Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas for a Deserving Utah Family

Last year I was more than humbled to participate in our sub for Santa activity last year - the Christmas for a Deserving Utah Family.  It was amazing from start to finish & I've thought about it all year long.

The family was incredibly gracious and they were (as I was) blown away by everyone who helped in one way or another to make sure they were able to have a Christmas. 

Christmas for a Utah Family Nominations

Brittanie (from Bargains with Brittanie) and I are excited to host this again this year!

Christmas is such a magical time of year, but to some it just brings sadness of what they cannot give to their sweet kids.  Every parent wants to give the world to their children, but as we all know, it's not always possible.  Sometimes we run into some big bumps in the road that set us back financially.  We would love to change this for one family (or more, if possible), this year.  

We're reaching out to you for help finding another special family who has the need of receiving help this Christmas season.  

So, here's how you can help!  
  • If you know of a deserving family that has kids and lives in Salt Lake County, nominate them here or on the form below.  We will be accepting nominations until Sunday, November 16th at midnight MST. 
  • If you want updates on what our 'deserving Utah family' will need via Email, once the family is decided, email me at michelle at trustmeimamom dot com with the subject "Christmas Updates" so I don't overlook you! 
  • Lastly, you can donate items, gift cards, or money via PayPal!  (email me for details)
Thank you all so much for helping with this special event!  We're so excited to do it again this year, and hopefully it will bless another amazing family & relieve some stress from them!  






From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

Mondays are often hard days, so I hope we can give you a boost in your day with this link up! 

Remember:  You can do hard things! 


Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Make a Difference & Serve Others!

Hi friends!  I hope you've had a great weekend!  I'm finally getting settled into my house & we have half of our pictures up... wahoo!  I've loved having a house of our own even more than I thought I would. 

At church yesterday, we had a great meeting with some amazing talks about serving others.  One of the things that stuck out the most to me is that things that might seem simple to us (the server), are usually something that mean a lot to others (the serve-ee).  It got me extra motivated again to serve others, so I decided that each day I'll ask Paige who she wants to serve that day (it can be anyone -- a friend, a family member, a neighbor, etc.), and then we'll think of a way to serve that person that day.  We're also including that person in our prayers that day.  It's only been one day of it, but I'm really excited about this new idea (it's somewhat similar idea to what Sheila at Pennies of Time does with her boys) especially because Paige has a say in what we do & it's something that won't take a lot of time or planning. 

So, I'd LOVE to know... what are some simple ways you serve with your kids?!  
How do you get them in a service-like routine?  
How do you get them excited about it?  

Tell me in the comments below!!

... and, as usual, it's time for some uplifting posts in our weekly Make a Difference Mondays Link Up! 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

Happy Monday, and happy August!  I hope you've been having a great Summer!  We've been keeping busy moving & having lots of fun together.

I like to try to share a simple act of kindness that has touched me in the past week in these #MADMLinkUp posts.  This week I got a letter from my cute parents who are serving a mission for the LDS church.  They often call and send emails, but it was extra special to get a letter, just for me, in the mail.  It meant so much to me that they would take the time to show me they love me, even though they are incredibly busy and miles and miles away.

So today, I want to challenge you to shoot a post card, a letter, an email or even a text to someone to tell them how much you love them!  It's simple and might only take you a few seconds to do, but the impact with be much greater.  No doubt about it, you'll make their day!  

Are you up for it?  If so, tell me about it in the comments!  Or feel free to link up with us below!

As usual, it's time for some uplifting posts in our weekly Make a Difference Mondays Link Up! 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway... 29 winners!!

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Welcome to the Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway Event!

 

My best blogging frient, Brittanie from Bargains with Brittanie will soon be welcoming her second baby boy into the world and she wants to celebrate with you! She is teaming up with a group of bloggers to offer a spectacular giveaway that features products perfect for the new mom, dad, and baby. With $2,064 worth of prizes and 29 winners this is a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Having a baby can be both exciting & expensive, so I'm excited to be a part of this fun giveaway to help some of you moms & soon-to-be moms! 

For this giveaway we have some amazing prizes and want to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who made this giveaway possible.

Our sponsors include:

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In addition to this great giveaway, you can check out the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide which contains reviews of the products featured in this event. 

Enter the Giveaway!

Giveaway ends August 5th at 11:59pm. It is open to United States Residents only. Winners will be chosen via random.org. All Entries Will Be Verified. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Enter using the widget below. Good Luck!
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Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for participating in this event. This giveaway is sponsored by the companies mentioned above. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays - Service Oriented Link Up

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great 4th of July! 

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I haven't been around as much lately.  We've been busy with some Summer fun & we're also buying and moving into a new house... YAY!  I'll keep posting the Make a Difference Mondays Link Up and other posts occasionally, but I'll officially be back in business in August.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the inspirational posts that have been linked up to the link up below! 

Thanks for understanding!  xo

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

Hi, friends!  Today is Monday... and that means it's time for another Make a Difference Mondays Link Up! 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


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