Help us collect 1,900 photos and start a conversation about pediatric organ donation #HowIDonateLife

Join Cloudy Day Gray in her attempt to collect 1,900 instagram photos - one for each of the 1,900 kids on the transplant waiting list.

Special thanks to Laurie Crane Photography for these photos! There is nothing I cherish more in this world than motherhood. The kicks they made inside my belly, the bonding after birth, the smell of their head as it rests on my chest. Those moments don’t ever seem to last long enough. So, I hold my children in […]

Crafting Hope, Sending Smiles


Every month I try to get together with my local blogger buddies. Lately it seems, many of us are experiencing some really difficult times. Seasons of life I guess, but I think we were all feeling the need for something a bit more from this amazing community we’ve built. We’ve collaborated on numerous charitable causes […]

The Rainbow Loom Project

The Rainbow Loom Project - Make bracelets and send them to children in Africa!

Fact: Sweet is turning 7 on Tuesday, and I am not ready! Probably a Fact: We are the only family in America who hasn’t joined in on the Rainbow Loom / rubber band bracelet phenomenon sweeping the country. Well, that’s all about to change. Some friends asked me if I wanted to join in on […]

Spreading Joy and Goodwill in your Community

Simple ways to get your family involved and spreading joy in the 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, I realized we’re doing a good job already. I truly […]

Pool Party Fun For A Cause

kids and candy pool party photoshoot

I finally have a chance to show you a few of the pics from the back to school pool party / school supply fundraiser we threw last month. You know me, I’m always looking for a reason to gather friends together AND do a little good. When I heard about Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher‘s partnership with […]

I’d like to buy the world a Nourishmat


Imagine if every house on the block grew their own fresh veggies and urban landscapes, once food deserts, were able to not just thrive, but flourish! That’s their dream. I exchanged a few emails with Phil, the co-founder of Earth Starter, this week. I was so inspired I had to share his kickstarter campaign with […]

Reaching out to families affected by Neurofibromatosis (NF)


Today is World NF Awareness Day. A day you’ve probably never even heard about, a day the Blazier’s wish everyone knew more about. I urge you to take a few moments today to read this story, a story by an incredible family I am honored to call my friends, my family, my military family. Even […]

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 from the perfect gift to the perfect cocktail in true […]

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 holidays. You’ve seen me mention it before, here, here and here. […]

Part 2


continued from part 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 a clear, chronological picture for you here. <fast forward> I […]