National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Readers of Channelling Dolly know that I love to keep things light and happy here. Sometimes though we have to deal with difficult subjects. With November being National Epilepsy Awareness Month I wanted to spread some info about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. 

First some facts:

Did you know that epilepsy claims more lives every year in the United States than breast cancer? 

1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. 

Over 3 million people in America and over 65 million worldwide have epilepsy. 1/3 of those people have uncontrollable seizures because none of the available treatments work for them. Continue reading National Epilepsy Awareness Month

So Last Week This Happened….

If you follow Channelling Dolly on social media, then you already know what happened last week. If not, why aren’t you following Channelling Dolly on social media? Just kidding! But if you are so inclined just click over to your right here. —->

I am so late on posting this here. Before Halloween, the Dolly Parton Twitter page requested photos of people dressed like Dolly.  I had my photos handy as I had just completed this post about dressing like Dolly for Halloween! I sent my picture in with high hopes, yet my feet firmly planted on the ground that it would be me chosen. However, firmly planted on the ground my feet were not when I saw this on Facebook: 



In fact, I jumped and jumped and jumped from excitement! My photo was one of the ones chosen to be featured on the Facebook page of Dolly!!! I still can not believe it! That made my Halloween. Heck, it made my month and in fact, is seeping into my November as well! 

I had to share my exciting Dolly news on here with you all. What celebrity would make you excited for an encounter? 

Start Them Out Right From an Early Age

Children look up to us adults to teach them the ways of the world. It is up to us to lead them in the right direction! In my opinion, there is no better way to start them out right from an early age than to teach them about Dolly Parton! Sweet Southern Sass from Etsy is here to make that easy for you to do! Behold the Dolly Parton Music Legends Fringe Dress for your little ones:

Dolly Parton dress

This adorable dress is available in sizes for girls, toddlers, and infants. It is handmade and ships worldwide from the United States. 

For more info check out Sweet Southern Sass on Etsy and give your little girl a love for Dolly at an early age! 

Fun Friday with the Founder of Sprinkles

To say that I have an obsession with Sprinkles cupcakes is an understatement. I know exactly which days to go for my favorite flavors, as the menu changes daily. When in a new city if there is a Sprinkles I make a pilgrimage there to enhance my trip with their yummy goodness. You all get the point! When I read online that Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson was going to be at our local location I had to go and meet her to say thank you! 

sprinkles baking book

Candace was in Houston to sign copies of The Sprinkles Baking Book.  The book features some of the regular menu items as well as seasonal cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pies and more. My personal favorite orange cranberry cupcake is included as well and will now be part of my Thanksgiving baking!  Continue reading Fun Friday with the Founder of Sprinkles