The Type 1 Mom Song

Today I wanted to share a day in the life of a mom with Type 1 Diabetes children…though my own son is now entering adulthood, I remember this and want to say “Good Job” to all the wonderful parents AND kids who work hard at keeping diabetes under control 🙂

Eat Ice Cream, Do Something Good!

There are two wonderful reasons I support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Kayson (my son) and Gregory (my nephew). Most likely you know someone who lives with Type 1 Diabetes and it’s complications…make your next Date night COUNT!! Click the “Buy Now” button to get your tickets today 🙂

If you can’t attend the Desserts for Diabetes Fundraiser, you can still make a donation of any amount on my JDRF Walk Donation page:

Crop for a CURE!

National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up!
It’s time for me to get some scrapbooking done, and I thought I’d invite a few friends over…what are you doing this Saturday? Let’s combine a few good things and make a difference at the same time at the CROP FOR A CURE to benefit JDRF!

Here’s the scoop: I’ll host the crop at my house and there is NO CHARGE, but I would invite you to make a donation of any amount to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). You can donate at the crop or online here.

We’ll crop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. down Spendlove Lane in Spanish Fork!

****Bring your own card stock, photos, scissors, adhesive, etc!!****

You will have access to all my stamps, ink pads, Big Shot, dies, punches, etc. I will provide chocolate and prizes! You can leave for lunch or dinner or we can order it in (purchase your own). If you have extra scraps/embellishments/card stock/etc that you want to offer on the “Free for All” table, bring it along and we’ll recycle it!

Space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot ASAP: 801-376-8685


There are some in every crowd. The people who ROCK to their own beat. The ones who aren’t afraid to show some STYLE (even bad style). Those who LEAD the pack…who make a DIFFERENCE. And WE WERE THOSE PEOPLE on Saturday at the Utah County JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!!!

This boy is one of the main reasons we participate…our “Sexy Diabetic” as he calls himself (though the hair may get in the way of his true beauty):

And here is is brother and cousin who came dressed to Kill Support him:

This picture of my sisters (Mindi & Megan) and I would make our Mother Proud (Love you, Mom!):

ALMOST as proud as her son would make her dressed like this (yes, that is my brother Ryan and my son in the background, working the crowd on stage):

We are almost halfway to reaching our goal to raise $2,000 to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes…every dollar counts, so if you can help by donating even $5 or $10 HERE, you can get yourself an AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO of my family ROCKIN’ the WALK! This photo is sure to be treasured for generations, so make your donation today 🙂

If you prefer to mail in a donation, write a check to “JDRF” and mail it to: Spendlove’s Stamp Out Diabetes, 860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.

Our dream is to make Juvenile Diabetes OBSOLETE and we have chosen JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as our charity of choice because they are the worldwide leader in research to find a cure. To find out more about JDRF, click here

Desserts for Diabetes

It’s been 8 years. 11,680 insulin injections. 14,600 finger pricks to check blood sugar. A million worries. 
And we are just getting started.

While he’s outgrowing the “Juvenile” part of Juvenile Diabetes (most days), he’ll never outgrow the Type 1 Diabetes. Not until we find a cure. So you’ll be hearing from me every year until that cure is found.

With Type 1 (or Juvenile) Diabetes, the pancreas produces NO insulin, so the person with this disease must act as their pancreas, giving insulin injections from the moment of diagnosis. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, it cannot be controlled by diet, exercise, pills, essential oils, cinnamon or acupuncture (well meaning friends and family have suggested them all). The good news is that with a lot of pricking/poking/injections and the ability to count carbs accurately, a Type 1 Diabetic CAN eat sugar (despite the claim of Kayson’s shirt, above).
So this year, we are trying something new for our fund-raising event for JDRF and the Walk to Cure Diabetes: 
Desserts for Diabetes
Saturday, July 31
7-9 p.m.
860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork
 $5 per person
Enjoy a scrumptious dessert bar and silent auction as we help fund the research for a cure. 
To purchase tickets, call: 801-376-8685.
Can’t attend? Visit my JDRF walk page and make a donation and/or join our walk team! Your generosity will help millions of families to never know what they are missing. And wouldn’t that be a blessing?

We’ve Come So Far…

…but there’s still so far to go!! As explained in this post, our family has a goal to raise $1,000 for the Walk to Cure Diabetes for our son, Kayson and nephew, Greg (see their cute little picture in the right sidebar? Awww…don’t let their innocent faces fool you!)
The walk is THIS SATURDAY (September 26th) in Orem, UT and we are grateful to everyone who has donated so far: We are just over $400, which is almost half-way to our goal! The economy is rough, so we appreciate every donation of any amount. With diabetes spreading so quickly, you never know when this research may directly benefit you and your family, so if you feel inclined to skip a movie this weekend in exchange for donating to a fantastic cause, you can smile knowing that your donation will help get us all closer to a world free of diabetes!

To donate online, click here

Thank you (from the bottom of our pancreas)!

Do Some Good (as you shop for groceries)

Do you have an Albertson’s card? Here’s an opportunity to “Do Some Good” while you shop! Link your Albertson’s card to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) by February 28 and Albertson’s will donate up to 4% of every grocery purchase toward finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

Visit for instructions on how to do this! The “organization number” for JDRF is 49000115095

This will make Kayson very happy!