#North Iowa Bloggers + Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank = A Very Good Thing

Friday was a gray and gloomy day in Mason City, Iowa but some of my local blogging buddies definitely brightened up my day and their actions will brighten the days of others in our area. We took a field trip to Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank located at 122 S Adams Street in Mason City to drop off our trunkfuls of food and cash donations that the bloggers and their readers had collected during November.  It was a fun morning for all of us and volunteer Ozzie Ohl was the consummate host and gave … [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...]

Going Above and Beyond—#North Iowa Bloggers Are Making a Difference

I love how things come together unexpectedly sometimes.  I love how I can still find so much good in the world amidst the sadness and tragedy.  I love how people continue to amaze and astound me.  Quite frankly---I am loving life right now. When I had this little idea I threw it out to my North Iowa Blogger family and they all jumped on board so I am thrilled to announce that we are embarking on a campaign of sorts to raise more awareness and help stock our local food pantries. The month … [Read more...]

Thank You, Farmers! #SpoonSalute and #FranklinCoHarvest Continues!

Disclaimer: The Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour was sponsored by the The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce & Franklin County Farm Bureau who provided our lodging, meals and activities. All opinions and thoughts are totally my own. Do you know how many ears of corn grow on a single stalk on average?  That is just one of the things that I learned on my recent Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour weekend.  I honestly learned more that weekend than I could have imagined. Not that I am … [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...]