Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wondering what to do with those Christmas cards?

You can now recycle your Christmas and other holiday cards by sending them to St. Jude's Ranch. More info can be found by clicking here.

St. Jude's Ranch for Children Card Donating Tips

* All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used (no photo greeting cards though).

* Only the card front can be used (please check that the back side is clear of any writing, etc.)

* We cannot accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.

* 5" x 7" size or smaller is preferred.

Recycled Card Program History

Over thirty years ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived for turning the previous year’s Christmas cards into "new" cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted with their unique "thank you," they requested the children sell them the special cards. And so, the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program was born.

Since then, the program expanded to include all occasion greeting cards…just about anything that starts with a used greeting card. People from all over the world have sent us their used cards!

Operated by Kids, Corp., a program for the children at St. Jude’s Ranch to learn entrepreneurship skills, the children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of "going green".

The ongoing support for the Recycled Card Program has been overwhelming! The Program grew and soon we were receiving over one million cards. We have since redesigned the process to more efficiently manage the increased production from the increased volume and we welcome your submissions!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christ-mas!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6



Monday, December 13, 2010

Let Freedom Reign!

I'm officially DONE with finals! Rejoice! Five quarters down; two to go! :)


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the yum

Today I tried the new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbucks...and it is to die for. So good. So delish. So yum. Try it!

P.S. WHERE did the year go?? It's December! Eek!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Who even knew there was such!

I'm taking about National Bundt Day. What a great idea...let the sugar rush begin!

On Monday, November 15th, stop by any Nothing Bundt Cakes store and get a free bundtlet. I guess that's baby for bundt. Bon appetit!


Monday, November 8, 2010

A Pictorial Travel Diary

I am quite the avid traveler. This stems from my childhood years: I spent the first 6 years of my life in Europe (where I was born along with my siblings) and because my parents traveled so much with us in tow, I grew to love it. I also spent 6 months living abroad in Marseille, France while in college and I can truly say it was an experience of a lifetime and the best part of college.

I thought it would be fun to do a pictorial travel diary featuring pictures I've taken of some of my favorite cities I've traveled to, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Bon voyage, mes amis!

UPDATE: I will periodically update this entry and re-post it when new places are added. This post was originally created on 3/11/09.

Click on each picture to enlarge for more detailed viewing.

Los Angeles, California

Santa Monica, California

Costa Mesa, California

Lake Tahoe, California

Hollywood, California

Universal City, California

Anaheim, California

Monterey, California

Malibu, California

San Francisco, California

Solvang, California

Santa Barbara, California

San Diego, California

Pasadena, California

Mammoth Lakes, California

Portland, Oregon

Las Vegas, Nevada

Chicago, Illinois

New York City, New York

Boston, Massachusetts

Virgina Countryside

Montecello, Virginia

Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Barbersville, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia

Nice, France

Cannes, France

Saint Tropez, France

Arles, France

Pont du Gard, France

Paris, France

Nimes, France

Avaignon, France

San Rafael, France

Versailles, France

The Camargue, France

Rome, Italy

Pisa, Italy

Genoa, Italy

Venice, Italy

Florence, Italy

Vatican City, Italy

Monte Carlo, Monaco

London, England

Beirut, Lebanon

Byblos, Lebanon

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