This evening I had the privilege to spend some time with a wonderful group of ladies for a more than wonderful cause. More on that in just a minute…
For supper, I boiled a few eggs and baked some chicken to shred and made a quick chicken salad with a little mayo, brown spicy mustard and pickle relish. For those of you that have seen this trick on Pinterest, it WORKS! Pinterest Pass with flying colors! I enjoyed a handful of mixed nuts while I was mixing together my chicken salad and then sprinkled a few on top as well.
Now back to my wonderful evening!
The beautiful Wendy Wilson hosted a Noonday Collection Style Show Adoption Fundraiser to help support her friend Erin’s adoption. Erin and her husband are adopting Lincoln (15 months) and Piper (6 months) from Africa and Wendy and her husband adopted the precious Roxie Kyle a few months ago as well (and are in the process of adopting little Hudson) so adoption is extremely close to her heart.
Isn’t she gorgeous?!
Noonday Collection was founded by Joe and Jessica Honegger in 2010 after a visit to Uganda and their own personal decision to adopt from Rwanda as a means to raise money for the costly adoption process.
From their website:
At Noonday Collection, we believe every child belongs in a family. While the owner is no longer raising money for their Rwandan adoption (though they think more adoptions will come), the vision remains the same. We advocate for the orphan by:
- Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for families. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their child.
- Help families raise money for their own adoptions. We give 10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a trunk show.
- Aside from donating 10% towards qualified adoptive families, Noonday Collection also gives towards orphan care and prevention. Watch the video to see one of our beneficiaries.
- The dream: Take YOU on a trip to visit artisans and visit orphans in their distress.
Who wouldn’t want to support this?! And all of the jewelry and accessories that make up Noonday Collection are truly unique pieces that you aren’t going to find anywhere else.
You can see Lincoln and Piper there!
Sorry for the blurry pics, but here’s the snacks 🙂
Our Noonday Collection Ambassador Kayce explained to us the founding and history of Noonday and how the whole program works and also showed us several of the pieces on display as well as in the catalog which was FULL of great accessories.
Wendy, Kayce, and Erin
If you have any questions about Noonday or want more information, please let me know and I will be more than happy to let you know more! It was a wonderful evening, like I said, and I can’t wait to see Lincoln and Piper in person!
When I got back home, this happened.
Before you freak out, it is in fact a worm and not a snake, but still.
After Ryman went to bed, I managed to crank out a 2 1/2 mile run and a quick arm circuit-12 reps of bicep curls, tricep extensions, hammer curls, and tricep kickbacks and I did 3 rounds of that. I also completely my 100 sit-ups for the day. Woo!
On a side note, my blog will be getting a face lift tomorrow forcing me to be out of commission until Saturday so PLEASE be sure to check back in on Saturday and hopefully a new and improved, fresh-faced Sugar Coated Sheridan will await you.