Today, I am going to help spend your money! Don’t stop reading. I have useful information, and I’ve never been anything but honest. Maybe a tad crazy or a bit of an embellisher, but here we go.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I hate it when it’s a platform for misinformation. I love it when I get to see what my friends are doing. My friend John posted about a business his daughter-in-law Kimmy Sauer started. The company, 2 + 3 = WE, creates fantastic activity boxes for kids personalized with their name and filled with age-appropriate items.

I met Kimmy for coffee and found out she recently left her career in human resources to be a stay-at-home mom. She wanted to generate a little income. The easiest thing would have been to take on some HR consulting gigs, but in her heart, there was a crafter needing to be let out! She started by selling Halloween bags and Christmas boxes on Facebook. Through Etsy, she now sells more than 15 kinds of activity boxes. I plan on giving a Big Brother one to Robbie when the newest Hannum arrives! These are perfect holiday presents—whether you’ve got travel planned or need a stocking stuffer. Not so sure about using Etsy? Then look at her Facebook page. You also can email Kimmy at She has shipped her boxes to 47 states and as far away as Australia. Shop locally when you can is my motto, and it doesn’t get much more local than Webster Groves!

At year end, some people (i.e. those with hearts) decide they would like to make contributions to organizations that make a difference in their communities. I’ve written about the Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG) before, but I can’t stop myself from doing it again. Their mission is to serve every person and family affected by breast and gynecological cancers by providing free healthy meals, rides to treatment, house cleaning essentials and peer support so no one is alone in their fight against cancer. PRG has been in St. Louis for only three and half years, but I cannot tell you the number of women I personally have referred to them. In that time, they have provided more than 100,000 meals and 10,000 rides to treatment. Last year alone, they provided 36,390 meals, 3,487 rides, 295 house cleanings and offered 54 peer events. Now, I know there are so many charities that are worthy of your donations. But PRG is my favorite because it really is a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ organization. They are working directly with people who need help now! So, if you are so inclined, send a check to Pink Ribbon Girls St. Louis, PO Box 50253, St. Louis MO, 63105.

I must say writing this gave me a little head rush! I wonder if this is how I would feel if I could get a gig on one of the Home Shopping Networks. Actually, since The View didn’t hire me to co-host, maybe that’s where I should look for my next gig. Peace my Peeps!