Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I have created a blog in dedication to my mother-in-law who is currently battling an awful case of Leukemia. We are going to have a fundraiser for her Oct. 9th, 2010, at the OLS Community Center, in Taylor, AZ. The Navajo Taco Dinner will start at 5:30, ($5/plate or $20/family) and have a live auction at 6:30. There will also be a Bake Sale and Silent Auction as well that night.

Please visit her blog www.debbiemillerfundraiser.blogspot.com for up-to-date info on her progress.

Continue praying for her progress. We sure love her and want a safe healing for her. Thanks!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I am organizing a fund raiser for my mother-in-law, who has been diaganosed with Philadelphia Postive Acute Lymphobalstic Leukemia. She is currently getting chemotherapy treatments in Zion, IL. The date and place isn't confirmed yet. I will post as soon as it is.

I am in charge of the Auction part of the fundraiser. We are looking for all sorts of idems for the auction from lawn & home decor, guns, gift cards, all sort of homemade crafts, and gift baskets.

For all those uncrafty people a Gift Basket is so easy to put together and pretty afforadable as well. Here are some ideas...

Movie Night
put in a popcorn bowl,
Family DVD, microwave popcorn, popcorn seasoning, theater size candy, 2 lt. pop, 3D glasses

Chocolate! truffles, anything chocolate covered, hot chocolate, chocolate covered spoons or straws, chocolate syrup

Cozy Night
Hot chocolate, mini marshmallows, insulated cups or mugs, candy canes, whipped cream, soft blanket

Snack Time
Nutella, frosting tub, pretzels, vanilla waffers, dried fruit, gram crackers, cookies

Sprinkles, nuts, syrups, cherries, ice cream cones, ice cream scoop, sundae bowls

In The Garden
In a terra cotta pot,
Gardening gloves, snippers, veggie seeds, flower seed/bulbs, sprinkler, windchims, plant markers, fertalizer, bug spray, kneeling pad

From the Garden
Canned foods like relishes, pickles, soups, veggies, dehydrated foods as well, recipie cards

From the Orchard
Canned fruits like apples, peaches, pears, berries

Jams and Jelly Basket
Any homemade jams or jellies, loaf of homemade bread

Baby Shower
Diapers, wipies, pacifiers, baby wash, powders, lotions, burp rags, diaper pins, baby brush, bottles, stuffed animal, toys, baby blanket

Bath and Body (for man or woman)
Soaps, perfume/collogne, body wash, brushes, candles, back scratcher, razors, shaving cream, sponge, rolled up bath towel, bath mit, massage oil, lotions, bath salts, bubble bath, rubber ducky

Date Night
Cologne, body wash, gum, chapstick, Movie Tickets, Resturant Certificate

Picnic Basket
In a cute wicker basket
Plastic plates and utincles, pop, chips, buns, condiments, table cloth

Glamour Girl
Tutu, bows, ribbons, gloves, tiara, lipgloss, anil polish, feather boa

Cookie Baker
In a mixing bowl or cookie jar
Cookie cutters, cookie recipie, sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, frosting, extracts

On a platter
BBQ utincles, apron, potholders, cook book, skewers, meat tenderizer, BBQ Sauce, BBQ brush, Rub seasoning

Person Who Has Everything
Chocolate, gormet cookies, movie tickets, Resturant , Spa, Fittness Center or Magizine Subscription

Bulletin board boarders, cute notepads, sticker, glue, glue sticks, erasers, pencils

Bread Basket
Any homemade breads like zucchini, bananna, shortbread, Amish bread, with jelly/jam, honey, honeybutter

Wrapped in a castiron fry pan and hand towel
Pancake Mix, syrups, juice, jam, honey

Off to College
In a laundry basket or bag
Roll of quarters, small laundry soap, laundry bag, spot remover, dryer sheets, directions how to do basic laundry, bath towel, iron, room deodorizer

Pamper Basket
Candles, bubblebath, bath soaps, body spray, small box of chocolates, vitamin E cream or cocoa butter, sponge

Dinner in a basket
In a collinder
Pasta in a mason jar tied with a ribbon, Gormet pasta sauce, Shaker cheese, clove of garlic, Italian Seasoning, pasta or wooden spoon, candles, french bread loaf, gormet cookies

Man Basket
Jerky, beef sticks, cheese, pepper rings or spread, crackers, cookies, candy bars, hard candy, pop gatorade or drink mix, gum
Make it into a Hiking basket and add trail mix, compass, bug repelant, sun screen, ect.

Kids Crafting
Assorted papers, coloring books, crayons, coloring pencils, washable markers, stickers, paint box and brushes, kid proof sizzors, pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, sprinkles, elmers glue

In an Festive Basket
Matching plates, napkins, cups, nixed nuts, nut cracker, cookies, cheese ball, sasuage stick, crackers, Christmas CD, tree decorations

Car Wash
Tire gauge, motor oil, car wash gel, turtle wax, chamois, squeegee, milage log and pen, travel mug, fragrant mirror hangers, car wipies

Hot Lovers
Spices: cayenne, black pepper, white pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, papricka, chili sauce, fresh peppers, recipies, Pepto Bismol

Young at Heart
Silly puddy, magnets, magnifing glass, yo-yo, paper airplane kit, kite, kaleideo scope, puzzles, rubix cube

Chinese Lovers
Tea Set, Cookbook, cleaver, chopsticks, dried mushrooms, soy sauce, plum sauce, sweet & sour sauce, mandrine oranges, Thai noodles, sliced almonds, Jasmine rice

Survival/ 72hr Kits
In a water proof container
Water bottles, compass, flashlights, whistles, glow sticks, freeze-dried foods or MRE's, rolled coins, razors, light rope, tarp, sewing kit, desposable toothbrushes, trail mix, water tablets, chapstick, asprin (this list can go on and on...)

Good luck, and hope you can find something to donate. Thanks again!