Friday, April 4, 2014

Seven Ways to Support Kate

Kate Lawhon, blogger at Real Catholic Love and Sex, is raising funds for Creighton FertilityCare training.  Creighton is a method of fertility awareness/natural family planning that can be used to prevent and achieve pregnancy, as well as detect underlying causes of a woman's health issues, including infertility, miscarriage, ovarian cysts, and hormonal imbalances.   It's particularly close to my heart because David and I started working with a Creighton instructor just last week to try to find and treat the causes of my miscarriages.  Kate lives in the Portland/Vancouver area where there is a woeful lack of NFP instructors of any method.  By supporting Kate, you will in turn be providing women in her area with access to complete reproductive healthcare.  

How can you help Kate?  I'm so glad you asked.  Aside from donating directly to Kate through her gofundme page, you can shop from any of the following direct sales/small businesses through April 10th and a portion of your purchase will go to Kate.  To sweeten the pot, you'll also have a chance to win a giveaway with prizes from most of these sponsors - you'll get one entry for each $10 you spend at any of these venders and one winner takes all.  If you'd like to learn more about Kate, Creighton, or any of the products below, join us for a live online party on Facebook tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9pm EST. 

I don't want to harp on this because I talk about being a Lilla Rose independent consultant and the hair accessories often enough, but they truly are beautiful, comfortable, and very easy to use.  There are some really darling styles for girls if you need some more items for the Easter basket, First Communion or Confirmation gifts. 

Shop through the party I've set up for Kate and 30% of all sales will benefit her. If you are a new Lilla Rose customer, you'll get a free item ($16 and under) if you buy any three items.  Purchase your three (or more) items, then email me at with your free item choice.  You do need to sign up as my customer (I'll send you details on how to do so) to get this deal.  I will also be giving one Flexi clip of the winner's choice ($16 and under) and a pair of bobby pins to the giveaway winner. Shop here:

Usborne Book & More consultant Molly Walter will be donating all commission after the first $20. I recently did an Usborne party with her and nothing I say can do justice to the books they have.  Super, super high quality, huge selection, tons of activity books (sticker books, wipe-clean books, etc.).  This picture shows some of my favorites for a baby/toddler Easter basket, but there are tons of book for older kids too. She will be giving away a paperback copy of First Encyclopedia of the Human Body. Shop here:

Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, Michaela Wagner, has skin care, body care, fragrances for men and women! Not to mention an amazing line of color cosmetics. 30% of all sales will be donated to Kate. She will also be giving away one Satin Hands Pampering Set. Shop here:

There will be several styles of rosary bracelets offered by Allicia Faber of  Allicia is a sweet friend of mine and sent me the rosary bracelet above and I wear it every day.  It is beyond lovely.  $5 from each sale will go directly to Kate's fund.  You can see the items available (including the one I have - we can be twinnies!) on the event Facebook page here.

Thirty-One Gifts Independent Consultant, Kristan, is donating 15% of the proceeds from this party to help Kate. Thirty-One has a little bit of everything - purses, thermals, home organization, and more! I'm especially loving the gym bags that are on special this month.  Yes, that above is a gym bag!  (Did I tell you we joined a gym?  No? Well, we did.)  Shop here:

Pampered Chef consultant, Kim Valdez is donating 15% to Kate.  I can browse the Pampered Chef catalog for hours.  I especially love all the garlic tools.  Shop here:

Rosaries by Allison will be donating 10% of all sales in the Etsy shop. Allison's rosary are wonderful - I custom ordered matching ones for David and me as a surprise and he loved it.  She's so great to work with too.  One lucky person will win a pocket rosary with 'Storm' Swarovski bicone crystal beads. Shop here:

 For more Quick Takes, visit Jen. Then order her book. It's totally worth it just for the free ebook for preorders. I'm reading it right now and really enjoying.

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