AutoNation Christmas at Broward Nursing Home

Last week I was visiting Mom at the nursing home, like I do so often. She is doing very well most days despite the stroke in April. Broward Nursing & Rehab is a caring facility that I feel comfortable having her live at. We were just leaving for our usual stroll around the neighborhood when Nicole, the activities director stopped us. She said we couldn’t leave! “WHAT?!?!?! Is this a new rule, I can’t take my mom out for walks, even though I’m her POA?! And she’s MY Mom?!” Yes, I get defensive about my family! “No No” she assured me. We are having a surprise this afternoon and you have to be there. Ok, feathers back down! LOL

So we were in the east dining room by 2:00 as told, and WOW, can I just say – WHAT A NICE SURPRISE IT WAS! The company AutoNation, has very generous employees! They chose Mom’s facility to “adopt” a resident and surprise them with holiday gifts! Many of the residents have no one, so this is the sweetest thing. I hope they realize how wonderful they really are doing this! I can’t thank them enough on my Mom’s behalf. She was gifted a sweater, fragrance sprays and a cuddly dog with a massager built in. She has that sweet little guy close to her all the time. And she’s named him Cuddles! How appropriate. Thank you Tamyra for doing such a great job with my Mom’s gift! XO

I have a video that is about 23 minutes long of the day the AutoNation employees passed out gifts and some of the residents opening them. I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your day to watch how happy they are with their gifts and just for being thought of at this time of year. And to you and your own family’s, Joe and I wish you a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to you all!

🙂

Jody

Frankie’s Lab Dance Halloween Charity Benefit

It’s . . .  A L I V E

Frankie’s Lab Dance Halloween Charity Benefit

October 2012

PROCEEDS BENEFIT Abandoned Pet Rescue No-Kill Shelter

1137 N.E. 9th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

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PLEASE BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR DONATIONS!

$ Please Make Out Check Donations to Abandoned Pet Rescue $

Supplies Requested:
Gift Cards: Pet Stores, Sam’s, Lowe’s, WalMart, Office Stores
* Canned Kitten & Cat Food * Gerber Baby Food (Meat or Squash)   * Canned Puppy & Dog Food * Kitten & Puppy Milk Replacer   * Cat Litter * Ear Cleanser (Cat & Dog) * Dog & Cat Collars   * Liquid Hand Soap * Garbage Bags * Bleach * Dish Soap   * Heartworm Preventative (Dog) * Advantage Flea Treatment (Cat & Dog)   * Dog & Cat Treats * Cat & Dog Toys (Kong toys – no beanie toys)   * Speed Read Thermometers * 3cc & 1cc Syringes * Latex Gloves   * Cotton Balls * Q-tips * Rubbing Alcohol * Paper Towels   * Hand Sanitizer * Window/Surface Cleaners   * Lint & Pet Hair Rollers (& Refills) * Batteries (9 volt, AA, AAA)   * Mailing Envelopes (all sizes) * Manila Envelopes * Postage Stamps   * White Copy Paper * Color Laser Paper * Poster Board (all colors)   * Sheet Protectors * Scotch & Double Sided Tape * Cork Boards   * Wet/Dry Erase Markers * Laminator &/or Laminating Sheets   * Duct Tape * Paint * Ladder

Terrified Collection

 

Anybody that knows me will tell you without a doubt that Halloween is and always has been my favorite holiday. My earliest memories of it were as a small child and my dad dressing up with me to take me trick-or-treating. When I got older we always had a party with cider, warm cinnamon donuts and apple dunking with my friends. One year we were visiting my grandparents and my mean boy cousins made me walk through a graveyard with them if I wanted to trick-or-treat. Even so, I will always cherish these memories.

 

Spider Funk is full of orange and red glitters and small irregular shaped black “spiders”, plus silver hex “full moons” that all stay shiny in the orange matte base. Wear on its own, layer over black, orange, burgundy or green, or with clear topcoat to bring out even more bling!

SPIDER FUNK 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

SPIDER FUNK 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Every year Joe and I put on a benefit for Abandoned Pet Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in our neighborhood. This year’s theme is Frankie’s Lab Dance and my polish with the same name is an iridescent green filled with all the glittery colors of Halloween – orange, green, and purple. Opaque in 2 coats or wear over black to see the darker side of our favorite monster.

FRANKIE’S LAB DANCE 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

FRANKIE’S LAB DANCE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Purple Reign of Terror is a deep dark mysterious purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple. Wear it alone or layer over purple or black.

 

PURPLE REIGN OF TERROR 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

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Ghost of a Chance is a sneaky crystalline shimmer that looks lovely twinkling in the moonlight. But layer it over black and watch its transformation from ethereal blue to green.

 

GHOST OF A CHANCE 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

GHOST OF A CHANCE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

The True Death, inspired by our favorite TV show, is a jelly black duochrome that shifts from red to green, without having to apply a separate base beneath. This deep black lacquer, opaque in two coats, oozes with shimmering red flecks.

 

THE TRUE DEATH 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

THE TRUE DEATH 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

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And don’t forget to check out the Black, Glow In The Dark, and other Color Changing polishes from the Life’s a Beach collection.

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TERRIFIED MINI SET 5ml each $25.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied

TERRIFIED FULL SIZE SET 15ml each $50.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied

 

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde. All SoFlaJo polishes contain stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped

A Month of Birthdays

A Month of Birthdays

May is my Birthday month, and I’m in a birthday group on Facebook. I know, how many times am I’m going to tell you I’m in some fb group? Well it seems to be the social media of choice. I’m not a huge fan of Zuck and all the things he’s done to his baby, but I find it is the best place to keep in contact with your friends and business associates.

 

You may recall from a previous exchange post that I requested a donation be made in my name to a favorite animal charity. I just have way too much stuff. I imagine most of us do. It’s hard to not look at pretty things and want them, but I just don’t really need them.

Amanda contributed to my favorite charity – Abandoned Pet Rescue. They are a no-kill shelter here in Fort Lauderdale. Joe and I host an annual Halloween event with all donations given to them. This is their very welcoming entrance that was painted entirely by donation.

 

Yezenia donated to the ASPCA. This is the adorable internet card they sent me!

 

Amber made a donation to her favorite animal charity Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida. They provide care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. Look at these cute little faces!

Ours is an international group and I’ve received some really nice nail polishes as well! And CANDY. Lots and lots of CHOCOLATE candy! Don’t worry, I’ll be celebrating all month with my wonderful group of friends. There will be more posts to come with some very cool pictures and maybe even a video or two!

So do you contribute time or money to charity? They always need help. My favorites are the animals, since they really have no way to take care of themselves without our help. What is your favorite charity?

My Secret Bunny Loves Me!

I am in a Facebook group that did a Secret Bunny swap (like Secret Santa). I already have so many polishes that I couldn’t think of a whole lot that I needed. I really got into the swap so I could gift some things and fill some lemmings that another might have. But as fate would have it, the wonderful gal that got me knows how much of an animal lover I am, and is one herself. We both have cats and we’ve talked to each other about how much joy they bring to our lives and what excellent companions they are.

One of our cats, Sgt Joe Friday

The organizer of the swap got us all to join elfster.com. It’s a pretty cool site that you can input things you want for gifts and your family and friends can look at it and get you stuff you actually want on your birthday and holidays! LOL I entered that I didn’t need anything, and to please make a donation in my name to your favorite pet charity.

What's in the bag? There's some bubblewrap!

 

There's some bubblewrap!

When I got my swap package it is was nice and compact. So I was thinking to myself, Yes, she didn’t get me a bunch of stuff. When I opened it there was one of my favorite things ` CHOCOLATE! Haha, I think that she had asked me a question about my snacking and I said I love chocolate, actually milk chocolate. She did a fine job of filling up the bag with some real winners including Lindt and M&Ms. Yummmm But there was even more goodness in that swap bag! Some very nice Milani polishes that I didn’t have, and Sinful Colors Green Ocean, which I’ve been lusting after for over two years! Why has it never made it to Fort Lauderdale? I guess I lamented about it enough because she knew I wanted it and sure enough, I now own my very own bottle!

Oooooo pretty polishes!!

So yes I did very well from my Secret Bunny. But there was one more thing I was to find. When I opened the adorable card, there inside was a note thanking her for the donation to Cat’s Cradle pet rescue. I was bawling by the time I got done reading the note! She touched my heart and made me so happy for doing that. Our four cats are all rescues, so I know how much the shelters need revenue. They certainly need it more than I need a dozen new polishes! I want to thank my friend and Secret Bunny Michele for being such a sweet soul and giving, what I expect knowing her, was a very generous donation to them. And also to let you know that yes, I’ve eaten most of the chocolate WITHOUT sharing it! hahaha And I’m going to be wearing one of my new polishes this week for Easter! YAY

So what do you think about how very special my Secret Bunny swap haul was?

 

Ringy Ding Ding – Donate Your Old Cellphone!

Ok this is an easy one. You’ve got an old cellphone that isn’t worth shit! What are you gonna do with it?  There are 3 national charitable programs that will accept gently used electronics to provide lifelines to people in need.

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Cell Phones for Soldiers provides an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad for every phone donated. Visit the website but clicking on the link to print a free postage paid shipping label.

 HopelineWomen

Hopeline is a program that turns wireless devices into free cell phones and airtime for victims of domestic violence. Click on the link for more information.

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National Cristina Foundation matches donated computers to schools and charities in the U.S. and globally. Learn more at the link above.