Ian’s Carol: An Interfaith Jubilee of Hope & Voices, feat. Groove for Thought!

The morning of September 22nd, I received a forwarded email from my friend Andrea. About a local boy who attended my kids’ school… who was diagnosed on the first day of school with an insanely rare form of leukemia. I wept. I’m a mom. This little boy is just a year younger than my youngest… […]

Positive Fight Mode for Ian – Call for Photos!!!

The team at Positive Fight Mode for Ian is making a call for photos!!! Don’t know what PFM for Ian is? You can read-up about the story of Ian, a local first grader, who is fighting leukemia HERE. Our local community has activated like GANG-BUSTERS. Since the end of September, this community and donations from […]

Project Sparkle: Notes and Pictures of Supreme Awesome for Ian and His Family!

Hi friends! So there’s this little boy who has been undergoing chemotherapy for a few weeks now. Ian. You can read the full story here. You can check out the still-under-construction website here. You can find the shiny new Facebook page here. Ian has a sister in 5th grade (Jenna), a sister in 9th grade […]

Positive Fight Mode for Ian is in FULL EFFECT

Positive Fight Mode for Ian! In the few short weeks since Ian’s diagnosis (you can read more about that here)(and feel free to share, share, SHARE!), it is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL to see how many people have come together to support the Gunnell family as their lives turn upside down. We are fortunate to be […]

COMMUNITY… ACTIVATE! Positive Fight Mode for Ian

*Update 10/1: The official PFM for Ian website is UP with link for donation help… HERE! The site is still “under construction”, but the critical info is living there now.¬† *Update 9/27: There are a lot of wonderful plans in the works. Hoping there will be a simply donation site sooner than later, but there […]

It’s the FOURTH Annual POULSBOPALOOZA in 3… 2…1…

In it’s fourth year, Poulsbopalooza is. This Saturday, August 11, 2012!!! This local event is particularly near-and-dear for several reasons: 1) It started small (2009) in an effort to bring the stage to us… Don’t wait for an invitation, people. Become THE INVITER… A local park had a stage. I called up the local parks […]

This is only half of the peanut M&Ms I had hidden in my pocket.

I walked to the park with the kids Sunday afternoon. Something about the cousins bouncing off the walls and waiting for a birthday party to start… I had to take supplies. RIGHT? Actually, this was only a third of what was in my pocket. At one point I hugged my daughter and she said I […]

Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre Presents: The Music Man! (with giveaway!)

If you have been here before, you may be aware that we are a theatre family. Proof: here and here Though our family has taken the spring show off, the theatre group that has become family to us HAS NOT. This May Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre is bringing us Music Man! Oh… and no big […]

Finding Kind: A film about girl on girl bullying.

Oh Bullying…¬†Aren’t you the popular kid right now? But not popular in an enviable way. The movie Bully is opening this coming weekend. My dear friend sister from another mister, Lu of Art Slam shares her story of being bullied here. Her story is a prime example of this girl-on-girl bullying that we are seeing […]

The WSU Kitsap Small Farms Expo, y’all!

ANY FARMERS IN DA HOOOOOOOUSE??? OK, so… I’m pretty sure most of the folks who pop by my humble online home here are NOT farmers. I mean, they are busy. Farmers. Growing food and flowers. Tending animals and crops and such. But what about you? Maybe you have a few chickens… Do you grow flowers […]