Sunday, October 13, 2013

Zumbathon Gold-Style

Homemade BE THE GOLD shirt with iron-on badge in the front and logo on the back! How COOL is THAT!?!

A friend of mine recently posted some pictures of an event she hosted. She is a certified Zumba instructor. She and 11 other instructors shared 90 minutes of Zumba dancing at a Zumbathon Cancer Kickin' Party.

The event raised money for the American Cancer Society and didn't focus on one specific cancer. Rather, it was an energetic event bringing people together to fight cancer as a whole.

Everyone was asked to wear their favorite cancer color for support. My friend decided to BE THE GOLD for the event. She event made a super cool homemade BE THE GOLD t-shirt as well as some printable badges for herself and her kids. I am really lovin' the t-shirt and will have to make one for myself in the near future!

Thank you Rebecca for being so awesome at BEing THE GOLD! I was delighted to have such a great spokesperson for GOLD at the event!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Website Overhaul

Revamped site at
After a night of feverishly updating, editting and revamping... I am please to announce the newest version of our website is live!

Visit it at!

I was up until 2am working on this last night. I had been wanting to reboot the look of the site for weeks now but couldn't decide on the direction to take it. I was also worried that my website messin' would result in a mess or in a irreversible disappointment, so I kept holding back. After being hit with some major inspiration this week, I just had to take the plunge and reboot everything.

I was going for a more fresh and interactive vibe and I think I managed to get what I was looking for. There is still alot more tweeking to do, namely; some infographics for The Plan tab, the social media shout-outs need posting as well as some other extra pages to be made.

All and all, I am very happy with it even though at 2am, when I pressed "publish" on the site, I had a mini heart attack. But even in the clear light of day this morning, I am still happy I did.

So what do you think? YAY? Nay? Meh?
Any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013



This morning we hit 1,000,000 combined views. In fact, we are exactly 1,000,020 as I type. :)

Two #BeTheGold videos from Evynne Hollens
So far we have a total of 9 videos from 8 different YouTube content creators.

Evynne Hollen's has two videos currently posted. One being her beautiful "Fields of Gold" video and secondly, an uplifting vlog video.

Rounding off the rest of the current videos is a video from arguably the most popular kid on YouTube, EvanTube HD. Next is a beautiful embossed card tutorial from Catherine Pooler. Then a generous video from the super talented Mark Crilley. He celebrated his 300th YouTube video by featuring this BE THE GOLD video! He even broke out some copic markers and made his chibi drawing one of only a handful of videos featuring color. WOW! Finally, is an adorable Golden Snitch hair clip tutorial from the equally adorable Lauren Fatherweather.

More #BeTheGold videos from other awesome YouTubers!

With all of these awesome and eclectic videos, and more to come in the coming weeks and months, I had to update the video icon key. I also plan to add about 2 to 3 more icons to it this month.

Updates Icon Legend key!

Maybe it is a little OCD of me, but I love icon keys/legends! I am in awe that this list needs so many different icons! It is so awesome!

So keep your eye out for more videos! More coming soon. To make sure you don't miss any, be sure to like our Facebook page. I post new videos link there first!

My heart feels like bursting over the overwhelming support from the YouTube community! I am so appreciative of their willingness to contribute their time, talent, resources, and name to this movement! They are generous beyond words and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to know them a little better! Thank you current and future #BeTheGold YouTubers. You are more awesome than you know!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

GOLD in the Scroll

Thumbnail on the front page!
What a great feeling having my husband walk through the door with half a dozen freshly printed newspapers with a BE THE GOLD article inside!

Yesterday the BYU-I Scroll published an article about BE THE GOLD. (CLICK HERE to read the article)

It was during the Rexburg City Council Meeting Proclamation a few weeks ago that I was first approached by Scroll reporter, Keslee Kerby. She was interested in interviewing me for a story.

We chatted for a bit as I answered some questions she had. She also visited the face painting booth at the Farmer's Market later that week. She was great to work with and very thorough. I was impressed with her professionalism and overall enthusiasm.

Later the next week, I emailed her some more info as well as a few pictures to choose from, including some pictures from the City Counsel Meeting. What a surprise to see a huge picture of my recent headshot with the article! I thought if used, the headshot would be a thumbnail picture in the corner somewhere!

Thank you to the Scroll for featuring BE THE GOLD in such an awesome way!

BYU-I Scroll Newspaper article about BE THE GOLD

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