SHINE.

August 31, 2011

Happy, happy last day of August! Im exceptionally excited because I'm ready to be done sweating to death in the AZ summer heat. I'm Ashley, and I run the blog The Shine Project.
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First of all, can we all just take a moment to share our mutual love for Miss Casey Wiegand? I've loved having the opportunity to meet this sweet soul via cyber world, and she is a gem.
How many of you have a dream, but can't seem to ever get started to make it happen? It seems like too often we loose sight of what we want most because it seems too hard, too scary, or too impossible to reach. But guess what? We're all more than capable to accomplish hard things. I created The Shine Project to motivate others to go after their dreams while serving others around them.
It doesn't matter how successful we are if we don't take the time to help those in need.

After I started The Shine Project, I realized that if we all came together for a specific cause, we could really make a difference. I started The Shine Project Scholarship Fund to help inner city high school students to go to college. I have the blessing of working with these kids on a weekly basis, and they have so much potential it is unbelievable. They just need some extra love to get there. You can read more about my high school friends HERE.
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My goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year for them. I started a CHANGE4CHANGE campaign where people can pledge to raise $100 in change by the end of the year. All that money will go to the students. If 100 people pledge, thats already $10,000. This campaign leads up to The SHINE Event that I am throwing on October 20th, in Phoenix, AZ. It is a raffle/silent auction, and the students will be putting on an inspiring program. It's been a lot of work, stress, and faith, but it's one of those dreams I've always had. And I've watched God's hand in it. If you want to pledge a CHANGE jar, or donate items to the silent auction, or live in AZ and want to attend, email me at ashley.theshineproject@gmail.com! You can watch some videos about The Shine Project HERE.
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As a daily reminder of your purpose to SHINE, I created these necklaces. $1 for each one sold goes into The Shine Project Scholarship Fund.
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You can get them personalized, or add extra charms based on what you want. You can see more HERE.


Today, I'm giving one of you a $25 shop credit to get your very own SHINE necklace, and one for someone in your life who needs a little extra reminder that they're loved.
The winner will ALSO be receiving a FREE month of advertising on my blog! That's an $80 value...
So hop on over, I can't wait to meet you!


To enter you must be a follower of the wiegand's!


additional entries:

Follow ash's blog HERE
Fan her on facebook here

227 comments:

  1. I guess we all have moments where our dreams seem too big to accomplish. I'm kind at that point right now. I have something I want to see our family do but right now I'm the only one, I don't have the support of my husband and my daughter is far too young to truly care either way.....but I often feel really discouraged that this won't happen because I'm not strong enough to bring it about.

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  2. I already follow Ash and have "liked" her page on Facebook.

    I just wanted to say, seeing you ladies teamed up makes me smile. I think you are both such strong, inspiring women!


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  3. What a beautiful project! Follower of Ashley on facebook!

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  4. I "like" her on Facebook! :)

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  5. I'm a follower of the Shine project too!

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  6. I'm a fan of your page on facebook - love both of your blogs!!

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  7. You ladies are such an inspiration. both of you! I am so thankful for women like you, striving and creating GOOD change & opprotunity! I am a fan and follower of both blogs & on FB.

    ~Amy

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  8. Trying to make dreams come true is no east feat, I know that much. (I'm trying myself) This project inspires me! I hadn't heard of the Shine project until now, what a great cause to help other young people, just trying to accomplish their goals & dreams!

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  9. I follow the wiegand's & ashley! Love reading updates about the Shine project :)

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  10. good for you, doing something that you really believe in. i follow the weigand's :)

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  11. i like the shine project on fb

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  12. I am now following Ash- what a great project!

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  13. I follow you love your wedding pics!!

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  14. This is so cool. I follow you both via bloglovin'. Praise God for wonderful ladies like you two making a difference!

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  15. I am a big follower of Ashley's blog! She is truely inspirational and inspires me to go outside what I do day to day and makes me realize I can do so much more. I would love to support the SHINE PROJECT by wearing one of her gorgeous necklaces!

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  16. I follow her on twitter as well and posted about the giveaway! Thanks!

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  17. I am a follower of the Weigands!

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  18. I follow The Weigands. What a great project. I am headed over to see
    Ashley.

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  19. I am a follower of the Wiegands!

    ~Emily N.
    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  20. I follow her blog too! =)

    ~Emily N.
    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  21. I'm also a FB fan of The Shine Project.

    ~Emily N.
    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  22. I signed up to follow The Shine. What a cute blog.

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  23. Already following theweigands blog and now following Ashley. Also, liked Ashley on Facebook, already "liked" the wigands.

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  24. i now follow the shine project. how motivating and a beautiful dream.

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  25. I am SO a follower of The Wiegand's!

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  26. Also following The Shine Project!

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  27. Yep, fanned the FB page, too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I am a follower of Casey's blog :)

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  29. I follow the Wiegands :)

    I love Ashley's fire and drive. So many people want to make a difference but don't realize that all it takes is a little push (sometimes a lot of push!). Thanks for the encouragement!! :)

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  30. I follow The Shine Project blog! :)

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  31. I follow Ashley on Facebook! :)

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  32. I'm a follower of The Wiegand's!!

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  33. I follow The Shine Project's blog!!

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  34. I follow The Shine Project on FB!!

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  35. And I've been a follower of Ashley's blog :)

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  36. I am already a follower of blog and facebook and both are a true inspiration for me to lead a better life! love- Timberlee

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  37. I alreay follow this blog and like the page on fb-- both place are a true inspiration and help me to lead a better life!

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  38. Always LOVE hearing her share her story! I am a follower :)

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  39. I follow you and would love to win this giveaway I need some advertisement for my little blog :)

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  40. I'm a follower!

    mads_macmath@yahoo.com

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  41. I follow the Shine Project blog!

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  42. I like the Shine Project on facebook!

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  43. I already follow The Shine Project! Ashely is such a wonderful person and I truly enjoy her blog.

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  44. I like the Shine Project on Facebook.

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  45. I follow the Shine Project, too!

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  46. I follow your blog! I've been dying to get my hands on one of these necklaces!

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  47. I follow ashley and the shine project

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  48. it is people like you (casey) and ashley that make me believe that my purpose here on earth is to do more with what i can't even dream up yet (with my blog and just in my christian life). bless you both. i follow both the shine project and the wiegands. :)

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  49. I now follow the shine project.

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  50. I follow your blog and on facebook!!!

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  51. I am NOW a follower of Ashleys blog and the Shine Project!!!! LOVE her blog!!!!!!

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  52. I am also a new fan of hers on facebook!!!!

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  53. Love this giveaway. I follow your blog.

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  54. I follow the shine project blog.

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  55. Of course I follow you!!! Super giveaway! :)

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  56. I follow the shine project on facebook!

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  57. I am already a follower of the wiegand's!

    simplylaceblog.blogspot.com

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  58. I am already a follower of ashley's blog!

    simplylaceblog.blogspot.com

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  59. I am already a fan of ashley's on fb! And I LOVE this giveaway and everything that both of you girls stand for!

    simplylaceblog.blogspot.com

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  60. I am following her blog and also a fan on facebook :)

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  61. I'm really impressed with the work Ashley has put into this project, I pray many young men and women will be blessed by her hard work!

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  62. I love Ashley and this giveaway! And of course I'm a follower of your blog! :)

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  63. I already follow you both! You both inspire me on a daily basis. God bless you!

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  64. What a wonderful project Ash! I follow Casey and would love to follow your blog as well. Many blessings on your project, I am inspired!

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  65. I follow the Shine Project blog!

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  66. i am now a follower of her wonderful blog and a fb fan!

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  67. Just love Casey's blog and I am a follower!! Now I am also a follower of Ashley!!! Love the shine project!
    Both of you are wonderful women!!

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  68. What a great cause! I follow the Wiegands. Winning an ad space would be my dream come true!

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  69. I follow! Love this project and have my jar!!! :)

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  70. I am a Follower of the Wiegand's Blog!

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  71. I'm a follower of The Wiegand's : )

    www.bruinetteinwonderland.com

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  72. And, of course, I'm a follower of Ashley over at The Shine Project.

    www.bruinetteinwonderland.com

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  73. And I like The Shine Project on Facebook.

    www.bruinetteinwonderland.com

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  74. I have ordered three of her Shine necklaces for gifts. It would be great to have one for ME! I follow your blog!

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  75. I follow the SHINE project's blog!

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  76. Suhweet! This is awesome! I just sent my donation in the mail yesterday. I hope someone special gets my tutu.I follow Ashley on fb

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  77. i am a fan on both of facebook pages.

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  78. I already follow her blog!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  79. I already follow her facebook!!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  80. I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. What a wonderful program! I love the charms. I follow wiegand's!

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  82. Such a great giveaway! The Shine Project is very inspiring! I'm a local Arizonian and I hope I can get involved somehow!

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  83. I'm a follower on FB and The Shine Project blog!

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  84. I already like her on FB. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  85. Fabulous project! I'm a follower :)

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  86. Already a follower of the Shine Project. What an amazing gal!

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  87. Liked The Shine Project on FB.

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  88. oh my goodness, i would LOVE one of those necklaces! i’m following ash’s blog too now and love it!

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  89. I follow the Shine Project's blog :)

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  90. I liked The Shine Project on FB :)

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  91. I follow you. :)
    haydensmomma0329@yahoo.com

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  92. I follow Ashley. :)
    haydensmomma0329@yahoo.com

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  93. I follow her on FB.
    haydensmomma0329@yahoo.com

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  94. Now following TSP via Facebook!!

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  95. {Officially} a follow of Casey's as well:) You ladies are awesome and what a dynamic duo!!

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  96. Already a follower of Weigands! :-)

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  97. I now like The Shine Project on FB! :-)

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  98. I follow Ashley's blog, she is such an inspiration!

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  99. I'm a Fan of The Shine Project on Facebook

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  100. I follow The Wiegands and am in love with your precious blog :)

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  101. I am a fan of The Shine Project on Facebook!

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  102. I follow your blog! Of course, of course!

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  103. I follow Ash's blog!! I love her!

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  104. I follow the Shine Project on fb!

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  105. Now a fan of Ashley's FB page

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  106. love this cause! i follow your blog, Casey!

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  107. and also, i follow the Shine Project blog!

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  108. i follow her amazing blog! & your's of course! :]

    ashlyn.myunrehearsedlife@Gmail.com

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  109. i am a fan of the shine project on fb!

    ashlyn.myunrehearsedlife@gmail.com

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  110. please count me in.. I could use some shine in my life!!!

    Your giveaways are to die for!

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