Hello friends! wow it's been a while since my last post.. you know what the means.. ben and I were frantically getting ready for our latest She Matters retreat.. and hosting it all week long last week!
Can I just say.. It was AMAZING! I posted daily pics of the retreat.. including the girls, all the fun details we put into the house, the presents, the food.. the project in the art studio.. all on instagram and facebook!
But if you missed it.. I will be posting some of them here next week! AND our SON got his mission call LAST week during the retreat.. (can't wait to share that as well).. so we will be announcing our fall dates for our retreat soon! (if you are on the waitlist, your email is going out later today)
BUT today I need your help with a great cause!
I talk a lot about my daughter Allie on Facebook and instagram. She is my only girl out of five boys..and 14 years old going on 20 (sound familiar?).. She is SO sweet, kind, funny and just a beautiful soul inside and out. I couldn't be more proud.
Most of you know she loves creating jewelry as she did an online jewelry class with me a couple of summers ago! (Artsy Bangles Workshop.. which is still available online).
She is also the one who helps me create the beautiful handmade jewelry (necklaces, earrings, etc) that we give to the girls at our She Matters Retreats.
Allie has decided, this summer, she wants to go a Church Youth Camp in Calgary, Canada.. Called EFY, Especially for Youth! (you can read more about it here) Our church holds these camps during the summer for youth 14-18 all over the US and Canada, and is a LIFE changing experience. I know because not only did I attend as a teenager, but I also had the opportunity to apply to be a counselor for it one summer while in college.
When allie came to me with the idea to go to EFY with this year, I was ecstatic because I know how much this will help build her relationship with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I knew she would grow leaps and bounds in her testimony of them, as well as develop life skills, and friendships that will last a lifetime. HOWEVER for some reason (i am sure she gets it from her mamma lol).. she picked Calgary, Canada because she thought it would be neat to travel and meet other members of the church outside of the United States.
I told her I would support her going, but she would need to earn at least half of the money to attend. Basically her plane ticket and part of the EFY camp fee. She Agreed.
Lately her and I have been obsessed with making earrings from vintage glass and findings,
and so the thought came to her, she could make and sell these to friends and family as well as online, in an Etsy Store.. to help raise money for Calgary!
she would LOVE your support in her cause! All the earrings are one price $12.95 (no matter the amount of stones or glass used),
but if you spend $60 or more and use the code THANKYOU at checkout (IN ETSY), you will receive 15% off your entire purchase
(which makes them about $10 each!)
They are beatiful handcrafted earrings, put together with time and love and beautiful vintage gems, glass and stones! They make PERFECT gifts for mothers day (she will be shipping them this thursday & friday, so they should arrive by mothers day weekend).. OR great for friends, daughters, and just a little present to give to yourself!
You can find the link to her Etsy Shop HERE
(or copy and paste the link below)
thanks again for your awesome support! She and i are BOTH so grateful!