Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Beautiful Way to Give

Happy February!

We are two weeks from Valentine's Day (GB, take note) and if you, like me are already starting to daydream about wonderful romantic evenings, my friend Nancy has an idea for you...

Nancy (the yellow bridesmaid in my wedding pictures at the right there) is a Mary Kay Representative and really loves her job. Mary Kay is a great company - it does lots of positive things for women, and produces an overwhelming percentage of female entrepaneurs in the world. The company doesn't test on animals, and strongly supports charity efforts, including its own foundation which gives aid to women with cancer as well as working hard to end domestic violence. It's a company you can feel good about.

Nancy has decided to kick off her business this year with a few little games.

The first is a SuperBowl Squares game. For every $5 you spend from today through the fourth (which is Saturday) you'll get an entry to win one of five prizes - one for each quarter and the final score.

The big one is going on until Valentine's Day, and this is where you get a little say in the final result. Nancy has very generously decided to donate 15% of her profits for the next two weeks to charity. Make sure you mention that you heard about it here, and she'll let us know how much we've put towards charity on February 15th (she has also offered to send a jpg of the checks proving the donation, and though I don't need to see it, I'll post it for you all to see if you like). To give you an added push, you get to pick the charity your money will go to. And there is no loser here, because we'll divide the proceeds among the charities. So you can get some great makeup, fragrance, skin care and gifts from a really good company and do a little good for charity too.

Hey, look! pretty fibery things!

I have pictures of the socks I'm knitting for Jane, heel turned during Brigadoon this afternoon (with some time-outs to daydream about Gene Kelly)....

and some gorgeous silk from the swap table at the KR Retreat (I think from Julie the Purple Chick?) this year.

(it was a little noily, but I couldn't turn down the color. That's two-ply, it's not that noily)

Order Mary Kay products from Nancy by February 14th and mention you heard about it here to make a donation to charity!

A Beautiful Way To Give
Where should Nancy ( donate your portion of her profits?
The Heifer Project
Knitters Without Borders
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation
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Can't Decide? Read more about the charities:
The Heifer Project
Knitters Without Borders
Mary Kay Ash Foundation


Anonymous JessaLu said...

I TiVo'd Brigadoon this afternoon and can't wait to watch it. My TiVo is getting a serious workout on TCM this month ;o)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Thank you for knitting my socks, but you know, you don't have to finish them. Unless you want to wear them, that is. That's the trouble with most knitting, in my opinion - it has to be finished if you want to use it.

And thank you for the Mary Kay info - a wonderful idea!

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for Sponsoring the Mary Kay "beautiful way to give" I hope that we raise enough money to make a difference. Love ou Amie!

The Yellow bridesmaid
(Emma & Gracie)

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Brandy said...

That is a really wonderful thing to do. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Also, I finally finished my pair of socks. I will have pics in my album this evening. My first all wool socks, and I adore them! They are soooo soft and comfy and cute. I think they are now my favorite socks. I'm guessing I will end up wearing them enough to have the bottoms felt on me fairly quickly. But I hear that only makes them more comfy, so that is good.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Another sock done. Now with new and improved Round Toe, ala Nancy Bush Folk Socks. No kitchener!

9:19 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Amie, this is a really cool thing. I wish I could afford to buy anything.

I do have something to add, another sock to the count! Yay, the FIL socks are done! Now to start a pair for myself.

11:15 PM  

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