What is Giving Tuesday?

As per #GivingTuesday website – We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

What organizations, foundations or companies do you love?

My Top favorite are currently…


Project Outreach Naples


There are so many heartfelt companies making a difference!  I just visited Kickstarter and backed a small business owner looking to make a change in the world.  What ways are you making a difference?


Nicole Flothe



I Heart Fall

I love Fall, the weather, the holidays, and special moments I get to spend with my family and friends.  Recently, I was on a bloghop for YouTube and found a series of videos on IHeartFall.  Vloggers were making videos with a series of questions they had to answer about fall and what they loved about it.  They would then tag their friends and ask them to reply to the video.  It sparked my interest and so my friend Shelly Aristizabal and I created our Google Hangout on what we love about Fall.  Here is the video below…

Let’s have some fun! Answer these three questions on a video! Share it here!

1. What do you love about Fall the most?
2. What is your favorite Fall comfort food/recipe?
3. Do you have a Fall promo or giveaway for your business?

Don’t forget to share a link to your web site!!!

Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Bouqs and I could choose any flowers from their online website to enjoy.  I chose the beautiful Desperado bouquet.  Have you ever ordered from The Bouqs?  I’m looking forward to ordering some fall flowers, the ones that I received lasted me 10 full days from bud to bloom.  My daughter and I even went for a walk with a rose and took some fun photos, you can see a few on my Facebook page.

Excerpt from The Bouqs website:
Tired of ordering discount flowers, and then receiving discounted flowers at a not so discounted price? Then say goodbye to disappointing flower purchases now. Welcome to The Bouqs! Where you get fresher flowers, brighter flowers, more affordable flowers, and longer-lasting flowers. Flowers from farms that treat the environment and their workers with care and respect. And flowers that are much, much easier to order. If this sounds good to you then you’ve come to the right place (online).
With The Bouqs, you can choose your flowers by color, type, or most importantly, by sentiment. Choices like “Thanks A Bunch”, “Birthday Bouqs”, and “Taking Care of Business”, make it super easy to shop for flowers. You can even sign up for one of our subscription services to make sure the special people in your life are reminded of how awesome you are on a regular basis. The best part of about The Bouqs is the price. Only $40 Bucks and Free Shipping. Every time. Seriously. Every time! The future of buying flowers online is here, and its name isThe Bouqs.  For the month of October, The Bouqs are helping support Breast Cancer Awareness month and have several special offers.
Beautiful Bouqs delivered straight from a Volcano to your door. See how it works now:  
http://the-bouqscom.7eer.net/c/118019/73731/1913  As the publisher of The Heartbeat Magazine, I’m now an Ambassador of The Bouqs, please click on the link provided and use my affiliation to order your very own bouquet of flowers.  I have been compensated for this blog post with my flowers, all opinions are my own.  I can’t wait to buy my next bouquet, perhaps some sunflowers!
This month I’ll be publishing my 45th issue and looking forward to sharing the cover with everyone, Sherry Bryant with Girls Talk TV will grace the cover.  Interested in advertising, we have a special offer, only $45 for 1/4 page ad! Contact me at info@heartbeatmagdotcom

Heartbeat Magazine 45th Issue Special Offer

Nicole Flothe
www.jenstarmedia.com & www.heartbeatmag.com

The comedy event that gives you a chance to win a designer Erdem dress and support a cause that is close to our heart.

  • Austin Ervin’s Comedy for A Cause Event
    Austin at Rehab
  • Date: Thursday, August 22 at 8pm
  • Location: Firm Club Lounge, 2362 Hymus BLVD., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Cost: $25 / ticket
  • Contact: Tara Doherty 514.862.5002 for more information

I hope you can Join my family and their friends for a fantastic evening of comedy, with a truly awesome silent auction: Tickets to a Habs game (valued at $500), a dress from Montreal’s internationally renowned designer Erdem(dress below), a scarf by Erdem (valued at $500), gifts from Alena Kirby and much more!

Erdem Dress

Money is being raised toward the purchase of some very expensive rehabilitation equipment for my nephew who survived a terrible car accident.  Austin has seen miraculous recovery and his ability to smile through adversity is inspiring.  Learn about Austin Ervin’s road to recovery here or visit the Facebook event page hereFor donations, please click here.

Repost from: The comedy event that gives you a chance to win a designer Erdem dress and support a cause that is close to our heart. | ALENA KIRBY.