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The Pink Fund

Every October I get my pink yarn 2.0mm crochet hook and make ribbon earrings in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ve shared in years past that two of my aunts surcumed to the awful disease. My Auntie’s Ruby and Betty were amazing women who I loved immensely. Auntie Ruby was my second mother. My […]

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Hello 4th Quarter

If you are reading this post you have made it to the final quarter of 2020! The last 3 months of a year that has been filled with so much that I won’t even list it all. We have seen blessings in a pandemic and yet have experienced an abundance of heartache. We all have […]

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October is…

This month you’ll see lots of pink and purple. October is Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness month. These causes are near to my heart because I lost two of my aunts and a host of loved ones to breast cancer and I come from a family with domestic violence in our veins. Every October […]

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What You Need to Know about Mammograms

I turned 40 last year and I still haven’t scheduled my first mammogram. It is of course on my list of must dos, finding the time is what I am always struggling with but most of all I’m SCARED. Not only because of the results but I’m totally afraid of the process and how much […]

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Man Boobs! The Truth About Male Breast Cancer

Yes, men CAN get breast cancer. I read a powerful story about Bret Miller who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24! According to a Women’s Health article Bret was 17 when he first noticed the lump in his breast. His parents and doctors thought it would go away, thinking it was a calcium buildup […]

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Hello October! Domestic Violence & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I woke up this morning wishing I had closed the windows last night because there was a very crisp breeze going throughout the house.  Then I remembered… IT’S OCTOBER! This is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s the year that Fall kicks into high gear, with the trees changing colors, pumpkins all […]

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Ladies… Don’t Be Afraid to Touch Yourself!

Hey y’all, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A time set aside for education, engagement and early detection of this deadly disease. According to The American Cancer Society in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases […]

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Breast Cancer Infographic

Hey Y’all, I found this great Infographic on and wanted to share with you. According to this infographic “Even through rates have decreased since 1990, about 39,840 women in the United States were expected to die from breast cancer in 2010. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection […]

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Pink Ribbons = Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hey Y’all, Run, walk, raise money and awareness for breast cancer not just this month but everyday. Those of you who’ve been here before or know me know that I lost two aunts to breast cancer. They were mothers, sisters, aunts and friends and now they are gone. I’m not sure if my aunts knew […]

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Still Standing!

Hey Y’all, Wow it’s been an entire month since I’ve posted a blog!!!! I’m writing today to let you know that I’m still standing! I have been a busy woman, between job interviews, the children and my new venture Leah Simone Designs I’ve been keeping myself occupied and haven’t made time to write a post. […]