March News

Every year, I think March Madness applies to more than just basketball. It pretty much sums up my life! As the weather starts to warm up and the foliage around us starts to blossom, so does my imagination. With so many holidays and birthdays coming in the upcoming months, this is the time of year that I really get to start planning my themed baskets.   

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One of the first baskets I have been working to perfect is my Easter basket! I’ve come up with several variations to ensure that there is an Easter treat that will fit everyone’s needs. I’m also excited to announce that we just added local chocolates into the Easter mix, for a truly Lowcountry touch. You can find these baskets not only on my website, but also on the Special Mom’s Network online marketplace. These wonderful women strive to educate and empower not only children with special needs, but also their families and their communities. 

I also ventured outside of the Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island area to spent last weekend at the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah, GA. Held in the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, the show was packed with vendors from the Lowcountry and beyond. Women of all ages attended and many learned about the Aunt Laurie’s mission. I was even given the chance to present my story on the Spotlight Stage, located in the center of the show facility!

Aside from the Southern Women’s show, there were several local events that Trapper and I went to that ranged from PEP events, to presentations for the Healthcare Network Group and Women Helping Women, and even a visit to see our friends at DSN (Disabilities and Special Needs) in Beaufort. Though it’s always fun to get out and mix and mingle with our fellow community members, the most important event of all this month was on March 14, when we celebrated Aunt Laurie’s 2nd anniversary!

It’s been a whirlwind of change that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Aunt Laurie’s has been the blessing I needed in my life, and has brought joy to the lives of so many others. This journey has been incredible, so far, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us in the years to come.

I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping me to grow Aunt Laurie’s into the successful venture that it is today!