A few months ago, I was invited to contribute a recipe into an ebook to benefit the Red Cross. The girls at HowDoesShe did all the hard work organising this and they came up with the idea after the devastation in Japan earlier this year. Missy, Shelley and Alison introduce the project…

After literally MONTHS of creating, the “50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes” cookbook is HERE!!! You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous recipe book this past month. We hope you have been anxiously awaiting it. :) Now, until the end of August, it’s available for purchase. But wait, scratch that, it’s not a purchase. The best part is…

it’s a donation!

100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross to help the many people who have been affected by recent natural disasters around the world.

After seeing the devastation in Japan, several top blogs teamed together wanting to somehow make a difference. More than 50 blogs donated one of their favorite recipes to be compiled into an incredible cookbook designed by chickabug (design talent was 100% donated as well). Basically a lot of people worked really hard to make something extraordinary. Now, it’s in your hands to make a difference.

This one-of-a-kind cookbook was originally only going to be offered as an E-book for a $10 donation. But after receiving feedback from readers, we realized that many of you want a physical copy. We approached our favorite publisher, Paper Coterie, who was willing to donate 100% of the supplies, and 100% of the cost of printing for this amazing cause. Are you feeling the warm tinglies yet?! We are!!! This started out as one person having an idea. Now over 50 blogs and an amazing publisher are involved and now it’s YOUR turn.

Together we can will make a difference.

The E-book is for sale here for a $1o donation. If you have a computer in your kitchen or an electronic reader, (ipad, kindle,etc.) this is the copy for you. You can just click on the recipe you want from the table of contents and it will take you right there. It’s sweet.

The hard cover cookbook is also available, (wait for it…) for only $10. You will be amazed at the quality of this book. The only extra expense you will have will be for shipping ($4 or more depending on where you live and how many copies you order).

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You can smile knowing you made a difference to someone, somewhere. And you can smile because you will have a beautiful full color recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes to try. We truly hope you love the cookbook. We think you will. You might just want to buy one for your mom, sister, and mother-in-law for Christmas. ;)

Please share this post with your friends and family on your blog, facebook, and twitter. Let’s make this go VIRAL! How cool would that be? Here is a button to put on your blog:

and the link: – Remember 100% of the proceeds will be benefiting the American Red Cross.

*The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross, please email books be available for a little over 2 weeks – starting Monday and continuing for the rest of August. The last day to order will be August 31.

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Part 3 update on the 65 roses charity update: 65 roses quilt. The quilt blocks are pretty simple yet offer a wonderful opportunity for personalising and creativity. If you are thinking of making a block please do – as I am thinking I will make a another quilt when I get enough for a second one. In the mean time this particular quilt will be auctioned at the cystic fibrosis Australia annual charity auction.

Here are more of the rose squares from around the globe.


Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a ‘Helping Haiti’ quilt Auction – some really lovely quilts donated by some very kind and generous people. Find out how to help.


Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Craft Hope helps to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. Combining a love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world. Founded by Jade Sims – craft hope has organised craft projects as far reaching as making toys for orphanages to blankets for homeless shelters. Their most recent project is craft hope for haiti – where they have set up an etsy shop with handcrafted donations and proceeds all being sent to doctors without borders. [Thank you to Holly for letting me know about this great project.]

this beautiful quilt is just one of the items available in the craft hope charity shop.


Haiti Relief Fundraiser – coordinated by Indie fixx is a silent auction – where indie shops have donated items – 100% of the proceeds to go to the Red Cross International Response Fund.