New brain cancer and Parkinson’s gray awareness earrings

22 Mar
Brain_cancer_awareness_earring

Out of the Blue Delivered is excited to show you the newest creation in unique awareness jewelry by our artisan Karyn featuring a heart-shaped hematite bead and wire sculpted using Argentium anti-tarnish sterling silver wire. A silver ribbon charm with the word “hope” dangles from the end of the earring. The biggest challenge in wire-sculpting is getting the pair of earrings to mirror one another exactly. This is where Karyn’s excellence shines through… the craftsmanship of her original designs are top quality.At just $22, These earrings would make a perfect gift for anyone wanting to support or honor someone with brain cancer, Parkinson’s disease or diabetes.

In addition, gray is also the awareness color for all brain cancers (including glioblastoma and astrocytoma),hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, asthma, allergies and “End Sex Trafficking” (in UK).

Do you know someone who spreads kindness in this mad, mad world?

1 Mar
Nominate a kind person in your world to receive the First Annual “Got Karma?” Award being held by the “Got Karma?” Girls from Rising Lotus Children’s Village with the prize package being sponsored by Out of the Blue Delivered.

 

It’s SUPER-EASY!! Click this link for full details.

The prize package will be similar to this one that was won by a new Facebook fan this past week. Be sure to “Like” Rising Lotus Children’s Village while you’re at it!! It’s good karma all around!

 

Virtual Lemonade Stand for the Peds Infusion Room at Shands Hospital

26 Feb

Getting an IV infusion is tough on any kid. (Just ask Sadie, whose screams can be heard in the neighboring county!)  One perk is that after the IV is placed, the kids get to pick something out of the treasure chest. It’s usually a long process… searching through all the goodies that have been donated to pick JUST the right prize. It’s  something the kids look forward to!

Last Thursday, we were at Shands Hospital getting Sadie’s monthly treatment for her JRA. When Sadie went to get her prize out of the treasure chest, the pickings were quite slim. (The treasure chest is stocked by donated items or by items the nurses purchase with their own money.) With roughly 100 kids coming through the pediatric infusion room each week, this can be a big expense.

So, Sadie decided that she was going to raise money to buy some toys to go into the treasure chest! Her first thought was to get out her plastic recorder, play music and have people put money in a box at her feet. But after some thinking, she decided that at lemonade stand would be much more better.

Today, from 11:30-1:45 Sadie had a lemonade stand where she sold cups of lemonade for a quarter. Thanks to all the wonderful people in our neighborhood, she raised $15. Via facebook and text, tons of friends said they wished they were closer to stop by, get a cup of lemonade and donate toward her project.

virtual lemonade stand for BluFairySo, we’ve set up a virtual Lemonade Stand so that everyone can do just that! For just $1, you can purchase a virtual cup of lemonade and help stock the treasure chest at the Pediatric Infusion Room at Shands Hospital. All donate funds(minus credit card fees) will go directly to this project. Stay tuned and we’ll update you on what our fairies donate and show you the loot!

If you (or your company) would like to donate items, please mail them to BluFairy, P.O. Box 621044, Oviedo, FL 32762 and we’ll be sure it gets to Shands! Donations can include toys, trinkets, new stuffed animals, jewelry, games, puzzles, books, crafts, individually wrapped food/goodies, etc. By the way, they are ALWAYS in need of items for kids ages 11-18.

Well, are you feeling a bit thirsty yet??? How about a nice virtual cup of cool, Countrytime lemonade!! :o )

THANKS for your support! Our BluFairies are the best!!

Say it with CHOCOLATE this Valentine’s Day!

24 Jan
Out of the Blue Delivered asks… “Who needs to know that you care this Valentine’s Day?”Whether you’re saying “I love you!” or “You’re the best!” or “You’re special!” consider saying it with chocolate this year. 

We’re thrilled to bring you several decadent chocolate goodies. Each one is handmade by our chocolatier at Carolannz.

Visit the Valentine’s Day section of our site to see all the scrumptious chocolate treats available for hand-delivery in the Orlando, FL area or for shipping worldwide.

Neptune’s Fire Starter

14 Jan
As snow covers most of the US, we thought this would be the perfect time for Out of the Blue Delivered to spotlight the Neptune’s Fire Starter piece.

Hand-crafted by Jim using woods from the pacific northwest, each piece holds matches and has a striking stone. We love unique, functional art and these pieces are sure to be conversation starters!

A truly unique gift, the Neptune’s Fire Starter pieces are perfect for sitting on a desk or a mantle and just the tool for lighting a comfy fire or a celebratory cigar.

Who needs to know that you care today? Have one of our unique gifts hand delivered in Central Florida or delivered world wide.  

Returning to our roots

8 Jan

Happy New Year!

Now that we are a few days into 2011 how are you feeling about this year?

At Out of the Blue Delivered, we chose to skip making new year’s resolutions (does anyone really keep these?!) and chose instead to re-evaluate our purpose and refocus on our mission.

Since we started this company to provide a way for others to show that they care during the tough stuff in life, we are going to be true to our passion and bring you the best solutions to the difficult issues that we face.

So, whether you have a family member facing cancer or a friend who just lost a loved one, we will be your solution when you want to show that you care but aren’t sure what to do or say!

Reminder: We offer hand delivery in the Central Florida and Orlando areas and we ship worldwide via FedEx.

Who needs to know that YOU care?

Easing Holiday Stress: Step 3 Assign a Dollar Amount

18 Nov

So far, we’ve set a budget and made a list. Well done!! We’re taking small steps to ease the holiday stress. By working along with us, you will have a holiday that is special, within your means and completely enjoyable! (Well, we can’t guarantee the completely enjoyable part since you’ll be surrounded by family, but we can guarantee a less-stressful holiday.)

Step 3: Assign a value to each person on your list.

Yes, it may FEEL like you’re assigning a dollar value based on how much you LOVE the person on your list… but in reality you’re simply making sure that you have money budgeted for the most important people on your list.

So, start at the top of your prioritized list and assign a dollar amount to that person. Then, work your way down the list assigning each person a dollar amount until you run out of your budgeted money.

This may sound like a basic step, but it’s HUGE!! So get busy, decide what you are willing to spend on each person. Good luck 🙂