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5 Questions to Ask Before Donating to Charity

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These days, it has never been easier to financial support a charitable cause or organization. Whether it’s a “text-to-give” campaign or clicking a “Donate Now” button, we can contribute in a variety of ways on our own terms. However, just because it’s easier to make a difference, it’s still important to be diligent about who gets our dollars.

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10 Quotes about Gratitude and Giving Thanks

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Sign up for the Intentionally Grateful emails every Wednesday in November.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in two days? We were originally planning to host family dinner, which I was both excited and stressed about. However, plans recently changed and now we are heading back to my Granny’s for dinner. While I’m bummed that we won’t be doing the honors, I am low-key happy to not have to stress over coordinating the meal and decor.

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Tiny Prints x Baby2Baby Holiday Cards are Here!

Living & Giving, Shop for A Cause

‘Tis the season for holiday greetings. I love getting cards in the mail and Christmas is no different. We have not yet decided on our cards, but the Baby2Baby Holiday collection on Tiny Prints is a strong contender. I first became aware of this collaboration when we ordered Caleb’s birth announcements.

The holiday collection consists of seven cards that gives a wide range of styles to fit your desired preference. For me, I think this gold foil-stamped card is my favorite in the bunch.

baby 2 baby holiday cards

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and the basic necessities that every child deserves. The organization collects and distributes items to shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs and children’s hospitals across the country. This network serves children in more than 20 cities. In Chicago, the participating organization is Share Our Spare, a group that I have highlighted before.

To help Baby2Baby continue to fund their efforts, Tiny Prints is donating 25% of the sales of the holiday collection back to the organization.

View the rest of the collection below.

 

 

Photos: Tiny Prints

Intentionally Grateful: Are You In?

KB's Journey, Living & Giving

Intentionally Grateful challenge

“Be grateful.” It’s a phrase that we all hear on a regular basis but sometimes it’s easier said than done.

In an effort to shut out anxiety, I have been trying to cultivate a more grateful existence this year. I have a weekly goal to write in a gratitude journal and I regularly seek out scriptures on the topic. However, I still have moments where I find myself in a slump because I have spent too much time thinking about what I don’t have.

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Six Fall Gift Ideas

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fall gift ideas

Welcome to November! I recently learned that some people consider Halloween the end of fall, which makes no sense to me. I feel like I just hit my fall stride so I plan to ride this wave right into Thanksgiving.

If you are like me, then fall-themed items have made their way into other aspects of your life like gift-giving. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or simply sending a “Thinking of You” token of love, these six fall gift ideas are perfect for the season. No matter what gift you choose, the person on the other end is sure to love them.

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Prioritizing Self-Care in the Summer

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Summer Sunglasses at the Beach

With summer brings endless invitations to cookouts, festivals, weddings, happy hours, and more. That’s not to mention your own personal plans to take the kids on field trips, complete projects around the house, and whatever other plans are on your agenda. Even though summer is the perfect time to slow down, it can be so hard to actually do that because who wants to waste a beautiful sunny day?

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How to Build Your Tribe of Creative Women Who Do Good

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Yellow Collective Empowerment Box
Photo: Yellow

Last year, a friend introduced me to the Yellow Conference, an event for creative women who want to do good. Both inspired and intrigued, I logged on to their site and the rest has been history. I haven’t been able to make it to the conference yet but I get to enjoy the next best thing: membership with the Yellow Collective community.

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