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The Pixie Dust Project: Week 2

Whooo! Week 2 of the Pixie Dust Project brings me so much excitement! I am so excited about what we are doing and I hope that you guys will consider joining us and taking part too!

As many of you know, Dave and I are moving in a few weeks. We have lots of old, gently used, towels and sheets that we don’t use any more. We have decided to donate these to the local SPCA. They do a lot of work from some amazing animals we have had a lot of our friends adopt pets from them recently. Since we can’t adopt pets right now (cost and allergies), we have decided to give back by giving them what they need. And trust us, they could use a lot.

Thinking about getting a pet? Not quite sure where to start looking first? How about going to your local SPCA open house or dropping by during visiting hours? You may fall in love with an adorable animal in need of a home quite like yours. My family has had a dog from the SPCA and he was a loyal friend to us for many years.

Can’t afford to adopt a pet? No worries. The SPCA looks for all kinda of donations from monetary to actual objects. By going to your local SPCA website and clicking on the ┬ádonate button, you will find a link for a wish list. This list will provide with ideas of things to bring over to the shelter.

So Dave and I are putting our box together as we get packing up the apartment. We hope that you will join us and gather a box too, I mean, what else are you going to do with all those old towels cluttering up your closet space?

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The Pixie Dust Project: Week 1

Welcome to the Pixie Dust Project!

Along with my love of weddings and engagements, I love helping people and spreading pixie dust even more. So in combination with this site, I an beginning the Pixie Dust Project. This project is designed to help others find ways to spread a little pixie dust. This is our first week and I am so in love with the charity we are featuring.

This week’s charity comes from Penn State University in State College, Pa. I spent four amazing years at Penn State and have worked with this charity since the beginning. Penn State’s Dance Marathon (known as THON to the students) has been around for over 30 years. It is a 46 hour no sitting-no sleeping marathon to support the Four Diamonds Fund. The Four Diamonds Fund supports the Hershey Medical Center and kids with pediatric cancer.

During my time at Penn State, I have danced in the marathon as well as been on different committees supporting the marathon. I have worked with THON families and children who have so much life in them for being so sick. I have seen ups and I have seen downs. But if there is one thing that I have learned from my work with this amazing charity is that the quote “a man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help a child,” is so very very true.

So this week we are featuring THON. Am amazing cause that helps spread pixie dust, not only to children who may not have much longer to live, but to there families who are looking for any and all signs of comfort and hope.

This year THON dancers will dance the weekend of February 18-20th. You don’t have to give, but I challenge you to. I challenge you to look at what this college students are dedicating their weekends to. I challenge you to look into your own Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength. I challenge you, to spread Pixie Dust.

Jenna, Sean, and I. THON 2007 Sean and I are dancers.

Jenna, our THON child. This is WHY we dance.

Dancer circles for Angels Among Us, Imagine, and Wonderful World

To learn more about THON or to donate you can visit their site here: www.THON.org

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The Pixie Dust Project! Coming 2011!

Hello!

Wow! So much is going on around me I can barely keep up with the world that suddenly got so fast! Christmas is already here and New Years is just around the corner. I am going to be doing some big things in 2011. I am going to be changing the look to the blog, moving, looking for a better job, looking into going back to school, and much much more! Plus all the surprises that this beautiful world has in store for me!

I have realized over this year, that when things get crazy, I get crazy. I begin to think that I can’t handle it or I get too overwhelmed. All that is going to change. I have decided that in 2011 I will be the happiest that I have ever been, no matter what happens.

So in 2011 I will roll out in full force The Pixie Dust Project. The Pixie Dust Project is a project designed by me that will revolve around making my life, as well as the lives of others, a happier, healthier life. I am going to be looking for all kinds of ideas and help, so let me know if you would like to join forces with me. I am hoping to do something new once a week.

We all know that Pixie Dust is magical. You can’t fly without it. So by spreading pixie dust around, I am hoping to add a little more sunshine into this world. I am also going to nickname this project : Pop Pop’s project after my pop who passed away from cancer this past August. Pop always believed in me and my dreams, he also knew everyone and their great uncle. People lined up for blocks in the rain at his funeral. My Pop was a Pixie Dust sprinkler whether he knew it or not. This is going to be in honor of him.

I am gathering a list of things to keep the Pixie Dust Project going. There are going to be things such as: Lifestyle Changes, Charities, Challenges and much more.

So what do you guys thing? Good idea? Want to help? Please please let me know!

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