Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Passing Me By...

Day 6

Necklace Kohls

Cleanest Trash Can yet

Necklace Kohls

ColorBlocking with Trash

Top Thrifted Savers

Heels QMode

Prettiest Trash Cans we have seen!
Outfit Details
Skirt: Banana Republic (On sale!)
Top: Vintage Thrifted Savers
Necklace: Kohls (I Paid like $4)

So I feel like this year is moving faster than I would like...I know everyone told me that when you turn 30 things just seem to be a blur...and so far..they are right. July is almost here and it will have been 4 years since my mom passed away. I normally don't bring up too many personal things on this blog of thrifitng and fashion..but my heart is filled today and I am actually so excited about tonight.

Tonight we are having a small mixer filled with close friends, family,and some of the recipients of the Yaffa Dahan Nursing Education Dissertation Scholarship. Every year we have raised close to $5,000 for the fund and so far 5 PhD students have been awarded the scholarship!!! We are so is so different when you see and meet the individuals who have benefited from everyone's support! Anyway,I  think I haven't really been talking about it because when I do, I find myself getting all sad and anxious...and then I want to pick up the phone and call my mom to tell her how awesome she is and how there are so many supporters across the world giving to this fund. but I can't so I write in this blog once again hoping she sees...anyway, here is part of the small flyer we wrote and just a little insight into who she was and how this helps!

~Yaffa Dahan Nursing Education Fund ~
In Memory of Yaffa Dahan
Yaffa Dahan was born on December 29, 1954 was raised in a small town in Israel. After marrying David Dahan in Israel at age 20, Yaffa moved to Las Vegas to start a family and a new life. Dedicated to education, Yaffa was ambitious in pursuing educational opportunities and a career in nursing. Her educational journeys lead her to earn an MBA in Business Management and a PhD in Administrative Healthcare. She became a registered nurse, which she practiced for more than 28 years. She was a member of the Honors Society in Nursing at UNLV, and was honored as an outstanding alumna. She was a wonderful, dedicated spirit who touched all those who crossed her path. In honor of her memory, the Yaffa Dahan Nursing Education Fund was established in 2007 at UNLV to assist outstanding PhD nursing students in their dissertation research.
The Students
Since the establishment of the fund, doctoral students have benefited each year from the Yaffa Dahan Nursing Dissertation Award. This award in the amount of $1,000 assists students with the resources they need to complete their research. To be considered for the award, students must be in good standing in the UNLV School of Nursing PhD Program, have completed the comprehensive examination and must have a dissertation approved by a dissertation committee. Past recipients of this award include:
Yaffa Dahan Nursing Education Fund Recipients
Anne Diaz, PhD, RN, CNRN 2007-2008
Jennifer Richards, PhD, RN, CNRN 2008-2009
Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN 2009-2010
Ella Heitzler, PhD, WHNP, RNC-OB 2010-2011

Thanks for listening...



  1. Aww that's amazing, Shana! I can only imagine how emotional you must be. *hugs*

  2. Gorgeous Necklace!!!


  3. This outfit looks great! I'm liking the dumpster too :P

    And I'm sure your mom is looking down and is very proud of what you are doing :)

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  4. Shana, you are such an inspiration! i love that you are suporting education - biggest thing we take for granted in north america. love you for making world a better place.

    and i love your gorgeous necklace! its so pretty :)

    xo Nav

  5. appreciate your efforts towards education! that too while looking fabulous ... love your necklace! :)

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  6. I am simply in love with your top :)I really admire your efforts to make this world a little better :)

  7. You are a strong, brave person Shana and I am proud to call you my friend. Love you so much and will think about you tonight!

  8. KNOW your Mama hears and sees you. She knows how proud you are of her and she sees all the good that you do. :)

    Love you!

    P.S. I'm thinking we need to make a quilt of pictures. Which pictures you ask? of you and trash. ;) You can keep it in your guest bedroom. It would be awesome.

  9. That is so great that you are able to keep the memory of your mother with these scholarships. I am sure she is looking down on you and is very proud!

    And your necklace rocks! And are those recycle bins you are leaning on? Totally awesome!

  10. you are sooo pretty!!! Love this look!

    XOXO Andrea

  11. What a fantastic way to carry on the spirit of your mother. She is always with you!
    BTW, great outfit! I want that necklace!

  12. Ah way cute 30 for 30 challenge! I am doing mine too but I am on day 21! I love how other people put their outfits together! I am your newest follower! have a good day and I cant wait to see the rest of your outfits!

  13. Wow, congrats on the success of your mom's nursing fund!! This is such great news...and I am SURE she sees these blog posts! Much love to you for what you are doing with fashion, this fund, and just being generally AWESOME!!!

    Huge hugs to you!!

  14. I bet your mom would be so proud! She's probably looking down at you from heaven and smiling at you :)

    Your necklace is so cool. And that top! Beautiful outfit. I also like that you are surrounded by caution stickers. It should say "CAUTION: HOT MAMA!"


  15. My kids and I love your blog, so we've decided to do one of our own! We put a link to your blog on our very first post because we get so much inspiration from you. Thank you.

  16. only YOU could look so chic next to a dumpster.

  17. The top, great! The necklace, fabulous! Thanks for posting on Thrifty Thursday :)


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