Hanes is Making it Easy to Give Back this Earth Day #UnderwearOnUs

It’s easy to give back this Earth Day with Hanes and Give Back Box®! Seriously, you’re going to love how easy this is.

Give Back This Earth Day with Hanes

Hanes has partnered with Give Back Box® for a special way to celebrate Earth Day and help out those in need. Every donation to Give Back Box® provides most essentials to those who need them most. But while you can’t donate underwear to non-profit organizations (for obvious reasons), people still need it. That’s why for every full outfit you donate to Give Back Box®, Hanes will donate new underwear to those who need them the most.

Hanes and Give Back Box® have made this program so easy for you! We all have extra clothes in our closets that for various reasons, we don’t need any longer. Take a few minutes to go through your closets and find those clothes you no longer need. Pack your clothes into a shippable box, print out a prepaid label and send that box on its way to help someone in need. Hanes will do their part by donating, underwear to help people in need. Helping people in need and keeping clothes out of landfills is a win-win for everyone. You can find all the details at Hanes.com.

Please help Hanes donate up to 1,000 pairs of underwear to those in need! #UnderwearOnUs


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5 Reasons to Foster a Pet

Spring brings warmer weather, green grass, flowers, and kittens. Kitten season is coming, which means your local shelters and rescues are going to be filled with kittens who are to young to adopt out and need a foster home for a short time. 

5 Reasons to Foster A Pet 

You may not realize it, but there are countless animals in your own community that may need a temporary home. Maybe it’s a nursing mother cat with a litter of kittens who needs a safe warm and loving place to flourish and thrive until the kittens are old enough to be adopted and then the mother cat will be spayed and placed in a loving home as well. It could be a heartworm positive dog who needs a quiet place to recuperate during his treatment.  Don’t forget small animals like rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. They often need fostering until they are old enough to be adopted. 

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, here are 5 reasons you should foster a pet in need.

Who Doesn’t Love Baby Animals?

5 reasons to foster a pet

Seriously, who can resist cute kittens and puppies? Believe me, I struggle to resist all day long.

When You Foster A Pet in Your Home, You Are Making Room For Another Pet In Need.

By fostering an animal in your home, you are helping to open up a spot in that animal shelter or rescue organization for another animal in need. You aren’t just helping the animal(s) in your care, your help directly impacts another pet in a positive way. How cool is that?

5 reasons to foster a pet in need

Fostering Teaches Your Children Empathy and Responsibility.

pets encourage empathy and caring in children

There is lots of research available on how beneficial pet ownership is for everyone. Children raised with pets learn empathy and responsibility and how to be gentle and caring with animals that need our help.

You Just May Find Your New Best Friend.

5 reasons to foster a pet

Foster failure may become a familiar term to you. It doesn’t mean you have failed as a foster parent, it means that you are now the proud pet parent of your new best friend. Way to go!

It Feels So Darn Good!

It really does! Taking care of an animal in need, whether it’s for a couple short weeks or a month or more, and seeing them flourish under your loving care is an amazing experience. Knowing you are giving them a second chance at a wonderful future with their forever family feels damn good.

You can check with your local humane society or rescue groups to find out what you need to do to get started fostering pets in need in your community. It just may turn out to be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

Fostering a pet is great, but so is adopting a pet. Which brings me to Sombra, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

Sombra #34192155

Sombra is a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair who’s looking for a new home. This is her second stay at Lollypop Farm through no fault of her own. She was brought in as a stray and adopted but her new humans had allergy problems and had to bring her back. We’d love to find her a home where everything works out for her for a long time to come. Come meet her and all her feline friends at Lollypop Farm!

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Snuffy Meow Monday 

We’ve always know that Snuffy is a special kitty, but today a lot more people know how special he is. His story was featured on the website Love Meow.com . He’s trying not to let the extra attention go to his head.



Sissy was a little disappointed the article didn’t mention Snuffy’s theater debut late last year. He was a big hit with the cast, crew, and audience. He loved every minute of it and all of the attention. It’s not every cat who can say he’s been on stage.

Snuffy waiting for his scene in the play

This is Snuffy on opening night waiting for his big debut. No stage fright for this guy!

Snuffy onstage

Snuffy’s big scene. The audience was surprised to see a real cat appear on stage. Fun fact, his stand-in was a stuffed cat. Snuffy has done a lot in his 16 years and we hope he is around for many more years to come.

Today, Snuffy wants to introduce Baron, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

Baron  #34128694

Baron is a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair mix who came to Lollypop Farm as an injured stray. How wonderful that someone took the time to bring him in to be helped! He came with a badly injured leg for which he had surgery and recovery time in foster care. Unfortunately, the injury to his leg was unable to heal and he had to have it amputated. Now fully recovered from surgery, he has figured out how to get around quite well. He’s shy at first but, once he finds you acceptable, he’s a loving purring machine who loves to be petted. Come to Lollypop Farm and ask to meet this beautiful boy. It will be great to find him a safe and loving home!

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Meowdeling Meow Monday

What better day to kick off the end to winter break and the start of the week than to showcase Meowdeling Meow Monday. When Sissy left for college last month, she tasked J-Man with taking pictures of the cats and texting them to her. Believe me, he takes this job very seriously. Every day he stalks the cats, trying to get the best or funniest pictures to send to Sissy. He’s gotten pretty good at the candid kitty snapshots.

Meowdeling meow Monday

Meet this week’s top meowdel and Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Venus #34673558

Little Venus is a 3-year-old female domestic short hair mix who is looking for a new home. She’s a beautiful orange and white girl with a sweet face. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!

Meowdeling Meow Monday

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Disney’s Castaway Cay Wordless Wednesday

Was it really only just a little over a week ago that we were lounging on the beach, icy adult beverages in hand, and soaking up the sun on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay? I think I need to go back right now! Who’s with me?

castaway cay

If I hadn’t received that magical invitation to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms celebration, I don’t know if we ever would’ve gone on a cruise. It was such a fun family experience!

This week we are joining Deb from Focused on the Magic for Wordless Wednesday Disney style. She has a fantastic reason to celebrate! Everybody knows that’s my favorite kind of style!

Focused on the Magic
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Land & Sea at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line. I paid a fee to attend the celebration and received discounts on accommodations, theme park admission, and the cruise. All opinions expressed are my own.

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