Monday, September 20, 2010

Teamsters Women's Conference

I was lucky to be able to attend the Teamsters Women's Conference this year, it was so amazing! Being with over 800 hard working women was amazing and hearing all of the stories of struggle and triumph was so motivating and uplifting.

The best part was marching through Minneapolis on Friday, I've never felt so proud or experienced such an awesome event. Being in a city that is union strong was helpful, we had so many supporters along the streets as we all marched together. Also seeing an International rep sing "Play that Funky Music" was pretty awesome, along with some Bon Jovi and Elvis. We found out later that he actually used to sing in a band, no wonder he was totally ok with singing like that when we had karaoke :)

I am so fortunate to have three co-workers that truly are great friends. Our trip together was just wonderful and we had so much fun together. Hopefully we'll all be hitting New York next year for the conference again!!!

Stay strong my Teamster sisters!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bella Knits - My Etsy Shop

I LOVE to knit baby blankets, I always have and always will. I've decided to take my little hobby and turn it into something "productive" :) is an amazing site to find TONS of homemade products, there really is so much cool stuff from jewelry to purses to clothes, almost anything you can think of. My sister-in-law Nora, who is the crafting queen, has a shop on this site and it kind of inspired me to start up my own.

Please check it out and pass on the word if you know of anyone looking for unique, handmade baby blankets.