Monday, October 15, 2012

Lung Cancer - Creating Awareness, Fighting for a Cure

These are my Lung Cancer washcloths. The washcloth is made from Sugar and Cream Yarn. Each washcloth has the name of the cancer it represents. On the back of the card there is a verse that says, “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield “Psalms 33:20.

Color: white

Size: 7in. x 7in.

This is a great item for any household or a gift for someone special that is or was fighting cancer. All the money from these washcloths goes to The American Cancer Society to help found more research so one day we will no longer have cancer.

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Thank you for caring and fighting to find a cure!!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Smokers used to account for 95 percent of all lung cancer cases. Today, up to 15 percent of lung cancer patients, like Dana Reeve, are nonsmokers—and of those, about 60 percent are women. "Breast cancer kills about 35,000 women each year; lung cancer kills about 70,000 women," says Dr. Jennifer Garst, a lung cancer specialist at Duke University Medical Center. Researchers do not know the exact reasons for the uptick, which may be linked to genetics, the hormone estrogen, the environment (radon gas, found in some homes, is a suspected culprit) and secondhand smoke. The bottom line? "We don't know why," says Dr. Harvey Pass, division chief of thoracic surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. What is known is that some nonsmokers, who suffer from a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma, are finding relief in new targeted drugs like Avastin and Tarceva. But high costs and serious side effects can be prohibitive. The hope is that Dana Reeve's death will draw attention and dollars—and help to destigmatize this misunderstood disease. As of 2005, the National Cancer Institute spent $23,000 per breast cancer death on research, but only $1,800 per lung cancer death. "The struggle," says Laurie Fenton of the Lung Cancer Alliance, "is to present lung cancer as a disease, not just as a smoking addiction."

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Girl on Fire Earrings

When I saw these Mexican fire opals I immediately thought of the Hunger Games, and how Katiness was called the girl on fire. And the blackened brass settings are a fabulous way to accent these cabs. I've always wants to buy these cabs, a little more expensive than other glass cabs, but couldn't think of a good design for them. This design is simple, but the stones are stunning.

I hope you like them...

Do you like our vintage books in my picture? $1 at Half Price Books and where we also found book 3 of the Hunger Games for my son today. When I get a chance, I'd like to finish reading the first book and then move onto the other two. I did read enough of book one to get a good background before seeing the movie - at midnight!  First time we've hit a midnight movie -- ours was one of few theatres in the country not full of young teens, very surprising as we expected a crowd and arrived early.

I love to read, but there is never enough time, is there?!

Have a fabulous week! 

p.s. from Emily: Mom, find a safe place for those books or find them more worn - I love to chew on hardcover books - not sure why - maybe to annoy my mom. No, not for attention - I never lack for attention, as I'm too adorable.

Friday, October 5, 2012

American Girl Dolls without Hair

Not something every girl with cancer would want - a reminder of lost hair from chemo, but it's an option with American Girl dolls and you can later replace the doll head to one with hair.

American Girl site on bald doll

Pink ribbon dress - I've made purchases from this shop - beautiful sewing!

Friday Favorites

From Etsy - my Friday Favorites

TA DA !! Looks like someone is showing off - just too cute!

This is more appropriate for Spring, but I really love this apron, and most of the others in this shop. By Bernice Bradford

Does this bring back playground memories?!
by moxie doll

Cinderella Buttons by the Sewing Rabbit

Naomi - Check the Girls Earrings Giveaway

In honor of my sister, here are lovely pearl pink vintage lucite beads, dangling from shell leverback gold-plated earwires.

PLEASE use these as a reminder to check the girls monthy - that is how she found her breast cancer and caught it early !!

$5 from each purchase of these earrings from my etsy shop will go to fight cancer !!

Also, see my sister's fundraiser for St. Jude's at

Two sisters, 8 and 10 years old are raising $100,000 each for St. Jude, after deciding to raise the funds, their own brother is now at St. Jude's with cancer.

To give to St. Jude thru Madison:

To give to St. Jude thru Lindsey:

Madison is over $100,000, so let's get Lindsey there too!

* Become a follower and leave a comment to enter our drawing for our self exam reminder earrings! We will have a random drawing at the end of October with one winner.