Write for Rights with Amnesty International

“This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century — solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair.” ~ Elie Wiesel Tomorrow kick’s off Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon, the world’s largest letter writing event. The Write-a-thon is a global event […]

Women Helping Women to Build Sustainable Communities

My daughter has inherited my love for funky jewelry so I was thrilled when I found out about Global Goods Partners, a company dedicated to empowering women through fair trade. Not only do they sell handcrafted jewelry (and other accessories) but each purchase enables women in developing countries to support […]

Sing for Charity (and Maybe You Can Buy Me Something Too)

  For more information about YouTube Caroling, go here. If you decide to upload a video of you singing, let me know, I’d love to favorite it. Thanks! PS The video is now live. Go here to view it. Never let it be said that I won’t embarrass myself for […]

A Cup of Coffee for the Cause

It’s that time of year…the bells are ringing in front of the grocery stores, the big box shops, even the craft stores. Usually, I just bypass the bell ringers ~ they’re everywhere and I rarely carry cash anyway soooo…. And don’t look all shocked, you know you do the same […]

NaBloPoMo Fail

When I first found out about National Blog Posting Month, I was like oh, yeah, I can do this…I have a lot to say. I was so wrong. Somewhere along the way, I ran out of things to write about. I cannot believe I just said that. But it’s true. […]

Blog with Integrity or the FTC Will Make You Pay

This is just a little reminder to all you bloggers out there who run contests, write product reviews or engage any sort of interactions with companies ~ beginning 1 December you must post a disclosure stating the relationship between yourself and any advertisers on your blog. Although it may seem […]

Small Talk Six Things On My Christmas Wish List

Today’s Small Talk Six topic is to list 6 things on your wish list this year. You can answer this question with sentences, video, pictures, etc. If you’d like to participate, go here. Check here for the weekly Small Talk Six topics. 1. A full time job (a girl has […]

And a Dress Becomes Wall Art

I guess it’s obvious by now that I love to decorate. For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on the entry way (I’ve been told that it is actually a “mud room“) from the garage into my house ~ the room is basically a pass through that no one […]

Creative Self Discovery

Growing up, I was an artsy kid. My dad was a talented artist and I like to think that I inherited my creativity from him. I used to decorate envelopes with elaborate drawings ~ some were abstract, a few were of every day scenes. My mother loved receiving letters from […]

Your Blog is a Verbal Portrait…

And it will hang on the walls of the internet forever. For that reason, you need to make sure that the picture you are hanging up for public view is of you looking your best. No spinach between the teeth, uncontrollable cow licks or other weird things that can mar […]