Generosity & Clean Teeth

Katie’s Vegan Bake Sale for Japan ended and I was blown away when I saw my Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls fetch $200!

I don’t know who the bidders were, or who the winner is! (Katie has not announced it as of the time I am publishing this post.  She is likely swamped with details, emails, and handling a million things.  In due time I will find out who the winner is).

If the winner is reading this post, email me!  Tell me what else you want!  I’ve got plenty of balls where those came from.

Like No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Or No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles

I’d love to send you a few extra goodies for your generosity.  The people of Japan thank you!

And I thank you for making me feel so special that you would pay that much money for some of my goodies.  Seriously, I am humbled and speechless.

Thank you to everyone who bid on my item as well as on all the other items that were up for bids to show your support and generosity.  It just amazed me, in a great way.

Moving on…

On Wednesday I went to the dentist for a teeth cleaning.  I go every four months because I am obsessed with oral hygiene and preventative maintenance.  My plan seems to be working because I’ve never had a cavity.  So if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Thus, I go every 4 months.  So sorry that Caitlin did not have as good of luck at the dentist yesterday.

I just looked back at one of my “dentist posts” from July 2010 and Skylar looks like a little peanut!

What a difference 8.5 months makes!

From my last post about New vs. Recycled Pictures, it seems many of you do recycle your pictures since it’s a big time saver and for those of you who don’t, it’s because you don’t mind snapping fresh pics.

And I’m glad that the majority of people don’t mind recycled pictures, and as I suspected, most don’t even notice unless it’s pointed out.

Finally, I threw in the bit about Foodgawker and Tastespotting as an aside and lots of you were passionate in your response and comments.  Basically, many of you either don’t care about the “fancy foodie” sites or you feel that they are getting a little too picky, even for their own good.

I have no idea what of mine they will take and won’t take.  Only recently did I get serious about submitting recipes and it’s a crap shoot what gets the thumbs up vs. thumbs down.  Mary told me that my No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles were on the “Popular” Section of Foodgawker.  I went there.  And they are!    And Tastespotting turned down that very photo and recipe and it went on to make the “popular” section of FG. You just never know.

Dessert: Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Chocolate Frosting (GF, no-bake)

Since I don’t have any cavities, I’ll keep eating sugar.  Happily.



1. How often do you go to the dentist?

I go every four months, and I don’t have dental insurance so I pay out of pocket every time I go, but that’s ok.  I’d rather prevent than find something after the fact when it will cause me a whole lot more in terms of money, pain, and health consequences.

Kind of like my thoughts on going to the gyno.  Preventive and routine maintenance.

2. Are you ever amazed at the random acts of kindness of strangers or of people’s generosity?  Any particular examples come to mind?

We are all familiar with the not as nice side of humanity and the less that kind side of human behavior so it’s just especially awesome when people rally together for a great cause and are generous.

Last week when I fell and had blood gushing all over my hands, a woman who was outside watering her plants offered to drive me home (thankfully I was less than a half mile from my house and just walked home).  But the fact that a woman would let a bloody stranger in her car, in an urban area, no questions asked, was pretty amazing.

I saw kindness today in Rite-Aid when the cashier actually walked with an older lady who was having trouble finding a product and walked her right to it rather than just pointing and saying it’s on aisle 3.

Kindness and generosity doesn’t always have to be a “big” thing.  It can be the small things and little details, too.  In fact, I think it’s the small random acts of kindness make the world a better place.  <— I’m sounding a little bit hippy dippy so I will stop for now.

3. Anything fun or exciting for you this week?

Plenty in my world!  I am exciting to post about a few things.  Soon.

37 comments on “Generosity & Clean Teeth”

  1. Oh good land – you just compared going to the dentist to going to the gyno and now I have all kinds of inappropriate analogies I want to leave in this comment;) Also, I’ve bookmarked your cake balls to make with my kids. How do you keep coming up with these recipes?! Half of my dessert recipes are now from you I think!

  2. GAH I hate the dentist…I dont know why but I always have this fear when I go that something will be wrong with my teeth or something! I do go every 6 months though to keep them so fresh and clean! :)

    I love when people are nice and friendly out of the blue it makes the day a bit brighter…giving a compliment to a stranger, holding teh door for someone, just the little things :)

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  4. Boo dentist!! Its so crazy how kids can change so much in such a {relatively} short period of time!! She’s still a cutie pie though!!

  5. I go to the dentist twice a year.

    Tonight I have dinner plans with some girlfriends, then tomorrow evening the hubby and I and some friends are going to a cd release party!

  6. I go to the dentist 2 times per year and have also never had a cavity.

    And I think it is so awesome that your truffles are on foodgawker! I like to gawk at those pics of your truffles!! :-)

  7. This post brought tears to my eyes. First, I’m so happy that your balls attracted such a generous donation!! I LOVE THAT! :D I love when people show compassion and generosity. It restores my faith in humanity. And then your anecdotes about the nice deeds this week, so comforting to think how GOOD people can be! With all of the evil around us, we forget the little things that really do mean so much. I’m inspired to do more for people.

    Thank you for making me smile before I go to sleep. It’s nice to end the day on a happy note. My heart feels full. <3

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