Eli: "Dad, Were there colors in 2001?"
Mark: "Yeah, there were colors in 2001."
E: "Were there colors in 2000?"
E: "Were there colors when you were a kid?"
Mark: "Yes, Eli, there have always been colors."
E: "Well, then how come on TV it seems like it was real and there weren't any colors?"
Ha! This exchange was overheard many years ago between my husband and our youngest son. Aren't kids funny? It is so difficult to grasp that which we cannot see. TV shows were black
The color of the year. Marsala. For some reason, it makes me feel like eating...(chicken marsala anyone?!)
I do love the color. It’s a beautiful mix of red with a hint of blue…very nice. How much can you use a color before you go overboard? Do you just dress or accessorize with it? Do you decorate your house with it?
I have a very good friend who, growing up, loved the color purple. When you looked at her, you saw purple. She wore purple most days, her purse and book bag were purple,
Sunday night, Sarah and I had the opportunity to go hear author, blogger, speaker and friend, Annie F. Downs. Man. If you haven't, you need to catch up with her!She is hilarious, lovely, and beautifully in love with her maker. She inspires by telling stories. Her story. Sure, she tells really funny stories about other people but she sticks to the one she knows the best - her own. She encourages teenage girls, loves on moms, and point singles towards their Heavenly Father. Here is her
"When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."John 14:3
4 Years Ago.....Accra, Ghana, West Africa
After a long, long wait...
The Fritchman Family October 2010
So, we are a happy family of 5 tonight all sleeping in one bed!! Yikes!! It's only midnight so we'll see if this lasts all night long :) Don't worry there is a full-size mattress on the floor but for some reason.....there are 5 in the bed.
We have had a fabulous time!
Living in a coastal community has tons of perks as you can imagine. My favorite part about living on a small island here in south Georgia is crossing the causeway to reach our little piece of the world. I love driving over the ocean, watching the sun glisten on the waves, and smelling the saltwater in the air. It’s close to heaven for me.
But as I reach our island, I turn onto another marsh filled causeway towards the northern part of the island. Frequently, I find a large white heron along
It’s so easy to go to our favorite stores and buy what we know. But do we know where our money goes when we do that? Do we know where the products we buy are coming from? To some it may not matter.
It has been said that every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
We believe this to be true. So, we’ve put together a list of why we think it’s important to consider buying ethically (which could include fair trade).
1-Transparency – it’s easier to see
I’ve wanted to visit Haiti for several years. In September, I was given the opportunity to go and I jumped on it. I imagined a trip of heat, dust and hardship. As I prepared to go, I knew I wasn’t going to save the world – or anyone for that matter. I knew that while I wanted to help the people I was going to visit, I would actually be the one who would be changed by this trip. But I had no idea how, or to what magnitude. I went expecting the worst. I imagined a country of extreme
This week, we had the pleasure of visiting the Atlanta Mart. If you’ve been, you know what an experience this is and if you haven’t, nothing can prepare you! It is massive. Three 18 story buildings to shop. It is intense.
Our intention of going was not to shop or to be shopped, but to network. To see what is out there and understand what people are buying. There are sections of the Mart that are dedicated to Emerging Artists, Handmade Goods and Global Goods. It was so refreshing to walk
During our trip to Haiti this past October, Sarah and I learned so much. We learned about the people, the culture, and how beautiful Haiti is. We met many of the artisans working with Second Story Goods and visited the workshops of each guild of artisans.
The first workshop we visited was the sewing guild in the city of Jubilee. Phillippe is the Director of the sewing guild. I urge you to watch Phillipe's video here about his gratitude for the work. This was filmed inside the sewing
It’s been a fun few weeks. Lots of family time, which is awesome but can be overwhelming! I love having days with no schedule and impromptu outtings with the kids. But, I am finding more and more that we all thrive on structure! So, as happy as I was to have 16 days of fun, I am also happy that school starts back tomorrow and we all go back to our “normal” life.
One great thing about having a break is the opportunity for brainstorming. I am so excited to begin this year with my thoughts