Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Christmas Shopping in June- And Every Month In Between


Although I am a bit late posting this Month's Operation Christmas Child's June shopping list hopefully, if you haven't already searched out the suggestions you still have plenty of time to stop by and pick up a few toys for your box or boxes.

Dolls, whistles and jump ropes seem easy enough to fit into a shoe box, However, soccer balls are much loved by the kids receiving these boxes as well. How could you possibly fit a ball in the box, you might be wondering.  It's actually much easier than you would think. Deflate the ball and it roll it up. Now it takes up much less room. There is also room for the air pump and needle so that when the child receives it, having a useful and very fun item is quick and easy to prepare.

We are about half way there.

Happy shopping and remember to always

Be Prepared To Bless!

Johnna

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Locks of Love

When the seasons change it not only changes the colors of the leaves on the trees, it also brings with it many changes in our fashion style. Jackets to sundresses and boots to flip flops.

It also means a change in hairstyle for a lot of folks. The long hair gets really hot during the summer months and some feel it's time for it to GO!, which usually means on the floor of a salon, quickly swept up and into the trash.

But wait, what if all of that unwanted hair could make a HUGE difference in another persons life.

It's called LOCKS OF LOVE. This is a public non-profit organization that provides a new look for financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.  When a child loses their hair from a long-term medical condition, the gift of a prosthetic hair piece can bring back a child's self-esteem, confidence and smile.

There are many ways you can get involved with LOCKS OF LOVE besides giving your hair.

If you have a salon, please consider registering to participate.

Plan an event benefiting this caring organization.

Monetary donations are welcome also. This helps LOCKS OF LOVE pay for the actual prosthetic that the donated hair is coupled with to make the hairpieces.

 For more information as well as rule and regulations please visit  Locks of Love website

FRAUD ALERT:

According to Locks Of Love dot org, there are many fraudulent parties out there using their name to raise funds etc. in unethical ways. Please make sure to verify that an event or salon is properly affiliated with this organization.

When it's time for a new do, please

Be Prepared To Bless

Johnna

Monday, April 3, 2017

Christmas Shopping In April....and every month in between


Here is the Item of the Month for your shoe box. Have you been following along and collecting your items?  Found any good deals?

Keep watching for more ways to......

Be Prepared To Bless!

Johnna

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Has Officially Sprung

Although here in Texas it never really felt like we had Winter this year, we did manage to somehow act as if we did. We wore our nice warm scarves, our high top boots and carried our dark colored purses. Now, finally,  we can honestly say it is Spring.

For those of us living or visiting here in the Lone Star State, that means Bluebonnets galore!! Oh how we love our state flower. We take road trips to the perfect areas to see them and we plant our babies in the middle of a patch for that oh so perfect photo op.

The word "Spring" is also sometimes followed by the not so pretty word "cleaning".  Nooo!   Yes! It's that time again.  Last year I wrote about a way to use this dreaded task to cheerfully Be Prepared To Bless in the future, so before you tackle your home this year please read my post Spring Has Sprung Part 1 from last year and as always.......

BE PREPARED TO BLESS!

Johnna

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Christmas Shopping in March...and every month in between


If you have been following along since my original post about Operation Christmas Child, you know that each month there are suggested items to purchase for your box.

This month is Quality Crafts. These items could include a beaded necklace, knitted gloves, no-sew scarf,  handmade purse, a hand carved whistle, felt finger puppets and the list goes on.

You don't need to be overly crafty to do this.  Search Pinterest for easy crafts and you will see there are thousands of things to make.

You can also read my suggestion posts for January  and February.

I hope these posts will encourage you to shop all year long for OCC.

I will be back next month for April's suggestion post. In the meantime, follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or subscribe to my blog for many other ideas and as always......

Be Prepared To Bless!

Johnna