Category Archives: 3-Day For A Cure

Dangerously HOT.. and a LAST CHANCE

GAHH! It is ridiculously hot out in CT.  Considering the heat index Рtemperatures are in the mid to upper 90s today.. and will likely break 100* tomorrow.

Thank goodness my school is air conditioned ūüôā . And I feel terrible for those students who are sitting in un-airconditioned classroom. ¬†In heat like this, I honestly do not see how ANY learning can take place. It is just that hot.. humid.. and muggy out.

And thank goodness for sundresses ūüėČ

However, I am also a little bit thankful that there are a few schools – in the district that do NOT have air conditioning. Why!?! Well, thanks to these schools.. there is a HALF DAY TOMORROW!!!

Well – for students, anyway, I will have to stay for the full day – but .. this will give me time to tackle the endless to-do list that I told you about yesterday! ¬†On a serious note though. the air quality is terrible.. dangerous… ūüė¶ Not good.

Now, I normally don’t do a second post on Wednesday – but there are some lovely ladies – who have donated their time, effort, ingredients, shipping costs.. etc.. to benefit my efforts to fight breast cancer.

However, with a mere 5 hours and 15 minutes left until the close of my Baking for Boobies Bake sale… a number of these items have yet to be bid on.

So I am asking you to take another look at these delicious goodies.. and consider making a donation to fight back against breast cancer.  As a result of your donation.. you will receive a goodie.. or a beautiful necklace .. hand made by Lisa @ Fishy Face Design.

So Рbelow you will find the items that are up for grabs. Take a gander.. and think about the people in your life that have been affected by breast cancer.. or any type of cancer.  Do this for them.

Do this for YOUR future.. for the future of your families.. your friends.. children (or future children). There is so much at stake.

Thank you so much for your support – your kind notes.. and comments through this entire process. I could not have done it without you all!

So.. if you want to bid on an item.. please do the following:

  1. Choose an item that you would like.
  2. Send an email to BeyondBananas@ymail.com
  3. Put the ITEM and the BID amount in the SUBJECT LINE ($15 min)
  4. Bid on as many items as you would like… but please make a SEPARATE EMAIL for each.
I will notify you tomorrow morning – of where you need to make your donation – sending you a link to the Susan G. Komen 3-day site. VIA email.
**UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.. SHIPPING IS CONTINENTAL US ONLY!**

Baking For Boobies!


Lisa @ Fishy Face Designs Bundle of Joy Necklace

(INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!)

 
“This necklace is a one of a kind handmade recycled art necklace. This necklace is celebration, it is life. All the copper wire elements in this piece have been handmade. It contains an intricately designed 2 inch copper wire pendant, making a truly unique necklace. The recycled pewter charm enhances the color of the handmade copperwire pendant. The pendant is attached to the 17 inch black suede cord with a handmade copper ring and finished with a spring ring clasp. The perfect handcrafted necklace for your next super adventure. Help Cait celebrate life, she is talking the talk, walking the walk, she needs us, please don‚Äôt balk‚Ķ”¬†¬†

Kathleen’s Chocolate Fudge Almond¬†Biscotti¬†Cookies

Chocolate Fudge¬†Biscottis¬†with¬†Chopped Almonds and dipped in a¬†White Chocolate¬†Drizzle. Perfect for dunking into¬†Hot Chocolate¬†(or¬†Almond Milk¬†:D) or eating by the handful! ūüôā

Alexis’ Banana Bread in a Jar

Traveling Рand want to bring a snack with you? But tired of spilling your banana bread ALL OVER the car?  Alexis has solved your problem. Banana bread baked in a jar!!  Winner will receive about 4 8 oz. jars of bread!

Kathleen’s¬†Chocolate Covered Pretzels

My girl Kathleen makes two delicious types of chocolate covered pretzels. Two sets of Chocolate Covered Pretzels: the first set has Pretzel Rods dipped in Milk Chocolate, rolled in roasted Almonds/Pecans, and drizzled in White Chocolate; and the second set had Pretzel Rods dipped in Milk Chocolate, rolled in Coconut, drizzled with White Chocolate, and topped with Chocolate Chips) The highest bidder will receive 3 of each pretzel Рfor 6 total pieces of heaven!
Who can deny the mix of SWEET and SALTY!


Becca’s Banana Bread (CANADA ONLY!)

Also note – while this picture shows muffins, Becca will be sending a loaf! Mmm.. slices of banana bread for breakfast. YUM!


And.. these are the other items.. and the current status of bidding – plus the name of the individual who is in the lead! If you want something.. we can always get some bidding wars going on ūüėČ

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Jenny’s AMAZING Goodie Basket¬†

Current Bid: $20 by JEN

Included in this phenominal package is: Back to Nature Chocolate Granola Delight, Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce, TJ’s Dried Mango, TJ’s Jumbo Raisins, Cashew Cookie and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Larabars, Navitas Natural Chia Seeds

My very own Choco-Nana Cookies! 

Current Bid: $28 – DEVON

These 30 calorie cookies make a perfect addition to oats, can be snacked on, and are a sinless dessert!

Sam’s Healthified Oatmeal Cookies¬†

Current Bid: $18 – MICHELLE

Nothing better then HEALTHY .. and COOKIE… all rolled into one!

Katy’s Coconut Almond Granola¬†¬†

Current Bid: $15 – JESSICA

“A combination of coconut, almond, and oats come together for a granola fantastic for sprinkling on yogurt, eating with almond milk, or enjoying by the handful. The light sweetness with the subtle hint of coconut is the perfect summer treat!”

Katy will be throwing together 2 batches of this goodness for the winner.. and is also willing to through some chocolate into the mix if that is what the winner desires ūüôā

Kristen’s Donation of San Fran’s Own Dark Chocolate Combo¬†

Current Bid: $15 – JESSICA

TCHO Mango Morsels Drenched in Dark Chocolate, Nibs Drenched in Dark Chocolate, and Cashews Drenched in Dark Chocolate.  One person will win all three bags!

Cherry Blondies – inspired by¬†Chocolate Covered Katie¬†– Made by ME! ūüôā

Current Bid: $25 – DEVON

These little pieces of heaven are sure to impress… have an surprising main ingredient of CHICKPEAS. ¬†Seriously.. do not let the ingredient scare you away. These are delicious.. and healthy. To see the full ingredients – check out Katie’s post!

A few of MY favorite Trader Joe’s Products¬†

Current Bid: $20 – ANDREA

Package include 4 Fiberful Bars (mixed berry, apple blueberry, apricot & fruit and veggie); sunflower seed butter; chocolate covered sunflower seeds; 2 organic pure bars (cherry & brownie flavored); Lovey Gummy Tummies

Jena’s AWESOME package:¬†Mama Pea Inspired Peanut Butter Dough Balls,¬†Mama Pea Inspired Vanilla Wafers,¬†¬†A neon green nike running and a package of Jena’s Favorite New England Coffee¬†ūüôā

WILL SHIP TO US AND UK!!

Current Bid: $60 – DEVON

Please note that Jena’s version of the dough balls and wafers are not vegan or organic!


Remember.. you have until 11:59 EST to submit your bids. I will notify winners by email tomorrow.. with further instructions. I will also post winners tomorrow morning.

Thanks for you continued support!!

Want to donate Рbut are not interested in a bid РUm. First.. I LOVE YOU.. second.. just EMAIL ME at  BeyondBananas@ymail.com.. and I will get you all of the information you need.. links, etc.!

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Sick Day

Well, turns out.. I wasn’t drained of energy ONLY because of my long run Saturday – with improper post run fueling.

Turns out – I was/am actually sick!

Last night was a doozy. I napped for two hours (btw.. I never nap)…and legitimately had ZERO energy.. all ¬†day long.

This little guy right here.. proved to me that I did indeed have a fever.

This fever was accompanied by lovely body aches. And a strange shot of pain that kept radiating through the right side of my head only.

Even with the 2 hour nap.. I was passed out at about 9:30 (yes… I was so tired I didn’t even watch ALL of Next Food Network Star.. thank goodness for DVR)…

I had some slight panic attacks for a number of reasons:

Scarlet Fever has made its way around my classroom.  I worried I was getting strep.

Source

I had no sub plans prepared since there are only 10 days of school left. I kind of planned on being there every day.

If I woke up with a fever and/or a sore throat/shooting pains in head/body aches.. I would not be making it in to school.

Still had no sub plans.

Source

THANKFULLY… I received a text from my collegue as I lay in bed with this myriad of anxieties filing through my heavy head… she had an extra set of sub plans and she would send them to my room if I could not make it in.

Ahh. Sigh of relief. I went to bed.. hoping for the best.

I woke up at 4:45 ( before my alarm). Sweating. With the air conditioner on. Hmm. The room was definitely chilly. The thermometor told me I still had a fever. So I called my principal, texted my collegue.. and dozed back off.. sleeping all the way until 8:00.

So – what does one do on a sick day.. when it is a chore to get out of bed?!

Well.. the don’t take a whole lot of pictures.. thats for sure. It really wasn’t the first thing on my mind.

But – I can show you some of what I did:

Blogging, updating, scanning in old photos./Reading Blogs & Catching up on Blogger Weekends..

Whats that?! You want to catch up on my weekend?!  No problem.. this weekend:

Eating the lunch I had prepared for school throughout the day…

Sleeping…

And well.. that about sums it up.

I am feeling better for the most part (besides the pain in my head.. which is quite a nuisance.. and painful.. and is not alleviated through tylenol or ibuprofen..).  My aches are gone. my temperature is almost back to normal..

Now, I am off to rest some more.. because I am fo sho going back to work tomorrow!

What do you do when you are sick.. and at home.. alone?

The Boobie Bake Sale is in FULL swing.  So click.. and GO!

I am trying this whole STICKY post thing.. so it should be the first thing you see when you come to my page.

Check out the high bidders for each item by clicking here.. or clicking the tab labeled “High Bids” in the upper right and corner!

There are some PHENOMENAL items up for grabs.. so swing by, check it out.. and then email me your bids!!

It’s the Boobie Bake Sale!

**NOTE – I have added a page to indicate highest bids….. up there.. in the upper right hand corner!**

It’s GO TIME!

Ladies and gentlemen.. the day has  FINALLY arrived.. for you to take a gander at all of the wonderful things that have been donated for the Baking for Boobies bakesale.

Please.. try to remember what our goal is here. ¬†You aren’t buying¬†these items. Your are putting your funds to EXCELLENT use. The money that you donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation WILL make a difference. ¬†You are helping to fund community programs to support those who are suffering from cancer- help fund mammograms for those who cannot afford it..

You are helping to fund research.. to find a cure for breast cancer

WE are trying to find some way.. to make breast cancer a thing of that past. ¬†There have been diseases.. in history… that were believed to be DEADLY. ¬†Now, those things.. when properly treated.. are no big deal (think Scarlet Fever; Typhoid Fever… Kidney Disease).

SO, LET’S HELP MAKE CANCER’S FUTURE… NON-EXISTENT! ūüôā

You might want to go and take a gander at the RULES AND LOGISTICS as a refresher.. but I will also summarize the KEY POINTS.

  1. Choose an item that you would like.
  2. Send an email to BeyondBananas@ymail.com
  3. Put the ITEM and the BID amount in the SUBJECT LINE ($15 min)
  4. Bid on as many items as you would like… but please make a SEPARATE EMAIL for each.
If you are the high bidder at the end of the sale – you will be contacted VIA email with your next set of instructions (i.e. where to make the donation.. remember 24 hour time limit.. or else it goes to the next person…)
Okay, Okay.. lets just get to the goodies.
**UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.. SHIPPING IS CONTINENTAL US ONLY!**

Baking For Boobies!

Jenny’s AMAZING Goodie Basket

Included in this phenominal package is: Back to Nature Chocolate Granola Delight, Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce, TJ’s Dried Mango, TJ’s Jumbo Raisins, Cashew Cookie and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Larabars, Navitas Natural Chia Seeds

Lisa @ Fishy Face Designs Bundle of Joy Necklace

(INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!)

 
“This necklace is a one of a kind handmade recycled art necklace. This necklace is celebration, it is life. All the copper wire elements in this piece have been handmade. It contains an intricately designed 2 inch copper wire pendant, making a truly unique necklace. The recycled pewter charm enhances the color of the handmade copperwire pendant. The pendant is attached to the 17 inch black suede cord with a handmade copper ring and finished with a spring ring clasp. The perfect handcrafted necklace for your next super adventure. Help Cait celebrate life, she is talking the talk, walking the walk, she needs us, please don‚Äôt balk‚Ķ”¬†¬†

Kathleen’s Chocolate Fudge Almond¬†Biscotti¬†Cookies

Chocolate Fudge¬†Biscottis¬†with¬†Chopped Almonds and dipped in a¬†White Chocolate¬†Drizzle. Perfect for dunking into¬†Hot Chocolate¬†(or¬†Almond Milk¬†:D) or eating by the handful! ūüôā

Alexis’ Banana Bread in a Jar

Traveling Рand want to bring a snack with you? But tired of spilling your banana bread ALL OVER the car?  Alexis has solved your problem. Banana bread baked in a jar!!  Winner will receive about 4 8 oz. jars of bread!

Kathleen’s¬†Chocolate Covered Pretzels

My girl Kathleen makes two delicious types of chocolate covered pretzels. Two sets of Chocolate Covered Pretzels: the first set has Pretzel Rods dipped in Milk Chocolate, rolled in roasted Almonds/Pecans, and drizzled in White Chocolate; and the second set had Pretzel Rods dipped in Milk Chocolate, rolled in Coconut, drizzled with White Chocolate, and topped with Chocolate Chips) The highest bidder will receive 3 of each pretzel Рfor 6 total pieces of heaven!
Who can deny the mix of SWEET and SALTY!

My very own Choco-Nana Cookies!

These 30 calorie cookies make a perfect addition to oats, can be snacked on, and are a sinless dessert!

Becca’s Banana Bread (CANADA ONLY!)

Also note – while this picture shows muffins, Becca will be sending a loaf! Mmm.. slices of banana bread for breakfast. YUM!

Sam’s Healthified Oatmeal Cookies

Nothing better then HEALTHY .. and COOKIE… all rolled into one!

Katy’s Coconut Almond Granola¬†

“A combination of coconut, almond, and oats come together for a granola fantastic for sprinkling on yogurt, eating with almond milk, or enjoying by the handful. The light sweetness with the subtle hint of coconut is the perfect summer treat!”

Katy will be throwing together 2 batches of this goodness for the winner.. and is also willing to through some chocolate into the mix if that is what the winner desires ūüôā

Kristen’s Donation of San Fran’s Own Dark Chocolate Combo

TCHO Mango Morsels Drenched in Dark Chocolate, Nibs Drenched in Dark Chocolate, and Cashews Drenched in Dark Chocolate.  One person will win all three bags!

Cherry Blondies – inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie – Made by ME! ūüôā

These little pieces of heaven are sure to impress… have an surprising main ingredient of CHICKPEAS. ¬†Seriously.. do not let the ingredient scare you away. These are delicious.. and healthy. To see the full ingredients – check out Katie’s post!

A few of MY favorite Trader Joe’s Products

Package include 4 Fiberful Bars (mixed berry, apple blueberry, apricot & fruit and veggie); sunflower seed butter; chocolate covered sunflower seeds; 2 organic pure bars (cherry & brownie flavored); Lovey Gummy Tummies

Jena’s AWESOME package: Mama Pea Inspired Peanut Butter Dough Balls, Mama Pea Inspired Vanilla Wafers, ¬†A neon green nike running and a package of Jena’s Favorite New England Coffee ūüôā

WILL SHIP TO US AND UK!!

Please note that Jena’s version of the dough balls and wafers are not vegan or organic!

So – there you have it. I don’t know about you.. but all these pictures.. of all of this goodness.. has made me hungry. So get to bidding!!

The bake sale ends WEDNESDAY at 11:59 pm EST.  I will be keeping you updated with the top bidders! So check this post Рand my posts between now and Wednesday Рto keep track of the bidding.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

And a SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to all the wonderful bakers, jewelers, and donors of this activity! I could NOT have done it without your generosity!

*****

Want to donate Рbut are not interested in a bid РUm. First.. I LOVE YOU.. second.. just EMAIL ME at  BeyondBananas@ymail.com.. and I will get you all of the information you need.. links, etc.!