Hand Made Holidays 2014 Blog Hop

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Love is stronger than hate !

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Here is a thing you didn’t know about me. Even though I wrote my master’s degree thesis about mobbing, bullying and sexual harassment, I get terribly upset in real life when these things happen to real people. I usually would distract myself not to listen to the details of someone’s bullying or harassment experience.

And since I became a mother, the tragically ending bullying stories, that we hear sometimes in the media, are literally breaking my heart. The worst part for me, is that I can’t do nothing about these things. And all these stories, they leave me with the feeling of helplessness. And honestly, it’s a pretty crappy felling. I really don’t like feeling that way, so I turn my head, tune out, or simply I shut off the tv.

Yes, I’m a bystander. I look at the misery of others, and I turn my head. I think that since I can’t do anything I’ll just stop looking. And that surely there is someone else helping. Researches shows that the more people witness a tragedy, the less chances are that someone would actually help. Because they are all bystanders. They all think that someone else will help.

So when I heard about this bulling story, my heart just sank. This 14 year old autistic boy was challenged by his classmates to do a ALS Ice Bucket challenge. But instead of cold water they threw a bucket full of urine, spit and feces. What do you do, when you hear stories like that happening ? I usually would try to forget, since there is nothing really I can do.

But I found out that there is. The words #1 found raising site, GiveForward decided that this boy and his family needs to see that love is stronger than hate. So they started a fundraiser, to get 5000$ for him and his family.

When we decide not to be bystanders any more, then magic can happen. Like it already happened for a couple of newlywed, that lost their legs during the Boston Marathon bombing. GiveForward has raised for them nearly 900$K to cover all their future medical expenses. To show them that love is stronger than hate.

It really raises my spirit to know, that there are so many people out there, who with the right resources, are making a difference.

So what we can do is either to donate, either to leave this boy a message of support. Let’s show this boy and his family that love really is stronger than hate!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of GiveForward however all opinions are my own.

Antropologie giweway : win a 300$ gift card !

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I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores — Anthropologie! The lucky winner will win a $300 Anthropologie gift card just in time for some fall shopping… and it just might be you.
You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!
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Prize: $300 Anthropologie Gift Card

Co-hosts: Think Like A Boss LadyStushiGal Style Girl in BetseyPalm and Peachtree Casually Chic by MoniqueScripts Of Flair Some of This and ThatTo Be Bright Miss Erin SaysMass Musings Jenn’s Blah Blah BlogNicole to the NinesNicole Prosecco & PlaidPeaches In a Pod A Good HueRacheal JadeOlive & Ivy Thirty Six Months
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/30 and is open worldwide.
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Bewitching projects Link Party #8

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When you party here with us, you link up to ten blogs at a time! And every week  each of us will feature their last party favourites!

Please Show these awesome ladies your love by following them on their social media, I’m sure you are going to love them as much as I do!

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Bewitching Projects Link Party #7

This weeks link party is late ! I’m really sorry if you’ve been waiting to link up, and/or get inspired by other bloggers! So here it is :

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When you party here with us, you link up to ten blogs at a time! And every week  each of us will feature their last party favourites!

Please Show these awesome ladies your love by following them on their social media, I’m sure you are going to love them as much as I do!

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The Blogland tour

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I’m really happy to welcome you, my dear readers on the Blogland tour 2014 :)! This tour through Blogland is where amazing bloggers introduce themselves to each other, and where you get to know me a bit better. I get to answer questions about my work, and you get to know other cool and talented bloggers out there! It’s also about a passion that we all share: to create and to invent:). Let’s start !

First, I’d like to introduce you to Amy,
who was so kind to invite me over. She is a vivid and talented blogger who is crazy about crafts and DIY ideas. Here is a project from her blog that I particularly liked : Fall chalk craft

And now, it’s time for some exhibitionist behaviour 😉 :

1. What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on a home office space, where I could blog and paint. It sounds simple but in reality it means that we’re closing a window in the solarium, adding a wall, ripping off old moulding and painting it all.. But optimistically I hope it’ll be done soon, and so I’m painting watercolours to hang above my desk once it’s all done:). And I’m shopping for the right accessories to finish this space.

I’m also preparing myself to open my Etsy shop,( it’s a secret, so don’t tell anyone). That means drawing & painting. But since my now almost three year old is a real handful, and my 6 month old kinds of wants attention too, it seems like It’ll never be ready to open!
There is one more project that I’m working on: a parenting ebook. But this project too will have to wait a bit to be totally finished. I’m fine with that. It’s like dreams, if you fulfill them all, there is nothing more to dream about!


2. How does my work differ from others of its genre
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Well, let’s face it , I’m not the best diyer out there :). I don’t have that many tools, I lack patience and time.. To be honest I prefer to sit down with coffee and read than engage in an long and complicated project! What I like, are simple projects, that any other tired and sleep deprived mom could make to. But when it comes to writing, well, here I like to look in to the very root of the problem, and to analyze it from every angle possible. So I think I’m just a much more lazy diyer then the rest, who prefers making easy projects while thinking about the meaning of life and stuff ;).

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I love sharing my ideas and tips in hope that they may inspire and uplift others! When I create though, it’s mainly for me. I feel good when I’m working on a new project, it’s like a drug to me :)! I have this pleasant adrenaline rush while I work, and a whole loads of satisfaction when I’m done :)!

4. How does your writing/ creating process work?

Usually words and phrases just come to me while I do simple home tasks: when I cook, clean or nurse my little one, I tend to wander with my thoughts. I rethink the theoretical aspects of parenting and relationships, and I confront them with the reality that I live in. Then it’s just about finding a moment in my busy day to write it all down :).

Blogland tour continues :

Now I’d like to present you to this amazing blogger Megan from C’mon get crafty:
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I’m Megan, and I blog over at C’mon Get Crafty! I’m one of those crazy DIYers who can’t pass a clearance aisle without wondering what re-purposed possibilities it might hold. I love to share my triumphs and do-overs, and nothing is sacred! Kids crafts, home decor, card making, you name it! Would love to have you stop by to visit and share some crafty fun! 🙂

Natalie from lovely  Pistachio Road :
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I’m Natalie and I blog over at Pistachio Road (www.pistachioroad.com). I am wife and mother of two little ones (ages 3 and 1). I learned to love cooking as a newlywed and share our family’s favorite recipes. I also dabble in sewing, painting, crafting, graphic design and fashion.

and Narmy from adorable SimlyCasa blog:
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My name is Narmy Hernandez, my first love are two wonderful boys, 8 & 2 and my husband. My eldest is autistic and that moves me to take my family into best direction possible. My second love is to be able to decorate, cook, DYI & organize but most important, taking care of my family’s heart and soul
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I hope that you liked participating in this years Blogland tour edition!

Bewitching projects link party #6

Another week another link party !

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When you party here with us, you link up to ten blogs at a time! And every week  each of us will feature their last party favourites!

Please Show these awesome ladies your love by following them on their social media, I’m sure you are going to love them as much as I do!

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