Sevenly & Somaly Mam

A few days before Asa was born, I read a little book in one sitting. It’s called The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam. Even now, almost 4 years later, I can hardly write the emotions inside me when I think about this book. It’s the story of a young Cambodian girl (Somaly Mam), […]

Collect For Kenya: Summer Challenge

Last summer we took Clubhouse Jr‘s Summer Challenge and collected shoes for people in Haiti. It was a BIG DEAL at our house and my then 4 year old Lydia collected over 700 pairs of shoes, doing a lot of the work herself! I have been eagerly awaiting the June edition of Clubhouse Jr. so […]

Bloggers LOVE: Pajamas for Kelly

I don’t know how I met Kelly. I guess it happened in the way of blogging–you link to one person, they click around and then suddenly you’re friends with someone across the world! At her blog, Miskellany, Kelly writes about living a frugal life, vegetarianism, natural and green living and her sweet family, including her […]

One Day Without Shoes: Top Ten {Tuesday}

Remember how every month I you we give to a different organization or ministry? I take a portion of the money I make via ads, campaigns and sponsored posts and then highlight a cool organization or ministry and give them a gift each month. I love it because it shows YOU some cool places to […]

ohAmanda Gives: Mercy House, MOD Squad & The Blogging Community at Large {giveaway}

This is why I love the blogging community: This morning I got up early to read my Bible and take a shower {thanks to the Maximize Your Morning Challenge at Inspired to Action}. Right now I’m reading Ann Voskamp‘s One Thousand Gifts so I went to the (in)courage site to check on the Bloom Book […]

Operation Christmas Child: 11 Months Away

A few days ago Lydia and I went to Target alone. (How did that happen?) And the first place we stopped was in the Dollar Spot. Two whole shelves were 75% off! Now, we didn’t need even ONE thing on that shelf. But we decided to start shopping for Operation Christmas Child! We filled up […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Christmas Gifts

Today, I’m taking a page from one of our Top Ten {Tuesday} participants: Shannon from Dwell Swell and her amazing Joy To The World post. Here are the… Top Ten Gifts I Want to Give This Year 1. A Goat. {Jill with a goat in the DR.} Yup. Like a goat. When I was in […]