... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

What was your Most Memorable Christmas gift?

O.K., so I publically posted after the Medic One raise that I would get off my knees and stop begging for the rest of the year. Well, put me on Santa’s naughty list, cause I told a little white lie… But, I can attest this will REALLY be my final plead of 2017!!!

Hopefully, all of you reading this have warm fuzzy childhood memories. Those of the sights, smells, and feasts of family gatherings, egg-nog, and hot coco with stockings hung by the fire with uncontrollable anticipation of St. Nick making a visit to fill your wishes and not with coal!

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Take a moment and recall your most fulfilled Christmas memory. What was under the tree? If you are a Menopausebarbee of MenopauseKen, of my era, it could have been a Six Million Dollar Man figurine, a Skate Board, Lite Brite, Magna Doodle or the coveted Easy Bake Oven! If I didn’t get that Easy Bake Oven, Santa was gonna have to get a new gig!


For my children’s era, it was the Pokemon, Furby and Tickle Me Elmo. My son, now 24 was addicted to Legos. He spent countless hours assembling and marveling at his creations. My 16 year old daughter was raised during the American Girl Doll phenomena and the story books that accompanied.

I’m getting so nostalgic as I reflect, but I would be remiss not to acknowledge the thousands of children who wake up without. WITHOUT a parent, the resources, economic or emotional support to have these memories. I marvel at those in our community committed to making a change for these young at risk lives.

Treehouse helps 7,000 youth in foster care each year through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs and provide important childhood experiences.

So, today, I’m asking- no lets be real, begging that you join us December 6th at Canopy Blue for our annual Toy Drive for Treehouse, and Shop for a Cause! We will have some of our finest vendors offering amazing discounts and gifts for everyone on your shopping list. But most importantly, we will be collecting gifts (unwrapped please) to give to Treehouse to make spirits bright!

What was your most memorable toy? Think of that and bring it!
With love and gratitude, see you…

December 6 starting at 5 pm
Canopy Blue
3121 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112