Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tonight (October 21st) and tomorrow (October 22nd) we will be at the Dominion Guild, Inc. Holiday House selling products. This year's event takes place in Arlington, VA and the proceeds of this fundraiser benefit Arlington Food Assistance, George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, and the Women's Center of Vienna. Hope to get an early start on the holiday season!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We are pleased to announce a new addition to our children's hat apparel. Our wonderful fleece hats have been such a big hit that we decided to expand and include some of these cute hand-knit hats. They are available in lots of styles and colors, both for boys and girls and unisex - you are certain to find one that's perfect for your child. To see more styles, click here.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
If you don't know about Celebrate Mama, check out their website to find out more about them and their many shows. Little Pink Pansy attended the show in Bethesda, MD last May and it was phenomenal! (In fact, on their homepage, our tent is pictured on the left-hand side where a woman and girl are shopping!) Celebrate Mama is "An event, A resource, A way to do business ...for mamas of all ages & stages" and features mama-run businesses, much as we do.
Thanks to Corina DuBois, the founder of Celebrate Mama for all her hard work and thanks for the feature!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
You may know this by now but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Most of us know at least one woman who has battled breast cancer. In my case, it is my aunt and my mother-in-law. Something like this is never easy but the more that we are aware and take proactive steps for our health, we can drastically improve our chances of finding and treating the cancer early.
In most stores you will find lots of extra pink stuff this month. Spend a few extra dollars on some of it and know that your money is going to help find a cure. We also have some soap at little pink pansy that helps benefit breast cancer research, along with notecards, notepads, contact cards, square labels, and round labels. (Please note that the links to the stationery items take you to page 4 of the respective collections - more pink ribbon items can be found on pages 5 too).
Another simple cost-free method of helping this cause is to visit http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2. All you have to do here is click on the button to give away free mammograms to women who cannot afford them. It couldn't be easier. This month, their sponsor is giving away extra mammograms if they get enough clicks, so now is the time to do it. It's the easiest way to help.
Other ideas would be getting involved for some of the various walks. There is the Avon Walk in several cities (spread throughout the year). Some of the locations include New York, Charlotte, Houston, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. This is a 2-day, 39 mile walk. What a fantastic way to reflect on things while also getting exercise and supporting a great cause.
If you're not quite up for such a long walk, another fantastic option is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. These events take place all over the country and the National event is located in Washington, D.C. You can find a race near you throughout the year.
If nothing else, take this month to do a self-exam and get in the routine of doing it. The best time to do it is in the week following your menstrual cycle when the breast tissue tends to be less tender and lumpy. It's not something that anyone really wants to talk about, but we need to keep ourselves healthy and this is a minor inconvenience that can really make a difference. Do it for yourself, your family, your friends, and for the women who no longer have that option.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I am so pleased with our new additions in the spa collection. We've found some really great stuff! I have recently began using these wonderful lip balms and can't say enough great things about them. They are yummy and moisturizing without being greasy. They come in a variety of different flavors and at $2 per tube, they are the same price as anything you'd get at the drugstore but so much better, not to mention that they are made by a woman who understands body care. These will make excellent stocking stuffers and be a great thing to drop in your purse or pocket for the cool fall air. Click on the images above or visit http://www.littlepinkpansy.com/facial.htm to find the flavor you like best!