12.14.2009

No I live here-Cans for Comments starts now!

Yesterday I was yearning to live in my chocolate house or the pretzel vacation cabin but alas I live in the real world, most days anyway, and I live here:
















Alaska

It's cold up here this time of year and some folks may have to choose between food and heat. It's definitely a bad situation in Alaska where heating fuel can cost upwards of 3.39 a gallon plus delivery and at 50 below zero temperatures you have no choice but to heat your home. I have even heard reports of heating oil costing as much as 7 dollars a gallon in the bush. Ouch!

For the next week, starting when this post goes up until next Monday, December 21st at midnight ANY comments on ANY blog posts between now and then earn a can of food for the Palmer Food Bank. 1 comment=1 can=full bellies for Christmas and beyond. Do you yearn to make a difference? Make someones life better by leaving a comment. This is a call to all you lurkers who I know are reading but don't leave comments now is the time to make your voice heard and help out! Christina over at Dinner at Christina's is my inspiration so if you feel so inclined head on over and spend a little of her money too!

Simple. Easy. Fuzzy. Go.


Peace and Love,



18 comments:

  1. hehe thanks Laura! :) I read a story recently that made me realize I needed to do it. The man was talking about how they grew up really poor, but his mom said "you're never poor when you have something to give," and would knit to raise money for charities.

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  2. It really looks very chilly where you stay. Would love to swap the heat here in the tropics for one day in the snow.

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  3. Wow I thought I was cold.

    What a great idea for the food bank..

    Have a great day..

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  4. Amazing idea! We do what we can down here in the southern USA, but unfortunately no one has invented a money tree yet. ;-)

    It is BEAUTIFUL there!

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  5. Oh Laura, sooo beautiful there!!! I think your donation is a wonderful idea. Living in a more temperate climate it's hard for me to imagine heating as a survival issue, whereas here it is a comfort issue. There are so many things to be grateful for these days, including the basics of heat and food. (((hugs)))

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  6. you live in a gorgeous place - cold but beautiful. here in alabama it is raining for the past three days and in the 50's. southern weather at it best. thansk for sharing in the food bank. i sent a bag full of can goods to school with my son. they were having a food drive.

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  7. That's far too beautiful to be the real world. And what a great idea with the food donations!

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  8. Did you take these pics? Lovely. Donate a can from me.

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  9. Love, love this Cans for Comments idea ... in fact, I'm going to steal it! And I'll put up a link to this post on my post. What a wonderful way to give back!

    p.s. - the pictures are stunning!

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  10. Just found you here. What a great idea. Curious as to what the average temp is for you guys in the winter? We have just gone through a typical cold snap for here (with windchill -35 to -50 Celsius) and wondered how it compared to you guys? I think our average is about -20 Celsius.

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  11. love this idea!!! I would love to go to Alaska one day. It looks beautiful.

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  12. MN can be quite cold too. But I love my winters.

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  13. you're never poor when you have something to give," and would knit to raise money for charities.

    Work from home India

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  14. Laura what a wonderful idea! I heard about this from Diva on a Diet's blog...great way to share the holiday spirit. Thank you for doing this!

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  15. Great idea, Laura. Good luck getting comments!

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