Mustaches to Docs—Comments for A Cause

November is Men's Health Awareness Month and the Comments for a Cause for the month was designated to go to my oldest son's efforts to raise money for Movember Foundation US.  Micah's goal was to grow an amazing mustache that rivaled Tom Selleck's and I think he came pretty close, what do you think?   I am thrilled to be able to report that because of YOU we will be donating $210 to Micah's November efforts.  If you would like to make a small donation of  your own please click … [Read more...]

Be The Ripple

Recently I gave a little presentation at our local Social Media Breakfast entitled Be The Ripple.  I shared with the group some of the great things that have happened to me over the years through having my blog and how fabulous it has been to be a part of this big world that becomes smaller when you have access to social media and the internet.  The basic theme of my talk that morning was that we can all start a ripple of our own in a variety of ways. I never have sought fortune and fame or … [Read more...]

From Food to Mustaches—Comments for a Cause Marches On

Yippee Skippee!  It's the 1st!  The day every month that I look forward to with the most excitement and anticipation on It's Just Life because it is all about the Comments for a Cause.  You know you want to jump up and down with me so go ahead----take a hop and know that I am hopping up and down with you. October was a fabulous month and it allowed me the opportunity to make a new friend, Ozzie, and find a new place to direct our donation love for the month.  I was thrilled to see all that our … [Read more...]

From Bridges to Stepping Up To the Plate

It's the first of the month and if you have been hanging around It's Just Life for the past 3 years you know that I get pretty doggone excited when the first day of the month rolls around.  Time to tally up the comments from the month and let you guys know how well you did at commenting!  This past month all of your comments went to help Mitchell County Bridges Mentoring Program (click on their name to take you to their website).  They do all kinds of fabulous things connecting kids with mentors … [Read more...]

From World Race to Local—-Comments for a Cause is Everywhere!

You know what day it is!!!   I usually don't do a post on Sunday (my day of rest, ya'll) but today is different because it is the 1st!!!!  Comments for a Cause!!!!   I can hardly believe that I started this fabulous feature on my blog way back in April 2011.  From the very beginning you guys have been with me and supported my blog by commenting.  Thank you! This past month we featured the lovely and talented Leslie Oxford and her upcoming World Race mission trip.  11countries in 11 months!   … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause: Racing with Leslie

It's the first of the month and around here at It's Just Life that means that it is time to count the comments!  This past month I chose a local group in Mason City called My Happy Place that creates wonderful rooms for kids who have endured or are enduring some crisis in their lives.  It is a wonderful way to show these kids that people care and that they can have their own special place.  I can not say enough about this organization and the dreams that they are helping to come true.  We made a … [Read more...]

Making Wishes Come True

It is March 1st and that means it is time to focus on Comments for a Cause here at It's Just Life.  If you are new follower (thank YOU!) this is the way it works.  Each month I select a charity or cause to support.  For each legitimate comment on ANY post during that month I promise to make a donation of 50 cents to that cause.  Legitimate = a comment that shows that you actually read the post and actually made a comment relevant to it.   Simple, right? In February I was thrilled to find … [Read more...]

Comments Pave “The Way”

During the month of December I designated Comments for a Cause to go to UMCOR specifically directed to relief efforts for Tyhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  I am happy to report that with your help we will be donating $234.50 to UMCOR directly for aid to continue to be given to help the folks in this disaster ravaged area.   Our family also designated this as the Christmas charity this year so it was a family effort also and I am thrilled that so much was donated to help in this extreme time of … [Read more...]

Blessing Bag To Go

I used to carry bags of goodies around in my car to give to those folks I might happen upon who were standing at intersections asking for help.  I kind of got out of the habit and the other day I saw a woman with a cardboard sign and I had nothing.  I resolved then and there to rectify that problem and always have something in my car to hand out the window to anyone I passed that might be a little bit down on their luck. I know that not everyone who has a cardboard sign has the story that the … [Read more...]

NaBloPoMo + Amazon Smiles

Before you think I am speaking in a foreign language let me explain.   In the month of November writers and bloggers everywhere make a pledge to write every day.   For writers the goal is to write a novel during the month.  A pretty lofty goal but what a great way to get started.   The official link for this is located here---National Novel Writing Month.  It's a great thing.  I have dreams of writing a book but honestly----I don't know if that is ever going to happen.  If it does I suspect it … [Read more...]