Tag: Mother’s day

The Mom Thing

Mother’s Day is one week away…did you read that guys? One Week!!! Really, I have no interest in flowers that have cut from the plant and are already dying. I have no interest in going to a restaurant on a day that will offer poor service, a fixed menu and will be over priced.

What I want, is a day that starts out with my coffee and breakfast in bed and please don’t ask where the syrup is. I want to rest, read and relax…or better yet – what this awesome video by the Holderness Family depicts.

Upon hearing his wife is pregnant, every man in America should be required to feel one full day of pregnancy and at least 10 hours of labor. This video gets it right, I just love this families videos. Thanks for the laugh Holderness Family, now go appreciate the women in your life.




Celebrate Mom!

OC MixYour invited to OC Mix/SOCO to celebrate Mom on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5:00 -9:00 pm. This fun and complimentary pre-Mother’s Day event will kick off with a champagne toast, and festivities to pamper mom throughout the evening.

  • Enjoy Champagne and strawberries at Environment
  • Painting class by Farrow & Ball
  • Eva Lempert photo-booth designed by Peinture
  • Complimentary flower by UNI Home
  • Nails by Lounge Nails
  • Make-up and hair pampering by Swell Beauty
  • First 25 guests get a custom aromatherapy blend, and enjoy Spa Services offered by Halth Spa hosted at Granola Babies.
  • $30 special: 1/2 dozen chef choice oysters, 3 chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of champagne by Shuck
  • Tasting table with shortbread cookies by ST Patisserie
  • Pueblo coupon for special dessert
  • Live piano playing by Trevor Westley

Upon check in at the SOCO Courtyard –  moms will be given a wrist band to enjoy the event, and a drink ticket. For every $20 spent earns guests a raffle ticket for the chance to win fantastic raffle prizes, including $100 gift cards from HD Buttercup. Guests can also earn raffle tickets for every $10 donation to Costa Mesa High School Foundation.

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the most important woman in your life! RSVPs are required, so please sign up today by visitinghttp://bit.ly/CelebrateMomSOCO. SOCO and

The OC Mix is located at 3303 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day is so bittersweet. I am so thankful for all that God has given me. Every single moment, good, bad, sad and everything in between. My beautiful children and grandson have brought me so much joy.

My husband and girls made me this really big and wonderful breakfast this morning. I’m feeling so blessed.

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I ‘m going to keep it short and sweet today but my son shared this awesome duo with me yesterday. I thought I’d pass it along to you. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did.  Have a blessed Mother’s Day.

2 Cellos – Thunderstruck



Girl Scout meeting #16 – Brownie Quest Take Action Project and Mother’s day gifts

 A huge part of refining my life is my involvement with Girl Scouts. I am the leader of the a Brownie troop with 11 awesome Brownies (we just had one girl quit Girl Scouts due to a conflict in her schedule). I also serve as the Registrar, GSI Liaison and Lead Organizer for my Service Unit. Girl Scouting has forced me to come out of shell. I was not shy before but after I lost my son, I withdrew. My circle was very tight. It has also given me the opportunity to meet some awesome women and completely inspiring girls. Girl Scouting does so much for a girl (and this Mom). Girl Scouting is another thing I do not want my girls to be without. 

 My Girl Scout troop has been very busy this year. Between running my troop and the positions I serve for in my service unit, I am a bit tired at this point in the year. My troop is currently working on their Take Action Project for their Brownie Quest Journey, so there is no slowing down now. At our meeting we planned how we would execute our Take Action Project to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Also, to honor our very special troop Mom’s (who are also awesome) the girls made cards and lip scrub. We put them in these sweet little jars I found at Michael’s (on sale with a coupon, of course).

The girls were having a great time making the cards so I adjusted the meeting and gave them more time to keep creating. These girls are so creative, one girl drew an amazing picture of a quail and another made this really cute pop up card. When I told the girls we were making a lip sugar scrub, they all looked a bit puzzled but they loved making the scrub. They enjoyed the freedom my co-leader and I gave them to fill and decorate the cute little jars. They also starting “testing” the scrub and saying that it tasted good.

It was a great meeting. Just within the last few meeting I have let the girls enjoy the moment a bit more by not being so strict with my time line. I have also learned to put a little less on the agenda. If we don’t cover that last badge requirements, it’s okay. We’ll get it next time. They all enjoyed the meeting and making these sweet little gifts for their Mom’s.

This is the basic outline of our meeting:

Pre-meeting: Mothers Day Cards

Opening: Flag, Promise and Law


  • In a Brownie ring discuss our upcoming tour of Ronald McDonald House
  • Discuss field trip to Mini Horse Camp


  • Read Chapter 4,5 & 6 of the girls book
  • Discuss our TAP

Craft: Mother’s Day Gifts & finish up Mother’s day cards/notes

Snack time

Closing/Badges/Friendship Circle


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