My fabulous Coldwell Banker Complete Realty office has participated in the Relay For Life fundraiser for the last couple of years. We lost our dear friend and broker Richard Conley to cancer and he is still to this day missed sitting at his desk. He is, however, on our minds all of the time and I swear he watches over us. I can also guarantee that he laughs at half of what he sees. Sherry Conley, his wife, has been our broker ever since and she came up with the idea to do an office cookbook for our team to raise money with. We all thought it was a wonderful idea because most of us really enjoy cooking and share recipes all of the time anyway. Why not put them all together! She came to me and asked if I would do the cover for it...I was scared to death. This to me was something I was doing for Richard and his memory and I wanted it to look good for the short time I had to get it done. I did a collage, mixed media painting and of course, had to add Richard's precious smiling face to it. This years theme for the relay was the 80's, so we chose the song "Love Shack" as our theme - appropriate don't you think since we sell homes. You can see Sherry and our Marketing Director Wendi in our booth set up which Sherry had done to match the cookbook cover. It turned out great! I am really proud of how our office pulls together not just at work, but out in the community for such a good cause. We do this for Richard, for Sherry and the rest of the family, for us, as we've all been affected by this dreaded disease in some way and for the hope that a cure will be found someday.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
except for the fact that I fried myself in the sun yesterday laying out by a friend's pool! I did go and purchase sunscreen, but lo' and behold, the darn can wouldn't spray. Needless to say, I am taking it back!! Wonder if they'll pay for some aloe since it's their fault I look like a lobster!!! Just kidding...I thought I would share with you some of my favorite items from my CafePress store - you can go to http://cafepress.com/kellyvanhook and see everything, but I've posted a few samples! If you are heading out for a vacation, or just sitting by the pool, these would be great to take with you! I pretty much stay in shorts, a tank top, hat and flip flops when I'm off work...much better than jeans, sweater and cramped up feet, stuffed in boots wouldn't you say?!! I love, love, love this time of year!! Grab you a journal, tote bag, a hat or a tank and head on out!!! Have fun and don't forget the sunscreen!! P.S. Just an idea...spray it in the store to make sure it works first!