$40 Noonday Collection Gift Card Giveaway

by Holly on August 27, 2014

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Noonday Collection uses fashion and design to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. But what does that mean? What exactly IS Noonday?

First I’ll tell you what it is not- It is not charity. Sometimes well intended charity can cause more harm than good.

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Noonday creates dignified jobs, better quality of life, long term trade, zero interest loans, a marketplace, empowerment and so much more for our artisans living in resource poor areas around the world. You can learn more about it on our impact page.
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Noonday is bringing women together to use our purchasing power for something outside of ourselves.

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I’m giving away a $40 Gift Voucher to shop online at Noonday Collection! The fall collection launched this month and you will want all the things. You can earn up to 9 entries. The winner will be chosen on September 10th. Good luck!

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Ambassadors have linked arms (and blogs) to share our favorite pieces, stories, and giveaways this month in a blog train! You can enter the last giveaway HERE and the next giveaway is HERE

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It’s time for school again! The summer has flown by and taken with it its care free days more spontaneous meal times.

One thing that helps a lot of moms get back into the swing of structured days and earlier bedtimes is a meal plan. I am a fan of eMeals- once a week they email me a list of 7 meals with the grocery list attached. I head to the store, stock up on the meals I will be preparing and my days are better when I know what’s for dinner. There is no more -”It’s 5:00! What are we doing for dinner?”

Solve the Dinnertime Dilemma with eMeals Meal Planning

They have Easy, Healthy Meal Plans for everyone- Paleo, gluten-free, clean eating, organic and natural, kid-friendly, low-carb, portion control, vegetarian, diabetic and the list goes on. They also have specific plans for your grocery store, whether it be Whole Foods, Costco, Wal-mart, or anything in between.

Emeals also offers lunch, breakfast and dessert plans.

This past week we had a Creamy Avocado Alfredo that was a big hit with everyone. It’s perfect for Meatless Mondays and can be gluten-free.

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Creamy Avocado Alfredo

Ingredients:
12 oz whole-wheat fusilli (we always use organic brown rice pasta)
2 ripe avocados, coarsely chopped
3 tablespons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic (I left this out because my kids only like cooked garlic- it’s too spicy for them raw)
1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (left out the pepper too, and it was still delicious!)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Place avocados, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth.
Combine avocado mixture, pasta, and pasta water if needed, in a Dutch oven over medium heat; cook 5 minutes until heated through.
Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Through September 30th Save 20% with code SCHOOL on any eMeals Meal Plan

You’ll be glad you have a plan!

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What Dreams May Come

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I am thrilled to announce my partnership as an Ambassador with Noonday Collection, a line of distinctive, handmade jewelry and accessories that provide a pathway out of poverty for men and women around the world. If you haven’t yet heard of Noonday Collection, its mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. Noonday partners [...]

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