One of my favorite parts about blogging is this fabulous community. While I have only met a few fellow bloggers in person, our posts, comments, and general admiration for one another has given us all dozens of virtual friends. After finding out that the beautiful, spunky and talented Susan had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Janetha of Meals and Moves went above and beyond to create a live auction and bake sale scheduled for July 25 from 8:00 AM (EST) to 11:00 PM (EST) to help raise money on Susan’s behalf. Yes, it’s happening now!


If you haven’t already started bidding, check out the auction here!

To bid on my donation – click here. The bidding starts at $10.00.  The winner will receive the full Fall/Winter Touring America collection by OPI.

I have a friend from college who is a breast cancer survivor. When I found out she had been diagnosed at only 25, I remember being in shock. What could I do? How could I help? Above all, how could this happen? This time around, I am so grateful to be able to do a little tiny something to help Susan. There are over 100 items up for auction, so whether it’s food, fitness, books, travel, or entertainment, there’s something for everyone!

Here are the official rules, as per Janetha:

  • Auction Date & Time: Bidding opens Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8 AM EST and individual item closing times will be staggered throughout the day. MAKE NOTE OF EACH ITEM’S CLOSING TIME! It will be noted within each individual listing. The staggered closing times has been implemented to prevent a site crash!
  • Payment Methods: Paypal is the only method of payment accepted. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can pay through the Paypal donation page which allows you to use any major credit/debit card.
  • Starting Bids: Bidding on all items starts at $10 USD unless otherwise noted.
  • Bidding Increments: Bids go up in whole dollar increments. For example, you could bid $1 or $10 higher than the previous bidder, but not $1.50 higher.
  • Bidding Procedure: Bids are to be submitted via comment on item page.  Click the category above OR on the sidebar to the right, OR click on the item from the home page. It is your responsibility to refresh the page and see what the current high bid is!!  You must bid at least $1 above the current high bid. A valid name & email address are required when leaving a comment bid.
  • Winners: If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified within 24 hours of the auction ending. The notification will include payment instructions.
  • Making Payment: Winning bidders must make payment and send their mailing address to me within 72 hours of the auction ending. If payment is not made, winner forfeits item and the next highest bidder is awarded item. Once payment is made and shipping address is received, winning bidders will receive contact information of individual in charge of shipping their item.
  • Shipping Information: Items that require shipping will be shipped within one week of payment/submission of address (unless otherwise noted). SELLER will cover shipping costs!
  • Items That Don’t Require Shipping: If your item is an online service or online gift card, once payment for your item is received, you will get an email with all the information you need to retrieve your item.

Ready, set, bid!