Friday, May 28, 2010
For the month of May, Two Bees Tutus is helping our local CHD support group, Triangle Mended Little Hearts, raise money. I have to give them props for working one on one with me, the customer, to ensure that my order was to my liking and that everything was correct. It's so nice to have great customer service!
They made my 8 year old daughter's idea a reality when they took her drawing and made it into a painted piece for her wall. The Hair Bow Holder is going to be the focal point of my daughter's Aqua Green wall! My daughter came up with this idea:
Absolutely gorgeous! Don't you think? I wish I could have had one of these as a child. This is something she will be able to keep for years and hopefully, hand down to her kids one day.
My 5 year old, almost 6 year old, wanted a Tutu for dressing up. She loves to pretend she is a ballerina or a princess, so she chose something she could play in. After she sees her sister's Hair Bow Holder, she may rethink her idea, though! I'm sure we will be ordering a Tutu Holder to hang in her room, too!
What were their reactions to their Two Bees gifts? How about this?
If you'd like to order one of Two Bees Tutus items or have them create a princess and pirate party for your little one, visit their blog, facebook page, or email them!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I've been "unofficially" selling these for awhile. Ben and I purchased them ourselves, but all the proceeds are going to Cora's Story, the non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and educating expecting parents about congenital heart defects.
Cora IS saving lives. I've read the first hand reports of babies saved because of her. We can do so much more. Buy a bracelet, save a baby. And, this way, you'll always have something pink for Wear Pink For Cora day.
Shipping is included and they're being shipped from our home so no third party costs. Did I mention every penny goes to raising awareness, educating, and saving lives?
Congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect, and kill more children than all forms of cancer combined. But, there is hope and through educating and working with expecting parents, much can be done to save these tiny hearts.
Click the "pay here" button where you can either pay with you PayPal account or via a credit card. There are two styles, the "I Wear Pink for Cora" that comes in child, medium and large sizes. All bracelets are $3, including shipping. Unfortunately, we can't offer shipping outside of the United States right now.
Make sure your shipping address is correct on PayPal. I email to confirm that I got your order and will mail within a few business days. Remember, shipping is included and all proceeds go to saving and improving lives.
If you'd like a bracelet or two, but don't want to use PayPal, you can send a money order or check made out to Cora's Story, Inc. to Cora's Story
715 Washington St. No 5
Just remember to specify what you'd like. :)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'm open to any suggestions or advice for obtaining more donations from local businesses, as well as celebrities. I don't care if they are an A Lister or C Lister! Celebrity is Celebrity.
Why am I doing this?
TMLH had just started it's meetings and was in it's infancy when we found them. They helped us tremendously and ultimately, we moved our daughter's cardiac care to Duke Children's, because of their support and advice. We have never regretted our choice to move our child's care and have been satisfied with our daughter's doctors since our move. I am committed to giving back to this group any way I can. I spend my spare time networking online for the group, raising awareness for CHDs and for the support group.
Please help us if you sell products (i.e. Avon, Custom Made Items, Jewelry, etc.) or if you have a contact that can help us acquire donations from any celebrities, musicians, artists, etc.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Once our Mission Fish account is verified, we will be ready to start auctioning off items on eBay. This envelope contains 3 of them! What's next? I'll never tell.... BUT! I am expecting more packages in the mail soon and a few "one of a kind" items in the near future!
If you haven't added T.M.L.H. (Triangle Mended Little Hearts) to your friends, follow, or Twitter accounts, please do. We are a chapter of Mended Hearts in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina that meets monthly at Duke Children's Hospital.
I am campaigning on my own to find celebrities, businesses, and local entrepreneurs to donate items or proceeds from the sale of their items to our group. We are in need of funds so that we can continue to help local families of children and adults born with Congenital Heart Defects. If you have *connections*, please contact me!