Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP). Lori has been running this event for several years now and it is the creme de la creme of blog hops. The 6th BSBP is just kicking off and I'm excited to be on the roster. I've been assigned my swap partner, Dawn Pierro of Turtle Moon Designs. We will send each other a "soup" of beads and then make something with the soup we receive. On the appointed day, we will post our creations and then hop from blog to blog looking at all the beautiful creations.
The second event I'm participating in is a silent auction. I've donated a necklace and $20 gift certificate to the Leilani Farm Sanctuary Silent Auction to be held on July 3rd.
You may wonder how I came to be involved in an animal sanctuary in Hawaii. The story goes back almost 20 years when a delightful young woman, Sarah Kenefick (now Sarah Taylor), worked for me. Sarah has since gone on to marry and build a career as a motivational speaker, published writer (Vegan in 30 Days), and educator. I feel a little bit like a proud mom every time I read about one of her successes. Sarah has always been an animal lover so it was no surprise when I read that she was involved in the Leilani Farm Sanctuary. She recently posted on Facebook asking for donations for the silent auction; I was more than happy to support this endeavor and my old friend.
You can visit the following web sites for more information about the events:
Bead Soup Blog Party
Leilani Farm Sanctuary
Sarah Kenefick Taylor