At the end of last year, I joined two committees. I decided that since I wasn't going to sell in 2012, volunteering for organizations that I love would be a great way to stay connected to my community. Now I'm on the planning team for TEDxConcordiaUPortland! I'm thrilled to be helping them this year. I attended their inaugural event last year and I was so impressed with everything. From the speakers to the organization of the day, everything exceeded my expectations.
I opted to help with the gift bags this year, because I figured that would be the best place where I could lend a crafty hand. One of my friends works for Tazo Tea and helped me get a donation. They graciously donated enough tea to create a 4 teabag sampler. I broke down all the individual boxes of tea to create the samplers by wrapping them with hemp twine. I liked the minimal packaging and the whole 600 tea samplers were pretty fast to make. I became super adept at tying bows.
Registration for the event is still open! I really hope you get a chance to attend this year. This year's theme is Becoming Extraordinary and our speaker line up is very impressive. There will also be much more goodness in the gift bags.