Sunday, July 11, 2010

hoop love!

Not too long ago, I saw this video on Boho's blog.

I'm in awe.

And yesterday a new friend taught me to hula with her homemade hoop. I was instantly hooked! I went to a couple of stores, but the cheap, flimsy hoops that I found were very sad. I couldn't get them to do what they're supposed to do... and for the first time ever, I blamed the hoop instead of my body.

So, I looked online and found DIY instructions. One trip to Lowe's, where I'm glad I hemmed and hawed instead of overspending, and then a trip to Mendard's, where I found just what I needed for about half as much money. It was easy and fun and very satisfying to make my own hoops, and I'm tellin' ya- these hoops are magic. Everyone's a natural.


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Steph said...

That photo - joy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Anna,
Love the pic. Can't remember the last time I saw that much happiness on an adult face.

Saw this article the other day and, because you're such an experimenter, a do-it-yourselfer, automatically thought of you.,0,2809915.story

It's an article on making jams in small batches, without the whole involved process of canning.

Take care of yourself,

--Larry (of the 9/9 Larry's).

Maggie said...

Dear Anna,
First, thank you so much for your comment on my blog post about Travelling and being my son's environment. It was awesome to hear your thoughts.
This post on hooping is fantastic! I adore hooping, it is such a joyful experience! I'm so happy your were able to make your own hoop, they really do make all the difference!
How awesome that you are a postpartum doula! I had an amazing doula during birth, and in hindsight see how wise it would have been to have a postpartum doula! Love and light to you shining woman!

Gareth said...

Time for an update me thinks :)

lily said...

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cake said...

please bring your hoops over to play. you know where we live!