Real Men Wear PINK!

OCTOBER – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. (First is skin cancer.) About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. At Seeds of happiness we are ALL big supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the male species. See the proof below!

Real men of Seeds of Happiness.

The real men of Seeds of Happiness.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer.

You can show your support in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing a product from Seeds of Happiness. We will donate 10% of the retail sale price for each product purchased on the “Choose Pink” page to the American Cancer Society.  https://www.seedsofhappiness.com/choose-pink

Share the smiles, support the cause!

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Smiles Made in the U.S.A.!

July 2 is Made in the U.S.A. Day.

To commemorate this special day, we are featuring the Smiles Behind the Smiles,     Part 7. Seeds of Happiness has partnered with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. to produce the molded balls of clay which are then sculpted at the Seeds of Happiness studio. Canterbury is a sheltered workshop in suburban St. Louis. Their mission is to produce high quality work through a dedicated workforce primarily comprised of people with disabilities. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, hardworking AND fun couple working on our project.

Larry and Rsemary love to work on SOH!

Larry and Rosemary love working on Seeds of Happiness!

Rosemary & Larry

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Your job at Canterbury: Rosemary cuts the clay and inserts the pieces into a mold. Larry uses the press to form the little balls of clay. In addition, they work on assembling mailings.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.  Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

How long have you worked at Canterbury?: Four years. And we like to work TOGETHER!

 

What you like about working on Seeds of Happiness: $$$!!!

How long have you been married: Rosemary and Larry will celebrate their SILVER wedding anniversary this fall. Congratulations on 25 years!

What you like to do on your days off: We like to go to different places around St. Louis. And, Rosemary does the driving; Larry is chauffered!

Favorite ice cream:  Rosemary likes all flavors, but vanilla is her favorite. However Larry is NOT an ice cream lover, but his favorite foods are hamburgers and bratwurst…picnic food!

Dean, the  production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

Dean, the production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

 

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Rosemary shows off her beautiful smile!

Larry and his press.

 

 

 

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Shout out!

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Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 6!

Here are a few fun facts about the youngest member of the Seeds of Happiness team.        1780228_10152173441553641_788231488_o

Sydney

Nicknames: Syd, the Kid.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you:  I had been to all 48 states in the continental U.S. before I was 18.

Your job at Seeds of Happiness: Basement troll, model, glazer, grinder.

If you could travel anywhere in the world: Thailand

Your favorite smell: Freshly mowed grass.

If you had a super power, it would be: Breathing underwater

Favorite childhood memory: The first two years of my life when I was still an only child. :-)

Who would play you in the movie of your life: Beyonce.

Favorite ice cream: ALL!!!

What is in the trunk of your car: Six pair of shoes; I’m a hoarder!

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Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 5!

Here are a few fun facts about our Chief Prankster. Get to know him, you’ll never be the same! :-)

Bill

And this is why one of Bill's nicknames is "Stretch".

And this is why one of Bill’s nicknames is “Stretch”.

Nicknames: Wild Bill, Stretch, Billy-Boo, Billiam.

Your job at SOH: Official title is Pre”seed”ent. Basically I run the business side of Seeds of Happiness.

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Your favorite thing about working at SOH: Knowing that every day we are touching the lives of others and making their day a little brighter and happier.

One word to describe yourself: Energetic

Rock 'em, sock 'em Bill.

Rock ’em, sock ’em Bill.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I was part of a group which broke the world record for the largest “YMCA” dance group. It was during college while visiting friends at SMSU.

Your favorite smell:              Wood burning.

If you had a super power, it would be: For fun, being able to fly. For a purpose, making ice like Frozone. I could help a lot of people by making water for them.

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Who would play you in the movie of your life: Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

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Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 4 or “It’s a DOG’S Life”!

 “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz

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And here are a few more fun “facts” about our fourth Smile Artist, aka Seeds of Happiness Guy’s dog…

Jake

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I am the model and inspiration for the SOH Happy Dog Big Seed.dog1

Favorite Smell: Hotdogs!

Favorite person to sit next to at lunch: Sophie :-)

How would you describe yourself: I have a DOGGED determination to play ball all day long.

Your favorite food: Chilidogs

Favorite song: “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”BgSDVLICcAAmDl9

Your biggest fear is: Being an underdog

Your favorite sport: DogsleddingJake Santa

Favorite things about working at SOH: Lots of neat friends to play ball with me. (And there is no DOGMA except to have fun and create stuff that makes people happy!)1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”  — Corey Ford

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