Beautiful Blogger Award

I'm always a little leary of external rewards that try to motivate me into performing (aside from chocolate and an exceptional cup of Jasmine tea, of course), but since it seems the Beautiful Blogger Award is done out of pure kindness,  I willingly comply.  

A beautiful mama, Saskia over at Sugar Magnolia nominated me for this award and has lovingly coerced me into seven thoughts of introspection.  Here goes...

1.  I'm a recovering Mt. Dew addict.  
2.  During my seven years in college, to my father's dismay, I declared 4 majors; Accounting, Social work, Speech Therapy, & Finance.  I ended up graduating with a BS in Finance, but what I really wanted to be was a marine biologist with an art minor.  I'm only 31, so there's LOTS of time!
3.  I'm a Scorpio.  Nuff said.
4.  I'm deaf in my left ear, caused by a high fever I had as a young child.
5.  I'm slightly obsessive compulsive.  I have to push a certain sequence of buttons on the stereo remote before I can turn it on! (I'm not crazy, really.  I'm thinking it was all that high-fructose corn syrup!)
6.  I'm passionate about stopping hunger across the globe, and believe that NO ONE should be denied the right for basic human needs.

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans go hungry every day. Take a good look around your neighborhood, because hunger doesn't only affect people in poverty. Over 50% of the families using local food shelves are full time, working families who have to choose between rent and food. 

Mothers, you know how hard it is to nurture your family when you don't take care of yourself.  Imagine what we could do as a country, if we collectively nurtured one another.   A country who respects and takes care of its people first inward, are better able to radiate that love and extend a hand to fight hunger in the rest of the world.

Please, next time you're at the market, put something in the food shelf bin.  Even if it's just one $.99 can of veggies.  If you don't have a bin at your market, ask about setting one up for your local food center.

You can start helping right now by coming over to my shop TheSittingTree.  I'm selling hand dyed t's to raise money for our local food and clothing center.  ~Hunger Knows no Season~

7. I play the viola, a little piano, and recently took up the harmonica.

Sweet, now I get to pass on some adoration to 15 other bloggers!  Post a link and I'll come take a look:)


  1. Loved reading your introspective post... full of courageous ideas about working towards poverty reduction and confronting such widespread hunger... right here in North America. I know that 20% of children (at least) here in my city of Ottawa do not get enough food to eat. Not an ocean away. Right here. It is numbing to think about, and I admire your getting up to do something about it. We've decided that birthdays are not about presents to ourselves anymore, and ask guests to bring food bank donations, so that our times of celebration will include thinking of others... it's a very small step. Love your tshirts (and all your work)!

  2. love it, I have a bach in social work :)

    when the economy hit, my husbands job was affecting- it was pay the mortgage our eat. So we have eatten food storage, my church is awesome about taking care of it's own and has a food program. Hubby just got a new job, I am so excited to have a grocery budget again, though it will still be tight. When I started selling my dolls, it was the MOSt amazing thing to have money again! I am so blessed, but yeah, it isn't just people who look like they are obviously in poverty, you know?