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UNITY DAY:

Make it orange and make it end!

Unite Against Bullying!

We will be gathering friends today and making posters to help in raising awareness for “National Bullying Prevention Month.”

Its our small way to assist in an important message!! Ask your school or organization to join in too…to learn more go to: www.pacer.org/bullying

Click Link below to Download a Free Banner/Bookmark to display!!

Thumbs Down 2 Bullying ©SammyCakesFun!

 

In honor of “National Bullying Prevention Month” and in a small effort to help raise more awareness we have started our own mini-campaign and hoping others will join us in saying, “Thumbs Down to Bullying!”

This month we will be posting and distributing a special newsletter with basic, but important information for kids and students to remind them to be kind to others.  We want kids to know that being hurtful to others is not OK.  Being kind to others does not mean being friends or buddies with everyone.  We just want students to treat each other with equal respect and be mindful of their actions and words so others around them do not feel picked on, different or even lonely…….and worst of all “bullied.”

It’s October and there are lots of fun things this month…Halloween being the “biggie” for the kids with costumes and of course the Trick-or-Treating! With all the ghouls and spirits lurking about this month, here is a cute idea for a Halloween party or anytime!  Keep those monsters away by creating the following recipe for “Stay-away Monster Spray.” It’s perfect to spray under your bed or in closets!!…we know where those lil’ silly monsters are hiding!

Mom tweeted for me last week that we bought “Pinky Swear” from the Pinkalicious Book series at our school book fair, and the real Pinkalicious Creator/Author tweeted me back!! Check it out…

She called me Sammyalicious!! Isn’t that just Coolalicious!!

Poppin’ for a Cause Saturday October 1st, 11am – 3pm! This Annual Event is for the Family, its Fun and it benefits Children’s Mercy Hospital!! Come out for Free Popcorn, bid on Auction Items, Raffles and more!! Tell your friends and get Poppin’ on down to Velvet Creme Popcorn in Westwood, KS and “DO Good” for Children’s Mercy of Kansas City!

Recently, we celebrated a birthday in our family.  With my first child, I would go to great lengths to plan the perfect party. First, I would decide on a theme, design and create custom invitations, schedule the jump house, invite friends and neighbors and would order a cake from a local bakery to match the birthday theme with matching plates, and of course table wear and lots of decorations. It was a lot of work and it did give us some great photos in the family photo album of the organized celebration.  I have learned through the years, that those types of parties were really for me to do they way I wanted with a lot of added stress, preparation and by the time/day the party was to happen I was tired and ready for it to end.

This year with my baby Tabby turning three, we had our own family day celebration.  We decorated with balloons and items from our party box (a box of left over items of birthday’s past), with no real theme the night before, so she would be surprised in the morning. My husband bought her cinnamon rolls from a local bakery for her breakfast treat.  I did buy Mickey Mouse plates since she is really into “Mickey” right now, and of course there were lots of presents (small inexpensive items that are fun to unwrap). Her big gift was a Barbie Scooter, which she loved!

Her “Birthday Party” consisted of playing with her sister Sammy all day…and I do mean, all day!  They played with a automatic bubble machine she got as a gift and filled every room with bubbles, they took turns riding her new scooter in the house…they hung out and watched a movie with their older brother and basically all got along much to my surprise. (and I thought it was her birthday!)

The night ended with us going out to dinner at a local burger joint and coming home to a homemade two-layer chocolate cake decorated with sprinkles and tiny cake erasers…of course there was ice cream, singing and a birthday wish which is really all you need for a birthday party…(hmmm)

I know in the future, we will again have those “organized” birthday theme parties for the kids, but for our 3-year-old she really had a fun birthday and Sammy said at the end of the day, “This is the best birthday party, ever!” …..(smile)

"Key Keeper by Sammy Cakes Fun!"

This summer you’ve probably seen kids and teens wearing those trendy oversized silicone bracelets with sayings on them.  They were initially made popular by designer Jac Vanek with the Celebrities and there are many versions out there. You can find them in all kinds of stores from Bloomingdales (Jac Venek) to your local corner Drugstore. I turned one into the perfect Key Keeper!!

There are many times when I’m out with the kids and I toss my purse into the trunk, and this is an easy way to keep track of my keys. I now just wear them attached to the bracelet. I had originally used a smaller one, like the LIVE Strong yellow ones, but this is fun and its bright enough to see in the bottom of my purse if I’m not wearing it! (Sammy is modeling my HOPE one, which I got for $1 at a local drugstore!) Fun to wear…and it’s an easy way to keep up with my keys!