I bet we all can agree that when a cure for Cancer is found there will be lots of celebrations world wide! I remember in high school my teacher said in only a couple years you will know someone who has or had cancer, sadly I never thought it would be my mother. Whats worse is being able to count more and more people I know who have battled this disease!
If you have followed my blog you have seen a post here or there especially in the month of October hearing about the loss of my mother due to her battle with leukemia.
Ten years may have passed since her going home to Jesus party but the heart ache still is present. This year my family is helping to make a difference. We have formed team Bette Boop, thanks to my sister who started this team last year! I am so proud of her efforts last year that it made me so eager to jump on board the team and get raising funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For more then 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been solely focused on people with blood cancers.
I want to keep my readers informed on my journey through fundraising and the emotional evening of the walk in September. Please keep me in your prayers as I fund-raise and when I walk in the Light the Night Evening. Please also keep praying for the scientists working on cures and for the current families going through this hardship.
To read about my family story of my mothers battle with Leukemia please CLICK HERE.
If you would like to donate to this awesome cause please CLICK HERE. Every little bit is greatly appreciated!!! :) Last year my daughter had a Lemonade stand and her profits were donated to the same cause... so yes every little bit is greatly appreciated!
For those of you who would rather mail a check, write the check out to Leukemia & Lymphoma society and please write April Flanigan in the memo line and mail the check to:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1711 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!
WE MISS YOU MOM, we walk for you and so others do not have to suffer the pain we suffered.
Keep your eyes peeled as I will be making another blog post soon giving details on how your business large or small can get some advertising on my blog by making a donation!!! :) :) Also, if you are a business and would like to donate a gift card for auction that would be greatly appreciated as well. DETAILS SOON, but feel free to email me if you are interested praisesofawifeandmommy at gmail .com
I WALK IN HONOR OF MY MOM!! I LOVE and MISS YOU!!!!!!!!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t