Hugs For Harper Update

For those of you new to my blog, at the end of my year I chose to celebrate by holding a fundraiser for Harper Doughtie who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I was introduced to her story because her Facebook page is Hugs for Harper. She is a friend of a friend. Thanks to social media…

Riding The Wave

1 New Hug (childcare employee at O2 Fitness) So many of you have been with me throughout this journey and I want so much to share with you what going viral feels like. Every time I open an email or look at the comments on my blog there are new ones. I have people I…

Look What You Did.

6 New Hugs (1 waste disposal employee, 1 O2 child care worker, 4 new church friends) Over the past 2 days I have alternated between joyful screaming, mindful soul searching, tears of joy and feelings of frustration. That all adds up to being completely overwhelmed. In case you haven’t seen it, my HooplaHa video was…

Spreading Love

0 New Hugs *gasp* I KNOW! My story was shared on HooplaHa today. They are a good news website. If you have every wanted a taste of what it is like when I am hugging, see my video here! It came just in the nick of time. As I have mentioned, lately I have been…

My Journey To Fame

Didn’t keep track of the number of new hugs. 2 weeks is a loooong time. Trust me, there were a LOT. 🙂 What an amazing adventure I had during my vacation travels to CT. The most exciting thing to happen in regards to my hugs was another interview I had about my year. Hooplaha is…

The Aftermath

12 New Hugs (1 Veterinarian, 1 Vet’s Assistant, 1 street food vendor, 9 new church friends) Well, this weekend didn’t exactly go quite as planned. I thought I would be able to relax, revel in the warmth of my year and just enjoy life. Then, I would come back today with my new format. (I…

Day 366 – Break Open The Bubbly

8 HUGS, 2 children, 6 adults (1 husband, 1 waste disposal employee, 2 MDP&A employees, 2 Harris Teeter employees) I. Did. It. 366 days of hugging. 366 days of blogging. Ok, I can’t help myself. WOO HOO!!! I did it! It was very fitting that my segment for the WRAL morning show’s “Good Things” section…