Friday, May 27, 2011

OK! How the online auction benefitng the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will play out!

Starting June 17, Eech donated item will have ther own blog page. It will feature the donated item, and give info on the shop/artist who is giving it. We will give all websites, pages, etc of them so you can get a full vew of who owr genrus gifters are.
At the end of eech rite-up, I will begin the bid at $5. and in the comments will be where the fun will play out! yuo can enter as many times as yuo wish. but yuo will be rsponsibl for eech item yuo bid on.

 The Week of July 11 will be Ultimate Push week, and we will ask all sponsors to max owt promoting. There will be a prize to the SPONSOR who brings the most peeps to the auction that week!

on July 29th, (honoring my dad) at 8pm, The auction will end and we will go thru and get the winners and ther bids!
(this is gona be so so fun!)
Then the sponsors will be notifyd and whn the winners have pade, and the payments have cleard, yuor prizes will be sent to yuo! YAY!

I encurag all bidders to enjoy this and to share it wth frends, knowing it is a good needed caus. We want to max owt owr potentil readership to get th most benefit for this effort. A movement! perhaps ths wl be owr 1st, of many online auctions to benefit Lite The Nite!
BOTH my and Kathy's teams are named "HEERS TO HOPE!"

and the original team, in San Fran, is still running under th same name! I'd love to have othr Relay for Life, Team in Training, and Lite the Nite teams to run undr this battle cry!

comment if yuo have questns! and pleez pleez spred the word!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk Online Auction

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk Online  Auction

Sara Luptowski and Kathy Fry are givin a showt owt!
Call for sponsors to help raise money for my team in the Cincinnati Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk!!

begins 8 am June 17
ends   8 pm July 29

We am asking for your help in raising money for our Light the Night Teams by providing a donated item for our online auction.

Click heer to see how the auction will work for bidders!

To become a sponsor:

Donations pleez! All items are tax deductibl! I will give yuo proper documnts for that.

Donated items must be worth at leest $5.00. If yuo are able, adding a small free gift is cool. just a littl somthng. but its not rquired. if yuo do, put it in the rite-up of the item.

The Week of July 11 will be Ultimate Push week, and we will ask all sponsors to max owt promoting. There will be a prize to the SPONSOR who brings the most peeps to the auction that week!

Pleez list ALL of your websites/stores/pages you would like me to publicize. I promis to promote yuo and give yuo as mcch free advrtisng and exposur as possibl!

Pleez rmembr, this is a DONATION. Neether yuo or we will be making any money on this. All proceeds will be split betwen thees 2 pages, mine~ and to Kathy's page,

If yuo wod like to make a donation to our team yuorself, pleez also chek wth yuor employer as many have a contract to match donation contribushns made by employees!

If yuo wod like to join our team in addition to your donation for the silent auction, that would be awsom!

this is not a rquirement but a request.  I wod  love to have eech sponser bring at leest 1 reader to 'follow' my blog, simply cos I do charity spotlites alot and want to reech more peeps. I will sertnly retrrn the favor!

Publisity is KEY, rite? SO! All sponsors will be requested to share the auction link on yuor page at leest 1x/day and share yuor favrit thing on it. You cannot choose yuor own item. Dont stop at th rquirement! If yuo like, blog it, mentn it, tweet it, and most importntnly SHARE IT WITH FRENDS!  It will be grate for you and yuor sales and yuo will be helpng sch a worthy caus.

We so apreshate yuor assistanse and input in this auction.

As yuo can see on my page ,we are asking for $1 donashns!

I wod soooo apreshate yuor help! C'mon! Be a HERO!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Call-out for Sponsor Donations for my Silent Auction to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma REserch

 This post has ben edited, rules are flexibl rite now and open to sugestn.

Thats rite! That time of year agen! bring owt yuor colors, red for blood cancers, lyme green for nonhodgekins, and lavndr for hodge.
remembr, tho, whn yuo put yuor susan kohman pink breast cancer pins away tho.......that cancer has no color. it is devstating, in all its many fases.
and this is why we walk. marathon. tri-athlon. fite back!

My Heers to Hope battle cry has ben used ovr and ovr. When i frrst startd to tipe on a supprt bord, i didnt no it ws misspelld and the grashus peeps on th bord just went wth it. by th time i fownd owt it was misspelld, evrybody on the support bord was using it! and it has now become a fixture! HEERS TO HOPE is on shrrts, and othr items.
at Julie Meryl's website.....she too is a fiter, tryng her best to get the beast down

The 1st Heers To Hope team is San Fran Heers To Hope Team which is an award-winning team. It has grown and is a sereus big gun in the donations. Thay rock. I'm thrilld to partisipate in somthng so signifcnt.......and named in my honor! bahahaha! *grin*

Heer is my cincy links This is my persnl page, we are walking in honor of David House, a sersly cool guy who is kick ass inspirashnl.
We have truly becom fam within fam.

I am captn of this team, and we have a hi gole that i'd like to smash to bits.(my personl page is in this groop too)
So far, my son Donnie is th other membr, but I expct more peeps on my teem soon.

we are asking for $1 and $5 strate donashns. yuor rite! its NOT mcch! *grin* but it is somthng we can all do. and if we all do it.......well jsst imagin!

~~~~~OK, for tdays charity.......gess what it is agen! BAHAHAHA

For a new Lymphoma fundraser, i am asking for spponsors to donate a prize!!! This will not be a free one for contestnts, but a mnth long silent auction! The sponsors are asking that ther items be donated tho. I will rite up this in my blog tomoro. This will be fun!

I wod love those who are intrested to speek up! :) and i dont want tths to just be 'etsy' peeps! this is good publisity, so yuo scentsy peeps can get in on this actn too! or anybdy els who has bisness to offer.

rules are
the item donated must be worth at leest $5.

give me a link to the donated item, and by all means, all yuor plugs/shops/pages/etc. yuo have . I will give yuo as mcch exposure as i am able to do!

Up in the air about shipping. As this is not a free gift to contestants, mabe shipping charges are aproprat to apply also? give feedbak pleez!

I wod love to see eech shop add 1 reader to my blog. and I will retrrn the favor! have the reader yuo have gottn to follow my blog to say in comment that thay have ben steerd heer by yuo, and i will do my bestest! (im asking that, not requiring it! I just have a babyish 100readers, and I want to reech owt to so many peeps)

Just so yuo understand, yuo or I will not be reseeving any mony from this. all monys will go the Leukemia and Lymphoma Reserch Foundation, per my page linkd above. If you wod prefer to join my team and make yuor own page and have the proseeds go to YUOR page, tthat wod be awsom! Info on the walk itself is at the bottom of the team page. 

Publisity for evrybody is key, rite? SO! All sponsors will be required to share th link to yuor page 1x/day and share yuor favrit item on it so far. You cannot choose yuor own. And dont stop ther!  i sugesst blogging and mentning it, tweeting it, and most importntnly SHARING IT WITH FRENDS! it will be grate exposur fr yuo and yuor sales, and yuo will be helpng a worthy cause.

The tentativ timetable is June 17 thru July 29th. It will be a silent auction with bids stopping at 6pm July 29th. The contestnts who are bidding shod add who brot them to the auction so tthat seller is regnized. The Week of July 11 will be The Week of Ultimat Push, wher we all just max owt promoting. Ther mite be some sponsor insentives givn ths week.
All donated items are tax deductbl, and I can provide documntashn.

 We all benefit from this, so lets jump on it! frrst we need prizes!!! pleez convo me!   Onse I have prizes to share, I will get this set up!

as always

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thinkng Ahed

Fluorescent(copy and pastd! ha!) pig tail curl bulbs for yuor home. all the wondrfl enrgy saving advise and promise! in fact, we now have laws in plase that the old bulbs are being fazed out. and yay! tthat IS good.
'sept fr 1 thing.......
alot of peeps stil dont recycl reglr stuff. let alone somthng like this, whch has an OSHA warning rite on the label. mercury. nasty. who wants to be rsponsbl to be adding THAT into th environmnt?!?!
i secretly thnk my cancer was partly due to the mercury content of the fish i relishd frm the Illinois river. the power plant rite ther wher i grew up was a possibl culprit, in my mind.

so ok. bak to thees bulbs. aftr a long time promised, thay DO indeed evently burn owt and yuo have to get rid of them. heers what i fownd.

what our close caring frends at the EPA tell us leeds us on our way.
Step 1: Assess Your Facility – Assessing your facility is a key step to implementing a recycling program. In assessing your facility, the following questions should be answered: How many fluorescent lamps are in the facility? Where are they located? How often do you change your fluorescent lamps? How many fluorescent lamps are you disposing of each month and year? How are you handling and storing the used lamps? Do all employees know what to do with a used fluorescent lamp?
Step 2: Become Knowledgeable about State and Federal Requirements for Managing Fluorescent Lamps – Consult your state’s regulations for state-specific requirements for managing hazardous waste lamps, noting the specific requirements that pertain to the Universal Waste Rule. Lamp recyclers should be aware of state and federal requirements and will be able to provide assistance in this area. A link to a list of recyclers is provided under Step 3.
Step 3: Select a Recycler
um ok. it gives us but that seems like a comershl.

so i go to good ole google. whch to me, is way more than th tipicl consumr will do. thay wod jus pitch em. whch is my point.
 i found Fluorescent Lamp Recyclers that has info broken down to states. (oddly NOT the lots of states we have, only a few) but Heer i can find an exact locashn to call and get to. so job done.

this is an extra rant yuor treetd to. lol feel free to add.

and also
pleez feel free to danse.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wireless and Other Musings

Where wod you like to invest some sereus money. charity dosnt count, cos we all have incredbl needs close to owr harts. No , this is purely a 'if ya had a cool free mil' questn.

I wana invest in REAL WIRELESS. an ii meen seresly WIRELESS. it dosnt cownt if i have to plug anythng in at all. i have a state-of-the-art iMac, 24incher.....and yes no mattr what yuo have herd, SIZE MATTERS.....we have wireless ' the router rite heer in front of me. along wt my 1T extra hard drive. my cool bluetooth fone. that iPad i'm in love wth. In the living room, the Mac Mini is owr full media entrtanemnt sistem along wth its own 1T externl hard drive....movies, cable tv, whch is overshadowdd by 'net tv, but still! its ther!, music, and i can surf too and this baby is conectd to evry computer in th house with its entrtaning abiltys(that # is 5-7 dependng on who is home. all macs) now jus a small plug heer.....that mac mini cost $400 wth intel! so, yeh! ask me more! lol but heers wher i LOSE IT!!! IT IS ALL PLUGGD IN. the smaller devises are charging. and i detest throw-away battrys. but STILL!!!!
WHY am i STILL tripping ovr, and strugglng arownd WIRES in a WIRELESS age??? eh? eh??
so yeh. Thats wher my money is on. The guy who stands up and shows me how i can throw away evry powr strip in my howse away. be it a windmill in my bak yard or a solar helmet for my bald hubby to ware. whatevr!

ok. lol. rant ovr for now.
I have resently ben featured on a lovly blog, regardng my pit bull photographs and i was delited.
Take a peek with me Lisa's lovly little window table, "This Road of Life"
Her week was on philanthropy, as yuo can see. Sevral wondrful choises. Her style of riting is conversashnl too, like yuo are sitting ovr a cup of coffee wth her. Doncha jus love that! *grin*

Heer is the print she showcased of mine, and it can be bot rite heer in my shop, Through Sara's Eyes
The page also tells you of the charity DRAW that this photo provides for.

what a handsome guy!

Now aftr looking at Lesa's blog, i strongly sugest you follow. I love the hart to hart way she invites you to share a few moments wth her. You can follow her on facebook heer.
and DEF take a slide over and breeze thru her shop, Lesas Plunder Place

ok! I am shaking myslf off and 'getting bak to wrrk'. I'v ben in a tornado of emoshn.
We finly went on owr honymoon, aftr bout 7yrs of marrig. my trip has givin me lodes of raw materil to wrrk with, and I have gottn some up.
Tre Sunrise, $35 with free shipping til the end of may then free shipping if yuo buy 2 things

$35, and 20%net profits to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Research Foundation.

Life 19 Chair, $35 with free shipping til the end of may then free shipping if yuo buy 2 things

The rest of my 'off' time.....hubby saild rite thru gallbladder srgry and is fine, the eldest son Donnie is safe and sound in Cali, .....bittrsweet, yes. vry happy for him, to be so sucessfl and happy. and i got my bionic ears! and am still gettng used to them.
HEERS a funny bowt that.
my ear doc kept saying bfor we got them tthat i wod have to do my part, and be dilignt and not give up soon. i had no clue what he ment! he jus sed some peeps are a bit ovrwhelmd.


take las nite for exampl. hubby, aftr a medisinl amownt of tequilla, is in the kichen while i am in the livng room. waves of disgustng body noises erupt from th kichen wth the forse of Old Faithful behind them. i sed "OHMYFREEKNGGODTOM!!!!'
he sed"i gess i gota get used to you heering all that, ay?"
and i sed 'and i gota get used to heering it??? nok it off!'
aaaaaaand he sed 'ya nevr complaned befor!'

I leev yuo with tthat. *grin* thanks for sharing a cup of coffee wth me. Make it a grate day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Last Day with my Son

He is headed out to Cali, to live. 26yrs old, college grad in phlebotomy, and finansly indepndnt......and in love.
All for my boy. humor, wisdom, grace, faith, hope.
earth, air, water, fire.
alwas cast your cyrcl to pray.
remembr your pack, as you go to create your very own.

and keep your way home lited brite, yes lited brite.
My blessing and my love, in sooth

A tribute to my Son.......skip if yuo find thees silly thngs boring. I was 15 whn i gave birth. and Its ben a crazy adventur evr sinse. Heers to more!

I am a Monkey Man! Im glad You Are A.....Monkey.....TOOOOOOO

look, he stil had hair

Donnie and Genrul Lee

Thay cleen up nise!

still on the Illinois River

Gradiated at last!

prety prowd

we are both so so yung

GoofTards Rock!

YES The S is Silent Stooooopid

Donnie and The Prinse


Crazy Fam

all growed up

Last Supper lol

Stellar Uncle

Pwetty Pwinsess Bon Voyeggy party

Happy Mamas Day '11

His Girl, Brandy.....who hes leevin for

Uncle Donnie and Bubby

Uncle Donnie and Bubby

Brats, evn if tthay are growd up


me and my son

too cool!

Queen Luna

Joy of our harts.....Keisha

i LOVE this. and yeh, the joke ws funny

Donnie and his littl brother

last pic wt Pappaw

Party Suppers

Me and Donnie

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Bonne Fête des Mères! 


Ysterday, I askd on my facebook what your mama taut you. 

Heers some of the ansrs.

Bianca ✫  she (and my cousin) taught me how to ride a bike :)

Lisa  Family relationships, both blood family and chosen family, should always be nurtured.

Nancy  Happiness is a choice

Rafael  put my pants on _before_ running outside.

Sara Luptowski BAHAHAHAHA raf hope tthats a reglr thng yuo rmbr. othrwise, a mentl pic.....

Josie Groper To use a toilet... ;)

Crystal  This too shall pass! God what great words of wisdom even though they were borrowed. She was so right. Whatever was a crisis at one point and time in life often seems ridiculous and trivial at another point and time. All but one that is... :(

Nancy  let's see....she also told me the old "why buy the cow if you're giving the milk for free" line and "there's nothing uglier than a drunk woman" and "no matter how pretty you are, if you sound stupid, you look stupid".

Sara Luptowski hugs to yuo crystal
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Amy  My mom once said that nothing good happens after midnight. While it must be said that I did have a LOT of fun after 12:00, I will concede that none of it was good..... Or even legal!!

Jude My Mom told me "Some people can fall into a bucket of shit and still come out smelling like roses. But you are not one of them"

Michelle  To keep moveing forward no matter how hard life may be...Always keep a smile and truse in God. She taught me to be strong and always care for others be kind to everyone But most of all she tought me to love with all my heart

Melody  how to be a mom...

Donna to value time and spend it with those one loves! :)

Joan  how to laugh through hard times

Milt  Don't pick your nose

Morag  Nothing good comes out of a pub!

Leslie Don't touch the stove top when i'm cooking...

Sara Luptowski My mom taut me to alwas PLAY

Cheryl  My mom taught me that you are never too old. She is almost 70 and still works in a retirement home with the elderly. LOL

What are some of the things YOUR MOMS have taut you?
Pleez share on this lovly day.

my favrit from Erma Bombeck

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of “overtime” when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”
And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order?
  • She has to be completely washable, but not plastic;
  • Have 180 movable parts... all replaceable;
  • Run on black coffee and leftovers;
  • Have a lap that disappears when she stands up;
  • A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair;
  • And six pairs of hands.”
The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands... no way.”
“It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord. “It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”
“That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ’What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, ’I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”
“Lord,” said the angel, touching His sleeve gently, “Go to bed. Tomorrow...”
“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick... can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger... and can get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower.”
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.
“But she’s tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.”
“Can it think?”
“Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You You were trying to push too much into this model.”
“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.”
“What’s it for?”
“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.”
“You are a genius,” said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. “I didn’t put it there,” He said. 

me. now. 42. happy.
Prinse Alexander Nikolai. My Grandson

I love this cos he looks like hes sayin......'wow'

yep. das our groop!

6 awsomtastic kids....whch now make us the Crazy 8

Snuggl Nana

New Mama

yep, my dorky crew and ther versn of the Last Supper
my beutifl Mom in law and Sis in law
my mom, singin to Alexander

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bonne Fête des Mères!

Happy Mother's Day!
My mama, playing her belovd piano, When The Saints Go Marchin In. *hart*

Memrys floodd eech of us ths weekend. Tell me yuor favrit memry. what was the best lessn yuor mama taut you? what tradishn of your mothr's that you gladly do for and with your own child/children? If your mama has passd across tthe river, how do yuo honor her in yuor life?

It oftn comes down to gifts, on Mother's Day. whn owr children are yung, we relish tth scribbl wrrks of art. Then come tth burnd tost and orang juse wth a boquet of dandylions. then an upgrade in tth brekfast in bed. later, perhaps a nise card wth a promis of chores done. still later, reel gifts frm th hart, like a speshl book or a potting plant. and onwrd to tth 'growed up' gifts......of boquets of roses or othr loved flowers, jewlry, etc.

Heer's a few ideas if yuor mama is a charitbl giver herslf.

any gift you send on that website, yuo have a drop down optn of hundreds of charitys to donate 10% of your total $$ free, to a charity of choise. Your mother will reseev a note saying whch charity you chose. *hart* and thay have stunning florals! and same day optns.

Botanicals for HOPE
lotion and skin care made by a cancer patient that gives back to the cancer society! i can prsnly attest to this line of products! (speshly the olive lotion and the lip soothing balm.
as always 10% all net profits go to cancer charitys listed in my policys, and I have a charity section. chek that owt!
if yuo love ebay, chek this out. if yuor there anyway, go fr the charitys!

Now THIS just blew me away! I love it and what it dos.
Safe Motherhood Kits
that is STUNNING! $24. amazng. Give a safe kit to a soon-to-be-mama in a 3rd world, in your mama's name.

thees are jus a few ideas.

Pleez add to ths list. its jus a thrown tgether one, as im so tired i can hardly peep. lol
At $35, this has a 20% net profits to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Foundation

At SolsticeD's shop you will find this lovly necklase......
At $45,
$5 from the sale of each piece is donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
sneek into Divingdivas23's shop and we find......
I created this butterfly necklace for my mom. In honor of upcoming Mother's Day. My mother sadly died of cancer in 2005. I am donating $20 of your purchase to cancer research."
ok. now YUOR TURN! ADD ON! and i will update.
Happy Mothers Day!
Make it a grate day!