Cyber Smile Sale!

Happy Cyber Monday Eve! Hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic (US peeps) and your Black Friday was inexpensive and injury-free (US peeps still). In preparation for the mother of all online shopping days, TPT has decided to throw a sale - The Cyber Smile Sale!

From Monday 11/30 through Tuesday 12/1, my entire store will be on sale! And if you plug in the promo code SMILE at checkout, you will receive an additional discount which totals 28% savings on all items! 

Click the button (created by Erin from You Aut-a Know!) below to head directly to my store. For my most popular products, continue below!




Happy first week of December!


#ThankfulThursday: What Are You Thankful For?

As we get closer to The Big Day, we are constantly being reminded to give thanks. Maybe you've created a list with your kids of all the things you're thankful for. Maybe you've considered volunteering at a homeless shelter the morning of Thanksgiving, to give back to people who don't have as much as you. Maybe you are running a race sometime this week to celebrate and be thankful for your health. All of these are great ways to show how thankful you are. I am here today, to offer you another story for which to be thankful.

#ThankfulThursday is about how we should honor all the things for which we are thankful. During the holidays, this may be especially challenging. It's easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of holiday planning, cooking, traveling, and of course, shopping. But instead, let's reflect today on a story of true courage. A true story of what it means to be thankful.

This is the story of Heather. In 2005, at only 36 years old, Heather was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This diagnosis came just after she gave birth to her daughter, Lily. Without treatment, Heather was given just 15 months to live.

About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Those with the diagnosis are given, on average, 10 months to live. As a young girl, Heather was exposed to asbestos through fibers carried home by her father's construction work jacket. Asbestos is a material found in consumer and construction products and exposure to this material is believed to be a cause of pleural mesothelioma. Asbestos is still not banned in the United States and Canada.

After her diagnosis, Heather sought treatment from Dr. David Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women's hospital in my city of Boston. Nine years later, Heather continues to thrive. She is an inspiring writer, blogger and advocate for a global ban on asbestos. She has started a blog series Beating the Odds: My Decade of Survivorship to chronicle her past 9 years of treatment, survivorship, and advocacy work. In February 2016, Heather will be celebrating a huge 10 year anniversary since her live-saving lung removal surgery called Lung Leavin' Day. Mark your calendars and check out the link to participate!

To find out more about Heather and her amazing, powerful story, check out her story here.

I want to thank Heather for allowing me to share her exceptionally inspiring story. Being a part of something devoted to encouraging others to share their stories is humbling. Now I turn the initial #ThankfulThursday question back to you... 

What are you thankful for?


Quickie Post: TPT Sale!

Hard to believe it's already Thanksgiving this week! Then, next week is December!!! Where does the time go?

Starting today, my Thanksgiving-themed goodies are on sale through Tuesday! Check them out below by clicking the image.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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