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Since I last updated this blog, I have bought my first house, left a great job, came back to an even better job, learned to roller skate, got involved with roller derby, broke my ankle, and started the process of (and still am) recovering from an ankle break. As you can see, I have found plenty to keep me busy. I would love to resurrect this blog again someday, but for now, I will be satisfied with being the one who introduced many of you to women peeing standing up, reusable menstrual products, the difference between octopus and squid, and more. Maybe I’ll impart you with useless knowledge again soon. Until then, enjoy the archives!

The Triumphant and Tentacled Return of Cephaloblog

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Cephaloblog is back and better than ever with a NEWLY REVAMPED posting schedule (as in, I WILL be posting). Every Sunday starting today, there will be a freshly inked (heh) post. So if you (used to) like what you read, come back for more, every week!

To kick off my first week back, since probably the least number of people will read this post considering my disappearance off the face of the blogosphere four months ago, I’ll take this opportunity to be a crazy cat lady.

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DIY Reusable Pads

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Just one more reason to love Lunapads: Not only do they make the best designed washable cloth pads on the market, they’re willing to share their secret.

Last week on the Lunablog, Madeleine Shaw, one of the co-creators of Lunapads, made a post with detailed video instructions* on how to sew up your own reusable cloth pad and liner.

Despite what a great tutorial this was, honestly, my favorite part of the post was their reasoning for providing such instructions:

“The videos and pattern download were created in response to two needs: first, as a possible option for those who can’t afford Lunapads, or to support those who prefer to make things themselves, just because. Second is to offer it as an instructional tool for women in Africa to make pads for themselves and/or as commercial products, as well as for crafters in this neck of the woods who want to make pads to contribute as donations to Pads4Girls.”

I just love that a company that makes money selling reusable pads is willing to provide a simplified DIY pattern for those who aren’t able to afford their product and to help others in need.

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Spring Fever

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First, thanks to Ammre for linking me to the wonderful cephalopod cartoon shown above. I not only love the style of the graphic, but I think the caption is hilarious. 

Second, just a quick update since I have not made a post in awhile:

1) I DID get that red squid necklace that was sold out for my birthday – can you believe it?! Thanks again to Noadi for her great cephalopod designs!

2) I’ve been carrying a folded reusable tote in my purse (which, let’s be honest, could probably function as a reusable tote on it’s own, it’s so big) and using it instead of plastic bags when I shop anywhere.

3) It’s been NICE OUT – which is the main reason I have not been updating Cephaloblog. I’ve got spring fever, which in my neck of the woods can be dangerous, because there is always the threat of a winter storm right up until June.

That being said, I’ve got a bunch of half-finished posts just waiting to be published, so look forward to regular updates for the next few weeks!

Giving Credit Where Credit’s Due

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I just wanted to give a quick mention to the lovely and talented Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey, better known as Em & Lo, who have been very supportive of Cephaloblog the last couple of weeks. They’ve mentioned me in their blog roundups (aka Blog Snogs) twice now, and I can’t thank them enough. (Check them out here and here!)

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