Filling Backpacks to Donate to the Casa Hogar Estrella Orphanage in Baja

There are a lot of perks of being a blogger. I am constantly reminding my daughters that all the fun things we get to do are because Mommy is blessed to have a fun job. When my girls were babies, my husband and I talked about taking them to a shelter to feed the homeless and helping to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and hopefully we will be able to do that very soon. We've driven them through Skid Row in Downtown LA, but I still don't think they quite understand that there are a lot of children in our world who are a lot less fortunate than them. 

This year thanks to my amazing friend Lala of SparklingLala we were lucky enough to learn about an incredible organization called Casa Hogar Estrella- an all girls orphanage in Rosarito, Baja. Back to school shopping is such a fun time for me, and my kids of course, but it really is my favorite season, next to Halloween. This year as we shopped and my girls looked at all of the shiny new folders and pencil boxes they did not pick out anything for themselves, they picked out school supplies for a two very special little girls. They picked out a bright pink backpack and one with Minnie Mouse, one picked out an aqua folder for each girl and the other picked out a pink and purple polka dot pencil box. I picked out the yellow polka dot notebook and we decided on some pens, pencils and crayons together. I know it's not much, and to be honest, I can't afford much more. But with this small donation, I hope that my girls and I helped to brighten the day of a couple of little girls that are in need of some extra love. 

This weekend Lala, my friend Catherine and Denisse of The Orphaned Earring will be heading down to Baja to deliver backpacks, school supplies and clothes to the young ladies in the orphanage. Also, thanks to the hard work and donations of so many, the girls will get to enjoy a fun day out at a local water park. 

This was the little bit that I got to do for these little girls and I only wish I could do more. If you feel as though you would like to support this orphanage and these beautiful young girls, please feel free to learn more information about the orphanage and the Orphaned Earring, by contacting Denisse Montalvan by emailing