My 200th Etsy Sale!

So I  have reached my 200th Etsy Sale!!! As promised, I've added extra goodies to this young lady's order.
Im super stoked that I have the best return customers. I make sure that every order has a free gift, and I include great coupon codes so they can save even more when they return!

So here is a pic of the extras that I've added to this young lay's order.
Sorry about the crappy picture, had to take it with my cell cuz my camera was dead....
Anyway, the extra items include the following-
Fenugreek Seeds
Penny Royal
Jezebel Root
White Sage
Witch Hazel Bark
Wood Betony
Tumbled Amazonite
Tumbled Tigers Eye
Tumbled Blood Stone
Tumbled Moonstone

I love my customers and I hope she's happy with her extras!


Giving Back

There have been a few times in my life where my family hasnt had a roof over they're heads. Because we existed on the help and generosity of others, I make sure that my children know what it is to truly give back to the community. We donate all of our gently worn clothes to shelters, we donate to canned food drives and we try to volunteer our time.

Last night we volunteered at a great place, The Downtown Rescue Mission. We and hundreds of others helped to top last years number of feeding 600 families. This year they were able to feed almost 900. I think it's important for the kids to see whats going on and to try to help. They left with a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment last night. They knew that with each box they carried, that was one family that was going to have a Thanksgiving meal.

On another note, the news was there last night. I tried my best to not be caught by the cameras because I wasnt feeling well (I have several health problems), but I was not going to miss this opportunity to help those that may be in a position that I may have been in a few times of my life. I believe life is a circle, yes, the old what comes around, goes around. I was able to dodge the cameras last night, but one of my twins was caught by them. And the picture the picture that they used on the news channels website was a picture of her helping to keep the line going by filling up her box full of canned goods.
(This is one of my twins, Nyambi.)

We have also donated our time on Thanksgiving to help feed the homeless. This will be the first time that the kids have ever gone this. I went for the first time when I was they're age. It kinda makes you take a step back. Not to look at all of the material things that you have a masted, but with a few changed circumstances, you could easily be in the same boat. I know many people who live paycheck to paycheck. That may be, but I am wealthy in so many other things. Love, friends, family. 

In sharing this, I guess what Im saying is this is how we try to touch lives. It really doesnt take much time out of your day. One small dead can impact a life. Give Back.


Not Everything Should Be A Facebook Status!!!

let me say it again in case you didnt read the title. NOT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE A FACEBOOK STATUS!!!

A couple of days ago a woman was shot in the head by her boyfriend, in front of her 11 year old daughter and his 4 year old son. He in turn, shot himself in the head. Neither of them died immediately. The 11 year old had to run from the house to a neighbor and they called 911.

The young lady was my girlfriend's best friend. They have spent they're whole life together growing up. She was past devastated when she found out what happened. How did she find out? A FACEBOOK STATUS! Like come on people! Yup, the young lady's father posted it. They all lived in a small community where everyone knows everyone. This spread like wildfire.

I understand maybe not having certain people's phone numbers and all, but a FB status?
Her passing has the whole community broken. He later passed as well after organ harvesting. As of right now, the 11 year old is now with her father after being in DHR's care for two days, Im not sure where or who the younger child is with.

As of right now the visitation is tomorrow and the funeral for the young lady. My girlfriend is so pitiful. I wish I had the words to comfort her. She is so upset, so sad... she does have great and wonderful stories and memories to hang on to, thank the gods.

In closing, I just dont feel like devastating info  such as this is meant to be a status. I just dont.
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