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The Happy Kids Fund Holiday Gala

Thrilled to be celebrating the holiday season tonight with the!!!! If you’re in Manhattan Beach tonight, come bid on the silent auction to donate to a worthy cause.  #giveback #holidayseason #merryandbright #simplygrateful #happykids #madewithawholeheckofalotof💛 #happyholidays #manhattanbeach #ca

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The Best of Manhattan Beach Awards 2019: Women Owned Business

About to burst at the seams with love and gratitude standing with this brilliant empowering woman, Maureen McBride, owner of Tabula Rasa Essentials, who was the very first person to believe in Simply Grateful and inspires me beyond reason everyday!  Thank you for always making such a beautiful home for all of our wooden goods! Congratulations on Winning the Best of Manhattan Beach 2019, Women Owned Business!!!

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IndyCar Series: Metallic Texturized Wooden Postcards

This one has a special place in my heart and took me a moment to take it all in: The Grande Finale of the IndyCar Series Race Season!!! 12 Races & over 2500 golden metallic texturized handcrafted wooden postcards made with love for Arrow Electronics and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.  💛✨Both humbled and honored to cheer loud and support the SAM Car (Semi-Autonomous Motorcar) Team: manifesting Arrow's mission to find innovative ways that technology can improve people's lives by modifying a Corvette Stingray to empower quadriplegics. First designed for race-car driver, Sam Schmidt, using only head movements and breath to drive the car.  Check out my first time driving the SAM Car: 

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For a Cause : A Sense of Home

Every month we donate a percentage of the proceeds from our Aspiration Collection to a charity/cause that is close to our hearts...  But for #GivingTuesday and the month of December,  we are donating 25% of our proceeds site-wide to this amazing, heart-warming, inspirational organization that fills our hearts so much love:  A Sense of Home.   We were recently invited to volunteer one Sunday a month to help create a home and just by donating our time,  we have received more in return than we ever could have imagined!     A Sense of Home (ASOH) is a new LA-based nonprofit organization that has taken a holistic approach to transform the lives of at-risk foster youth who “age out” of the system.   By creating their first ever homes,  ASOH...

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For a Cause : Reading is Fundamental

As summer approaches,  many of us love to sit back and revel in the joy of reading.  However,  considerable amounts of our nations population,  especially children,  do not have access to books.   Decades ago,  Margaret McNamara realized the sheer power of giving a child a book and launched Reading is Fundamental.   Since 1966,  Reading is Fundamental has been distributing free books and literary resources to the children and families who need them most.   The organization motivates young children to be lifelong readers by giving them the ability to choose their own books and offers different learning programs for children to discover the wonder and joys of reading everyday.   Reading is Fundamental hopes to ultimately inspire them...

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