12 Weeks of Giving Starts Now

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

Lately I haven’t felt very fulfilled.  My work has been going great, I’m staying very busy.  I truly can’t complain about anything in the family department, my three kids are fabulous to raise and keep me going.  However if you have read much on my blog then you know that I am very passionate aboutContinue Reading

Make-a-Wish Foundation Toy Room Makeover

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

On Thursday Noah and I volunteered at the Make-a-Wish Foundation office of North Texas.  We have been involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation since Gabby’s Wish Trip before her brain surgery.  We participate in their 5K every year and various activities throughout the year.  I truly love the cause they support.  Knowing they put many smilesContinue Reading

Disney Movie Rewards Donates Toys for Tots

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

My family are huge Walt Disney fans.  My mom collects all Disney movies and my kids usually requested most of the new releases as well.  Every time we purchase a new Walt Disney DVD it comes with an insert inside that has a special code for Disney Movie Rewards.  I have an online account thatContinue Reading

Pumpkins, Tutus and Babies, Oh My!

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

For this week’s Random Act of Kindness I decided to do something special for my family.  I have three baby nieces.  Actually one is a great-niece and I’ve even blogged about her before.  All three of them are just precious!  Since I love Holidays I decided to hand-make all three of them tutus and dressContinue Reading

Can Food Drive

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

As part of our 12 Weeks of Giving this week we donated food to a can food drive.  At T’s school they have a challenge between the 7th graders and the 8th graders to see which class can bring the most cans.  The winning grade gets to dress out of uniform for one day toContinue Reading

Operation Christmas Child – 12 Weeks of Giving

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

For last week’s addition of 12 Weeks of Giving T and I both stuffed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We truly enjoyed gathering up some fun small items to see how much we could fit into a shoe box yet still make it special for a child during this Holiday season. Inside the shoeContinue Reading

Letters to Santa Benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

For Week 9 of 12 Weeks of Giving the kids wrote letters to Santa and we dropped them off at Macy’s to help benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  For every letter that is dropped in Santa’s mailbox located in Macy’s stores Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-a-Wish up to $1 million.  December 10th is the NationalContinue Reading

Donated Free Meals for Big Brothers Big Sisters

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

I can’t believe it’s already Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Giving.  That means Christmas is right around the corner.  This week I wanted to give back to another fabulous organization that I love, Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Several years back I used to volunteer at BBBS as a big sister and I enjoyedContinue Reading

It Starts With Us – 12 Weeks of Giving

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series 12 Weeks of Giving

During the last week of December, the final week of 12 Weeks of Giving I had planned to visit our local children’s hospital.  Gabby has spent so much time as a patient at Cook Children’s Hospital that ‘giving back‘ to some of our favorite staff members and the children that were currently going through whatContinue Reading