Cancer Awareness Month

cancer awareness

September is National Cancer Awareness Month, and while we need to remember survivors and those who are fighting cancer every day of the year, this month, we need to take some extra time and give back to the charities and causes that work tirelessly to provide support and help to those effected.
Pura Vida created unique, hand crafted bracelets that raise money for over 11 different cancer organizations (3 shown here).
If you’re looking for organizations that are TRULY non-profit and dedicated to providing aid to those effected, (unlike the Susan B. Comen Foundation, American Breast Cancer Foundation, and the dozens on this list: CNN’s Worst Charities in America) check out Pura Vida.

Check out their website here:
You can also get 10% off your purchase with my rep code (yes, I’m a rep): “Crouch10”

I have several (okay many… a lot…and will definitely buy more) of their bracelets, and they’re gorgeous, waterproof, and give back directly to the local Costa Rican artisans that make them. In addition to their regular line, they have over 175 charities that they’ve partnered with, creating a unique bracelet for each one, and they’re always open to helping more charitable organizations.

Something’s Gonna Happen

Today’s bound to be one of the most beautiful…

I haven’t posted in a while, but long update short: work at the library has been phenomenal over the past three months I’ve worked there. Kansas City has been amazing, and I am constantly surprised by how much I’d missed this city.
I’m playing my cello again, I’m singing again, I’m chipping away at my student loans and saving at the same time, possible new musical opportunities have appeared-ones that would stretch me as a musician and a person, and I’m getting back in the shape that I used to be last summer.

Yeah. Something’s gonna happen.

New York Mornings

Everyone’s always said that you have a love/hate relationship with New York: you either love it, or love to hate it.
I beg to differ. My two years in NYC were filled with music & laughter, heartbreaks, losses, gains, and the most amazing people I could ask for. While I wasn’t in my element in the City, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Some days I miss New York more than most, and when that happens, I turn to the bittersweet melodies of Elbow’s New York Mornings, to remind me of the experiences & love I had for that city.

Dear New York, 
You haven’t seen the last of me. 
I’ll be back.