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Why You Should Keep Your Free Blog

It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the customization/upgrades hoopla for blogs. Even I have fallen prey to it. But before you go out and purchase a custom domain name ($10-$15/year), CSS Upgrade ($30/year for, and hosting package (approx. $70/year), let me point out some positive aspects to your free blog. {For a […]

February 28, 2011 More

Remember: Functionality trumps Creativity.

“The web isn’t a wall for you to hang your artwork.” These days, everyone with the Adobe Creative Suite and some spare time is a “web designer”. The saturation is part of what made me hesitant to launch b.CAUSE designs, even with a four-year degree in the topic under my belt. With hundreds of individuals, […]

February 21, 2011 More

Give Back Challenge: You’re Beautiful

I learned a long time ago about a great organization working to empower people everywhere. I first learned of Operation Beautiful from Life of Meg, and I fell in love with the concept immediately. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the girls’ bathroom (during my last week of school) and saw this: Personal Photo […]

January 14, 2011 More

Donate Your Wedding Dress and Help Grieving Parents

So last Tuesday, I posted about how you could donate your dress and save breasts as a way to give back during your wedding planning process. Since then, I found another option to consider, thanks to Genevieve’s Wedding {check it out stat!}. Mary Madeline Project*** It is the purpose of the Mary Madeline Project to […]

September 7, 2010 More

VOTW: Cherish Kids

It’s been a while since I posted a Volunteer Opportunity of the Week…namely because the bed bugs took over my life. But, no fear! We’ve all but conquered the nasty buggers. I did have a small scare last night when I thought I had accidentally pitched my bag of shoes {as in EVERY SINGLE PAIR […]

September 2, 2010 More

How To Donate Your Dress and Save Breasts

{ Let me preface this post by saying these are all simply my personal thoughts and feelings. I don’t mean to offend anyone who thinks differently. It’s YOUR wedding! } I’m not really the type of person who finds sentiment in material belongings. I don’t know why, really. Maybe it’s because I lose things easily. […]

August 31, 2010 More

Use Address Labels For Good

Last time, we talked about Gifts that Give Back. Today, since I’m knee deep in designing the overall look of our paper products, I thought I’d talk about how you can give back with address labels and stamps. “Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve” -Sharon Tan Oh, how true […]

August 17, 2010 More

Build Hope with Habitat for Humanity

In support of all things “volunteer”, I’ve decided to feature a different way to get involved in your community every week. First up is one that is near and dear to D and I: Habitat for Humanity.  We are lucky enough to have a student-driven chapter here at college, and we have been involved with […]

June 30, 2010 More

Quotes that Inspire Me

For the past year, I have served as Secretary for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. As such, I was responsible for maintaining the chapter website. One of the first things I did to revamp the website was to add inspirational quotes. In the course of looking for these, I compiled my own list […]

April 1, 2010 More


Hello! I’m Rachel, and this is my personal blog. It is focused on helping nonprofits get involvement and helping busy people get involved. I write about web tips and design, volunteer opportunities, and stories of inspiration. My goal is to encourage everyone to get involved with causes they feel passionately about and, in the process, […]

March 15, 2010 More