Monday, July 11, 2011

Featuring The Shine Project

Ashley LeMieux
I'm pleased to introduce you to Ashley of the Shine Project. She's an astonishing young woman, as you're about to see. Here is her introduction.

I'm an optimistic writer who knows we all have endless potential to SHINE in our lives. Let's see how many lives we can change, and how much good we can accomplish together.You'll enjoy my sassy, ridiculous, and motivating stories along the way. Go ahead, let the world see you SHINE.

The Shine Project: Weekly Challenge

Ashley and  Community Volunteers
 Below is my Interview with Ashley

K:How did you get the inspiration to start the Shine project and blog. Did they go hand in hand? 
A:The Shine Project started from a blog that a created to make a difference in people's lives. I wanted motivation to reach my own goal of having my first book published this year, while pushing others to go after what they wanted! I realized that it's not enough to be successful if you're not helping other people do the same. The Shine Project is all about shining your light to those who need it.
K:What is your background of experience and what does your life look like now? 
A:I just graduated from ASU with an English degree. My husband and I live in Phoenix, and I am self employed as of this month! I'm currently planning a HUGE event that will be revealed July 1st and 4th, and it is taking up most of my time. I plan service project around the country so people can make a difference in their communities.
K: Do you have a  mission statement for the Shine Project?
A: Not an official one! But The Shine Project is all about reaching your goals, while motivating those around you to do the same. My signature statement is, "Go ahead, let the world see you SHINE!"

K: I see you sell jewelry on your site, tell me about it. 
A:I created SHINE necklaces so we can all have a daily reminder of our goals. $1 from each necklace sold goes into The Shine Project Scholarship Fund that I created to help inner city school students afford college.
K:Tell me about some of the accomplishments you have achieved with your  site?
A: I am absolutely thrilled with the amount of emails that I get telling me how much a particular post helped them overcome a trial. That's the whole reason I started my blog, and it's been exciting to see it make a difference all over the world. I also have a goal to raise $20,000 for the scholarship fund by January 2012. 
NBC local news in Phoenix is helping me spread the word by doing a segment on The Shine Project and the event that I am planning.
K:What else would you like to tell our readers? 
A:You're beautiful, fantastic, and have so much potential. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently. SHINE on! And come say hello!

You won't believe how inexpensive the jewelery is. The funds from the sale of her jewelery go 100% towards scholarships for young students in need.

I encourage you to support Ashley's causes. Purchase a piece of her jewelery! You'll be glad you did.

Thank you Ashley!!

On another note, Jo, of Bees and Fleur de Lis is the winner a The Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!  Be sure to visit her wonderful site!


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