Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day and New Support the Troops Bracelets

On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember our fallen heroes.

To support and honor our military families, I created these Support the Troops bracelets.  Personalized bracelets with initialed hearts that you see in the last photo are available here!

While searching for an organizations that help families who have lost their loved ones to combat, I I came across the American Widow Project (AWP), the non-profit organization dedicated to helping grieving windows and widowers.  All proceeds from the sale of these bracelets will go to the AWP.  Please visit to learn more about the organization.

I came across several other organizations that support military families, including Operation Hug-A-Hero and Operation Shower.  In several months (or upon reaching a milestone of $350, which is the cost of sending a widow to a AWP retreat), I will probably switch the donations to one of these organizations.  If you know of other military support organizations, please share them with me here, and I will add them to the list.

If you would like to help spread the word, please share a link to this post or the link to the bracelet listing via Twitter, Facebook or your own blog.  Thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Buon Giorno from Roma!

Earlier this month, we spent several days in Rome!  It was our first time in Italy (and Rome). We explored every inch of the city, getting lost in the tiny cobblestone streets.  I will share the photos in several posts.  We rented a charming apartment not too far from the Colloseum.

I took a number of black and white photos. Everything just looks classier in black and white, doesn't it? :)  The Colloseum is at the end of the street.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope you have a great long weekend!  What are your plans?

On a completely unrelated note, aren't these peonies the prettiest ones you've ever seen?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May Giveaway Winner!

Hello everyone -

Hope you've had a great month so far! I was away for a bit, but am back and can't wait to tell you all about the trip and share pictures.  Before then, we have a very important matter to discuss! 

The winner of May Giveaway is Andrea!  Thanks for playing, everyone - keep checking back, as you never know when I might decide to give away something fabulous again. :)