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changing lives, saving lives

Moving from Halloween mode to pre-Thanksgiving mode often brings a much needed deep breath. Yes, we have the holiday madness in the not-too-distant future, but once the Thanksgiving season arrives I am wonderfully reminded of all there is to be thankful for and find myself looking for opportunities to give back. Which is why it was lovely to learn about a recent collaboration between More Love Letters and This Bar Saves Lives, making a difference in multiple directions. To back up, I’ve mentioned the More Love Letters organization here and there over the years for their unique act of reaching out to individuals with a bevy of love letters during a time of need. The results are heartwarming and change lives.


Recently, More Love Letters has teamed up with This Bar Saves Lives to bring even more goodness through letters. For every love letter you write to one of the More Love Letters nominated receivers by November 15th, This Bar Saves Lives will donate a packet of lifesaving food to a child in need. This month the recipients are individuals working daily to fight global hunger, who need words of support and praise while continuing their efforts. By putting pen to paper you will not only bring inspiration to these dedicated people but also save lives.


Remember, you can also nominate someone in your own life who needs a boost. As the folks behind More Love Letters say, the world needs more love letters. Hard not to agree.

Sweet Tooth


I adore this picture. Halloween has always been top on my list as far as holidays go. As well as the love of  candy. This is no surprise to my dentist, unfortunately. (Who doesn’t need candied orange slices and Twizzlers to motivate one’s self when headed to the library to study for finals? Dre?)

My memories of being crafty as a child are few and far between which is why I’m thrilled there’s a picture to capture such a moment. I love the orange and black spelling of Halloween. Who knew you can get creative in the spelling of a holiday? My children are already nutty about sweets so there is no big desire for me to place any urgency on the collection of candy. However, this season I’m committed to getting my crafty spirit on and see what comes out of the Brown Boys creative minds and hands. Having just begun Kindergarten, Emmett is looking for any excuse these days to pick up a pen or pencil and start writing…especially if he knows this Halloween treasure chest of a box will filled to the rim with sugar, sugar. Ha! Or rather, Boo!