Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Work Talk: 5 Fundraising Tips You Should Know

During the month of October, Austin Community College participates in the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) and for the last two years, I have volunteered to be a Campus Coordinator for the campaign and have loved it!

As a coordinator, we are in charge of scheduling and creating events throughout the month to raise funds for ANY charity we choose that falls under the campaign, as well as encouraging others to donate. Although we can choose any charity we want, we tend to always choose to give the proceeds to the ACC Foundation, as it helps with student scholarships. A bonus of choosing the ACC Foundation as our primary focus, is that the Foundation will MATCH what is raised up to $20,000! It's definitely an exciting month for me as it keeps me extra busy and I love knowing I'm helping a good cause.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Five Things I Desperately Need To Remember

I didn't expect to publish a blog post today. It's typical for me to randomly come up with an idea that I want to discuss on the blog, but it's just added to my master list and I'll plan out when I want to post it and so on. Today was different. Today my wheels got to turning and I just felt led to say a few things. Some of these are things I feel I may have known, but were really placed on my heart today. I hope at least one of these helps you in some way. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

In Honor of My 26th Birthday: 26 Facts About Me

Actual Birthday: October 20th

Welp, I am officially way closer to 30 than I want to be, but cheers to 26! In honor of growing another year older and this being the first birthday I celebrate since I started my blog, I figured it would be fun to do a post with a little more about me - I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Meet My Sisters - Mom & Farm Life vs. Travel & Van Life

It's rare I get to see both of my half sisters at the same time, so when I found out my sister Tiffany would be traveling to TN, my mom and I jumped on the opportunity to see them both. I guess upon thinking of our little reunion, this blog post idea came to me in a dream, and needless to say, I ran with it. My half sisters live completely different lifestyles, both of which I find equally intriguing, so it brought on the idea of interviewing each of them on their view on life and comparing the two.

Not only was it a joy to see my sisters at the same time, but to learn more about who they are and what their life means to them was so much fun for me. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tennessee Dreaming - Part II

For those that do not know, I try to take annual trips to Tennessee to visit my sister, Tambrey and her family. I published a blog post back in March regarding our previous trip and I plan to make one every time I visit as Tennessee has such a special place in my heart. To go back and read a little back story, click here

This trip was a rather spontaneous one as we found out my other sister, Tiffany would be able to go around the same time. We jumped on the opportunity, and it was such short notice that we couldn't stay in our normal cabins because they were already booked. Fortunately for us though, Tambrey was kind enough to allow us to stay with her and the family (which is huge if you don't know - 7 kiddos!). Tiffany had recently had a birthday so we were also planning a surprise party for her as well. And we kept it a secret... all the way up until the morning of. #oopsydaisy