Thursday, October 1, 2009

Posting Pink

Pink is pretty.

Pink is fresh.


Pink is warm.


Pink is pretty and fresh and warm and so are these wonderful pictures, but breast cancer is none of these things.


Breast cancer is scary. So, enjoy these amazingly beautiful pictures, then visit the links below.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect breast cancer as early as possible. Early detection greatly increases your chances of surviving breast cancer. While you are at it, forward this to your best friend or wife or sister to make sure she is doing the same. For more information on screening, treatment and donating please contact the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


All images courtesy of Inspired Interiors by Suzanne Kasler.

33 comments:

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Thank you for this reminder. I will send on to the girls and my sisters. Beautiful images.

mary said...

Thanks for the reminder! Early detection is great; prevention is even better--healthy eating habits (no junk foods, no chemicals or artificial anything and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and limited red meats) go a long way towards prevention of all types of cancer. Also, forget the microwave!

pve design said...

Sweet pink..and I thought you would post a photo of your boys wearing pink! I love a little pink in a room and on a boy! I posted a little pink today. (you made me, and I am so glad you did!)
pve

casapinka said...

Lovely pictures, especially love the single pink stool with the painting behind it.

The Peak of Chic said...

Great post and thank you for encouraging others to post pink...except for me who completely forgot until I got your email late last night. How lame of me :(

Karena said...

Great images and touching words, I don't know of anyone who does not have a family member or friend hit by breast cancer. Also remember Back In The Swing which benefits Kansas City area Cancer Centers.

Mary said...

Thank you for reminding everyone - you can run but you can't hide!! I used to joke "in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I got it" I am a survivor!
Again- Thanks

Renee said...

I have Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer and you are right, it is no joke.

Thank you for the post and the awareness.

Renee xoxoxox

home before dark said...

I found my first lump in graduate school. I was 22 years old. In my career with breast cancer fear, I have had five biopsies. Thankfully, all have been negative, but 38 years of high anxiety can take the pink off your checks. I may not be PC about this, but if men had breast cancer at the rate women do, there would be a better way to fight this disease. Last year in Lawrence we had Bras Over the Kaw River. Every color, size and shape of bras were standing side by side on both sides of the bridge. To hell with the traveling pants, sister! Thanks for the moment to think about this disease and to stand hook and eye together for all women.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Mary, Renee and HBD - thank you for sharing your stories. We've all been haunted by this disease, whether it's ourselves, our families or a close friend. Wishing you clear scans going forward.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My mammogram is next week!

For the past three months I have been leaving a gift on the front porch of a good friend for her to find when she returns from her breast cancer chemo. Tomorrow I will be leaving her the last one! Good prognosis, Thank God.

katiedid said...

Here's to PINK! Just posted pink myself. I think everyone has been touched by this disease in one form or another. Thanks for raising awareness Patricia!

Renovation Therapy said...

Thank you for the reminder emails to post pink. As always, you rock the house.

-Jean

SPLENDEROSA said...

Hi Patricia, what an amazingly beautiful woman you are! I love your Pink Posting. My dearest friend's 44-year old sister is in stage 4 of this horrific disease. Because of you, I made a posting too...and have sent all of your on to my friend. XXOOXX's Marsha in Houston

Morning T said...

I'm following your lead and since I just so happened to have a pink couch in my post today I've updated it to spread the word and am linking back to you. Although I haven't been personally touched by breast cancer I work in cancer research and just lost my father to cancer. It affects us all at so many levels indeed. Thanks for the incredible reminder Mrs. Blandings!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Thanks for reminding everyone about October and Breast Cancer Month. I lost my aunt to this disease. Today a good friend and customer came in and she was in the middle of chemo. I will gladly participate and Post Pink!

Cristin said...

Lovely post. As a young bc survivor, I thank you for raising awareness!!!
xo,
cristin

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Great idea, I've gone pink in support at Jackie Blue Home. Thanks for making us aware.

Renae said...

Mrs. Blandings,
My post is up and thank you for reminding us all to do our part.
I love your images.

C said...

Sometimes I just forget how much I do love pink in a room. Girly, Romantic, yes even Sweet- Pink. And all in support of a good cause.
Cheers:)

Millie said...

A beautiful & sincere post Patricia. I lost my darling Mum to this insidious disease 21 years ago, she was much too young, we all needed her so & still do.
Millie ^_^

ADG said...

Mrs Blandings....You and Meg at Pigtown have inspired me to post in kind regarding the donation for breast cancer screening. It will be up in a moment.

ADG

Kylee said...

Hello! I saw the "Post Pink" on Cote de Texas blog. So I decided to do one as well!! Thank you for inspiring!

Splendid market said...

Hello Mrs. Blandings -- Thank you for raising awareness, I shall post and link!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Am a bit behind playing catch up....Wish I had been able to do a pink post. My dad's sister is a survivor and I think it is wonderful that the blogging community is getting behind it. Great image pics for pink!

constant gina said...

such a nice thing for Sony to do the adhere to the cause..

sophie dahy designs said...

As a survivor, I truly appreciate your posts. I found mine early, and after a stem cell transplant and high dose chemo, I am well even though I had nine positive nodes. It is a terrible disease that affects the entire family.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Sophie - I am so glad to hear that you had a good outcome. It must have been incredibly scary - here's to continued good health.

plaisirs simples said...

not a fan of pink but very much a fan of breast cancer awareness and these images! beautiful!

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

PATRICIA-

Adored you killer 'kids at school' madness blog post.
I hideous are these people who are supposed to be inspiring and teaching and nurturing ones children.

PINK:
I am working on a blog post on PINK...in your honor.
Will go up later in October. Want it to be good...

Happy days--and watch our for the POPCORN POLICE!
cheers, www.thestylesaloniste.com

Paige said...

What a beautiful post - the images and even more so, the spreading of such an important message. You have inspired me to post pink as well.

Mélanie said...

Love touch of pink

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