Thursday, August 27, 2009

A broken mirror, a lacerated middle finger, and some totally cute hair bows

It's time again for Writer's Workshop over at Mama's Losin' It. I tried hard to come up with something in response to the prompts, and the closest thing I came to was to write in response to this prompt:

"How did you break it?"

The only problem? Well, I've never broken a bone in my life, and when I asked my husband to help me remember things I've broken, all we could think of was a mirror and an olive oil jar that I broke when it fell out of the pantry.

So, the jar (made of very thick glass) is scattered across the kitchen floor in our 365 square foot apartment (the joys of married student housing) and I lean down to start picking it up, except that I put my hand down to brace myself and end up lacerating my friggin' middle finger all to crap, requiring 3 stitches.

The doctor who sewed it up reminded us of Robin Williams and whistled a lovely little tune while he stitched away. Now I have this totally bad ass H-shaped scar right on the inner bendy part of my middle finger. Way cool, right?

Well, that's not all that exciting. Big whoop. A lacerated (I love that word - it sounds so serious - LACERATED) finger, a broken mirror - ehhh. Hardly worthy of a blog post, if you ask me.

So, let me tell you how my friend broke something. Well, actually her dog, Indiana, broke it. Indiana is the family dog, and she had to have surgery to remove a tumor, so I guess you could say Indiana broke the bank.

You may remember this friend from a giveaway I did a while back. Her name is Amy and she has an absolutely adorable Etsy shop where she sells her handmade bows for girls, as well as jewelry, crocheted hats and other girl's accessories.

She's having a HUGE sale and using the money to help offset the cost of Indiana's surgery, and you don't want to miss it. Today and tomorrow she's selling corker bows and double ribbon bows for 50% off. Here's a little taste of what could be yours...

Anyway, head on over to Amy's place - Sugar and Spice All Things Nice - and score yourself a set of these adorable corkers in all different colors for just $3.00 per set. Seriously - if you've got a little girl or know one, this is an incredible price for these handmade bows! Click here to view all of the korkers.

Here's a picture of the double ruffle ribbon bows - they come in regular size and minis. Just for some perspective, my baby's about 16 months old, and the minis are the perfect size for her. The regulars are still a bit too big for her head.

Aren't they gorgeous???

Now, head on over to Mama Kat's and check out the other Writer's Workshop posts, and while your bopping around online, go check out Amy's Etsy Shop for some smokin' deals on hair bows for girls!


Jennifer said...

The bows are cute! Found your blog from Mama Kat's - enjoyed the visit! Going to check out Amy's...

Jen said...

those bows are awesome, just too cute.

Unknown Mami said...

Lacerated finger. Ouch!

Allyson said...

Cute stuff! Hope she gets what she needs. Poor puppy!

blueviolet said...

I could just feel the pain of the glass cutting. Ouch!

Molly said...

Those bows are so cute! I am going to check them out for sure.
365 square feet seems like it would equal marital bliss!