Posts Tagged ‘great fundraising act’

Bloggers Are Love

Typically on Monday morning I like to recap the fun events from the weekend and head into the week remembering the good times. Well, that won’t work today since I did absolutely nothing really worth mentioning over the weekend. At least that I haven’t talked about already:

Saturday consisted of normal ole stuff, running errands, and playing catch up on some things I needed to get done. I even headed to bed at 7:30 with some FRIENDS on DVD because we had nothing going on and I had a headache. Talk about a fun-filled day, huh? 😉

Sunday was another day of standard routine and ending the day by plopping on the couch and wondering where the weekend went. I typically like when we don’t have a bunch of set plans on the weekend, but this one was just…so…dull. Church on Sunday morning provided the only highlight of the entire weekend.


We enjoyed a lot of quality discussion with our friends in class, sharing about using our gifts and talents to honor God and show love for others overall in the process. Then, during worship service, our pastor continued to focus on the concept of love and how it solidifies everything in life. Love connects us to people in a meaningful way to take this journey of life and make it more worthwhile and enjoyable. I can’t agree more! Life would be so dull (like my weekend) without any love.

I think one of the biggest reasons blogging fills me with such passion and intensity goes hand in hand with the amount of love in this community. We don’t seek to tear each other down or ridicule one another. We all cheer on the goals of fellow bloggers and help offer a shoulder to lean on when needed. We also combine forces powerfully to make things happen.


Many of you have likely heard about Susan from the blog The Great Balancing Act and her recent diagnosis with lymphoma cancer. Well, the blog world has come together to raise money for Susan’s medical bills with The Great Fundraising Act hosted by the wonderful Janetha.

The Great Fundraising Act will have two parts – an online auction/bake sale as well as a page for direct donations for those not wishing to bid on items and give simply a donation.

The auction and bake sale will have OVER 100 ITEMS (!!!) from bloggers as well as packages from fabulous companies – including some of my favorites such as Love Grown Foods, Chobani, and Physique 57. I also plan to donate a batch of my Lemon Raspberry Muffins and a FFF shirt or tank of the winner’s choice.


The sale will occur Monday July 25th from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm EST.

The account for direct donations is already up and running. You can donate to Susan simply by clicking on the link.

If you would like to participate in the auction or want more details, please visit the page dedicated to The Great Fundraising Act. You can also learn more about how to promote The Great Fundraising Act yourself. Let’s get the word out and make powerful things happen. I have seen our community in action before and I have no doubt the love we all have to give will take my breath away yet again. It’s what this community does. And I’m proud to be a part of it!

  • What is the most powerful thing you have seen happen when a group of individuals come together for something?
  • What is something fun from your weekend? Let me live vicariously through you!

Posted by on July 11th, 2011 34 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

88 CommentsRead more →

Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

24 CommentsRead more →

Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

14 CommentsRead more →


Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

21 CommentsRead more →

Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

79 CommentsRead more →

From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

55 CommentsRead more →