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“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There are good people in the world, and they’re doing good things. I love to help bring them and their good works into the light. Join me in celebrating these humans who are making life better for others.

Live to Give water supports those who serve

Live to Give water supports those who serve

These are some crazy times we’re in, yeah? Who knew essential things like toilet paper and water would mean so much to us? While we might feel like we’re fighting a war against this virus, I wanted to share something special with you from an actual real war...

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Game Pink! Minecraft for Breast Cancer Research

Game Pink! Minecraft for Breast Cancer Research

Sponsored by NBCF and Game Pink. All opinions are my own. Ask my daughter, and she will tell you that the colors orange and pink go perfectly together. So naturally, October should be her favorite month, right? Because other than PSL’s, flannel shirts and pumpkin...

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Perot Museum expands Community Partners Program

Perot Museum expands Community Partners Program

We're big fans of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science (and it's not because we share the same last name). It's because it's the 180,000 square foot facility is oozing with things to stimulate learning and creativity.  This Dallas gem sits on the edge of the...

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Join The NCCS and Support the Warriors of Childhood Cancer

International Childhood Cancer Day takes place on February 15, 2018. However, every day is "cancer day" for the families of a childhood cancer warrior. As a mom of a preteen daughter, I can't even begin to imagine the physical, financial, and emotional challenges...

“Believe in Yourself” Donates Designer Dresses to Underprivileged Girls

  I recently learned about the life-altering Believe in Yourself Project through one of my fashion/charity bloggers and thought some of you might be interested. As the mom of a preteen girl, I LOVE that there are organizations out there fighting for the success...

Tips for Decorating A Gingerbread House

How cute are all the gingerbread houses that kids decorate each year?! They’re adorable and nothing is more fun than family time for this team project. Well, and eating the candy, right? Half for the house, half for our bellies? Some kids approach decorating a...

Lauren Bush Lauren connecting with Girl Scouts

Do you ever wonder where the spark comes from? When you meet someone who is truly making a difference in the world in their very own unique way? Where did the path start? How did the journey get them to this place and how many hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions...
Love Pacs feed local families through the holidays

Love Pacs feed local families through the holidays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m going to wager a guess that if you’re reading this blog, you’re on an internet connection from your house or you’re on your mobile phone sipping a Starbucks. You’ve...

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Paying it forward with Giving for Good cards

Paying it forward with Giving for Good cards

Y’all, I have the best Christmas present idea for the person who has everything – and insists they want nothing! I mean seriously, you can’t show up to their party empty handed – even though they are adamant that they don’t want anything -- ESPECIALLY if they’re...

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2015 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

2015 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

When was the last time you had your eyes examined? And I don’t mean that in an off-handed, can’t you see what I’m telling you kind of way. I mean, gone to the eye doctor and read the chart all the way to the teeny letters. If you’re like me, you have to get your peeps...

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Girl Scouts Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts Women of Distinction

If you’ve ever felt like you’re looking through a window to the future, it would have been during the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction luncheon this month. The luncheon is earmarked as a fundraiser for the Northeast Texas Girl Scout region and there are great things...

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DFW Pug-O-Ween Recap

DFW Pug-O-Ween Recap

I learned something at this year's Pug-O-Ween. If you're going to compete, you'd better bring your A game and don't mess with those silly store-bought costumes even if they are off the charts adorbs. The bar is simply set at greatness. Last year was our first...

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Meet Scooter and the Dallas Dogrrr

Meet Scooter and the Dallas Dogrrr

Meet Scooter. Scooter is a Terrier-Chihuahua mix dog who was hit by a car. He was featured several times on Dallas’ NBC 5. When Scooter was rescued by SE Dallas Dogrrr (Rescue, Rehab, Reform) it appeared his rear legs were paralyzed, and the scruffy fur baby struggled...

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The Pink House is REALLY Pinked Out!

The Pink House is REALLY Pinked Out!

It’s officially the holidays whether you like it or not, AND this time of year you’ll be spending more money, like it or not. Me too, it goes with the season right? Personally, I try to avoid the mall at all costs starting November 1, and redirect my shopping to the...

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Making the Scene at Pug-O-Ween

Making the Scene at Pug-O-Ween

What do you get when you mix more than 700 people and hundreds of pugs decked out in costumes that range from a fairy princess to a bumble bee? If you said loads of laughs, you’re right. If you said tons of fun, you’re also right. And if you said the 18th annual...

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