Tuesday, April 17, 2012
My April Blaze & SOS for Buttons
Human Sparkler Inside a Box video to be considered for the Spark Retreat Scholarship, on April 2nd they announced the winner... and it was ME! I literally ran around my house like a lunatic, my heart was beating so fast I couldn't even speak a full sentence without having to stop & catching my breath. Just typing about it gives me goosebumps. The scholarship was funded by donations, words spoken nor typed could ever express my gratitude. I'm prepared to make up some new words though- so look out Webster.
I'll be flying to New Mexico in a little more than 2 weeks, I'm totally excited to get my spark on with the amazing woman who will be there. Do you need me to drop names? I will. I'm also trying hard to fight off any flight fears & kidlet separation anxiety. The person who Googles the best places to sit on an airplane in case of crash- yep, I did that. Lucky for me, my pal Ranon (maker of Rocky the Zombie awesomeness) is full of airplane flight safety/crash knowledge and I need to be sure to give her props for helping ease my fears. (psst. thanks!!)
Shoeology on Etsy and made these --->
They're awaiting some buttons, would you mind helping me find a rad pair? Preference: must be rad & 1" or bigger. I've also discovered sparkly Sanuks and I need them in every color. My undying love for the Sanuk brand must wait for another post though.
I've also been planning & crafting for Tristens 3rd Birthday... Jake & The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party! Maybe you've noticed all of the scallywag loot I've been tweeting. After thought: The handmade wooden swords were probably not the BEST idea Nick & I've had. But they look great & the boys love them... no ones lost an eye yet.
April happenings the cliff note version:
-check off 2012 goal, integrate video into shoppers buying experience (reusable produce bags)
-pitched to awesome magazine & received email back earlier this week about possibly getting some press (love you HARO)
-hanging out @ local elementary school for Earth Day spreading some craftyness & recycling love
-I was interviewed & featured for Etsy Monday @ FantabulouslyFrugal.com Ever wonder how I came up with the name TrashN2Tees? Where do I find inspiration? What is the coolest thing I've upcycled?
I'm sure that I've missed something but you can always keep up with my shananagins in real time by following TrashN2Tees on facebook, twitter, and instagram (my newest favorite toy!) If you have any traveling mom tips, flight anxiety remedies, or figured out how to clone yourself- comment below, because frankly, I need your wisdom.
:Edit: 5 minutes after posting this- I just found out that my TrashN2Tees Reusable Produce Bags have made the shortlist in the Rikrak Studio Handmade Olympics Favorite Eco Friendly Goodie Event! Be sure to head over vote!