Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

So sorry for the super grainy picture.. but these are some super sweet celling fan pulls that i found last week for my new place.  How cute are they?  A light bulb for the light and a fan for the fan... something like this should be mandated in every guest room and hotel/ condo.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blue Fridays

I'm still not too sure if "Blue Fridays" are meant for just the month of November (Diabetes Awareness Month) or every Friday... I think its the latter after Googleing "Blue Fridays" and finding this Facebook Page.
A few months ago I came across a post by Lorraine at This is Caleb; she is gearing up for World Diabetes Day and featured Cari's shop on Etsy.  I had been looking for something to wear to represent WDD, perhaps a lapel pin or something of the sort.  Cari's shop has some cute stuff and I was able to find a basic bracelet that I liked and got the message across, while supporting JDRF at the same time as Cari put proceeds from these items to JDRF.


I wear my James Avery medical alert bracelet 24/7 and try to wear my new WDD bracelet on Fridays :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (almost)



I'm getting ready to move next week and I spent some downtime creating a layout of where all of my furniture will go... however most likely it will all be put where ever so that I can empty my old place ASAP.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Here Piggy Piggy

So quite sometime ago I saw a post by Hallie and Sweetpea at The Princess and The Pump where Sweets had a Piggy Bank on her night stand and after never using it Hallie started putting strips in it during night time checks.

Fast forward a few months and I saw cute little piggy banks outside of Michael's on clearance for $1 each... Now my sister raised a pig through FFA in high school.  So ever since then she was on a piggy kick and me being the nice sister I was picked up pig trinkets and stuff when I saw them.
Meredith got to take "Elle" to several shows and won several ribbons :)
I got to see one show at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

This was "Elle's" home at the FFA barn

Now back to that day at Michael's... well I picked up two small metallic piggy banks, one pink (for her) and one purple (for me).  I packed up the pink piggy and a few other goodies and mailed it off to my sister who is away at college and I put my purple piggy on my desk at home. 
So the pig sat there for a while and then I remembered the post at The Princess and the Pump and started putting test strips (that seemed to be everywhere) in there.  And over the next several months, instead of just putting test strips back in my meter pouch or on my night stand they went in the pig.

Here a few days ago I finally decided to "unload" the pig, as I had kind of stopped putting strips in the pig since it was getting harder to do as the pig was so full.  On one hand it is kind of neat (err yucky?) to see sooooo many strips, on another hand I am grateful not only for the modern technology that allows me to know my blood sugar in under 5 seconds, but mostly I am grateful for the medical insurance that covers my supplies.  I know many people are not as lucky to test at their leisure and it makes me cringe when I hear of someone "rationing" strips or going to bed/ taking insulin not knowing what their number is.

Just in case you are wondering what this pig is made of:
  1. Bayer Contour Strips- From a Contour USB meter a rep gave me- those are neat little things
  2. Old Black One Touch Strips- From the Ultra Link that talks to my current Medtronic Pump
  3. Blue One Touch Strips- From the Ultra Link that talks to my current Medtronic Pump
  4. New Once Touch Gold Verio IQ Strips- From a Verio Meter that my CDE gave me- sweet light
  5. Talking Meter Strips- From a meter one of my moms friends didn't want- kind of cool- it spoke Spanish too
  6. Precision Ketone Strips- Some days you just need these
  7. Old FreeStyle Strips- From my OmniPod Days
  8. New FreeStyle Strips- From my OmniPod Days

So are you one that is diligent and makes sure every strips ends up in the trash? 
Are you one that sees strips around town and wonders if they are yours?
Do you stash your strips in the little side pouch of the black case that comes with your meter and hope it doesn't spill everywhere?

Monday, August 6, 2012

You Are Beautiful! (Better Late than Never)

While I should probably write some sort of introductory post... I don't really know where to start... and this blog has waited long enough... so I guess I will just jump in with my copying of other people. :)

Before I left for diabetes camp I saw a post at Texting My Pancreas about Sugar from Candy Hearts and how she recently learned she needed to wear glasses... along with her pump.  Well Miss Sugar... I wear glasses and a pump too!

I also wanted to share this video that Kim from Texting My Pancreas made and posted when this all went down.

Since coming back from camp, I have seen Sugars rockin new pink glasses and I must say that they are super cute and awesome!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coming Soon :)

Obviously no one is reading this, and no one has noticed the changes I have been making on my page... but I think it is looking nice and I wanted to get my page looking nice before I had people reading my blog.  Anyways, I have a lot of "projects" that I want to share soon.. or someday; so stay tuned.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hello Blog Land

Hi Y'all- So I have been lurking here for some time now, making various crafts I find and like on other blogs. I have been wanting to not only show off what I have created, but give the original bloggers credit. Stay tuned for pics of my creations and links to where I got the great ideas from. Happy Crafting, Emily