Friday, March 20, 2015

Mommy and Me Sing and Play Group- SPRING SESSION

When we started the Keep Smiling Project, we knew we wanted to include our kids in fundraising projects. I love this fundraiser because it is something my kids and I love to do with each other!  Each class is 45 minutes long and filled with fun songs and activities for kids.  They are a blast for both Moms and kids.  Each session will have lots of singing, dancing, and rhythm as well as a special activity.
We are hosting a 5 week Mommy (or Daddy) Sing and Play group.  Here's the Details...

Dates: Mondays (4/13-5/11) 
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: South Jordan, Utah (you will receive the actual address upon registration)
Donation of $25.00 per child  This includes all 5 classes (that's only 5 bucks a class folks!)

100% of this money will go to help a family who is affected by Cancer or another life altering condition, KEEP SMILING!  

Here's a little peek at the schedule...

Week 1- Wiggles, Shakes, and Giggles- Songs and dances to move and groove along to.
Week 2-  Animals Songs, dances and sign language for all of our favorite animal friends.
Week 3- Weather and Seasons- Explore Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter through fun songs and imaginative play. 

Week 4VROOMCars, boats, trains, and planes!

Week 5Western Day-  Where your western wear and come play with us on the range!

These are some pictures from our  "Western Day" from last year.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED.  Classes are designed for children ages 15 months and older. To register please contact us by email at

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jay and Annika Crump Family

Meet our Recipient Family for 2014!  The Crump Family! The Crump family lost their sweet mom and wife after a brave fight against Breast Cancer.  This family is so strong and been through so much!  We are glad that they got to take some time to vacation together to relax, laugh, and make some fun memories together.  Because of everyone's support we were able to raise enough money to send them to Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Six Flags.   All the best to this sweet family!

If you'd like to see more about this family and their journey please follow the link below to this touching video.
Annika Weeks Crump Cancer Journey

Thank you so much to everyone that supported us in raising money for this family.  You will never know what it means to us!  If you would like more details in the funds that were raised and how they were spent, please check the Fundraising Totals Page.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Millie's 3rd annual Bake Sale at Cafe Rio Corporate Office

Millie did a bake sale today at Clay's work for our "Keep Smiling Project." Millie helped with every step of the process and she LOVED IT! She begged me to bring her cash register so it could be "like a real bakery!" I'm so humbled and grateful for the support of the people at Clay's office. Not only did they order a ton of stuff- they also waited in line patiently so that Millie could bag up everything for them and use her cash register. With their kindness, Millie raised over $250.00. That's an entire Disneyland Park Hopper ticket for someone in the family we are focusing on right now! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Cafe Rio Corporate office for making her efforts so rewarding for her!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

We're Back!

We have taken a little break from the Keep Smiling Project.  Our last big fundraising effort was last Spring. Life has been crazy and included moving and right now we are building a new house.  Our plan was not to start it up again until after we move into and get settled into a new house.  However, when a friend of mine told me about a very special family- it sprung us into action!

The family we are focusing our fundraising on right now is a secret.  Meaning, we are going to surprise them, so we can't tell names right now.  Of course, if you are dying to know-

Photo Shoots- Clayton Hansen Photography is donating money from Family photo shoots.  Stay tuned for dates.  Can't wait?- If you are interested in a shoot now to benefit this special family, please email and we can get something scheduled.

Other ways to help- 
Follow us on Facebook-
Help us spread the word about our project!
Host a bake sale, lemonade stand, or other fundraiser to benefit The Keep Smiling Project
Own a business?  Ask about keeping one of our collection jars at your Register

Thanks to everyone who is so supportive of us.  You'll never understand how much it means to us!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Auction to benefit the Norris Family!

Drum roll please...

The website we set up for the auction is!  You can start placing bids tonight at Midnight! Make sure you read the instructions as well as terms and conditions to help things go smoothly! Remember 100% of the money raised will go to the Kevin and Rachel Norris Family.  Thanks so much!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Millie's Bake Sale- THANK YOU CAFE RIO!

I helped Millie put on another bake sale at the Cafe Rio Corporate Offices the weekend before Easter. Millie decided what to sell, and helped make and package everything.   We made darling Easter bags filled with goodies like Cadbury Egg cookies, Chocolate and Caramel dipped pretzel rods, and Cinnamon Roll Popcorn.   My hard-working little 4 year old raised $355.00 for The Keep Smiling Project's sponsored family- The Norris Family.  A giant THANK YOU to all the employees at Clay's office for always being so supportive of Millie's bake sales.  You make it so much fun for her!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Online Auction Update

We have about 3 more weeks until the Online Auction to benefit the Norris Family starts. We have received some great donations and I want to thank all of those who have so generously donated.  As actual items start coming in, I will share some pictures of some of the great things that will be up for auction- that way you can get a head start on your "TO BID ON" list. As a reminder- 100% of all money raised is going directly to the Norris Family.  

I am working with some local businesses to collect some great items and gift cards. I wanted to give a special shout out to one of my absolute FAVORITE restaurants in Utah- (and no I am not just saying that!)  

THE WILD ROSE in South Jordan and TIBURON in Sandy each donated $75.00 gift cards for the auction. I have been to The Wild Rose 3 times in less than a month- the food is amazing!  

We also have some gift cards to ONE SWEET SLICE (aka-best cupcake shop in Utah!) and CAFE RIO (who doesn't love Cafe Rio?)

I have no affiliation at all with Wild Rose, Tiburon, or One Sweet Slice-  well, besides being a frequent diner at all of them- They just were moved to help when I told them about the Norris Family. Local businesses are pretty much the best, aren't they!?! 

You don't have to be super talented or have your own business to donate- Collecting donations can be as simple as an email to one of your favorite businesses! If you would like to donate an item for the auction let us know at 

 We also need lots and lots of bidders for our auction- so stay tuned and be ready on May 2-5!  Thanks everyone or your involvement and support of the Norris Family!