Stamp out carbs and hunger.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Rid your pantry of carbohydrates, while helping rid your community of hunger.

I have recently decided to rededicate myself to making my home lowcarb for the many health benefits, as well as the weight loss benefits. In my effort to cook more lowcarb meals, I have realized that as long as there are the high carb items in the pantry, I am going to have to battle my family in convincing them that chips are not a lowcarb option. I also will have to battle myself when the cravings hit, so I thought why not help others by donating the food, while instilling our families lifestyle change. This way we can reap two benefits with one action- Our pantry will be lowcarb and we will be providing food for those who may have not otherwise had food

While considering my options I found the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive, that is taking place nationwide on Saturday, May 10th, 2008. This food drive is done in conjunction with the US postal carriers, hence the reference to the “stamp”. It is easy to participate and it helps a good cause- hunger. You simply package up your nonperishable food items and your mailman will pick them up to deliver them to a local food bank. That simple.

You can get your friends and family involved too, by sending them an email of the event. Visit the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive website to find out more and to verify that your carrier is participating.

So clean out the carbs and mark your calendar for May 10th and help “Stamp out Hunger”!

-Below is the site generated email you can send others to inform them of the event.

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - Get Involved On May 10th, 2008 -

Join me on Saturday, May 10th for Stamp Out Hunger™ — the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive! The more people who help, the more successful we’ll be, so forward this to your friends, too.To learn more, tell a friend or download materials to promote this cause, visit:

On Saturday May 10th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect
food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans,
including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated more than a half-billion pounds
of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 10th. *

Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

* Please do not include out-of-date items or those in glass containers

pic source -


Cleaning Out The Kimkins Dust Bunnies



Ahhh…For me Spring has arrived when the dogwoods are in bloom and the baby birds are chirping outside, as things start to come alive again. Those things just make it really start to feel like Spring. Well, those things and and a thick covering of pollen on my car.

But along with those joyous signs of Spring, comes the spring cleaning, and that is exactly what Avenue girl has planned for the antiKK bloggers.

Now, you won’t need any Murphy’s oil, Windex, or even a mop, but you will need to take a moment and review the links found in your blogs. The blog dust bunnies come in the form of links going to Kimkins. com. Avenue girl explains how-

“What am I talking about?

Within many of your blogs – the majority being posts created last year – there are still links to They are “back links.” There might be only 1, 2, or 3 on your blog, but the accumulation of them from many blogs has added up and they are all pointing to Kimkins.

Why is this a bad thing?

Back links are a huge factor in the ranking and support of a website. Some links, like the ones from news organizations are not in our control. But the ones in our personal blogs are.

I am asking all bloggers to please take some time to do some spring cleaning and gardening today. Please remove direct links to Kimkins off your blog, and replace the link to something you feel really represents what Kimkins is.

I am not going to name any names here. I know you have all been extremely busy and working hard. I just hate to see us sabotaging ourselves.”……. For More check out Avenue Girl’s Blog

Just think- cleaning these dust bunnies won’t even cause you to strain your back!

Happy Cleaning!