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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunflowers for Tina - September 8, 2014 #LifeisGood #AtoZChallenge

In memory of Tina Downey, the A to Z Team is hosting a sunflower tribute on September 8, 2014 – Remembering Tina Downey.

Prior to that date, purchase or plant a sunflower in her honor. (If you have to resort to plastic, that’s cool.) Take a photo of your sunflower and post in in her memory on Monday, September 8. Tina loved her sunflowers, and we want to splash the blogging world with sunflowers that day and honor a truly amazing woman who was friend and family to so many.

You can sign up now or add your link when you post your sunflower.

Please help us spread the word! Add Tina's motto #LifeisGood as hashtag and share about this blogfest on all social media platforms.

Let’s brighten the Internet with sunflowers the way Tina brightened the lives of so many.


  1. Hi Alex - I think it's a great idea - thanks to the A-Z team for organising it .. I'll be there and have signed up ... she is going to be sorely missed as a friend, and as a great supporter for us in the blogging world. I think many of us are reflecting on our lives and those of our friends and family - Hilary

  2. A wonderful tribute to such a lovely person. I've signed up and also added a link to this on my sidebar.

  3. As you know I carry this linky list today, twice, I goofed. My badge links back to my linky list for any other days. Now all I have to do is figure out what kind of sunflower I can get.

  4. I'm posting about this in all kinds of groups and forums I'm part of. I would request everyone who signs up to help spread word on this, so on September 8 we can flood a whole big chunk of the internet with sunflowers!

  5. I am in! And I'll share it in my groups too!

  6. I'll help spread the news! This is a wonderful idea!

  7. It certainly is a great idea and one that I intend to be a part of. I'm going to work on the sunflower and hope that will be an easy find, but I'll think of something in time.

  8. Bless you all. I'll post this on my blog.
    Love to you.

  9. This will be a beautiful tribute. I hope it brings at least a small amount of comfort to her family to know how many lives Tina has touched.

  10. Great to see the blogging community come together like this. I'm sure Tina's family appreciates all the support.

  11. I never 'met' Tina online - but I wish I had. So sad to hear of her passing. She sounds like an incredible lady!

  12. We'll be using the hashtag #LifeisGood across all socila media platforms to promote this blogfest-- please use it whenever you write a post on any of the social media platforms, like Twitter, FB or G+

  13. A wonderful idea. Is it going to be connected to a charity?

  14. I just read this and I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I will participate in the hashtag for my posts on that day.

  15. I never got a chance to meet Tina, having only discovered her blog a few weeks ago. What a great tribute!

  16. So happy to have gotten to know her via our blogs and many wonderful emails I will go back to and read again and again.

  17. Yes, Maurice, we're trying to ensure that the badge that day is connected to a PayPal link created by her family. Anyone who wants to donate for Tina, can give to the Downey Education Fund, which would support the education of her sons.

  18. September 3rd, 2014, 4:52 P.M.

    Wonderful idea for a tribute.
    I'll do what I can to find a sunflower for Tina. Even if I have to paint one!


  19. Hi Alex,
    Tina's demise is a great loss to all of us
    especially to A to Z and IWSG,
    I have posted my tribute today as my
    this month's IWSG post. Pl do have a look
    May Sep 8 be a great day!!
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

  20. Hi All,
    Wish You All A Great Day Today.
    I have posted my sunflowers to Tina
    in all my blog pages as well as promoted
    this event in all my social networks.
    May this day be a Great and notable day
    in each one of our life.
    We the Philipscom Associated express
    ones again our Deepest Condolences
    to the bereaved family members.
    Philip Ariel & Associates.

  21. Didn't do a post, but shared on Facebook. Will also tweet.

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