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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pay It Forward

Am I crazy or what? I was actually the first to comment on Harried Mom of Four's Pay it Forward post and now it seems I have to do likewise. Pay it forward means that I have to make something. Me make something? Does making dinner count? I guess since I have no idea where the first five commenters will live I can't really pop over to make them a meal. Although, that's not a bad idea - taking my blog on the road.

But back to the post at hand. Since I was one of Harried's first 5, the first as a matter of fact, I will, sometime in the next 12 months receive a little something made by her. How she will find the time to make anything with her four young'uns underfoot and training for who knows how many marathons I'll never know? But it does put me under the gun as I only have three and they are in school all day and the only running I do is to the grocery store. I can't wait, I love getting packages in the mail, especially surprise ones.

So, if you'd like to join in on the fun, all you need to do is:

1) Be one of the first 5 to comment on this post saying you'd like to join in

2) Post a 'Pay it Forward' post on your own blog, linking back to here.

3) Start getting creative and come up with something homemade to send out.

That's all folks, so comment away and you may receive a very special, yet-to-be-determined, hand made item by moi. Don't worry, it won't be this.


  1. Lol! I love that! (what is it?)

  2. It is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind, hand made by a dino-crazy four year old at a pottery party volcano/pencil holder, of course.

  3. Gosh... I do even like making cookies for school. I think I am out on this game.

    Thank you for the offer.

  4. Oh...what the heck! I'm knee deep in Goddesses and no where to send them....sign me up babe!!
    and that piece of pottery? I totally thought it was a candle!!! :-D
    and you are always welcome to come over HERE and cook me dinner!!!

  5. Hit 40 - come on, I am sure you must have a supressed creative bone somewhere.
    dkuriowa - I would come over in a heartbeat. My roommate from University lived in Tokyo for 4 years and I regret that I never made it then. But those goddess will put anything I make to shame. Email me so I can get you address.

  6. Although I'm still within the # 5 re: comments, please don't include me in the pay it forward - I haven't got an artsy/home-made crafts bone in my body!

  7. Wow, this may be the easiest pay forward ever, all I have to do is make one spectacular thing and send it to Japan!

  8. Hee, hee! That volcano pencil holder reminds me of the poo candle my nephew (7 or 8 at the time) made for my sister at scout camp, placed of course in a spot of honor in the living room.

  9. I don't even want to know what a poo candle is but rest assured Cheryl, you won't be getting one. Let me know your info so I can start working on your hand made goodie.

  10. Only 1? for me? THIS is so cool!!!
    I'll send you my address!
    I'm going to post mine today or tomorrow!!
    Have a great day, dear!!


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