Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Finds...

...& bravery

I discovered a French flea market through a gal's booth I visit monthly at a Vintage Faire.

I fell in love & bought several items at the flea market (wanted to take the hydrangea home!) but saving them for another FF. Today though, I wanted to share my beautiful new/old music book and a pair of scissors I found.
I have a bit of a scissor fetish right now!

The photos are the perfect lead into something I'm weighing...a lot.

When was the last time you did something really brave? I don't consider myself a brave person and  I've never done anything that I would consider brave. Every year there is an event called
with St Baldrick's Foundation,
 a volunteer organization that raises money for children cancer research. 175,000 kids are diagnosed with each year. That number is just too high. Austin braves the shave and actually looks forward to it each year.

That's Austin on the right.

Austin is already collecting money for this years event. I had the itch to brave the shave last year. It was just an itch because of the whole bravery thing. This year is different. I keep thinking, how and when did hair get so much power? When I cut my hair pixie short, I'm always telling people, "it's only hair, it grows back." Kids with cancer don't get a choice wether or not to shave their heads.  It's not that I'm not brave, vanity is not an issue. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. Right now it's more of a courtesy situation-I work in an elementary school. It would be a total disruption of instruction time if one day Ms Kelly had hair and the next day...oops...bald Ms Kelly walks into class. 
So today I'm having a meeting with the principal. I'm going to ask her thoughts. Then my really big idea is to get the school involved somehow! 
Shaving my head and raising money for children's cancer research would be the bravest thing I've ever done. 
What's the bravest thing you've ever done?
Please share.

Happy (brave the shave) snapping!
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  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea Kelly! Kudos!!! As for me? Being mom to teenagers is about the bravest thing I've done 😀

  2. You are brave but more than that your heart is beautiful!

  3. Whatever you decide to do .... I'm the head of the cheerleading team!
    I'm not sure I've ever done anything that would be considered "brave" ..... I'll have to give that some thought.
    **hugs** mwah <3

  4. oh I can say quite safely - I am NOT brave enough to cut my hair!!

  5. What a wonderful cause and just the fact you are considering joining in with the effort says lots about you. I too will have to give the "brave" thing some thought.....I am proud of you whatever you decide....

  6. We have an annual St. Baldrick's event at the college where I worked for many years and where my daughter graduated and now works. One of my very good friends did it last year and she so loved the ease that she didn't want to let it grow back. I think you're wise, though, to think about your students. But good luck, should you decide to go for it!@

  7. Hopefully, in some fashion, I do something perhaps not "brave" but valiant every now and again, even if it no more than a nice gesture - it can be huge to the recipient. I would not shave my head. Just hair - but something that gives me comfort and to some extent, confidence/mental stability. I've been down the cancer road. I understand how in an instant you get a whole new perspective about "choice". I would never willing subject myself to that again (didn't have to shave my head - but other elements associated with cancer being the boss of my body). If you teach young children, I would consider the emotional impact this might have on them. We are condition to correlate a bald woman to someone not healthy which triggers worry, concern, distraction. Just food for thought.

    Like I said, I'm not especially brave, but I do strive to do some good deeds which can be seen as valiant to someone having a bad day/week/month/year/life.

  8. It would be very brave of you to shave your head. I am not that brave. I did swim with sharks on my honeymoon... but I won't shave my head. :)
    Love your scissors!

  9. This is so awesome Kelly! I know you are brave enough and such a worthy cause. If you had asked me in September when my hair dresser started fixing my wrongly cut hair I might have considered it.

  10. That hydrangea is simply gorgeous and those scissors - awesome! I love your plan, and am anxious to see how it unfolds ... bless you!

  11. No I'm not that brave. But I wouldn't mind a pixie cut. I have loved your tulips.

  12. good luck with your project - I'm sure you'll make the right decision (for you)!

  13. Now that is truly brave!! And to get a whole school involved would be such a feat!! Congrats, can hardly wait to hear if your plan goes into gear!!

  14. You go girl. That is so Brave. I LOVE the Cause. What a kind soul you have..


  15. Lovely finds, Kelly, those scissors are gorgeous !
    Oh, I'm not that brave ... but it's a great cause, wishing you good luck !
    Have a nice Sunday,


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