Corks For Cancer…
My oldest daughter took me to a darling wine/coffee shop in Houston! I walked into this establishment and immediately go “Oh Yea!” It is called, “Black Walnut Cafe.”
As we walk up to the counter to place our order…I see off to the right this FABULOUS display. Corks For Wine? I say to the cashier.
You have to let me photograph this layout! She said, “No, problem!” I mean, “Mama, loves her grape!” There is no use hiding it♥
I have been collecting wine corks for many years…you know for that one day when I can retire and be crafty. WINK☺ But this seems like a whole lot better cause. So with that said…I told my husband, “When this rally comes to our home town, I know where a lot of these corks are going to find a home!” What a stupendous idea!
My daughter buys this cookie…oh mercy…HOLD ME BACK! She tells me…”Just one bite.”
If you would like to research this cause a little more check out these sites:
Corks Against Cancer: Facebook Page click here.
Rally Foundation: Corks Against Cancer click here.
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
The importance of YOUR image on the blog!
You need to let your readers know who is behind your blog.
It will help with a connection to YOU!
You should either have a blurb on your widget side panel or a page, telling a little about yourself.
Trust me on this…it builds community!
If you don’t like looking in the camera…take a photo of you looking away. It’s not about glamour, it is about them connecting to YOU!
Talking about connecting…have I told you lately how much your comments mean to me?
I would love to know how you feel about this subject of this post today?
Make today count…
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I used to collect corks and write the event around the edge and pop them in a glass Hurricane lamp Laurie ! They did make a talking point and not just about how many or how QUICKLY it filled up 😉
Loving your tips of the day ! Thanks .
Smart words about the profile widget. I have liked the fb page for corks against cancer. I think Robert Mondavi is a pretty good less expensive wine.
What a fabulous idea! Such a great photo op too 😉
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One bite? Is that even possible when something looks that delicious?
Great tip. I spent some time yesterday redoing my blurb and small photo, and adding a page about me with a bigger photo.
Wonderful Sarah….good for you. Your readers will love it!
Laurie, I think you are spot on about having a personal presence on our blog. It really helps me want to visit someone’s post when I know they have a warm welcome waiting for us. Like your blog does! 🙂
Blessings ~ Wendy
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Oh sweetie,what a great cause. I love that you already have your cork collection, giggle. That cookie looks divine, one bite..well maybe two. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo P.S. great bloggy tip
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What a great idea. Got a chuckle out of “Mama loves her grape.” 🙂 I have enjoyed your tips! Keep em up!
Oh I am SO glad I made you smile my friend!
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Beautiful pics, girlfriend! Yes, we know Mama loves her Vino! lol
Thanks for mentioning my blog and linking to it! Would you fix my blog’s name, please? It’s Dagmar’s Home, the URL is DagmarBleasdale.com, but that’s not the name. Thank you!
What a great idea – and lovely shots too.
So thats what I could do with all those saved corks.. They also have so many fun things you can do with them on pinterest. But donating them for such a great cause is right up my ally.. 🙂
Love you photos..
Thanks for the links!
Great idea for a great cause..!
That looks like a real comfy place, well loved and worn in. My friend is collecting corks to build a backsplash above her desk….I’m doing my best to help her out 😉
what a cutie pie you are…doing the best to help her out….GET OUT!♥ BTW…what a great idea…a backsplash? Now there is a new one for me.
A good idea.
Great suggestions. It is hard to talk/write about ones self. The corks are awesome too. (I have a bin full for future crafts too!)
I better start saving my corks! What a great way to support a great cause! LOVE all the shots, too! 🙂
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Great idea for a great cause.
I have a big vase full of corks – this mama loves her grape too – and I love the idea of Corks Against Cancer, I can’t wait to read more! Oh, and I love palmiers too and drizzled in chocolate; YUM!
Great cause and I could probably add a cork or two to the mix…I love my wine!! Thanks for the info!!
Great idea for a great cause!
Beautiful photographs, and an excellent tip, Laurie.
Gracie, you have such a generous spirit to you. Thank you.
I collect corks also and yes I love my ‘grape’!!
What a great idea for the corks! That cookie looks fabulous too. 😉
sounds delightful and such a great cause! and thank you for the tip of the day too!
That does sound like a good place for your corks to go 🙂
Thanks for linking up for WW!
Thank you so much for sharing this cause! We have started saving wine corks with the idea of doing a project with them. But I also really love the idea of helping others!! Going to go check this out!
Kenley, this is what I said when I found the cause. What a wonderful idea!!
I collect corks too! Great cause and beautiful photos. Love the toning.
Well this is something I didn’t know about you…you collect corks too? It is a very fun collection isn’t it? Where do you store yours?
I store some in glass containers in which I put a candle jar in the centre. Others I have used to make trivets. I saw one on Pinterest that was neat and I tried it. It worked out well and I gave it to my sister who works in the wine industry.
Ganz tolle Fotos!!
LG Mathilda 🙂
Needless to say, this post really touched me! Great photography, great message …. thanks.
I linked this on my FB page. What a wonderful idea and beautiful photography (as usual). 🙂
Amy, I appreciate the kind comments and linkage! Blessing to you!
We started saving wine corks last year, and I can’t believe how many we have already! Perhaps we drink too much? LOL I also have saved most of the wine bottles too, just in case I ever get a wine bottle cutter one day so I can make some cute candle covers for the patio! But if I ever throw out all of these bottles one day, our recycle guy will be shocked! You do have a great point about telling the blogging community who you are as it does make is more personal. I have got to know a lot of wonderful people, like yourself, and making your blog personal makes that bond even stronger. Keep the great tips coming!
You brought up saving the bottles…I was reading a magazine article last night on this and them spray painting them…they were adorable!
I did a blog post on this last year! I spray painted one of the large wine bottles in gold spray paint and had star stickers all over the bottle. Then I removed the stickers and put white Christmas lights in the bottle. Then, I used the bottle on our patio table on fourth of July for light! It was so beautiful!
Oh how fun…this drives me crazy how far we live from one another. Can you just picture it if we lived across the street from one another? There we would be carrying our projects for show and tell to each other☺
OMG, we would have so much fun for sure! Not to mention all the wine we could consume between the two of us! The house next door to us is for sale, if you are interested! LOL Do you know how special you are to me?
Thank you for the sweetest compliment I have had today!!!!!!!!!!! BLESS YOU!!!! PS….I would run across the street in my PJS too♥
I would have to make you some jammies then! Oh I could see it now…. I would always be bringing you over homemade goodies every week!
Yes, and dabbing my eyes as I trudge off to work. LOL!
I didn’t want to bring that up….but I would have a glass of “red” waiting for you when you came home!
Be still my heart♥
That’s what I do for Roy each and every night he comes home. He’s not even two steps into the house and he is getting his nightly intake of some vino. He likes that!
What a great cause! I always dream of cork projects (but I never drink enough, or ever really, ha!)
beautiful photography ♥
That cookie looks so yummy! Corks for Cancer does really good work! Thanks for the head’s up! 😀