It’s almost March and I am SO EXCITED! Do you want to know why? It’s White House Black Shutter’s 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge. WOOHOO! Have you ever heard of this challenge? This challenge has been going down for quite a few years now, and I did it a few years back before I moved. It’s coincides with Lent and is a really great way to get rid of the things that may be a distraction or a bog down on your life. It’s awesome, so be sure to click the link above to see all the details.
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If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I am 200% obsessed with the 60s and Mid Century Modern design. I love the decor, the style of homes, the colors, designs, and anything sleek and modern that complements that era. I am also pretty fond of fondue, as well (did you see what I did there? ;)) and throwing parties. I have thrown quite a few of fondue parties in my time, and I love it! It’s such a great way to try a variety and combination of different flavors and foods, and it always brings party guests together in conversation and laughs. And also, food is love, so it’s a great way to honor it in a fun and social way. I wanted to throw another party involving fondue and a baked potato bar, but with a twist AND with a fun bite sized recipe that’s great for kids and adults alike– cheesy meatloaf bites. Such an easy recipe to make!
This year is the first year I am naming my year. 2017, for me, is the year of Simplicity.
I always felt like naming my year was dumb. I mean, I am just too awesome and cool for that, right? Wrong.
Naming my year for the first time, ever, has been absolutely amazing. I have never felt more clarity in my life than in 2017. I have let go of the unnecessary things, the stressful things, the clutter– and tightened my embrace on the things that I really love, so I could REALLY focus on those things.
This year, CARE is introducing to all of us on Facebook, some of the amazing women who we will be helping with our donations. The young lady in the photo above is Evelesi and she is 11. She dreams of becoming a nurse some day, and the gifts she has received from CARE is helping her achieve that dream!
This year, instead of getting gifts for my brother’s family, we are going to donate that money to CARE to help these lovely people in need. I love this organization because they have giving options for all budgets. Our budget is not really big this year, so we will most likely be donating a 3-month emergency water supply. This donation will give one person clean, healthy drinking water for 3 whole months when an emergency arises. This amenity that so many of us take for granted, will help someone so much.
Friday night the fam and I adventured to Pizza Hut for an evening of food, fun and bonding! My kids are getting to the age where we can all sit down in a restaurant and enjoy each other’s company.. so when I told them we were venturing out to Pizza Hut to help support literacy, they were pumped!
As homeschoolers, we’ve been doing the Book It! program this year with Pizza Hut, which is a great incentive for early readers. I love this added element of literacy support that they’re doing with Fruit Shoot, so we wanted to make sure we supported it as well!