Seattle adventures, life, home, and coffee—in no particular order
A group of my lovely, giving aunties and cousins are participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk. They have a few breast cancer survivors on their team, including an incredibly strong, intelligent, sassy, and creative woman named Raz who lives in my ‘hood.
The gals, also known as Team Red-Footed Boobies, threw a huge fundraiser garage sale during Saturday’s community-wide garage sale day in West Seattle. They collected a seriously impressive amount of furniture, clothing, books, household items, and er, tiny treasures (?) that filled Raz’s entire yard and driveway. It was a LOT of stuff.
Christina and I helped out with the sale– organizing items, making boob-related signage, and encouraging shoppers to donate a few extra bucks to support the Susan G. Komen foundation AND score a delicious boobie cookie. (The breast in town– get it? Oh, yes, we went there.)
The day was a blast. We were surrounded by amazing and entertaining women, and so many shoppers shared their personal breast cancer stories with us. And we had fun prancing around with VLs in one hand, and boobie cookies suggestively held in the other. As an added bonus, Spyro’s Gyros (aka Mama and Papa Chach) donated gyros and greek fries for lunch– so very, very tasty.
Besides the satisfaction of feeling like I contributed to the fight against breast cancer in some tiny, tiny way, I scored some pretty sweet deals. Doodle found me a USB car charger for my new Windows phone, and we both got a pair of snow skiis. I also picked up a ceramic pot and this awesome set of drawers that Raz had in her childhood bedroom. (I plan to paint it, but for now, it’s showing off it’s fancy new World Market knobs in the dining room.)
But…without a doubt, I totally SCORED with the world’s most amazing garage sale gem: this sweet and shiny Schwinn beach cruiser. Isn’t it dreamy? Bikes on bars at Alki (that is, if the spring ever arrives), here we cooooooooooome!
Oh, and the ladies of Team Red-Footed Boobies are pretty damn amazing. And after attending Thursday’s benefit fashion show for Northwest Hope & Harvest (more on my event write-up for the West Seattle Blog), I’m even more committed to joining their 3-Day team in 2012. If your little heart wants to make a donation (large or small– anything and everything makes a difference), check out their team donation page.