Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

 

But it certainly grows on banana bread!  Well, at least it did for Navy Blue Dress and I while we were doing our project for English class together.

Goodness, there is so much to say about what we did for this project.  You already know what we did and why, and if not you can go look at past posts to find out, but it’s hard to sum up all of our memories and experiences in doing this together but if one thing is for sure, I was sad when it was over. Only until I realized that just because it was over for school didn’t have to mean that it was over for us or the people that we are helping by donating the money.

Even though I previously said that money was “growing on banana bread” for us but I was just making a funny pun because although we made over 200 dollars it would be wrong for me to  insinuate that it was easy or was only a loaf away.  We definitely got rejected by people more than once but it didn’t stop us and if it had then we wouldn’t have been able to meet some of the wonderful people we did.

Navy Blue Dress and I didn’t have to get together to make and sell banana bread very many times to make as much money or have as much fun as we did.  I would say that what we set out to do was accomplished and it gave us a lot of experience in going door to door and in being shut down or happily welcomed.

If we do do something in the future I would love to put up signs at our old middle school and our high school and other places so people can order online and then we can go and deliver the food, this time more than just banana bread, and collect the money there and then donate that.

I hope you have a lovely day and eat something yummy.

Be Good Humans

– Gold Glitter Pumps

Everything Ends

Hello everybody!

We are coming to the end of the school year and with that, mine and Gold Glitter Pump’s project has ended. In total we raised $207! I had a lot of fun doing this project, and it was even better that I got to do it with my best friend. I learned that you really have to plan out when you are going to do things, and you have to stick those dates, or else nothing will ever get done. I also learned how to deal with other people in a polite way, even if they are extremely rude to you.

All in all I had a lot of fun with this project, and I might even continue doing it. I guess that is a really good plus to this project; that since these projects are supposed to help others and give our point of view on things, they don’t have to stop when the project is due.

Well I hope that all of you that are coming up to the end of the school year have a good time! Good luck on finals!

And I am going to put this photo in because it is from my all time favorite tv show, and it has something to do with this post. Hope you like it!

-Navy Blue Dress

Grapes of Irony

Grapes of Irony, well it’s really Grapes of Wrath but the first one is better since it serves a point for this post.  As we are reading The Grapes of Wrath for class right now I am realizing how ironic everything is, not to mention twisted, miserable, and desperate.  For instance, the big businesses, created by the people outside of the South, push the Southerners out of their land to make more money.  Well, they don’t realize that those people they just took over was their money that they were taking as well.  Obviously the “Oakies” had to move somewhere else to survive and make money so they went to the West and other areas that had pushed them out in the first place.  However the oakies were viewed as vermin and bugs that needed to be pushed away and rid of.  To sum up, the North and West pushed out the South and took the South’s money so the South moved North and (mostly) West to make money but it was somehow wrong for the South to share profits in the North and South even though they had liked the Oakies completely out.  It’s also very hypocritical and selfish because everyone was feeling the pains of the Great Depression during this time period and for the N and W to do this to someone else and then be appalled when the S tried to move.  Where did the N and W expect or think that the people would go.  What, they would just stay home and volunteer to slowly die from dehydration and starvation?  Talk about being naive or so self-centered and closed-viewed as to not think that something drastic would happen after they did something drastic.  I’m going to be all sciencey and say that with every action causes an equal and opposite reaction.

Just think about this and remember to be good humans

– Gold Glitter Pumps

Another Day, Another Dollar

Hello everyone!!! How are you? Hope you are great!!

This past weekend, Gold Glitter Pumps and I sold more banana bread! Though, we learned something new this time around. Make sure you have everything you need to make it before you start making it. We got through mixing most of the stuff, when we realized that we didn’t have baking powder. We had to go to the store and get some before we could continue making banana bread. We eventually finished the loafs and were able to sell them.

We went out into the neighborhood and we were really excited. When we started either people weren’t home or didn’t want any. This went on for the first about 15 houses. Then we came to one house and we asked them if they wanted banana bread. She said that she actually was baking tonight, so no she didn’t need any. We started leaving the house, but then she asked how much they were. We told her the price, and she asked us if they would poison the teenage boys she was sending them with tomorrow. Of course, we said no. Excitedly she went to go get the money to pay for two loafs. As we gave her the two loafs of bread her two kids came down. She gave one loaf to her son to try, and she said she might buy more from us if her son liked them. Her son ended up taking it and eating most of it. Her daughter also came and grabbed one for herself to eat. In the end the mother bought 6 loafs of banana bread! We started going to more houses, and again people weren’t home or weren’t interested. We ended up going home and agreed that Gold Glitter Pump’s mom would take them to work to sell. With lasts weekends sales we have raised over $200! We are so excited that we have been able to raise this much and that the money will go to help those who need it.

Have you ever done anything to raise money for those in need? If so, do tell.

-Navy Blue Dress

A Kind Soul

Hello everyone! Hope your weekend was great!

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This last Friday, Gold Glitter Pumps and I made and sold more banana bread. In total we have made $154. Woohoo! When we started it out I was a little worried that we weren’t going to sell a lot because it was Friday at 4:00 and I was thinking that most people would still be heading home from work. Thankfully there were plenty of people home. There was this one really nice house that we walked up to and when we told the person what we were selling and what it was for he said no. He said that he doesn’t eat anything that people sell for charities but he donates. We said ok and started walking away because the way he said it it seemed like he didn’t want any. He then called us back and gave us $5 and didn’t take any bread. This is the second time in this whole process that someone has done something like that. Every time this happens I am blown away by how kind people can be. It makes me happy to know that they care about others and they don’t need anything in return. I hope that there are many people in the world like this.

-Navy Blue Dress

Banana Bread Bakers

Another week has come and gone and more bananas fill the oven and the heavenly aroma of bread fills the air of the house once more.  Navy Blue Dress and I are making more banana bread for the project and it takes some serious self-control to not eat them all.  Some are out of the oven and we are still making more.  However I will not be able to sell them with Navy Blue Dress this time because I have a play tonight, a tournament tomorrow, and then Super Bowl.  I am really upset though that I can’t help her and I made sure that she was okay doing it because I would never push her to do something like that and she said that she wanted to do it so more power to her.

We are going to put some pictures up of us making the banana bread and if you guys want the recipe then comment and like our posts so that we know.  Go eat some bread, watch a movie, and enjoy life.  Love you.  (In a totally friendly way lol.)

– Gold Glitter Pumps

Project Progress 2

Happy Late Thanksgiving!

Goble Goble.  Hahahahahaha.  Phew, I cracked myself up I’m just that hilarious.  Just kidding.  Our project is coming along nicely guys and gals and I can’t wait to spend that first night with all of you lovelies!  Except, I really wish that Navy Blue Dress had put up the Google doc so that you all can sign up to bring some food if you want to and the dates aren’t up there either.  I think I’m going to go over right now and put them up there.  In light of progress though we have made posters, well, Navy Blue Dress has and we are going to put them everywhere we can so that the event will be huge!  More food the better right?  I agree!

So now we have posters and we have a bunch of social media profiles and stuff but do you know how hard it is to create a Twitter or Pinterest account for this thing??  Like how do you even pin stuff about what we are doing?

That’s enough for my two second rant, thank you for letting me do that since you are so kind enough as to continue reading this but you are probably now wondering, as am I, if I’m going to take this anywhere anymore.  Probably not but it’s still fun to talk with you guys.

Okay, so I’m going to go and put up the dates, and they aren’t written in stone either but if we were to change them you guys will be given plenty of notice.  Go and look at them and hopefully they will work perfectly with your busy busy schedule and then you can come eat some food with us!  Just remember that if you do plan on making something please make sure you sign up and tell us so that we can know about how many tables and how much food is going to be there.

Parting is such sweet sorrow!  I refuse to say goodbye in hopes that we will talk again soon!

– Gold Glitter Pumps

Just Eat It

For the food competitions that we are doing for our english project we need help on deciding which foods to do.  Try and pick your top three if you can.  Soon we are going to add a page on here with all of the information for the competitions and winnings and everything so you can come and eat some good food and possibly win some money.  If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated and we’ll message you back.

-Gold Glitter Pumps