Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Ladybug and Bean is "Giving Back"

I'm sure that you have known someone with cancer, or have dealt with cancer yourself. Five of my relatives have lost their lives to cancer, and luckily my dear sister WON the battle when she was only 21 years of age.

An acquaintance of mine posted a link on her Facebook page regarding a 19 month old girl, named Alana. Alana was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) at the age of 9 months. Sadly, she passed away a couple of days ago due to this terrible disease. 

As heart wrenching as this video was for me to watch, it really made me realize that cancer is non discriminating. It doesn't matter your age, size, race, gender, or ethnicity....

I am a few weeks from finally launching The Ladybug and Bean website and online store. When I do, a portion of each sold Criblanket will go to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Also, I will have a "Give Back" Criblanket category that will go toward the ASPCA and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, featuring animal and breast cancer ribbon Criblankets, respectively.

Hug your loved ones a little tighter today, think of the ones that have passed, and love like you have never loved before. ♥

Friday, February 25, 2011

Go Texan Day!

You may have noticed that I have been on a little hiatus for the past weeks. Things have been crazy in our household {a few colds, traveling, getting Criblankets produced, 5th Disease attacking my 2 year old,  doctor's appointments} and I can write an entire entry about everything we have been doing!

But, let's get back to the swing of is Go Texan Day in Houston as we get ready to kick off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! The rodeo has been around since 1938 in our city and the Go Texan Day movement was launched in the 1950's, with a little help from an ad agency. I can recall being a child and getting so excited for February because it meant that the rodeo was finally here. Now that I'm a mommy (and married to a Californian who hasn't truly experienced a rodeo before), I'm thrilled to introduce this tradition to my family. There is an overwhelming feeling of state pride at this event - and with awesome music, the amazing food aroma engulfing the air, and livestock shows to entertain the kids, this will surely be an event to remember.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Ladybug and Bean Original Criblanket woven labels

YIPPEE!!!! My woven labels are now in production! There have been many obstacles in the past month keeping me from launching the online store, but now things are back on track. I just wanted this opportunity to show you the woven labels that will be on The Ladybug and Bean's Original Criblanket, burp cloths, and clutches. Aren't they cute!? :)