I may not be the one DIYing in every photo, but someone is.
I absolutely hate making raffle baskets. I’m fine asking for the items to be donated but putting the baskets together is my personal heck.
Despite that aversion, I put together about 45 of the 50 total raffle baskets for Quincy Pride Festival. (And I burnt myself out and quit the board. Oops)
Please ignore my messy background (I couldn’t figure out how to blur). The gift card bouquet is a display I’m most proud of the presentation.
Quincy Pride Festival on June 6th was a success by every measure. I was in charge of everything fundraising related, and the dog show. $24,000 was raised, 90% personally raised by me. Fundraising is my favorite DIY and why my profession is nonprofit fundraising.
My family had a wonderful time at the unveiling of the Quincy crane project. I believe every school made 1k to get a school wish. Great DIY students!
Thank you to whoever DIYed this fairy house behind a playground in Dorchester, MA! My daughter and her cousin Hollis adored it.
When my father in law put fruit on the birdhouse, I was concerned all he would catch is ants. He had the last laugh and his DIY impressed me.
Thank you to the crafter who thought of this then DIYed it! My father loved it as part of his Father’s Day present.
So there you go! From LGBT Pride Month in June, on we go to Disability Pride Month in July
4th of July weekend in MA is supposed to be cold and rainy, but I hope you have better weather where you are!
The theme for the April photo blogging challenge was “Drink Up“
I had fun with the theme but knew from the second I saw it that I wouldn’t be taking beverage photos.
Here’s my creative take!
It wasn’t intentional but my toddler daughter got featured in all of the photos this month.
My brother is going to Qatar for 9 months for work, and we had a going away party for him.
My mom gave my daughter the cake toppers to play with and she was overjoyed at the additional to her toy collection.
My daughter and I went to pre-school storytime at Unity Farm Sanctuary and oh my goodness this goat was using their height to get food and attention. The farm owner gave the lettuce to us to feed the goats, so it’s part of their diet.
My daughter loves books and is just starting to memorize them to “read” to us.
This is from Easter – sitting on my dad, her Grandpa.
My daughter was given an Easter basket with fake grass in it and she had so much fun making a mess. Why not enjoy it and clean up later, right?
My daughter and I got out in nature a lot in April. This is her riding on Grandpa’s shoulders in Sylvan Gardens on Cape Cod.
I hope you enjoyed my photos. I enjoyed taking them.
The November photo blogging challenge was “Thankful“
This was actually a month of photo taking that I had too many to choose from!
Despite the pandemic, I’m thankful that we’re still able to safely enjoy outdoor activities with our toddler
Every once in a while I remember to get myself in the photo, so here’s a selfie I enjoy
I’m also very thankful for our family!
This photo was taken on Thanksgiving
Here’s a bonus because I still can’t believe I caught it without trying. I was at an online fundraiser for The Samfund that had Tig Notaro as a speaker. Look what I caught when I excitedly taking a photo of Tig! (My name on the thank you donors scroll)
This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.