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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pedal or Peace?

What about Pedal for Peace? Sometimes I forget that it's ok if my Boatman Geller life and personal life overlap. They sort of merge in my daily life... so why not really throw it out there? A friend of mine, Maryjane Behforouz,  started an incredible event in Indianapolis last year - Pedal for Peace - that "supports organizations throughout the world that are committed to peace through education, especially for girls and women."

Money raised this year at the October 2nd event will be split between Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute {author of Three Cups of Tea} and A.W.A.K.E.N. {Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities}

Even after all our hard work this year, and with the event just around the corner, I still felt like I should do more. That's when I decided to throw caution to the wind and reach out to our wonderful BG followers and give them a gift if they would be generous enough to make a donation.

A little goes a long way for these young girls and women. Thank you for your consideration!

Ok Here's the deal...

What you Give:
$30+ tax deductible donation to Pedal for Peace by THIS Sunday September 26th
(see below for instructions on making your donation)

Your Gift:  your choice of our bicycle or peace note pad!

The Details 
  1. Any size donation appreciated! Donations of $30 or more receive one free notepad per donation 
  2. Go to and the online donation page
  3. Click the donate button and proceed 
  4. On the FINAL confirmation page you will be given a chance to add a Team name or rider 
  5. Instead of Team Name, enter Boatman Geller and then if applicable your choice of Peace Sign or Bicycle 
  6. Your notepad will be mailed via USPS to the address given with your donation
 top left: students at the A.W.A.K.E.N. school in Afghanistan
lower right: Greg Mortenson, © Central Asia Institute
top left: Pedal for Peace founder Maryjane Behforouz and her daughter Kayla at the 2009 Pedal for Peace 
lower right: the Geller girls and cousins at our tent at the 2009 Pedal for Peace

The Central Asia Institute name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, of any product, service, company or individual.

This promotion is through Boatman Geller. Pedal for Peace, Central Asia Institute, AWAKEN and any other groups associated with Pedal for Peace are not responsible for this promotion. Donations that receive a notepad gift will be applied to Team Funatics. Cheers!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Goodbye Summer

The start of the school year always brings about a lot of purging and nesting. I am always motivated to dig through the old and make space for the new this time of year! My husband Greg found this old sketchbook over the weekend. I had forgotten how small I used to sketch. I also got a kick out of my doodles -  looks like my dreams haven't changed much through the years...

Nantucket-esque setting + friend + cocktail = excellent time!

Enjoy your Labor Day!