Yikes! Can you tell I slept in this morning? Must be in anticipation of you know, being up all night tonight! Yep, tonight is the event that all this hard work has been going for; Relay for Life is finally here! I am so excited to spend this time honoring and supporting those who have fought cancer themselves or watched a loved one battle through it. I'm prepared for all types of weather, a range of emotions and I'm stocked up on my favorites treats to get me through. Most importantly, however, is that I will be surrounded by women I LOVE who will be walking with me. We had so much fun last year and I know we'll make some more great memories tonight. My goal for the relay? 20 miles. Last year I managed 22 miles by walking for nearly 13 hours straight and I'm hoping to do it again tonight. My team thinks I'm crazy and they are right but I hate to miss out so I just keep walking. Wish me luck!
Speaking of my team of phenomenal women, my final auction item comes from my hilarious teammate Cajsa. Cajsa and her sweet family moved in around the corner a few years ago and I knew instantly that this was a girl I could hang with. She has a huge personality that fills up every space she's in and she never shies from saying what she thinks...my kind of girl for sure! Cajsa also makes amazingly beautiful jewelry and she has always donated %10 of what she makes to cancer research, but this time, she's donating the whole kit and kaboodle. She called last week and said "I'm making something today and I'll bring it over" and I wasn't sure what to expect but man, it blew me away.
For today's highest bidder, you will come away with a gorgeous sterling silver custom necklace and earring duo that is seriously stunning. And my favorite part? Cajsa chose to do it with purple accents because purple is the color of survivorship in the cancer community and she's looking forward to a time when there are no more losses, only survivors. Thank you Casja It's gorgeous and I know it's going to bring us a ton of money!
The pictures don't do it justice because I'm HORRIBLE at taking them, but I promise you, it's beautiful. I love that she added a small purple stone up by the clasp and I adore the pearly accents. Wouldn't it look gorgeous around your neck?
Bidding starts at $10 and will end at 5 pm today since I'll be off relaying all night. Thanks to all of you, every single person who has bid or donated or re-posted for making this such a tremendous success for my little team. I heart you all!