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ReStore and RePurpose

If you follow my pins on Pinterest, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of projects that re-purpose items typically discarded after too much use. Imagine my delight when I was assigned to Habitat for Humanity’s local ReStore warehouse as part of my law school’s Service Day. Habitat for Humanity created ReStore to help raise […]

August 30, 2011 More

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon

Tomorrow marks the first day of my first year of law school. I’m a mixture of more emotions than I think I can handle. In preparation, I’ve gathered a lot of advice for entering “1Ls” (as first year law students are called). A common piece of advice is the analogy that law school isn’t a […]

August 16, 2011 More

Your Nonprofit’s Office and the Importance of Design

Nonprofit organizations rarely give much thought to the interior design of their offices. But they should. An article by the Journal of Public Affairs (which studied the relationship of office design on bank employees) found that office design does impact the productivity level of employees. Recognizing this, companies like Google and Cisco have given their […]

July 8, 2011 More

Finding Contentment

During our first night in the Cayman Islands, as we were riding down in the elevator, a lady turned to us and said (without hesitation) “you’ll love it here. It’s paradise”. I smiled, but didn’t think too much of it. Because, let’s face it, everyone makes comments like that when they’re on vacation. By the […]

June 28, 2011 More

Designs by Charity

An easy way to give back while planning a wedding (or for any other occasion, for that matter) is to use a local jeweler to craft attendant gifts made with reused, recycled, or found materials. A local jeweler in my town, Charity Fedde, creates one of a kind, beautiful attendant gifts made with re-used or […]

May 10, 2011 More

{Design Work} Hershy’s Corner

Fun, fresh, cheerful, chic. That’s how I’d describe the new look over at Hershy’s Corner. They say design tastes are a reflection of the person, and that couldn’t be more true in this case. From the moment she contacted me, Marissa’s been a pleasure to work with. Always cheerful, she made me laugh at least […]

May 4, 2011 More

More Cause-Worthy Jewelry

If the bulky/beady jewelry I shared yesterday isn’t your thing, don’t dismay–there are tons of “traditional” jewelry purchases you can make that will support a good cause. If you’re looking for more traditional jewelry, shop When you’re signed up with the I Do Foundation, 5% from any purchase from is donated to your […]

March 16, 2011 More

Operation Layla

It’s funny how much you can get to know a person via social media. While it doesn’t replace the in-depth friendship you form fromface-to-face interactions, connecting with people through blogs/twitter/facebook does provide some insight into the character of a person. I first “met” Layla (or @ohdearitslayla as I know her from Twitter) when I joined […]

March 11, 2011 More

The Kindness of a Stranger

All too often, we forget how important small acts of kindness are to those around us. Today, I received a forwarded e-mail in my Inbox. Now, I don’t usually read this…I’ve been trained to regard these mass e-mails as pointless spam. However, this e-mail was only two people deep, and I trusted the sender who […]

March 11, 2011 More

How To: Add a PayPal Button to Your Blog

Donations are the backbone of any nonprofit organization. A great, free way to market requests for donations is to add a PayPal Donate button to your blog. If you have a Blogger blog, installing the button is easy. If you have a blog, it’s even easier. However, for the nonprofits using free blogs, […]

March 10, 2011 More