I have to say, you guys are killing it in the holiday mantle decorating department! Talk about some creative ladies. Thank you so much for linking up! The link party will remain open until Christmas day, so come on by whenever to link up your mantle or to get a little Christmas inspiration. I'll be choosing a few of my favorite mantles to feature... assuming I can narrow down my favorites. They're all so good!
Don't forget, tomorrow I'll be sharing the piece de resistance of Christmas... our Christmas tree! Come join the Christmas Cheer in the Blogosphere party again and link up your Christmas tree with me tomorrow over at Megan's blog, Honey We're Home. Oh and while you're at it, Rhoda is hosting a mantle party today over at her blog, Southern Hospitality, so head on over and link up with her too! Way too much party fun in blogland these days. Tis the season!
On another note, my sweet friend Lauren is heading up a wonderful blogger initiative for a charity by the name of charity: water and their program Well Done. Last year, we helped to raise over $5,000 in order to build a water well, bringing fresh water to approximately 250 people. And now we're back for 2011, ready to bring more fresh water to impoverished places. Here's some information that I shared last year on the program.
Charity Water is a non-profit organization that helps to fund a mission to bring clean drinking water to developing nations.
Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in seven of us.
To learn more, check out Charity Water's informative video. It's such a simple thing. Only $5,000 can help to build a well that will provide clean water for over 250 people. In fact, funds are being raised right now for a well in Africa and they're just $1,000 short from being able to build the well.
Maybe today, we could skip the Starbucks? Or grab a PBJ instead of stopping by Chick-Fil-A for lunch? Because just $5 from each of you could be enough to help to reach that goal. 100% of all donations directly funds clean water projects.
Blogging is such an awesome little community- it still floors me that people like to hear me chat on and on about painting cabinets, making curtains and spray painting everything I own. So I'm honored to be able to use this blog as a platform to share this organization with all of you. We're blogging for charity. Feel free to grab a button and share.
If you're feeling inspired, you can donate here.
A generous man will prosper,
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.