15th Annual Michigan Lavender Festival

15th Annual Michigan Lavender Festival

last weekend started out ROUGH. i got up early to work at a craft show and it didn’t go all that well, and came home to some stuff that was totally harshing my mellow and that made me want to crawl into bed and never leave.

the last thing i wanted to do was to leave my house, but thankfully facebook reminded me that i was interested in attending the 15th Annual Michigan Lavender Festival. feeling particularly alone, i resolved myself that i might as well make the most of the last full day of the weekend by spending it by myself doing what i wanted to do. so, at 10am on Sunday, i packed up my car and drove three and a half hours across the state to attend the lavender festival. and i’m so glad i did.

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72 Hours in Washington DC

72 Hours in Washington DC

I was honored to have been able to attend the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit in Washington DC this past week. It was three days of education on the issue of malaria and the work of the Nothing But Nets program to defeat it for good. We also had the opportunity to lobby on Capitol Hill to advocate for the program and funding that is so desperately needed to continue NBN’s work.

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