Monday, March 29, 2010

Hemophilia Walk


Hi Everyone,

My two youngest sons Ethan and Jordan have a blood disorder called Hemophilia.

This bleeding disorder causes an average injury to potentially become very dangerous since their blood does not clot the way our blood does. They are active in sports and live full, active, busy lives thanks to the newest state of the art Hemophilia treatments! These treatments have only been possible due in part to the generous donations by people like you! So we need your help!

I’ve decided to make a difference by participating in this year’s Hemophilia Walk! So we are raising funds to help find a cure for this blood disorder that they are afflicted with. Any donation large or small is appreciated.

NHF's Hemophilia Walk is a nationwide event that raises funds and awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting disorders. Funds raised will help find better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to prevent the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

Please visit my Fundraising Page by using the link below and help me reach my personal goal by making a secure online donation today...

While visiting my Personal Fundraising Page, don’t forget to sign my online Guest Book as I would love to hear from you!

Also if you would like to walk with us e-mail me and let me know and I will add you to our team!

When you make an online donation you will automatically receive an e-tax receipt from the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California and I will be notified by email of your support. Together we are truly making a difference in the lives of individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders.

If you can think of others who might be interested in making a donation, please forward the link to them! You would be surprised to know how many people will give, if asked.

Thank you very much for your consideration in helping me reach my fundraising goal in this very worthwhile endeavor! If you have any questions, please email me at mail

The boys thank you for your participation!

Amanda Molina

P.S. For additional information about the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California and the National Hemophilia Foundation or this year’s Hemophilia Walk, please visit

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

I am really not a fan of fruit pies since most are simply the fruit and the crust. But the best Cherry Pie i have ever had has a wonderfully fluffy whipped center and is so simple to make it is even NO BAKE!
Here is the recipe, try it for yourself and let me know what you think.


1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

In a medium mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped topping and blend until mixture is smooth. Spread into graham cracker crust and spoon pie filling over top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours before serving.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Remembering my Gram

My grandmother was a wonderful woman, i have always admired and looked up to her. Any time anyone said "you're just like your Grandmother" i filled with pride. My gram was a hard working woman, she was a great cook and an even better baker. She was funny and had a very sarcastic, quick wit. I was born to teenage parents so inevitably my mother moved in with my fathers parents since they were too young to support me on their own. My grandparents took my mother in as one of their own and cared for her and i and my siblings that came along later. Since i was very young i remember being extremely close to my gram, i spent as much time with her as i could. My gramps still grumbles (or fake grumbles:)) that he never got to sleep next to his wife when i came along because i always wanted to sleep in bed with my gram. My fondest memories of her are of her and i laying out on the chaise lounge in the summer on the back porch and her reading to me and singing old songs to me. I still cant listen to "How deep is the ocean" and "you'll never know" without crying or smiling (depending on my mood) and thinking of her. She took me everywhere with her, she taught me everything i know about the golden era about the fashion and the clothing and we loved to watch old movies together. She just loved Marilyn Monroe and she sparked my love for her as well. She indulged me (some may say too much so). She taught me how to enjoy the silence, a good book, a great old movie, a sweet song, tasty treats, a handsome man, and life in general. I used to laugh at her strange old fashioned slang ex. when she called my high school boyfriend a "dim bulb" and now i get teased my my kids and my younger brother for using lots of the same old fashioned phrases. She never left the house without her lipstick on and i in turn never like to be caught without it either, she would hold up everyone while she reapplied her lippy before a picture just as i do now. If there is anyone that i can say has been a true influence on my life and made me who i am today i will say it was my gram more than anyone else. She treated me like a princess, she made me feel beautiful and special and loved.

Friday, January 29, 2010


I love Q & A's. i am always the first one to reply to those forwarded e-mails that ask all types of random questions, and i have always been the go to w/ all my friends for advice. so now's my chance to be DEAR ABBY. anything you want to know about me (ex. what nationality i am?) or you need advice (ex. what should i do about such and such or so and so?) on or even random questions you just want a silly answer to (ex. if you could be any animal what animal would you be?) ANYTHING and when i say ANYTHING i mean ANYTHING.........i am not easily embarrassed or shy at all and i will always give you a frank honest answer so ASK AWAY!
Also look for me to post random polls and quizzes for you to answer too.

guess its time to link this bad boy.........

i have hesitated to link this blog to anything else as of yet but i guess its time to let it loose. even though it is still inthe beginning stages of set up as i am still learning, i will not be so vain as to wait until it is perfection and i will link it up so everyone can get to know me.

things i just love!

My sweet hubby

My Sons
girdles and corsets (as i can look very sexy and hide my tummy at the same time :)
watching old little rascals (our Gang) episodes with my sons

vintage travel posters

Lana Turner

Betty Grables shorts

Practicing swing dancing with my hubby (we are getting there-we will be out on the floor very soon)

My Rimmel of London Lippy in Temptation

pics to come.........

i am currently working on a pin up calendar will be a gift for my hubby on our anniversary *sigh* so when its done i will post the pics!

ok so im still working to get this blogging thing right.........

im such a spazz when it comes to technical things like computers so im working on it. it will be a slow but steady process but when i get it it will end up being a swell blog. thanks for being patient with me ;) kisses

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

its so freezing here today well as freezing as it can get in california :) which means anything under 60 degrees. but it is pouring as well w/ flood watches and mudslides there was even a tornado watch yesterday. plans for this weekend will probably be home watching movies and relaxing. been feeling under the weather to so wil just get some rest.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hi all!

so this is my blog im pretty new to this but in a nutshell im a big fan of the golden era so this blog will be devoted to my life as a retro doll living in the modern world. keep checking back for updates! and please be patient with me as i get this blog filled w/ photos events etc. KISSES ;)