Full Speed Ahead

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Everything is flowing steadily in the Chinchak House. Everything is going well at work, kids are great in school and we are preparing to submit A LOT of paperwork the beginning of next week. I promise to start writing about fun stuff and stories soon… It has been a whirlwind of event planning so far.

I do want to take a moment to write about a generous lady I met a a few days ago. Like I previously mentioned, I am trying to become the fund raising queen of Central Florida. I have been asking for advice, feedback, ideas, everything from different Mom’s Groups on Facebook and have not gotten much response from anyone, anywhere and yea, it gets discouraging. I then received a message from Frances. She said, “I want to try to help you. I think what you’re doing is wonderful”. Turns out, Frances, is a consultant for Trades of Hope. Ever heard of them?…. Nope, me either.

So after some chit chat with her and doing my own research…. Wow! How have I never heard of this organization? Women helping other women; a genius concept. We live in a society where we are constantly in competition. ; my kid is smarter then yours, my hair is better, whatever else. Why is that? Why can’t we be respectful to one another, support one another, empower each other?

So Trades of Hope is on a mission to break the cycle of poverty for underprivileged women from all over by helping them sell items they are skilled at making. Do yourself a favor and look up their site. This is the kind of encouraging stuff I LOVE seeing.

If you are interested in making any purchases please use my party link. Frances is generously donating her commissions to our cause and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate her even offering.

http://www.mytradesofhope.com/parties/12154

If you want more information of Trades of Hope or are looking for a consultant you are most welcome to contact Frances. Send her an email to cookie8717@gmail.com or you can find her phone number through the party link.

God Bless,

Hope

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Adoption Rocks!

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When I was younger I would always say that I wanted to adopt a bunch of kids from all over the world. My whole life I have been fascinated by culture and language and traditions. Of course, I grew up and plans (or un-plans) changed, paths went different ways and so on.

Well I brought the idea back a couple months ago and approached the Hubs with the idea and so we’ve discussed, I’ve researched places, people, grants and everything you can think of. The first thing I have to say is, shewww, it is a lot of work already and we really haven’t gotten too far into the process.

I have fallen in love with a special needs boy from Eastern Europe. Since everything on my end is not committed with the agency I am not allowed to say what his name is or where he is from, but I will get there, eventually. He is beautiful, he looks like pure joy and I want to be his Momma so much that I feel like my heart could just explode whenever I look at his photos.

I am going to attempt to document everything I can and so I am considering starting a separate blog that is entirely dedicated to that purpose and I’ll post that info here, when I have it ready.

In the mean time I have several ideas going for fund raisers and if anyone comes up with ideas, please, please let me know. I am going to need all the assistance I can get. I started a YouCaring fund as well so if anyone is willing to donate anything it would be appreciated beyond words.

http://www.youcaring.com/adoption-fundraiser/help-hope-bring-on-the-weather-/331731

I’m back!

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Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the long hiatus. Life has been super busy the last several months with work and the kids and school and everything else that the days throw my way.

The hubs and I have been doing a lot of research over the last couple months about Child Adoption. Has anyone ever gone through this process? Is anyone adopted? Can anyone offer advice on the process?

I appreciate any feedback.

It’s been a while

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I don’t know about you all, but my new year has been chaotic to say the least. I feel like everything from work to my home life has been non-stop since the holiday’s, and I am glad to see them gone!

With the new year comes new goals and new resolutions and this year I am working toward my insurance agency. Steps 1, 2 and 3 are in order and soon I’ll be working toward the rest. I have started a fundraiser with Bonfirefunds to help me in achieving what I need to continue the growth of my company. If you have time to check it out and purchase a t-shirt, it would be super appreciated.

https://www.bonfirefunds.com/helping-hope

Go Fund Me

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Has anyone used Go Fund Me to raise money for any cause at all? What are your opinions of this? Cheesy and Tacky? Smart and worth a try?

Let me know your thoughts.

The Gift of Giving…

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In November I learned through a Mom’s Group, on Facebook, that the mission took on 21 new families right before Thanksgiving.

That was gut-wrenching to me. Could you imagine not having a home on Thanksgiving? Or on Christmas? I know everyone has a different story and a different circumstance, but being a mother, I think this hit me a little harder. Trust me, we have had our share of Christmas’ where not everyone got gifts and so forth, but I have always had a home of some fashion. There is even a young lady staying at the mission who just delivered her first baby while having to be there.

A few nights ago, my children and I assembled a few small things to donate to the local outreach mission. Small things, deodorant, toothpaste and tooth brushes, razors and a few little snacks. I can’t tell you how amazing that felt to me. We also sponsored a brother, 11 yrs., and a sister, 11 mos. and picked up a few small things for them to have on Christmas. It is not much, but hopefully it will make them feel good for a little while.

unnamedI hope to be able to continue to help these families and this mission in the future. I don’t make a ton of money or anything, I am a working Momma, just like everyone else and we have our own trials we work through. My goal is to help my own children see that we can do little things that make a big difference for other people. I want my children to understand that happiness, thankfulness and humbleness can be passed from one family to the next, and hopefully we can spread that thought through our community.

Good Vibes–Re-post

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I just want to take a moment to say “Thanks!”

I am up to 30 followers now and that is so much more then I ever expected. I am happy I can get on my blog and say whatever I am thinking and so far, it has been welcomed.
I also want to take a moment to express my gratitude towards other blogs that I have discovered and now love taking the time to read.
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Maybe I created my own award, IDK, but I do know that I love positive feedback and good vibes. So…. I am nominating the following Blogs for the Good Vibes award. I don’t want to create a chain award nomination thing but feel free to do what YOU want with it. The only thing I am asking is IF you chose to accept, write about the reason you chose to start a blog… the real reason. Are you bored and looking for something to do, are you bringing attention to a cause? Tell us.
I chose this blog because I always feel…refreshed, after reading the posts written. The photos that are accompanied with the words are amazing. It is just a beautiful blog and I am thrilled I found her.
Freckles for Breakfast– frecklesforbreakfast.wordpress.com
I love this girl. I feel like she could be me. Enough said.
Sherigrom–sheridegrom.com
I love the information she shares. I feel she definitely has a genuine concern about what she shares in her posts. She has inspired me to research more about our Veteran’s and what I can do to help my community and I can not wait to share more information on my own research.
Again, this is something I wanted to send out. Ladies, do with it as you wish, but I’m sending the Vibes your direction.
Cheers,
Hope