Lands’ End #PinkThread Project

#pinkthread

It seems like we all share a common thread of support when it comes to breast cancer. We have either been affected by it ourselves, one of our friends or a family member may have faced it. Personally, I have in the past and currently have both online and offline friends facing breast cancer and my own mom has fought her battle against breast cancer twice in a 20 year span. So yes, this is a very personal and very important cause to me. It’s one I believe in supporting wholeheartedly.

And that’s why I want to share Lands’ End’s #PinkThread project with you.

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The #PinkThread project is a very simple way to bring awareness and support to Breastcancer.org which is an online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support. Simply by ordering a applying on of six ink thread icons on any Land’s End item that can be embroidered  75% of the embroidery application fee ($6) will be donated to Breastcancer.org. The Pink Thread project runs from now until October 31, 2014.

Here are some other ways you can bring awareness and show support for the #PinkThread project throughout the month of October:

  • Share Your #PinkThread – Share a photo/image of who or what your “Pink Thread” is in your life on Facebook (facebook.com/landsend), Twitter (@LandsEnd) and Instagram (@LandsEnd) and Lands’ End will donate $1 to Breastcancer.org for each photo posted (up to $10,000) using the hashtag #PinkThread.

 

  • Pink Thread Project Women’s Swim Tee – Lands’ End will offer an exclusive women’s Swim Tee in pink and $5 of every purchase will benefit Breastcancer.org This pink swim tee can also be embroidered with a ink Thread icon and 75% of the application fee as mentioned before will also be donated.

 

  • Lands’ End Pink in Stores – Lands’ End will donate 10% to Breastcancer.org on the purchase of all fall/winter pink women’s apparel and accessory items whether they be sold in Lands’ End Shops at Sears or Lands’ End Full Price stores.

For more information on the Lands’ End #PinkThread Project visit landsend.com/pinkthread

I received the canvas tote pictured above as a gift from Lands’ End. Thank you to Lands’ End for being a sponsor of the Social Media on the Sand Conference at Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Join the Fight Against Hunger. Spark Change. #Vote2FightHunger

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I have been invited by The Motherhood to  share the following information about the Vote2FightHunger campaign as part of a sponsored campaign. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. fight hunger You’ve no doubt read my other posts about food insecurity and child hunger in the past so you know this is something I find very important. With 49 million Americans living with food insecurity you can only image how much in need food banks are for donations. So this month Walmart is launching the “Fight Hunger, Spark Change.” campaign. They have committed to providing $3.7 million in grants to Feeding America and other food banks and local agencies. And they aren’t alone, acclaimed chef, cookbook author and TV host, G. Garvin has teamed up with Walmart on this very important campaign. The 50 winning food banks will each receive a $60,000 grant. That’s going to help a lot of people.

You get to help decide  where those donations go! Simply by casting your vote once a day for a participating Feeding America food banks.

I just clicked over to www.walmart.com/fightinghunger entered my home state TX and saw the list of participating food banks. I am originally from The Rio Grande Valley and I have seen first hand so many families in need there so I took the few seconds it took to cast my vote. You can do this once a day from September 15th through October 5, so you still have some time to make your mark. You can spare less than a minute of your day to help food banks can’t you? I know you can. You’re awesome like that!

Whether you choose to select the city you currently reside in or the one you grew up in or wherever it might be just remember it’s the people, the families, the children you are helping.

Want to do more than just vote? You can! You’ll also find information on how you can donate or volunteer to take a direct action in the fight against hunger in your local community at www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

Before you head off, I wanted to extend a personal invitation to you to come join me on Twitter on Sept. 30th at 1 pm EST following and using the hashtag #vote2fighthunger and together let’s let the world know how they can spark change and help join the fight against hunger.  Just an added incentive for you, there will be prizes to be won as well so please consider stopping by.

I have been invited by The Motherhood to  share the following information about the #Vote2FightHunger campaign as part of a sponsored campaign. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

I’m Going to Type-A Conference! #typeacon

pre-portioned snacks

I have been so busy trying to get ready and prep everything I haven’t even had a chance to stop and tell you, I’m heading to Type-A Conference in Atlanta tomorrow! I’ve been to blogging conferences before but Type-A is a first for me.

Type-A Parent Conference 2014 - World's Top Conference for Mom Bloggers and Dad Bloggers
I’m so excited for so many reasons.

1. I get to go thanks to winning Kelby’s ticket giveaway.

2. I get to spend some girl time with so many friends.

3. I get to make new friends, in real life friends that I can actually hug! Yeah, I’m a hugger.

4. Learn, learn, learn. I can’t wait to learn from other bloggers, others who I look up to and maybe even help someone who is just starting out.

Now, in order to not lose my mind, stress and worry about how hubby is doing with the kids, I did a little preparation work. Do you do this when you head out of town and leave hubby and the kids?

Now, I know the kids are excited when mommy goes out of town ’cause they figure daddy will take them out every night since daddy doesn’t cook (and yes they told me that). Sorry kiddos not gonna happen!

For one thing, I don’t want them eating out EVERY night. With food sensitivities,  that will only manage to stress everyone out. So, in preparation for that obstacle, I pre-made their dinner for one night. All they will have to do is warm it up. Crockpot cooking is so helpful. Easy enough. Hubby and I discussed options for another night and he had an easy idea that won’t take much on his part and nothing to be cooked. Again easy enough. Two nights down! I figured on the last night, I’ll be nice and let them go out to eat. Yay, dinner obstacles overcome!

Now for lunches, fortunately, I booked my flight late enough in the day that I can get up and pack Princess her lunch for school. So that will only leave one day for daddy to have to get up and get her lunch ready. To help move things along easily, I’ve decided to pack her lunch and put it in the fridge so all daddy will have to do is pull it out and stick it in her lunch box. And the snacks, I portioned out and they are ready to be dropped in her lunch bag as well. Not bad huh?

pre-portioned snacks

Now to get my suitcase all packed up and get me ready to go. That’s the hard part.   Are you going to Type-A? Will I see you there? Come say Hi if you are, I’d love to meet you.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.