Thursday, September 29, 2016

Causes I Support

I do a lot of volunteer work for various non-profit organizations.  I am sharing the opportunity for others to help support the causes I believe in with the  "Donate Now' buttons below.

Here is some information about the "Donate Now" buttons.  I have also included some instructions for getting your own "Donate Now" buttons and how to get the buttons added to your website or blog.

"Donate Now" Buttons - How They Work

The "Donate Now" buttons will take you to a new window to process your monetary donation.  I will not see the funds you donate as that is all processed and handled by First Giving.  First Giving processes the donations as well as distributes the collected funds to the individual charities.

If your organization is a charity, the first time that donations are sent will be via a check in the mail.  If you prefer, you may fill out the enclosed form that accompanies the check for all future donations to be sent to your organization via Direct Deposit.

Get Your Own "Donate Now" Buttons

If you would like to have a "Donate Now" button on your website or blog, please go to Donate Now and click on the "Get Your Donate Button."  After you put in your email address and business name (or blog name), remember to type in a message in the box that will show up under the "Donate Now" button once live on your site.  Then click "Next" and a new screen will load.

Here you will need to type in the name of the charity or the charity's EIN number.  If the charity you are searching for is not listed, please contact them and request their EIN number.  Email the charity's name and EIN number to Jonathan Milligan (jonathan.milligan at frontstreampayments .com) and he will get the charity into the database.  Once that happens, you will be able to get the HTML code for that charity's "Donate Now" button.

Adding Your New "Donate Now" Button to Your Website or Blog

Once you have the HTML Code for your "Donate Now" button, add it to your website or blog.  For Blogger, you will need to go into your blog or website's "layout" page and "add a gadget" and then scroll down until you see "Third Party HTML."  Click to add, type in your title, and then copy and paste the code into the box.  Hit save and then view your blog.  The button *should* be there.

If you do not know how to add Third Party HTML Code to your blog or website, please speak to your website developer, website designer, or check the "Help" feature.


Thank you for supporting the Gluten Intolerance Group.


Thank you for helping to support the Pacific Harbors Council - Boy Scouts of America


Join us in supporting Poyeho Project!


Thank you for supporting Communities in Schools Puyallup.


Donate Now
Thank you for helping support the Orting Food Bank!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Portland, Oregon

Come Visit Me - an Official Fest Blogger - in Portland, Oregon!

I am so excited to be invited to participate as an Official Fest Blogger for the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest being held in Portland, Oregon, on October 1-2, 2016.

I have been wanting to attend a Gluten Free Fest for sometime.  So happy I finally will be able to be there!

I am looking forward to connecting with other gluten free bloggers I have 'known' only via social media these last few years. 

A Weekend Filled with Gluten Free Speakers, Demos, and Vendors

The schedule of talks and demonstrations for the fest are amazing!  It will be an educational and fun filled weekend.

In addition to the bloggers, talks, and demos, there will also be vendors from gluten free companies.  I am curious as to which companies will be in attendance and hope to find a few new brands to add to my list of "favorites."

Five Reasons to Attend the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Portland, Oregon

  1. You are eager to hear the latest in gluten free and food allergy information from the scheduled speakers.  Maybe something a speaker says will help you figure out what you might need to change or how to help your child.
  2. You are hungry (pun intended) to check out the newest gluten free and allergen free foods available by visiting the vendors.  You want to feel safe to eat food at an event.
  3. You want to meet some of your favorite gluten free bloggers and authors in person.  After following us on social media and reading our blogs and books, you want to be able to put an actual face to a name.
  4. You want to meet others who live gluten free, understand your struggles with finding safe food, and can support you.  You want the comfort of a large support group.
  5. You want to show you support others in their quest for a healthier life by avoiding gluten and other allergens.

Will you be attending the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Portland?

If you will be, please stop by and visit with me and the other bloggers at the Author & Blogger Booth #331.

If you are unable to make it, I will be tweeting and updating my social media LIVE from the event using #GFFAFest.  Follow along.  Ask questions for us bloggers and vendors.

Please share in the comments if you are able to attend, have attended one in the past, or would like to check one out in the future.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Blog Header

Did you notice the new blog header?

Today, I uploaded a new blog header here (see top of page) designed by Jemma at Dorkface.  I just adore her design!

I have been trying to find something to use as a header for this site as well as the matching Facebook page at Adrienne Z. Milligan - Author.

This new blog header is just what I have been looking to add to my site!

I already have plans to use this header for other aspects of my business.  I am so excited!

Thank you, Jemma!  You are amazing!!

Did you notice the new color scheme and background?

Yes, I changed this today, too!

With the new blog header, the previous background did not work well anymore.  The previous background had a picture that I had "settled" with and knew it would not stay forever.

If you do not already know, purple is my favorite color - so this new color scheme is just right for me!

Have you checked out some of my newer pages?

If you are in need of website content or copy, check out My Writing Services.  I am happy to discuss your current or upcoming projects.

To see where I have published my work, please visit My Writing Portfolio.  I hope I have listed all of my work.  If you know of an article I missed, please contact me.

To see where I have been mentioned in the media, please visit My Media and Press.  If you have media coverage I have missed or would like to interview me, just let me know.

Do you need a referral for an artist, life coach, website developer, or graphic designer?

If so, please check out My Resources to see who I recommend.  Do you need a referral for a business or company not listed?  Please contact me and maybe I know someone to recommend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blogelina's current offer

Blogelina is currently promoting their Facebook page.  Between today and October 15th, once their Facebook page reaches 8,000 likes, a one-day only special will happen.

99cent transfers for your blog from Blogger to WordPress!

This is an amazing deal that is valued at $149.  Wow!

I have read a lot about the different blogging platforms from various sources.  This is a great deal.

Please help all of Blogelina's followers by liking their page. 

Be sure to follow Blogelina with their newsletter so that you can be informed of their special 99cent blogging transfer.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hearts for Home Blog Hop

I am participating in the Hearts for Home Blog Hop.  Check it out for some fun blog posts.

I like checking out the many different blogs linked in a blog hop.  I have found great recipes, tips for family and homeschooling, and reviews of products from the different blog hops I have seen.

If you are looking for some fun recipes, relationship helps, strategies to working with your children (or spouse), or just some fun ideas to do with your children, then visit this blog hop today!

Hearts for Home Blog Hop