Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is for you....

So the adventure begins. This Friday November 20th I am beginning my 3 day, 60 mile walk. I will be camping out Friday-Sunday and walking each morning until I finish 20 miles. It’s not going to be easy, but then again nothing ever is. This walk is for everyone I know and love who has battled cancer. Not just breast cancer, any type of cancer. I admire you. Anyone that has been through cancer or helped a family member through cancer shares the same strength, sprit and power. So this is for you.
This walk is for my grandma Lea Ray who is a breast cancer survivor. Someone who has all the perseverance of the world within her, and whom I look up to. She has overcome so many obstacles and is such an amazing, beautiful person. This walk is for Maricela Lopez, my best friend’s mom and my second mom, someone I have known since I was 12. A woman who has raised three beautiful kids on her own. Someone who has worked days, gone to school at night and battled cancer on the weekends, she is amazing and this walk is for her. This walk is for Allyson, a woman my family met right after she had won her battle with cancer. Allyson has a new lease on life and the spirit and optimism of someone who knows how amazing her life truly is. You rock Ally. This walk is for Judy Santacruz, a good friend’s mom who very recently won her battle with breast cancer. I’ve watched Stephanie go through the emotions of having her mom diagnosed with this life threatening illness. They are strong and they have made it. This walk is for everyone that has had to fight for their life; and everyone that has realized just how very strong they are. But above all, this walk is for my late grandmother Laura Lee Parks, she was my everything. She won her fight against breast cancer but passed away last Christmas. She is the strongest person I have ever met. She helped raise me and it is because of her that I am who I am today. She never drove a car; she walked everywhere she needed to go her entire life. She raised four kids and then continued to help with her grandchildren. She walked me to school, every single day that I lived with her. When I complained about walking 3 miles to the grocery store she encouraged me. When we needed to get school supplies, we walked. When I needed to go to the dentist, we walked. We walked together everywhere, everyday. We walked when it rained and when the sun was beating down on us. So Grandma, this walk is for you. Let this walk represent all of the miles you walked for others. I am now walking 60 miles in 3 days for you. I love you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My amazing Co ♥ Workers:

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.."

All of you know by now that I am participating in the 3 day breast cancer walk this November. I feel like it's all I've talked about for the past 5 months! "For the Love of boobs"has been working so hard this year to raise money for our team. We've done it all; hosted events, passion parties, held fundraisers at restaurants, held raffles, silent auctions and more. Last month I decided to make "For the Love of Boobs" shirts as one last attempt to generate some money. I thought it would be a great way to get our team name out there in perfect time for breast cancer awareness month. I figured friends and family would be interested, but I had no idea how great of a response I was about to receive. I started spreading the word at work and before I knew it almost every co-worker of mine had bought one! I am so thankful for their support and generosity. They have continued to encourage me throughout my training process and it means a lot. Below is a picture of us in our office lobby:

Thank you again TRPN, you rock! I am so lucky to work with such awesome, giving people everyday. Here's to the fight against breast cancer!

xoxo-Candace Laree'

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sex in the City: Passion Party ♥

UPDATE: The Sex in the City: Passion Party for Breast Cancer Awareness ♥ was a HUGE success!

We only had a handful of girls that could make it, but everyone bought something, so much more than I had hoped for. Our consultant Michelle Marie was so much fun, click on her name for a link to her passion website. Thank you to all of the girls who came and supported "For the Love of Boobs", we appreciate you more than you know. Felirose and Lauren are hosting a couples passion party this weekend right after the vendor sale so if you're interested contact Lauren at:

See you Saturday! Ciao Bella, Candace Laree'

For the Love of Boobs (Our 3 day breast cancer team) is hosting a Passion Party this Saturday in downtown @ 6pm. If you click the words Passion Party it will take you directly to the e-vite with all of the information! You will have to have been invited already for you to access the e-vite though so please either email me at: if you are interested in coming or post a comment with your email address! The event will be $5 at the door ::to cover food and drinks:: and 10% of everything you purchase will go to our team! We will have fun activities, music and a raffle going on as well; $1 a raffle ticket. Please join us for a fabulous Sex IN the city night and celebrate being a sexy, independent lady!
Till then dolls, lots of love -xoxo Candace Laree'

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our little Family.

Well, it had been TOO long since some of us had seen each other! We met up at "Crowes Nest" our old spot and drank yummy spiced chai teas and played with adorable baby Noah ♥ We had a lot to catch up on & so many wondeful things that are happening in our group. New beginnings, new life, new careers and ambitions and lots of new stories. We are all taking different paths but I know one thing for sure; our paths will always lead back to our friends. Here's to Femme-Elite; the best girlfriends anyone could ask for. I love you dolls ♥

xoxo Candace Laree'

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Homage to you:

Once in awhile I hear an amazing song that stops me in my path. It captures my interest and for that moment I feel disconnected to everything but the music. Like most I have a deep spiritual connection to music. Some songs I hear trigger something to make memories go off in my mind almost like an old fashioned slide show. This song sets off a montage of Jarred and I. I picture our sad moments, our happy moments and all in between. When we were 12, when we were graduating high school, when we were broken up and I moved to Spain, when we saw each other for the first time after I got back, all that we’ve been through and all our future holds. All the things that represent this wonderful, passionate love of ours.

It is written and sung by Rob Pattinson. Of course he couldn’t just be amazingly beautiful, a talented actor and in one of my favorite movies “Twilight” he's also deeply sensitive with an amazing beautiful voice. ♥ Here at the lyrics:

Standing there by the broken tree,
Her hands were all twisted, she was pointing at me.
I was damned by the light coming out of her eyes.
She spoke with a voice that disrupted the sky.
She said 'Walk on over yeah to the bit of shade,
I will wrap you in my arms and you'll know you've been saved'
Let me sign, let me sign, can't fight the devil so just let me sign.

I was out for a drink in a soho bar
The air was smoked out liked a cheap cigar
She rose out of her seat like a painted ghost
She was the woman that I wanted the most
As she reached for my arm I gave her my hand
I said 'Lay me down easy let me understand'
Let me sign, let sign, can't fight the devil so just let me sign.

As I walked through the door she was still in my head
As I entered the room she was laid there in bed
She reached out for me all twisted in black
I was on my way down, never coming back
let me sign, let me sign, can't fight the devil so just let me sign.

let me sign, let me sign, can't fight the devil so just let me sign.

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Britney B*@&!

Britney is back whether you like it or not & I LOVE it. Her last two albums are amazing and filled with hit after hit. Her Circus Tour was perfection and the best performance I've seen in a long time. I saw her last weekend at the Sports Arena from an amazing spot on the floor. She looked flawless and she had the crowd going crazy. From circus acts, to beautiful costumes, to jaw dropping choreography her show was awesome and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. You go Britney, I always knew you'd be back. ♥ ♥ ♥
xoxo Candace Laree'

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vignettes' 14th Soiree!

Please join us at Vignettes this Saturday, September 19th 12-5pm for their 14th year anniversary soiree. My mom Jolee Jane Pollock will have her own cabinet there this year, so please come show your support. There will be a French Champagne & Bon Bon bar as well as a live fashion show. Dont miss out! Lots of love, xoxox Candace Laree'

Friday, September 11, 2009

New "For the Love of Boobs" Shirts!

Okay everyone. I am ordering the new "For the Love of Boobs" T-shirts for guys and girls by next Thursday September 17th and collecting money by the 16th. They are $25 and they are simple black tee's with white writing; For the Love of Boobs. If you'd like one I need to collect payment from you before Thursday and you need to send me your name, size and units to by Thursday. Thank you for your support and thank you for bringing awareness to Breast Cancer.
xoxox Candace Laree

Monday, August 31, 2009

One person can make a difference, everyone should try.

Hi everyone! You may have read on my breast cancer fundraising page that I am selling shirts! All of the profit goes towards the $2,300 I need to raise in order to participate in the 3 day breast cancer walk. I ordered some shirts a while back for an event we had and I have a few left over. I am placing an order September 10th for new shirts *plain black v-neck tee with our breast cancer team name* For the Love of Boobs across the front in white. Similar to the one pictured below:
They will be $25 a shirt. I am thinking or ordering plain black tee-shirts for the guys with the same "For the love of boobs" across the front for $25 as well. Please support me in my efforts and comment on my blog to place an order or email me at: Place your order by September 9th! Thanks and here's to finding a cure!

-xoxo Candace Laree'

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bests & The City.

San Francisco was amazing as always. I just love exploring the city and reminiscing my childhood memories. The city is so alive. So much more than San Diego. I love both places, dont get me wrong. But they are so totally different. One thing I have noticed a few times now is people are much more friendly. I know this happens more in big cities, so that's probably the main reason why. People just seem happier, they smile at you instead of staring you down, and that's refreshing.

We had an awesome time. My mom made it all possible and I'm so grateful to my wonderful best friends for flying out. We explored the city, shopped, ate on haight street, partied & danced the night away. Couldn't have asked for a better time. Until our next adventure. My heart remains in San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's been too long..

So I have been beyond lagging in the posting department. I've been so busy with work and school and LIFE that I've been neglecting my poor blog. So my birthday resolution (yah you can make those) is to post more! So much has happened but it would take forever to backtrack so let's just focus on the most recent. My sisters wedding was last weekend and was beautiful! I've honestly never been to a wedding that was a complete representation of the couple in every way. From the flowers grown by the bride and her family to the handmade wedding dress to the custom made glasses made by bride and groom the wedding was "them." They are honestly the perfect couple and I am so happy they found each other. I know they're going to have a wonderful life together. Here are some of the photos:

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Marché Dans Le Jardin

Please Join us @ Our Beachside Market in the Garden

Taking place on Sunday afternoon from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.
30% of proceeds from the Marché Dans Le Jardin event will benefit the Art Takes a Village non-profit organization.

Join us at:
1110 Coronado Ave
Coronado, CA

Sunday, April 5, 2009

For the Love of Boobs Fundraiser April 9th!

Hello Everyone, Please support my breast cancer 3 day team; "For the love of boobs"
by going to the Chili's in Otay Ranch this Thursday (April 9th) from 5-9pm!
Chili’s is generously supporting our participation with the "Breast Cancer 3 Day
Walk"!Mention our team "For the Love of Boobs" to your server and Chili’s will donate 10% of our sales back to our team!

"For The Love Of Boobs" Charity Night is;
April 9th from 5-9pm
Only at:
Chili’s Otay Ranch
2015 Birch Rd "Otay Ranch Town Center"
Chula Vista, CA
619 482 5551

We look forward to seeing you and Thank you in Advance!!
-Candace & For The Love of Boobs

Friday, February 27, 2009

For the love of Boobs ♥

This year, I'll be participating in a very special event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

I'll walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

I've agreed to raise at least $2,300 in donations. I need your help! I am fundraising with my team. We are trying to organize a silent auction and some other events to raise money as well. Any donation helps. Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage and make a donation. You can also call 800.996.3DAY to donate over the phone.

Both of my grandmothers are breast cancer survivors. My grandma Laura Lee Parks passed away this last Christmas so I am dedicating this walk to her. Please support me and my team: For the love of boobs. You can donate to my on my page at:

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Candace Laree Pollock

Thursday, February 19, 2009

i left my heart in San Francisco.

We had an amazing time in Norcal last weekend. We stayed @ The Cova Hotel in downtown SF for two nights and did it all. We went to Fishermans Warf and went through the underwater aquarium on pier 39. We shopped in union square. We ate on haight street. We even drove down Lumbard street. On valentines night we took a drive across devils slide to Half Moon bay and hung out with my friend Liz and her boyfriend Will. On Sunday we drove to Healdsburg and stayed with my sister Jennifer and Nathan at their house. We had an amazing dinner and did some wine tasting. We got to see Nathans Winery and even try some of my dads wine. We did a little shopping in town and then finished off the trip with some more wine tasting at the wine shop. We had a wonderful time..and I hope we go back soon! xoxox Candace Laree'

Saturday, February 7, 2009

San Francisco Dreamin'

Jarred and I have decided to be gypsies this year! <3
We just got back from Vegas last weekend which ended up being an amazing trip!
The last two times I visited Vegas didn't work out so well so it was time to make up for it! We stayed at Treasure Island with our friends Jon and Lindsey. My co-workers; Baek, Mye, Gin, Charles and Josh surprised us Friday night though and drove up for the weekend! <--They're Vegas addicts! We went to TAO & Body English and had SUCH a good time!
Our next destination is San Francisco next weekend and I am SO excited. I grew up in the bay area and I have never taken Jarred there in the 5 years we've been together. We are flying into SF and renting a car but we are staying with my oldest sister in Santa Rosa. I'm going to show him HMB, Pacifica, where I lived in SF and we also get to see a couple of my friends while we're there. Less than a week until we leave and I'm San Francisco Dreamin'!

xoxox Candace Laree'

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mountain High Trip-Saturday January 17th

This was both mine and Jarred's first time snowboarding and we had an amazing time.
I'm totally battered and bruised but it was well worth it. It's about a 2 hour drive from San Diego and in a beautiful town called Wrightwood. It sort of reminds me of Julian but maybe a little more modern or suburban. We took lessons and THANK GOD we did or we would be totally lost. My friend Cristy from work warned me the hardest thing would be getting off the lift and she was 100% right. First lift we take I faceplant it into the snow hitting my head on Jarred's knee and my knee on his snowboard. YAH. That took my excitement down a couple pegs. It was an awesome time though and we will definitley be going back this year!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Guardian Angel

My grandmothers funeral was on January 6th @ 2pm at Holmans Funeral Home in Portland Oregon. It was extremely hard saying goodbye to my grandma, but even harder seeing my family in pain over our loss. We went through her house in Portland and found thousands of pictures among tons of hidden treasures. I got to see my grandmothers wedding dress and my grandfathers old belongings. My grandmother left me her wedding ring and I fill up with happiness every day when I look down at it. It reminds me of her. It represents her to me and to have her on my left hand to look down at anytime I want is amazing. Everyday is hard to get through and I have times where I break down, but it gets easier each day. Someday we will meet again. I love you grandma Laura.