Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Solana Beach Sunset 5K Discount and a #HalfPints #GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: I was sent Half Pint dolls for review purposes and for my daughter to enjoy.  S wanted to share her good fortune with all of you.  I have not been compensated in any way and all opinions are my own!

So one of our very favorite people in the entire world is our friend Kelsey.  She is a rockstar and we totally adore her.  The #SDKidz love her so when she tells me she is involved with a project, I am all for it!  And then once she told me about the Solana Beach Sunset 5k, I loved it even more!

Some info about the event:
  • The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation is holding the 2nd Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K Run/Walk at Fletcher Cove on Saturday, November 14th. Wellness Expo at 2pm, 5K at 3pm.
  • It's Southern California's ONLY sunset 5K! It takes place right on the sand during low tide, so you can run, walk and even push strollers on the harder, compacted sand. 
  • The event is to raise funds and awareness for diabetes prevention. Type II diabetes is preventable, and funds go towards our Jump Start for Health Program and would help us reach our goal of serving 400 patients over the next 3 years. 
  • This event is family-friendly with live music and activities for kids put on by the Skinny Gene Project, another local nonprofit specializing in diabetes prevention. 
  • I have a DEAL for you! Registration is typically $49, but YOU can register for $35 if you use the code "sdmom" (case sensitive) at checkout!
Here is a link to the webpage with all the info and registration: http://sdcmsf.org/events/solana-beach-sunset-5k-nov-14/   Join me!

Switching gears a bit...I was recently contacted by the Pocket People Avenue brand to perhaps review their dolls and spread their message.  Their message by the way?  Everything Matters & Everyone Counts!  How can you not LOVE that?

A little bit about these dolls.  These particular ones are called Half Pints.  There are 12 styles and they are about 4" tall.  They each have a name and a distinct look.

They are a local So Cal company which I love.  But their story is even better.  Rita Ross is the creator of Pocket People.  She describes herself as "I'm a mother, an artist, and a cancer survivor, but what I really wish to be is an ambassador of empathy and to bring these dolls into the hands of every kind of person. Why? Because Everyone Matters."  

Through the long process of recovering from cancer, Rita began sewing “Pocket People,” small dolls made from socks and found bits of cloth. Each one is different and special.  The Half Pints retail for just $5 each and make great gift toppers!  S decided to give one of her to her best friend M.

S and I are giving away "Sophia" to one of you!  She hand selected the one she thought looked most like me (?? - funny how kids see you) and decided Sophia was the one.  I like Sophia because her message is "Be Brave" and no one is braver than my girl.

Want to win Sophia for a little girl in your life?   Or someone who just needs a smile?  All you have to do is comment below with a person or your favorite phrase that reminds you to be brave.  Mine is always Serena and her braveness in the face of Epilepsy.  What is yours?

Contest runs 10/27/2015 to 11/2/15 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via a random number generator.  Open to Residents of the US 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.  
Winner will be notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must comment on this blog post in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of USPS to deliver product.

Be Brave and as always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. What an inspiring story - I love reading about people who are truly doing everything they can to make a difference and inspire others along the way!!

  2. "Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it."
    As a cervical cancer survivor I had to remind myself, it's okay to be afraid - that's human. It's what we do in the face of fear that defines us.

    1. Thank you. I think it's hard to think of myself as one. There are so many more who are alone in their fight, and I was fortunate to have an amazing support team. I do advocate a lot for women's health now. Cancer has no age, gender, or race - so get screened!

  3. OMG - I love that S thinks that Sophia reminds her of you. Too cute.

    I would love to give this to my niece (she's 2 1/2) because I love her message. When I am not feeling brave or need courage, I always remind myself that the worst that can happen is that I can fail but I can always try again.

  4. "Be strong enough to hold on but brave enough to let go"

  5. Superman isn’t brave… Superman is indestructible, and you can’t be brave if you’re indestructible. Regular people like us - we are the brave ones.

  6. Remembering that He is with me reminds me to be brave.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  7. Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

  8. So sweet!! love this concept. A phrase I would pick would be, "take one day at a time" It's encouraging and helps me to not stress out so much

  9. The term heroine makes me happy. Underused