Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teacher Gift Idea

Akiko shared this idea for a small teacher gift that she found on Just a Girl.  Teachers say they go through gallons of hand sanitizer so you won't have to wonder if they'll use this one.  This is a really easy project to do at home.  Just make sure you have a product like Goo-gone to remove the sticky stuff left behind when you remove the sanitizer label.

Here are my attempts:

Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Look for Summer

Baby Girl and I made a spur-of-the-moment visit to Snip-its yesterday.  (See earlier post Party Spot - Snip-its.)   We had both had enough of the daily battles between Mommy with the hairbrush and the little girl with the long, beautiful but matted hair.

We were happy to learn that we could cut enough length to donate to charity.   Locks of Love states on their Web site that layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches. Locks of Love makes hairpieces for children who suffer from alopecia areata.  A common misperception is that the hair is used for cancer patients.  That is rarely true.  In fact, they state that they do not do so because they consider hair loss from chemotherapy a temporary condition.  There is a lot of controversy about Locks of Love and how much of the donated hair is actually used.  Another option we're considering is Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  Pantene has partnered with the American Cancer Society to give wigs to women with cancer.  They require only 8 inches.

"After":  A new summer do and no more hair brushing battles!

Other charities for kids with cancer are Wigs for Kids (requires 12 inches) and Wigs 4 Kids (requires 10 inches tip-to-tip).