FREE HUGS – 4.28.14

Hi guys, it’s me, that girl katie, This past weekend was my sister’s funeral. I want to share a small part of what I said at her service along with the short video clip I took with my phone.

My talk was directed to my niece.

Your mom loved hugs and believed that you needed a certain number of hugs a day, which was least a bare minimum of 3 hugs. She loved getting hugs & she loved giving hugs. Your mom was always telling me a hug is ended when one person pulls away so at times it was a hugging contest between us. To her, the act of hugging meant so much she even had it incorporated in her email address and phone number.

And because I believe this is what Stacy would want, I invite you all to stand up and HUG a few of Stacy’s loved ones around you.

It was so my sister and for that it puts a smile on my face.

Cheers to Free Hugs.

The Gift of Nothing

Hey y'all, it's me, that girl katie, I imagine everyone is busy shopping for the holidays. I have a book that you might want to consider adding to your shopping list.


Last week I volunteered to read a book and create a craft project to go along with the theme of the book to my daughters Kindergarten class. She and I decided that I would read, The Gift of Nothing. We both love this book and with all of the gifts that may enter your home during this holiday season, we thought this was perfect timing for a perfect message.

Supplies for the "Gift of Nothing" craft project: - little gift boxes with handles so they can be a holiday decoration if desired - white paper board - colored paper board - double sided tape - markers

Tips: -I cut out all people so kids could concentrate on coloring them -I cut out all word bubbles -I choose double sided tape to avoid having to use glue that take time to dry -I wrote the title of the book on the front of each box along -I wrote on the back of the box a line from the book "but me and you"

Here are some pictures of the craft project. They all turned out so great.

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Also, thank you for following my blog as I am still trying to figure out how to blog on top of all other daily duties.

Sea Bag

Hi there, it's me, that girl katie, I have been wanting one of these really cool recycled sail bags for awhile and worked with them to come up with a custom design with my logo. I love it!

Here is their website incase you want to checkout all of their products,