The Lanes

Just me blogging about life. What is going on with ‘The Lanes’ and maybe an occasional educational rant…maybe.

How to Run a Business 101 & BOOBIES

1. Profits must be your top priority.
2. Conformity! If it works for everyone else, it will work for you!
3. Never admit you are wrong.
4. Be professional at ALL times.

*whew* It is a good thing I am just some girl making mini soap sculptures! Having a business sounds like no fun at all…I have gotten a lot of ‘advice’ this past week about how to be successful, the majority of it being told what not to do. So I have been taking notes this week on what I think is important…

1. Don’t try to be a professional, because you aren’t.
(*Note your pajama pants.)
2. Always have SortKwik on hand. Literally.

3. Color code your notes. You will have one heck of a cluster cuss if you don’t…

And that’s all I can think of right now because @UberDorkGirlie @FyrGurl & @3dg4r are tempting me with a snuggle pile ATM…We will continue this discussion tomorrow morning. *pounce*

What day is it? #BOOBIEWED! Touch yourself, touch a friend and remember to tell cancer to go to hell.

Why do I put my bewbs on Twitter?

Geeky Tattoo

A huuuuge, giant shout out to Geeky Tattoos for featuring more of my ink. If you missed the first feature, my Boba Fett tattoo, you can check it out here. Woo! Thank you again, Geeky Tattoos for letting me hang with the cool kids. ♥ Be sure to follow Geeky Tattoos on Twitter. Everyone’s doing it…

Girls Night Out Fundraiser ♥

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Last Saturday was the “Girls Night Out” event to raise money for the South O’ Brien School Playground Fund! The turn out was AMAZING! (200+ !!) I think everyone was completely blown away by how many people attended. I donated a $150 gift basket for the silent auction and I forgot to see how much it went for…Boo. I also donated 3 door prizes but I missed who won them! THAT’S how packed full the event ended up!

I really hope this event becomes annual…As it was really neat catching up with friends I haven’t seen in forever and meeting so many new people who live right here in Primghar! ♥

A huge huge huge thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth and said hello!

♥♥♥

Why are my bewbs on Twitter?!

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is a very serious, very real problem. I don’t need to tell you that, as most of us have been touched in some way by this cancer.

My Grandmother fought breast cancer and won, twice. She is still and forever will be, one of the strongest people I know. She round house kicked breast cancer right in it’s ugly face. But for many, they are not so lucky. I have been reading story after story of loved ones lost. One in particular touched me and informed me. Through UberDorkGirlie’s blog I was informed of BoobieThon.

People everywhere are posting pictures of their breasts to bring attention to the cause. Personally, I have been wanting to post pictures of my breasts since first hearing of BoobieThon, but knowing there was no way I’d be able to do it anonymously, I’ve held back. I’m covered in tattoos…my chest shouts for attention…

Then I think of all off the women, my grandmother included, who need attention brought to this cause. I think of myself and my daughter (and son!) who merely through genetics, may one day battle this disease. All of a sudden being anonymous is no longer an issue.! So, this proud Mommy, Daughter, Sister and Friend has decided to take and post a picture of her chest…Now bring on the attention! ♥ twitter.com/KyleeLane

For more information please visit
The Official BoobieWed Page
The Official Boobiethon Page

You can also follow these great people on Twitter! @boobiewed, @shimmer418, @honey_is_evil and @boobiethon.

Please get involved anyway you can. Through pictures, donations or simply passing the word along.

Field Day

Field Day at Starla’s school was May 28th, 2009…A little late to posting the pictures, but better late than never! Rory got some really great action shoots of her playing the games! Enjoy! ♥ (Just click the images to view them larger ♥)

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Monday Mini-Feature: Pretty Hair Clippies

I love hair accessories! About two years ago I got completely obsessed with hair bows and clippies. My daughter then, just beginning kindergarten, began her collection of bows and clips that, to this day, has become insanely large and still increasing in size! There is just something undoubtedly adorable about little girls with cute accessories.

I found Pretty Hair Clippies through Twitter and entered a giveaway Pretty Hair Clippies was sponsoring. I won! Yay! I received a beautiful set of hair clips for my daughter and I to wear together.

While visiting this vibrant shop on Etsy, you will find unique product descriptions, stories and ideas. Party Favors and Mom/Daughter sets (which I completely LOVE!) to name a few.

Save some extra cash skipping your daughter’s next hair cut and why not pull back her bangs with some cute clips? I am trying to grow out Starla’s bangs (and my own!) and we’d probably go crazy if not for these hair clips!

You can also find Pretty Hair Clippies on Twitter! FigMom is wonderful to chat with ♥♥♥

Allergen Specialist

Today we took Trent to an Allergen Specialist. He had to have the dreaded “scratch test’. Pretty much they stuck him with 32 needles in a matter of 10 seconds. He didn’t even cry. I had told him before the appointment what was gonna go down so that he knew. I am not one for painful surprises when it comes to my kids. If something is going to hurt, I tell them. I feel that is one of the first steps to the vital parent/child trust system.

The results were not what we wanted, but in all honesty, what we needed. Trent is severely allergic to dust mites, cats and mold. Here is a enpicture of his test results:

It’s pretty simple, they poke you with needles that have allergens on them, if an area swells, it shows what you are allergic to. A bad allergy swells to the size of about the tip of a Q-tip. So as you can see, we have a pretty serious issue. (A good home has to be found for our cats, as this is stressing my husband out tremendously…) On the plus side, he has no food allergies…

If you know my little boy, you know that he has been covered in horrible itchy, swollen, bloody reds spots the majority of his life, with no doctor being able to tell me what was wrong. Well, Trent starts school this Fall and there is no way I would ever send my child to school covered in open wounds. Do you know the kind of germs they are packing in public schools?! Gross.

In a nut shell, the allergens (dust mites, cats, mold spores) cause a reaction which has been causing the swelling, which causes the itching & breathing problems. Add to all of that, a nasty and life long case of severe eczema and now asthma and it equals one very uncomfortable little boy. As if it couldn’t be any worse, the sores on his legs are infected. Multiply that by no insurance and you have two very concerned parents… All of our savings have now gone into treating our son. Guess that’s what we were saving for, right? I am just happy we had money set aside so we could do something for him. He is going to be on five medications by next week and we are crossing our fingers for improvements within a month or two.

Living in the humid Midwest, in a house over a hundred years old, and you see the giant amount of work ahead of us in regards to making this house livable for Trent. Moving is no longer an option, financially. Knowing that our home is what has caused our son so much pain and suffering his entire life, is a horrible thing to deal with as a parent.

I know this post is somewhat of a downer, but my main point is, I am grateful that there is something I can do to help my child. No matter how bad a situation seems, no matter how stressful or financially draining, I have the power to help my son. I can not even put into words how grateful I am for that. ♥

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