Frugal Foodie Mama: Baking For Kate 2014 Preview #3 {In The Kitchen & Kitchen Inspired}

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Baking For Kate 2014 Preview #3 {In The Kitchen & Kitchen Inspired}

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Whew! And here is the third and final preview for the Baking For Kate online bake sale and auction happening THIS WEEKEND, folks!  All of these items are either for the kitchen or have been inspired by the kitchen.  We have fabulous baking/cooking packages and wonderful handmade, hand crafted items from some very creative and talented bloggers and artisans. 

For those of you not familiar with Baking For Kate, I started it last May to help raise funds for my dear friend, Kate's Mommy Bucket List.  Kate was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer last January.  As her friend and knowing the hand she had already been dealt in her life, I just remember my heart sinking into my stomach when I heard the news. Kate is one of the most giving, kindhearted people that I know. After losing her first daughter, Shannon at just 3 days old to CHD and then mothering each of her 3 children through NICU, Kate helped form Project Sweet Peas.  After suffering the loss of Shannon and becoming a veteran mama of the NICU, Kate saw the serious gaps in support for grieving parents and parents with babies in the NICU and decided to fill those gaps.  

And since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Kate has become an advocate for cancer research and has volunteered for many charitable functions and fundraisers to benefit the cause.  All while raising three young children, being a wife to her police officer husband, and receiving various cancer treatments over the past year.  In fact, Kate received the prestigious Karen Shapira Survivor Award presented by Giant Eagle for outstanding excellence in promoting breast cancer awareness and making a positive impact in the lives of others just the weekend before last!  She is a warrior and fighter with the biggest heart. 

Kate is fighting to be here with her family and loved ones as long as is possible.  But she was given a less than 5% chance that her cancer would be cured when she was originally diagnosed.  Kate is a ever hopeful optimist, but she is also a realist and created her Mommy Bucket List, a list of everything that she longs for and hopes to accomplish with her three young children and husband.  A few items still on her list...
"Take the kids to the drive-in."
"Meet Ellen and visit LA."
"Take the whole family to Salem in October."
"Go to the Georgia Aquarium."
"Teach the kids to swim under water."
"Visit NYC and Ground Zero."
"Take kids to Sea World."
"See them accept Christ in their lives."
"Watch kids get married."
"Watch kids have babies."
"Live to see cancer cured."

100% of the proceeds from Baking For Kate this May 24-25th will go directly to Kate and her family and her Mommy Bucket List fund. Obviously, there are items on this list that no amount raised from this fundraiser will be able to give to Kate and her family.
But we can raise enough to help her cross a few things off of that list. <3

Now let's get to those wonderful items that you can be bidding on this coming weekend...
Pink Ruffle Top Convertible Apron {Pink Apron Project} from Kitchen Joy

The Pretty Pink Cupcakes Baking Package made possible by donations from This Gal Cooks, Wine & Glue, From Grandma Loy's Kitchen, & Frugal Foodie Mama

"Serve with Love & Grace" Pie Server from Nothing But Glisten

Cupcake Dress & Puzzle Set for Baby or Toddler from Pippi's Treasures
(The pillowcase dress will be made with the cupcake fabric pictured in the upper right. Dress can be made to fit 2 months through 4T- highest bidder will choose size.)

Grandma's Recipe & Oven Mitt Personalized Initial Necklace 

5 Inch "But First Coffee" Hoop from HomeSpun Happiness

Baking Basics Package from Busy Mom's Helper

"Your Cupcake" & "My Cupcake" Forks from Nothing But Glisten

Pampered Chef Cool & Serve Square Tray from it's yummi

Rainbows & Ladybugs Baking Set from Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Okay, I know you all are probably excited now for the bake sale and can't wait for this weekend! Don't worry... it will be here before we all know it! :) But there are a few matters of housekeeping and guidelines I would like to take care of now in advance...

The biggest thing to take from these guidelines is to have a PayPal account set up and ready to go before bidding starts at 9am EST on Saturday, May 24th. ;)
Please note that all bidding will take place on photos in specific albums I will create on the Baking For Kate Facebook page

You can CLICK HERE to directly RSVP to the Baking For Kate event. 
I hope you all will consider attending and being a part of this very special fundraiser.
A HUGE, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU to all of the food bloggers & crafty artisans who are creating & donating wonderful kitchen themed goodies to make this event possible. <3

If you missed it last week, I already shared a preview of the SIGNED cookbooks that will be up for bid in Baking For Kate...

I also shared a preview earlier this week of all the homemade & home baked goodies that you can bid on in just a few short days...

If you would like to follow along with Kate and her journey, you can find her at:
Her Facebook page, Crawford's Rocking Cancer