A huge thank you to everyone that donated or order through my for my Autism Awareness Fundraiser Weekend! Together you all donated $897.14 to autism related charities! Way over my goal of $500…I have the best customers and stamping friends!! Thank you, thank you!! Continue reading →
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and the month of April is Autism Awareness Month. As some of you may know, my younger daughter was diagnosed with autism around the age of three (she’s now 13!!). It’s been an interesting 10 years with lots of twists and turns and a few tears too…but it is amazing to see how far she’s come with the right supports in place. If you’re interested, you can read a bit about our autism story here. I initially wrote it several years ago and try to keep it updated. Continue reading →
If you haven’t checked out the great deals on Stampin’ Up!’s Last-Chance Products Sale, you need to hop over to my online store to look! There are discounts of up to 75% off on your favorite retiring products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog!
Check out the dies that are 75% off…so many great die sets!!
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. As some of you may know, my younger daughter was diagnosed with autism around the age of three (she’s now 13!!). It’s been an interesting 10 years with lots of twists and turns and a few tears too…but it is amazing to see how far she’s come with the right supports in place. If you’re interested, you can read a bit about our autism story here. I initially wrote it several years ago and try to keep it updated.
To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and to kick off Autism Awareness Month, I’m hosting a fundraiser to benefit programs that support those with autism and I’ve set a goal of raising $500! Continue reading →
I know that with all of the crazy news going on across the world right now, the horrible storm in Iowa didn’t get much national news coverage. They were hit with a derecho storm on August 10, which is essentially hurricane strength winds (over 100 mph) and rain as it rolled through the state. You can see a little bit of the storm damage and see the devastation left behind in this ABC News story:
I grew up in Iowa and still have family and friends there. Thankfully, none of them sustained major damage during the storm. But many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (11 days after the storm). As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost. Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring. Iowans generally pride themselves on being self-sufficient and lending a hand to others in need. With so much destruction, they can really use our help!
Because I’m far away and I’m not able to be there to help out with the cleanup and rebuilding, I wanted to help out in some small way to get these families back in their homes and back on their feet. I have a goal to donate at least $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need and volunteers 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup. They have a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help that they are providing. Continue reading →