Friday, April 29, 2011

The Diabetes Mine 2011 Design Challenge

It was only by chance that we made it under the wire. I submitted the Tummietote Belt by Tallygear. It was either a written submission or a video. I chose the video...it was done quickly so please forgive the minor mistakes. I am very excited about even just submitting an entry. I have followed Diabetes Mine blog with Amy for several years, and have gotten alot of information that I use in the daily care of my daughterTallia.

here is the video...

Remember submissions need to be submitted by tonight at 11:59pm....I can't wait to see some of the great ideas.....I always say so many ideas but, so little time.

Have a great day.

Donna Annese

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the future...

                                                  Matty and Tal in Menemsha at Larsons

My husband Matty and I used to look to the future to always see what was next.... now we find we take one day at a time because......

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tallygear Button


I am so happy to share tallygears button.....we hope you will also share it.
Thank you for supporting tallygear.
Donna & Tally Annese
co-founders tummietote by tallygear

Carbs Galore....

Tally enjoying her favorite raspberry square at Mocha Motts.
Can you guess the carbs?

& a 16 oz. hot chocolate.....whew.

she is not letting that hot chocolate go....
Mocha Motts is on Main Street in Vineyard Haven
on the beautiful island of Marthas Vineyard.

Do you think she enjoyed it?
All signs (the crumbs on her lips) point to yes.
This is one of Tals' favorite spots, my sisters have a place up the road
and when we get out here we make the walk to town every morning.
It is a peaceful place to be...almost like you can breath again.
Enjoy the day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tallygear Button

I have been working on a button for a little bit now...Its taking longer than planned as life is so extremely busy right now...but, I think I may have all worked out by Monday. I can't wait it should be pretty cool.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tallia Emily received honorable mention...

Tallia Emily has been working on a research project since the start of school in late September 2010. She presented her project Thursday April 16, 2011. She had to make several presentations to the judges. She was very nervous but,did well...she is glad its done. She received honorable mention. Her project was titled Diabetes. She compared the differences between Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. She was concerned that most people didn't realize the difference between the three. She did a terrific job. Congratulations to Tally. You put alot of work in to this project. Good Job.

Tallia is pictured the first on the left in the front row.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tallia with an arm site and her NEW Favorite tummietote...cool neon swirls.

isn't she a beauty.....shes' my little bug.
I love her so much.

Thank you to Laura at HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tallygear - Sugar Bolus - LFAC

It probably seems by the title of this blog that I am going to be covering a lot of ground but in actuality it all ties together quite nicely.

So, this week Heather from Sweet to the Soul is hosting a kick ass Sugar Bolus and giving away a Tummietote by Tallygear. GO. CHECK. IT. OUT. NOW.

Tallygear happens to be one of my very favorite diabetes items. Nate has 2 tummietote belts (skulls and geckos cause he's a bad a$$) and last week we ordered and received his new most favorite belt ever . . . a BATMAN zipper waste pack. Holy smokes Batman -- Nate totally adores his new belt. Donna also made Nate a zipper arm pack with the left over Batman material. LOVE. IT.

I tried to get a picture of him wearing it but it is almost impossible to get him to stand still and pose. I got a video of him wearing it but I'm posting that later when I post my 1st VLOG. :)

Cute - right?

I also ordered a few things for me! I've really been wanting a tummietote to wear when I run or just when I am chasing kids. I LOVE IT. I decided to order the Tallygear 'Blue Circle' Tummietote Belt for the Candy Hearts LIFE FOR A CHILD Collection.

Please check out the entire collection of LFAC products here!

So, here I am wearing my awesome Tummietote . . . and I am no REYNA so this is as close as you are ever going to get to seeing my abs. :)

There's also a shameless plug for my brother's gym in that photo too. :)

Wait - I'm almost done. Donna also sent me a matching headband and lots of goodies for the girls.

So, go sign up for Heather's Sugar Bolus, if you don't win head over to Donna's store and buy yourself a tummietote and then check out Wendy's other LFAC products because they are totally amazing and supporting a truly wonderful cause.

Whhhoooooaaaa . . . I almost forgot. I have to show you this super cute armband that Donna made for my iPod when I run.

Dang - I wish I had 1/2 her talent. She's amazing!! Thank you, Donna for your awesomeness!

That is all.

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added the newest fabric for the KIDS Cotton Colllection

Hello Kitty


Curious George

All Star

Sesame Street

Trains, Planes, Cars



Spring Garden

Friday, April 8, 2011

the KIDS cotton COLLECTION Sport Belt

The NEW KIDS Cotton Collection 'Sport' Belt
fabric designs include
and we will be adding several more to include

here is the design it has 2 six inch pockets with a 1" black web belt with buckle
1 or 2 clear view pliable vinyl window can be added to view 1 or 2 tech devices

belt designs/setup vary due to fabric cuts..
the belt may differ some depending on how the belt lays out.

I have been testing the CARS belt to carry my cellphone at work...
and it is bringing alot of interest as I AM NOW A GROWN UP.

hug cupong...tal is a phoenetic speller...

I always tell Tal its not how big the gift it truly is the thoughfulness that counts to her Mama....for a gift at Christmas she made me 6 hug coupons...I love Tallys' hugs and she knows that....Last night I was very tired and she must have seen that...she handed me the coupon and I smiled and I got a great big long hug I told her she was carrying me at that point and she held on just a bit little longer...she knew she was giving me her strengtht...she is truly a wonderful and thoughtful little girl.....who I love beyond words.

I had to snap a pic and share it......she loves to create.

my sisters and me....

this is a picture of my sister Lynney along with myself  and my twin sister Deb on the right...I am in the middle.
Its funny how close she and I are being identical twins...it has been alot of fun for the last 30 or so years (hehe)....we both have autoimmune thyroid (graves) disease....probably connected to Tallys' Type 1 diagnosis.
Debra is Tallys godmother and has been there everyday since Tallys' diagnosis....it has been a long road we are creeping up on our fourth year since diagnosis. It has taken its toll on all of us...It has aged both of us greatly. No matter how you try to fight it its a tiring disease on mind and body.

Have a peaceful day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

tally in menemsaha...

The 'Original' tummietote with the clear window...we were on the beach in Menemsha on MV Island fall of 2010...Tal loves the window, she puts the pump in upside down so that when she needs to bolus she just turns the belt up without taking her pump out and makes her adjusts directly throught he heavy duty pliabe vinyl. It was a beutiful day and a relaxing trip for all of us.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my mother....

I was thinking of my mother today and came across this picture.
She has had a rough month with my stepfathers heart surgery....
how we all are happy to see March 2011 slip away.

She looked so beautiful and I can smell the gardenias in my mind....it was always her favorite flower.

keeping my fingers crossed for a better 2011.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011