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Crazy Sweet Tuesday

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Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where we shimmy for sugar!

{I have to thank my friend Shannon for that saying. I wish I’d thought of it on my own!}

Before we start the party, I want to share with you what we did this past weekend.

I have been saddened and awed (not in a good way) at the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It’s at times like these that I feel helpless; I can’t very well pick up and go to the front lines and help people, but I want to. Sure, I can text to donate to the Red Cross…but still. While it’s helpful, I still feel like I need to DO something. So last weekend, with the help of some wonderful friends, we did. We hosted a bake sale to raise money for the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims.

I made treats, and all our friends made some too. A local business gave us their blessing to put a table in front of their store, and we spent a few hours on Saturday afternoon selling to the community.

The kids collected money, and even stood out on the corner and directed the traffic into the shopping center. And the community came out – people were dropping extra money into the jar. No one wanted change at all. One lady gave us $25, for two cookies!

And, thanks to everyone’s hard work…we made $180 for the Red Cross. The kids had a great time, and, I think, learned a valuable lesson. I want to thank the community and all our friends for helping out!

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by Hurricane Sandy. Know that the rest of the country is thinking about you, even though we cannot be there to physically help! 🙂

Now…on with the party!

Features…here is what caught my eye last week:

Coconut Cream Dream Brownies by Living the Sweet Life

Gingerbread Caramel Corn by La Petite Baker

Creamy Lemon Meringue Bars by The Kitchen Cookie

Chewy Eggnog Caramels by Wonky Wonderful

Mississippi Mud Dip by The Kitchen Prep

And the most clicked sweet was…

Knock You Naked Bars by Julies’ Eats and Treats

{A friend of mine happened to make some bars just like Julie’s for the sale. Ohmigod they were so good. Make her bars. You need them in your life!}

Thank you to everyone for linking last week! You’re all amazing, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for me this week. All features have been pinned and will be shared on Facebook through out the day.

Let’s start the sugar celebration!

Please remember…sweets only! And, um, family friendly desserts, please. 🙂



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  2. I”m totally shimmying…can you tell?

  3. Thanks for hosting and GREAT JOB on your sale! How wonderful!!!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting, Dorothy. Great job on the bake sale. What a fabulous idea to help those in need! Hope the rest of your week is fantastic.

  5. I can’t wait to go look at everyone’s submissions! And those “know you naked bars” look ridiculous! Don’t know how I missed them last week. Yum!

  6. I LOVE that you hosted a bake sale! And I LOVE all of the fab treats I see here every week. Thanks for hosting!!

  7. Well done Dorothy! The bake sale looks like a fantastic way to raise money. All the treats look amazing as usual too. I’m not really surprised that no-one wanted change, at 50c a treat, that’d be crazy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I literally aww’d at the woman that gave $25 for 2 cookies. Bless her. Great cause.

  8. Thanks for sharing what you did for the bake sale, and for responding to my questions last week. You have inspired me and I really appreciated hearing how you go about implementing something like this.

    It’s great that you are teaching Jordan this “How can I help?” attitude. If we want to live in a world where we all take care of each other, we’ve got to start by teaching our kids!

  9. I (think) I shared my pumpkin pie ice cream. I don’t see it yet…but I’m impatient.

    Yikes! Everything looks delicious!

  10. It’s so amazing to see the good in people when others are in need.

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