Friday, September 24, 2010


Happy PINK SATURDAY bloggers UNITE with me in my CHARITY effort to raise 50 bloggers who will volunteer to bake 2 dozen cookies and send them to US TROOPS abroad in time for Veteran's DAY! Visit Cans For Cookies US Troops to learn more about this admirable effort. Local girl scout  troops, high schools, and college campuses have joined to help support the troops. Will you?

Cans for Cookies US Troops was started this JULY by me to honor my son, Lance Corporal Hranek, US Marine stationed in North Marja Afghanistan, my two nephews serving in the Army overseas, one having earned a Purple Heart, and all the other brave men and women defending our homeland and our freedom.

Please email me here with your name, address, how many cookies you will bake and I will send you the name of a soldier or other US TROOPS person to whom your package may be addressed. If you have a troop member you would like to add to the mailing roster, please email me here with the details. I need full name, rank, stationed APO address and which armed force he/she is serving with. You may also email pictures or links to their units.

HOPING your hearts open with PINK sugar cookies to fill our cans with cookies, filling their hearts with homemade love!

Two Marines serving our country!

My son, Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Hranek serving in North Marja, Afghanistan.

Many thanks to BEV at How Sweet The Sound for supporting this today for me. Everyone who volunteers will be entered in the giveaway for a special edition Vanilla Satin Hands Set from my Mary Kay Independent Skin Care Consultant website . Anyone who leaves a comment will also receive a sampler bag of limited edition products. Be sure to leave your email address and your name, address, and phone number in your email to me so I can mail your sampler bag to you! All orders will receive a 10% discount and all purchases over $40 will receive a surprise special gift from me. Place comments and orders by midnight 09/26/10 for the 10% discount!

May this be a beautiful PINK DAY for you. Enjoy the fall foilage, and take time to smell life! You never know when the unexpected will happen, but be ready for it!

                      Have a beautiful day! And big PINK HUGS! from me to YOU!!!   

                 Now it is time for me to surf the blogs and make new friends and visit old ones.

I am standing by waiting you to read my call for pink cookies.


Have a blessed and PINK DAY!



  1. What a fantastic idea this is! I have emailed you and I am so willing to help along with ladies in my church.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. Anne,

    Thank you for your generosity! I will send gift certificates of appreciation to each member of your church who assists this benfit!

    Who next will join forces with the PINK SATURDAY BLOGGERS!~


  3. Valrie, please e-mail me the information I need to send cookies to one of our soldiers.

    Thank you for doing this.♥

  4. Varlie, yes, please email me with the information as well. Like I asked on your other blog post...what kind of cookies are the best to prepare for shipping? Also, how many do you normally send, etc. I'd love to participate and look forward to hearing from you shortly.
    Fondly, Roberta

  5. I will do 6 dozen and will also ask the girls at work - might be able to get 6 more dozen. Tell your son THANK YOU from Michigan!!! email me the instructions/ rules/ how-to's...
    Wish I could send big hugs along with those cookies.

  6. I emailed you with my contribution...thanks for this opportunity!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!


  7. Hi Valerie I have not baked cookies in years! congrats on your effort..HPS

  8. Valerie- I teach an American Girl class and I know the girls would love to take part in this! Could you please e-mail me the information? We are meeting this week and would love to help!:) Thank you for letting us know about this opportunity! Lori

  9. Valerie: What a great idea! I am actually going to be homeless for an unknown amount of time this fall. I will tell my sister about this and maybe she will do it for me. Or! If I am SO homeless I have to stay with her for awhile, we may do it together.

    Rome, NY gal, gone south for many years, now in VT and on my way to CA soon (I think!) :-)

  10. God Bless you, and God Bless your son. I am in. I will be emailing you right now. What a wonderful thing to do. xxoo Valarie

  11. What a wonderful thing, we'd love to help. We lost my dad this July. Veteran's Day would have been his birthday. It will be a great way to honor him (he served in the Air Force) and support our troops. Thank you for the idea.

  12. I will be emailing you soon for some names. I'm organzing a baking party at my school with the kitchens, to see how many we can do!

    I also featured you this week on my blog!

    Great great great cause!

    Happy PS!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae@
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  13. I am trying to get instructions... will do 6 dozen and probably more please contact me with details. second request... maybe I didn't post in the right spot