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And the Winner is . . . March 13, 2009

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Congrats to Jena of Married to the Farm, who won my February give-away of a pink, reusable tote that helps support Breast Cancer Research!


Since she’s such a faithful reader, commentor—and we share the same last name, but aren’t related, as far as we know—I’m also throwing in another of my all-time favorite type of reusable shopping bag, an Envir0sax, as a bonus!

Jena~when you get a chance, just drop me an e-mail at: and let me know where I should send your well-deserved prizes!


Free Rice February 17, 2009

Filed under: Education,Good Causes — everydaywomanusa @ 5:55 pm
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OK, I sincerely doubt that there’s ANYONE out there who hasn’t heard of the “Free Rice” website, but have you checked it out lately?

Free Rice

It’s absolutely incredible.  Not only can you test (and hone) your vocabulary, grammar, art, chemistry, MATH, geography, world language skills, etc., sponsors actually donate 10 grains of rice to the UN World Hunger Program  for each answer you get  correct!  I had heard about it a long time ago re: vocabulary, but when I saw that algebra and multiplication skills were also practiced here, I was hooked!  (As a Math Specialist, I’m going to encourage my students to check this out, too.)  Check it out; it’s only a click away!

P.S.  I’ve added a widget to FREE RICE on my sidebar, so you can access it anytime by clicking there.  Feel free  to copy it  and add it to your site as well!!!  It’s for a great cause!


February Give-Away February 15, 2009


In the spirit of loving and giving (i.e. Valentines Day!),  I’m offering a February Give-Away.

This pink, reusable tote features the “Finding A Cure” logo and rose, which supports Breast Cancer Research.

It can be yours!  All you have to do to enter this  drawing is to drop a line in the comment box.  A random drawing will take place at the end of February.  Good luck!



Art Bra Event! September 12, 2008

Filed under: Art Bra,Good Causes,Inspirations — everydaywomanusa @ 5:39 am
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I attended a most unusual event last night: the Art Bra Runway Show and Auction, which featured grown women (like my age!) parading around in bras, decorated in themes like: “Mardi Bra,” “Under the Big Apples,” “Erin Go Bra,” and “Booby Prize.”  Before you think it was too kinky, please know that this fashion show and auction benefits a wonderful cause–supporting Breast Cancer awareness and particularly honoring those living, surviving, and thriving after breast cancer.  Learn more about this noble cause at “Life After the Storm.”

“Mardi Bra”

Suffice it to say, by waving my auction paddle (in the shape of a bra!) around during the excitement of the night–and with the unintelligble words of the auctioneer among a room full of women’s laughter–I am now the proud new owner of my own art bra, which was modeled by a good friend of mine, who is a breast cancer survivor-and who definitely knows how to live!

The creation I ended up with is aptly named “Hey Baby, Nice Bandana!”  Created by Jill Devereaux Donohue and inspired by the “dreaded headgear” of the bandana, which usually signifies a symbol of loss.  Instead, the artist took a purple bandana, decorated it with beads, medallions, and all kinds of glitter and bling, turning it into a symbol of healing and bravery.  Donohue said she also wants those fighting cancer to feel “sexy the whole way through the fight!”  After my new bra visits Yale as part of a museum display, then goes on to grace this group’s culminating event, “The Pink Tie,” in October, it’ll find its way to my home.  I’ll post a picture of it then; last night I was too busy waving my bra paddle around in the bidding process to snap a photo!

Congrats to “Life after the Storm” for an awesome event!