Tuesday, November 22, 2011


My little world is all wrapped up around my last event of the year at the moment. I have cardboard, table runners, linen and centrepieces all swirling in my head and on most flat surfaces at my place! It's a really special event and as much as it has turned my world purple, it is a lot of fun!
You see it's an event for women who really need to hear that they are beautiful, that they have a reason for being, and have a worthwhile future. 

Every month at my Church, they run a morning for women who are living in women's refuges', have been victims of domestic violence or just doing it tough. These women come and get pampered and shown love in a really practical way with food parcels, clothing and any other need they may have. 
They can book in for massages, pedicures, manicures, and haircuts, all performed by women in the Church. They call it 'Royal Treatment' and they even enjoy a lovely morning tea and a listening ear while they wait! 
A few years ago, I was asked to just take some photos of their end of year Christmas party. When I heard some of the stories first hand, and saw that these women were just like me, it seriously had me choked up. I realised then that this monthly program really did bring a little bit of love into their lives. 

I knew their end of year Christmas party was approaching again and so I volunteered my time and any help I could give to help make it a special event for these women. There are over one hundred women who come to this event, so it's big! It has been so fulfilling to do something outside myself. I'm always reminded to use these gifts that I have to serve and show love to others. That's what it's all about right? That's what counts. So I'm happy to have lavender all around me this week as I join a team of women who are helping to create a Christmas party to remember for some really special women!

It's the big set up day tomorrow so I don't know if I'll be able to post till after it's all over, but, I can't wait to share this one with you all!


  1. Know how you feel but mine is more will we have enough food, will it all be ok!!!
    See you tomorrow. Poaching chicken as we speak to put yummy sandwiches onto your beautifully designed tables!!!

  2. Sounds wonderful Jordan! Well done for spreading the love, encouraging other women and doing something beyond yourself. You are so right...that is what it is all about!


  3. We know you will do an amazing job and add that touch of magic to such a great cause!

  4. Oh, what a lovely post and what a grea cause! You and the other women volunteering are amazing!

  5. Thanks so much girls. Just had a huge day of setting up - all looking beautiful, ready for the women tomorrow! x

  6. So inspiring! What a meaningful way to spend Thanksgiving!

  7. Hello, I am from Peru, I love your blog!!!, and it wanted to do a consultation to you: how your faeces these circles of printed colors?, by means of some program? You use cutters, you agredecería that you orientate me on this, thank you



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