Breast Cancer Awareness Month Girl Power Notepad

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 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  My friend Holly over at The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide is an amazing support to anyone dealing with cancer.  Take a minute to bookmark her blog, just in case you or a loved one ever needs caring, support when facing cancer.  She’s been there herself  and is a wonderfully strong, , insightful, practical woman.  In addition to cancer survival information, Holly writes about family life and fun projects. 
decorated note pad with small pen attached, green elastic strap and label in pink saying "girl power" with title text reading Breast Cancer Awareness
 She also has a  a line of clothing, and accessories , Pink Fortitude, for cancer survivors and their loved ones to promote beauty during cancer treatment.  I’ve got an idea for a family member and going to be taking advantage of Holly’s Pink Fortitude clothing.

Aaan-nd, she just published a book!  I’m awe of my friend, Holly.  You can learn more about her book, Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide {here}. 

I wanted to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in my own humble way and made a Girl Power notepad for Holly.   It’s hard to find the right saying to put on a tiny notepad, but thought “Girl Power” summed it up well.
I grabbed my supplies (this is a great project for those cute scraps of paper you’ve been saving up).  And I’m always collecting cute little notepads to decorate for friends, so I grabbed one that would coordinate with the pink theme.
blue paper cutter, stack of colorful paper scraps, double stick tape and small green notebook
I trimmed the paper to fit and used double-stick tape to attach it.  Then I wanted to add a cute little pen to the pad, so I trimmed a coordinating piece of pink card stock paper.
small pen with pink rectangle of pink paper laying next to DIY decorated small note pad in green and pink
I used double stick tape to attach the ends of the paper together making a loop.  Then I attached the loop in side the back cover of the pad with double-stick tape.
back of notepad with small pen attached with pink paper
Ta Da!  A cute little note pad for a strong friend! 
close up of decorated note pad with small pen attached, green elastic strap and label in pink saying "girl power"
Be sure to visit Holly at The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide to learn more about surviving cancer during and after.  She also has a Pinktastic Link Party going on this month.  Pop over to see the great pink projects and read the inspirational stories. 
And be sure to hug all the women you love this month!

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  1. Oh Susan, Susan, Susan…. I couldn’t have been more surprised and honored with your post this morning. Tears and coffee… great way to wake up LOL! Happy tears. Every day is a part of the journey and I know that God has blessed me in His own weird way to help inspire others going through the same thing. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate – we are all in this together. And I couldn’t be more proud to call you friend and thank you for all of your support. You are the duck tape beneath my wings! Big hugs, Holly

  2. Hi Susan, what a thoughtful gift for your friend. I am pinning to help spread the word. Have a fantastic week.

  3. This is a great project and love the theme of Girl Power. Our young girls need so much encouragement now. Even as adult women we need to remember to be powerful. I love Ms. Holly and her blog and honor her for telling her story about her struggle with cancer. Thanks for sharing this, I will be passing it on!

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