Today, we remember & celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. So many years later, we see that in some places, his "I Have a Dream" speech has come to fruition, while in others we can see just how far we have to go. My plea with those who read this is to remember not only the man & the movement, but to also remember that this was a man of God, a reverend, whose movement started in the church. My pastor challenged us to keep this in mind & make sure we are sharing with our children that it wasn't just a movement of men, but a move of God that unified people across religious boundaries.
I also realized today that I have 72 followers... less than 30 away from 100! I feel a challenge & some blog candy is in order. When I reach 100 followers, I will have a challenge for some SWEET blog candy! I will also need all of your help to get there, so stay tuned for that too! Your hard work may be rewarded :)
Lastly, I have to get back on my personal challenge... even though, I should not be buying anymore cartridges, I have ($13 and below in retail outlets is ridiculous - how could I walk away from that?!?!) and as my list gets longer, I am not keeping up on getting through it. With that being said, I invite you to join me as I explore a cartridge per week & challenge myself to create a project. If you want to play along, just post a link to your project as a comment. I'm going to kick the challenge off with 3 cartridges this week and one every week after this one. I purchased some 2-year weekly planners at Target at the end of the summer & decided that they need to be spruced up a little. I will be using Cake Basics, Home Accents, & Mothers' Day 2010. If you have any of these, please feel free to jump in!
In the meantime, my daughter attended a birthday party & we needed a gift. I pulled out my Gypsy & whipped up this cute personalized message board for the birthday girl. Added a little bling to make it perfect for a birthday princess! I used Designer's Calendar for the name.