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5 tips to start a community service project

Quite a few people have approached me asking how to start a non-profit. I always hesitated on where to begin answering this convoluted question, because I knew all the trial and error it took to get to where I am now. There is no perfect blueprint to graduate from a dreamer to a doer; however,...

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Faith Over Fear

Written by Shari Loftley There's always a first time for everything. Your first steps, your first date, your first love and then there's the first time that something inside you changes forever and you find yourself in the first moment where you have to throw on your invisible cape, conquer your fears and save the day. For...

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{TWO} Adventurous – a Practical, “Woodlands” Birthday Party

Let's face it - when you're hosting any kind of party, you want your vision and personality to shine through in every detail. You have guests coming, after-all, and that's really who you're trying to impress.   Before I had my daughter, I never really understood why anyone would plan extravagant parties for their 1 or 2...

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13 Questions You Should Always Ask At A Site Visit

We all know there are a million details to handle for any event. One of the most important meetings you can have when planning is the site visit. Based on past experience, we’ve compiled a list of the questions you need to be asking at this visit with your venue. 1. Can I bring in my own vendors?...

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Ten Event Budget Saving Tips

Linens: House linens are free at hotels and restaurants and often perfectly acceptable. Restaurants: Restaurants rarely charge rental fees for private rooms, however hotels or special event venues usually do. Valets: Booking a venue that already has valet service will save several hundred dollars an hour for a large event. Centerpieces: Candles or an exquisite dessert tower...

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