Author & Illustrator of Ce’Marie – Volunteer of the Month!

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Yep! That’s me! A Place Called Home (APCH) announced that I am their May ‘Volunteer of the Month’ (it’s a month behind).

I have been volunteering at APCH for less than four months. So it feels good to receive such recognition in such a short amount of time. It’s gratifying yet humbling to know I have made a big enough impression on the organization that the coordinators at APCH decided to honor me with the title.

Someone once told me to “engross yourself so much into what you choose to do that [in that moment, the world around you becomes nonexistent]…” Whether it’s writing and illustrating Ce’Marie, volunteering, working corporate or even blogging, I try to live by that.

Big thanks to APCH for being flexible with me and working with my schedule.

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Happy Turkey Day ♥

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Bonne soirée my beautiful Ce’Marie Dolls! We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully you’re all nice and full now :)

How did you spend your holiday?

Over at Ce’Marie, we took a morning trip to Santa Monica, CA to help the Westside Thanksgiving Dinner bring food, warmth, joy and hope to the homeless. It was a beautiful sight — there were soo many volunteers, in fact, there were too many of us! But we all came together and made it happen, 1 plate, blanket, and pumpkin pie at a time. The event fed souls with joy and appreciation. The smiles and gracious looks of the impoverished men, women and families were priceless, a kodak moment indeed. It was such a wonderful feeling to serve our community by helping those in need. We are happy we were able to partake in the event — it was truly a fantastic experience!

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Let us br grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

– Marcel Proust