Get To Know Me




Welcome to Dawn at First Blush! I’m Dawn and this is my story.

I am a mother to 3 fur babies that reside in Northeast PA or as we call it “The Valley”.

I have a rescue cat named Bunky and 2 Akita’s, Tifa, who is from B.E.A.R (Big East Akita Rescue) and Raiden.

I love to bake, cook, read, be outside, do dyi projects and play dress up. I will touch on all of these as we get up and really running.

I am a 10 year Cancer survivor. I had CML, (Lukemia) that was diagnosed in 2004 and in 2007 I underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant which is in remission. I do have muscular ailments since the transplant that hinder my ability to eat certain things and wear certain things, that is why I created this blog to hopefully help people to see that though you may not able to do things or have to do them differently you can definitely still live life to the fullest. Cancer be dammed!

And last but not least~I love my family, which includes my crazy Aunt’s, Uncles and Cousins and all my amazing friends! We are really close and I love that I am lucky to have such an amazing bond with them. I also have 2 nephews that are just my world. There will be posts on such adventures that we all have either together or separate but there are never any dull moment. SO… I hope you enjoy the ride and please feel free to email me with any questions, comment, etc.

Thank you to everyone who has been pushing me to do this lol especially my dad! This is in his honor.


*~Meeka and or Meeks

-as my friends like to call me