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Giving by building!

In 10 weeks from today a team of 24 VSP’ers (from VSP Global) will be heading down to Nicaragua to work along side Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families in need!  I am so excited to be the team lead (my 1st time leading!) for my 3rd annual trip to Nicaragua and my 4th Habitat global village build!

Jordan & I in Esteli
Jordan & I in Esteli

Our team has been selected to build 2 homes, however with a little extra funding we can build a 3rd home!!  Part of trip cost on a Global Village trip is to pay for the cost of the home.  For a core home (around 200 sq ft) in Nicaragua it costs USD $5,000, and to build this 3rd home we are $4200 shy.  So I’ve challenged my team to fundraise and/or donate the additional $4200 so we can build 3 homes in 1 week this November!

Please help us hit this goal by checking out my fundraising page HERE, and make whatever donation you can!  Every donation will go 100% to paying for the cost to build this home.  Our trip costs have already paid for any administrative fees, so your donation will go towards the materials and local masons needed to help us build another families dream home!

19 women from the US building homes in Nicaragua!
19 women from the US building homes in Nicaragua!

Check out the pictures below and on my fundraising page to learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program.


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home dedication and celebration
home dedication and celebration
Get moving

Just keep moving!

So what to do when you have a 2 hour car appointment…you walk!!! And especially when a buddy has signed you up for a Fitbit weekend warrior challenge…thanks Mike Morgan!

There are so many opportunities in everyday to get our bodies moving, which is what our beautiful and complex bodies are meant to do! Even if your not a runner, the book “Born To Run” is a great story of what we should be doing, which is moving and running.  Society tells us to eat cheeseburgers and relax on the sofa, but that rarely ends well for us! 😷

So find some time everyday to lace up those sneaks (good excuse to buy a new pair!) and get moving!

My 3 mile walk also takes care of my shopping for my party today, so a double bonus!  And no guilt of a couple extra cocktails… 🍷🍸🍷

See you on the streets!!!