Simple moments from your week.  Sharing, connecting, and encouraging.

It’s our gig around here.


We don’t have ice cream trucks that drive around our neighborhoods, but they do jingle their way around where my mom lives.

You really HAVE to, right?

And it MUST be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pop.  MUST.

For me.  The 31 year old. My kids got some atrocity that turned their mouths blue.  Pshaw.  They don’t know what they’re missing.

As a mature adult this is the only ice cream I can get from the muscial truck.  The only difference being that I just skip the disgusting gumball eyes I once loved as a kid.

Remember my declaration to embrace color last week?

I wasn’t kidding.

I still haven’t planted them though.  Today.  Maybe.

It’s been miserably windy outside.  Boo.

This, however, was NOT a Pinterest Fail.

Granted, I didn’t do a whole lot besides dust off an old wooden toolbox and put some sunny flowers in it.  Can’t quite mess that up.

But I do love that I was inspired to bring a really cool and meaningful piece into the house and put it on display in an unexpected way.  Now, instead of great grandpa’s toolbox living on a dusty shelf hidden in the garage, it lives on my fireplace where everyone can enjoy it.

That makes me happy.

Okay, and NOW for an InstaChallenge!

Remember how I said I was in a rut?  Well, not only was I needing creativity, I realized I was also needing to think outside of myself a little more too.  And I love encouraging you guys to do the same.

So this week, let’s rock social media for good.

Let’s take what the world intended for shameless self promotion and use it for spreading love.

We gotta find a way to use this technological tool…this new form of communication…and make it truly worth our time.

This week, amid your regular routine, take your kids and buy some canned food.  Talk to them about it.  Why it matters.  Capture your moments.  Use the hashtag #instafooddrive.  And then be sure to include your canned food love in next week’s InstaFriday.  Participants in the #instafooddrive will be entered to win a prize…but that’s not why you’ll be doing it, right?

Spread the word too?  Capture the image above and insta it?

How many cans can we collect?  Just think: if every person who links up on InstaFriday (average 175) donates 10 cans…that’s 1,750 cans of food!!!  Easy.

Bring it.

Okay, your turn.  What did you do this week? 

But more importantly, are you gonna help others in a very 21st century way this week? 


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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.

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  1. 1

    Love the instafooddrive idea! our church food pantry is getting low, so I should get some more cans for that anyway. :)
    Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}´s last blog post ..if we were having coffee…

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    yay! canned food drive insta style! love it. yes, i can be a part of something bigger :)
    krystina / lollipops´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    I’m in! Great idea :)
    Denissa´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

  4. 4

    LOVE the challenge. Consider it done!
    Heather G.´s last blog post ..Life in Phone Pictures

  5. 5

    I love the challenge! So fabulous!
    amy cornwell´s last blog post ..InstaFriday – a peek at my week {3.12}

  6. 6

    Awesome idea! I wonder if I could get my student workers at the U involved? That would be FUN!
    Sherri S´s last blog post ..Photo Review of My Week

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    Mary Kay says:

    Great-Grandpa Andy would love your kids, Jeannett, as much as he loved your husband as a boy. He would be happy that his toolbox lives with your family. No telling how old it is or who he got it from. Thanks for this sweetness.

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    I love the antique toolbox with the flowers. This kind of toolbox is also great for displaying books. I use something similar in my son’s room. Love your food drive idea too!
    Joann@womaninreallife´s last blog post ..Insta-Friday in real life

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    I remember that ice cream! It was awesome and I would so eat it at any age. I love this idea of a instagram food drive, such an great way to give back. Thanks for organizing it.
    Nicolette´s last blog post ..{Week 8) Our Week in iPhone Pics

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    Love seeing your pics and reading your stories, Jeanett! Thanks for hosting InstaFridays! :)
    dawn´s last blog post ..Back on track…?

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    That’s a good challenge! Do you think I can get my 19 y.o. daughter in a shopping cart haha, sorry. The funnier thing is I think she’d do it in a second. Now, I have to find a place to take my donation cans.
    Pam´s last blog post ..New Sandals/Shoes

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    I loved the Ninja Turtle pops! I never was a fan of the gumballs. They taste terrible!
    Ameryn´s last blog post ..Insta FRIDAY!!!

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    Love the food drive idea, hope I can help spread the word a bit by pinning your graphic. Also, NINJA POPS!!! Say what? Would you believe I just had a ninja party last week? (pics in my link up) and those would have been so perfect! Maybe, next year …
    stacy´s last blog post ..Giant Cookies, Tummy Woes and Rainbows


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