I am officially exhausted. There is not enough Starbucks in my pink polka dot Kate Spade coffee mug to relieve the heavy bags under my eyes. It’s 8am here in Westchester, New York and I haven’t slept a wink all night long. No, I wasn’t having an all night text-a-thon with Derrick and no, the girls and I were nawt up all night trying to find the perfect outfits for Valentine’s Day. We’ve had those planned since Monday (;
I am exhausted because Isaac dropped me off at home less than ten minutes ago after helping wrap up the Relay for Life event. That’s right girls, the event was last night and it was a complete and total success! Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten the final numbers for how much money we made but considering how many people showed up, I’m sure it’s going to be enough to break the school’s past fundraising records! Until then I will be glued to my phone as I wait for the email, fingers crossed.
Friday night the Pretty Committee decided to invite the OCDO girls to the sleepover and we spent the night baking Valentine’s themed baked goods to sell at our booth. Since the Pretty Committee and I would be busily working the event, we had the OCDO girls set up a gorgeous Valentine’s Day themed booth to help make some money as well as get the community into the V-Day spirit (:
Saturday morning the girls and I woke up super early and had Isaac drive us over to the High School so we could start helping set up. After a really long day of directing, organizing, and heavy lifting everyone was finally set up and in the correct placement. The girls and I quickly changed into our matching outfits and started enjoying it!
After we walked a few laps and had some of the delicious food from the booths, everyone finally started showing up. Every time we walked past the OCDO girl’s booth it was completely packed with people! The girls and I practically spent a small fortune on the ahdorable Pink gear, raffle tickets, games, and donations! It was completely worth it though (:
Around 10pm everyone hushed down as they read off all the names of cancer survivors and people to be remembered. Watching all of the families and friends who had been affected by cancer or had helped a loved one through cancer was so touching. It’s amazing to think about all of the people who’s lives have been drastically changed and how for one night they all come together and pull for a common cause. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Just knowing how much money we were raising for life changing research warmed my heart.
Almost every school or community does a Relay for Life or cancer awareness event like this. I encourage all of you to go to yours and participate, donate, and support those who had to deal with such a tragic thing. Both my grandfathers died of cancer, my uncle survived cancer, two of my aunts survived cancer, and two of my neighbors are currently fighting cancer. This is such a prevalent thing and any help you can give is worth it. Just think about how every dollar you donate could help save a life one day.
Look to your right and you’ll see a new widget on my sidebar. The Social Vibe widget allows you to choose a charity and people can participate in a small, free activity (less than five minutes) and the advertisers who support this charity will donate money every time someone clicks on that button. Take a minute and click on mine and help me raise money for the Stand Up 2 Cancer fund. Add the Social Vibe widget to your sidebar and encourage your readers to help you raise money for your favorite charity, too! Currently the widget is undergoing renovations but it will always be up there so come back and try it again (:
I hope you all heart my new Valentine’s themed makeover! Thank you so much for all the sweet comments (:
Since I’ve received a few emails asking for advice about the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit, I made an entire page dedicated to help you find the cutest outfit, no matter the date! Click on Under the Crown to see the outfits!