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Friday, November 20, 2009

Postcard Exchange Update!

WOW! We are almost half way there! As of today we have a total of 37 postcards from 24 of the 50 states including Washintgon D.C.! (The numbers don't quite add up because we have received multiple postcards from some states.)

Thank you to all of you that have participated! If you have sent any postcards in the last two weeks please forgive me as we have gotten a little bit behind in responding. (Minnesota and Alaska - yours are on their way! Thanks for your patience!)

Right now we are still seeking postcards from:

  1. Arizona
  2. Arkansas
  3. Colorado
  4. Connecticut
  5. Delaware
  6. Indiana
  7. Iowa
  8. Kentucky
  9. Maine
  10. Maryland
  11. Massachussetts
  12. Michigan
  13. Mississippi
  14. Montana
  15. Nebraska
  16. Nevada
  17. New Mexico
  18. New York
  19. North Carolina
  20. North Dakota
  21. Ohio
  22. Oklahoma
  23. Oregon
  24. South Carolina
  25. South Dakota
  26. Utah

Can you help us out? Or know of someone in one of these states that can? Please send them our way! :)

For your viewing pleasure I have created a Photobucket slideshow of the postcards we have received. It is also on my sidebar. Can you find yours in there?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hair Bling! Hair Tinsel! Hair Flair!

Been a bit busy....thanks for checking in if you're here! :)

This past weekend Kailani's school hosted a craft fair and keiki (kid) swap meet. Being right around the corner from us and wanting to show some support for her school we popped in (of course it had NOTHING to do with the fact that I like crafts....ahem....) Right at the entrance into the cafeteria was a table advertising "hair bling". Ever heard of it?

It goes by other names as well - hair flair, hair tinsel, etc. It's basically tying a thin piece of tinsel onto the root of some hairs. It gives the illusion of sparkly highlights. Much like the tinsel you put on your Christmas tree it comes in different colors and is said to last for several weeks (unless you pull them out). You can wash it, blow dry it, even flat iron or curl it!

They were charging three strands for $5.00. Is that a good price? I had no idea but then I overheard someone saying that most salons charge about $5.00 per strand. Kailani REALLY wanted to get it done. Oh why not.

Kailani got in line and picked her colors. Momo did the same. While I had no intention of paying to get my two year old's hair done the nice lady in front of us (who waiting for her daughter's hair bling to get done) told the ladies to keep her change and use it to put some bling in the baby's hair - meaning Momo! How nice was that?

Even more niceness to follow. The ladies actually put extra bling in Kailani's hair at no extra cost. It probably took about 15 minutes for each of the girls. The bling turned out super cute! Check it out:

Have you seen hair bling where you are? I'm really curious! Let me know!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - BFFs Under the Moon

In their costumes...under the full moon.....sharing a snack.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Goodbye to Mama's Empty Pockets....


Just a quick note to thank everyone for checking out, following and supporting "Mama's Empty Pockets" - a blog that my girlfriend Stephanie and I created awhile back. Unfortunately life for the both of us has become a little crazy and we're not able to spend as much time on the blog as we both would like. With that we have decided to discontinue the blog altogether. Thank you to everyone that had a part in it - no matter how large or small.

A note to Stephanie: Thank you for all of your hard work. I can't take any credit for the blog (minus part of the name and idea! lol) I appreciate all the time and creativity you put into it! :)