No Frills Fun Factory

I’ve been preparing for the No Frills Fun Run Vendor Night that takes place on Thursday. No Frills Fun Run is an annual charitable run that was started in 2012 by two local moms in Elmhurst, Illinois. On February 28, participants will run  a half-marathon or half-half distance (6.55 miles) to benefit one family in need.

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This year the proceeds will benefit the May Family. Darryl May has battled Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer) for several years. Although the stem cell transplant was a success and he is making progress in his fight, he continues to need extensive medical care. 

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In addition to the run, there is a No Frills Fun Run Vendor Fundraiser Night on Thursday, February 18 from 7 pm to 11 pm at an Elmhurst residence, with all hostess proceeds and a portion of vendor proceeds being donated directly to The No Frills Fun Run.

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The Vendor Night will be a fun night of shopping, girlfriends, beverages and snacks all to benefit the Mays Family. Vendors include: Maxine’s Handbags, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Beautycounter, Gold Canyon Candles and Loch Bands. You can also shop online.

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I’ve replenished my musical pieces with a piano primer and a song sheet.

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I also found some old travel guides and cut out a Paris map for two pendants.

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My new workbench has been in use and I am loving its functionality.

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Having my beads at a glance gave me numerous ideas.

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Combining paper and beads is fun as I plan pendants.

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I had to make sets, of course.

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Coiling and stringing.

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The stackability of these bangles is creating even more ideas.

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I posted an in-progress heart on Facebook that got snapped up right away. You can see it on YouTube!

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I just tagged my 599th jewelry creation!

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I hope to see you on Thursday night. Message me if you like one of these pieces and I can arrange a transaction with you, or make a set customized to your favorite beads or gemstones.

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