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National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 1, 2013

10 Year Anniversary Pin - Go Red for Women

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013! 

It is the 10th Anniversary of the ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign! 

The American Heart Association is challenging America to “Go Red” for National Wear Red Day, February – heart awareness month, as well as ALL YEAR LONG! 

Did you know that 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease. AND, it’s the #1 killer of women above all cancers combined. All cancers combined? Wow! Think about it, think about 3 important women in your life. It’s pretty easy to come up with 3 women, right? Now imagine life without one of them. Scary, huh? It could happen. It’s the reality of the statistics, for now.  But, the American Heart Association is continuing to create awareness, educate, and raise funds for research to fight the battle against heart disease. And, they need your help to do that! 

Here are just a few things you can do: 

*Wear RED on National Wear Red Day – Friday, Febuary 1, 2013. 

* Encourage others to wear red on National Wear Red Day – associations, churches, co-workers, etc. 

*Decorate your business in red – store fronts, lobby areas, etc. 

*Host a healthy lunch at work or dinner with friends. 

*Educate others to live heart healthy lifestyles. 

Please remember, the ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign does focus on women and their fight against heart disease. But, heart disease affects men too. So, make sure they know to live a heart healthy lifestyle too! 

RED at Donna's Fashions

Looking for something RED to wear on National Wear Red Day? You can head to Donna’s Fashions (Tulsa). These are just a few ‘fun finds’ that you can get there – for women and men. Yes, men should be wearing red on National Wear Red Day too! Uh, I think my name needs to be on the RED cowboy boots that have tan HEARTS embroidered on them. Can you say, perfect?!? 

Exclusive Rustic Cuff at Donna's Fashions

And, most definitely, my name needs to be on this cuff. It’s an exclusive cuff being sold at Donna’s Fashions (by Rustic Cuff) in support of the Go Red for Women campaign. A percentage of sales, of this particular cuff, will be donated to the local (Tulsa) chapter of the  American Heart Association. Promo running through the month of February. Strictly, my opinion, but, this quote is perfect for women and their fight against heart disease:

“Strong Women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.” 

There are a variety of businesses, in Tulsa, as well as across the nation that are “Going Red” in their own way. Make sure to contact them, check their social media pages, and show your support when and where you can. 

So, mark your calendars for Friday, February 1, 2013 and WEAR RED!! 

Links: 

American Heart Association

Donna’s Fashions

Rustic Cuff 

 

Holiday Gift Giveaway – Card Cubby

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..the holidays are upon us!

And, why not join in the fun and add to the ‘buzz’ and excitement of the holidays, by offering a few gift giveaways! 

I am very excited about this one….the Card Cubby!

Card Cubby

I raved about this product last year during the holidays, as well as throughout the year. I LOVE it! I have the card cubby and the coupon cubby. Both, are awesome sources of organization for me. Awesome! And, if you know me, you would know this is important! Have you seen my purse? 

You know how every retailer offers ‘reward cards’, ‘loyalty cards’ or whatever they want to call them these days? And, where do you keep them all? I had them shoved in every pocket in my wallet and purse. And, when it came time to find the one I was looking for, do you think I could find it? No! 

Card Cubby

With the Card Cubby, I have all of my ‘loyalty’ and ‘reward’ cards (or whatever you want to call them) in one place. Now, when I go into my purse, I know exactly where to find them. Both, the card and coupon cubby, have been lifesavers over the last few weeks as I try to shop for the holidays. 

There are a wide variety of colors and styles, but, I have to admit, I’m loving the Really Red Croc style. The bright red is easy to see in the car and/or in my purse. As well as, it is a good reminder to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Red is the color of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women campaign. (I have a special place in MY heart for his cause.)

So, don’t you want to run out and get one (or two) for yourself? Well, guess what! YOU have the opportunity to enter and win a Really Red Croc Card Cubby too! It’s a perfect gift idea. And, I didn’t say WHO the gift would be for…give to a loved one or keep for yourself! (I won’t tell!) 

The giveaway runs from December 12 – December 17, 2012.

Go to this link and enter for your chance to win! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanksgiving – Kid Style

The Kid Table

Remember the good ol’ ‘kid table’ over the holidays? I remember being at my Grandma’s for the holidays and the kids were always assigned to sitting around the folding tables in the living room while the adults sat around the dining room table. And, now, as an adult at holidays, I still hear kids asking, “Where do I get to sit?” And, you hear the answer, “At the kid table”. 

But, why not make the kid table fun? AND, why not have the kids help decorate the kid table? 

Here is my first suggestion. Wrap the kid table in brown craft paper. It’s perfect for kid’s to draw and color on while the adults are wanting to squeeze in just a few minutes more of good adult conversation. As well as, when they are done drawing and eating, you can throw it away. 

The rest of the crafts were easy, fun, and cheap! Everything we used, we already had at home. 

Paper Towel Turkey

Needed: Empty paper towel roll (cut in half), construction paper, glue, markers, hands

Trace hands and cut out of construction paper. Glue to paper towel roll. Add turkey face to paper towel roll. 

Harvest Popcorn Cobs

Needed: Construction paper, popcorn, glue.

Cut out the corn cob silhouette in green and yellow construction paper. Glue popcorn onto the yellow cob. Let dry. 

Leaf Turkey Name Cards

Needed: Leaves, construction paper, glue. 

Have the kids gather various leaves from outside. Glue leaves onto construction paper to make it look like turkey feathers. Cut out body/head of turkey and glue over the leaves. Add names of the kids sitting at the kid table. 

The Thankful Tree

I think my favorite homemade decoration is the Thankful Tree. Have the kids gather branches. Stick them in your favorite jar/vase. Make paper leaves out of construction paper. The leaves say “I’m Thankful For….” and have the guests write their answer on the leaves and hang on the branches. Just a friendly reminder of why we celebrate the holiday and to remind ourselves to give thanks!

And, why not have the kids help you with some yummy Thanksgiving treats too….

Easy Thanksgiving Treats

Pilgrim Hats

Needed: Fudge stripe cookies, frosting, peanut butter cups. 

Place cookie face down, drop frosting in the middle, and put peanut butter cup on top. 

Acorns

Needed: Mini nutter butters, frosting, hershey kisses, mini chocolate chips

Separate nutter butters, put frosting on each half and place hershey kiss. Take frosting and put mini chocolate chip on top. 

Rice Krispy Turkeys

Needed: Rice Krispies Treats (make as directed) rolled into balls, fudge stripe cookies, frosting, candy corn

Place cookie face down, put frosting on it and place rice krispy ball on top. Put frosting on second cookie, add candy corn for turkey feathers and place on back of rice krispy ball. Use one candy corn for face of turkey. 

With these decorations and yummy treats, I guarantee ‘the kid table’ will be the cool place to be! 

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