Tonight, after I put my boys to bed, I came downstairs to find the sunroom door cracked open, displaying my 6'3" husband, teaching himself to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on ukulele. It kind of melted my heart. But knowing why he was learning a song on the ukulele was the real clencher. You see, this week, we're going on a trip to Kenya where we'll be doing music time with school kids and teaching business workshops to women. I asked him if he'd learn some songs on the uke to accompany me with. The lovely thing about my husband is that he can teach himself to do anything (and no, he's never picked up a uke before in his life).
Why and how did we get this opportunity? A very amazing company by the name of Basa Body is taking us on this adventure. Basa Body is a company that was established to provide economic wealth and opportunities to women in Kenya. The women harvest wild coconuts on the coast of Kenya and extract the oil by hand. With this organic, virgin coconut oil, Basa Body makes the most delicious lotions, soaps, lip butters and facial products, all with minimal and natural ingredients. They also donate a portion of the proceeds back to these women in Kenya. My hands crack easily and I have absolutely loved their lotion (Raspberry is my very favorite). I keep a bottle on my nightstand and rub it all over my hands before I go to bed every night.
As I prepare for this trip, I want to know if any of you have been to Kenya or anywhere in Africa, for that matter. What advice do you have for a girl who has never been? I would love to know how you survived the long trip over there.
Follow along with me here on my blog as I document my preparations to leave as well as my adventures during my time there.
P.S. I still have one show in L.A. on April 14th at the Hotel Cafe the day before I leave for Africa! (details HERE).
P.P.S. Right now, Basa Body is offering a 10% discount to my readers if you buy any of their yummy products online HERE. The coupon code is : mindy. Now, you can also buy Basa Body products at Cherry Lane Keepsakes Boutique on 500 N. and Univeristy Ave. in Provo, UT.
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