Send a Kate to BlogHer: A Fundraiser…or Two

If you’re here from the Red Dress Club, my post is on Exploded Moments today, but you are welcome to stay for this one too.


Yes, I am still trying to raise money to get to BlogHer.

The good news is that with your generous donations and some more money earned by me, I am at the halfway mark to my goal!  Yay!

Now I can book my flight!

I have less than three months until the trip, and I have about $500 left to earn so I can actually stay in a hotel in San Diego rather than a box on the street and so that I can pay Cort the money back for the ticket.

I am currently looking for some paid writing projects, but in the meantime I have a couple other fundraising things going on.

The first is brought to us by the lovely Amy.

She has generously offered to run a Scentsy fundraiser for me.


this one lives in our bedroom

With each purchase, 20% of the sales goes into the Send-A-Kate to BlogHer fund.

And if that is not awesome enough?  Anyone who books a Scentsy show with her?  She will donate 10% of the sales from THAT party to the Send-A-Kate fund as well.


this one lives in our downstairs family room

Whoo hoo!  I know you all love the scentsy, so why not stock up on bricks or bars OR get a new warmer for yourself?


this one lives in my classroom...awww! so cute!

All you have to do is shop my party by clicking this link.


this one lives in our bathroom

I have one that lives in the kitchen too, but I think you get the point.

I love Scentsy.

It is awesome.

I hope you do too…and just think, by stocking up?  You can help me get to San Diego!

Just click here and shop.


That is not the only way you can send me to BlogHer!

So you don’t like Scentsy, but you DO love T-shirts and other gear?

Step into the new Sluiter Nation Store!!!

You can get T-shirts and mugs and totes and so much more…all with Sluiter Nation blazoned across it!

Check it out:
and there are LOTS more styles and options too.

To shop, go here.  10% of sales go to my BlogHer fund.

And if you just want to donate and not get anything awesome, I still have the donate button up on the left side of the blog.

So to recap:

Scentsy fundraiser

Sluiter Nation Shop

Donation Button (on the left)

Also, please know that any money that is not used toward BlogHer (as in, I make more than I need)?  Will go toward me learning to Write Away Cancer.

Thank you for all of your support.  Your words mean the most to me.  Really.

Luck? Be a Lady, Would You?

I’ve been told matching double digits is lucky.

You know…like 22, 44, 66.

Well it’s 2011.  The year?  is ’11.

I decided when the clock struck midnight and 2010 was gone that this WAS going to be a lucky year.

Also?  In 11 days I turn 33.

Luck is all over that, right?

Well, I am going to totally push that luck.

I have mentioned that I am trying GOING to go to BlogHer in August.  It is a pricey trip.  I have been busting my writing hump to earn some coins to add to the jar…you remember the jar, yes?

throwing in any dollars I can find!

Cort took the jar idea one step further…because he knows that his wife is a visual learner and information processor…and created this for me:

that is a looong way to the top!

So my first Luck Button that I am pressing is the Mom Central grant contest.  You can vote for me to be in the running for a $2,000 grant by voting for me every 24 hours here.  You can also read my proposal there for what I would use the money for.

The other Luck Button I have started pushing has really nothing to do with blogging.  It has all to do with me wanting something beautiful for us.

That’s right, I entered Eddie in a photo contest.  The pictures with the Top Ten votes get put up in front of a panel of judges to possibly win the awesomest piece of art EVER.

This is the pictured I entered…


It’s number 94 in the line up on the Modern Bird facebook fan page.  And yes, the lovely Missy took this picture!

What do you think?  Is ’11 going to be a lucky year for us?  It’s proven itself so far with job news for Cortney and bloggy love for me!

Will you help push Luck along for us?