Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tally is so C-R-E-A-T-I-V-E....

Tally decided to make post earrings with the covers from 2 vials of Humalog Insulin....this is how they look. Tooooo FUNNY.....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tallygear Special Offers

Tallygear Specials

Tallygear Giveaway
1- December 11, 2011 through January 29, 2012
(7) weeks - (7) winners for a $25.00 gift certificate coupon code
on your next purchase at www.tallygear.com.
All you have to do to enter is make a purchase on the website and be automatically entered to win for that week...all winners will be chosen on Sunday at weeks end and we will send you a direct email to notify you. Thank you for your interest in tallygear products.

2- $5.00 Off Instantly enter ' tally2011 ' at checkout.

3- 20% Off your entire order enter ' holiday12 ' at checkout.

444- Enter Free Headband in comments section at checkout and a Super Cool Headband will be added at no added charge and sent with your order.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A great post on the tummietote belt from Alexis Pollack at i run on insulin blog.

Thank you Alexis.
Posted by Alexis Pollak November 11, 2011
at i run on insulin blog.

Want to know what AWESOME looks like? Just check out the pic to the left of yours truly. These days, going for a run looks a whole lot different than it did a few months ago as I delve in to my half marathon training. I’ve got on my Vibram Five Finger toe shoes, and my TallyGear belt stuffed with my CGM, PDM, and extra Gu packs. If that’s not a diabetic superathlete I don’t know what is! What’s that you say? Only running four miles doesn’t qualify as a “superathlete?” Oh. Well, at least I’m dressed the part. All joking aside, half marathon training is going pretty well thanks to being able to conveniently carry all my D-gear in my nifty belt. I love being able to check in on my CGM and then adjust my insulin on the spot. And to be honest, I don’t look that out of place with all the other runners out there – many people running along the coast have a water-bottle-and-fuel belts attached to them. My belt just happens to have a whole bunch of cyborg accessories instead of Gatorade.

                                                        Have a great weekend folks!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chronicles of D-Boy and Ribbon: New Look, New Name,

Chronicles of D-Boy and Ribbon: New Look, New Name,: Do you see it? Don't you love it?! Thanks to Bill a type 3, who I wish had a site I could link to, I now have this amazing new logo, custom...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas: TallyGear and Justice Presents.......

Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas: TallyGear and Justice Presents.......: No, no not the winners of the giveaway yet. 2 more days so get to entering! (Top left corner, click enter to win!). Today we are unveiling ...

just added a little sparkle to the tallygear site.

Metallic Turquoise Tallytote

Metallic Turquoise Tallytote

Metallic Turquoise Tinytote Micro Waist Pack

Metallic Turquoise Tinytote Micro Waist Pack

Metallic Turquoise Tinytote Waist Pack

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Check out Tallygears newest M-E-T-A-L-L-I-C Fabric for our products....

Metallic Fuschia

Metallic Turquoise

Metallic Turqoise Tummietote Belt with optional clear view window.

Metallic Turquoise Tummietote Belt with optional clear view window
 go to www.tallygear.com to see all cool fabric choices...where function meets fashion.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Canadian D-gal: The Tallygear Sport Belt

Canadian D-gal: The Tallygear Sport Belt: I am a lover of Tallygear! I use the Tallygear Tummietote for running. But it wasn't an easy start. I bought the standard Tummietote ...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

still no power from Hurricane Irene.....

Cape Pogue Lighthouse on Chappaquiddick Island....
this is my favorite place.
I was married just down the beach from here 15 years ago.
I'd love to be sitting there now.
What a peaceful place.

After the storm that blew thru on Sunday August 28, 2011........ I sit here one week later still with no power. This week has been a challenge even for us. With a landscape business that has been busy with cleanup, tallygear which has been running on generator power on and off....school starting this past Tuesday with limited washing machine and shower capabilities...and a newly strung up clothes line in the backyard....not to mention heating up soup with a blow torch out back....we were even unable to travel our road for 3 days as the trees were slowing things down....luckily my husband and several others got their saws out to somewhat clear but, there were so many power lines down...it was treacherous.....generators running for a week straight I can't get the sound out of my head. Trekking around the house at 1-2-3 am checking blood sugar by flashlight...need I say more. Its been a hell of a week.......I need some rest.....ugh.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

BETA BUDDIES: 'Renting On 'Roids

All I can say is WOW...Reyna always knows how to put it on paper....amazing.

BETA BUDDIES: 'Renting On 'Roids

Diapeepees: Diabetes Goes Designer

too cute.......

Diapeepees: Diabetes Goes Designer: When I look at this picture, I think about the designers who say they get their fashion inspiration from what people are wearing on the s...

Friday, August 26, 2011

what a night.....

Tallia went to bed last night close to 300...so you know how that goes.....set the alarm for several checks.....all seemed well until she woke in the morning and her site was not attached....how would that happen???? no idea. 362 showing ketones...I hate starting the day like that...it sets the stage. Then all day chasing numbers & checking ketones....forcing her to drink to clean out her system......diabetes never sleeps and neither do we. I am tired of this disease.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tallygear Tummietote Review. Thank you.

Thank you to Kirsty & her daughter for this wonderful
review of the tummietote belt. I love this picture.
This is exactly why I created the belt....its nice to see.
...life is fun.
"I bought this belt for my 4 year daughter who uses an insulin pump. We now have two tummietote belts as they are so fab. On for wear and one for wash. My daughter loves how comfortable they are. She wears hers 24/7, the only time she takes it off is for a bath or swimming. I love the simplicity of it and the way it fits her so well. It means her pump can be kept out of sight (stops the stares and questions) and out of mind (stops her worrying about her pump). The belts mean my daughter can behave like any other four year old. Thank you Tallygear."

Kirsty Swift

United Kingdom

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Clara Barton Camp-Oxford, Ma.

Tallia is having an overnight at the Clara Barton Diabetes Camp tonight....still unsure of my feelings.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tour de Cure July 2011.

Tallia's Auntie Lynney (pictured far right) riding the Tour de Cure to benefit her niece Tallia Emily Annese.
Thank you to Lynney and her team.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tallygear New Fabrics coming....July 11, 2011.

COOOOOL New Fabric Colors & Designs at www.tallygear.com
Blue Fish
Crabs & Fish

Dark Green


Stars & Peace


Daffodil Yellow

Steel Gray

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July. Tallygear coupon code now thru July 8th enter
' firework ' at checkout and receive $10.00 off your purchase of $40.00 or more.
Thank you.

Friday, July 1, 2011


what a week....from one thing to the next...nothing went smoothly.
Do you ever have weeks like that?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mommy's A Runner: TallyGear Raffle

Mommy's A Runner: TallyGear Raffle

Thank you Tara for the great write up on tallygear...we appreciate all your support with tallygear and the virtual 5K for JDRF. The Tosta Girls are Number 1 in my book.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tally in the shop.

     Tally loves to be in the tallygear shop with her mother.
     She is always, always, always working on a project & her mother is forever cleaning up after her.
tonights project was in her own words
"Bill the glitter pooping unicorn".
as seen below.

I think she actually used staples to hold his head to his neck......ewwww.
& glitter glue for the poop.
She loves anything squishy.......

he will hang around for the rest of summer then I will put 'Bill' out to pasture.
Tally, I & her father decided Tally will go to the Clara Barton Diabetes Camp in North Oxford, Massachusetts for a one week day program in July 2011...she has asked me for several years but, now I think I am ready to let her go.... its tough though.
I love her so so much and want her to be safe...what better place.

Tally was being a little silly...and wanted me to add above pic.
in her own words...
"did you ever wonder how a rainbow happens? Unicorns sleep on clouds and after rain sometimes they don't feel good and throw up rainbows."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

small personal item belt

small personal item belt

...please support the virtual 5K...
and click the link on home page to register or donate.
Thank you.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Live call in with the audience 05/27 by The Marathon Show | Blog Talk Radio

Reyna from www.betabuddies.blogspot.com sis Tara Tosta interview at about the 26 minute mark.....
RE: Virtual 5K June 24-27.....proceeds to benefit www.jdrf.org get details from Tara's blog at www.mommysarunner.blogspot.com what an incredibly great idea to raise $ for juvenile diabetes.

Thank you to Tara & Reyna....2 incredible women.

Live call in with the audience 05/27 by The Marathon Show Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Review of the Tallygear LegBand by Haley at NaturallySweeet Blog.

Monday, May 23, 2011Tally Gear: My Secret Weapon

A few weeks ago I was in a fashion show. I wore a beautiful long white dress and was very excited about everything. When I was getting dress I came across a dilemma. Where was I going to put my insulin pump during the fashion show?! My underwear was not supportive enough and the pump was dragging it down. I had my Tally Gear belt with me and I placed it under the dress around my waist. Unfortunately since the dress was white and my Tally Gear was neon pink, it was completely visible.

I ended up wearing the pink Tally Gear with three under skirts to mask the pink. It ended up working fine and it was a great night to say the least.

After the fashion show I had a few other events coming up which I knew this would be a similar problem, prom, JDRF promise ball, arts banquet performance, ect.

So I sent an email to the lovely Miss Donna Annese. I told her about how I wanted something discreet and still sturdy to hold my pump while wearing a dress. We came up for the plan of making a garter, and then Donna got busy!

This is the AMAZING product we came up with:

Since I have gotten it, I have worn it at about every possible time I could.

Try and find a sign of wearing an insulin pump in any of these pictures!

Donna, Thank you so much, thank you for being so kind, and thank you for spending all this time to help me.

Go check Donna out at http://www.tallygear.com/

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tallia Emily makes me proud everyday. She is one of the strongest and most courageous people I know.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Somedays I feel like I will wake up and realize its all been a bad dream....you know that feeling. Its so real but, then you wake up. I am waiting to wake up. I am so tired of being tired of nothing ever being manageable. I think Tal is tired too...and then I start thinking about the future when I can't or maybe she won't want me there or to be involed on a daily basis. Will she take care of herself the way she has learned and the way I drilled it into her head only because I want her to be prepared and to be safe. I love her so much and don't want any reprocussions from this disease. I find I don't want to talk about it somedays...I find thats all we talk about somedays....I fear it has taken over and life is no longer what I remember (somedays I do not remember that feeling of "before diabetes"). Life feels like a daily struggle...no matter how hard we try to make it a part of everyday life  we are never truly comfortable. Type 1 is always there...no matter what. Diabetes I am tired...please give me and all T1 moms and dads a break....we don't want you in our lives anymore.

http://www.jdrf.org/ dedicated to finding a cure.