Hope Wissel

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

For some today is an extra day off. For others it is spending time with family and friends kicking off the summer season…Today is really about remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom. It is about celebrating the lives of those who dedicated themselves to serving our country and who never returned home to their families.

As the sun rises on Memorial Day, STOP and say a prayer asking for the safety of our men and women near and far who serve this country. Say a prayer for the families who have an empty seat at their barbecues.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Civilians Helping Military Families


I am so excited to a part of this project “Civilians Helping Military Families“.

I am working with several other women business owners who have adopted TWO military families.  Each family has provided a wish list of items that we are gathering to help bring a smile to their face and to make their life just a little bit easier.  It is a great way to support our Military and their families who sacrifice so much for us every day.

Here are the wish lists that we need help filling:

Navy son’s Wish List(age11)

  • Books(hatchet series)
  • Movies(adventure movies)
  • Music(pop,alternative,Bruno Mars,death cab for cutie,pink Floyd,vampire weekend)
  • Clothing(boys large or men’s small shirts, size 12 pants,size 6 shoes, size 12 running pants)

Marine Wife’s Wish List

  • Makeup
  • Jewelry
  • Candles
  • Craft supplies
  • Decorations for her home
  • Essential oils(safe for pregnancy)
  • Lotions
  • Body wash
  • Body oil
  • Nail polish
  • Pedicure stuff
  • Manicure stuff
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga DVDs
  • Exercise DVDs
  • Books

Marine son’s Wish list (age 10)

  • Legos(favorite type Chima)
  • Basketball stuff
  • Science kits or science stuff
  • Books
  • His favorite basketball team is the LA Lakers
  • Clothing(12 slim pants, young men small shirts or 12-14 boys)

Marine’s Unborn child’s wish list:  Mom is asking for neutral colors and they have nothing so let work together to help this family out with there unborn child! 

Navy daughter’s Wish List (age7)

  • Clothing(shirts7/8 girls or medium,size 7 pants,size 1 1/2 shoes,7/8 bathing suit)(clothing ideas loves cats,skinny jeans and sundresses)
  • Headbands and hair clips
  • Earrings
  • Books(Junie b jones,skinny john jones,Judy Blume,Beverly cleary,dork diaries)
  • Music( pop and loves Taylor swift)
  • Jewelry
  • Loves frozen

Navy wife’s needs Wish List

  • Lotion
  • Candles
  • Makeup(younique,Mary Kay,avon,store brand)
  • Jewerly
  • Scentsy
  • Decoration for her home
  • Cooking mixes
  • Cookware(pampered chef, Tupperware, bakeware, pots, pans,ect)
  • Beach gear (sunscreen,umbrella,towels,sand castle buckets)
  • Outdoor wear (bug spray,ect)
  • Clothing (large shirts, size 7 pants, and shoes 5 1/2-6)
  • Movie (drama, comedies, horror)
  • Music(anything but country)
  • Essential oils(no lavender)
  • Books(hunger games series, divergent series,Nicholas Sparks,James Patterson)
  • Body wash
  • Body oil
  • Pedicure stuff
  • Manicure stuff
  • Nail polish

If you just want to mail your donations, send them to:

Jennifer LaFleur
90 Beechwood Lane
Bristol, CT 06010

Below is a form that you can fill out to get involved or if you have more questions:


I will be posting a NEW wish list, every month.  We have adopted these families and we want to CELEBRATE – ENCOURAGE – REWARD them for their sacrifices. 

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!