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Handmade gifts are the best, so check out the 10 Charleston artisans creating goods with a Southern accent I wrote about for USA Today 10Best and get your holiday shopping done!

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#1000speak for compassion – and i speak for 5

#1000speak

#1000speak was born just a little over a month ago when Yvonne Spence and Lizzi Rogers put out the call for bloggers to write about compassion and flood the internet with good on February 20.

I immediately signed up and so did more than 1000 others. If there’s one thing bloggers can always be counted on, it’s to come together for a cause.

And, right now, there’s no cause more important than compassion. [Read more…]

blogger idol: blogging for good

Shot@Life

These beautiful children are why I feel so passionate about my cause.

It’s Week 5 of Blogger Idol and, thanks to all of you, I’m still in the game! Last week, the vote was so close, I got in by 9 votes. So please vote for me again this week. Your vote is SO important.

This week’s assignment is my favorite so far, and the one that means the most to me personally. We had to write about a cause that’s important to us, as well as two blogs we find inspiring. I feel very passionate about the ones I featured, and I hope you’ll check them out.

Meanwhile, please please vote! Just click here, scroll down to the blue column with the list of contestants and click on Midlife at the Oasis. Make sure you get the confirmation pop-up that says Thanks for voting! You can only vote once per IP address but if you have more than one, I will love you forever 🙂