I volunteer with this amazing group that does different things for kids with cancer. They create a safe haven where a child ad their family don’t have to worry about this horrible disease.
Friday, one of the kids (he was actually 19) I’ve grown close to list his battle to brain cancer. This was his FOURTH time fighting and unfortunately cancer won out. But he is actually the real winner because he is no longer suffering or in pain. He’s hanging out with all of the other kids who’ve lost their battles, only to be the real Champions.
Tomorrow is his funeral and his last request…all attendees must wear Clemson colors or Clemson attire. He was a die hard Clemson Tigers fan, and me being a Carolina Gamecocks fan there was some definite ribbing going on. But in the past month I’ve put this rivalry aside in order to support him. During the Orange Bowl, I wore my boyfriend’s Clemson jacket and cheered on the Tigers. Tomorrow I’ll wear my one and only special Clemson shirt I bought especially for this reason. The reason it’s special? Sewn across the tiger paw on the front is “Believe for Erik”, his slogan since cancer reared it’s ugly hideous head.
I know he’ll be looking down on me with a big Erik grin because he finally got his Turtle in a Clemson shirt.
I miss you buddy. It’s still surreal to think of you being gone. But we’ll meet again one day.
So another item I got in the Sunkissed Vox Box from Influenster were the Goody Ribbon Elastics. I’m sure everyone has seen these around. They are all the craze. I will say, that even though anyone can easily make these, I was happy to have more. The only con that I really have for these is that during the first few uses, you really have to stretch it in order for it to wrap around thick hair more than twice. But now that I’ve been wearing it for a while, it works perfectly, whether it’s just to pull your hair out of your face or use it for some simple braids.
Soft, stretchy material that looks beautiful on the wrist or in the hair! From America’s #1 elastics brand, Goody® Ouchless® Unique knot style hair ties are perfect for personalizing or dressing up your look.
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
So I’m a part of the Influenster nation and this is my 3rd box that I’ve tested the products I’ve received. One of the items in there was the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream. I’ve never been a huge fan of BB creams before, but I have to say that I was impressed with this one! It was lightweight, had a nice smell, and the tint wasn’t so much that it looked like foundation, but enough to see a slight difference. I even used a little bit of blush and that was all I needed. I definitely recommend this for anyone that needs sunscreen and a tinted moisturizer, this is for you!
So I volunteer with this amazing group called Courageous Kidz. They essentially create a safe haven for kids with cancer. They do everything from helping families with bills to “family” reunions to putting families in hotels while the kids are at the local Children’s Hospital to this amazing 3 day trip to Carowinds where these kids get to be just that, kids. This organization is a non profit, and unlike other “not for profits”, ALL of their money goes directly to helping the families. It takes about $200 to send a kid on this trip. Any ad everything is greatly appreciated. Please help where you can. Thanks so much!
Frustrated with myself. I’m not keeping up with blogging like I told myself I wanted to AND had to get a new scale and there is a THIRTEEN pound difference between the old scale and this one. So here I thought I was kicking ass when in reality, I was weighing more than what I thought. Oh yea, I gained a pound last week too. I’m gonna be busting butt this week to make up for the fact that I gained last week. It’s quite frustrating.