Season of Giving: Superhero Kids Holiday Party


This has been an exciting year for our family as both boys have been playing soccer and loving it! The huge smiles as goals are scored and defense is on point are ones we will never forget. We are also very aware that these memories are precious ones as not every child has the opportunity to run out on the field with friends and score that winning goal. They are champions though as they are fighting for their lives after being diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder.

About 70-85 children in the Austin area are diagnosed with some type of cancer or blood disorder each year. Drew and I have a long-standing relationship with Superhero Kids which was founded to specifically address quality of life issues for children and their families battling these issues at the Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center.

This year, Drew and I will be volunteering at the Superhero Kids’ annual holiday event which brings approximately 800 patients and families together for an unforgettable evening. The children and families are treated to dinner, dancing, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, face painting, and gifts for each child. This is where we would love to bring in our friends and family to help with this evening.

We are looking for your help in donating soccer balls for these special children by Thanksgiving. This Amazon list has two different soccer balls (one green and one pink) that would be a perfect fit for them. Choose your favorite and by clicking on the “Add to Cart” from the list, it chooses the correct size, but if any issue arises, size 4 is the preferred size of the ball.

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When checking out, there is an address attached to the list that will ship the ball to me. Please do not add gift wrap to the order.

Thank you so much for your generosity! It will be such a treat to share these balls with the children on the night of the party.

EIU Proud

Eastern Illinois University means so much to my family, but it all started with my mother, Julie Nimmons. Not only is she an Eastern alumna, she continued to impact the campus through her leadership. She has served on the Lumpkin School of Business Advisory Board, named a Distinguished Alumna, served ten years on the Board of Trustees and served with one year as Chair, and was awarded an honorary doctorate. I'm so thankful for the example she continues to set for me and I am proud to call myself an Eastern Illinois University alumna. 


$100 At Home Gift Card Giveaway

Our favorite place to find items for our home is At Home. You could get lost in this store for hours with all of the amazing items for both indoor and outdoor. We have had numerous projects around our home to add our own personal touch and At Home has been a lifesaver. 

Our most recent project was to add a seating area to our stone patio in our backyard. We have a seating area on the upper level of our deck, but we needed another area to sit and enjoy time with friends as well as watch our boys play in the yard. Watch the video to see what we came home with!

I'm giving away a $100 gift card to At Home so you can add your own personal touches to a room of your choice. 

*This post has been sponsored by At Home, but all opinions are my own*