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Sep 30

miche bags for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction

if you’re like us you love bags & bags love you. the thing you don’t love is the transfer of all of the stuff from one bag to the next especially when in a hurry. (where is my beige iridescent lip stick??? gah!) enter miche bags.


miche offers you the ultimate combination of style, convenience & affordability. a miche bag means never having to switch handbags again — how dreamy! miche’s unique magnetic interchangeable exterior shells allow you to change the look of your bag anytime you want without the bother of moving your things to a new purse—often in 3 seconds or less. imagine all the time back on your hands - what will you do?? (go to Shobha of course)


miche bags will also save money in your wallets & closet space (urban girls we salute you & your teeny closets with big closet dreams).

we’ve got some great miche shells up for bidding via our Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction. grow your miche bag collection, help educate girls & transform society by bidding today!


Sep 29

guest blogger: kelley schooley of it works!

it works! is a health & wellness company founded in 2001, named for the reaction people have had when trying the products… “it works!”. all of our products are formulated by leading scientists, herbalists, & researchers who use innovative technology & the finest natural ingredients into their work. the final result? amazing products to tighten & tone, energize, & nourish your body.

our most popular product is the ultimate body applicator which tightens, tones & firms your skin in as little as 45 minutes, also reducing the appearance of cellulite. our other products include a full skin care line, supplements to assist in almost everything from pain relief to weight loss, and a tasty way to get your greens without stocking you fridge with fruits & vegetables.

ps: if you want to see if it really does work & help benefit Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women at the same time - you can! we’ve got an it works! gift basket  up for auction that includes: 1 box of ultimate body applicators, 1 tube of defining gel, 10-day supply of greens on the go, 5-day supply of greens chews. bid today!

Sep 28

guest blogger: melysa bortone of ink meets paper

it’s time to talk about paper & letter writing. now, i want you to think about the last time you did two things. the first one is; i want you to think back to the last time you got your mail out of the mailbox.  what did you find? probably what almost everyone finds: bills, bills, circulars, bills, & maybe a catalog.  now, the next one may take some gears to really work. i want you to think back to the last time you got a card or letter in the mail. (when it wasn’t your birthday) it was probably a looong time ago. my question is; how exciting was it to get something that wasn’t junk mail or a bill?

when i started my little business, i wanted to be a part of the fight against electronics fueling all of our communication, & i wanted to be fully committed to supporting those who appreciate the tactile benefits & personal touches of all things paper.

i will admit; i love as much as anyone getting fun e-mails from people i haven’t heard from in a long time. i also understand that it is a lot easier to not only get, but remember an e-mail address or phone number verses actual mailing addresses, but there is something so fantastic about getting actual mail from people. it shows an effort on a completely different level. someone took the time to pick out a card, find a pen, get a stamp, & go to the mailbox (!)

i design & sell cards, & nothing makes me happier then when people buy my event non-specific cards. there isn’t a need for a hand written note to be event specific. it is a complete misconception also that notes need to be long. i have sent & also received cards from people that are funny or cheeky, that just have a few lines on them. it’s the thought that counts.

so, get out there, & send your thoughts. the “old fashioned” way!

ps: if you are a stationery nerd like everyone on our Shobha Team you’re going to want to bid on 50 custom printed Ink Meets Paper items via our Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction. bid today!

Sep 27

guest blogger: shannon smyth of a girl’s gotta spa

a girl’s gotta spa! you deserve to be pampered

a girl’s gotta spa!® was built on the belief that your personal well-being should be a priority.  a girl’s gotta spa! is a call to action, whether you are young or old, regardless of ethnicity or creed, working in the corporate world or busy raising the next generation of responsible leaders, you deserve to be pampered.
in fact, that is the mantra a girl’s gotta spa! was built on. “you deserve to be pampered,” sounds simple enough, it’s something we all can agree on, but in reality we never truly make ourselves a priority. it’s time to change that. whether you are worn & withered from your career, your children, your spouse, your friendships, your finances & any other circumstance in your life (the good & the bad), you deserve to invest in yourself.
a girl’s gotta spa! bath & body products are intended to meet your needs, both body & mind. a girl’s gotta spa! is natural, vegan & certified cruelty free. all products are free of sulfates, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, synthetic colors & fragrances. crafted in small batches, the purity & quality of the ingredients will be an elucidation to your dry skin care woes & satiate your senses.
the initial fragrance, energizing citrus, is an invigorating mix of pink grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. the scent is not overwhelming, but more subtle in the sense that you can clearly distinguish each essential oil as you apply them to your skin. the body lotion is a natural, light, sheer lotion which effortlessly absorbs into skin to help restore your natural moisture balance, while the body wash provides a naturally luxurious, gentle cleansing and leaves skin hydrated, soft & healthy.
want to learn more? if you sign up for a girl’s gotta spa! newsletter, you’ll receive a 15% off promo code to use towards your first purchase.

ps: a girls’s gotta spa body lotion & body wash are up for grabs via our Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction. bid today!

Sep 26

j.t. liss photography for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction


looking to upgrade your living space with some real art? we’ve got the perfect print for you.  donated by j.t. liss photography, “wonder woman” 16x20 photgraphic art print is now up for bid via the Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction.  

besides the feeling good about finally having some grown up art in your home, plus helping us to support the Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women, you can love j.t. liss photography even more for what it stands for:

my art is meant to tell a story of life’s experiences.   Incorporating images & metaphorical meaning i use the medium of photography to create visual poetry.   my main focus is combining  abstract & street photography through the use of layers, paying close attention to angles & reflections to manipulate, while also being open to the art of the scene as it occurs.  this allows me to travel between the realms of surrealism & reality.

equally important to photography is my passion for helping others. my background working with at risk youth & the homeless has provided me with the perspective that giving back is my ultimate goal in life.

combining my two interests i created j.t. liss photography for social change which uses photography as a means to raise awareness & provide monetary aid to organizations who are creating positive social change.  my belief is that if a new thought can enter the mind, even for the briefest of moments, then change has a chance.

art with a purpose - we love it! you will too. bid today!

Sep 25

capitol canines pet sitting for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction


how cute is this pooch? do you have a pet just as loveable as this one? do you live in the washington dc? are you traveling to a no-pets-allowed destination some weekend soon? we’ve got the perfect silent auction item for you - capitol canines has a weekend of pet sitting up for bidding. 

capitol canines was founded by margaret, owner & primary dog walker who graduated from georgetown university with a degree in management & marketing. in addition to her “day job,” margaret has been working as a professional dog walker & pet sitter since 2008. by combining her love of dogs with her entrepreneurial spirit, the starts aligned & she was able to create this dream, home-based business!

this pet sitting package includes pet sitting service from friday to sunday at 909 jersey avenue, se. plus, lots of walks, pets & tlc from the fabulous folks at capitol canines. this packages is worth $195. get planning & bidding today!

Sep 24

happy new year!

rosh hashanah

wishing our Jewish friends a sweet & happy new year.

jill mathers events for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction


have you ever wished you had the time or creativity to plan the perfect party, complete with every detail & personal touch attended to, accounted for & delivered on time?  with the help of your own personal event planner, you can!  jill mathers, a former corporate events planner with 10+ years of industry experience can help with budgeting, venue & vendor selection, decor, entertainment, guest management & more. make your next event one to remember & help our Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women by bidding on (NYC metro area) event planning services (valued at $500) via our silent auction!




Sep 23

ready for change for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction

another great sponsor we’ve been graced with for the Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction is danielle johnstone from Ready for Change. her story is a true inspiration. here it is:

after I lost 66 pounds, my husband jumped on board & has lost a total of 50 pounds so far! this program has changed our lives.  so much so, that I have decided to start coaching & help people reach the same type of success that we have.  

our program is based on learning daily habits that help shape our health. every person has a free, personal health coach who guides them through the program. we also have healthy eating plans, including a kick-start weight loss plan that is a safe, medically-based option.

check out danielle’s before & after pics - wow!



the gift certificate available for bidding via Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction will be for the 2 week started kit which consists of all the grab & gos you will need.

intrigued? bid today, feel better in your own skin & help our girls & women in india!

Sep 22

venkat n. reddy dds llc for Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women silent auction


love coffee? love red wine? (us too!!!) not loving the “love” they leave behind?? how about a professional in-office (bethesda, md) advanced power whitening treatment that benefits the Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women? venkat n. reddy dds llc so generously donated two pro whitening treatments. that means that two of you will have something really to smile about if you win our silent auction. bid now!

bummed that you’re not in the dc metro area but still want something to smile about? no worries. venkat n. reddy dds llc also donated two oral b professional procision 5000 electric toothbrush kits. bid here for your new snazzy toothbrush system.

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