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June 4, 2015

Hug Your Cat Day
Um, I can't - I'm allergic.  But go ahead and hug yours and someone else's!

Tailors Day
Two things that immediately come to mind when I hear the word tailor.
Here's the first one, for a laugh...

The second one is more serious.  While they aren't called tailors I think of the thousands of people working for next to nothing and in some cases by force to make clothes for developed countries to purchase and wear.  These factories are called sweatshops, a slang term for the kind of environment these people work in. While the majority of underdeveloped countries have the largest number of sweatshops there are still ones in existence in developed nations like the U.S.
Here are 11 facts about sweatshops you and I need to be aware of
10 Major Clothing Brands That Use Sweatshops
Keeping a closet sweatshop free is difficult but here's 5 tips to get us started
School yourself and then make a change.  Even one change can make a difference and add to the ripple effect of needed change.
Sticking our heads in the sand only delays the inevitable. Watch this documentary and please keep your head out of the sand!

Frozen Yogurt Day - or the more popular word for it these days - FroYo Day
How did we get frozen yogurt? 
Back in the day my friend, Elena, and I would go after school and walk around a local middle school track for a few laps and then go to the TCBY shop by our house and eat frozen yogurt.  It's one of my most favorite memories!
The Top 20 U.S. Frozen Yogurt Franchises
Make your own frozen yogurt or head to your local shop for some!

Old Maid's Day
Whether you are a single woman or not go ahead and celebrate the day with these treats and games:
Old Maid Cocktail
Old Maid Card Game
Old Maid Cake Recipe
Listen to Eleanor Rigby (also known as All the Lonely People) by The Beatles

Applesauce Cake Day
Amish Applesauce Cake Recipe
Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake Recipe


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Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


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of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Watching my brothers become Uncles - thanks to my oldest redhead - has been one of the best things in my life. It was through their interactions with her from the moment she was born until present day that made me see the men they were growing up to be and what kind of Father's they would be to their own children someday. It takes nothing at all for me to think back to those days when she was an itty-bitty and my brothers - who had no experience with babies - took on soothing her when she cried, changing her diapers, helping feed her, and just snuggling. Mushy gushy heart.

What makes you sentimental today?