Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What to Watch on Netflix

I don't know about you, readers, but I am in total "winter break" mode. I've watched a full season of a medical drama on Netflix, as well as multiple movies. In all honesty, when the temperature drops below 40, I become a total hermit. Going outdoors sounds like so much more work. So, instead, I hole myself up on my couch, re-do my blog's layout, and watch stuff on Netflix.

A constant complaint I hear from friends and clients is that there's nothing good on Netflix. There's been so many times I've spent the length of a TV show just trying to find something to watch! Well, scroll no more, readers! I've put together a list of thirteen movies and shows that are Caity-watched-and-approved.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Caitlyn Takes Water for Granted

With my recent fitness efforts, I've been drinking a lot of water. Usually 2 or 3 liters a day. That's more than half a gallon. Until I read about my friend Stephanya's work with Liquid Love I never even thought twice about what a blessing it is to have clean water and the fact that some people don't have it.

On Stephanya's 31st birthday she started a campaign for Liquid Love, and tonight is their final fundraising event from 5-8 PM at Vino on 28th in Portland. I'll be there and my world famous double chocolate chip cookies will be part of the bake sale.

Here is what Stephanya had to say about Liquid Love:

"Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn't have to be that way! There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. 100% of every dollar you donate to my birthday campaign will be used to build a clean water project in Rural Ethiopia through charity: water. They fund their operating costs separately through a group of private donors, so 100% of all public donations will go directly to people in need.

The campaign closes June 30, 2013 and I have $4,800 left to raise. I am asking that you partner with me either in direct online donation through my campaign page www.mycharitywater.org/waterflow (tax deductible donation) or by attending my LIQUID LOVE--FUNDRAISING PARTY to celebrate with me! Everyone should have access to the essential and basic right of clean water. The reality is heartbreaking...I hope this moves you to respond, spreading awareness and/or donating resources. People need us to care."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Caitlyn Got to Shave Someone's Head!

Well, readers, my dream came true.

Shaving it all off!

There's something oddly satisfying about seeing clumps of hair falling to the ground, and when it's for a good cause that just makes it even better.

Last Tuesday my friend Scott reached his goal exactly. Not one dollar more, not one dollar less. Some people call that karma, good ju-ju, etc. I call it a "God thing". Whatever you call it, I'm so happy he reached his goal and I can't wait to hear updates on his work with Visible Grace in Kenya.

Not all of us have the means, time, or passion to venture out in the world and do good things. However, we can all support those who do. I'm glad I got to be a part of Scott's fundraising efforts! It feels good to do good.

And yes, ladies, Scott is single. He won't be back in Portland until September, though...so you'll just have to be patient until then.

Scott and I.