Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Graphic Artist? Logo?

So now my next mission is to design my logo. I know what I want. It is me...its my journey. For those of you that have been with me you know how I feel about the blue butterfly. It is my sign that everything is going to be OK. It pops up just when I need it. So I am looking for a pink breast cancer ribbon. I want it to be tilted or kinda diagonal with a blue butterfly flying out of it. I have the vision now what do I do?

Update I spoke with two treatment facilities today. It was very exciting. I have my feet in both doors and I am ready. It was so rewarding to be able to share my story and for them to be so welcoming. It was emotional to hear one of the ladies say how blessed she felt to speak to me. How amazing it was for me to already be stepping out. She also told me not to forget about myself. If I needed her she was there. It is so important for us to get involved. Most of us don't think about cancer on a daily basis and then there are others who are faced with it everyday. If everyone would do what they can when they can we can knock this terrible disease out. I want to find a CURE before my mom, my sister, my daughters, my niece and my girlfriends have to deal with this. I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER WOMAN TO SUFFER. I truly feel like I was chosen to make a difference. So when you finish reading this if you can say a prayer for me. I know He gave me what I can handle and I am going to handle it:) Thanks for your support. Let me know what you think about my website.

If you have any ideas for my organization I am open. If there is something you would like to donate, if you have a service or a business that could help me give me a shout.

Don't forget to grab my button:)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Grab my button- CHC

First of all I want to thank all of you that offered to help me with my blog. I want to thank Amy one of my military blog friends. She took it on and ran with it. Thanks again Amy!

Help me promote Cindy's Hope Chest. I have a button on my blog that takes you to my website. Place it on your blog and help me help women fight breast cancer. I want them to have every means to fight like a girl:) If you have any questions please let me know. Grabbing my button will add more entries to my giveaways! Thanks for supporting me and thanks for praying. Giving Him all the Glory.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Cheer on the girls:)

Off to competition this weekend:) Wish them luck.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Button-trying to figure out???

OK I am doing all the things you all are requesting. As most of you know I am not a computer girl. I wish I was because it takes sooooo long when your slow.

I have finished my website-
I have added my donate button to my blog and website
Now you are asking me to put a button on my blog so you grab it and put it on your blog/web....I have not figured that out yet???? Help

After I have done this I am going to have a give away for celebrating getting this far and starting my organization...woohoo for me:)

I am trying to decide if it should be cash or GC or an item to have...Hmmmm what do you all think? I may do two just not sure yet. Be sure to follow in the next few weeks so you can get in on the giveaway. If you are a follower and you talk about my organization and you grab my button (when I figure how to) you will have lots of entries:)

I am excited and I hope you are too. Thanks for supporting me.

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Tomorrow pictures from our trip to wish another soldier off for his 3rd deployment:( We are thinking and praying for you everyday!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chairs for Charity- The totals are in....

What an amazing night. Friday was a day to celebrate for sure. Earlier in the week I had a Dr apt with my oncologist. My Dr and I found something that needed to be scanned. I was terrified. Its hard when you are surrounded by others who are having recurrences. It really messes with your mind. Just happens that my scan was scheduled for Friday morning. Of all days I was thinking. Chairs for Charity has been planned for a while and I was looking so forward to attending. I went to my apt that morning knowing that I would not get my results until Mon or Tues. As the day went on I was back and forth checking in with the school. I stopped by and delivered cupcakes to the art students. I spoke with them and thanked them for all their hard work. I really think they got it. I think they knew they were part of making a difference in some one's life. All along I could not stop thinking about my results and the what ifs. I was getting ready to leave to head home to start getting ready when I received a call that my results were in. I decided to have Mike pick them up. I was so nervous. I gave him just enough time before I called him. He answers the phone "your good" I could barely understand him. He was crying so much and of course you all know me. I was saying what??? Are you sure?? Did you read everything?? Why are you crying??? He said "I'm just so happy". "I'm crying because I'm happy". I was so emotional. I could not wait to finish getting ready and get to the school. All of the teachers and students are pulling for me and want to be a part of the success of my charity. The evening was so much fun. Thanks to everyone that came out and made this night special for me. All the chairs were sold. One of the chairs went for 250! The teachers announced the total at a fabulous 2660. They will donate half to Relay for Life and the other to Cindy's Hope Chest. What a great ending to my day. God is good:)
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chairs for Charity


Thursday, March 11, 2010


Family and Friends,

I have been holding on to this dream for a while now. It is a dream that is starting like a butterfly fighting to be free from it cocoon. Tonight is its first night to fly to unlimited heights. It starts with you. I need your help to nurture, support and encourage this dream so that we can make a difference in this world of unknowns. I am sharing this for the first time and hoping that you will be able to experience this new journey that I am taking. As all of you know Aug 08 I was diagnosis with stage 3 breast cancer. My life changed in the blink of an eye. So many questions and so many thoughts ran through my mind. Will I live or will I die? What would the girls do? I can't even begin to explain what I was feeling. I had to figure out so much. It did not run in my family. I did not have a friend that could guide me ( I did meet some wonderful people down the road). It was me who had to fight like a girl. I pushed through 4 months of chemo, I made it through a double mastectomy and fought my way through several months of radiation. A half of a year of my life learning as I went. It was tough but I had so much to be thankful for. I was a loyal blogger and my followers were even more loyal. They prayed and rallied around me. The gave my strength and hope to push on. Strangers were sending me all kinds of stuff to show me that I was not alone. It was amazing and it meant the world to me. When I was going to my apts I was given different things. Little or big it did not matter. It was the thought behind it. I have a list that goes on. Many meals cooked for me. It seemed like it was always the day we needed it. I had a housekeeper who found me while I was going through treatments. She came and cleaned my house every month. There again it was always the right day. I would come home and she would pull my bed down and made me feel like a queen. I was not able to process all of this at the time. No one was looking for a pat on the back. No one was doing it for any reason other then to give my hope. So now that I am little over a year out Mike and I are ready to give back and pay forward. Back in November Mike had a hope chest made for me. I have always wanted one. He knows that I am still struggling and I don't like to talk a lot about the fight I have had to take on but he knew that I am passionate about life. So he had Cindys Hope Chest engraved on the chest. It has come to life and I am ready to give it the same passion that I have to fight this terrible diease. All of these services and things that were done for me were funded by someone and I want that to be me. I would like to introduce my non-profit organization called Cindys Hope Chest. My goal is help other women battling breast cancer. There are so many needs that these women need that they may not even know yet. I want to give them support in any way that I can. Yes there are some very big organization that give grants and do help and I am so thankful for them. I just want to give them a personal touch to see that someone has been through the storm and is still hitting it hard. I want them to see that they can make it but I can not do this alone. I need you to help me get my name out there. I need you to forward this email out to as many people as you can. It is time to make a difference in someones life today. If you are interested in helping in any way please let me know. I need volunteers, business owners, contacts, donations (tangible and monetary), people to volunteer their services. My website is underconstruction and should be starting in the next week. I am very excited and am so happy to be sharing this with you. This next year I am going to work very hard on many events to raise money so that I can start supporting this cause now. I would like to invite all of you to my first charity function. It is called Chairs for Charity. It will be at Porter Ridge Middle (Alexa's school) on Friday March 19. The art students are painting chairs with different themes and having a silent auction. The money raised will be donated to Cindys Hope Chest and PR Relay for Life. I hope you can come. The students are working very hard. The chairs will be on display all day at the school and then the auction will end at 7pm. I will also have my hope chest out there for donations. So come out and help me fill it up with hats, scarves, bandanas, paraban free products, gift cards for groceries, restaurants, anything breast cancer support and anything to encourage them. Thanks so much for taking this journey with me. Lets free my butterfly and see where she goes. If you have any questions or suggestion please let me know. Check out below and check enquirer journal. My dream is making the news:)

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Cindy!We made it on the news!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010




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Friday, March 5, 2010

Look at my arm...sorry I cant type fast enough:(

So behind! I have looked like this for going on 4 weeks. Hopefully it will work. I will announce my big news on Friday:) Hope everyone is well.
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