I hate calling off work. I mean 99% of the time I would rather be in my bed than at work, but I just feel incredibly guilty calling in every time. Yesterday was my fourth sick day in the last four years and it was a little bittersweet. I spent the day on the couch, drinking tea and gatorade, eating soup, and snuggling with Allegra. I also read some blogs and looked at cute animals online… Actually, if I didn’t feel horrible doing it, I would have called it a great day!
I’m such a sucker for a good, cozy scarf. Today I read about an Etsy shop called DamFine Designs that is currently selling infinity scarves (in custom colors) and throw pillow cases for a good cause. The artist, Dam, was formally a social worker in Vietnam but she fled after the war in 1979 to raise a family and help her husband reach his educational goals in America.
She knits for fun and has turned it into a business with a portion of proceeds heading back to Vietnam to support those in need. Whether you’re looking for some holiday gifts, or a warm scarf for yourself, Dam’s shop is definitely worth a second look!
Looking for other gifts that give back? Check out some older “Do Good” posts here:
Last night I begrudgingly made cookies for two reasons:
1- Apparently it was national cookie day and that made it feel necessary.
2- I got yelled at in work by my peers for not having cookies available during our hot chocolate break. (It should be noted that this was not a planed break. People just happened to want hot chocolate and cookies at the same time.)
If we’re getting technical, I actually decided to bake after receiving an email that read:
I figured I should keep my friends happy before things started to get ugly so I whipped up a batch of these. There super easy and very yummy so if you’re looking for a simple crowd pleaser, here’s the recipe.