Saturday, April 30, 2011

LAST ONE! Giveaway Question #30

Use one of these calculators to help you in getting healthier!

Post in the comments section when you're finished!

Giveaway officially ends 11:59 PST tonight!
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Special Thanks - Oksancia

Wow is one word that comes to mind when I think of Oksana owner of Oksancia. She's an amazing artist and is super generous to boot! I won an art pendant from her shop in yet another giveaway and she was so sweet and offered to let me change it to the one I had listed as my favorite. Well, the mail came today and there was this special package all the way from The Netherlands! Oksana wrote and said she decided to donate BOTH pendants for our worthy cause. Isn't she sweet? And wait until you see them!


This one is called Spring Bouquet! You can purchase this in her etsy shop: Art Prints by Oksancia: Rondy the Elephant, just in case you aren't in the neighborhood to win it in our gift baskets!


I adore this one! It's called Music Lover! Isn't it adorable?!?!


Even her business cards are mini-works of art! I'm going to have a hard time parting with these! :o)

Keep informed of new happenings on her facebook page, Rondy the Elephant!

Visit Oksana's website Optimistic Art. Check out her beautiful artwork and you can also print cute coloring pages featuring her art for the little one. I know my 5yo has been happily coloring away!

THANK YOU, OKSANA!!!

Giveaway Question #29

Please list one of the topics in the Caregiving section of the ACS.

Put your answer in the comments section. 

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Giveaway Question #28

Fill in the blanks:

The Man to Man program helps men cope with _________  __________ by offering community-based education and support for patients and their family members.

Post your answer in the comments section. :o)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Giveaway Question #27

Almost done! Only 3 more questions after this one!

The American Cancer Society is the Official Sponsor of what?

Click here to find the answer (HINT: top left) and put your answer in the comments section.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Giveaway Question #26

Name a way the American Cancer Society is Honoring People Who Are Making A Difference.

Put your answer in the comments section.

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Giveaway Question #25

Name a fundraising idea. (Shamelessly picking your brains for ideas!) :o)

Put your answer in the comment section.

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Giveaway Question #24

What is the American Cancer Society's 24/7 phone number to help give people the answers they need about cancer?

Find the answer here and post as a comment below.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Giveaway Question #23

Name one screening guideline listed on this page:

Put you answer in the comments section. :o)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Special Thanks - All Yarned Out

Today's giveaway winning brought to you by Wendy Gano of All Yarned Out!

Wendy does beautiful work and this beanie hat is AWESOME! The colors are gorgeous and the yarn is SO soft! It only escaped the 5yo because it's a teen/adult size. :o)


Head on over to Wendy's facebook page and check out all of her other goodies!

THANK YOU, WENDY!!!



Giveaway Question #22

Generation Fit is an American Cancer Society program that encourages students ages ____ to ____ take part in community service projects that promote more physical activity and healthier eating among their friends and families, and in their schools and communities. 

Fill in the Blank and post your answer in the comments section!

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Giveaway Question #21

Active for Life is a 10-week American Cancer Society program that uses individual and group strategies to help employees become more _________  _________.

Fill in the blank and post your answer in the comments section. :o)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Special Thanks - Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo


Today's giveaway winning brought to you by:

Mindie from Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo, is first of all, my kind of gal! I LOVE BACON! And she has posted some really yummy recipes! Her blog is a fun read, full of great ideas and information. We recently took place in a giveaway she had and WON! So, as is our habit, most of our giveaway winnings go into the Relay for Life Gift Baskets which we'll sell drawing tickets for at our RFL Event in July. I say most, because (as I knew it would happen), my 5yo saw the extremely cute headband and claimed it as her own!


But, we still have 2 more uber cute flowers going into the baskets!


Both can be used in the hair, on a hat, and the red, white and blue one even has a pin on the back. :o)

THANK YOU, MINDIE!!!

*Disclaimer (of sorts): Please note that any item donated to us directly for use in our gift baskets go into our gift baskets regardless of how cute the 5yo deems them. However, we do reserve the right to do with our giveaway winnings as we like, which for us usually means into the Relay Basket, but can sometimes mean we keep it. :o) Thanks!

Giveaway Question #20

Choose 1 Currently Funded Project in any state and post your answer in the comment section. :o)

84 entries and counting!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's a Major Award! I won it!

Forgive the lame reference to A Christmas Story, but I couldn't resist and I've always loved that lamp!

Anyway, Crafty Staci was kind enough to award us with this Versatile Blog Award yesterday!


There are a few easy rules that go along with the Versatile Blogger Award.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
Tell your readers seven (7) things about yourself.
Give this award to fifteen (15) recently discovered bloggers.
Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!

So Rule #1: THANK YOU CRAFTY STACI!!!

Rule #2: Seven things about myself
1. I never stay on any one craft project for very long. I'm always trying something new.
2. I love Sudoku and Logic puzzles. In fact, I have a 3D Sudoku puzzle book I'm currently working on. I also work my puzzles in pen. Drives my friends batty!
3. I have 4 children ages 15 - 5
4. I got married at the ripe old age of 18
5. I'm a cat person, not a dog person
6. I love fundraising for Relay for Life!
7. I've survived a plane crash

That is a nice eclectic mix of info, I think. :o)

Rule #3: 15 blogs I've recently discovered:

Enjoy visiting these blogs and maybe find a new one or two. :o)

Giveaway Question #19

I Can Cope is a free _____________ program for adults facing cancer – either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver.

Fill in the blank. Find the answer here and post in the comments.

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Giveaway Question #18

Sorry I missed yesterday!

Be part of the Choose You movement! Choose You encourages women to put their own health first in the fight against cancer. At ChooseYou.com, you can choose from five different health categories. Name one of them.
Find the answer here and post in the comment section. :o)

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Giveaway Question #17

Alright, it's really another assignment. 
Go to the Nutrition and Activity Quiz and put "done" in the comment section when finished. :o)

73 entries and counting!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

~Special Thank You - Crafty Staci~

Staci from Crafty Staci has generously donated this beautiful coffee cup sleeve to our Relay Gift Baskets! It's reversible with a breast cancer awareness fabric on one side and heart shaped apples on the other. Extremely well made and gorgeous!

I "met" Staci just a few days ago while perusing blogs. I came across her blog post: Mike and Holly Kellogg and was moved by her desire to help her friends in their difficult time of need and helped as I could by promoting her cause on our facebook page and on our Shopping to Make a Difference page. For the months of April and May, she is donating 100% of the profits from her etsy shop to the Mike and Holly Kellogg Fund. Staci, in what I can tell is a very generous spirit, read our blog and asked if she could help us by donating one of her items.

Let's all help Staci, help Mike and Holly! Please visit her etsy shop and buy, buy, buy! I know I'm going to buy one of her lens cap pockets (I'm always losing mine!). Mother's Day is coming up and her coffee cup sleeves would make a perfect gift and your purchase would help someone in need! Shopping doesn't get any better than that!



Thank you, Staci!

Giveaway Question #16

Ok, this one is more of an assignment. Take the quiz Sun Safety IQ and reply done in the comment section when you are finished! :o)

70 entries and counting!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Giveaway Question #15

Half way there! There are currently 65 entries into the giveaway!

Physical Activity can significantly lower your risk of cancer. The ACS recommends adults engage in moderate to vigorous exercise 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week while children and adolescents should engage in moderate to vigorous exercise for 60 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Read more on ways you can Fit in Fitness here.

Question: What's your favorite way to exercise?
Answer in the comment section below.


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Giveaway Question #14

At what age should a woman, who is NOT at high risk for breast cancer, begin receiving mammograms? 

Find the answer here and post below in a comment. :o)


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~Special Thank You - Echo Endeavor~

Another generous donation to our gift baskets arrived today! Jamie at Echo Endeavor sent a gorgeous bracelet and matching earring set along with two more pairs of beautiful earrings! And her packaging was so gorgeous I hated to open it to take pictures! But I did so you all could enjoy her beautiful work! 

As an extra special bonus, the proceeds of her shop are donated to "echo": Endeavor to Contribute to the Health of Others, a non-profit charity that helps cover costs associated with breast cancer care! 

So get shopping for those special gifts (hint, Mother's Day is just around the corner!) and know that not only will you receive a gorgeous handmade item, but your money will benefit someone in need!



Thank you, Jamie!!

You can also follow Echo Endeavor on Facebook!

Giveaway Question #13

The American Cancer Society’s Camp UKANDU is a week-long "outrageously fun" overnight camp for who?

For the answer, click here and put your answer in the comment section of this post. :o)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Giveaway Question #12

Fill in the blank:
Each year, more than ____________ people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon (Relay for Life) and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

You can find the answer here

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New Product...Funtastic Flower Flyers!!

Funtastic Flower Flyers are coming soon to Raven's Rascals Etsy store!



But first, a little history about the Funtastic Flower Flyers. I was crocheting flowers to bring a little Spring into my life and to use some really cute buttons I had purchased. I thought I could probably sell them on Etsy as an embellishment to others' projects. One of my kids asked me what I was making, so I grabbed the side and threw it at them. It flew just like a flying disc! We started playing with them in the house. If it hit one of us, it didn't hurt! We still had to be careful with the knick knacks, but we had a lot of fun. 

However, before we could advertise them as a Funtastic Flower Flyer, we needed a commercial and more product testing. The commercial was needed so people could see how they worked. A trip to the beach was the perfect solution! The Funtastic Flower Flyers worked just as well outside as inside, even in the breeze! We had fun shooting the commercial (currently being edited by my talented oldest daughter) and thought all was well. And then, it happened. 

The seagulls! Apparently large colorful crocheted flowers look like food to a seagull. After a while there was a flock of them. At first if one came near the flowers, they would pick it up, but put it down again. Eventually, it looked like they finally understood that the flowers were not food and they slowly started to disperse. But, kids will be kids and my son thought it would be fun to throw the flowers right at the seagulls and see what happened. Well, what happened was a seagull took off with one of the Funtastic Flower Flyers! We watched him as he flew off over the houses and decided that we'd attempt to find the flower in the hopes that he'd drop it somewhere. Long shot, I know, but he had taken off with everyone's favorite flower! We guessed which street he may have ended up on. We got lucky! We found the culprit next to our flower! However, the luck didn't hold as he had landed on a roof that was impossible to get up on. 

 


We checked back the next day in the hopes it had blown off, but it had only blown off to the other side. Then the last day, it was gone completely. So, if you're in Seaside, OR, keep an eye out. You may become the proud owner of a Funtastic Flower Flyer! And we now know that the Funtastic Flower Flyer needs to come with a warning label: 

Caution! This product is seagull approved! If playing near seagulls be warned that they may mistake the Funtastic Flower Flyer for their next meal and fly off with it!

Look for our Funtastic Flower Flyers to be listed soon!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Newest Etsy Listing









Giveaway question #11

What is the name of a Patient Service Program you could volunteer for?
Answer can be found here

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Giveaway Question #10

An easy one: What is the color of the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon?
Post your answer in the comments section. :o)

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Giveaway Question #9

In what year did Relay for Life begin?
Find the answer here and post as a comment. :o)

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Giveaway Question #8

How many women have been served by the Look Good Feel Better program?
Click on the link to find the answer. :o)

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Giveaway Question #7

Name one of the 4 key methods for sun protection (AKA UV Radiation protection) represented by Slip! Slop! Slap!...and Wrap!
Find the answer here and post your answer in the comments section!

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Giveaway Question #6

What does CPS-3 stand for? 
Find your answer here
As an added note, I highly encourage anyone who qualifies for CPS-3 to enroll if there's one in your area! I did! If there's not one in your area or you don't qualify, you can still pass the word on! :o)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Question #5

In 2010 how much money was raised from all community Relay for Life events? 
Answer can be found here.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

~Special Thank You - Patidecaz~

Patty Woodside of Patidecaz Etsy Shop generously donated this beautiful breast cancer awareness bracelet for our Relay gift baskets! Check out her store as she has several more gorgeous awareness pieces. Proceeds from the items in her Pink/Hope/Cure shop section are donated to the American Cancer Society!



New product coming soon...

And we're so excited about it that we're shooting a commercial using the wonderful talents of my oldest daughter. Hope to have the commercial done and ready to debut in less than a week! 

It's fun, it's different, it's a Flying Flower!
Great for indoor and outdoor play! 

You'll just have to stayed tuned for more information!!!

April Giveaway Question #4...

As of 2/28/11 how much money has the ACS Gift Shop raised? hint: scroll down to the bottom of any page of the link. Put your answer in the comment section. :o)


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Giveaway Question #3...

Name one of the ACS Programs to Help You Stay Well. (Click on the link for the answer) Put your answer in a comment below this post. :o)


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Giveaway Question #2...

Fill in the blank and post your answer as a comment:

Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a ____________, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.


You can find the answer here: Hope Lodge



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Friday, April 1, 2011

Our 1st official Monthly Blog Giveaway begins NOW!!! First question is...

How many men and how many women in the US will develop cancer in their lifetimes?

To find the answer click here. Post your answer in a comment below and you'll receive one entry into the giveaway. 

There will be 30 questions total this month. You can answer them anytime before the close of the giveaway at 9pm PST on 4/30/11. 

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Our motto here is have fun while learning! :o)