Friday, March 18, 2011

For Japan with Love

This stopped me right in my tracks today.  This touches me very closely.  You see I am half Japanese and my mother lives in Japan along with my Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  Luckily they are not directly affected with the disaster because they are in Southern Japan about 1000 miles away.  But still the anxiety and fear of this situation has been very troubling over the past week.  So when I saw FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE BLOGGER'S DAY OF SILENCE I just had to participate. 

All of the donations made on the For Japan With Love site will go to ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to the situation at hand but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children activity pack and other vital items. 

This will be the last thing you hear from me today in honor of this wonderful program please stop over to the above sites if you have a chance.

No blogging. No Twitter. No Facebook.
Please JOIN.

 My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Savvy Moms Guide: {Giveaway} SewTamz Designs & Artsy Canvas Girl Des...

Did you see the fun giveaway over at my favorite Mommy Blog!  Bri and Amy always have the best finds so definitely cruise around their site! The best thing about this giveaway is that it is with my wonderful sister Kathy!  Have you checked out her great shop?

Look at these great prints that just got delivered to my house.  Kathy really has a knack for topography - She took these great photos that my very talented photog friend Paula had taken and sprinkled them with love.  I absolutely adore them.  They are really cool because they are mounted on this mat board material and it kind of makes them look like a magazine cover.  Originally I had got them to go in each of my kids rooms but we love them so much we are trying to figure out a place downstairs for them.  Of course my husband and I don't agree on that spot!   So until then here they sit.
 To enter into the giveaway just click below

The Savvy Moms Guide: {Giveaway} SewTamz Designs & Artsy Canvas Girl Des...: "March 15, 2011 This week's Giveaway is from a talented Sister duo with a love for photography! We would first like to introduce you to Tamm..."