Thursday, December 11, 2008

cans for comments . . .

leave a comment = I will buy a can for local shelter/foodbank.

a good amount of amazing photographers are doing a cans for comments campaign and i think it's a fabulous idea. in my attempt to really teach my children gratitude we've organized our neighborhood in providing Christmas for a family at our children's school. It has touch my heart so much to see everyone coming together to help this family have the best Christmas. I don't know the family and it's totally anonymous but just simply knowing that the parents won't be stressed and there sweet children won't be disappointed on Christmas morning makes me just want to cry. We did not have much at all growing up - I've been in there shoes and this year I've cut back on my spending for my children/husband/family members and have vowed to do a little more for others. So with that being said for the next 24 hours, I will be running the Cans for Comments Campaign on my blog. Here is how is works . . .

1. Leave one comment within the 24 hour period. Dec. 11th 10am - Dec 12th 10am

2. Link my campaign on your blog - just have your friends and family come and leave a comment as well. And they can even link my blog - the more comments the more cans.

3. I will count all the comments and donate a can of food for each comment. The cans will be split up between Second Harvest and our schools MOMS anonymous organization!

so with that being said - here are a few pictures of my yesterday.

our sweet little zac - named after the uber talented zac efron [yes my daughter is 7 years old and this is her dog]

this image is of my little table at the vendor showcase at the country club. It was a fun evening, met lots of wonderful people. What do you think? It was kind of a last minute thing. A simple set up, and no the bride on my slideshow is not Violet Beauregarde - not sure why it shows up so blue on camera. I do notice as I look at this image I should have more of a "sign" with my logo and such. For sure next time.

ok - now it's time for the comments to come on in :)
Remember link my blog on your blog. . . the more comments = more cans.
and one commenter will win an itunes gift card.

Have a lovely day



staceyfike December 11, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

girl! that's gonna be some fun grocery shopping!!

Cassie December 11, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

Who doesn't love Zac Efron?
I have a 9 y/o daughter.

Jessica Turner December 11, 2008 at 8:46 AM  

way to go Court

Anonymous December 11, 2008 at 9:04 AM  

What an awesome idea! Love your site too, OMG you are very talented!!
Love that doggie too!
(albertasweetpea from SIS)

Becca December 11, 2008 at 9:29 AM  

Court--this idea ROCKS!
I will link you up on my blog and copy you too!
Love love love.


MandieGirl December 11, 2008 at 10:37 AM  

What a great thing to do! Love it! I'll link you up later tonight!

Divian December 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM  

Lovely idea and awesome photos as always!!

Greta Adams December 11, 2008 at 11:41 AM  

an awesome idea....

Sarah December 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

what a cute lil pup!

Awesome idea for a food drive ;)

sara berry December 11, 2008 at 12:13 PM  

Great example--you are so good Court. :)

lpmkate December 11, 2008 at 1:17 PM  

Great idea!

erinrwillis December 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

Hey, Courtney. Don't have a blog, but wanted to leave a comment. What a wonderful idea. I hope this family has a very merry Christmas.

Take care,

Melissa December 11, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

Here is my comment! Woo Hoo to Cans for Comments!!

angela December 11, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

what a great idea!!

EliseBlaha December 11, 2008 at 5:30 PM  

hi court - what a cool thing to do!

kayla aimee December 11, 2008 at 7:25 PM  

awesome court court :)

Becca December 12, 2008 at 6:00 AM  

Hey Court!
Just wanted to say again that I think you rock for doing this!


Jan December 12, 2008 at 7:38 AM  

U-Haul, U-Haul! I wanna make you rent a U-Haul for all those cans!
God bless you, Courtney! Love your heart - and YOU! ;)

Jody December 12, 2008 at 7:39 AM  

I hope you get so many comments that you fill a grocery cart! I'm so happy you have "been there", but now you can give back. What a blessing...

Jan December 12, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

Oh, I linked you on my blog and I posted a little opportunity to help even MORE people in need on my blog as well...


Rachel December 12, 2008 at 8:49 AM  

This is so stinkin' awesome!

Sonja December 12, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

What a beautiful thing for you to do! I hope you get a bazillion more comments:)

Wilna December 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM  

YAY!! here goes another can!
: )

corinne delis December 12, 2008 at 10:58 AM  

another can :)
love you will link it up at my blog.


The Elliott's Happenings December 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

Thanks for your contribution!! Love the idea & spirit behind it :) And your pics are beautiful!

isabel December 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

I am here leaving a comment. I loved the idea!
Happy Holidays

Kara December 12, 2008 at 2:51 PM  

What a cool idea!

Anonymous December 12, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

beautiful photography; cute dog; great cause!

kymmie December 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM  

Lovely and thoughtful.

Karen December 12, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

get to shopping.....

Ashley Wren December 13, 2008 at 6:03 AM  

i love you bestie.

Jennifer December 13, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

Love this idea!!

Leeann M. Samples December 13, 2008 at 8:28 AM  

How precious is ZAC? What a cute and loving face! Love your idea of doing this! LA :)

Leeann M. Samples December 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM  

Also, I put a link on my blog for your cans for comments. LA :)

sara December 13, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

Great idea!

caro December 13, 2008 at 9:36 AM  

Thanks for this generous action Courtney - MOMS is just starting over here, a much needed concept. and here's HUG for YOU!

Tanya December 13, 2008 at 12:52 PM  

ADORABLE puppy! Great idea on the comment stuff. Hope you are blessed by this too!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama December 13, 2008 at 2:28 PM  

What a great idea!

*mindi* December 13, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

hello :)
one can for me please.
good idea!

*kim* December 13, 2008 at 3:27 PM  

What a great idea Courtney.
So glad I can be involved in such a fantastic cause.
Merry Christmas!!!

Lori December 13, 2008 at 3:33 PM  

This is only the beginning of greater things to come. Thanks !

Martha Bonneau December 13, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

What a wonderful idea!

SusanH December 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

What a great idea! Hope your muscles are built up! (you know, to carry all those cans)

Carolyn December 13, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

Great idea - you are being a blessing!

Catherine December 13, 2008 at 10:22 PM  

Great idea! Don't have a blog, but I'll let a few people know about what you're doing. Happy Holidays to all!

Megan December 13, 2008 at 10:59 PM  

I found you via Kayla Aimee's blog. Your work is gorgeous and what you're doing is too cool!

Lynette C December 14, 2008 at 3:14 AM  

Thank you for doing this. I hope more people will add their comment here.

jessica nole December 14, 2008 at 5:37 AM  

this is the best idea courtney!

Angie December 14, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

your photos are stunning.

Austin December 14, 2008 at 2:05 PM  

Excellent idea, glad to know people are looking for ways to give.

Jan Connair (Magpie) December 14, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

You rock, Courtney. You are going to have to hire a crew to help you shop and deliver all the cans, though!

Merry Christmas!

Alissa December 14, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

comment comment!

Tommie December 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM  

Great ideal. I'm not a blogger, but my daughter is so I read her's all the time. Here's another can. Thanksgiving and Christmas our church fixed boxs of canned goods our church members gave. Thanksgiving a girl scout troop and a class at school surprised us with a truck load of canned goods they had collected. Isn't God good. Keep up the good work. God bless you and Merry Christmas.

Tommie December 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM  

By the way my daughter is Kim. How about another can.

megan December 14, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

cool idea!

Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

awesome holiday idea... I may have to steal it next year.

Heather December 14, 2008 at 10:28 PM  

This is awsome. I hope this counts as one more can for you to donate. Merry Christmas and thanks for giving to those in need. Our country needs more giving right now.

sandra December 16, 2008 at 6:46 PM  

CAN i still comment? lol im a dork
this is awesome of you!

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