For the Beauty of the Earth

I’m sitting here with my grandma at the edge of a small farm where my siblings take horseback riding. The sun is just beginning to set, bathing the grassy hills in golden light and I can’t help but feel extraordinarily thankful to be spending my evening in this lovely spot. As we go about our … Continue reading

Change the Way You Look…at Yourself

Happy Monday everyone!  I have not posted in OVER 4 MONTHS.  So sorry; I promise to be more post regularly (New Years Resolution Number 5) and really get things going!  Hopefully this post will make up for my absence. It’s been unnaturally cold here in Kansas City, so I spent my weekend curled up underneath … Continue reading

Fashion + Comfort = …

Sweatshirts!  And no, I’m not talking about that one hoodie that we’ve all got in our closets that’s so picked and threadbare it’s practically sheer, yet we just can’t seem to get rid of.  I’m talking about embellished, animal printed, embroidered, and color blocked sweatshirts that you can wear anywhere!  I’m loving this combo of … Continue reading

Free Trials

Earlier this morning, I was surfing the web and debating on what I should post about today, and when I went to click on a link, a new window opened up that said, “Click Here for a Free Trial!”  Whenever I see the word ‘Trial’ I think of hardships, tribulations, and difficulties.

A free trail? No thanks, I have enough of those.

While we each have have trials in some way, whether we have overcome them yet or not, what really tugs at my heartstrings are people who do not have the means or opportunity to fix their situations.  Children in third-world countries that die from diseases that could be treated, the people going hungry or homeless in the streets, the lower-income families with special needs kids that cannot afford the therapy they so desperately need.  I have always been taught to find ways to serve others, but it bothered me that I could not help those who were so far away!

About a year ago, I found this absolutely incredible organization called ‘Sevenly.’  It’s an amazing group of people based in California who design, make, and sell clothing for a different cause each week.  Here’s how it works; you buy a tee or a sweatshirt with a design printed on it that is based on that week’s cause.  $7 of that money goes towards the National Autism Association, pays for a starving child’s meal, or helps fund a surgery.  I really love the idea behind this group and I’m always astounded by the number of people that participate!

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This week, you’ll be contributing to surgeries that will save the lives of children who are suffering from craniofacial tumors, cleft lip and cleft palate, and ear-nose-throat diseases. Sevenly is partnering with Mercy Ships, “who will deploy the world’s largest, private hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. On this ship, a team of surgical professionals will perform life-altering surgeries that will transform lives.”

I challenge you guys to go to sevenly.org and buy a product this week.  Wear something that will make you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside!  “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Smile! Be Happy! Never let anyone dull your sparkle.

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