Counting Down the Days!

The Christmas countdown is officially in the single digits!

That means there’s a limited time to hit up all the amazing holiday events Seattle has to offer before they’re gone! On my agenda this weekend? Winterfest at the Seattle Center. Somehow in the last five years I’ve always managed to miss this one which is a shame because it’s completely free and looks totally awesome. The little kid in me can’t wait to see the miniature train village and the uncoordinated klutz in me can’t wait to fall on my butt on the ice rink. And on Saturday there will be a master ice sculptor creating a fabulous seasonal creation outside of the Fisher Pavilion. I’ve seen burly men with chain saws carving pumpkin masterpieces, but I’ve never seen a large chunk of ice get whittled down to a waving penguin or smiling snowman. I’m pretty excited!

And speaking of making wonderful creations. You should make a gingerbread house. We did, and they were AWESOME. Lucky TWIF volunteers headed down to the YWCA last Saturday and put on their candy-coated thinking caps to come up with these beeeeautiful houses. Everyone had a great time hanging out with the kiddos and making Christmas memories they won’t soon forget!

With events as amazing as gingerbread house making, kitchen social, and kitchen challenge it’s clear to our communities that TWIF is here to make a difference. Do you know how TWIF got started? It started with a mustache. No, really. Check this video out to see what I mean 

Over the last couple of year’s we’ve expanded on our fundraising efforts from Beard and Mustache Festival to reaching out to TWIFfers like you to in order to fund our projects that will hopefully feed thousands of homeless men, women, and children in 2012. Ten dollars can feed four people a complete meal. And if we can get ten people to give ten dollars then we can feed forty people. And if we can get forty people to give ten dollars then we can feed 160 people. And…I’m sure you get the picture. Every donation matters, so please help us spread the word about our mission. Put a little link at the bottom of your annual holiday e-card. Bring up our mission at the local watering hole in the office. Strike up a conversation about us while you’re awkwardly standing next to a stranger at the dog park hoping your dog doesn’t start doing something embarrassing to theirs. Whatever you decide, just know that us TWIF staff and all the future full bellies you’re responsible for will thank you.

Cheers to your weekend! Hope it’s eggnog filled while viewing ice sculpting skills.

-Amber Carrigan