World Market is one of my favorite stores!
i chose which side of town i shop at so that i can be sure to be close to the world market. :)
$150 gift card? yes please.
LET'S GET SHOPPING!!
i had my instagram working hard while i was shopping.
i shared lots of the the fun things i was finding and dreaming about.
i started following World Market on Instagram too!
i stood there in front of this wall of pillows and thought "i love every single one... how could i choose?"
this chair is my favorite... i drool over it every time i am there.
each tufted button is a different colorful fabric.
it makes me so happy to see.
i loved both of these huge signs.
world market has a great section of stocking stuffers and gifts for kids!
i know Sean would love this in his stocking.
this chair?! it looks vintage!! i looooove it.
i am pretty sure that this rug should live at my house...it's lovely.
my girls would enjoy every second of making this gingerbread tree.
and my boys might also if they had their own so they wouldn't have to share.
my favorite part... premade cookies.... all supplies are included!
how sweet are these deer hooks?
i think spray painted in hot pink would be even more amazing!
everything i find at World Market makes me smile and i feel inspired.
but this day at World Market wasn't really for MY wants.
i had $150 to spend on a gift basket to donate to a charity of my choice.
it took me awhile to choose one... i wasn't sure where to go.
i asked my friends for suggestions and they lead me eventually to
Youthville... a local organization that has secure housing for girls ages 12- 17.
Youthville's Secure Care program is designed to serve girls who have chronic runaway behaviors and have been deemed by the courts as "Children In Need of Care". This 24-hour, highly structured and safe environment allows females to address behaviors in a safe home-like setting. The program's objective is to return girls safely to their families and communities by decreasing the likelihood of future runaway episodes through skill building and improving decision making.
while in their secure housing they are taught cooking and baking courses.
i found mixing bowls, cookie sheets, measuring cups, cupcake pan and liners, sprinkles, ruffley girlie hot pads, cute spoons, sweet smelling soap, spatulas, and even yummy mixes to enjoy.
it was so much fun to keep filling and filling that basket!
i'm grateful to have had the opportunity to think about & pray for these girls who are living here.
they deserve the chance to have big dreams, happiness and even just a pretty bowl to make cookies in.
life has not been easy for them but maybe they will find some simple joy in learning how to bake.
i thought about my own girls and how much they enjoy decorating a gingerbread house each year.
maybe the girls at this house have never gotten to do that?
yes... put it in the basket!
i loved being a part of World Market's Share the Joy campaign.
i highly encourage you to find SOMETHING around you to help with this christmas.
just pick any charity near you, call them and say "i want to help you...tell me how"
and i promise they will tell you how.
then go do it.
your heart will feel like it's about to burst when you go and give your gift!
and take your kids!!
Be sure to enter the World Market Share the Joy Sweepstakes HERE.
- Grand Prize package includes: A $5,000 American Express Gift Card for you and $5,000 for a charity of your choice
- You could be one of 5 winners (one winner per week).
- The Share the Joy Sweepstakes ends 12/21/12.
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own