A bubbling of love and friendship. A bit of this, some advice about that.
It's more life, less Lulu.
My unique set of geeky computer skills, my CEOing of a successful 13 year old Fashion Accessory company keeps me on point of fashion trends and the fact that all of that comes in a Plus Size package makes me a rare, chubby media unicorn.
I hope you enjoy. Stick with me as I work this all out but I promise to keep it real !
My crew and I will be embarking on a series of road trip adventures .. I am super lucky, my husband, Jeremy lives and works in NYC so we have an apartment there. My company Shop LuLu is now there too and while we call Wilmington, Delaware our " school home " we pretty much get out of town fast and furiously the minute school is out. Somehow I have always lived a life less ordinary. I don't subscribe to what I am " supposed to do " and I am a believer that every single person that we meet leaves an imprint on me and I hope I leave a positive imprint on them too. Molly is 12, she is a future rock star and Cookie is 11. They are magic. Now that they are old enough to pack their own suitcases our travel journey is about to begin !
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Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day !
The brainchild of my friend Kristin Pidgeon in honor of her daughter Aliza to raise Down Syndrome Awareness. Now supported by the Down Syndrome Associate of Delaware, Rock your Socks has grown to be a HUGE and well known experience. Schools and Companies sell mismatched socks and wearing them shows your support . It's genius and it includes everyone, at every age. I come from a world of inclusion. Both of my daughters were born prematurely. Luckily we live in an area that has an amazing Pre-School designed for children that are developmentally delayed. We are very thankful for Bush PreSchool and a lot of my first friends in Delaware were made there. I have to say, I was shocked to hear kids in Cookie's 5th grade class using the word Retard this year. They went on to tell her that Retard was ok because it was like stupid. I have never been more proud of my girl, she stood strong and would not stop fighting with the kids until the school finally after 3 weeks stepped in to address the issue. It really showed me that the fight isn't over yet and it also leads me to tell you that ShopLuLu is an integrated workplace. We are a job training site for a program in our district that creates real life on the job training for young adults with exceptional abilities between the ages of 18 - 21. You can read more about our Journey with these amazing young people here.
I am not known for my cooking skills. Let me rephrase that... I AM known for my cooking skills like burning rice , heating up a bagel you get the idea. So I am in no position to tell you how to cook but I am in a position to tell you that you can buy the following 5 Ingredients at any Walgreens, Rite Aid or CVS and make a Crockpot of edible and homemade Mac n Cheese.
Easy Crockpot Mac n Cheese
I have a huge crockpot - this one. Spray it really well with non stick cooking spray.
Put your flour and salt in a Saucepan - the whisk in your milk til there are no lumps
Heat at medium high until it boils and thickens, then add your cheese.
Let that melt together.
You can put your noodles in here but I throw them in the crockpot and then pour the melted cheese mixture over it and then mix it all up.
Cook on low for 2 1/2 hours or High for an hour. It depends on your crockpot but we like ours less creamy more lumpy so the longer it's in the more it gets " baked "
Look at that, I gave you a recipe !
It's a good base you can pretty much throw anything in there, you have around but it gets the job done and I buy more groceries at my local pharmacies than I can to admit to so this works for me.
The Simple Striped Shirt Dress from Target.com... on Sale !
I am having a massive clearance sale on ShopLuLu.com - I am closing my Delaware office and there are a ton of Scarves and Jewelry on Sale starting at $1.00
This is just my opinion ... but she has great insight on what really is wrong in schools.