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#EndSeniorHunger with the AARP Credit Card from Chase

This post is sponsored advertising content by the AARP® Credit Card from Chase. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What if every time you make a purchase, you could contribute to a cause in your community? Thanks to the AARP Credit Card from Chase, you can! Giving back to the community is something that’s important to me and when I found out about Chase’s sponsorship with the AARP Foundation I was excited to learn more and share this amazing program.

Chase has worked with AARP for 27 years and has donated over 8 million dollars toward ending senior hunger. This year, for every purchase made at a restaurant with the AARP Credit Card from Chase, $.10 will be donated to the AARP Foundation [up to $1M]. In addition to giving back, cardmembers are able to benefit by selecting from cash back, gift cards, travel or even credit towards an AARP membership of their own.

As part of their support to the AARP Foundation, Chase is a sponsor for the Summer of Service to Seniors, working alongside the AARP Foundation and local community organizations to fight food insecurity in communities throughout the country. Recently nearly 1,500 volunteers converged on Magness Arena to carefully assemble and pack wholesome meals to distribute to seniors in need throughout the Denver Metro area. 

Denver Works To End Senior Hunger


In the first event that took place in Memphis, volunteers packed 500,000 meals to help end senior hunger. In Denver, volunteers packed an additional 503,000 meals. Volunteers each served for 90 minute shifts, donning hairnets and aprons to package rice, lentils, seasonings and freeze-dried vegetables into ready to cook meal kits. As boxes were filled, cowbells rang out to signal another set of 288 meals ready to be palletized and wrapped before delivery to the Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Indian Center for immediate distribution to Denver seniors in need. Following the Denver event, an additional 500,000 meals were packed at the Minneapolis – St. Paul event, further contributing to the 3 million goal.

I had the chance to chat briefly with AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, whose infectious enthusiasm cheered on volunteers as they worked through hundreds of pounds of supplies. “Denver has a spirit of service and is known as the baby boomer capital of the U.S.” she said, “So many older adults who slip into poverty may not be asking for the help they need. Today is a day to look out for all our neighbors.”

In addition to seeking out volunteer opportunities like the Summer of Service, Ryerson encouraged participants to reach out to their neighbors and offer to lend a helping hand. In addition to the meal pack events, AARP Foundation works year-round to increase economic opportunities and social connections that help prevent and reduce senior poverty.

Following the packing shift, volunteers were invited to participate in a dance party and community affair outside, where AARP volunteers shared information about the many programs and services available to seniors throughout the country. The outdoor venue thanked the AARP Credit Card from Chase and other sponsors for the support of this event.

There is one more stop on the Summer of Service tour, DC, where volunteers will work to go above and beyond the goal to assemble 3 million meals for seniors in total. You can learn more about the Summer of Service to Seniors and sign up to volunteer at one of the upcoming events on their website. If you missed the Denver event but still want to give back locally, check out Create the Good for volunteer opportunities with organizations the AARP Foundation supports. 

JP Morgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the country, providing banking, credit cards, and more to households throughout the United States. The AARP Card from Chase has made donations to AARP Foundation since 2011.

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Get ready for Summer with Lularoe Amber Affleck

Note: This post has been sponsored by a LuLaRoe independent consultant. 

About a year ago I was introduced to the world of Lularoe by one of my oldest friends after she became a Lularoe consultant last summer. The clothing is insanely comfortable and I love finding patterns and styles that suit my personality, but won’t be everywhere else. There are a few things that make shopping for Lularoe unique and part of why I love the brand so much. I’ve put together a few of my favorite reasons to wear Lularoe and Amber, my long time bestie and go-to Lula Lady is generously giving one lucky reader a $70 gift certificate to her shop

Lularoe Perfect Tee // LulaRoe Cassie Skirt // Accessories: Kendra Scott Dira Earrings & Bridgete Necklace 

Incredibly Comfortable 

We all have those days where it would be nice to get to wear pajamas to work.  Lularoe’s entire line feels as comfortable as PJs, but makes you look like you got dressed in the morning. With dresses, soft tops and leggings, you can dress up any outfit with accessories for a day at the office, or lounge around the house. The Carly dress is my personal favorite to wear those lazy days because a belt and cute shoes makes it look like you actually wanted to get dressed up before heading out of the house.

Online Shopping Fun 

Shopping online is convenient. You don’t have to go anywhere and like magic everything in your cart arrives at your house in a few days. With Lularoe, online shopping is not only easy, it’s a lot of fun. Each consultant receives a unique selection of patterns, making every item a one-of-a-kind find. The company only produces 2,500 of each pattern and divides those across the sizes available in that style. That means that shopping for Lula is like a treasure hunt. Once you’ve found a pattern you like, that’s your Unicorn! There is nothing more fun than when you get to snag your unicorn and bring it come.  

Amber’s VIP group has a shopping party every Sunday! It’s a great way to relax watching TV while I browse for my next favorite piece of clothing. 

The Leggings, Oh the Leggings

Even if you haven’t heard of Lularoe, chances are you’ve seen the leggings. The fun patterns and colorful styles are perfect for pairing with a tunic top or under your favorite dress. I was an avid proponent of Leggings are not pants until I was introduced to Lula. These leggings are thick enough that they feel like pants, but soft enough that you will never want to take them off. During the warm months, you can even roll them up into capris so you can wear them all summer long. 

These are my favorite reasons to wear Lularoe and I hope you to check out Amber’s shop to learn more about the styles and give it a try for yourself! Before you go, enter the contest below and you might get to take home a $70 LulaCash certificate to use when you shop with Amber! 

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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by a LuLaRoe independent consultant. All opinions are my own. 

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Holiday Gift Bliss: Beachwaver Curling Iron

With a full schedule of events and parties, the holiday season is the perfect time for dressing up and going out on the town. Getting ready for a night out can be time consuming and making sure that your look holds up throughout the evening can ensure you enjoy the entire evening. 

I have naturally wavy hair, which oddly makes it harder to keep a curl for more than an hour at a time but when I tried the Beachwaver Curling Iron I was impressed at how much longer the style stayed for. So far I’ve curled my hair before going to bed and sleeping on the style overnight and STILL had curls the next day. 

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The 1 1/4 inch barrel is perfect for longer hair and the rotating ceramic iron helps me to curl my hair in less time. 

What Makes the Beachwaver Different

Most standard curling irons have a clip and you need to manually wrap your hair around the barrel. The Beachwaver is a rotating curling iron, so you clip your fair to the bottom and the barrel spins to tightly bring the hair into the curl. 

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The rotating barrel makes it easy to curl all your hair without having a mirror behind you and angling the way your hair wraps will change how the style looks. 

Curling long hair is not easy, and often more work then it’s worth. The Beachwaver Curling Iron changes that, making curly hair something we can all enjoy! 

With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, there is no better time to glam up for a celebration. 

Shop at Target

In honor of cyber shopping week Target has an great deals all across their site! You can snag a great price on the Beachwaver and finish up all your other shopping all at the same time. 

Disclaimer: I received a Beachwaver to review for this post. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

 

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Are You Roeing? Join my Lularoe Pop-up on Thursday

I am super excited that one of my best friends just became a Lularoe consultant! If you aren’t yet familiar with this fabulous new brand now is the time to check it out! This pop-up will happen 100% online, so you can join in and shop no matter where you are! 

Join the Pop-Up Group on Facebook.

Lularoe is a home shopping sale group [remember Tupperware parties?] that features beautiful and comfortable clothing as the items for sale. 

Lularoe is what I imagine would happen if Pokemon and Beanie Babies had a love child. Extremely comfortable, each piece is limited edition with just 312 items in each size of each print. This means that every consultant has a different inventory and each item is collectable and unique. 

As an example, I just snagged this super comfy Irma and One Size Fits all leggings. Lularoe-pop-up

Irmas are intended to be oversized so I pulled mine up in the back with a hair tie. The leggings are so soft that it almost feels like you are wearing PJs instead of pants – and they are thick enough that you can actually go out in public! 

Amber is one of oldest friends and just launched her shop and I couldn’t be more excited to be one of her very first online pop-ups. I hope you can join us on Thursday!! 

Join the Pop-Up Group on Facebook.