Friday, April 20, 2012


So, this project is definitely one of the highlights of my semester. It took a huge amount of time and effort (I don't even want to bother counting the hours, but they are far more than 10), but I relished every second I put into this. I got to help children with cancer by doing something I truly enjoy, and what could be more satisfying than putting your talents to use for the good of someone who needs it?
I want to encourage anyone who can host an event, whether it be a bake sale, car wash, marathon, etc. for Cookies for Kids' Cancer. These people are truly inspirational and have made me all the more glad I decided to undertake this project. You can even just ask your friends and family to go online and donate to the organization directly by making an online giving page for yourself.
I definitely want to do this again, perhaps once a semester but definitely once a year. I would even like to coordinate the projects of future first-year biology students so that they can benefit from this experience, as well. Just thinking about it gets me excited all over again!
Reader, thank you for following me on my journey. I hope it was fun for you, because it definitely was for me. I'll keep this blog up for as long as I do these projects, so look forward to it!
Farewell and God bless you on this day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


So, I can now post the proceeds and pictures from my bake sale! We made, in all...
suspense building....
$1,125.42! I am so proud of my team, and I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people willing to support my cause. Now, for some more pictures!
 Sr. Mary Roberta Connors made me a beautiful bake sale sign!
 David and I on the big day, just after set-up was finished!

I want to thank everyone who helped me with this project, including:
 -the Franciscan sisters, for letting me use a great deal of their materials (thanks again Sr. Mary for the awesome sign!) and recipe;
- Martha, who provided the stellar baklava cookies and fortune cookies;
- Melody, for the nutella cookies;
- Elizabeth, for assembling the dough for the Sisters' penitential biscuits, which were a big hit;
- Jove, Laura, and Marissa, and Stephen, who pitched in for the post-mass rushes;
- CJ, for making the morning announcement;
- Ellie, for attending the table for the long evening shift;
- Fr. Mike and the University of St. Thomas, for letting me use this location,
- and David, for helping with just about everything and more or less keeping me sane!

And thank you everyone for your support!

Pictures of Cookies!!

Before telling you the fabulous results of our bake sale, I want to tantalize you with pictures of cookies. Well, it's mostly because there are a lot of pictures and I want to split posts. I'm sure you won't mind, though, dear reader. Thank you for your patience and support! I would have posted follow-up a lot sooner, but someone in administration lost the flash drive her pictures were on... but she eventually found it and was able to post the pictures on her blog. :)

Feast your eyes!

 baklava cookies, homemade fortune cookies, homemade thin mints (even better frozen!), nutella cookies...
 gingerbread, snickerdoodles (barely pictured) and ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookies (the first to run out)...
 oatmeal cranberry and oatmeal chocolate chip...
 my second favorite, the peanut butter honey drop dog cookies (which my sister's Husky puppy adores)...
and my favorite, tie-dye sugar cookies(!) alongside sugar cookies and nutella cookies!
Hope you enjoyed these!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's Today!!

I just came back from the first part of my bake sale, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It went fabulously well. I will wait to disclose the amount we raised, for now. We sold many baked goods, including gluten-free peanut butter cookies and cookies for dogs. Seeing the fruit of my labors makes me want to hold a bake sale for Cookies for Kids' Cancer at least once every semester! Thank you all so much for your support. Hopefully the sale this evening will go well, too! Look forward to seeing pictures on this blog!