Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ever wondered how to make a Pom-Pom

What did I do to keep busy & take my mind off the astronomical Hurricane Sandy raging outside my window, well I made a pom-pom of course!

One thing that I love to add to a Knitted Ribbed Hat is a pom-pom. It’s a great way to spruce it up and make it look that little bit more fabulous. I usually only add them to hats for children and women; guys do not seem to like them so much!

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Ring A Ding Ding is Beautiful!

Last week Miles Storm and I were invited (by Mama Drama NY) to attend the colorful English production “Ring A Ding Ding” at The New Victory Theater in Times Square NYC. And, I am so glad we went! The acclaimed British based Children’s Theater Company, Oily Cart, have created nothing short of a Wonderland in this 1 hour interactive show, which wowed my little boy’s socks off! I was pretty impressed myself. It was such a beautiful experience to be apart of.

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Say NO to plastic in your Home too! Help make a difference

Did you know, that some conservationists estimate that at least ONE MILLION animals die in the United States annually from plastic related issues? Just let that number sink in – ONE MILLION animals die because of plastic. While, apparently the fish that are killed in the wild each year is a lot higher. Let’s take it a step further and say, that around 500 billion plastic bags go into circulation each year. Sit there and consider that for a moment! I mean, it literally just breaks my heart.

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Inspirational Vibes – Little Duck Organics

Inspiration – A divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.

Today, I had a chat with Zak Normandin who is the brainchild CEO, of one of my favorite under-4-foot snack companies, Little Duck Organics. Zak is a Daddy of 3 who in the year 2010 started making healthy fruit snacks in his basement, driven by the fact that he could not find anything that he felt was suitable to feed his children (I know that feeling).

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Quick & Easy Ribbed Beanie

One of the my favorite past-times during the colder months is Knitting. I am extremely grateful to my Grandmother who taught me the skill at a very your age. I have made some beautiful things over the years – curtains, blankets, scarves and hats.

At the moment, I am going through a phase where I am knitting a lot of hats! The more hats I knit, the more people comment that they want one and so it goes around and around like that. I honestly can knit one of these hats in a few hours. It is a very simple hat, and as you are knitting in the round on circular needles there is no seam to sew-up at the end – LOVE THAT.

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Pumpkin Picking at Kesicke Farm

Did you know that the North American native Pumpkin is the largest fruit in the world, and close to 1.5 billion pounds are produced in the United States each year! That is a whole lot of Pumpkin.

The fabulous fat orange Pumpkin is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium (Love That). As well, as being an ample source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus. By eating pumpkins you also take in Vitamin A & C, Potassium, Copper and Manganese (among other benefits)  This may sound like Chinese to some, if so, just be assured that eating pumpkins are good for you.

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