Wednesday, January 11, 2012


So I’m kind of hanging by a thread today.

It was a rough day and it’s been a long week with year-end close in full swing. Thank goodness there is a long weekend coming up.

But I have to say that I’m glad I’m not this person:

A friend of mine sent a message to what she thought was her co-worker complaining about her boss. BUT it wasn’t to her co-worker, yep – it was to her boss.

Wow! Hate when that happens!!!

And unlike emails where you might have a second to try to recall it – not with IM – that stuff is instantaneous!

It sounds to me like she needs a nice long vacation. Somewhere where the sky looks like this at night: 

That was Key Largo, FL taken from the pool – ahhh that was a great time!

It seems to hit me every year at this time – it is time to go somewhere warm. Somewhere where you get to bust out the really white legs (gotta self-tan those bad boys first!) and wear a light cotton tank top without a wool sweater over it!

But I don’t know if that’s going to happen soon. We will see!

There seems to be a lot of talk about thread and fabrics tonight so I will move on to tell you about CommonThreadz.

“CommonThreadz is a nonprofit helping orphans & vulnerable children in developing nations to reach their full potential through the empowerment of the children, their caretakers & the local grass roots community organizations that support them.”

With Each Cool T-Shirt Or Other Item You Buy, We Will Give:
A School Uniform To An Orphan In Africa So They Can Go To School, Or Meals For 1 Month!

CommonThreadz offers so many different t-shirts for men, women, infants/babies. They also offer a line of t-shirts that were designed by orphans. For every orphan-designed shirt that is purchased, they will give meals for one month.
Here are just a few that they have available:

CommonThreadz - with the purchase of each t-shirt that is designed by an orphan in Africa, we will feed a child in need for 1 month. 
 CommonThreadz - Gives a school uniform with the purchase of the shirt.   CommonThreadz - Gives a school uniform with the purchase of the shirt.

CommonThreadz - Gives a school uniform with the purchase of the shirt      CommonThreadz

In addition to the clothing that they sell CommonThreadz has:

                “Shoes for Kids was created by CommonThreadz, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to give orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and Haiti a chance at a a better life through educational support, clothing, medical aid, family assistance & nutrition. The Shoes for Kids campaign is a great way to show your support by purchasing a pair of shoes (or more) for an orphan or vulnerable child. Your gift will make a lasting impression and change the life for a child in need. 100% of your sponsorship gift goes to shoes for the children in need. This is our 2nd annual Holiday Shoes for Kids Campaign!”

                “To give 1 million educational books to disadvantaged children & rural cummunities in developing countries by 2014. Every $10 donated gives 4 locally relevant books for schools & community libraries. 100% goes to buying the books.”

                “Global adventure challenges for charity - Each year CommonThreadz offers one or more adventure charity challenges. We call this program CommonTrex & it's an awesome way for you to experience the "challenge of a lifetime" while also raising much needed funds for those in need. Plus, part of the trip will include interacting and helping those less fortunate from the area. 100% of the cost of the trip can be raised by participants and we make it easy to do so with our online fundraising platform. Spaces are limited so signup today. You will not regret it.”

                The next challenge is a Trek to Machu Picchu for 10 days – pretty awesome!

There is really a ton of information on their site and I could go on for hours.

But I’m not going to – I will let you check it out yourself…and make sure you buy a souvenir t-shirt while you are there! :)

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