Saturday, May 23, 2009

Isn't it the best feeling when your house, office, garage or even your Blackberry are organized?

But what is it that always gets in the way when we're trying to get organized?? It's usually ourselves abd our inability to get rid of the clutter that will free up the space we need to be organized!

This is the theme in our latest organization class taught our favorite Organizational Coach, Miss Organized (Tracy Paye of

Students from her previous organization class at a friend's home in San Elijo Hills said: "Tracy knows her topic - would recommend this to family and friends!" Julie M.

And: "It was an unusual format to be in someone's home but it turned out to be very useful and interesting to see actual organization needs in person. Great instructor!" Wendy S.

As Tracy explains about this next installment in her Organization Class: "By getting rid of a few belongings, it will motivate and inspire you to do more and create momentum to continue once you get home."

Class will be held on Wed, June 10 from 6-8 pm at a private home in Banker's Hill.

CLICK HERE for all details and to register for the class.

THE TIP: For many of us, it is our office space that gets out of control keeping us stuck in clutter where productivity should reign!

Check out the before and after shots of an office Tracy organized as showcased on our friend Stacey's website. This client of Tracy's saw his business increase by 50% within 2 weeks after the completion of the project:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

National Mom's Nite Out Photos!

This blog post is going to be all about THANK YOU's to all of the amazing people that made our National Mom's Nite Out event so much fun :)

THANK YOU to Jill Johnson, owner of Facelogic Spa for hosting. Stop by her fabuous new spa at 208 N. El Camino Real, Suite C or call them at (760) 840-3223 to book a facial (just $59!!). You can have them host a spa party for your group or just enjoy an amazing spa experience. Click here to read my review on my facial :)

THANK YOU to Rowell ( for taking the beautiful photos at the event. You've got to have him at your next party or event, he was just terrific!!

THANK YOU Friends With Class for making the funky Mom-osas (don't ya love the ear plugs tied around the stem??!!)

THANK YOU Stacey of San Diego Bargain Mama for bringing awesome giveaways, providing a great spread and Twittering live at the event! (see our updates @sdbargainmama and @friendswclass)

Stacey and our Ms. Organized instructor, Tracy, above -- THANK YOU to the awesome ladies that joined us!

THANK YOU to Kristen of "Wine Shop at Home" for providing wine tasting and guidance on the reds and whites -- contact her to have a similar wine tasting party at your place, it was so much fun!

THANK YOU to all the ladies that brought accessories to swap and donate to a women's charity. Check out Alexis (author of Baby's Little Log Book) below browsing the wares -- we all went home with some cute new accessories!

THANK YOU to Wayne Johnson, Jill's husband and the amazing Grammy Award-winning musician for providing rockin' entertainment. He was just featured in Carlsbad Magazine (below) and we got to hear his beautiful tunes all to ourselves!

THE TIP: You don't need a National Holiday to get out for a Mom's Nite Out... get together at a spa, restaurant or at home to spend quality girl time.

Call Jill at (760) 840-3223 if you want your next MNO to be a spa party - we had a blast!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Best Facial - Review

Well, it's no longer a secret that Facelogic Spa provides the best deal in town ($59 for their signature facial). But I had to write a review on how amazing the actual facial is...

I've had great facials at La Costa, Spa MD, The Well in Palm Springs etc and my facial at Facelogic last week was a wonderful little retreat without having to splurge and head out of town to a resort :)

Maybe I expected just a standard facial like I've also had at the places I sometimes get my haircut. But as I stepped into a dark, quiet space with relaxing music and aromatherapy scents all around I could tell this would be different...

First was the "zero gravity" weightless chair which was AMAZING in and of itself. The NASA design makes it so that you take all weight off of your back even as you lay back to enjoy the facial.

The rest was an awesome mix of cleansing, head, neck and hand massage, face mask, steam, a treatment, etc. It was really amazing and much more than I expetced -- be sure to ask for Melissa, she was awesome as are all of the gals there!

Stop by to see them at 208 N. El Camino Real, Suite C - Encinitas, CA 92024 (TJ Maxx/BevMo shopping center). Or call them at 760.840.3223 (FACE) to book a facial.

THE TIP: Faceogic also carries great products (I bought a moisturizer with SFP 15 and foundation coverage) and makes a great spot for a spa party for your group.

We held our "National Mom's Nite Out" party there and it was awesome to hang out with the gals, enjoy a bite and a drink and the disappear for the awsome facial to rejoin the party glowing and relaxed :)

Products and "Mom's Spa Party" photos above by Rowell (

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What's a Mom-osa??!!

What's a Mom-osa.....? Come to our National Mom's Nite Out event tomorrow night and try one for FREE!

Take a regular Mimosa, add a splash of pink w/ cranberry juice, tie a pair of earplugs around the stem and VOILA, toast with all the ladies around you!

This special night is being celebrated by Friends With Class, San Diego Bargain Mama and Facelogic with giveaways provided by the National Mom's Nite Out group. All details below, it's going to be a blast :)

WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Facelogic Spa in Encinitas (208 N. El Camino Real, Suite C)
**Call them at (760) 840-3223 to book a facial that night for $10 off**

WHAT TO BRING: Your gal pals and three or more accessories to swap for the Accessories Swap (anything we don't trade among ourselves benefits charity)

CLICK HERE for more details and photos from a past frock swap to see what it's all about...

THE TIP: You will also get to meet Jill, owner of Facelogic whom you may recall from a recent BRAVO TV show, and her famous musician husband Wayne who was just profiled in Carlsbad magazine

What an awesome couple - thanks so much for hosting this fun evening :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Boot Camp at Balboa Park

OK everyone -- and we mean everyone! This Boot Camp class is for ALL of our friends: We have friend's parents coming, people who have not worked out in years, friends who run marathons -- let's all get out there and have a fun morning getting some exercise!

Our friend Jen can't say enough great things about her trainer Marko and is recommending his Boot Camp to all of her friends :)

Marko Sanchez, CSCS is a certified Strength & Conditioning / Performance Coach and Personal Trainer who typically works with clients in sports therapy or on one-on-one sessions. But Jenny has convinced him to start a Fitness Boot Camp at Balboa Park and everyone is invited...

As Jen and Marko describe: "This is not your average boot camp in the park. We won't step on your shoulders or shout in your ears. We aren't drill instructors. Or mad babysitters. We are fitness partners. Our boot camp will help you build strength, power, and agility, increase flexibility, and lose weight."

"This is a comprehensive workout designed for anyone who wants to improve his or her fitness, change their exercise routine, and have fun doing so! You will have a great workout no matter your fitness level."

Class is Saturday, May 16th, 8:30 am at Balboa Park (corner of 6th and Laurel). Class is $15 or four classes for $50. From that has not worked out in AGES, I will see you there!!

We are working on setting up the online payment, for now email Marko at to RSVP!

THE TIP: Bring plenty of water and a towel and be ready for a great time! Did we all forget how much fun exercise is supposed to be?!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Why boys need parents....

This was my favorite picture in an email I received today which hit home to the daily trials and joys of parenting two boys!

The photo actually also reminds us of what it feels like to wake up every day and imagine the craziness that awaits us... but somehow we take it all on and it's a fun ride after all :)

Charlie Brown Hits the Stage!

We are happy to support ACT - San Diego (Actors' Conservatory Theatre) in their latest production: "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Our friend Staci's daughter is in the play and she has scored $5 tickets for us and our friends :) We had a blast seeing little Julia in the play Annie last year (my boys' first play) and we can't wait to see this one too!

This Broadway version of the lovable Charlie Brown and his beagle runs May 8 through May 17 at The Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. The play is based on Charles Schultz's Peanuts comic strip, and chronicles the lives of old favorites Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Linus, and Schroeder. This production is filled with music designed to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

The show touches on childhood dilemmas, pondering such questions as growing up and puppy love. It provides audiences both young and old opportunities to sit and relax, laugh, and remember the days when the backyard was as big as the entire world.

THE TIP: For the special $5 tickets for Friends With Class, call Beth at (619) 508-5556