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This supermommy needs YOUR help!

The Long Beach Press Telegram Amazing Women Awards program is looking for Amazing Women to recognize in the following areas:
Arts and culture ~ Education ~ Community Service ~ Health and Wellness ~ Business ~ Family ~ Youth ~ Sports ~ Environment

And I’m actually asking you, my friends, family, and readers, to nominate, but not for reasons you may think ūüôā

Getting nominated, not even winning, would bring big publicity and help expand all of my charity work. I’ve donated over $500 to 15 organizations in 2010 alone. I’m a Kids Are Heroes Ambassador, HUGS Program Rep, & Bears On Patrol supporter. I’m also starting the monthly Kids Craft & Charity Corner at the Sunday Market to show kids they can be creative and crafty and volunteer. AND I’m starting the Friends Like Us HUGS Program in collaboration with the LB Depot For Creative Reuse and LB Creative, benefitting Miller Children’s Hospital.

For a mom of three, full time office manager, and someone dealing with health issues, to be able to do all of this is wonderful. Getting nominated would be HUGE because then people would pay more attention. They’d see that you don’t have to be a superwoman to be a volunteer. You can have many outside situations to deal with, AND still make an impact. People would realize even small acts help.

So I’m asking you guys to nominate me, if you’re so inclined. If I’ve helped your organization, if I’ve donated time and/or money, if I’ve inspired you, then please nominate me. If not, at least wish me luck ūüėČ

The url to nominate is http://www.presstelegram.com/women

I thank you in advance ūüôā


Monkey see, monkey do!

Kaylee’s favorite non-parent in the universe is Nana, my 90 year old grandma. She see Nana dance, she dances. Nana flips the channel, Kaylee wants the remote. Nana brushes her hair, Kaylee brushes hers (we even keep Kaylee’s brush in Nana’s room!).

Nana scrubs the toilet, guess what Kaylee tries to do! Today we heard Mom scream and we went running in. Sure enough, Kaylee was scrubbing the toilet with Mom’s USC umbrella!

Sigh, they were right. Monkey see, monkey do.

Summer Fun!

Southern Californians know the past couple of days have been muggy, hot, and yes even rainy! But that didn’t stop any of us from having fun!

Michael and Kaylee went next door to play in our neighbor’s wading pool. It wasn’t her first time in a wading pool, but it was the first time since she’s been walking around. The kids had a fabulous time just splashing around being silly.



THEN we heard about the rain and storms coming! So Ryan had to get up on the roof and check the tarp to make sure there were no leaks or anything. He once again decided to spend time up there LOL So Michael decided to toss some rations up to him!





And the rain continued. Big fat drops this morning on my car!


@briannesbasics NEW logo!

Brianne’s Basics now has a new logo. I wanted something cute, fun, and angelic. I’m big on angels. I fully believe that we all have guardian angels, guiding us to where we need to be and what we need to do.

So I chose this logo. It’s everything I wanted, and every time I look at it, I smile. That counts for something!

EXCITING #blog developments!

We now have a blog button. How cool is that?! So if you’d like to link back to our blog, go for it! Just leave a comment, grab the graphic, & link it back here to https://heatherinsocal.wordpress.com

Thanks for the support!

Help my boss out!

My boss is entered into the “Downtown iPhone App Photo Contest”! He’s currently a finalist!

“The¬†10¬†finalists will have their photos displayed at¬† the¬†Summer¬†And Music (SAM)¬†Battle of the Tribute Bands
event on Sunday,¬†July 11 from Noon-5PM at the¬†Waterfront Band Shell (in Pine¬†Avenue Circle between Gladstone’s and P.F. Chang’s).

Come out and¬†vote for your¬†favorite¬†shot of¬†Downtown – the winning photographer will¬†receive a new Apple iPad!¬†¬†Then, stick around as six of the best tribute bands around battle it out all¬†afternoon!”

If you’re local, PLEASE go help my boss out (Alan@SoCalOfficiant.com) Thanks guys!

Find out more info and see his photo here: http://www.dlba.org/TakeaPhotoWinaniPad

Love love love

I was perusing The Knotty Bride when I found a post about CUTE monogram hearts available from The Wedding Chicks. So I had to get it! Made one, sent it to hubby, and he put it as his phone wallpaper. What a coincidence, so did I ūüôā

To get yours, go here!