What are your plans for 2017?

We are almost 2 weeks into the new year, and I am still going through the motion of clearing out the closets, and writing my list of all of the things I’d like to accomplish this year. Can you relate?

Are you still jotting down your 2017 goals, or are you done and already checking some of them off? And if so, what kinds of things are you looking forward to accomplishing this year?

One of my top “to do’s” is getting back into a fitness routine. I have realized that my happiest moments are when I am physically engaging myself in an activity like running, yoga and biking just to name a few. Not only does it energize my soul, but it also provides me with mental clarity, and an opportunity to unwind after a long day.

I’d also like to get back into doing more arts and crafts. I feel like the possibilities become endless, each time I allow myself to explore my creative side.

And I am without a doubt excited about the growth that is to come with Gift With A Pink Ribbon. I’ve had such incredible support in the past few years, and I look forward to all that is to come.

So cheers, to accomplishing our goals, and adding new ones along the way! 😉

I hope that you are able to conquer them, and that they lead you down the path towards making your dreams come true.

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth 🙂


My letter of Thanks…

To those I have loved, hurt, made laugh, offended in some way, made cry, made sad, angered, disappointed, made proud, embarrassed, cared for, neglected and/or even taken for granted…. I thank you.

Thank you for forgiving and loving me unconditionally even though I had my faults, and helping me grow into a better person. Teaching me to forgive and love without holding grudges, just as you have done with me, and for allowing me to take care and assist you the way I knew best.

To those that have loved me, hurt me, made me laugh, offended me in some way, made me cry, made me sad, angered me, disappointed me, made me proud, embarrassed me, cared for me, neglected and/or even taken me for granted…. I also thank you.

I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to put into practice the choice I have to forgive, and to love unconditionally without holding grudges. And for my opportunity to practice allowing others to assist and care for me in the way they know best.

I thank those I have not yet met, that are reading this post right now, taking a moment in their busy day to read what I have put into words today.

I hope that on this Thanksgiving Day, everyone is able to find and express what they are most truly grateful for.

Tomorrow is never promised, but today can certainly be the day to make the most of this gift we call “the present”.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Plaza 😘💖🙏🏽

#feelingimmensegratitude #feelingblessed


2016 GWAPR Annual Fundraiser

I can’t believe that a week has already passed since our Gift With A Pink Ribbon Annual Fundraising event in Naples, FL on October 27th, 2016. Where does the time go?

It was such an exciting night! 😀

I had the opportunity to reunite with people that have been such a big part of my life growing up in Naples, and was also able to meet so many new faces. I can honestly say that I am still blown away by the turn out.

Gift With A Pink Ribbon was able to raise almost $2000 that evening, with the help of all of our Sponsors and Supporters. Wow! 😀

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I definitely had big dreams for GWAPR when I first started the organization, but I am truly humbled to see how many people have come together to support my mission.

The reality is that, GWAPR would not be what it is today without all of the help and support of family, friends, colleagues, our wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors.

I am eternally grateful to the time and dedication everyone has put into making this dream a reality, and I look forward to touching more lives as GWAPR continues to grow.

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth 😀 ❤


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Slowly breaking through my comfort zone, while peeling away the very layers that can keep me from growing to my fullest potential…. 🙏🏽🤗💖
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Yesterday’s challenges can be tomorrows victories… as long as you don’t give up on yourself.

 #giftwithapinkribbon #breastcancersurvivor #teamgwapr #cancerawareness #pinktober #believeinyourself #believe #malebreastcancerawareness #checkyourboobies #women #men #breastcancerawarenessmonth #yogi #liveyourpurpose #livelovelaugh #blogger #sharing #yogainstructor 

Gentleman, have you checked your pecs?! 

We women know the importance of checking our breasts regularly, but how about you? 

 While it may not happen as often, men too are at risk of getting breast cancer. So what are you waiting for, feel them up!! 😉🙌🏼🎀

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You too gentleman!

Happy Silly Face Sunday!! And don’t forget to check your twins!! (.)(.)

That goes for you too gentleman. 😉🎀👨🏻

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Thank you!

So incredibly thankful to Venetian Nail Spa for helping Gift With A Pink Ribbon raise funds this month. Proof that together we can make a difference. 🤗🙏🏽🎀

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth 🙂


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while Gift With A Pink Ribbon began with a desire to share my journey after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, today it has become so much more.

It has blossomed into a symbol of hope for many going through there own journeys, and as a nonprofit organization, has provided comfort to those undergoing chemotherapy.

I look forward with excitement to all that is to come from this journey, and the amazing individuals I will meet along the way.

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth 🤗💖
#feelingblessed #giftwithapinkribbon #teamgwapr #breastcancersurvivor #blogger #sharing #nonprofit #liveyourpurpose #feelingexcited #feelinggrateful