Wednesday, September 26, 2012

39.3 Miles!

I got back on Monday from a fun-filled two day walk in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, for the 10th Anniversary Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

The Trekkin' for Ta-Tas team - Captain Sue Lyn, The Machine Laura, and Squirrel Diana enjoyed the sunshine, ocean view, and friends we met along the way!

I'm proud to say I made it the full 26 miles on the first day - lots of gradual hills kicked my butt, and the humidity was no fun, but I made it - with a blister or two to prove it!

We met an amazing lady named Barbara Jo Kirshbaum who has been walking in the Avon as well as the Komen walks for 15 years . . . . .  raising more than 1 million dollars in donations!

Day 2 was a gorgeous sunny day, and only 13 miles to the finish line!  The total for both days came in at 39.3 miles.

I'm happy to know these great gals, and proud that with wonderful support from our families and friends, we were able to raise more than $6,000 for the fight against breast cancer!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Heading to Santa Barbara!

Tomorrow I'm off to Santa Barbara for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!  This is the 10th year for this walk, and my first time doing the Avon walk.  I'm looking forward to meeting up with the Trekkin' for Ta-Tas team - Sue Lyn Maves and Diana Gabaldon.  The picture above is from last year's Komen 3-Day when Diana and I worked as route markers.

Here it is, by the numbers . . . . . .

1 - night we'll spend in a pink tent

2 - days walking

3 - miles between pit stops

39 - total miles we'll walk

451 - miles I've walked since last November

$1,825.50 - donations I received

$6,084.80 - donations our team collected

Saturday and Sunday I will be walking:

For the 1 in 8 who will be diagnosed with breast cancer

In memory of my Mom - a two time breast cancer survivor

In memory of my Aunt Phyllis, Aunt Bernadine, great Aunt Grace, Cousin Linda

In honor of my cousins-in-law Konnie, and Kris

Thank you to the many friends who have supported me in reaching my goal and allowing me to walk.  I'll have lots of pictures and memories to share when I return!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Goal Is Met - Time to Walk!

I'm dusting off the cat ears and getting ready next month to walk 39 miles in two days to help end breast cancer!  This year the Trekkin' for Ta-Tas team is heading to Santa Barbara, California, to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Thank you to the many friends who helped me reach my $1,800 goal!  I am so grateful.  If you haven't made a charitable contribution this year, you still have time to help out my two teammates!

Click here to go to our team page!  Who do you know that has been affected by breast cancer?  One in eight women will be diagnosed with this terrible disease.  I walk in memory of my Mom, my aunt, a great aunt, and a cousin.  I also walk in honor of two of my husband's cousins.

I look forward to a fun-filled, emotional two days.  Keep me in your thoughts on September 22-23!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July Day 8

It's time for Day 8 of Christmas in July! For a $25 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you'll receive these thank you gifts.

This adorable black metal candle holder features a cat playing a fiddle.  It stands 8" tall and will hold either a tealight or a votive candle.

Also included is this vintage Pat Prichard ladies handkerchief.  It is all linen and measures 15" x 14 1/2".  This is a rare find and purrfect for the hankie collector - it would look lovely framed as an art piece!

The hankie is a burnt orange color and features a cat in each corner surrounded by colorful pink flower like designs.  A similar Pat Prichard cat hankie can be seen on Ebay selling for $25!  Your $25 donation to help me reach my goal gets you this hankie and a charitable tax donation!

I'm also including this Cats Rule keychain handmade by me!

Thank you for also checking out items available from Day 3 and Day 7!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July Day 7

For Christmas in July Day 7, I have two thank you gifts for a $25 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

The adorable copper wire cat basket measures 8" long by 4 1/2" wide (at the head).  There is a handle on either side for carrying.  This kitty would enjoy hanging out in the kitchen or in a guest bathroom holding a towel!

It's Raining Cats and Dogs book by Pat Ross is a unique book that features cats in one half of the book, and then flip it upside down to see dogs in the other half!  Adorable Victorian style cats, dogs, and children adorn the book along with quotes about these furry friends.

And be sure to check out items still available from Day 3!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas in July Day 6

 This item is no longer available!
(Thanks, Lori)

Christmas in July Day 6 is here, and I have two cute items for you to consider!  For a $15 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you will receive the following two items as a thank you gift.

The first is this cute Hello Kitty Christmas ornament - new in box.  It measures 4 inches tall and features Hello Kitty dressed in pink boots and an aqua scarf!  She is ready to adorn your holiday tree this winter!

You will also receive this cute ceramic tea light full of adorable kitties enjoying a day in the grass chasing butterflies!  Tea light measures 5 1/2 inches tall and features tabby cats, tuxedo cats, and calico cats!

Other items are still available from Day 2, Day 3, and Day 5. Thanks for checking them out!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July Day 5

 This item is no longer available!
(Thanks, Dale)

For Christmas in July Day 5, I have some adorable Hello Kitty items!  A metal blue holiday lunchbox features Hello Kitty decked out for winter fun.

Included in this giveaway is a Hello Kitty wallet which will hold pictures, coins, and bills.

Another item included is this mini photo album.

And we all know Hello Kitty is about friendship, so there are fun friendship cards to give out to your special pals!

These gifts will come your way for a $15 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

Be sure to check out other Christmas in July thank you gifts still available - Day 2, and Day 3!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas in July Day 4

(Thanks, Sandy)

An awsome Hello Kitty item is offered for Christmas in July Day 4!   For a $25 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you will receive this brand new pink Hello Kitty adjustable ball cap.  In addition, there is a pink ribbon tissue cozy - purrfect for your purse, tote bag or backpack.

Who can resist Hello Kitty's cute face?

There is an adjustable velcro strap in the back.

Nice embroidered Hello Kitty on the front!

And a handmade tissue cozy from The Cat in the Clover!

And be sure to check out Day 2 and Day 3 - these gifts are still available!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July Day 3

For Christmas in July Day 3, I have three cute Hello Kitty items. For a $10 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you will receive all three items!

The red and white Hello Kitty drawstring bag is made of cotton fabric and measures 7" long x 6" wide.

The cute pink flower clock features Hello Kitty, a birdie, apple, and set of pencils.  It runs on one AA battery (not included).

Also included is a stainless steel fork and spoon - dishwasher safe, not for use in a microwave.

Yesterday's item is still available, so check it out!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas in July Day 2

This item is no longer available!
(Thanks Ann!)

Today is Day 2 of my Christmas in July Hello Kitty giveaway! For a $15 donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you will receive this cute set of blank notecards.

The pink envelopes are just as cute as the cards!

There are five designs, three of each, for a total of 15 notecards!

Yesterday's gift is still available, so if you make a $15 donation, you can have your pick!