Lotus: HoF’oSho

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on March 12, 2008

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Please check out this post for the latest on Lotus.

In case you live under a rock or are new to blogging, let me introduce you to Lotus, better known as Sarcastic Mom. She’s is well-loved around the “secret society” of mama bloggers and non-mama bloggers. Among her three blogs (that we know of) is her main blog, Sarcastic Mom, where she ever-so-sarcastically tells all of us about her son, her Mexican (dog), her back fat, and her life in general. For MANY bloggers, she is a daily must-read.

In recent months, Lotus has opened up her house to all of her readers and told us all about her trials and tribulations with her kind and generous evil landlord. Basically, she and her family are now living in a mold-infested house and need to get out. But, their LAN-LOR (do you hear Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat, or am I hearing voices again?) won’t let them out or take action to rectify the situation that is making her family sick.

Sick? Yeah, she’s sick, too. And as VDog says, those insurance asshats don’t wanna pay.

As Lotus’s loyal stalkers readers, I have teamed up with Dawn at KaiserAlex and Victoria at VDog and Little Man to raise some cash-ola for Ms. Lotus.

We’re not asking for tons o’cash, we’re just asking for a bit of help for Lotus and her family on finding a new house. There are two ways you can contribute to the House of Lotus:

1: Hope From Shopping – Every Mama Blogger likes to get some, I mean, something in return for giving something. I am donating 25% of the price of each plush animal or toy and each pacifier purchased on my website, Good for the Kids, to the HoF’oSho Fund from purchases made between Wednesday, March 12, & Sunday, March 30.

What to do:
*Go to Good for the Kids and purchase ANY plush stuffed animal or toy and/or pacifier product. Can you stuff it? Then, yes, it counts! Can you suck it? Then, yes, it counts! Can you drink from it? Then… No…
*To have your donation counted, please enter this code ~ lotusrocks ~ into the Discount Coupon Code box upon checkout.
*Leave your blog or web address in the comments section of the order, and I will post your info on our update post and {cyber} pat you on your back.
***25% of the product cost for any plush animal or toy and/or pacifier will be given straight to the House of Lotus.

2: Change for Change – Collect the change from around your house and your toddlers mouth and change it into a gift card. At Coinstar machines around the country, you can turn in your change (for free) into a gift card good for tons of places Lotus can purchase some new household items to replace the moldy ones. Please leave a comment if you are going to be sending a gift card (no cash or checks please), and I will email you the address to send the gift cards. Be sure to include your blog or web address with the card, and I will post your info on our update post and {cyber} kiss you on your cheek.

Post a Banner and Blog – Spread the love, and post a banner on your site or write a post encouraging others to support a rockin’ mama.

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    1 Kim March 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    GOD .. YOU . ARE. AWESOME. what a great idea.. I am in.. need to get my cc and come back to order..

    PS.. what about a paypal account too?? Or no? Love this idea.. and I love me some Lotus..

    Kim’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Day Dreaming

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    2 Sarcastic Mom March 12, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    I don’t know what to say, woman. I am, of course, bawling. You have blown me away. I’m in utter amazement right now, and I don’t know how to thank you. You want to help me get my kid out of here, and I can’t imagine how to repay you for that, because it’s huge in my heart. Thank you so much.

    Sarcastic Mom’s last blog post..If you want my body, and you think I’m sexy…

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    3 VDog March 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    WOot, woot! Project Spare Change for Lotus in full effect! Or, Change for Change, as you’ve dubbed it. Awesomeness.

    C’mon everybody, don’t you have spare change just lying around? Last time I went to Coinstar I had over $100 worth in change.

    If your husband is anything like mine, there is spare change ALL OVER YOUR HOUSE. AND CAR.

    So so yourself a favor and get it outta there for a good cause! One of our own needs our help!

    Thanks everybody!

    VDog’s last blog post..Weekly Winners, March 9

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    4 Karen Sugarpants March 13, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I’m SO with you on this, having been there once upon a time – GO TEAM LOTUS!

    This might work – here’s the code for the rack one:

    Karen Sugarpants’s last blog post..Pulling The Stinger Out

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    5 Karen Sugarpants March 13, 2008 at 12:08 am

    nope, didn’t work – try putting tags around it?
    :)

    Karen Sugarpants's last blog post..Pulling The Stinger Out

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    6 Karen Sugarpants March 13, 2008 at 12:08 am

    one more try:

    Karen Sugarpants’s last blog post..Pulling The Stinger Out

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    7 Idana February 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I read your post and wished I was good eougnh to write it

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    8 Stephanie March 13, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Gathering my change! Please email me the address where I can send the “payment” for my daily dose of funny, baby butt, and beautiful blue eyes! 🙂
    P.S. How about the PayPal thing? I would love to send some cash-ola that Lotus can do with as she pleases!

    Stephanie’s last blog post..Chicken Bones

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    9 Veronica March 13, 2008 at 6:50 am

    This is a fantastic idea. You guys rock.

    I will do a post about it tomorrow okay?

    Veronica’s last blog post..Sheesh, They Are DOORS People!

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    10 Jennifer March 13, 2008 at 6:56 am

    What a great idea! You guys rock!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..How Do Cable Companies Get Away With Telling Us They’ll Be There Between 8 and Never

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    11 blogversary March 13, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Thank you for opening your heart. I will post a message on my blog today.

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    12 Mrs. Flinger March 13, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I love you all. Hellztotheya I’ll shop! GO LOTUS!

    Mrs. Flinger’s last blog post..Blogher Rollcall

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    13 Kat March 13, 2008 at 10:30 am

    This is AWESOME! I’ll link to this post later, THANKS for helping my friend LOTUS!!!!!!!

    Kat’s last blog post..Find out who you should really vote for

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    14 justmylife March 13, 2008 at 10:53 am

    This is great! I must go shopping I am sure the baby needs another stuffed animal to go with the thousands she already has! Send me the code and I will put it at the top of my page! I don’t have but like 2 readers, but they can gather change with me!

    justmylife’s last blog post..Witchcraft?

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    15 sam March 13, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Lotus is one lucky lady to have friends like you!!

    Off to find my spare change and do something… I have to find out what us Canadians can do..

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    16 sam March 13, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Lotus is one lucky lady to have friends like you!!

    Off to find my spare change and do something… I have to find out what us Canadians can do..

    sam’s last blog post..Kinda Like Watching The Real Housewives of Orange County

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    17 Connie March 13, 2008 at 11:19 am

    I would also like to donate via pay pal. We don’t have spare change in this house….I don’t think we have used cash for anything since 2003!

    Connie’s last blog post..The One About The Birthday Cake

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    18 Secret Agent Mama March 13, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    You are a good person, Angie, and I love you.

    Secret Agent Mama’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen XXVIII: Things I’d Rather Be Doing

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    19 BusyDad March 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    One thing that totally floors me is the genuine goodness of so many folks in this blogging community. I’m so proud to be a part of it. Awesome thing you’re doing. Question: I love the Zoobies! I have a b-day on the 23rd. If I ordered one, would it count? And would it get to me on time? Just curious. Even if not, I wanna buy one.

    BusyDad’s last blog post..If You Gave a Million Monkeys a Million Typewriters and a Million Years…

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    20 amy March 13, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    This is AWESOME! Please send me the codes for my blog.

    amy’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Chubber

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    21 Becky March 13, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    What a neat idea! I just placed my order. 🙂

    Becky’s last blog post..RRPC: “A Nice Place to Sit”

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    22 Jenty March 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    What a brilliant idea! Good for you!! You are a wonderful friend.

    Jenty’s last blog post..Feeling quite mellow

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    23 Kim March 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I just placed my order!!! Thanks again for this idea.. i will work on my post tonight!!

    Kim’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen

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    24 Sandy (Momisodes) March 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I was just thinking about what I could do to help her today. I’ve added the banner to my blog sidebar, and I’ll do my best to post about it soon.
    I also just noticed you have a Max and Ruby doll!! My 2-yr old LOVES that show 🙂

    Sandy (Momisodes)’s last blog post..Detour Ahead

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    25 Jenni March 13, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    How truly blessed we are to have Lotus. She is so funny and sweet. And how blessed she is to have friends like you guys. I’m in.

    Jenni’s last blog post..Think Pink!

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    26 rachel March 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Please send me the code. I’m on it!!!

    rachel’s last blog post..Leaves and Grass- Wordless Wednesday

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    27 Jennifer March 13, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Please send me the code for the support banners. I’m on it!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..I fought the Flu and the Flu won

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    28 Piper of Love March 13, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    WOW!! What an AWESOME blog friend you are!!

    I’m in!

    ps. YOU ROCK!! ~xo

    Piper of Love’s last blog post..Tired. Sleepy. Dreamy.

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    29 Solomon March 14, 2008 at 7:59 am

    We have Coinstar machines in the UK, but I don’t know if they’re compatible with USA ones. Could I send an Amazon gift card instead, or something?

    Solomon’s last blog post..Things I’m Grateful For on Friday 14 March

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    30 rachel March 14, 2008 at 8:42 am
    31 witchypoo March 14, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    If you want to display this on your sidebar, I can give you the code for a form that will allow a cut and paste.
    Email me if you want it.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Red Friday and other causes

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    32 anne March 14, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    NIfty… I just ordered the plush pirate set. The Baby’s 1 year is coming up and it looks pretty cool! Thanks for the opportunity to shop AND help. Anne

    anne’s last blog post..Haiku Friday: Times gone by

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    33 melissa March 14, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    bloggers…what amazing people. i’ll be going over to shop for her…i’m going to have to do it tomorrow though!! i can’t believe that the landlord won’t do anything. that’s a breech of contract…i hope she is seeing an attorney, too!! but…i’m so in to help this awesome woman and her wonderful family get the hell out of that s..thole!!

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    34 soapbox mom March 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    What a lovely idea!
    I’m in.
    I’ll do the coinstar thing and send it off (just send me the info).

    The world’s a better place because Lotus is in it!
    😉

    soapbox mom’s last blog post..How to Shop with Your Kids Without Shopping with Your Kids

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    35 dkaye March 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I’m representing over at my blog, too! Angie – this is an amazing idea. As well, when we clean the house this weekend, all of the change we have is going to be collected and sent via gift card!

    dkaye’s last blog post..Whoops. Missed that deadline!

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    36 Anglophile Football Fanatic March 16, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I’m commenting per your instructions, but Vic game me the deets I think I need.

    Anglophile Football Fanatic’s last blog post..HF: Gender Issues

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    37 Beck March 16, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Awesome cause. I hope you make a zillion dollars so Lotus can buy an awesome, cootie-free house.

    Beck’s last blog post..Goofing around

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    38 Tracy D March 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Representing over at my blog! Thanks so much for setting this up!

    Tracy D’s last blog post..Helping Lotus…

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    39 Tracy D March 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Oh! And am also planning to coinstar some change for her! I just need an addy to send to!

    Tracy D’s last blog post..Helping Lotus…

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    40 MizFit March 17, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Im so amazedimpressed.

    I can only hope I have such good friends in (fingerquote) real (unFQ) life.

    M.

    MizFit’s last blog post..Monday Facetime.

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    41 Andrew March 21, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I am continually impressed by bloggers. Just when one idiot spouts out yet another get-rich-by-linking-to-me post, I go and find something insanely selfless like this. I’m quite impressed and I’m so gonna go post a banner!

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    42 Jenny March 22, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Oh nifty. I shall spread the lurve!

    Jenny’s last blog post..Dear Possibly Annoy’d and/or Ex Reader

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    43 Suzanne March 22, 2008 at 10:06 am

    The bank account is dry until Friday, but my PayPal is loaded up. Off to check my balance…

    Suzanne’s last blog post..Scrolling Saturdays

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    44 Sheena March 24, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I’ll see what I can do! I feel your pain, Lotus, our bathroom is moldy, we’re expecting in May and would ultimately like to break our lease which ends in August, but can’t unless we can find a sublet *AGH*. Any way to donate via paypal?

    Sheena’s last blog post..March 2008 Giveaways

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    45 Scott Booker March 25, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I would love to help out!! Where can I send a gift card? And what stores are the best?

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    46 Col @ gigablonde :: things to do in ny when you're [not\ dead March 25, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    As a person who had lived for years not realizing my decline in health was due to mold … I can *so* relate! I feel for her. I’m getting better now that I realized this and I hope she’s able to get better too. Thank you for doing this for her!

    I do know a way to collect donations but I don’t know the details. If anyone has a DreamHost account, they give you a “donate” button and they credit the donations to your account. I guess you’d need to go to the site and see what the details are, I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than PayPal.

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    47 Col @ gigablonde :: things to do in ny when you're [not\ dead March 25, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    As a person who had lived for years not realizing my decline in health was due to mold … I can *so* relate! I feel for her. I’m getting better now that I realized this and I hope she’s able to get better too. Thank you for doing this for her!

    I do know a way to collect donations but I don’t know the details. If anyone has a DreamHost account, they give you a “donate” button and they credit the donations to your account. I guess you’d need to go to the site and see what the details are, I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than PayPal.

    Col @ gigablonde :: things to do in ny when you’re [not\ dead’s last blog post..Choosing prosperity

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    48 Sheena March 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Ah unfortunately, I donated to Paypal too, lol, I had no change to turn into a coinstar voucher. Hope my donation did some good anyway.

    Sheena’s last blog post..YoMommy Yogurt Fortified For Expecting Moms

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    49 Jason June 9, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Wow, you guys rock. When my grandparents’ house burned down, a bunch of people got together and got them a new house, it was amazing. People really do like to help.

    Jason’s last blog post..Web Design Trick: Javascript Column Heights

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    50 Matt July 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I was reading your amazing little post here and wondering how it all worked out? Maybe I need to read on in other parts of the blog but i see no result on this page. Hope you were able to meet your goal. Or at least make a dent in the project for Lotus. By the way this is my first time here and I love your sense of humor.

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    51 ok September 25, 2008 at 2:44 am

    good site yrpszi

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    52 Lisa October 10, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Its a great post and useful also because today everybody want to buy shopping goods online.

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    53 Tim November 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm

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