Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Won Two FREE Tickets!

So, it appears I won 3rd place in the promo contest for Los Lonely Boys’ newest album. I won two free tickets to any concert. I still haven’t redeemed last year’s winnings for a promo concert for their ‘1969’ album. I won four tickets for that contest. I still got the marketing skills I guess. If I were to use them, I’d probably use ask for tickets if they were going to play at a winery like Ironstone in Murphys, CA. Their tickets are really expensive and it’s a huge venue! I am very tempted to go to Texas for a show as I’ve never been and WIN’s headquarters are there where they do college training sessions. So we shall see. I’ve never been to Texas.

Here are photos from this year’s Cache Creek show and getting to chat with them outside. The year before is when they sang me Happy Birthday. I was in tears. Such a memorable birthday. Gotta love these guys.

Tasina & I
A very good friend and we do road trips often together for concerts.

JoJo & I.
Notice Ringo in the back. I didn't get to have a photo with him.

Henry & I

JoJo and the gang

And my Birthday song – September 2009

Forever a fan and a supporter!

NEXT: Headed to Vegas for Turkey Weekend. The last time I was there was when they played poolside at the Hard Rock.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Code is 'BLACK'

As promised, 'BLACK' is the code for 20% OFF at www.BeeMWellness.com. The below email was sent to family and friends. Readers - please feel free to use the code and forward it to friends! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I'll be heading out to Las Vegas!

Hi Family & Friends,

As some of you know, I have added to my list of 'jobs' as a Wellness Distributor. Working with brides that want to lose weight and have their skin glowing for their big day, me loving to go to the gym, and overall just help people live longer and healthier - doing this just made it a no-brainer for me to take advantage of this opportunity. According to economists, the wellness industry will be a trillion dollar industry by 2012 and I hope it will help
DB and I get our dream home, get our BMW back and assure our family will grow up in a good neighborhood and receive the best education. (No, not pregnant.)

SO, to play along with the big boys this week for Black Friday, I am offering you 20% OFF amazing products I personally use myself and will not do without.You can read about some of my personal experiences with these products on my blog (http://bernadettemanzano.blogspot.com), but if there's one product that everyone should be on is our OMEGA-3. My LDL is back to normal, my nails are stronger, no more dry scalp and studies show it decreases the chance of developing breast cancer. BIG DEAL for me and my Lagade family with two members already affected. OK, enough! Here's the code to use at the time of checkout at http://www.BeeMWellness.com:


Code good NOW thru Black Friday.
Please pass onto family and friends you care about.

Feel free to call/email me with any questions.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2010 & Locks of Love

I have been wanting to do something different for a couple of reasons. I wanted a new change for my 30th and I wanted it to be beneficial to more than just myself. I went up to Seattle for a quick 2.5 day trip in September with Christy to visit our mutual friend and former coworker, Dr. Christine, aka Shoe. While we were there, I spotted a salon called Habitude down the street from where Shoe lives, and I decided to chop off my hair. I sat in the chair of a girl that just moved there from Texas and she reminded me of a former colleague I worked with in my advertising days. I chopped off my hair and donated it to The Locks of Love. This was my second time donating my hair.

My last photo with long hair with Indiana.

Measuring - about 13" was cut off.

First cut

Detached for a good cause

Representing Habitude in Ballard

And Locks of Love thank you card. It was completely worth it.

As seen in my previous posts attempting to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the following photos are from the event for TEAM LAGADE! A smaller group this time but we definitely still made a difference.

Making our Team Lagade sign honoring Auntie Gi and Cousin Natalie.

Starting point

My Sis

Team Lagade


And just one photo from 2006, reppin' my City Beach shirt.

December 14, 2010
Today, I am sending in my collection of Yoplait lids to help raise $.10 for every lid to fight against breast cancer. Every dime helps.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Client Appreciation Dinner - August 6, 2010

The day after I got back from Carlsbad, California (an 8-hour drive) for my family's 3rd Family Reunion that I planned and coordinated, I worked this annual Client Appreciation Dinner in Emeryville, California.

Caterer: Namie's Kitchen
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals - as for Gwen O.
Staff provided by myself


Namie makes the best use out of the limited amount of space provided.


Thank yous!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lagade Family Reunions - 2005, 2008, 2010

August 14, 2010
Carlsbad, California

Honoring the strong women in our family affected by Breast Cancer

Honoring family members that are looking down upon us from above.


Men Hard at Work


Thank yous from Family

"Thank you for planning the reunions; you are awesome!" – Donna

"The brilliant people behind this fun, fun, fun event! Thanks for doing a great job AGAIN....EVERYTHING was great!" - Lena

My review on Yelp.com of the park:

My cousins picked out a great spot for our family reunion. It was large, had plenty of parking, had bathrooms with toilet paper and seat covers available, baseball fields, playground, lots of grass, BBQs, garbages, covered picnic tables and surrounded by a good neighborhood. We didn't have sketchy strangers come around. It was more of housewives pushing strollers in their work out gear.
Great spot!

No dogs allowed. Too bad for my puppy dog.

August 2008
Monterey, California

August 2005
Pacheco, California

Until 2012 in the Bay Area, Lagade Family!

Attention Black Friday Shoppers!!!

Black Friday will be upon us in no time. Do you know what you want to get friends and family for the holidays? Will you be standing out in the cold and rain after Thanksgiving dinner outside Wal-Mart or Best Buy or Target to get a $300 flat screen television or laptop?

Last year, laptops were going for $300 at Best Buy. We arrived at 5 AM and the line to get inside wrapped all the way around the block and then some. The first 100 or so in line received a ticket or voucher to ensure that they got what they came for. The rest were in line HOPING to get a good deal on something. We did not wait in line and snuck in before 100 people were let in and we left with nothing because we really wanted that laptop but since we didn't have a ticket or voucher for it, we didn't get it. We left empty-handed and went home to go back to sleep.

What are your plans for Black Friday?

If you're looking to give the gift of wellness, stay tuned to me on Twitter @bappletree for a discount code on your entire order at www.BeeMWellness.com

I will also be running a promo for Sarah Michaels fans for Black Friday for www.TheWellnessShot.com. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Support our Troops

I received this from a friend and already have my letter and photo printed to send to the troops in Afghanistan. Please take the time to do one or as many of the below:

1) Tweet about this effort
2) Tweet me (@bappletree)with your message to the troops and and I'll print it and send it in the care package
3) Email me at bernadettemanzano@hotmail.com your letter and photo and I'll include it in the care package
4) Contact me regarding your donation of materials on their wish list or helping with shipping costs via Paypal
5) Start your own care package

The holidays are approaching and they are a world and many seas apart from their families - all to support and represent the USA. The least you can do is send them well wishes, some holiday love and appreciation for what they do if you cannot support the cause with items on their wish list.

I will be mailing my package out on November 30th.

Do you have a friend and family member in the armed forces? Post their name, ranking and where they are stationed here. They should get some recognition.

JAMES OWENS (c/o Free Store)
APO AE 09310

(MAIL takes about 14-17 days to reach us)
(see some of our daily real customers below)

Background of this unit – we can’t say much about what we do here in Afghanistan, but we can tell you we are here fighting a different battle, we deal with the people and we help the government. You will not see us on TV. We are doing fine; just need that occasional touch from home every now and then. The human connection from home is important.

Next time you see something on TV, it will not be us, but you know we are here, that’s what really counts. We have U.S. and “other” Soldiers, U.S. Contractors, special people and all are a long way from home. I have started this effort for the soldiers here. The holidays are coming soon and it will just be another day for us. But we can celebrate later, with family. There is nothing like a little something from home, no matter what it is or who it is from. It just means someone took the time to send something we can use. If you can, just drop in a picture of yourself or a little letter just saying hello, we will pin it up in our “free store,” that’s how we do things here so everyone can share. Thank you and GOD bless, we will be home as soon as we can. Remember, next time you see a soldier, shake their hand or just say “thanks” they will understand.

o Most items requested are small like travel size because we have to take them with us
Used DVDs
Kleenex (small)
Shoe insoles
Dehydrated fruit
Saline nasal spray
Shaving Crème
Carmex, chapstick
Chewing gum
Kids toys (small)
Body lotion
Nail clippers
Stationary, post cards
Laundry mesh bags
Sun block
Baby wipes
Body wash
Eye drops
Hard candy (we give to the kids)
Peanuts (all types)
Playing cards
Trail mix
Jelly beans (candy that doesn’t melt easy)
Zip lock bags
Towels, wash clothes
Computer mouse