Sunday, September 4, 2011

For you Aussies

We've had the world's longest, sweatiest, most obnoxious heat-wave in over 30 years here in the Midwest. But yesterday a storm rolled in and brought a cold front with it, and today it was in the 70's.

Pure. Bliss.

Everyone was outside. The kids were playing in the street, neighbors were working in the yard. It was heaven. I officially have fall fever.

But that's not what I'm here to talk about. I'm here to tell you that two of the most intelligent, gorgeous and downright awesome women I know are raising money for women's menal health charities in Australia. You can sponsor either Madam Bipolar or Nikki from Styling You by going to their websites and clicking on the links. Alas, this one seems to be for Aussies only, as I tried to donate but it wanted me to give an Australian billing address from my credit card. I suppose I'll just have to move to Australia so I can donate next year (giver that I am).

Septermber 15th is RUOK? day, a mental health event which aims to prevent suicide by reminding all of us to check in with our friends and loved ones when they don't seem themselves, and ask "Are you ok?" Help stop little problems from becoming bigger by encouraging others to open up and share their struggles.

So put your giving hat on and click on over to support one of these beautiful women. And while you're at it, buy some Burt's Bees lipbalm for Liptember and proceeds will go to the same charities.

No, really, go on. We're watching you...


  1. Ah, thanks Kristin ... don't you just love this blogging world and what we can do with getting our messages out there?!

  2. @Nikki - I do love it, big time. Love to see people using it for good, too. That's what it's all about. x

  3. Lovely post. You will totally have to come over for good ... there are loads of charities which need your help. xo

  4. Once I'm a free woman, I'll be there with bells on! x

  5. Got the lipbalm

    Donated to the cause

    Am going to heaven


  6. @Woog - you had already achieved sainthood in my book. x

  7. Thanks for being so generous in spreading the word. xx

  8. The sense of community in the blogging world is a wonderful thing - great idea.

  9. Burt's Bees lip balm? Is it honey flavoured?
    Ha Ha
    I have RUOK day marked in my diary. I know a couple of people who could be asked R UOK? Of course I'll ask them other times as well, seems a bit silly to ask only once a year when I know they're suffering.

  10. Love that pic! Very creative, Ms Lusty Lust. Thank you for getting on board with this cause, and for getting me to write a note in my diary to check in with the people I care about.

  11. @Lina - Miss Lusty Lust... I like that.


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