Monday, February 15, 2016

A "Heartfelt" Thank You

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo

Just a little over a week ago, I hosted a "Kendra Gives Back" event at Kendra Scott to raise money for the American Heart Association of Greater Nashville and the event was such a success!  The evening was to honor our sweet Addison, who had open heart surgery 1 1/2 years ago and to raise awareness about heart month and heart disease in women.  You can read more about Addison's story HERE.

The evening kicked off the night before national "Wear Red Day" so the store was decorated with red  all over and the amazing girls at our local Kendra Scott store all wore red as well.

And of course some gorgeous red Kendra Scott pieces were on display as well, including the sweet Addison earrings that I designed in her honor.

It was such a fun evening and I can't thank everyone who came out enough for their support!  My heart was so full and seeing so many come out to not only support Addison but to also support the cause was so very touching.

As I mentioned, this event was to raise money for the AHA and 10% of the proceeds from that evening went back to our local chapter.  I'm so excited to share that a total of $304.60 was raised that evening...YAY!!!

I would like to extend a very heartfelt "THANK YOU" to the following:

- Kendra Scott for affording me the opportunity to host a "give back" event and for creating a brand who maintains an unwavering focus on giving back
- The entire Nashville Kendra Scott team for making the event even more special than I could have ever girls are AMAZING and I feel so very lucky to always have your support and friendship
- The American Heart Association of Greater Nashville for being a part of the evening and for utilizing me as a voice to help raise awareness
- Paige Hill, Reporter at News Channel 2 for featuring Addison and me in their morning truly aided in my mission to raise more awareness
- To all of my friends who came out to show their support and to those who showed their support in other ways too...THANK YOU so very you all!  p.s it was so great to meet so many new faces as well
- To all who donated sweet treats and food for the evening (Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sweet G's Cookies, Zoes Kitchen)...thank you
- Catherine Truman for capturing the evening through her beautiful photography
- AND a very special thank you to ALL of YOU who from near and far who purchased a pair of "Addison" earrings...your support for our sweet girl means the absolute world to me!

As always, thanks so much for reading today and I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!


  1. What a wonderful event Brooke, your so kind! I love that dress you are wearing I hope you have a great Monday!

    1. Thanks so much Bella! It was such a great event and for an even better cause. ;-) Hope you are having a great week sweet friend! xoxo

  2. I am so happy for you that everything went so well! I had planned on coming but ended up having to go out of town for a family emergency. I am so happy to hear you had such a big turnout. Beautiful earrings for Addison! Kendra Scott is such a great company as well.


    1. Thanks so much Paula and I'm so sorry that I missed you but I do hope everything is okay with your family and that the emergency has been resolved. Look forward to connecting soon!

  3. I worked at the Ronald McDonald House so Heart babies are near and dear to my heart. I never thought of hosting an event like this. It looked like a wonderful event! Beautiful story of your daughter too!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    1. Awe Jessica, I am sure you have some stories to tell. There are more heart babies out there than I could have ever imagined. It was such a great event and of course I was just so proud to raise money and help raise awareness too. And thank you, Addison is such a special little girl and we are so proud to call her ours. ;-) Thanks so much for your kind comments!