Oct 29, 2012
Another Fact: The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has entered the National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition. My Mom, Pam, helped out by lending her choreography skills for the large group sections of the video! By voting for this video, you'll be helping the SCCA become one step closer to a $10,000 cash prize that will be donated to two community non profits that are an amazing resource to SCCA and it's patients- Gilda's Club and Cancer Lifeline.
Here's SCCA's eloquently-put take on what they do and why they're dancing:
"The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s in one world class treatment center. At the SCCA we work as a team: a team of patients, family members, faculty and staff working together each day to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Creating this Pink Glove Dance Video provided us a very unique and fun team opportunity to “glove up” and come together in a new way to honor our patients and their experiences. We chose the song, This One’s for the Girl’s, because the lyrics spoke to the hope and inspiration our patients, their families, and our larger community demonstrates to us every day. All of us in cancer care, all working together to find a cure--- “we are all the same inside, from 1 to 99, we dream with everything we have, all around the world."
Here are the simple steps to cast your vote:
1. Go to www.PinkGloveDance.com, click “start voting,” and “vote,” then scroll down to "S" to find SCCA's video.
2. Watch the video, if you haven't already!
3. VOTE by clicking the pink button. A box will pop up asking you to log into Facebook & “allow” the Polls app. You're done, and have supported the local chapter of an amazing organization!
Oct 25, 2012
Molly whipped up concoction number one using pumpkin puree, apple cider, vanilla flavored vodka, ginger ale, clove, and cinnamon sticks. We liked it a lot and it made for an awesome fizzy drink on the sweeter side.
Combine in shaker: ice, spiced cider, a few whole cloves, fresh ginger, burbon,
Strain it/pour over ice and top it off with ginger beer for some bubbles.
Now that we had our drinks covered, it was business time: We're talkin' cookie making. Molly had found a recipe for molasses ginger snaps that looked easy and delicious that required normal cookie making stuff (eggs, flour, sugar, butter) plus ginger, molasses, and oats.
1. Turn shirts inside-out and tape them. Once they've been sufficiently covered in the areas that will be cut up, use a brightly colored marker to trace your soon-to-be-cut skeleton design. The tape will make it easier to make a more precise cut because it will be taut, and (duh) knowing what to follow via tracing is pretty much always a good idea.
You can thank us for our hearty sacrifice by doing some fun crafting of your own. It felt like an awesome way to get into Autumn mode!
Oct 22, 2012
Her online shop is also a great resource for reasonably priced vintage pieces that are essentially flawless (can't stop won't stop droolin' over this velvet jumper , navy pixelation dress, and classy peter pan collar shirt,) don't you agree? Overall we're quite pleased that our clips went to such a good home.
Oct 18, 2012
While it doesn't qualify as "big," this year I'm definitely going to put a little bit of care and consideration into whatever costume I end up wearing. Be sure to let us know what costume plans you've got up your sleeve this year!
Oct 16, 2012
Here are the deets: Post a pic to our Facebook page of you wearing your "I Voted" sticker (tip: you have to "like" us first). If you're voting absentee, fear not: Snap a picture of you with your ballot and that will suffice! Then simply shoot us a Facebook message with your mailing address. What do you get out of the deal? A set of three supersweet original pinback Vivi Dot buttons, and knowledge that you utilized your rights as an American to choose how you want the country to be run. Please remember that women weren't allowed to vote until 1920, and African Americans until essentially 1965, thanks to the Voting Rights Act. Dang.
If you're dying to have your buttons before the election, you can snag them in our Etsy store for a mere $3, including shipping.
Post your photographs no later than the seventh, and please feel free to steal this image and post accordingly to help spread the word. We want it out there!
Unsure if you've registered? Want to know where the nearest polling place is to you? CanIVote.org is a great resource.
Oct 11, 2012
Because of this, somehow I end up with half of my wardrobe consisting of things I feel too attached to to ever consider getting rid of, but rarely wear. The stained skull and cross bones sweatshirt that my best friend has had since the seventh grade, the now frayed dress I was wearing the day I met my boyfriend- how could I ever imagine getting rid of these things?!!
Recently I did a reevaluation of my closet, and pin pointed two articles of clothing- a white Romwe dress and a vintage beige silk button down shirt- that I loved dearly, missed wearing and certainly could never part with, but had deemed unwearable due to their weird colors. Solution? Turn em black, thanks to the help of a packet of Rit Dye! In typical me fashion I didn't bother to read the directions, which pleasantly resulted in my white dress turning a deep gray (I have a hunch this had something to do with the fabric being polyester, maybe?) and my beige shirt turning a dark, almost bluish black. I probably could've added at least two other articles of clothing to my pot of dye and achieved equally dark hues. Plus it was the easiest thing ever:
Stainless steel pot or bucket
Large utensil/Stirring mechanism that you will never put to your mouth again (chemicals, duh!)
4-ish cups of HOT (I boiled mine in a kettle) water- obviously this varies depending on size/quantity of dyed items
One packet of dye
Directions: Mix packet of dye in hot water and stir. Add in items and continue stirring, then go pet your house mate's cat for 10 minutes and come back to stir more. Once you feel like your items have achieved desired color, take em out, hand wash em with some detergent, and HURRAY! You now own new clothes, for a grand total of $2.99. Check out my newly madeover items below, and feel free to post the results of your easy crafting!
Oct 9, 2012
We've also been keeping Fed Ex and UPS nice and busy delivering all sorts of things to complete this major project. One thing in particular that I'm absolutely in love with are the new dog and kitty bowls we purchased from Keystone Vintage Lumber via etsy.