tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935Tue, 25 Jan 2011 06:58:30 +0000Kozy KonversationsThe life and times of a Kozy family.http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/blog@kozycarrier.com (KozyWare)Blogger75125KozyKonversationshttp://feedburner.google.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-5878455681533607315Wed, 08 Dec 2010 03:14:00 +00002010-12-07T22:14:39.326-05:00kozyPanel or Bling Kozy anyone?Some of you may (or may not) have seen or remember the panel and bling Kozys I used to make.  For those who don't know what they are . . .  Panel Kozys are chainstitched silk panels hand made in Kashmir that I put with 100% cotton velveteen to make Kozys. (above right) Bling Kozys are panels that are made with metal type of material coiled into patterns on top of velveteen, which I also pair withhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/9JyiVh5xbyM/panel-or-bling-kozy-anyone.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/9JyiVh5xbyM" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/12/panel-or-bling-kozy-anyone.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-4925831791687914864Sat, 20 Nov 2010 17:16:00 +00002010-11-20T12:16:41.966-05:00kozyBabywearingNew "Black and Whites" Collection  So Kristi gets the credit for this one as it was her idea and she choose all the fabrics!  And a fabulous idea it was!   I literally gasped when I took these out of the box for pictures.  I don't know what it is about the black/white contrast but they are stunning.  My friends really liked them too.See all the pictures HERE  There are 5 prints. I think they would be fab for Christmas, well http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/_uXYxr0ws8M/new-black-and-whites-collection.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/_uXYxr0ws8M" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/11/new-black-and-whites-collection.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-4384023448269990135Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:13:00 +00002010-11-12T04:13:47.190-05:00Kid CraftsSo CraftyWe have gone jar crazy! Check out our Autumn jars! I love, love, love these lighted jars.  I love the ambiance they give the room and the house.  They are a perfect accent!  So when I took down our Halloween Jars everything looked blah, and I didn't want to wait till after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas Jars (and we need to make more anyway because we gave some as gifts).  So I said . . . hey, lets do autumn jars!!  I figured we could http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/MZuYVUFNQKw/we-have-gone-jar-crazy-check-out-our.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/MZuYVUFNQKw" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/11/we-have-gone-jar-crazy-check-out-our.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-3868763317591326321Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:39:00 +00002010-11-10T03:39:12.267-05:00kozyBabywearingBabies wearing Babies . . . Finally, we have Kid Kozys!! This is Piper (8) and Ever (3) carrying their dolls in their Kiddy Kozys!  (Ever's doll of choice is his baby, Piper has her LPS penguin)  I made my first Kiddy Kozy for Piper LONG ago, I have made some for friends and for gifts since then but that is as far as I have gotten with them.I have been wanting to add these to the site for years and thanks to Kristi and Dad (who worked out all the http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/-gzX5O6TWDU/babies-wearing-babies-finally-we-have.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/-gzX5O6TWDU" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/11/babies-wearing-babies-finally-we-have.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-975054209013367288Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:36:00 +00002010-10-25T03:36:00.264-04:00Family FunKid CraftsSo CraftyHolidaysLighted Halloween Jars . . . and other spooky stuf!! We made these a few wks ago and I have been trying to get them up here to show y'all but I am still having a hard time finding time to blog. I got this idea last year when I saw the lighted jars at the Not So Idle Hands blog HERE  SO CUTE!!  But alas, I was too late for Halloween, so instead I made Christmas Jars.  Some of you may remember them, I blogged about them HERE.  They turned out http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/knfFUzVDaME/lighted-halloween-jars-and-other-spooky.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)2<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/knfFUzVDaME" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/10/lighted-halloween-jars-and-other-spooky.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-5296497137121973471Thu, 30 Sep 2010 05:21:00 +00002010-09-30T01:21:19.998-04:00kozyBabywearingNew Chevron Kozys . . . each one unique!Some of you may remember the Chevron Kozy that was in the commercial that I posted (it is on the Kozy site). It is the one pictured above and IMO it pretty much rocks!! We have gotten SO many requests for that Kozy, but alas, my sister Karla only made like 2 and they are long gone!! So finally we decided to just 'go for it' and give the seamstress some fabric and let her mix and match to come up http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/6iRmiPtHEF4/new-chevron-kozys-each-one-unique.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/6iRmiPtHEF4" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/09/new-chevron-kozys-each-one-unique.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-7539528716169528028Sat, 04 Sep 2010 18:00:00 +00002010-09-04T14:00:37.630-04:00Pregnancyfamilyrandom musingsWhy I have been MIA most of the summer!Aug 29,201012 1/2 wks with baby #6 With the 24/7 icky feeling (though thankfully a bit better than with the others) and the fact that most of my blogging and computer stuff is done after the kids are asleep, and the past 2 mo and that I have NOT been able to stay awake much past them (either that or I felt too sick to do work) the blog and many e-mails have been neglected!! I am 13 wks though http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/-6xp2MzmXx0/why-i-have-been-mia-most-of-summer.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)10<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/-6xp2MzmXx0" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/09/why-i-have-been-mia-most-of-summer.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-4400698706120199998Mon, 09 Aug 2010 07:19:00 +00002010-08-09T12:42:59.411-04:00Instinctive parentingMy kidsBreastfeedingraising babyWorld Breastfeeding WeekOK so I know I have been MIA (super busy summer here).  And of course I am behind on breastfeeding week too (which was this past week) but in honor of the occasion I put my breastfeeding stats on facebook and figured I may as well blog about them too!  Me nursing 13mo old Thrace in Yellowstone, June 2010 OK, so here are my Breastfeeding Stats . . . . I started nursing with my first child in 2000 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/7I0CJOT6I20/world-breastfeeding-week.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)8<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/7I0CJOT6I20" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/08/world-breastfeeding-week.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-3983130125594018127Thu, 24 Jun 2010 06:32:00 +00002010-06-24T04:30:27.164-04:00PSAHolistic HealthI'll have some grape juice with a splash of lead please!It seems that as hard as you try you just can't ever get away from chemicals or impurities or even heavy metals!! Some of you have probably read the recent reports released by The Environmental Law Foundation.  The articles have been passed all around Facebook but as usual, I am behind on blogging about it.  Apparently, the ELF tested some juices, fruits, baby food etc. and after testing some http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/a8AqZ1C9_nY/ill-have-some-grape-juice-with-splash.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)2<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/a8AqZ1C9_nY" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/06/ill-have-some-grape-juice-with-splash.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-6237662087253979526Wed, 16 Jun 2010 19:30:00 +00002010-06-16T15:31:32.722-04:00kozyBabywearingRED straps and New Limited Edition Patriotic Prints!!So we just flew back home yesterday.  I have been gone all week at the Babywearing Conference in Rigby Idaho.  We had a blast!!!  Such a beautiful area of the country out there!! (and much nicer weather than muggy VA, ugh).  I'll post info and pictures from the conference soon.  But for now let me introduce to you . . . . Star  Liberty Just in time for the 4th!!  Both can be put on natural orhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/NefhEDPJ0gI/red-straps-and-new-limited-edition.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/NefhEDPJ0gI" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/06/red-straps-and-new-limited-edition.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-2328365492192931730Thu, 27 May 2010 08:49:00 +00002010-05-27T18:06:50.398-04:00familyTribute to my Uncle Stacey, May 26, 2010 My Uncle Stacey He was always our favorite uncle growing up (and still today).  My dads brother, one of 4 boys in their family, he was the baby and I always thought he looked a bit different from his brothers. 1953 My dad is on the right with his brothers and my late grandpa . . . uncle Stacey is of course the little one He was the cool one, with his long hair, smooth voice, and that look in http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/DnZfhDtPdtk/tribute-to-my-uncle-stacey.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)4<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/DnZfhDtPdtk" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/05/tribute-to-my-uncle-stacey.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-9162896285144581141Mon, 24 May 2010 07:06:00 +00002010-05-24T11:05:04.015-04:00cultural issuesCircumcisionPenile AdhesionsHa!!  Did that title get your attention??  But seriously, this is good info for those who may have a baby boy who is circed or who may be considering circumcising future children . . .  First Do No Harm Whenever I think of that creed that Dr's strive to abide by I can't help but think circumcision, and how ironic it is that the goal is to FIRST do NO harm . . . yet they are performing elective http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/t_ZpkN-zn6c/penile-adhesions.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)10<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/t_ZpkN-zn6c" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/05/penile-adhesions.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-7959551008177753660Thu, 06 May 2010 09:29:00 +00002010-05-06T10:22:40.611-04:00DIYFamily FunKid CraftsHomemade Natural PlaydoughOK if you are brave (like me) then you give in and let your kids play with playdough despite the huge mess it makes!  And there is no denying that it makes a mess . . . pretty much every time!  But they just love it so much!  My kids have always loved it and lately they have been loving playing with their pokemon figurines in the playdough.   If you are thrifty (like me) then you like to make http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/Ne3M2OzmNto/homemade-natural-playdough.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)4<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/Ne3M2OzmNto" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/05/homemade-natural-playdough.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-1518716480791158799Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:16:00 +00002010-04-19T11:37:58.615-04:00cultural issuesBreastfeedingHow can we save the lives of 900 babies a year? BREASTFEED Yep, that's it.There was a study published a few wks ago in the journal "Pediatrics" (yes folks, I am late, don't count on me for current events, LOL) that concluded that "The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life"  HERE is the article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/WdxBhW12170/how-can-we-save-lives-of-900-babies.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)5<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/WdxBhW12170" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/04/how-can-we-save-lives-of-900-babies.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-4385406263470408515Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:13:00 +00002010-04-15T12:13:47.576-04:00BabywearingInterview with yours truly and a giveaway!!Rachel over at the Clean blog (also of LuSa Organics) is doing a Babywearing Celebration this week.  People have sent in poems, pictures etc. She has some great giveaways including a Kozy!!   She also did an interview with me (super long winded of course) which she put up today, check it out HERE!! (bottom of the page) Make sure to leave a comment!http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/VN8TIcWBHfI/interview-with-yours-truly-and-giveaway.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/VN8TIcWBHfI" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/04/interview-with-yours-truly-and-giveaway.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-8588489699512621211Sun, 04 Apr 2010 04:00:00 +00002010-04-04T00:00:05.215-04:00InspirationalHolidaysHappy Easter!!Love, love, love me some Phil Wickham!!  Enjoy! Hallelujah!!http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/GN4ZWlBFl4M/happy-easter.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/GN4ZWlBFl4M" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/04/happy-easter.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-2333319615585935855Sun, 28 Mar 2010 08:29:00 +00002010-03-28T04:29:04.990-04:00cultural issuesBabywearingInfantino Sling Rider Recalled . . . Finally!!! Y'all may have already heard about this (been trying to blog about it for days but my internet connection is still in and out).  After being told by some babywearing 'experts' for years Infantino has finally recalled their "bag" style sling, the SlingRider, on Wed (3.24).  The video above is from our 'local' fox station.  It is an excellent report giving good accurate information, plus Ann http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/EoixGLc9p_w/infantino-sling-rider-recalled-finally.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)1<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/EoixGLc9p_w" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/infantino-sling-rider-recalled-finally.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-8309712564355610043Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:00:00 +00002010-03-24T04:03:56.040-04:00Family Funfood recipesSpaghetti TacosIf any of you have older kids who watch the show I Carly then you know what these are!  I don't know what took us so long to make them but one day Charlie just said hey, lets make spaghetti tacos!  So of course the kids were all about it! I had wanted to just do them like regular tacos, but put the spaghetti on the bottom. So it would have been spaghetti with tomatoes and lettuce and cheese on http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/ac0EBpTQVTw/spaghetti-tacos.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)4<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/ac0EBpTQVTw" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/spaghetti-tacos.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-1133093506537827200Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:30:00 +00002010-03-23T03:30:34.451-04:00cultural issuesrandom musingsLet me whisper my last goodbyes . . . I know, it's serious!I try to stay away from posting political stuff . . . mostly because I don't really enjoy debating it online (in person is a bit different . . . though I tend to get a bit worked up either way, LOL).  Being a born again Christian, you can probably guess what my political opinions are ;0) So rather than waxing poetic about all my many thoughts on current events I will simply share some profound http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/OhQ5aItvNHY/let-me-whisper-my-last-goodbyes-i-know.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/OhQ5aItvNHY" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/let-me-whisper-my-last-goodbyes-i-know.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-3291543280143801808Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:44:00 +00002010-10-04T12:06:39.655-04:00kozycultural issuesAttachmentInstinctive parentingraising babyBabywearingThe Safety of BabywearingOK, first my rant, then practical information, LOL!!  All the pictures in this post are me wearing newborns properly. (me wearing my newborn niece in my favorite Wrapsody wrap by Gypsymama) There have been a slew of news reports lately about the safety of wearing your baby in slings. You know I find it kind of ironic that we have to even discuss the safety of the ancient art of babywearing in http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/4E1XUYm9_go/safely-of-babywearing.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)11<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/4E1XUYm9_go" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/safely-of-babywearing.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-8475267468193115311Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:55:00 +00002010-03-09T04:55:40.350-05:00AttachmentInstinctive parentingCo-sleepingfamilyraising babyOur family bed . . . how we make it workI have been asked over the years how we work out our co-sleeping arrangement with all the kids in 1 bed.  Right now we have all 5 in the bed with us (pictures below).  The older 3 (5,7, and 9) would probably be fine sleeping in another room together if we encouraged them to do so.  They often do when they have friends over and they LOVE camping out in the living room, just the 3 of them.  But http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/XHnimxjGaXw/our-family-bed-how-we-make-it-work.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)10<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/XHnimxjGaXw" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/our-family-bed-how-we-make-it-work.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-7989298778170649814Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:27:00 +00002010-03-04T02:27:53.768-05:00random musingsI'm back!Sorry I have been MIA for the past few weeks.  Get this . . . my "high speed" was out!  (note I put "high speed" in quotes, because calling it that is questionablee).  You know, I can function fine as long as the things around me function, but when my "high speed" goes out or the computer quits working . . . it is extremely frustrating . . . because I don't really have the time or mental energy http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/P2u1TLiHBck/im-back.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/P2u1TLiHBck" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/03/im-back.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-1896323707488265596Sun, 14 Feb 2010 04:06:00 +00002010-02-13T23:06:00.676-05:00familyHolidaysHappy Valentines Day!!Then  1993-1994      1995-1996  Married in 1998 NOW   2003 2005   2007  2008   2009      5 kids and counting Much LOVE to you this Valentines Day Piper and Xian 2007 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/EacPoXpEJIY/happy-valentines-day.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)2<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/EacPoXpEJIY" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/02/happy-valentines-day.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-6130405349993465088Sat, 13 Feb 2010 04:00:00 +00002010-02-12T23:00:00.468-05:00Kid CraftsSo CraftyDecorative Tissue Boxes  So we decorated these tissue boxes for Valentines day, for the kids to put their valentines in.  I got the idea from the Family Fun magazine/website.  So afterwords I was left with a dilemma.  I don't typically buy tissues in boxes like this so I bought 4 boxes for the kids to decorate and I was left with a pile of tissues.  So here I am looking at the tissues trying to figure out what to do http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/7xBWYBrEJuk/decorative-tissue-boxes.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)1<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/7xBWYBrEJuk" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/02/decorative-tissue-boxes.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3188813933369732935.post-7732841285199509771Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:54:00 +00002010-02-12T03:54:00.166-05:00Kid CraftsSo CraftyHolidaysValentines Day StuffOur local natural families group had a valentines party last week.  I have been in a crafty mood for the last few months so of course I was wanting to do some cool crafts with the kids.  I really like the Family Fun website because they have cool recipes and crafts for each season and holiday.  It is a great place to get ideas and that is where I got all of these.  I also get the family fun http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~3/mHI8os6dp04/valentines-day-stuff.htmlkelley@kozycarrier.com (Kelley)0<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KozyKonversations/~4/mHI8os6dp04" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kozycarrierblog.com/2010/02/valentines-day-stuff.html