Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I haven't posted a song in a while and I've been meaning to, so here it is!

I really love this song by Feist, it's SO joyous! My version isn't quite as uplifting as the original but I still love singing it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Everybody, Everybody wants to love...

This is the video I made for the Ingrid Michaelson "Everybody Video Contest" I've never submitted anything to a contest before so it's kind of cool.

I'm hoping that a lot of people view and rate my video!
If you have a minute check it out!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Great Opportunity to make a Difference!

The Touch a Life Foundation is in Ghana right now working on finishing the Village of Life school. They are attempting to furnish the school and homes and have a super easy donation method set up using Paypal. I just did it! I donated a desk and chair to the school! If a poor college student like me can do it, so can other people!

Check it out!

And if you're worried about donating don't be. You type in what you would like them to stencil on to the piece of furniture you donate then they send you a picture. You actually see what you've donated!! It is all really personal and a great way to make a difference to some wonderful kids!

Please take a minute and consider donating or at least take a minute to check out all of the cool stuff Touch a Life is doing!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

As Long as You Love Me

I'm bringing Backstreet back... alright?

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

It is so nice when it is possible to be amazingly happy for another person. My friend Brittney Lee is living the dream out in California. She is an amazing artist, musician, and person. She and I went to RIT together and were in the same A Capella group, Encore. I follow Brittney's Blog and just got really emotional reading her post about how she has fulfilled her lifelong dream of working at Disney! Yeah, like THE DISNEY!

It's such an amazing story! It's wonderful to hear that it is possible to do something that you have always wanted to do! I've been so fortunate in my life to see this happen to two people I love, William's brother Phillip works for the WWE, and now Brittney works for Disney!

I've always been one to kind of float from interest to interest. I can't really say there is something I've been passionately working towards since childhood. I didn't even realize that I was going to be a teacher until April 5th 2007. (It's a long story but it really was one of those slap in the face kind of moments...) Other than that, I've always just jumped at opportunities when they have arisen and it has never led me astray.

Anyway. The point of this post was to talk about how amazing Brittney is, seriously check out her blog. She does wonderful and unbelievable things with drawing and paper cutting. Seriously it will blow your mind!

Check out her Etsy shop while you're at it! William often goes to the Etsy shops of my friends for gift-giving. So my desk is surrounded by handmade items from my friends! It's amazing.

I am truly blessed to have such fabulously talented friends!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fruit of the Uke!

Check out some of my Uke Tunes on my YouTube Channel!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eight Days a Week

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love the Internet

Two great Village of Hope related things to check out:

Chelsea's blog is an awesome way to keep updated about what is going on at the VOH. Chelsea (aka Chester) is an amazing girl who is living in Ghana for a year. While I was there she was amazingly helpful. The other Geneseo girls and I would have been lost without her!


The Village of Hope now has a Facebook page. People are posting pictures and updates.

All of these web outlets are helping me feel more connected. No one ever has to be far away when you're in cyber-space!

My Heart Aches for Ghana!

It's hard to believe that it's been over 2 and a half months since I left the Village of Hope. I really miss the kids and think about them constantly.

I've been trying to remedy these feelings by writing and finding small things to send to Chelsea and the kids. I'm going to be sending out another package this week with some letters, stickers, books, and educational cds.

Everything helps a little but I still miss the kids so much!