Friday, November 27, 2009

Miss Rockingham County Scholarship Program

Last weekend I had the opportunity to compete in Miss Rockingham County. I won a lot of scholarship money that will help me pay off my loans! I won talent, evening gown, peoples choice award, the community service award, and there was a 3-way tie for interview. I won over $2,500 in scholarship and was first runner up. This was my first time in all 5 years of competing that I was able to compete in Miss Rockingham County. The next program I will compete in is Miss Manchester. Training started November 30th.....I needed at least one day off :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Singing Go Make a Difference

Singing one of my favorite spiritual songs at Miss Lakes Region 2009 when I gave up the title and crowned Erica! The video is shown sideways due to the way the camera was held. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Operation Frontline Video

Check out how much fun the kids are having!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Operation Frontline Week 3 Fruit and Vegetable Week

This Tuesday was so much fun!  Below you will find a picture of Tracy, myself, Sheryl, and Amelia!  Amelia volunteers for the New Outlook Teen Center and the rest of us volunteer for the New Hampshire Food Bank as Nutrition Instructors and Chefs!  At the beginning of class we did apple taste testing.  We had 12 different apples that each student got to try...and the teachers too!  The apples all had such a different taste and texture it was a great learning opportunity for everyone.  Below the picture of us you will see the girls learning how to prep vegetables for vegetable soup.  They also learned how to cut potatoes and how to make cajun sweet potato fries and regular potato fries.  They learned how to make kale chips (olive oil and salt bake at 425 until crisp) they were so good!  They learned how to make apple pear sauce...SO EASY: apples, pears, and water what a healthy snack.  They then asked what to do with all the left overs and we said make some snack bags!  The kids really had a lot of fun this week. They are learning so much.  I am thankful to work with Tracey, Sheryl and Amelia we really make a good team and have a lot of fun together.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekend Yoga Retreat with Rama and friends

Fashion Show in Boston- a great success for the American Cancer Society

Saturday November 14th, I was a special guest at Rock the Runway II Masquerade Ball Fashion Show at the Hyatt on the Harborside in Boston!  The event was a fund raiser for The American Cancer Society.  I have always wondered what a designer fashion show would be like and Saturday I got the chance to find out!
I arrived at Isabelle’s Designs at 1:00pm for my fitting.  She was a fun woman who really brought energy into the room.   I loved the dress she picked out for me. 
At 4:00pm I pulled up to the hotel for hair and make up.  I was asked to walk around and thank guests for being a part of this special evening.  Many people commented on the designer’s choice for me and were excited to see what else was to come…
At 10:30 there was a buzz of excitement and the show began.  I was thrilled to be a part of this special evening for such a worthy cause.  

Friday, November 13, 2009

Getting excited for the Fashion Show I'm in Tomorrow at the Harborside Hyatt Hotel in Boston!

Rock the Runway II - Masquerade Ball Fashion Show

To Benefit the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Start Time:
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 6:30pm
End Time:
Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 12:00am
The Harborside Hyatt Hotel, 101 Harborside Drive, Boston


Rock the Runway II – Masquerade Ball Fashion Show to benefit the American Cancer Society will showcase the talent of fashion designers and upscale sponsors including – Bedagi Fashions, Lit Boutique, Cameo Couture, Lily & MIGS and Isabel Originals. These collections will include lavish accessories by Catalina de La Torre®, dramatic makeup by Motives®, and trend-setting hairstyles by INDRA Salon - Best of Boston.

The night will be filled with incredible fashion, great music, gift bags, HYPNOTIQ® drinks, and will also include special guest appearances by Miss Massachusetts 2009 Miss Alison Cronin, Miss Lakes Region 2008 Ms. Alicia ROSSMAN, Miss Boston 2009 –Ms. Carly Marciano and will feature Tarot Card readings by Ms. Angela Gallant. There will be special guest performances by The Jamie Lynn Hart Band and the Pulse of Boston and with over 25 local and national well-recognized sponsors, this show will be yet another incredible Boston Fashion event produced by Reggie B. Production team for another great cause.

Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Strides Against Breast Cancer. Advance tickets price $22.00. Tickets available at the door are $27.00. To order tickets online go to

Hiking Mt. Major!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I had a lot fun at the Exeter Area Interfaith CROP HUNGER WALK.  This was my third year being able to sing and speak at the event.  I sang the song "I Was Here" and "Go Make a Difference".  I just got an email from Andrea Renz one of the main organizers of the event and she said the event raised over $17,000.  It was a huge success and all of the money raised will help a lot of people in need.  Congratulations to the committee for a successful walk.  The next walk is scheduled for October 24th 2010!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Check it out!


The Shaw's Neighborhood Rewards Program donates a portion of your purchases to the Food Bank!
Here is how to participate in the new Neighborhood Rewards Program:
  1. Register your Shaw's Rewards Card for the program at  Enter the NH Food Bank's ID number, which is 49001018472.
  2. Shop on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and 1% of your purchases will automatically be donated to the NH Food Bank.  Shaw's will mail us a check every 3 months for all proceeds.
  3. Re-register your card every year to continue supporting the Food Bank through your Shaw's shopping trips.
In 2008, the Shaw's Receipt Rewards Program raised over $7,500 for the NH Food Bank.  Let's keep it up in 2009 with this new program!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

First class of Operation Frontline in Rockingham County!

Today I worked from 5am-1:30 and then drove right over to the New Outlook Teen Center The center is located in Exeter and I will be a Chef and Nutrition Instructor with two other women for duration of the 6 week OFL course. We have 10 students from 6 towns in Rockingham County from the Middle School and High School. Today we spent time introducing the program, talking about MyPyramid, and cooking! The kids love the cooking part. We taught the kids about knife and kitchen safety and then they learned how to chop tomatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini, squash, scallions,made mexican lasagna, black bean salsa, and fruit smoothies. The kids ate the meal when we were done and then helped clean up! It was a fun class and I can't wait for next class.

I have a job!

I have been working at Elliot Hospital for a week now. I am in my second week of training and really enjoy it so far! I work for Nutrition Services as a Nutrition Assistant. It is a lot of fun because I get patient interaction. I am assigned at least one floor each day and visit with the patients to talk to them about their new diet, how their food is, and what they would like to eat while they are at Elliot HS. There is so much to learn! There are so many different diets and diet orders that it will be hard to learn everything all at once. I am doing well so far and have a week and a half of training left. I am so happy I found a job in my field! I have been looking since April and am happy with the job I found.