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Simple ways to improve air quality indoors

Simple ways to improve air quality indoors

We’ve really enjoyed the planting a forest campaign this month, together we’ve planted almost 300 trees … but wanted something a little more hands-on. Have you planted your tree yet? If we are truly “planting a forest”, then there needs to be some actual planting […]

Spreading Joy and Goodwill in your Community

Spreading Joy and Goodwill in your Community

As my kids get older, I find myself thinking more and more about ways to imprint kindness, generosity, and goodwill on to their hearts. When I sat down to come up with a list of simple ways to spread joy and goodwill in your community, […]

Help Me Plant A Forest

Help Me Plant A Forest

Tree for a Like I think by now most of you know I am sucker for a good cause and if the steps to get there are simple things anyone can do, than I am all about spreading the word. I took the rest of […]

A Season of Giving: 31 Days of Spreading Joy

A Season of Giving: 31 Days of Spreading Joy

I’m excited to share this project with you and watch it grow over the season. I’ve learned over the years, while the holidays are supposed to be a time focused on giving, the true meaning of the holiday spirit seems to get lost in all […]

Bloggers Going Orange for Hunger Action Month

Bloggers Going Orange for Hunger Action Month

Will you #GoOrange with us? I can’t tell you how exciting I am to kick off our second annual Moms Fighting Hunger blog hop this September, Hunger Action Month. It began on a whim last year because Jenn & I thought it would be a […]

Art Room Aid for Teachers

Art Room Aid for Teachers

Print / C is for Color Over the last decade, the amount of elementary schools in America without a visual arts program has risen to almost twenty percent. I’m here to declare that 20% too much. When my son started school this year he immediately […]

Good Girls Give Back

Good Girls Give Back

I’ve been following along with the Good Girl’s List To A Glam Holiday over the last few weeks and biding my time … waiting for that perfect moment, like trying to hop in to a game of double dutch. These fabulous ladies have covered everything […]

A Season of Giving: 31 Days of Service

A Season of Giving: 31 Days of Service

I think over the last three holidays, today has become my favorite day of the year. Each December 1st, I sit down with my children and we make a list of all the fun and giving activities we want to take part in over the […]

Part 2

Part 2

continued from┬ápart 1 …. I didn’t get to where I was going right away. There were many twists and turns, and ups and downs, and winding roads along the way. The darkness that hung over those years clouds my memory, and keeps me from painting […]

Part 1

Part 1

I’ve spent the last few days turning my thoughts over and over again in my head, trying to decide how to start this story. What pieces of it I should share here with you and what exactly this whole thing will look like. Days later […]