Full Speed Ahead


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.


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,



Adoption Rocks!


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.