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!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Online Auction

The Keep Smiling Project will be putting on its first ONLINE AUCTION to benefit the Norris Family.  We are currently accepting donations of goods and services to be auctioned off in May.   The date for the auction will be May 2-5.  We need all items by April 25th.  

Most anything will work, so if you have any ideas and you want to get involved, let us know!  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Norris Family

We've picked a really special family to focus our fundraising efforts on.   

Kevin Norris was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma to his brains and lungs last week.  His condition is very serious and he underwent neurosurgery to stop a massive brain bleed that the tumor in his brain was causing. This is a huge shock to his family and friends- and especially to his wife and 2 young children. 

We've never met this family, but we have heard amazing things about them.  I just can't imagine what they all must be going through.  This is exactly why we started The Keep Smiling Project, and we want to help out in any way we can.  

If you want to get involved, click here to see our current fundraising projects.  Or just scroll down in the blog roll.  Remember 100% of all donations go directly to the family! 

If you want to donate money please contact us at or you can donate directly to the family at this link

We can't tell you enough how much your support means to us!  Please keep the Norris family in your prayers!