Every Tuesday in my Touch'd on Tuesday series, (I know I'm a day late posting...sorry) I like to recognize those who have Touch'd my life in a positive way. This week not only will I be telling you about two people who've Touch'd my life, but I want to give you the opportunity to Touch someone's life. Read on to see how.
Thank you fro impacting my life in a positive way. You have been an influence in my success of life!
I hope that the recipients of this award pass this on to someone who has Touch'd their life. I think it's a great way to say Thank You!
Janine aka @twincident owner of Twoferthepriceofone blog.
I met Janine at Blissdom09, we hit it off right away. We went into the city of Nashville, stopped at Coyote Ugly's for a drink (along with @shortpumppreppy and @SugarJones), we sat on the bar...well laid on the bar, put on the ginormous bra, and laughed as if we were 18 again. We stopped in the coolest rockin boot shop, with the cutest sales boy(I say boy cause I'm old), and Janine put on a "Rocker" jacket so we could take pictures(you can see these on her site). We bonded!!! Our last night there, Janine helped (along with a couple other peeps) inspire me to
start the MamaRucci blog, so I can show my personal side. I toyed with this all night and the next day at the airport- Who did I get a call from.. but Janine. I met up with her and (you'll see in a sec) and they both said, We decided, you def have to start the MamaRucci blog". I'm know in contact practically every day with Janine and she'll be coming to CT for a visit! Woo hoo made a new friend Ma!
Dwan aka @mommadjane owner of MommaDJane blog and Momma Made
Meeting Dwan was such a pleasure! When I first met her, we chatted for a while and before I knew it she had me rambling all about me, my family, and my products. Being new to the blogging world she was giving me tons of pointers and offering up her help. Later we were at the GNO (Mom It Forward) party and she won the HP laptop giveaway. When she stood to tell her story (she sat next to me) I was floored....to hear that her daughter was born with Cerabal Palsey, and to hear how this amazingly strong woman was dealing with life with such a positive outlook, and to think she was the one offering help to me! It took every ounce of restraint not to run to her, throw my arms around her, and ball my eyes out. To see what happened go HERE.
Dwan was the "other" person with Janine at the airport who insisted I start MamaRucci! She also told me all about Momma Made a site that sells all mom made items. She was so inspiring and I truly feel blessed to be able to call her my friend.
Now as I said in the opening I want to give you a chance to have Touch'd someone's life, letting you make a difference. It won't cost you anything but a few minutes of your time and the value is priceless. Please click on the link to take a pledge for violenceunsilenced, a website with the sole intention of shedding light on the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault by giving their survivors a voice.
A couple years ago I had a Holiday Party and asked everyone to bring an unwrapped toy. On Christmas Eve those toys as well as Touch'd gift baskets were brought to our local Women's Shelter. Since then I donate items throughout the year that will help these courageous women start their new life. These women left their homes with the clothes on their back. They don't have toys, glasses, dishes, towels, clothes, sheets, shoes, or toiletries, just to name a few of the needed items. Please remember these women, all through the year and help spread the word!
If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Are you planning on taking the pledge? OR do you have someone that Touch'd your life...tell me in the comments