Friday, December 30, 2011

All You Need is Love....and a Little Whipping Cream

Last week we spent a day making butter to benefit Love Them Home.  Snowville Creamery & Whole Foods generously donated all the needed supplies and we were off and running (or making!) butter at 8 a.m. that morning.  With 3 mixers going, and a little bit of love, it didn't take long to turn that cream into delicious, whipped butter.  The kids wanted to offer 2 flavors, cinnamon and garlic parmesan, and since I was letting them run the show, that's just what we did!

We made 60 containers of butter and they were spoken for faster than we could get them labeled!  Thanks to friends and family and many "strangers" on Facebook that saw the posts and even met us at Whole Foods to collect their butter and make a donation.  Love.

The fundraiser was a smashing success.  Financially, yes.  But more than that, it was an amazing opportunity for my children to see the love that people will share with each other.  At one point during the day we received an email from a woman, who we didn't know and who lived several hours from our home.  She had read the post on Facebook and wanted to make a way to support the cause.  All you need is love.