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January 23, 2015

New Beginnings

Gosh...I don't even know where to start...
Well...how about that I'm no longer doing cookies and am going back to teaching...
How's that?
It's totally a God thing...
especially as sequential as everything happened...
I swear I woke up Monday, November 10th
and felt God had laid on my heart that I needed to go back to teaching...
Teaching?...What?...
I said I would NEVER go back to teaching...
NEVER SAY NEVER...
I'd rather be a greeter at Walmart (my husband kindly reminded me)...
I gave away ALL my stuff 
(to a teacher friend of mine who was a single mother of 5 teenage boys)...
My teaching certificate had expired...
Within the week, I'd reapplied to get my certificate reinstated...
I'd signed up for my Students with Disabilities online class that I now needed to have...
I'd signed up for subject area exam that I had to retake...
Done with everything by the middle of December...
I just had to wait for the results to filter in...
(which I'm happy to report I passed and am completely official once again)...
**Note to teacher friends...
DO NOT EVER LET YOUR CERTIFICATE EXPIRE!!!!!!!
While everything was processing...
I had gotten a job at Keene's Crossing Elementary 
(where I used to teach 4th grade)...
as a Reading Tutor...
It was perfect for getting my feet wet...
I'm happy to report that I have gotten a full time 5th grade teaching position 
at Dillard Street Elementary...
I've learned a lot through this process...
Patience...
As the Bieb's would say "Never say never"...
This one has been a biggy and I keep getting reminded of it over & over...
and
Gratitude...I never thought I'd feel so happy to get a teaching job...
I'm excited for these new beginnings!

October 23, 2014

Monogrammed Baby Girl Layette Set

I am just swooning over the sweetness of this baby girl layette set...
 Talk about the perfect outfit to bring the newest addition home from the hospital in...
 Oh...and how about this as a shower gift?
I mean who wouldn't love to receive personalized pretties...
Have I mentioned how much I love doing these?
 

October 22, 2014

Personalized Baseball Onesie

It's never to early to prepare your little one for the World Series...
Especially when their in the perfect uniform...
 Can be done in a onesie or t-shirt...

October 21, 2014

Monogrammed Preppy Turkey T-Shirt

I love doing my cookies...
but I love embroidering & appliqueing too...
Some people have asked why I want to do both...
Why can't I do both?
I'm participating in a Fall Festival next week...
(nothing like waiting until the last minute)
and I'm using it to showcase the embroidery/applique part of Sweet Goosie Girl...
So this week & next, you'll be seeing all kinds of new designs...
I'll also be listing them in my Etsy shop as well...
Please let me know what you think!
 This tee comes in sizes from 3 months to kids 8...
 

October 14, 2014

Preppy Pumpkin Cookies

I am just loving these preppy pumpkins...
They are one of my favorites...
 On another note...
I am getting ready to participate in a little Fall Festival...
show casing monogram and embroidery items...
I can't wait to show you the finished products!

October 2, 2014

I Tried a Holistic Remedy for a Urinary Tract Infection and It Worked

I'm so excited to share this...
The end of last week I had that familiar terrible sensation
that you get when you have a urinary tract infection coming on...
Usually I'd call the doctor...
go to the doctor and spend countless hours in the waiting room...
and then wait some more in the exam room...
he'd come in...
you tell your symptoms...
yep...uti...here's your prescription...
take it to Target or where ever...
wait some more for it to be filled...
blah, blah...
I decided to take a different approach this time...
I hopped online and googled holistic remedy for a urinary tract infection...
Yep...I've seriously lost it...
So I started going through the sites I'm familiar with...
Of course the number one remedy was cranberry...
and then quite a few talked about baking soda...
baking soda?
Apparently it makes the bladder environment more alkaline 
which doesn't allow bacteria to multiply...who knew?!
(most of our bodies are acidic from all the crap we put in it 
which allows bad bacteria to take over)
1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon mixed with 8 ounces of water...
I went in the kitchen and whipped it up...
I gave it the taste test...not very appealing...
what's the worst thing that could happen...
it doesn't cure the problem and I go to the doctor...
I decided the best method was just to slam it...
so down the hatch it went...
Afterwards, I headed to the grocery for cranberry...
I had heard about cranberry tablets...
I was all for that but the ones I found all contained soy
(which is one of the most genetically modified crops out there)
so I headed to the juice aisle where I bought organic pressed cranberry juice...
I got home and took a swig of that...
yuck! 
(definitely not the kind you find in your favorite fruity cocktail)
When it doesn't have all the sugar, it is pretty potent and not at all tasty...
I poured some in a dixie cup and slammed that...
I then diluted the rest with water and sipped on it through the day...
I have to say, it all helped...
(probably because it was in a monogrammed glass)
It definitely wasn't any worse...
The next day...
I started my day with the baking soda cocktail and followed with the cranberry...
I did this for a few days and lo and behold it went away...
no doctor's office...no antibiotic...no copay...
just the cost of the juice...
(I already had the baking soda at home)
Will this work for everyone?
I have no idea but it's worth a try...
the worst thing that happens is, it doesn't and you go to the doctor...

On a side note...
I went to multiple drug stores, GNC & grocery stores 
and could not find any organic cranberry tablets...
I finally went on Amazon and ordered some off there...
I'm going to take one (they are seriously larger than horse pills) a few times a week 
to, hopefully, prevent any reoccurrences...