Chase and I love singing together every chance we get, so this time, we captured the fun with the GoPro. Not sure you could keep from smiling after watching this little cutie!
Through my passion of social media and technology, I've been able to show people how to live a savvy life. When we talk 'savvy', what does that mean to you? To be savvy is to be knowledgeable in the realities of life. One major reality is that there are people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community who need assistance with career counseling, on-the-job training, resume preparation, financial planning classes, and other services.
So how do you help? You might think it’s a major lift, but the reality is, it is quite simple. Take a few minutes and take inventory of all of the household items you no longer use. You know what I am talking about, the stuff that is just sitting there gathering dust. Gather up those items, bag them up, and drive them to your local Goodwill!
There’s never a bad time to clear the clutter out of your home or garage or to do a wardrobe purge. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of your donations helps fund job training and placement opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community. That’s cleaning with a purpose.
Crazy how easy it is, right? Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, more than 261,000 people earned jobs in 2013 – that’s one person finding a job every 27 seconds of every business day. So you’re literally donating your stuff AND helping to create jobs. You can even calculate how much your donation helps your local community by using Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator. Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation and other services you’ve helped provide.
As I am sure you already know, technology, social media and sharing makes a HUGE impact! So, I am challenging you to share your “haul” with me on social media, and challenge others to do the same! Share your video or photo that shares what you plan to donate instead using #DonateStuffCreateJobs. Share with me on Instagram (@stephanie.carls) and Twitter (@stephelisecarls).
Anna Kendrick has taken the challenge, will you?
**This post is sponsored**
With the weather turning sour in Austin this past weekend, I started to panic thinking of how I was going to avoid sinking in the grass for my brother-in-law's outdoor wedding. Where do we all turn when this panic hits us? Our amazing friend, Google! There were a couple of products to choose from that promised to keep you from sinking during outdoor events, but honestly, they looked awful! What was really important in this situation? Not sinking, yes.....but would these be noticed by the guests? In my search, I found myself falling "head over heels" in love with Solemates High Heeler.
I even sent a tweet saying how excited (and thankful) I was to have found them! Thanks to their social team for the response and even for the personal note they added in my package!
Not only were they easy to put on my heels, these would be the winning addition to my wardrobe for the day. As the weather continued to rain, the wedding was placed inside a pavilion. Were my heels saved? Not quite.... The walk from the main house to the pavilion was all bricks. By adding the Solemates to my heels, this gave me the added surface area on the bottom to give extra stability for uneven surfaces. After the wedding, we did end up in the grass for some photos, but this savvy girl wasn't sinking at all.
If you have an event coming up or just want to protect your precious heels, be sure to check out Solemates! You'll only be sorry if you are the one sinking or twisting your ankle while walking.