InternationalWomensDay-landscapeHello Readers,

Happy International Women’s Day for all you amazing gals and bloggers out there!

You may have noticed that my blog has been very silent for the last couple months or so and there is a very solid explanation for that.

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Where I’ve Been

The long and the short of it is that life got in the way and I couldn’t carve out as much time for writing my posts here as I’d have liked.

Among the things that I was doing: vacationing in Hawaii, sorting through paperwork, baking, holiday shopping, and all the fun things that come up during the holiday season. Then a few months of “Oh my god where did the time go?”

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You’ll still see bookish content! I have draft after draft after draft of posts that I need to edit, schedule, and post, and I have tags I’ve been mulling over for the last several months.

The other thing about this space, is that I am finding that I want to write about more than just books. While I love books I am also finding amazing products online, gorgeous knitting patterns, and cool DIY products.

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Chief amongst those is my new commitment to the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. I will be doing the New York City walk in October and I will be posting a few pieces here and there about my training for it and my efforts to fundraise.

My reasons for walking are a whole other post that will come in the next several days, but one of the reasons I decided to walk is because of Avon and its history.

It’s a little serendipitous that I decided to register for the event last night as today is International Women’s Day. Avon is a company that has been empowering women for over 130 years.

The company was founded by David H. McConnell who was a traveling book salesman. (See how well this aligns with the origins of this blog? Huh?)

He mixed his own perfume fragrances and offered them as an additional perk to his female customers. He noticed that many women were more interested in the perfume than the books he was selling and since they had a passion for his products recruited them as Sales Representatives and hence gave women the chance at an independent income and giving them some financial independence. 

This all came:

95 Years before the first woman was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
77 Years before the first woman traveled into space …
76 Years before the first woman took the reins of a Fortune 500 company
34 Years before women in the U.S. had the right to vote
17 Years before the first woman won the Nobel Prize

The Avon Crusade to End Breast Cancer came in 1992, the non-profit this walk benefits, and supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services and scientific research.

So, for this International Women’s Day, please consider making a donation, even something as little as $5 helps, to help crush breast cancer and give women the tools we need. 

The impact helps women get critical things like childcare and transportation to help patients get to their appointments, and grants to help discover new and innovated ways to treat and fight the disease.

So if you have a few minutes and want to support women, please consider donating today. It only takes a minute and every little bit helps.

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Posted by:Lauren Busser

An artist with a reluctant homemaker side. She writes about books, food, television, and generally anything that catches her interest.

3 replies on “Where The Heck Have I Been? + Happy International Women’s Day

  1. Welcome back! I just came back to my own blog from an unscheduled hiatus, too — whoops! I’m looking forward to reading about your other interests! I, too, love knitting and baking. 🙂

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