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Fundraising profits from sales can run from 20% to 50% on sales items and 100% on donated items. Expect to spend money for delivery and collect sales tax if your community project is not able to provide a 501(C)3 designation. Depending on your media policies, you may want to purchase newspaper, radio or social media ads. Many times that can be donated by the media with a well written letter or by having a local advertiser donate their prepaid space to your organization for a period of time. If they do this, be sure to send a personal thank you note!
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Choosing flyers that are quite busy with sales options may be confusing to the customer and the student. Keeping the options simple and informative will encourage your participant to feel great about the products they are selling. Ingredient labels are clear and products are full size and familiar.
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The company you choose should provide you with delivery options, an incentive or two and a personal contact for support. You need to know you are selling quality products to the valued members of your community. Ideally, using a local contact is good business. Supporting the small businesses (and large) in your local community is always a great idea – for everyone.
Every year thousands of Student organizations across the nation work with sponsors to plan important community service projects and fundraising efforts that will be needed to support their plans.
Every year thousands of Non-Profit Organizations depend on the fundraising efforts of the community to help support their goals. It’s a win-win.
As small children, parents begin by teaching us to share with others. To donate to special causes and plant trees for the environment or deliver food to the shut-in neighbor.
By the time a student reaches the classroom, the education becomes more a formal avenue for sharing.
Teachers and club sponsors, (bless them) are diligently juggling the needs of the district, the students, the parents, the community and that’s just at work! So fundraising needs to be simple, straightforward and achievable.
It’s an unbelievable opportunity to teach students about handling money, sharing, approaching a sale, customer service, entrepreneurship, trust and teamwork. It can be such a valuable character-building opportunity that Avon is proud to support.
It’s important to have a plan.
What’s the Lesson?
How will a fundraising event support the objective?
How can the community use the funds from this project?
How much time is required to reach the goal. What IS the goal?
Which students will commit to the goal reaching? Which parents or sponsors are willing to assist?
Where, when and how will the fundraiser take place?
What’s the hard deadline for submission and delivery?
Who will be in charge?
Who will analyze and report the results?
At what level will the project include the students? Planning, Neighborhood Sales, Digital Sales Team, Expediters (assemble the orders), Distributors (deliver), Monetary Team (manage the finances). Recognition Team (plan to recognize top sellers and/or teams), Marketing (get the word out to the community) Quality Assurance (help others with struggles).
Depending on the age of the student, teachers may need a parent meeting or a lesson on making change, shaking hands, greeting, selling and personal safety. (Don’t forget PARENTS need to accompany smaller children and keep older children within sight)
For upper grade students, goal setting, planning and achieving are empowering lessons to support decision making for the future. Self awareness, presentation and safety are also corresponding lessons.
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Student fundraising projects can be unbelievably successful for both the givers and receivers, with careful planning and support of a dedicated team. Choosing a well recognized company, trusted for years in the US and abroad, that can provide professional resources, will help your fundraiser succeed.
It’s been almost a year since I learned about life changing forever! Everything happened at once. It was both annoying, maddening, freeing, frightening and I felt blooming crazy.
One of the things that helped me find a little sanity was the Girl Project. I had always wanted to be able to go out to the back yard (garden, for my new UK buds) and sit in the morning with coffee or tea. I imagined myself enjoying writing from the patio, watching the dogs play safely away from the trucks (Texas folks like to drive trucks, ya know). I would be able to smell the aroma of beautiful flowers, see the green trees at their best, the blue skies of my rural life and there would be no work involved to keep it that way! Ha!
Well, the no-work part didn’t happen. I’ve had to pull some weeds, shape some shrubs and prune the roses. Much easier than if I had to do it all from scratch. Remember, I love my desk and my car… not a shovel or trowel. I love heat and air conditioning, not sweat and cold. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and I didn’t have to sprinkle the yard or cover anything from freeze. My “girls” made sure everything was just as I needed it to maintain their hard work and my granddaughters are closer to the ground than me, so they did a great job when the weeds started growing faster than I could pull.
It’s been getting a bit dry, and it looks like the rain is coming. The farmers across the road are mowing their pastures, so it must be time to mow the yard. My love is out there getting that done, so I took some time and scissors (I know it should be a different tool) and ventured out to see what blooms I could find before they get pounded away.
What a beautiful sight! I am so excited! Take a look at the blooms from the back yard. They weren’t there a couple days ago… yesterday we were out and about til dark, but this morning!! How exciting I am to show you the blooms I brought in!
Now, I’m not an arranger, so I guess I need to put that on my list of things to do in retirement. Because, the “girls” did so well, I know I’ll have blooms all summer on the hydrangeas, beautiful color from the variety of lily’s and the fragrant gardenia! The honeysuckle on the dog’s fence is fragrant and the rose bush is climbing across the new closed-in porch. The miniature crepe myrtles are still growing and I’m just totally excited. It’s going to be perfect.
After the rain, I plan to start loving my dream yard. I’ve picked out my tea cup, my tea flavor and I have the press all ready to go to the back yard on my beautiful copper serving tray from Avon Living. I’m glad I got it during the holidays. The copper is perfect. There are some beautiful serving pieces, I think I’ll just need to add to my perfect backyard table… stay tuned. It will be a great place to test products, write suggestions and continue my venture into my personal retirement transition. Who says you have to stop all work? Aren’t you supposed to do what you love? I love playing with makeup, rearranging furniture (poor hubs) and redecorating on a budget. The daylight will be fantastic!
Since this is written, maybe I won’t even “work” … just enjoy the day, the dogs and some lovely blooming success. Sometimes the success is just about living better in the moment.
Now, let’s all be thankful for the rain that WILL find my backyard! I have confidence in the farmer’s judgement, my girlfriends’ advice and good labors and my ability to adjust to my new found freedom.
Now, I know it’s probably not new, but it is new to me. I’m that girl that hates to shop in the store. You know the crowd, the overwhelming choices and being the planner I am… I never go with out a list. AND, I only buy what is on the list! So, for me to find something new on my own, without first hearing about it from a friend, is just a miracle.
So, on this day, I just couldn’t get up the appetite for anything at home and went looking for “yogurt”. Thank goodness my list didn’t have a brand or flavor already chosen! As I entered the dairy section, (after a 6 months absence) I noticed the yogurt section had changed dramatically. There were so many different labels and offerings.
Point of clarity: I shop a small local grocer when I’m desperate. Price won’t matter. Cleanliness does. Service does.
So back to the hunt for the yogurt. I’m sure someone who walked up might have thought I was a wax figure as I stood there reading each variety of label front. Peach, strawberry, blueberry, vanilla, orange, caramel, chocolate… and it goes on! Line after line of white plastic containers with all sorts of flavors and styles.
THEN! Right above my eye level there’s this glass jar of yogurt. I could see the product inside. Brightly colored yellow on the bottom…lemon. Pastels with fruit were strawberry and raspberry. Beautiful!
So, as you can tell above, I tried it! Don’t you love the smooth texture of yogurt? This is supposed to be french style… and I’m not a gourmet, so I really couldn’t tell the difference between it and other Yoplait yogurts. But, let me tell you… on this day, at this time… it tasted excellent!
I love that the label is removable and the container is glass. It has a rounded edge and it’s quite adaptable for other uses. I do love to re-purpose. Here’s what I used the first jars for:
I can’t wait til I find some ribbon or maybe tape to decorate them. I’m sure I’ll have a complete collection soon. While I like the clear water in the flower container, I think I have some music print wrap paper to decoupage the pencil jar for the piano. I’ll be looking for rose gold washi tape for my foundation, to match my system! I have a special event coming up soon and I think they’ll make nice bases for centerpieces. Maybe if I start now, I can root some pretty ivy for the table. It’s sort of like having baby food jars again, without the twist at the top.
The next thing that was new to me was a personal cleanse product. I’m not great at this but why not? It’s a long weekend, no where I have to be and it just might give me a jump on next week’s health kick. Yeah, I decided to try to summon up some extra will power and do a better job planning meals and getting exercise. So, I read some labels and most seemed rather daunting. I found this one from ESPIRA. It says it’s a 3 day cleanse. Three caps in the morning and three in the evening for three days. Easy to remember… the power of 3! I really couldn’t tell I was “doing” a cleanse and I felt great at the end of the three day period. Everything seemed quite natural and it seems it helped reset my metabolism rhythm. I read someone said it’s the gift that keeps on giving, ha!
Of course this brand has other products and I think I might try the Hunger Block. Taken 30 minutes before meals appears to be the secret. All the products are Vegan. And, as I’m going to do a better job of meal planning, that may just support my goals while I return to better habits. There are also shakes that one friend loves. She adds peanut butter and almond milk to hers. We’ll see.
Next, I will be moving around more. I’ve decided to sweep the sidewalk everyday instead of every two weeks. I’ll also take both dogs walking instead of one. If the hubs wants to walk one of them, that dog will be extra happy. I earned a Fit Bit once during an incentive, and I have it all charged up and ready to go.
So, I think having a long weekend when you are retired is a little useless. I enjoyed them more when I was working. Now, they appear to be an opportunity to explore and find something new. Of course, it’s still a time to remember or celebrate certain historical acts, but as far as being off work… I’m always off. (maybe in more ways than one) Just as a note, I may earn a little from any purchase you make of espira, but the yogurt review is all on me. I love it and plan to be specific on my shopping list. Lemon is my favorite flavor!
Finding new products and taking time to share them with others is a great way for me to be about living better, in my book! I’d love to know your thoughts about how I spent my long weekend. Just take a minute and jot it down at the bottom of this post. Subscribe, if you like. I’ll let you know what else I discover about my new retirement adventure.
Excitedly, I enjoyed the grand girls. Rarely do they stay over on a school night. A series of comical events took place and that’s how it came to pass… but that’s another post!
First, I need to say the eldest will graduate high school in a couple of weeks. I was present when she was born, but my favorite baby memory was toddling as fast as she could across the living area, slamming the wall with the loudest thud! So excited that she arrived first at the wall, turned with eyes blazing and CRASH! Down came the shelf holding granny’s antique ruby cut glass goblets.
Every single piece broken and shattered. The now 18 year old graceful beauty, stood there, frozen with the biggest smile and eyes flickering. Trying not to panic, I said ‘great job!’, be very still”. Poppie was about to lose it behind me. She was barefoot. I reached over, grabbed her up and we laughed as Poppie grabbed the broom. Safe baby, no more ruby cut glass goblets.
Now, during her last two weeks of high school, I get a night. Like the days when her mother was small, I made school lunches. Turkey on cheese bread, veggie bag, lil cheese and freshly made fudge. I even drew pictures on the sacks so they could tell them apart (I bet they appreciate the heck out of that embarrassment ).
The middle child is just exactly that. She agrees to second fiddle when the sleeping choices are discussed. She’s happy to wait her turn in the conversation and pleasantly lays out all her clothes for the morning. Since I’m a makeup freak, I’m her best friend right now. I have tons of makeup. She especially likes the airbrush because it’s different, but shy’s away from skin care (which is ok, for now).
The ‘little’ is all under my feet! She wants to help make fudge. She talks incessantly. She’s excited to learn to read the recipe, and I am able to help by stirring the sugar and butter, as her reach is quite short. She didn’t taste it once… not even once! She measured twice and got everything just right. A little impatient waiting for it to boil, we had time to talk about her upcoming piano recital, the STARR test tomorrow (what?) and my iPad needing charging. She was first to rise this morning and prepare for school before making her way to the kitchen to check on the fudge.
At grandma’s we always have ice cream with breakfast. We’ve done it since our now 20 year old grand was a tot. Her mother was not too sure about that, but continues to deal with the ritual. Today’s menu includes egg taco’s, salsa (we usually have pancakes) and ice cream. What else?
It’s fun to be a grandma. You don’t get days like this very often. When I do, I try to make the very best of them. Soon (very soon) there will be two to stay over on a school night. It will never be like this again.
How excited I am to see the next phase, when I have three adult grands and six little’s. What’s your favorite grandma guilty pleasure? At this time, while discovering my own retirement phase, it’s definitely going to be an adventure in living better!
Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, chili peppers and kale. RIGHT! Vitamin C.
I learned that as a kid. However, I somehow thought that oranges had the most Vitamin C… now I find out there are other foods with more. Who knew?
A half-cup of chopped or diced chili peppers delivers 107.8 mg of vitamin C. Plus, researchers from the University of Buffalo found that capsaicin, the compound that makes chili peppers hot, may help relieve joint and muscle pain, according the ABC News. Wow! An added bonus!
One of the things I’ve found time to do in my new world of ____ “retirement”? ____ has been to read more about the things I find curious or have just taken for granted. Google is a marvelous tool. I could stay busy for hours!
So, I spent a little time today looking up the benefits of vitamin C in skincare. There’s tons of information available and since I’m not a scientist or vitamin C authority, I had to do a lot of reading.
Why did my interest peek?
Because it’s the time of year in Texas that the skin fights a real battle. The sun, the wind, the chlorine, the sun. Have you ever experienced the Texas sun? Scorching, bright and beaming. Cooking an egg out on the sidewalk is a reality. Being at that age, my skin is a little more delicate than I think it was back in my sun-thirsty days. So, I’m out to define my summer routine to make the best of enjoying my beloved Texas sun.
Here’s what I found:
Oregon State University provides information through their Micronutrient Information Center on a variety of topics. I found this one on Vitamin C.
While there are tons of facts in the article, many that I don’t understand at the first reading, below are the ones that grabbed my attention:
Human studies often assess skin health by changes in depth or number of wrinkles and by the individual’s perception of skin health. Two observational studies found that higher intakes of vitamin C from the diet were associated with better skin appearance, with notable decreases in skin wrinkling (51, 52). The use of vitamin C (3-10%) in topical applications for at least 12 weeks has been shown to decrease wrinkling (21, 23, 25, 27), reduce protein fiber damage (25), decrease apparent roughness of skin (21), and increase production of collagen (26, 27). Topical vitamin C has also been shown to reverse some of the age-related structural changes in the interface between the dermis and the epidermis (22). However, the effects of topical vitamin C are not apparent in all individuals, and interestingly, one study found that individuals with high dietary intakes of vitamin C showed no or little effect of a topical administration (26).
Human studies with subjects using topically applied solutions of 0.6%-10.0% vitamin C or its synthetic derivatives have not reported adverse effects (14,19-27).
Topical application of vitamin C, alone or in combination with other compounds, may result in greater photoprotection than oral supplementation because of the more direct route of administration.
For years, I’ve known about the Vitamin C serum, but I had lots of products that I enjoyed and didn’t see the benefit of adding yet another. While I like the taste of fruit and veggies, I would not claim to have a high intake of Vit C. As time moves on, I realize the collagen appears to be fading away and my smile lines are turning to somewhat finer tuned lines. Maybe the time has come to consider the Vit C angle of skin care.
I looked at a few products that claim 20% pure… the above article and others I read stated 0.6%-10% had “not reported adverse effects”. The price varies from $19 to $199. I have trusted ANEW products for many years, so naturally that’s where I turned first. At a retail price of $30, it’s in the lower price range and as we all know, Avon (who features the ANEW brand) has sales on a regular basis, so I can probably catch it for less.
Here’s what Anew writes:
Vitamin C Brightening Serum is a patented formula that contains a high concentration of 10% pure Vitamin C, which protects skin from sun, pollution and other aggressors. 1 fl. oz.
BENEFITS • Skin looks smoother and clearer and even toned
• Enhances skin clarity
• Fights overall photodamage
• Improves skin tone and resiliency
• Visibly improves skin’s imperfections
• Contains vitamins C and E
• Dermatologist tested
• Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and non-acnegenic
• In 2 weeks, skin looks brighter, smoother, clearer and more even-toned*
• Use AM and PM after cleansing as your treatment before moisturizing. Gently smooth over cleansed skin in an upward and outward motion, avoiding the eye area.
*Based on a consumer-perception study
It states that in 2 weeks a difference might be noticed. The University article states 12 weeks of use in their study showed results. However, I also read that two vitamins could work together to provide more benefits and the Anew Vitamin C also contains Vitamin E. Also, I’ll note that skin that is fresh, and exfoliated properly will receive the product better and results should be faster.
I think I’m in. I’ll make the twelve-week commitment. Remember, the benefits can be that the skins appearance could be improved. That sun damage I’ve experienced needs a little work. I think it’s worth the effort. Twelve weeks should protect me through the bulk of the summer. I use day cream that contains SPF (very responsible, you think?). And I’ll continue with my night time routine. What are the steps you’ll take this summer to protect your face?
Summer is a great time in Texas. Lot’s of outdoor activities, sun and more sun. With big floppy hats, SPF protection, chili peppers and vitamin C, I’m in the mood for the summer sun and, of course, in my new world, that’s all about living better!
This was mom’s Birthday week. Had she continued to walk on this earth she’d have celebrated 86 birthdays. She was 24 when I was born and 32 when the sixth child arrived. She could sing alto in the choir, work in the school cafeteria, dance in front of the TV, create feather flowers with the neighbors, drove the get-away car while we papered houses, and we could hear her calling at 9 pm, three blocks away. I’ve been thinking a lot about her this week.
I know my mom baked birthday cakes for us every year… I just don’t remember them. Not even one. She was a cook, when she worked and I’ve seen pictures of me with siblings standing around a cake or two.
I had two childhood parties for my birthday. The first, no one but my grandmother and family came (which was a crowd). I waited for friends, but honestly, I can’t remember if I invited them. Daddy had just poured a new sidewalk next to the porch and I took great care to draw a hopscotch game for the party. I found the flattest rocks in the backyard and smoothed them with water to use as a puck. I wore red shorts and played barefoot for hours hoping they’d come. It was thirteen days before Christmas and it was an unusually warm day in Texas. My sister told me to quit waiting because we ‘had built-in friends’ and we didn’t need them to have a party. I was 10.
Five years later, the second party was great! I had begged to have one at night. I was a member of the drill team, student council and choir at school, youth choir, Sunday School, and the Girl’s Auxiliary at church. I had close friends who lived near, or whose parents would drive them. Our home was tiny. Mom moved all the furniture around to give us a dance floor. My brother loaned me his black light posters and stereo. My sisters helped remove the pictures from the walls and hang the posters. In retrospect, I can’t believe she let us go to such redecorating lengths. We bought records that I loved with the money Grandpa gave me and my friends brought some, too. We had chips, dips and rice treats, Dr Pepper and Birthday Cake… it was store bought and decorated. I thought it was the best! We danced, laughed and the crowd spilled out to the front yard where a few innocent kisses were stolen while we whispered secrets to each other.
After most of the kids left, mom took my two stay-over guests and I out to play a little more. We gathered the pink toilet paper and blessed some unsuspecting acquaintances with being popular! It was an honor to be ‘papered’, ya know. Mom had a great arm… she could throw that roll over the highest tree or roof. I can still hear Daddy now… ‘Peggy, you’re going to pay the fine if you get caught’. She just smiled as we went out the door. We drove down the main city streets, vacant and inviting at midnight in the suburbs. She slows the car just enough to let the lights turn red. Someone yells ‘Chinese Fire Drill’ and everyone jumps out and must circle the car, and jump back in before the light changed. Giggles, trips and falls… after three or four of those, we were worn out and ready for sleep on the pallets prepared for us while we were gone. It was a wonderful Saturday night and Sunday morning was church day and we couldn’t possibly be late! First… off to our friends to help clean the yard! We wanted to stay friends … and we wanted their Dad to welcome us again! So up early… lots to do!
When I turned 40, Mom and Daddy drove 45 minutes to decorate the door of my downtown business with a big handmade sign (Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s Forty), placed a baby picture ad in my town’s weekly paper and delivered a home baked cake to my office. I arrived at work to find that sign and knew it was her doing. I was so glad they took time away from the daily fishing trip to join me for lunch. It was a great party.
Mom knew how to have a great party. Not the fancy kind with pretty glasses and silver, but the kind that touched you where it counted. In your heart.
My mother taught and lived this: everyone matters. It wasn’t some slogan, it was real. All six of us knew we mattered. Everything is not perfect when the family is large and simple. What matters is that she and Daddy grew a family and it is beautiful. Mom was the heart of our family and taught us to remember that the heart matters when it’s about living better!
Mesmerizing moments are important to have as they allow you to dream a dream of future fulfillment. Can you see yourself in the fire, dressed up in that special dress or successfully performing a cool yoga move? Visualizing is a good way to grow. Grow your dreams, find a path to your dreams, discover the next step to your dreams.
Are you working on feeling fit and therefore, looking your best? Visualize the “you” you’re working to reveal. Eating right, exercising, spending positive moments with yourself is a step in the right direction.
I visualize myself playing with my youngest grandson. He’s almost old enough to pull in a tiny bream, like his mother did when she was about four. She got so excited she nearly fell in the stream and her alert auntie grabbed her by the pants waist just in time to help her fly back to the bank… fish still on the hook!
I have three years to make that dream come true. I can see the little guy snapping the minnow on the hook, just the way my daddy showed me. I can see him wiping his hands on his shorts and standing impatiently on his short little legs while the minnow swims about fiercely trying to find somewhere to go. Poor minnow.
Hopefully, my grand boy won’t give up, but find a comfy spot to sit (not in the ants, mom, I promise) and watch the water. And listen to the birds. And take notice of the clouds and their shapes. And get excited when the bream grabs the hook and startles him to jump and yank the hook while it “sets” in the fish’s mouth for the ride in to the bank. It may seem primitive, but children need to learn where the food comes from. Fishing is a good start. Cleaning can be a bit much, depending on the child. We froze his mother’s first fish… in a plastic bag of water, and kept it in our freezer until she came home with a husband!
Once caught, the fish is no longer the pet in the bowl, but the animal that provides nutrition. Who knows if he will even like to eat fish. I bet he will love to catch fish… most children do. And it’s a new skill to learn and enjoy. I’m hoping I’ll be the one to teach him. Just to hedge my dreams, I sent him a plastic play pole with a magnetic fish for the pool. He can practice. As my visual continues, I can see his smile in the fire. It’s a look of accomplishment!
Back to the fire. I like to visualize new projects in order to find the next step. Or think about what the room might look like if I moved the furniture. Watching the flames dance about and enjoying the warmth of a cozy fire gives magic to the dreams. When we were younger, we added detergent boxes to the fire for color. Dreams need color.
I love to sit in front of a fire with marshmallows, chocolate, a bit of wine and maybe even some strawberries on the side. I think I may have inherited that simple joy from my grandmother. On the last family camping trip we all made together, Granny spent much of her day gathering small sticks and twigs to keep the fire tended. She could sit for hours around the fire, stirring it, moving the kindling in and about. I watched her and we noticed. It was her favorite place at the campground … when she wasn’t fishing!
Sitting outside under the stars, watching the dancing flames is a perfect scenario for dreaming alone or with a loved one and a good way to continue living better!
I used it at work, often. As an office manager, when I arrived at work early in the mornings, as a part time bank teller, arriving early to unlock and check out the building so my partner and I could start the day, as a sales team leader preparing to work a special event with my team… it was how I could express my enthusiasm for the day ahead.
To me, the people I hang with are sunshine for my day. Whether it’s at work, church, play or running mundane errands about town. I love hearing about their world. The new recipes, the trips to fun places, the reactions they received from something they shared, what they learned new and how they shared a bit of themselves to the world around them. You know, like rays of light stretching into my soul to help create a better me!
It’s important to be sunshine. I realize on someday’s the rays seem a little less fierce and a little more invisible… but they are there, just the same. Flooding the earth with light and warmth. Providing a way to see the path ahead, the trail left behind and the roads on each side ( the one’s that offer opportunity).
On the days my rays are a little dull, I find reading, jumping around on one foot or petting Trixie a good way to brighten up. It doesn’t take a lot to get happy, if you are dreaming in that direction. Putting a smile on your face and thinking you are happy, usually works. I like to make a list of things for which I am grateful and then expressing that gratitude. Looking up, toward the Son is a great way to start!
Sunshine is important in every phase of life. We grow plants in the sun that provide food and beauty. We see the mirroring effects of the warmth hitting the cool water and feel it’s heat on our skin as we soak up every ray possible during our day out at the park or the lake. The warmth from the sun provides energy for power and physical fitness. Sunshine is our hope for a bright future.
So today, I see the sun peeking out as it’s almost daylight. The energy of the sunshine is contagious as I hear the birds begin to sing, the dog is stretching and preparing to hit the door to request permission to exit to the sun. The morning glories are preparing to “glory” and the coffee is hot.
“Good Morning, Sunshine’!” It’s a day to enjoy the benefits of the sun. Grab your SPF, (helps to pay my way) drink up some water and come join me on the patio.
It’s all about living better and it’s going to be a warm and beautiful day. Don’t forget to spread some sunshine.