May 12, 2015


Like the designs, I think our store needed a little bit of TLC.  In the beginning I tried to get as much done as possible and then finesse it later.  In my head, I don’t know anything about building an online store.  Of course, I did some reading and looking at others...

May 6, 2015

I love our BraveHoods, I really do.  But I felt like we needed something more, so I started asking around to see what we should add to our offerings.  We decided the first thing we would add is some t-shirts.  I love how the new designs look on the tshirts. It is so co...

May 4, 2015


As you probably know, we recently received our notification from the IRS that we are officially a 501c3 non-profit organization!  This changes our "business" significantly, because now we can apply for grants.  Early in the year, I felt very optimistic and applied for...

April 30, 2015

I have been waiting and waiting to see someone out-and-about in a BraveHood.  It finally happened!  I am not surprised it was in Longmont, my hometown.  We probably have sold more here than anywhere else.   

It was my husband who saw h...

April 27, 2015


I am so lucky. 


We went to an amazing event on Saturday.  It was called A Celebration of Life and it was put on by the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's Pediatric Oncology department.  There were so many things that were unbelievable about it.  I loved seeing all...

April 13, 2015

We did it!   We have been approved for our 501(c)(3) status!  I am beyond excited.  This opens up a whole new world to us - the world of grants.  And, this means that donations and part of shirt purchases will be tax deductible! 


I know I have...

March 26, 2015


Our 501c3 application is moving right along.  It is very exciting!  When we started BraveHoods I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to set up the organization.  Should we do an LLC and be for-profit but with a good heart like TOMS?  Should we try a...

March 5, 2015

If you are reading this, then you have seen our new website.  Pretty cool, huh?  I am so excited about it.  If you didn’t see our old site, believe me, this one is so much better!


I know there are a lot things that I can do, but I am also smart enough to know...

February 26, 2015


We did it!  We have hit our goal to give out 1300 bravehoods to brave kids.  

I started this goal to help me to have something to Ali. For.  I have found that I need stuff like that.  I didn't need any motivation because I knew we are helping kids, but I like...

February 11, 2015

Oh MY!  I had the craziest night last night.  My mom's friend is part of a group that is called 100 Women Who Care Boulder County.  They meet 4 times a year and do something that I now know is called flash philanthropy.   In short, members nominate organizations that n...

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