Franny Friday // Fundraising Friday | Seersucker Sass

Friday, April 10, 2015

Franny Friday // Fundraising Friday

Y'all are getting a twofer today, so be sure to read the whole post!  Don't you love when you think you know what you want to write about & then get a little kink in your plans?!  Haha :)

Franny Friday

A lot has happened since our last Franny Friday!  I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos... Most are taken with my phone because she's ridiculous and does crazy things that you have to capture that moment!  What has Franny been up to since our last meeting?



Seriously, she does not discriminate when it comes to napping.


Really the only picture I got because Francis was SO excited... so excited that she peed everywhere.  She has officially met all of her grandparents now.


Someone scraped her nose all to pieces while trying to open the cabinet drawer to get into the trash can.


Francis is afraid of storms.  It's so sad.  I almost took off work because it was breaking my heart so badly.

We are getting ready to start the Purina One 28 day challenge!!  Expect an update next month :) 

Fundraising Friday

I'm really excited to share this with y'all.  So much that I couldn't wait until next week.  

I was very involved with Relay for Life in college.  (If you don't know much about Relay for Life, it is an event that's held to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  ACS provides resources and services for cancer patients and survivors - rides to treatment and doctor appointments, lodging for out of state doctor appointments, wigs, research grants, etc!)  Last year, I created a team at work.  I set our goal for $200, and I was bummed when we only raised $50.

This year, I made it my personal crusade.  I've come to realize over the past year that everyone I work with has an organization that they're passionate about, and I can't expect everyone to be as into Relay as I am.  I set my goal for $150 (the same as my team goal).  I kept telling myself "If 10 people donate $15, I can do it."  My heart was really set on raising $400, because this year will mark four years cancer free, but after everything last year, I didn't want to disappoint myself again.

Last night, I started a Yankee Candle fundraiser, and I tweeted about it.  A few of my online friends asked for the link & for my personal fundraising link.  Y'all - thanks to @SthrnMiss_MRS & Michael, I reached my original goal of $150!  I was sobbing.  I'm so thankful for this blog and the connections that it has allowed me to make.  God is good, and y'all are good people.  My heart is so full.

Since I've met the $150 goal, I feel like my new $400 goal is now obtainable.  If you'd like to help me reach that goal, there are a few options.

1. You can donate to my personal fundraising page!

2. You can order Yankee Candle products, and I will receive 40% of the proceeds.  If I sell 25 more candles, I've met my fundraising goal!  (You will need to following info - Group Number:  990039004; Seller ID - Dana92)

3. If you aren't in a position to or don't feel called to donate financially but still want to help, social media is an awesome way to do that!

If you donate, I ask one extra thing - please send me an email!  I want to send you a thank you note and a small, handmade gift, and I also want to give you some blog & social media shout outs.  It doesn't matter if you donate $1 or $1,000, every single dollar helps, and I want to thank you for your help!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet, looking at picture of my dog, and letting me talk about something that I'm super passionate about.  I am so appreciative of you!

2 questions - What are you getting into this weekend?  What organizations are you passionate about!





  1. Great post my Dear <3

  2. Aw hi cutie patootie! So much love!



    1. She is such a sweet baby! Haha. Hope you had a great weekend! Xo

  3. I am passionate about the CMNH and the Arthritis foundation as that was my sorority's philanthropy.


    Ps - I bought a candle today and may be buying more later on.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    1. That is awesome! I think it's so important to be passionate about at least one cause... look at you with two!!

      Thank you so so much, Jenny! Keep an eye on your mailbox for the next few days :) Xo

  4. Oh, I am excited because I am on a vacation! My plans for the weekend are walks, photos, exploring.... Btw the dog is such a big cutie!


    1. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Thank you, she is so funny! Haha Xo

  5. What a cute doggy & well done for meeting your target!

    Head over to my blog and check out what I’m upto :)


    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! Hope that you had a great weekend :) Xo


  6. Nice blog and interesting post, dear. I love it! Sweet dog!
    Your design is pretty!

    Can you click on the link to coat? (at the end of the post)

  7. Your dog is so cute !

  8. Nice Inspirations

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  9. I am passionate about Plan International, an organization helping children, and Medical sans Frontières.

    Your dog is a cutie.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Thank you! That sounds like a wonderful organization :) Xo

  10. Awww, Francis is sooo cute!

    It's great to hear you are a part of a cause. Congrats on obtaining your goal <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    1. She is the funniest dog! Haha. You would be so entertained by her antics!

      And thanks so much, Bash! Hope that you had a great weekend :) Xo

  11. Best of luck with your fundraising, what an awesome thing to do! And your dog is so cute :)


    1. Aww, thank you! I am slowly creeping closer to the $400 mark every day :) Hope you're having a great Monday! Xo

  12. I worked with Relay all during high school & have since gotten back into it because my future mother-in-law battled & beat breast cancer in 2013-2014! It's such an honorable cause & I'm so excited for you to reach your first goal & start onto your second goal :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    1. Oh wow, so glad to hear that she is doing okay! Thank you :) I am slowly creeping towards $400 :) Xo

  13. Franny is just too precious! She's getting her beauty rest. Oh her poor little nose. Excellent cause. Loving all that they do! Once you've gone through something like that, it really becomes close to your heart. Love what you're doing.

    1. Hahaha, you are so right! She needs that beauty sleep ;) I'd like to think it would teach her a lesson, but she has already gotten in the trash since. Haha.

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Kim! Xo