Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sandi's Fight for Life Wristbands - From Sonya

NEW! Please support my younger sister Sandi in her fight for life against brain cancer by wearing a gray wristband.  All proceeds from the sale of these will go to Sandi in an effort to help pay medical bills.

Please copy the button below and place it on your blog or website!!! 
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!

Copy this code to display the banner!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thank you for supporting Sandi - From Sonya

UPDATED!! A heart-felt "THANK YOU" to the following for supporting Sandi by purchasing a bracelet or making a donation to Sandi's Fight for Life.  Your support, prayers and generosity will never be forgotten.

Joey Gilliland              Jennifer Morrison       
JoAnn Ellis                 Wendy McBay            

Kim Hardee                Nikki Ledbetter          
Lisa Ghai                    Erica Stanfield           
Brooke Vinning           Tara Donaldson         
Christie Waldrep         Meredith Farrell         

Kim Walker                 Tabitha Rush
Laura Hargrove           Laura Smith
Angelique Plunkett      Leanne McElrath
Lauren Corbitt             Jennifer Southerland 
Burke Spencer           Jennifer Stephenson
Laura Boling               Elizabeth Harris
Nancy Crane              Monica Moody
Christina Teal             Robyn Engel
Tammy Madden         Jessica Miller
Pam Young                Amy Uptain
Brenda Grochowski    Paul and Rene Biddle
Jennifer Holbrooks     Jenny Sanders
Francy Kirkland          Kerri Horton
Margaret Nowell        Denise Martin
Jodi Fraser                Letha Harris
Jim Robertson          Sandra Robertson 
Kimberly Chandler    Dawn Zimmerman
Chassidi Likens         Virginia Webster
Patti Howard              Heather Mitchell 

Kelly Hood                 Bob  / Judy Mattey   
Tim /  Lori Wilhelm    Matt  / Jessica Stewart
Hugh Carter              Suzanne Bell                

Janet Adams             Allison Hall Willard
Shani Whitmore        Pam Rothman
Erica DaCosta          Bob / Monica Mattey
Kendra Mattey          Angela Myers
Xan Moody               Adrienne Hernandez 
Dina Utter                Pat / John Federico
Tiiffany Martin          David / Bettye Moore
Tricia Hoerth            Deborah Rousseau
The Lagnaippi Literary Ladies - aka Mom's book club
Mitzi Wiggins          Stacy / Becky Goss
Clint Shadinger       Daniel / Mary Ellen Vanaken
Elana Kahn             Disa Hickman
Lydia Aletaris  
(updated 06/25)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sandi's fight for Life - New Bracelet - From Sonya

Many of you know that Sandi, my 33 year old younger sister, is in a fight for her life against brain cancer.   This is her blog, but being the big sister, I am helping her out on it anyway that I can. She was diagnosed with a Stage IV Glioblastoma last month. As she is undergoing this nightmare, I am working hard to raise money for her.

With that I have added a new bracelet to the "Affirmation and Inspiration - Sandi's Fight collection". I designed this collection when Sandi was diagnosed and the proceeds from the sale of these items is going to her. Even with insurance, brain surgery and brain cancer is not cheap. She has a $40 copay with every radiation treatment.

Here is the new bracelet. The Survivor bracelet - this is the one she is going to be wearing when this hell is over!  We know if anyone can beat brain cancer it is her. She asked me to design this one.  The great thing is that I will customize it with any color to symbolize any type of cancer. 

 To learn more about Sandi's Fight for Life and see how you can help please visit www.SandisFight.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday's Little Miracles - Animals in the Gulf

Today's Monday's Little Miracles Blog Hop is different.  There is no blog in the Miracle Spot.  I am sending you to the ABC News website to read this article

I am a huge animal lover and the images I am seeing on the news of these poor birds, turtles, etc...covered in oil is just heartbreaking.  In the article above there are many links to organizations who are helping the animals and most of them are accepting donations and volunteers.

Please join us in making a difference : Belly Charms - The Blog, Boobies, Babies and A Blog, and My New Life As Mom  by sharing Monday's Little Miracles to save the Gulf Animals.  Here is how you can make a difference too - this is easy:
  • Copy this post and put it on your blog
  • Join the linky below
  • And of course, follow any or all of the wonderful bloggers in the linky who want to save the animals who are suffering in the Gulf of Mexico.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for being a part of Monday's Little Miracles: Animals in the Gulf.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MarketMommies Cares - Sandi's Fight is featured!

I have had the pleasure of working with Toni at Marketmommies.com on several occasions for Belly Charms.  If you have a mom owned business, I highly recommend checking out MarketMommies .  You can list your mom owned business for free and network with a lot of other great moms.

MarketMommies Blog now has a new section titled "Marketmommies Cares".  I am thrilled to say that Sandi's Fight for Life is the first featured slot.  Thank you so much Toni for featuring my younger sister Sandi and sharing her story as she fights for life against brain cancer. 

Click here to see Marketmommies Cares

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper - from Sonya

Sandi just loves it when I post hops on her blog.  Please follow my sister Sandi and leave her comments of encouragement as she battles brain cancer.

Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!


Friday, June 11, 2010

treatments cont....

Hey everyone, sorry that it has been a while since I entered a new post. I’ve been busy…. Treatment is going ok, I am thrilled to let you know that I have not had any really BAD side effects yet. I’m not throwing up or losing handfuls of hair yet; my main side effects have been from the dreadful steroids they put me on; I’ve gained 8-10 lbs because of them (and that’s not muscle because they won’t let me go to the gym again yet). That should come in the next couple of weeks though because I really get to start physical therapy next week. Which I could do myself if they would just let me go back to the gym! I’ve been through this before w/ my last car accident when I was 18, so this is familiar territory unfortunately. Trust me, head injuries are not something you want to be well versed in…

I did get my hair dyed strawberry blonde; which is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never had the guts to do it. I figured if it might fall out anyway, why not dye it red? It matches my skin tone well and brings out my green eyes. I’ve never dyed my hair before and a 1 ½ days later it still smells like cotton candy from the dye. The good news is that my hubby likes it and I think it looks pretty good, just different.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chubby Cheeks Thinks Blog Supports Sandi - from Sonya

Do you like blog giveaways?  Kim at Chubby Cheeks Thinks is offering 20 extra entries into any of her giveaways!!  All you have to do is support Sandi!  Click HERE for more info.

Support Sandi's Fight for Life!  ( from Chubby Cheeks Thinks)

As you all may know, I co host Blog Hop Friday along with some other wonderful ladies! One of which is Sonya from Belly Charms. She had mentioned how her sister, Sandi, is fighting to battle a brain tumor. Well, obviously this story is very emotional and touching. Sonya has actually created a line called "Affirmation and Inspiration Collection - Sandi's Fight" and all proceeds go towards helping Sandi and her husband pay for co-pays and bills (which you can imagine add up quite quickly). I really wish I had the money right now to buy some of the beautiful pieces that Sonya has created for this special cause, because I am in love with them, but money is tight right now with lack of work in Kyle's work field right now. So, what a better way to get the word out there and do my part, than to blog about it!
Go to Chubby Cheeks Thinks to read the rest of the post.  Thank you Kim!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blog Hop Friday - Week 4 - From Sonya

Please continue to support my sister Sandi in her Fight For Life!
One week of chemo - done!  First 2 radiation treatments - done!

Welcome to the 4th edition of Blog Hop Friday, hosted by My New Life As Mom, Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Take A Mom's Word For It, Bree Bee's, This Adventure Our Life and Belly Charms!We continue to invite you and your friends to link up every Friday and join us for a wonderful blog hopping adventure! We're all about making friends and having fun so come join us!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have not been able to work for the past 3 wks which is driving me crazy!!
Over all I'm doing good, radiation starts tomorrow and I'm already on a chemo pill at night. Anticipate losing my hair which will be hard for me but I'll get through it as long as I get the opportunity to grow old w/ JJ after it is all over. I may get my hair cut off this week, it will give me the illusion of having some control over this... I'll be getting a CT every 2 weeks or so in order for them to measure the tumor so we'll know if treatment is working or not; they are starting w/ a conservative treatment plan, don't want to pump me full of unnecessary drugs (which I agree with, they are treating it w/ Temador http://www.temodar.com/temodar/index.html which is a relatively new drug to treat brain tumors so far I have not had any side effects, hoping it will continue but I doubt that I'll be that lucky. Here's hoping... they put me on steroids which is miserable!!! I cannot imagine someone voluntarily doing this to themselves because the steroids have really messed up my blood-sugar but I'm learning to deal with it and to plan out my meals; if they keep me on this stuff much longer I'm going to gain 20 lbs because I am craving sweets and anything fried. I'll keep you posted :-)