maker: http://www.etsy.com/shop/valenanaturals by winning a pick from her shop and a natboo bamboo toothbrush! I chose Ebony and Ivory a charcoal acne soap. Even though I turned 50 I still have acne. I tried coconut oil and baking soda but it was too greasy. The soap from @valenanaturals so far is the best soap I have used. My breakouts are minimal and the older blemishes are healing. It feels very healthy.
I also have changed how and what I am eating. Fresh fruits, greens , local honey, organic non-gmo real nutritious foods to feed my brain. I will devote an entire post to this. I was able to get a free pass to my local recreation center and I have started swimming again after at least 33 years (closer to 35 years). But being on swim team in St Charles, Illinois in the 1980’s, meant working hard. If not in the pool, then on weights. Nautilus was just emerging. So when I got into the pool and started swimming laps, it all came back to me.
I am strengthening my back so I never injure it like I did in May!! I am swimming my way into more balanced mental health.
Pictures of the boy baby shower gift and more on nutrition for mental health benefits and my granddaughter coming soon to a blog near you!