A lot of people feel they don’t have the time, $, or ideas to be creative; what if I told you that you can design a one of a kind mug in just a minute with items you most likely already have on hand. Don’t have a plain white mug? Pick one up at your local IKEA or dollar store!
Livening up teatime one mug at a time…
The great, and frozen, Alexa’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! She beat me to nominating her first!
UPDATE: We are now LIVE on Virgin Money Giving! Please visit us at http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeaTimeWithAuntJenAndAlexa to help us create our story and make our dream of going on round the world adventures with you come true!
Teadre & Saucie
P.S. owlsiehoot - That’s Blocky. He works with Aunt Jen. ;-)
Meet Teadre & Saucie, the inspiration behind Aunt Jen & Alexa’s 2014 fundraiser to benefit Dementia UK!
This year, we have chosen to try and send these two lovely, FLAT, stuffies around the world and we need YOUR help!
This is only Phase 1 of what is a much larger plan to bring awareness to, and a deeper understanding of, dementia to people of all ages the world over. By taking part in housing and making sure Teadre & Saucie get to their next destination, you are actively creating their story! You see, our ultimate goal is to write & illustrate a children’s book, The Adventures of Teadre & Saucie, which will serve to address dementia through the eyes of a child who is experiencing life with a grandparent who is afflicted with the condition. A portion of sales from each book sold will be donated to Dementia UK. (Phase 2)
An even more exciting development is that we are already in talks to turn the story into an animated short! (Phase 3?)
For a donation of $10 or more, along with the willingness to take Teadre & Saucie on some adventures in your hometown (documented with pictures & a few words) and pass them along to the next destination (possible international mailing), you will mark a destination that will be documented in the book and receive a thank you in the acknowledgements.
I first thought of Teadre & Saucie as something cute to pass back & forth with Alexa along with handwritten letters. (We now live around 1000 miles apart. Quite an adjustment for both of us, to be sure!) Alexa enjoys typing and is a crackerjack storyteller, but has a great aversion to writing. We have dealt with plenty a meltdown over writing homework. (I blame the overwhelming amount of perfectionistic genes that kid got.) By opening our little world to the greater one at large, we hope to use our collective talents to raise funds for Admiral Nurses in a brand new, and more exciting, way!
To donate to our 2014 campaign, and get on the receiving list for Teadre & Saucie, or if you have any questions, please visit our donation page at http://www.crowdrise.com/AdventuresofTeadreandSaucie or email me at email@example.com
Teadre & Saucie cannot wait to start their travels!
THE PEANUTHEAD IS 10 TODAY.
This is the very first birthday that I won’t be able to spend by her side. I may not be able to wake her up with a birthday cake this year, but I still would like to surprise her. Will you help me? I’d love to fill her inbox with birthday wishes from around the globe. Just a quick wish with your name and country sent to her email. If you’d like to help me give her a “double digit” birthday she won’t forget, please message me for her email address.