Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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I met with a wonderful lady at my office today named Taryn Foster. She is a landscape design student, and the Operations Manager at James Dean Design Landscape Architecture in Thousand Oaks. During our meeting Taryn shared her idea of implement a program where trees, flowers and nature are a part of the lives of children living in shelters. More specifically into a new development being constructed in Northern California where shelter children live in a "boarding school" type of setting. During this interview Taryn asked my mom and myself questions concerning children with similar backgrounds to my own. We discussed the my childhood, and things I enjoyed doing and how the environment itself has had an effect on me. The idea of incorporating more nature into children's lives was so intriguing to me and a concept that I really did not think about. After listen to Taryn's ideas I truly believe these types of settings would be therapeutic. It would not only provide a place of relaxation and beauty but it would also help the children learn and care for something. I hope that this project gets funded because it is a wonderful idea, and I wish Taryn all the best. Thanks again for valuing my opinion on this matter, it means a lot!
I was honored to be asked to be a guest on the Dr. Bunny radio show on KKZZ AM 1400 today. Dr. Bunny Vreeland is a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She was so sweet and in our time together I was able to share my personal story as well as learn a little more about hypnotherapy and the positive effects it can have on people. After my airtime with her was up the owners of the McGrath Family Farms were interviewed by Dr. Bunny. They shared information about their farms, yummy veggies and fruits, and their pumpkin patch with the listeners. The neatest part about their farm is that it is 100% organic. They also gave us a fresh organic pumpkin to take home! Thank you Dr. Bunny for letting me share my story with your listeners, it was a pleasure to meet you!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This weekend was the 2011 California International Pageant held in Downey. This event was bittersweet for both my sister titleholders and myself. We got to stand on the other side of the competition and help all of the girls get ready for their different events. What made this pageant even more special was that my best friend, Meghan Lopez, was competing for the 2011 Miss California International title. I enjoyed spending time with her and watching her shine on the stage. I was so proud of her top 10 placement and her community service award. Meghan, I truly am honored to be a part of your life and watch you dedicate your time daily to your platform without hesitation, you are a true inspiration. I also am so blessed to have a family who supports everything I do. Thank you so much mom, dad, Meggers, Hunter, Jaden, Michael, Papa, Carol, Uncle Timmy, and Aunt Cindy for attending this weekend and watching me crown the new titleholder. You all have helped me become the person I am today and for that I am grateful. Also a big thank you to my boyfriends mom, Marlene, for attending. I am glad I got to share this special evening with you, and that you got a sneak peek into my world of pageantry. Last but not least I want to thank the best director a princess could have, Eddie Peterson. Words cannot express my gratitude for the year of amazingness you gave to me. I have learned so much and grown in so many ways. The California International Pageant is without the best system around, we reign with style and grace. I am honored to have been a part of it. Eddie you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for everything. To all of the girls who competed you all looked stunning and your on stage performance was just as spectacular. Congratulations to the new 2011 California International titleholders; Courtney Critz - Jr. Miss California Intl., Mackenzie Carter - Miss Teen California Intl., Brittany Wagner - Miss California Intl., and Tiffany Ellison - Mrs. California Intl. Each of you ladies have an amazing year ahead of you with the most inspiring director- make the most of it!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
What an honor it was to model for the 2011 Nina Canacci Dress Line. I met so many wonderful people and seriously had the time of my life. The shoot itself was two full days in Hollywood. I loved modeling all the beautiful gowns. I want to say thank you to Cheyenne the photographer, David (Henry) the owner of the dress line, Christian (Fabio) the manager of California & Main, Sahar (David's beautiful wife), and the rest of the crew. These photos will be featured in California & Main's 2011 catalog, as well as the 2011 Nina Canacci Catalog.