Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I am almost done with my Christmas shopping and have even begun wrapping a few gifts, but if you’ve still got hard-to-shop-for friends and family on your list take a gander at what my two blog sponsors have to offer. Both of them have fast turnaround and shipping so you’ve still got time to order something and have it arrive by Christmas. If you’re local to Baton Rouge you may even be able to arrange local pickup!
And of course I’ve got an etsy shop of my own–Living La Vida Vintage–where you can find lots of goodies to strike your fancy. Before I sign off today I’d like to feature a deserving nonprofit–I’ve been doing this for the past few months and it makes my little social worker heart sing.
Iris Domestic Violence Center (formerly operating as Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center/Battered Women’s Program) has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to survivors of family violence and their children in the Capital Area for more than 30 years. A few years ago I had the privilege of befriending someone who had worked for the Battered Women’s Program and still felt passionately about the cause. Her name was Mollie, and she died suddenly at the age of only 29. I keep the cause of domestic violence dear in my heart because of her and can think of no better way to honor her memory than to spread awareness about the epidemic of family violence that she worked so tirelessly to combat. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call their 24 hour crisis line at (225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706.
On that note, hug your loved ones today. And check out this post I wrote on Red Stick Moms Blog to remind yourself of what the holiday season is really all about.