Sunday, April 29, 2012

Farmingdale High School Green Fair

The Farmingdale High School Green Club

I was introduced to a beautiful, energetic young woman named Kirsten.  Kirsten goes to Farmingdale High School and invited me to participate in their Green Fair. It was a gorgeous day to be outside and I enjoyed all the festivities, meeting her classmates and talking about my soap with them.

The Owl
Spinning yarn into thread

The Hawk

Face Painters
Key Club
Relay for Life

Farmingdale High School National Honor Society

The New Students (

I had a great time in the beautiful weather, listening to a great band called The New Students, and meeting all of Kirsten's friends. They were all so full of life and working hard to do what they can to bring awareness to our environment.  There were lots of raffles and homemade food being sold to support different charities.  Sort of makes me hopeful for our future. Thank you Kirsten for the invite. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

My friends through technology

My friend Ginger Mincey Moore ( posted this on my Facebook wall recently.
"I am supposed to pick 12 women who I've gotten to know online (never met) It's funny we have never really met, cause when I see your Facebook symbol, I think "There's my buddy!" I think that if this awesome group of women were ever to be in a room together, there is nothing that would be impossible.
I Know I chose the right twelve. May my hugs, love, gestures and communications remind you how special you are, there for each and every one of us, now send this to 12 women (or more) (u can copy & paste) within the next 5 minutes ..... and remember to send this back to me, I count as 1 ..... you'll see why. REMEMBER: THIS IS FOR ONLINE FRIENDS ONLY, WOMEN YOU HAVE NEVER MET.Love you (((HUGS))) ♥"
This started me thinking of all the people technology has made it possible for me to meet.
Ginger would be my technology Facebook friend.  I know she loves coffee (gotta have my cuppa..), loves her little man (son) and writes with a southern accent.  She makes me laugh and I can't believe the energy she has. She lives in Tennessee and the next time I'm down there (and trust me Ginger, I will be), I'm stopping by her house for some sweet tea. (Sorry, I don't do coffee)
Donna Maria Coles Johnson ( is my technology podcast/webinar friend.  Every week or so, dM has some kind of information session online for her Indie members.  Her children will sometimes run around behind the camera, and it's fun to see her "at home" side.  I've learned dM is approachable and without technology, I would have never had access to her wealth of knowledge.
My next technology friend is someone I did meet once, but got to know through emails.  Fran Grillo ( and I went to a NY Indie meeting and sat at opposite ends of the table. I don't remember who emailed who first. I do know I found a comrade, someone who struggles with technology as much as I do. We can laugh at how hard we find some things that others seem to pick up quickly, and I don't feel so alone.  
Which brings me full circle.  This technology I struggle with has also blessed me with knowing people I would have never had contact with in my everyday life.  And this is good. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Easter Weekend


View from the backyard
My husband has family who live in Maryland and we spent Easter this year with them. They have 20 acres of property on the San Domingo Creek, which is off of the Chesapeake Bay.  It was an absolutely beautiful weekend with perfect weather.  I had my soaps, balms, scrubs and camera with me and couldn't resist taking some pictures.

For three days I was surrounded by picturesque scenery, great food and my immediate and extended family.  How lucky am I??