Stand up to Domestic Violence with the Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Campaign

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Stand up to Domestic Violence with the Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Campaign Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. This is something that is near and dear to my heart, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Did you know 74% of Americans personally know someone who is or has been abused? That number is something that needs to be changed and fast! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence is a … [Read more...]

Pay It Forward You Deserve a Cookie

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Pay It Forward Do you know someone who deserve a cookie? It started with our Pay It Forward mission where we offered an opportunity to nominate someone for a note and one of the best cookies I have ever eaten, Cheryl’s cookies. Some may think that one cookie isn't much, but what if the one cookie sent from you just makes that person’s day? How about if it makes their week? How about if it causes them to do something nice for someone else? You could create a whole chain of kindness? Then it … [Read more...]

Adopt Don’t Shop For Your Next Furry Friend

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Give a home to a friend who needs you most - Adopt Don't Shop! I am a big supporter of dog rescues and our family is very involved with a local rescue. We are not only supporters with money but we foster animals, work with  TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programs for feral cats, volunteer our time and so much more. It is a very rewarding experience but what makes it all worth it is when we are able to take an animal to their New Adoptive Home.  … [Read more...]

Pay It Forward You Deserve a Cookie

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Pay It Forward Do you know someone who deserve a cookie? It started with our Pay It Forward mission where we offered an opportunity to nominate someone for a note and one of the best cookies I have ever eaten, Cheryl’s cookies. Some may think that one cookie isn't much, but what if the one cookie sent from you just makes that person’s day? How about if it makes their week? How about if it causes them to do something nice for someone else? You could create a whole chain of kindness? Then it … [Read more...]

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward     It is that time of the week again. It is  Pay It Forward Friday. I take this time and this day to remind you to do more than your part. I know we are all busy. I resemble that remark 24/7. I decided I would share what I do for my pay it forward. It doesn't have to happen on Friday this is just the day I put on my calendar to share. Yes, I have a calendar I am so type A it has everything on it. I took on a new job. I think my husband almost fainted when I told him what … [Read more...]

Pay It Forward

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Pay It Forward I decided two things the first thing is it is important to thank the people in our lives for being who they are. The other thing we need to do more of is just "make someone's day" just because we can. I thought I would share a little bit of my life with you. This is me trying to work. This is normally what my life looks like and I wouldn't traded it for the world. In this little place on the web I have the ability to help a lot of people. This site has given me the … [Read more...]

Campus Book Rentals Pay It Forward Back to School Backpack Challenge

I believe that the children are our future. I believe that we each have the power and opportunity to make a difference. We each have the same time each day but some of us use it wisely while other squander it away. I know that as a teacher the deciding factor between a student that excelled and one that didn't was having someone behind that student that believed in them. … [Read more...]

White Cloud: A Soft Place To Land

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I just got back from school supply shopping and to say I was shock at what I spent was an understatement. I used coupons and I used the sales flyers and basically my credit card was also used. I bought the majority of my supplies at Walmart because it is easy. That brings us to the image above with the mom and the tissues. I also bought White Cloud Facial Tissue because it was … [Read more...]

Buy a book, provide clean water!

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Buy a book, provide clean water!   Did you know 320 million Africans are without access to clean water? 320 million. That is a HUGE number of people that don't have access to something most of us take for granted. Without clean water.... It leaves communities in poverty Water-related diseases take the lives of 2,000 children daily Many people spend 20 hours a week hauling water to their homes and poverty spreads HIV/AIDS and other diseases quickly So what can we do to … [Read more...]

Shop and Help Toledo who was a victim of Pitbull Dog Fights

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Toldeo a victim of PitBull Dog Fights Needs Your Help As many of you know,I-Gwen,work with an animal rescue in Detroit, MI. I currently am fostering 12 pups and 2 females. My heart broke the other day when I seen pictures of poor Toledo. Toledo had been used as a bait dog in pitbull dog fights in Detroit. She was rescued by a wonderful volunteer. She has extensive physical and emotional trauma. This poor girl was never given a chance and now must learn to live after being a victim of pitbull … [Read more...]