I am so proud of Her!

Hi everyone!
What good is having a blog if you can’t brag a little …right? Well, I’m doing just that today!
Our little princess (she will be 5 in a couple of months…can you believe that!) spent every Tuesday this summer at the Farmer’s Market in Brownstown MI. Right next to our booth was the Brownstown Animal shelter folks. They would set up a tent, bring some animals and inform folks about the shelter. Well of course, this was the princess’s favorite vendor at the market! She spent a lot of time getting to know the people that work at the shelter, some of the animal control officers and some critters.
IMG_3787Now that we are doing craft shows, the princess always wants to make her own product to sell. In a couple for weeks she will be selling “Reindeer Food”. She knows that this product is her “Christmas Shopping Money”. She did it last year. We have even heard from one of the managers of a show she did last year wanting to know if SHE will be back this year to sell her reindeer food! LOL  She was so proud to be able to buy all “her people” Christmas gifts with money she earned. You can read the post I did about this last year HERE.
She loves animals. It doesn’t matter what kind, she loves them all. She decided to make a cat toy and give 50% of her profits to the Brownstown animal shelter. She wants to make sure the animals have enough food to keep them healthy throughout the winter (her concern).
So, she worked hard and made “Catnip Puffs”,
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She took $1.00 from her “spending purse” (the money she earned helping at the Farmer’s Markets) and went to the dollar store and bought a bag of pompoms. We had dried catnip and gave her the plastic bags. She put together the bags by herself. We created labels for her and she finished packaging them herself as well.
She took them to the craft show this past weekend and set them out.
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She even tried to sell Santa some!
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Apparently Santa didn’t have cats. LOL But, she did inform him that she will be making some food for his reindeer very soon!
Teaching her about giving back has been a very important thing for us. For her, it is only natural because it is the way she has been taught from the get go of her life. To know that her heart is generous and giving is so amazingly special and beautiful.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love and respect this little girl! I am just so proud of her!
She sold 75% of her product this day! You go Sweetheart!!
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  1. I love this, Diann! She is totally adorable and obviously is beyond many adults in giving back. I know you're extremely proud of her and well you should be! Can you imagine this little dynamo at about 16? She may be running for office ~ :)


  2. How nice, I don't think it's ever too young to teach a child to give and also she is learning about money. You should be proud of her....go ahead and brag alot.

  3. This story reminded me of a quote I read some time ago:

    "My Mom has always been one of my biggest supporters and the wisdom she has given me over the years has helped shaped the person I am today.

    Catherine Pulsifer"

    You are Blessed with a generous hearted child and she is blessed to follow in your footprints. Mental, Heart and Phisical.

    Well done. And brag all you want. These examples warm my heart.


  4. Diann this makes my heart so happy! I love a child with a generous heart and the Princess has one for sure (just like her parents I must say). What an amazing thing to do! Such a sweetheart she is. Can't wait to see her Reindeer food again this year! Proud Mama of course you can brag on your blog...isn't what they are for??? hugs, Linda

  5. What a sweetie. You're obviously setting fine examples for her to emulate.

  6. Having had several cats in my life time I know that they do love catnip. Your sweet little girl is wonderful for donating to such a good cause.

  7. This made me smile! :) So proud of Lia!

  8. This is adorable and made me smile. I am so proud of her! :)

  9. What fantastic role models you are for your little princess.

  10. Way to go , what a sweetheart and she is doing such a great job for the animals :)

  11. Oh what a cutie! You got a precious little girl there, Diann, and you are bringing her up the right way. What a sweetie!...Christine

  12. What good lessons your charming daughter is learning, it will take her so far in life..You should be proud!


  13. Your daughter is adorable...you are blessed!

  14. What a lovely post--you should be proud of your daughter--what a generous person she is to give some proceeds to the animals shelter.

  15. Aw...princess is amazing! That was a great idea she had! Good for you teaching her early on about life and giving back! I love her catnip idea! So sweet!


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