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Doing what you can, with what you have…

My mom, who is such a gracious gal, came up with the most wonderful idea.  She started baking goodies last week and taking them to work to raise money for Susan G. Komen. So far, she has sold out of rice krispie treats and carrot cupcakes, raising about $20 for the cause. I know this doesn’t sound like a lot. But, Imagine how much we could give if one person in every office in your city did this- just one time! That could multiply to be a pretty big number!

I put my mom’s idea into action at my office with these pumpkin pie bars

By 11:00 they were all gone! Maybe together, she and I can raise $100 this month! It’s really a win-win… these bars are yummy!

{Here is a link to Susan G. Komen’s breast self awareness page. Prevention is just as important as the fight.}


Gracious Gal

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” {Theodore Roosevelt}


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every {doughnut} in moderation

My husband sent me a list today of the worst foods you can eat… doughnuts topped the list providing zero nutrients and a ton of sugar. He did this of course because he knows Fridays are my doughnut days, and he likes to give me a hard time!

Well, I’m here to tell you that I’ve worked out 4 days this week {plus tomorrow}, and I don’t really care how terrible it is, I got my doughnut! So here’s to the weekend! I hope your’s is extra sweet!

Gracious Gal

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Sewing Birthday Party {Sew 7!}

Courtney Dial/Pizzazzerie tweeted this adorable sewing birthday party by Pure Joy Events and I just had to share~ especially since sewing is my craft of choice!  I think I may need a Sew 28 Birthday Party this year!

Check out the other blog posts from Pure Joy Events inspired by this party:

Sewing Party Invitations

Ruffled Garland

Spools of Thread Cake Pops How-To

Lastly, click here to vote this event Project Nursery’s “Party of the Month”!  In my opinion, it deserves party of the year!


Gracious Gal

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National Chocolate Chip Day

Tomorrow, August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Day according to some calendars.  I also saw this same holiday marked in the month of May, but I’ll never turn down a day to celebrate my favorite indulgence!  In honor of this delicious, sometimes life-saving, confection, I’m thinking of baking these chocolate chip cookie cupcakes I saw in the July issue of Martha Stewart Living.

You can find the recipe here… Enjoy!

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