Giving Back

Holiday Opportunities to Give Back

posted by Andrea | 11/14/2013 | 19 comments
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In an effort to jump-start the generous spirit of the holiday season, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about holiday giving along with a few ideas we can all give back this season.

I’d also love to hear some of your favorite ways to give back — both during the holiday season and all year long.

A Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

posted by Andrea | 05/23/2013 | 24 comments
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I’m excited to share today’s post with you — because it’s a guest post I requested from a loyal reader.

Dallas, from Day-by-Day Masterpiece, has taken a one-year challenge to perform random acts of kindness each week. I think this idea is awesome… and today, Dalas is sharing a few really simple (and free) random acts of kindness we can all do in the coming week.

My Christmas Gift to Myself

posted by Andrea | 01/5/2013 | 25 comments
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I don’t know about you, but I like to give myself a Christmas and birthday gift :) This year, the gift I gave myself was a super comfy and soft Michigan Home t-shirt from the Home. T Company.

They have many other states available, and a portion of each sale helps support research for Multiple Sclerosis. Wouldn’t these also make a fun graduation gift?

Creative & Cutter-Free Gifts {Day 5}: Charitable Donations

posted by Andrea | 11/30/2012 | 7 comments
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Today is day 5 in my week-long Creative & Clutter-Free Gifts series… and we’re talking about a bunch of ways you can give back to different charities!

If you have people on your list who literally have everything, a simple donation to special charities in their name might be the best gift you can give them.

Weekend Giveaway: Better Life Bags Nesting Pouches

posted by Andrea | 11/9/2012 | 526 comments
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To say I’m super excited about today’s giveaway would be a HUGE understatement. I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be able to share today’s featured business — Better Life Bags — with all of you.

Oh yeah, and the giveaway is fabulous too :)

eBook Bundle 90% Off + a Chance to Give Back

posted by Andrea | 10/2/2012 | 11 comments
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I usually write all my blog posts well in advance, but just yesterday, I learned about a REALLY amazing opportunity to “give back” to a fellow mom in need — and I wanted to do my part to help her out.

Keep reading if you’d like to help someone in need AND snag a huge bundle of fabulous eBooks for only $5.

Are You Guilted into Giving?

posted by Andrea | 05/26/2012 | 19 comments
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It seems like almost every week we get asked to give some type of donation to a charitable cause, non-profit organization, school fundraiser, church event, etc. etc. Of course, all of these requests are for wonderful organizations that really DO need donations.

I feel guilty for saying no, but Dave and I just can’t say yes to every request. If you’ve ever felt guilty for saying no to a request for money, or if you’ve ever given out of guilt, I might have a “solution” for you…

Taking the Time to Say Thanks

posted by Andrea | 08/10/2011 | 10 comments

If you or anyone else in your family has recently had a birthday, you probably exchanged a few gifts and heard “thank-you” after each gift was un-wrapped.  {If not, you might want to work on that!} Saying “thanks” is a pretty simple thing to do — however, it does take thought and effort on our part. And even though it just make sense to say “thank-you” after receiving a gift, hearing a nice compliment, or after an act of kindness; […]

The Season for Giving — 64 days and counting

posted by Andrea | 10/22/2010 | 3 comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about clutter free gifts {again!} No, I’m not a scrooge and I don’t hate gifts — but I do hate all the needless clutter and overspending that seems to accompany every holiday season. Last year, Dave and I gave {and received} plenty of great gifts, but one thing we decided to give everyone on our list was a donation {made out in their name} to the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee {CRWRC}. We felt this was a great organization to […]