Fashion by Mayhem – For the Love of the Nubs

by Angie on September 28, 2013

fasionbymayhem Oct2013 02fx CR | 2 Sisters & a BlogAre you on Instagram?  I am.  And it’s no secret that I LOVE it!

#FashionbyMayhem is a tag I created several months ago just to keep track of the ridiculous things my kid opts to wear.  “PLEASE COVER YOUR NUBS!!” is something I yell at request of her on almost a daily basis as she stands at the window sans shirt.

A few weeks ago at Bloggy Conference I was fortunate to meet the lovely and incredibly talented Laura Kelly.  She even drew a Fashion Mayhem peep:

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I die.

Anyhoo, Laura was one of the conference sponsors and sent us home with some orange and black Rit Dye in our swag bags.  Truth be told, I haven’t dyed anything since I was a kid and even then it was a very “controlled” environment.  Dye seemed a bit intimidating (read: permanent  read also: I’m not crafty).  And then Laura suggested to Mayhem that she could actually use the colors and make her own fashions.

Guess who demanded we give the dye thing a go the day after we got back????

Upon posting these images to IG, Laura messaged me and and said she wanted to send us some more color.

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And did she ever!  Seriously, a BOX of Rit Dye and some other fun stuff.

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Mayhem decided immediately that we should use some of the pink first.  Because she’s three.  And it’s pink.  Duh!

As we were looking around for something white to dye, Mayhem grabbed my new white scarf and yelled “How about this?!?!”.   At that moment, one of those lightbulbs appeared over my head and began glowing.  {Not to worry – it flickered off almost immediately.}

So I ventured off to the land of Google and approximately 3 days later a package full of white silk scarves arrived in my mailbox.

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So I turned her loose with the scarves and rubber bands.

And I’m happy to report that we now have a dozen pink scarves.  Each a little different.  Because we’re all about being creative.

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And we’re gifting some of them to some very special people this week.  Because October is breast cancer awareness month and we’re big believers that cancer (of any kind) sucks! So we’re going to proudly sport our new pink scarves all month long and hope to help raise awareness and support those fighting cancer.

Wanna join us?

Grab some Rit Dye in Fuschia and something white to dye.  It’s easy peasy (check out some dyeing how to’s HERE) .

And Mayhem says, for the love of your nubs, please feel yourself up this month.  Or have someone else do it icon wink | 2 Sisters & a Blog  {Alright, maybe it’s me saying it, but still … just do it!}

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Want a Fashion by Mayhem #fortheloveofthenubs scarf of your own???  How about we give one away?

To enter: simply comment on this post why you think cancer sucks (or how you’ve been affected by it) OR head over to IG and post a pic of something pink in support of breast cancer awareness month AND be sure to tag it with #fortheloveofthenubs. We’ll randomly draw a winner on Friday, October 4, 2013.

PS – Not a sponsored post.  Just us doing our thing.  

PPS – Oh, and one more thing – if you need instructions on how to properly feel yourself up, you can check that out here.  Over and out.

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Laura Kelly September 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Oh my gosh, I love this post! It make my heart grow and my spirit soar to know that sharing Rit Dye and my passion for colors and creating makes such an impact. You rock and Mayhem is the cutest thing ever!!!

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Thanks so much Laura! It was a super fun project and we’re all about paying it forward over here :) Thanks for the dye and being the catalyst for this!

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Lois Schuerman September 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I would <3 an Original Mayhem Scarf!
Cancer has touched my life many times (and I wish it would STOP it!)
It has taken my great-grandmother, my grandmother, oune aunt and my beloved mother (at the young age of 60).
Another aunt, an uncle & my sister are survivors.
Several of my friends are survivors as well.
My daughter is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Oncology at Cincinnati Children's. I think her choice of specialty is due to her getting screwed out of more time with her grandma. (Mom died when Katie was only nine!) I have one nephew who relocated to Houston, Texas after graduating from U.C. in order to perform medical imaging at MD Anderson (one of the country's leading hospitals for oncology) and another nephew who is involved in the West Chester Relay for Life every year.
Thanks for the opportunity to win an Original Mayhem Cover Your Nubs Scarf. They are beautiful!

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Oh Lois …. I know, it’s everywhere! Such a devastating disease, but major props to your daughter for choosing pediatric oncology – I bet it’s very difficult but also very rewarding work!

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Jean September 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I love this post! Mayhem is a fashionista. I would be honored to even be in the running to win the scarf.

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Fashionista for sure Jean! I have no idea where she gets it but I’m letting her run with it :) Although, I’ve got to give Mindy credit for the boots in these pics – she just bought them for Mayhem and of course, Mayhem LOVES them!!

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Camels & Chocolate September 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Are you kidding? I would LOVE a Fashion by Mayhem original (but only if she delivers it to me herself, ha).

I’ve had so many close family friends die of cancer–to the point that the CDC was investigating our area (we live in the area of a huge Air Force testing ground)–and I feel like (at least in my circles) that it’s sadly become something that seems as ubiquitous as the flu. At least that means, they’re finding new, experimental treatments to combat it, but it also means that now more and more generations are now getting it–and at much younger ages than they once were.

Bottom line: Cancer sucks, for the love of the nubs!

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Delivery included if it can be delivered to you while you’re in Nevis again ;) (I can’t get that place off my mind since you blogged about it!)

WOW … a CDC investigation?! I’m a big believer that our environments are playing a significant role in the increase of cases, and I definitely believe that our food(system) is making more and more people sick everyday. Scary stuff out there!!!

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Sharon Graham September 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I love this idea and the very creative scarf by #fashionbyMayhem Lets kick Cancer’s arse and stop breast cancer from taking our mothers and our sisters and our girlfriends and our neighbors and our co workers and everyone ever effected. ~Sharon

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Yes, Sharon! Let’s kick it’s arse!!!! :)

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Kim September 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

OMG – love this!!! My Aunt has suffered from breast cancer and it hit home with us because we are so close with her. Cancer sucks. I love what you are doing and will have to get something to dye!!! Say hi to Mayhem for me! :)

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thanks so much Kim – glad you enjoyed this! Mindy and I also have a very close aunt (the one with the pool I was posting the pics of Mayhem at this summer) who was treated for colon cancer this year. It’s tough stuff but she’s one tough chick and we just attended her “end of chemo” party over the weekend :) Hope your aunt is doing well!!!

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Jo~Mama September 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Would I love a Mayhem scarf? Absolutely….but not necessary for me to win. I’m just grateful to have you and Mayhem in my life on a daily basis. Cancer…the “C” word…it sucks…BIG TIME! The worst is that it took your dad away way too soon. Biscuit was just shy of her second birthday when he died. Mayhem and the Pieces will never know what an amazing man he was. I could go on for days about the things he did for you, Mindy and Zack. He was the best dad you could have asked for. He loved the three of you with all he had. I see so much of him in each one of you. For him, nothing could be done. He was such a brave man and taught us so much about his struggle. Thank God Aunt Cathy’s was caught early and she will be OK. As for October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month….I’m gonna have to go to the airport for a “feel” ;) Saaamooooch ♥

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

It took Dad WAY TOO SOON mama! It makes me sad that the Pieces and Mayhem won’t know him, but it doesn’t stop me from teaching her about him every chance I get :)

And I think your idea about the airport is GENIUS!!!! If they could train those TSA people to be “breast cancer checkers”, people would probably stop despising them so much!

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erin September 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

I HATE CANCER. I lost both a grandma and a grandpa. It’s the worst.

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I’m so sorry Erin! It is the worst :(

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Rebecca Burlingham September 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I would be honored to wear an original Mayhem creation. I am so proud of you and Mayhem for coming up with this brilliant idea.

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Thanks Becky! It was fun and I’m glad it’s bringing a few smiles :)

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Krista September 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My mom breast survived cancer when I was a child but was it so difficult on her and everyone who loved her. Cancer bites!!

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Angie October 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

That must have been tough Krista! My dad lost a 9 month battle to cancer (bladder) when I was 20. It is definitely a tough thing for families too …. Cancer does bite! Hard!!

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Julie October 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Mayhem cannot get any cuter or more creative!
Cancer – mom and BFF died of lung cancer, Aunt G has survived cancer in both breasts, Aunt J ovarian cancer, grandpa died of pancreatic cancer, SIL pancreatic cancer, both parents have had skin cancer. Needless to say, cancer sucks!

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Elizabeth Towns October 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I feel so creative right now. I have RIT dye and I so want to grab lots of white sheets and stuff and go to town! Oh yeah, and get felt up!

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Brandi October 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

Cancer does suck. I have seen so many people personally and deeply affected by it. My grandfather died of lung cancer and two if my friends in the past 2 years have had colon cancer (SURVIVORS!). Finding a cure would be awesome. It tops my list of things unsolvable, right beside stupid sucky food allergies.

My little Bee would love to win a scarf because she says “she doesn’t have enough dog leashes and ‘hey– it looks like that puppy can be led with that one’ (referring to her IG stalking of Mayhem).”

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