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A Work in Progress

There have been a lot of disappointments over the past week.  From the chaotic political scene to the new Ghostbusters theme to Congress once again managing not to do anything at all.  Not to mention, the Rio Olympics are looking to be quite the spectacle and not in a good way.  Obviously some of these are heavier than others.  Like this ungodly heat!

So I’ve decided to focus on the things that make us happy.

We mailed out all of our #SpreadSomeLove cards which was strangely fulfilling.  If not the chance to bring a smile to someone’s face, then definitely that awesome feeling of mailing out an enormous stack of snail mail.  (I looove snail mail!)  There has been a lot of progress in the Etsy shop inventory!  Cards will be available for purchase starting on the Fourth of July!  We have a small selection to start with but it will grow, don’t worry.  And we will have a few options for custom crocheted goods.  Please make sure to come by and check us out then!

As for other news, our dogs got a chance to try out home cooked dog food this week.  We figured why not know exactly what they’re eating.

This particular recipe consists of:
3 lbs of ground turkey
1 1/2 cups of oatmeal
1 can of no sodium added peas
1 large zucchini – shredded
2 large carrots – shredded
1 package of frozen spinach
2 eggs (shells and all)
2 tbsp coconut oil

Cooked in a crockpot on high for four hours and then thoroughly mushed together.

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And as you can see they LOVE it!

And of course, we couldn’t leave out our cat children, so they got homemade treats this weekend:
1 can of tuna drained
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 egg (no shells this time)
1 generous helping of catnip
1 tbsp olive oil
water to achieve dough texture

Roll into croutons and dry on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Mose was a bit hesitant at first, but once he realized there was tuna inside there was no going back!  (To be fair, they look and smell pretty wack.)  And then in usual cat fashion, he decided they were beneath him and refused to touch them again.  Tiny will eat them though.

In other news, Kira got a new day job!  Very exciting!  Congratulations, Kira!  In the spirit of the library, I made her this tiny book shaped card which I felt merited a photo.

 And also today is her fourth anniversary with my brother from another mother.  In honor of the two of them, please enjoy two of the photos from the wedding that took me four years to actually upload anywhere.

IMG_8127 Can you tell it was 107 degrees by these pictures?  I feel like they actually managed to not look too sweaty somehow.

Cheers everyone!  Go forth and #SpreadSomeLove

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#SpreadSomeLove

It’s been a crazy busy week! But overwhelmingly, our #SpreadSomeLove promotion was such a success.  The stories we heard were so moving.  Declarations of love, thank yous just because, reminders to keep your chin up, and just words of comfort.  I’d be lying if I said we weren’t brought to tears a few times.  But this was so fun and the response was wonderful.   I can’t tell you how many times people told us how the promotion touched them and how glad they were to see a little light in the world, even from such an act as small as this.

To recap, we offered to send out cards to a loved one through the week after the tragedy that struck Orlando last weekend.  We didn’t make it a whole week.  And there couldn’t have been a more wonderful reason!  We had 100 requests in the first 24 hours!

If the website and hashtag on our cards brought you here, or you received an anonymous card, I’m so glad you’ve found us.  Someone cared about you so much, they just wanted to send you some words of comfort and love.  And we hope it brought a smile to your face! I wanted to share a few photos of the cards as I was filling them out and getting them ready for the post.  (If you got a Christmas stamp, just know we were blown away by the response and were using every resource we had available to meet the demand!)

After the bulk depleted our brown cards, we did the rest in some bright, lovely colors!
Mose was by my side through the whole process!  My little helper 😊

On a side note, we had several people express interest in donating toward our next #SpreadSomeLove promotion and that option is in the works.  We’ll let everyone know over social media when it’s up and ready!  Much love to all of our readers!  Thank you all so much for making it happen!

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