Bekah chose to work with the adorable Howdy image by Mo Manning. This is so cute, if you know a little girl who loves country life, this image is a must have. Both my girls adore their cowgirl boots and this image was perfect for them both. Honestly, I was surprised that she didn't pick the Fabulous image that Mo designed based on a request I had for Bekah. (She calls it her "stamp"...LOL!)
So, here is Bekah creating her card with her Howdy image and her MME's Miss Caroline DP in Dilly Dally.
Mo is having a challenge for kids this week. The deadline is nearly over and my girls are working hard to beat the clock. I'm not sure if we'll make it but I will post them here so they can see their efforts on the computer.
In the mean time...
I found this quote and it touched my heart. Thought I'd share it with everybody.
Be back soon to post some little Mo Manning Image cards made by my two little ones.
Okay, this is the first card I've done in a while. It doesn't help that I'm not seeing well. On top of my newly diagnosed eye condition my eye prescription has changed and I'm waiting to get new glasses and lenses that actually work. (It's always something, isn't it?)
This is just a little review of the card, no edits and my photos are not the best either. Still, I'm giving this to Bekah tomorrow morning, (well, later this morning since it's after 3:00 A.M.) and I'm hoping to leave her feeling grand in her specs as she heads off to school.
The front of the card. Can't really see the stickles well but it's there. Can't do a card for my girls and not have glitter somewhere.
A side view so you can see the way "Fabulous" pops off the card. If you don't know "Fabulous" she is the image that Bekah helped inspire Mo Manning at Mo's DigitalPencil to sketch her up. Well, maybe it was my begging and pleading...LOL...no, there was no begging or pleading. Mo was awesome and totally made my day!
Inside the card is the great tag line that goes with "Fabulous". That's right you get the little lovely girl in her super cute specs + a great tag line. I added the darling in a CK font called Beauty. I'm not sure if its still available but it sure is girly...love it!
Oh, couldn't resist sharing this one. Bekah wanted to try her glasses out while at home. She was watching TV for a little while and I caught her doing this...
Do we have a future school principal on our hands? Or a librarian? She sure has that peering over the glasses look down pat. I just love this little girl so very much. Can't wait to see her reaction tomorrow before school when she dawns her new outfit, her adorable glasses and her little card with sentiments from Todd and me. She is so worth the effort.
Earlier this week I had to take, Bekah to get an eye exam. She's had some headaches and a few complaints of things looking blurry. Turns out she has an eye issue that causes her to have trouble focusing up close for more than a couple minutes. With all the reading she's doing in 1st grade its been causing her some difficulty. So, my little, Bekah will be sporting new glasses. They should be in next week and that means, she'll be wearing them to school next week.
If you remember what it was like for kids that wore glasses when you were in school, you know why I'm a bit nervous for her. I want to do a few things to make it easier on her. A couple of fun surprises for her to transition her into the comfort zone of spectacles. I have a cute new outfit for her to wear her first day with glasses. It features a little bird wearing glasses and says "Just Be You". I think she'll like it. She's pretty great and if she just remembers that, than she'll be fine.
I also want to give her a card to help celebrate this new stage of her childhood. (One that is temporary according to her eye doctor.) I just couldn't find an image that was quite right. I love ,Mo Manning's images at Mo's Digital Pencil and searched through her vast collection. There are so many fantastic images but I couldn't find one with a little girl in eye glasses. So, I wrote a little note to, Mo and asked her where I could find one just in case I was over looking it. Well, here is what happened next...
Two hours later she posted this new image in her store. FABULOUS! I was so flabbergasted I commented about it, she replied that yes, this was based on my request. I was so flattered and excited. Not only did she care enough to make this image, she made it absolutely age appropriate for my seven year old daughter and completely adorable! Oh, did I mention it went from request to store in about two hours? She is so talented and quick to boot...LOL!
Either way you look at it, the image is fantastic and I'm so grateful to have it for, Bekah's card.
So, I'm doing some research into a healthier lifestyle. I have done some poking around in the vegan lifestyle and find that it appeals to me...a lot. However, a dear friend of mine pointed out one small issue with veganism...B12.
B12 is needed in our diets. It helps things like our nervous system and helps us avoid dementia. So, I'm thinking I want this. B12 can't be found in plant only diets. Bummer! You could take a pill for it but the pills are synthetic compounds, or so I'm told. (Will research this in greater detail too.) Since taking one more pill is something I'm trying to avoid I'm not liking this idea. Nor do I like the idea of adding anything else synthetic into my system. We get enough of that in the guise of "safe" processed foods and hey, I'm learning how "unsafe" they really are.
So, my delima has lead me to the idea that maybe I should just fore go the meat altogether but take a less aggressive approach and become a vegetarian. I could still eat dairy (organic is best) and eggs. The problem? I've been watching some of the ways that industrialized farms mistreat and torture, not to mention neglect the animals that go into producing dairy and eggs. I have a conscience and its known to whisper little sweet nothings of guilt in my ear when I'm doing something that I know is wrong, or would support something that is wrong...like eat dairy from cows that been forced to be pregnant via invetro for the purpose of milk production.
Why am I typing this up and opening myself up to ridicule? I'm looking for thoughts on this issue. Pros and cons. Other people who may have taken this step. I've already had one friend decide that this was insanity, so I'm looking for other opinions that may be a bit more pro so I can make an informed and balanced decision.
Any takers out there?
Oh, to date I haven't eaten any meat since...Friday? A little teeny pepperoni on a Chef Boyardee Pizza. I'm not even sure if that counts...aren't those things super processed food stuffs like imitation bacon bits? Who knows? The fact is that I'm trying to cut meat so I can live healthier, live longer, drop my cholesterol levels and my trigs to normal ranges. The added bonus of weight loss is very appealing too.