Thursday, December 16, 2010

Raffle Winners

Congrats to our winners! Thank you all for your donation. Also don't forget the discount code for Bamboobies: SND20 for those of you that didn't win. I'm thinking about doing another one of these closer to the event with more sponsors so check back often to see! Who knows I might just let those of you that already donated get some entries!

I made a google spreadsheet with each individual entry in a column and randomized all the names in that column. I then went to and put in the number of entries and selected the name that matched that number in the column

2nd Prize-Diaper Sprayer

Hillary W

3rd Prize -Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag

Sandra Simkins

4th Prize-Rumparooz One Size Diaper

Amanda S

5th Prize-Planet Wise Pail Liner

Anne R

6th Prize-Kawaii Diaper

Barbara M

7th Prize-Thirsties Wipes

Amanda W

8th Prize-$25 Gift Card to

Jessica V

9th Prize-Rockin' Green Bundle

Tricia W.

10th Prize-Rockin' Green Detergent

Jamie U.

11th Prize-Rockin' Green Pail Freshner

Jennifer R

12th Prize-Kissaluvs Hybrid Contours

Crystal B

13th Prize-Bamboobies

Rachel C

14th Prize-Nursing Cover

Heather L

15th Prize-$15 Gift Card to Abby's Lane

Aimee C

And our grand prize winner is:

1st Prize-Cloth Diaper Bundle

Elizabeth S.

Thanks again! Winners I will contact you via email! You have until 12/20 to get back to me so I can verify the mailing address and mail the prize out to you. For those of you that won a gift card it will be emailed to you from the stores. If I don't hear back for any of the prizes I will redraw for that prize on 12/21

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Simplified Raffle Info

Check out all the prizes for my raffle here. Follow these steps to enter the raffle:

1. Donate by clicking here
2. Fill out this form

Ends 12/15 (read the bottom disclaimer here for more info on how prizes are drawn etc.)

Too see all the info and rules for the raffle please read the raffle post here

If you would like to make a donation via a check in the mail, or paypal please email me:

Thanks for helping me raise money for a cure and race for a cure in honor of my dad! And good luck!


Update 12/16 I will be drawing the prizes later today. I'm in the middle of taking Final Exams so I'll draw the prizes once I finish this exam today. Probably no later then 4pm.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cloth Diaper Raffle to benefit LLS


I'm doing a raffle to help raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. I'm running with LLS Virtual Team in Training in honor of my dad who is currently winning his battle with Multiple Myeloma and is in complete remission as of September. Help me give back to this wonderful organization that helped my parents pay for some of my dads treatment and medication costs.
*Changing the tickets/donation as of 11/03 I will edit the amount of tickets for previous donations*
For every $1 donated= 1 ticket (**$1 donation not eligible for 1st prize**) $5 donated= 6 ticket, $10 donated= 12 tickets. There are 15 prizes and the winner of the individual prizes will receive the following cloth diapers (some donated, some purchased by me), accessories, gift card (graciously donated by and Abby's Lane), a bundle from Rockin' Green Soap (thanks for the donation!), a nursing cover (made by yours truly), or a pair of Bamboobies (thank you for the donation!):
My dad going through treatment
My dad running the Vancouver Marathon

1st Prize (***Only $5+ donation eligible for this prize!***):
1 Bumgenius 4.0 One Size Hook and Loop Diaper-Butternut
1 Bumgenius 3.0 All-in-one XS-Clementine
1 Fuzzibunz One Size Diaper-Mint
1 Rumparooz One Size Diaper-Gumball
1 Set of 2 Rumparooz Lil Joey's-Powder
Total Retail Value: $106.30

2nd Prize:
Bumgenius Diaper Sprayer

Retail Value: $44.95

3rd Prize:
1 Planet Wise Hanging Wet Dry Bag- Autumn Cafe
Retail Value: $29.99

4th Prize:
1 Rumparooz One Size Cloth diaper- Powder

Retail Value: $23.50

5th Prize:
Planet Wise Diaper Pail Liner- Sage
Retail Value $16.50

6th Prize:
1 Kawaii One-Size Pocket Cloth Diaper- Butter (different color shown)
Retail Value: $9.95

7th Prize:
Thristies Fab Wipes
Retail Value: $10.75

8th Prize:
$25.00 Gift Certificate for donated by (I bought all the prizes from them and buy all my cloth diaper stuff from them!)
9th Prize (3 winners selected):
Rockin' Green has donated one of their bundles! Awesome detergent to help keep the funk out of your diapers or restore your diapers to working order! Thanks Rockin' Green! (Lavendar Mint Revival Classic Rock, Plain Green Teas Shake it Up, and Gray Scoop).
Update 11/09: I just got the package from them and they sent and extra bag of Orangenva in Classic Rock and Shake it Up in Plain Green Teas. I will draw 3 winners for this prize. One person will receive the bundle, One person will receive a Bag of Detergent, and One person will receive a shake it up! pail freshner)

Retail Value: $21.95 (Bundle), $13.95 (Detergent), $6.50 (Pail Freshner)

10th Prize:
Two Hybrid Contours Diapers from Kissaluvs (thanks for the donation!). One purple and one blue.

Retail Value: $21.90

11th Prize:
2-pair package of hot pink regular Bamboobies! (Thank you for the donation!)
These are super soft, heart shaped, and really absorbent! (Bamboobies will have a special coupon for those of you who don't win this prize!)

Retail Value: $16.99

12th Prize:
A nursing cover made by yours truly. Winner selects fabric!

(picture from this blog)

Approximate Retail Value: $20

13th Prize:
$15 Gift Card to Abby's Lane! They have Free Shipping on all US orders all the time and a great selection of cloth diapers and natural parenting products! Check out their Facebook page too for more info.

All you have to do is donate $1 ($1 donation is not eligible for 1st Prize) or more and fill out this form (LLS keeps track of all donations so I will know if you donated or not and how much! I will be able to verify all information). I am raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (Read more about why here). All of the money donated goes to LLS and in turn they will pay for me to run a half marathon in honor of my father who has Multiple Myeloma and is now in complete remission. Thanks for your support and good luck!

(Click the logo to go to my donation page)

***I have been updating this post frequently as more donations are given (thanks to all the sponsors for your generous donations!) so please check back often to see the list of prizes!***
To find out more about the Virtual Team in Training and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Click here!

Disclaimer: I receive no money from the donations all proceeds go to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). All prizes were purchased by me or donated for the purpose of this raffle and to help benefit LLS. Raffle ends 12/15 and prizes will be shipped out by USPS Mail as soon as winner responds. and Abby's Lane gift card winner will have gift certificate emailed directly from or Abby's Lane once I announce the winner. Bamboobies winner will have their prize mailed directly from Bamboobies. Winner will be notified via email. If no response within 72 hours a new winner will be drawn. Only one prize per person. Limited to US residents only.

Disney Princess Half Marathon & Raising Money

Help me raise money! Click here!

I really wanted to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I was going to buy my ticket and a ticket for my sister to run it together. Then I started reading "The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training". The author suggested running a marathon or half for a charity to help keep you motivated to continue training. I have run 2 half marathons and walked/"ran" a full marathon. Both half marathons I finished but I wasn't really prepared to run them. At most I had run 8 miles before my half marathon (13.1 miles) and didn't like being unprepared. Sometimes I just get lazy and decide I don't want to run for a week or more straight. Then I realize my event is approaching and I need to get back to running. I wanted to run with a running club but in Columbus, GA there are no running clubs that I know of and there really isn't anywhere to run here unless I drive somewhere and I don't see the point of getting in the car to drive somewhere to run. Thankfully I have a gym at my apartment complex and they have treadmills that I run on...but I hate, hate, hate treadmills! We will be moving in the spring and have decided we want to live in Columbia, MD which has a ton of biking/walking paths everywhere, going to the grocery stores, the mall, small lakes, etc. It will be nice to live somewhere we can just walk outside the house and there are a million places to go run!
Now that I'm done with my ramble I have decided that I am going to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Virtual Team in Training. My dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last year and is now in complete remission (thanks to God and modern medicine!). LLS gave my parents a grant to help pay for my dads medications since he is on so many and they are really expensive (they would be more expensive if he didn't have insurance, I'm so grateful that he has a great job that told him to take his time and his job would be there for him when he got back...he just started back at work this last month doing stuff from home). To give back to this wonderful organization and to have a little fun with my sister and mother we are going to be raising money for LLS. I want to be completely honest and up front because I know some people don't appreciate being lied to or having some facts omitted. My goal is to raise $2900. LLS keeps about 75% of the money and 25% goes to the cost of my event (the event, the hotel, the after party, and the staff for our team). So yes I am raising money for LLS and in turn they are allowing me to participate in the Half Marathon without much cost to myself (I have to pay to get there, my food, and if I want to go to Disney I have to pay for that too).

In summation, I'm doing this run for my dad! I want to run with a group of people so that I can stay motivated to train for it and run the half marathon. It will be a great way for me to give back to LLS for helping my family and to have a little fun and fitness! My dad was always cycling to stay fit and since his diagnosis he has not been able to cycle for the last year. Dad I'm doing this one for you! So please help me meet my goal even if you can donate just $1 any little bit will help!

Help me raise money! Click here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cloth Diapers

Kinda of a random post but I wanted to write about this subject. I have started stocking up on baby stuff since we are planning on having a baby at some point in the future. Might as well start buying it now while we can afford it instead of waiting until we have one on the way and dropping a bunch of cash all at once, plus I can buy stuff when I find it on sale. I first started buying baby clothes and quickly got bored with that since there is only so much gender neutral clothes you can buy and I know people like to gift clothes more often than not. I bought a boppy and waterproof cover with a rebate gift card (and it was on sale!). Then I didn't know what to buy! I thought about buying diapers since they are expensive and you can never have too many! But I didn't want to have a bunch of diapers lying around the apartment. I was reading this blog and she wrote a post about gDiapers. They are these diapers that have a cloth pant and you can use either a disposable insert or a cloth insert. They are adorable and I really wanted them. So I slept on it and decided to purchase them the next day...and so began my cloth diaper adventure. I really liked the gDiapers because I didn't think I would like cloth diapers, or at least what I thought cloth diapers were, and these had a cloth option if I wanted to try it. My friend Amanda from church cloth diapers, I discovered this while sewing with her one night and I noticed she had a diaper sprayer in her bathroom. She showed me her Bumgenius diapers. Then I started reading blog posts about cloth diapers and I discovered Kelly's Closet. They have an amazing assortment of cloth diapers and accessories. They also have great coupons on cloth diapers! So I did my research and decided I would start buying cloth diapers so that I would have them for when we do have a baby. My reasons for cloth diapers are 1. They are really cute! (and I can buy them now) 2. They cost a lot less than disposable 3. They are super soft and I wouldn't mind wearing them if I were a baby! 4. They contain huge messes (a lot of people experience blowouts with disposables=poop everywhere!). 5. I'm not really an "environmentalist", but they are better for the earth and I believe in being a steward of the earth, meaning do my part to keep it nice! I'll write more in another post but for now that's what I've decided to do and I have built up a nice stash of cloth diapers...time to start buying bigger things!

Pharmacy School Orientation

I flew out to Omaha at the end of July and had my Pharmacy School orientation. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. It was nice to meet all the people that are in my class and to meet the faculty. As it turns out I have 5 other people in my class that are LDS and at least 1 of my faculty. The first week there was all getting to know you stuff/intro to what we would be doing. The second week was a skills lab. I arrived Sunday evening and two of my classmates came and picked me up at the airport. I stayed in the dorms which were ok. The bed was really uncomfortable and I ended up buying a pillow at target for $4 since their pillows were terrible. Next year I will probably stay in a hotel (and David might be able to come with me!). We got to meet our faculty and mentors at a few lunches. I got a really snazy laptop so I can do all my school work. On Wednesday, July 28th we had our professionalism ceremony where we received our white coats and recited the Oath of a Pharmacist and The Pledge of a Healthcare Professional. The reason they gave us our white coats now is that we will be working as if we were pharmacist while in school and they want us to realize this and make sure we are acting the part. We also had a service project we did earlier in the day. My group helped out at a shelter in the area. On Saturday, July 31st we had our CPR certification class. They split us up into 2 groups for this one half went in the morning the other half in the afternoon. I was in the afternoon class and a bunch of us decided to go to the Farmers Market downtown. We had a lot of fun! There was a Cotton Candy stand and they had 10 different flavors so we purchased one of each and shared it with our class. I had fun eating out with some of my classmates and got to try raw sushi for the first was DELICIOUS! They also had a great local ice cream store that made their own ice cream every day and it was super cheap! I went to Ted and Wally's at least 3 times during my stay. The second week was a lot more work. Every day we had 2 labs to attend and they lasted all day. We learned how to fill a prescription, how to type a prescription in the computer and make a label, how to transfer a prescription over the phone, how to get a prescription off the answering machine (all stuff I know how to do since I work in a pharmacy). We learned how to look up drug information online if we ever needed to use it. We learned how to look at a patients list of medications and determine if anything they were taking is duplicate or would cause an allergic reaction. We made suppositories and capsules. We learned how to inject a drug into an IV bag (sounds easy but it actually takes a little math and you have to take some of the liquid out of the bag in order to have the correct dilution). We learned about TPNs (total parenteral nutrition, basically if you couldn't eat the IV would have all the nutritional requirements for you). We learned how to take liquid out of a bottle and into a syringe (also sounds easy but you have to make sure you push air into the bottle first so that you don't create a vaccum!). We learned sterile preparation (something I already knew from Biology labs). Learning how to use a Class A Torsion balance (they are a pain in the butt to calibrate!). That's pretty much all I can remember!

"The Little Blue Dude" (unofficially our pharmacy school mascot!)