October is one of my favorite months for a variety of reasons. I love fall and the rise of pumpkin everything (like these awesome Skinny Pumpkin Muffins and these really unique pumpkin recipes that I also love). It’s also Nicholas’s birthday month and Halloween….and you all know I love to celebrate and take part in holiday festivities!
Most people also know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month too. You’re probably used to seeing pink ribbons in stores and even pink products like kitchen gadgets, wallets, water bottles etc. (I have a pink Kitchen Aid stand mixer and matching cooking tools!) Purchasing any of these items helps raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Pink is my absolute favorite color so I love purchasing these products. But supporting breast cancer research goes way deeper than my love for pink. What many people don’t know is that, in the past 12 years, I’ve had 2 scares with breast cancer.
While I won’t go into all the gory details, two different lumps in my breasts have had to be biopsied on two different occasions. Thankfully neither one was painful, but it was very scary. I’m beyond grateful for the Ob/Gyn who helped find the lumps and that both lumps are benign.
Personally, I know several women who’ve battled breast cancer — and won the fight! — and this year I wanted to support them in a big way. Using this gorgeous Classic Noble Fir Wreath from Tree Classics I decorated it with pink adornments to show my support. I bought some 1/2 in pink ribbon and made my own awareness ribbons. I weaved in this gorgeous scarf to give it even more pink, and then I added a Q for a personal touch!
Disclosure: Thank you Tree Classics for sponsoring this post. All opinions and photographs are my own.