Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Poodle skirts


Poodle Skirts

My daughter was going to a Brownie Sock Hop.  Last year I made poodle skirts for her and her friend. Since they still fit, I decided I would use the leftover material to make poodle skirts for their dolls.  They turned out super cute and the dolls had a great time at the sock hop too!

So if you need a poodle skirt for your doll and one to match your girl, let me know.  We can bling it up with anything you want.

Dr. Seuss!

I love Dr. Seuss.  He was such a brilliant man who brought the fun to reading for so many children.  My favorite books are Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Wacky Wednesday, Oh The Places You will Go, The Foot Book, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and so many more.  To honor him on his birthday, here are some fun facts about Dr. Seuss:
  1. Dr. Seuss was never a doctor.  He only used it as a pseudonym at a university and added the Dr. as a joke to his dad who wanted him to be a doctor.
  2. He almost burned his first book after being rejected by 27 publishers.  And to think that it might have not happened -- "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" was the beginning of Dr. Seuss.
  3. His grandparents lived on Mulberry Street.
  4. Dr. Seuss never had children and claimed to be nervous around them but he developed a close relationship with his nephew.  His nephew was said to be the inspiration of Green Eggs and Ham.
  5. One of his most popular books was Green Eggs and Ham.  It was the result of a bet that he could not write a book using only 50 words.
  6.  He is credited with jumpstarting reading among American Children.  He is also credited with killing off "Dick and Jane."  (I know I am dating myself but I loved Dick and Jane.  That is how I learned to read.)
  7. One in four children in America have a Dr. Seuss book.
  8. Dr. Seuss' penchant for rhyming was inherited from his mother, who used chants to memorize pie recipes in their bakery. 
  9. More than 200 million copies of Dr. Seuss' children's books have been published. His 44 books have been translated into more than 15 languages.
  10. If he were still alive today, he would be 107 years old. 
For more information about Dr. Seuss and to see the official page full of fun activities, visit:

I need a Heart Lift.

Since turning 40, I sometimes think about parts of my body that I would like to be different.  Naturally, everything is getting older.  I look at pictures from years ago and realize that I don't look the same.  I don't know that I would want a face looks too painful.  I probably could go for some miracle cream that would make my skin look tighter and smoother.  That doesn't seem as invasive.

Basically,  I realize that it isn't about looks.  It is about the heart.  Everyone is in need of a heart lift.  Tonight is my night.  Life sometimes can hit you with a dose of "poor me" and I need that heart lift.  It is a human need to feel loved and encouraged.   My husband is an encourager.  Throughout our married life, it seems that we are always there to lift each other.  When I am down, he is there to help me up.  When he is down, I am there for him.  Thankfully we are rarely down at the same time.  Through those times, it is always nice to have a friend there and we have a few good ones!  But tonight, I guess I just need that extra heart lift.  I need that ability to click my heels together and hit the fast forward to a time when all is positive and uplifting.  Maybe it will be tomorrow, maybe next week....I know that I am a child of God and He promises that He will bring a river to our desert.  I am looking for that river and hope to see it and feel the refreshment that it will bring.