Attending my first Charity Event

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Cheers to another Money Monday!

In case this is your first time reading my weekend recap, check out the first one I shared here. This is a new series I started on my blog to keep myself accountable for my spending.

FRIDAY: My first Charity Event

During my workday I had the incredible pleasure of attending a local charity event downtown. My job provided pro-bono PR services to The Green Chair Project, a local non-profit that provides everyone the opportunity to afford the essentials of the home.

Since 2010, Green Chair has helped over 30,000 people live in homes that are curated with beautiful furnishings made possible through the support of the community, volunteers and generous donors who support the organization financially.

CHAIRity is the organizations signature fundraising event which helps raise the money needed to buy new beds for 6,000 + children who are without. In 2023 alone, Green Chair has furnished 1,001 households, stocked with the essentials of home.

While there, I attended Carley Summers book signing and discussion on Sacred Spaces. I got a little emotional hearing how she overcame her battle with addiction and created something so beautiful and put it into book form.

After, my collogues and I walked around the living spaces which were curated by interior designers. It was truly a lovely event and I’m so grateful I was able to attend this charity event.

SATURDAY: Wine Tasting + Lebanese food

Siri play reunited by Peaches and Herb*…On Saturday I saw my boyfriend for the first time in weeks! We’ve both been doing some traveling and just had busy conflicting schedules.

We finally had a day where we could just spend it together. Since it would be his first time in my city, I wanted to plan an eventful day for us.

The rain put a damper on things, but we didn’t let it get in the way too bad. We started at Vinos Finos. I got a white wine flight, lamb sliders and deviled eggs. My boyfriend got a caesar salad.

Afterward, I wanted to show him my old stomping grounds. We went to Sitti, a Lebanese restaurant I used to work at right after graduating college.

We got the Sitti tasting, cauliflower, stuffed peppers and bacon wrapped dates. Altogether, we spent just over $100. Then headed to my parents to catch the Colorado Vs. Oregon game.

SUNDAY: “Late Brunch” + Dessert Bar

My Sunday was off to a slow start. I woke up super late and watched a Sarah Jakes Roberts sermon while I ate a sandwich. After doing my shower routine, I headed to Starbucks before linking up with my friend Shayla.

I tried something new, an iced white mocha with extra caramel and pumpkin cream cold foam. Then I headed into town to get what we called a “late brunch” at The Mill.

We got the fried calamari, pork chops and steak frites. Chef’s kiss! My meal plus a drink was less than $70 bucks.

Afterward, we had a little night cap at a dessert bar – Bittersweet. I ended my evening watching Half & Half. The last day to watch is October 15, so I’m trying to finish it before it’s not on Netflix anymore.  

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