Spreading Holiday Cheer Is Good For Your Health

Amanda Oliver • give back inspiration

Holiday Cheer

While the holidays can be fun and full of excitement and happiness, they can also be stressful and bring us down  in the dumps for a variety of reasons. Even if money or time is tight, the best way to get into the spirit of the season and boost your mood is to be charitable. Science has shown that when we give back or are generous, the pleasure centers in our brain light up. Even better? This same research showed it’s not the amount you give, but the mere action of giving that creates this response. In the study, the people who gave $5 were just as happy as the people who gave $20. So how can you tap into this well of happiness? By spreading a little holiday goodness wherever you go! Here’s a list of some of my favorite ways, at a range of costs: (1) Pay for … Read More

The Confetti Foundation // Birthday Fairy

Heidi Moore • give back studio

As kids, what’s the one thing you always looked forward to, year after year? The time when family & friends came together to celebrate YOU. When you couldn’t wait to blow out the candles so you could stuff your face with cake. Your birthday! But, imagine being in the hospital during your yearly celebration and having to give up the balloons, the time with friends, the candles, and let’s be honest, the presents. Enters The Confetti Foundation. The Confetti Foundation brings birthday celebrations to children who spend their birthdays in the hospital. How amazing & full of love is that?I don’t recall when I first discovered this adorable organization, but one thing’s for sure is that as soon as I heard about them, I KNEW I had to get involved. As my organization of choice to give back to in 2015 (and plans for many years to come!), I recently partnered with the … Read More

Brand Consultation Giveaway | WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Heidi Moore • branding give back studio

THE WINNER IS… Well, not just yet. Just a few more seconds. (Don’t you dare scroll to the bottom!!) WOW. To say I was blown away by the entries for my Brand Consultation Giveaway is an understatement. All of your sweet, from-the-heart stories and comments left my heart full. Full of love, passion, and so, so grateful. This “little” giveaway that I decided to host on a whim just a few weeks back has made a bigger impact on me than I ever imagined. Since I like to keep it real over here, I’ll be honest in saying I was simply hoping that ONE person would enter the giveaway. I never imagined I would get a total of SIXTEEN applicants.(!!) While this might seem small to some, it has meant the world to me. Because, not only was each entry filled with from-the-heart stories that spoke to me on many … Read More

Brand Consultation GIVEAWAY

Heidi Moore • branding give back

If you follow me on social media, you are well aware that I attended ALT Summit (a business conference for bloggers and creatives alike) last week in Salt Lake City. It was such a refresher to have the opportunity to hang out with tons of amazing creatives and really connect. I’m not talking about the “networking” type of connecting where it is all business, but just the simple pleasures of finding things in common with others. For example, while sitting outside of one of the mini parties resting my feet (they needed a break!), I found myself chatting for what seemed like hours with Kim Nyhus of DENY Designs. Yes, we discussed her fabulous company and how I’m super stoked to collaborate with her, but we also talked about the Justin Timberlake concert she just recently attended. You see, I attended the same JT concert this past December and I am attending again this August. We could have talked forever just about how we want to … Read More

Help Portrait | Phoenix, Arizona

Heidi Moore • give back personal

Help Portrait brings together a community of photographers and makeup artists who volunteer their time to give back to their local community. It’s about helping those in need feel extra special for a day and recognize the beauty of who they are and what they have. Stacey Woodward, a local Phoenix photographer & owner of Dream Photography Studio, is a woman with a very BIG heart. A few years back when she couldn’t find a local Help Portrait event in Phoenix to participate in, she decided to organize one herself. And, she’s continued to organize it every year since. I was lucky enough to connect with Stacey via social media this year and quickly jumped onboard to participate in this year’s Help Portrait event that took place in December. No, I’m not a photographer, but I’ve always appreciated & recognized the value of photography and portraits. It made my heart explode … Read More

Give Back | The Shine Project

Heidi Moore • give back

Growing up, my parents always put a strong emphasis on education. I was the student who stayed up all hours of the night studying for the next day’s test and then had slight anxiety until I had turned in all my answers. While it sometimes became overwhelming and constantly pushed me to strive for more, I’m extremely grateful for the work ethic and perseverance that my parents instilled in me. It not only led me to graduating as salutatorian from my high school, but I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from undergrad (all while working to support myself financially). Furthermore, education was so important to my family that when my dad unexpectedly passed away in 2001, my mom, sister and I created a scholarship in his name to be given away every year to one deserving student. In March of 2013, I was lucky enough to meet Ashley LeMieux, the … Read More

the gift of love

Heidi Moore • branding give back

Over the past few months, idieh design has had the pleasure of collaborating with Harmony Walton of The Bridal Bar and the non-profit, The Rescue Train, on a very unique venture to give the gift of love and life to animals facing euthanasia at city shelters. The Rescue Train is a no kill organization that is dedicated to education and to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia in Los Angeles. The program, The Gift of Love, offers wedding registry, wedding favors, and gifts of life to save animals in lieu of couples registering for the typical wedding gifts such as kitchen products, etc. idieh design collaborated with the team to develop a brand for the program, including the logo, the overall look of the website, the wedding favors, gift cards, and registry cards. Whether you are a bride and groom looking for a meaningful wedding favor or a wedding guest looking … Read More

winner announced | think pink. think strength. contest

Heidi Moore • give back

From idieh | design I am happy to announce that Taryn of Serendipity Videography is the winner of our think pink. think strength. contest. She wrote: “I love these!! My aunt is battling Breast Cancer and is in Chemo right now so this really hits home. Here is my favorite Quote: To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the biggest hazard in life is to risk nothing….Girls Guide To Quote Of The Day” Congratulations Taryn and I hope this little package of hope helps your aunt continue the battle and conquer the cancer! we WILL beat cancer, Heidi

idieh design contest | think pink. think strength.

Heidi Moore • give back

From idieh | design idieh design is thrilled to announce our first giveaway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to promote Pink Initiative, a collection of wedding industry professionals and private donors dedicated to funding awareness, outreach, education and research for breast cancer.  We recently joined this initiative and are so excited to donate to such a great cause! We designed an ensemble consisting of three blank note cards, a bookplate, three inspirational cards, and a handmade bookmark.  In addition to the ensemble, the lucky winner will receive a copy of Matthew Kelly’s, The Book of Courage. The idea behind the giveaway is that this gift package would be a great gift for someone struggling with breast cancer.  And, more importantly, The Book of Courage contains a coupon which can be mailed to Courage for Cancer with the name and address of someone you know who is suffering … Read More