I found this heating pad on Pinterest and loved the idea of a large pad that went around the shoulders and down the back. So often I only see neck warmers. I decided to make some for my mom and sister-in-law for Mother's Day. These are really easy to make and make great gifts. In an effort to reduce/recycle I used some fabric I already owned, bought lavender from Amazon and rice from Sprouts in the bulk area. I didn't know this until I started researching it but enriched rice is actually rice they stripped the nutrient out of and then enriched it with nutrient. That is the short answer to what it is, the important part is the process makes the rice shelf life much longer, making it perfect for these warmers. Click here to find the post from Craft Endeavor to see the instructions.
Rice from Sprouts, cheap! Which is good because you need a lot, about 9-10 cups!
I live in Dallas, Texas and recently left my executive
position at the leading community management company to embark on a
completely different path, teaching Bikram Yoga.
When I moved
to Dallas in 2005, I found a Bikram Yoga studio near my house. I had
never done much yoga, and certainly not Bikram Yoga. I decided to give
it a try and I really loved the multiple challenges in class. If you
aren't familiar, Bikram Yoga is hot yoga, the room is 105 degrees with
up to 50% humidity. The heat really helps you open up and stretch your
I am also a crafter, I love scrapbooking, knitting,
making cards, sewing, pretty much anything "artsy." I started my own
company a few years ago to sell a craft cushion I created after going to
several retreats with hard chairs. That wasn't quite as popular as the
new Snuggie blanket so I still have a day job.
I started a new
company in 2009, "Bike Run Yoga that's my tri", to help inspire others
to get out and do what they love. In 2009 I completed 12 events, of
which, the highlights were completing my first marathon, riding 100
miles for the second time in Hotter N Hell in Wichita Falls, Texas and
competed in my 3rd yoga competition. I'm not athletic and I hate to
sweat but I am learning to overcome many of my fears and issues with
being an "athlete" through expanding and exploring the possibilities of
Bike Run Yoga.