We Interrupt This Blog For Two Special Announcements…

Now that it’s 2009 and you’ve turned over a new leaf (or whatever), are you feeling the urge to reach out and help others? I’ve got two opportunities for you right here, and they require very little effort!

First, my buddy Mags from Ms. Maggie Moo Talks 2 U has opened an etsy shop to sell some yummy goodies!* Mags is not only a CHEF, which–to me–makes her quite qualified to open up shop like this, but she is also lost her job a couple of weeks ago, and every purchase you make will help her out. In checking out her shop I noticed that there is only a shipping charge for the first item and none on the second or third, which is pretty cool. Go check out her etsy shop here! Need some convincing? Here you go:

What are you waiting for??? Get going!!!

Second, my other buddy Manic Mommy is having her second annual Blood Drive. This year, she’s even giving away a trip to Florida (in addition to other prizes)! All you have to do to enter is donate blood (and have someone take a photo of you doing it). Send your photo and info to Manic by 2/28/09, and you’re entered! Do it! (I’m going to!) Donating blood saves up to THREE LIVES AT A TIME (five babies!). If you cannot donate blood for whatever reason but still want to help, Manic is accepting donations to give out as prizes; contact her to donate

Let’s get going and help some people out!

*I realize that this announcement will make a certain few of you shriek and run into the corner, as we’ve started watching our diet and all that jazz…but you can always order for someone else! OR, Mags is also selling some delightful-looking salt blends that you can use when cooking.



  • Melissa

    Seriously, pardon me while I lick my screen! Yum-o! Now if only gluten free!!

    I’m donating a prize to Manic’s Virtual Blood Drive (I can’t donate blood) so check it out everyone…looks like there are some really great prizes out there for 15 minutes of time and a pint of blood!

    I’m thinking about sending hubby in my place! 🙂

  • Mags

    Melisa, thank you for the promo! I greatly appreciate it. 🙂 I also can add things to the shop as special requests-so if anyone needs something special and it is shippable, I’m in!

    As for the blood drive-I don’t know why, but I’ve never known that it can save up to 3 lives or 5 babies. That’s amazing and I wish more people knew that. I’m going to search for a drive in my area to see if I can participate.

    Thanks again!

  • Sarah Clapp

    I love Maggie Moo Cows blog. I’m going to check out her site. I really believe in supporting the small guy rather then big chains!

  • nonna

    dang it! i just looked at my reminder post card and the blood mobile was here on dec.30th and i missed it! guess i will have to do some research and see where i can donate now.

    but thanks for reminding me (even if it was too late!) 🙂

    oh, what’s an etsy??

  • Huckdoll

    What amazing promotions, Melisa! That cake looks to die for as is a trip to Florida, just for donating blood! I might just do it.

  • Melisa with one S

    Weaselmomma: Oops, I didn’t think about the food/blood combo. hee hee

    Melissa: I thought you were donating something but didn’t know for sure. That’s awesome. I plan to donate blood either this Wednesday or Friday…

    Mags: My pleasure! 🙂

    Mr. Lady: I know, right? I totally drooled when I saw that.

    Manic: I hear ya! I hear ya! 🙂

    Birdie: You’re welcome! But if I order some, I’m not sharing. 🙂 ha ha

    Nonna: I’m sure there is a blood center somewhere nearby. You don’t have to wait for a special blood drive. BTW, etsy.com is a site where people set up their own “stores” to sell things like Mags’ goodies, or homemade craft items, or vintage stuff. It’s quite spectacular.

    Huckdoll: I know! I want the Florida trip too! 🙂

  • Michelle

    Ooo, salt blends! Yum! (I’ll only brag once that a friend just got back from Italy and brought my truffle salts. I’ve been periodically taking them out and smelling them.) I may have to take a peek. But I need dairy free desserts, and I know the one you pictured is NOT.

  • nonna

    cool, so it’s an online flea market? i’m gonna go check it out. oh, and i found a site to give blood today and it’s only about 25 min. away. it just so happens that it is in the town where sis works AND open til 6 so i can get her go with me when she gets off work. hmm wonder if that will give me two entries 🙂

  • Kim M.

    THIS IS SO GREAT OF YOU. I’ll post the links on my blog, too. I’m due to give blood again, anyway, and now that i am MOGULUSING (Yes that is my word for it) I find I am not eating as much (the mogulus diet) and can splurge on some lemon yogurt cake! Thanks for telling me abut this!

    PS – I am working my way backwards to your 8 crazy posts that I have been meaning to read for 2 weeks! Hello from the snowy poconos!