Tuesday with Stephanie Essay Contest


Win a “Tuesday with Stephanie” Evening

In 2010 my best friend Stephanie was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, at diagnoses she was given a death sentence. The first year we were literally living as if she was dying, we marked off as many of her bucket list items that we could. The second year was completely different, her disease had completely taken over life, she was now home bound and on oxygen 24/7.

Stephanie was our Social Butterfly, she was the glue that held us all together. One evening after visiting her myself and three other friends of hers decided we needed to do something to help take her mind and our minds off what was happening right before our eyes.

I had been on Pinterest for years but never created anything I had pinned. We came up with Tuesday with Stephanie, every Tuesday we would go to Stephanie’s home and create whatever project I had found on Pinterest. It was our way to “Leave Cancer at the Door” and focus on our time together. We created so many fun projects but most of all we created forever memories.

On September 29, 2012 we celebrated Stephanie’s 46th Birthday. We invited Painting with a Twist to Stephanie’s home to paint these crosses. It was the most amazing evening, we had Stephanie’s Grandmother, her mother, her daughter, her cousins and all of her best girlfriends to share in the evening. We had one of our guy friends come and take pictures of the evening. We were able to watch the slide show at the end of the evening, he captured so many heartwarming moments.

Sadly, Stephanie lost her battle to lung cancer on November 8th, 2012. As I was going through this journey with Stephanie, I realized other women needed this in their lives. Regardless of what their situation is loss of job, diagnoses, divorce, empty nesters. Women who are facing some type of adversity need the strength, love and support from their inner circle. I promised Stephanie I would carry on this tradition and help other women support their girlfriends in their time of need.

I’m keeping that promise and offering a “Tuesday with Stephanie” evening to a group of deserving women who are supporting their friend in her time of need. I’m asking you to submit an essay explaining what the situation is that your friend is going through and how a “Tuesday with Stephanie” would benefit her. I have a panel of four amazing women who will read your essays and let me know who the winner is. I will take it from there. I’ll bring everything we need to have the most amazing “Tuesday with Stephanie” evening.

Tuesday with Stephanie Gift Package

Essay Submission

We will be accepting essays soon — stay tuned for details!

  • Party for four

  • Fun Pinterest Project

  • 2 bottles of wine

  • Pinterest inspired appetizers

  • Pinterest inspired desserts

  • Pictures to capture the evening

  • Plus some fun surprises!

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