Archive for October, 2008

Too Much or Not Enough?

by Tami Chase

My friday question of the week I pose to you is how do you know when you have on enough make-up?  Or maybe a better question is, how do you know when you have on too much?  I guess when you start looking like someone else, it is time to break out the wash cloth and take off a layer or two.

Sometimes when you wake up you have that sort of fresh face look, then you shower and start the “getting ready” process and the end result is worse than when you started!  I don’t know who we are putting make-up on for, the people we see or for people who see us?  I guess it can be so we don’t scare people, but which is scarier, too much or not enough? 

You decide.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkins?

by Tami Chase

My kids know I always like to do something unique on my pumpkins I carve.  One year I printed out “Chase Family” in cool letters and carved that, it turned out really cute.  So this year I was thinking how cute it would be with a breast cancer awareness ribbon carved out.  Well it is cute and someone already beat me to the punch!  (Like I should have thought no one else could have come up with that, see link above.) 

So I am inspiring you to think outside of the box this year and do something creative and no I don’t mean carve a McCain or Obama likeness, but be inpsirational, make a “cause” pumpkin. 

FACT:  Did you know that pumpkins are chock full of cancer fighting goodness?  According to everyone’s favorite Halloween gourd is loaded with cancer risk-reducing beta carotene.

Make Halloween healthy and fun this year!

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Jewelry to Chew on and More

by Tami Chase

ok, so maybe you don’t gnaw on your necklaces and bracelets, but I bet your babies did!  SmartMom has created a line of jewelry for just that.  Big enough so they don’t choke and non-toxic, phthalate, BPA and PVC free so you don’t have to call poison control.  I’ve been a mom once or twice, so I know we’ve all dangled the keys and let them grab our hair and necklaces, we’ll do anything to keep them happy, but we have to draw the line somewhere.   SmartMom teething bling keychains to the rescue!

Not only are they thinkers at SmartMom, but they are givers as well.  This month order anything from their “Think Pink” line and they will donate 20% to breast cancer research. 

Not only do they donate during the month of October, but they also honor many mothers and children who inspire them daily, by donating a percentage of all retail sales to these worthy organizations:

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7-Eleven for Susan G. Komen

by Tami Chase

I stumbled on some donuts this morning at 7-Eleven, of course my son wanted this $1.19 donut instead of the $.60 one next door.  From the register I said ok, and upon further inspection saw cute little ribbons in different shades of pink sprinkled on top of the pale pink icing.  I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that at least some of that money from the overpriced donut would be going toward a good cause.  It was the last one and I didn’t get to grab a picture before my son had eaten half, but I wanted to show you that it was cute.

“This is an easy, not to mention delicious, way for people to give to this important cause,” said Joe Hermes, 7-Eleven’s senior fresh food director. “They can grab a pink donut for themselves on the way to work, fill a box to take to the office or designate a day of the week as ‘Passionately Pink for the Cure(R)’ day with these donuts and other pink treats like M&Ms(R) Brand Chocolate Candies and coffee in pink mugs.”

Program Information

Benefit to Komen for the Cure: 15 cents per doughnut sold
Suggested Retail: $1.29
Guaranteed Donation: $5,000
Product Available for Purchase: Participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide
Program Active: September 22 through October 31, 2008
Total number of years for program: New product in 2008


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Top 10 Reasons Why Trick or Treating is Better Than Sex

10.  You are guaranteed to get at least a little something in the sack.

9.      If you get tired you can wait 10 minutes and do it again.

8.      The uglier you look the easier it is to get some.

7.      You don’t have to compliment the person who gives you some.

6.      Forty years from now you will still enjoy candy.

5.      It’s ok when the person you are with fantasizes you’re someone else, because you are!

4.      If you don’t like what you get you can always go next door.

3.      It doesn’t matter if the kids hear you moaning and groaning.

2.      Less guilt the morning after.

1.      You can do the whole neighborhood!

Happy Halloween!

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