menopausebarbees
... 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.

Hard Knock Life!

Christmas is such an emotional time of year. Stress levels reach an all time high with everything in OVER-SERVE mode. Shopping, entertaining, gifts, parties, eating, drinking, lights, list, packing, shipping, decorating, church, school plays, and etc. etc. etc.

But the biggest oversight for me during this emotionally challenging season is thinking about the children. As we are busy making purchases for our own loved ones, we must not lose sight of the magnitude of children who will awake on Christmas morning without a gift.

The music line in the song Hard Knocks Life from one of my favorite plays, Annie says
[MOLLY]
Santa Claus we never see

[ANNIE]
Santa Claus, what’s that?
Who’s he?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0bOH8ABpcoSo

help us keep the fantasy alive and join us Wednesday December 11th at 6 p.m. Palisades The Alani Room for our annual Treehouse for Foster Kids Holiday Toy Drive and Shopping.

It’s simple, just bring any unwrapped gift for a foster kid, and mix, mingle, sip, shop and socialize!

Details below

Please join Dana Frank and friends for our annual “Shop for a Cause” benefiting Treehouse for foster kids.

Shop for all your holiday treasures – we’ll have something for everybody on your shopping list at discounted prices! A percentage of proceeds raised will go to Treehouse.

Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to Treehouse.

Great raffles, wine, music and cheer!

This year’s vendor lineup includes discounts from:

– Zovo Lingerie;
– Designer Fragrances;
– Quince Fine Handmade Jewelry;
– Found Interiors Home Decor;
– Charley and May – Home Goods and Hand Bags;
– Goldfarb Jewelers Peace Tags;
– Tutu Timepieces that go Anywear!;
– Brik – Apparel for Men and Women;
– AnnMarie Lingerie;
– Canopy Blue – women’s apparel;
– Designs by O;
– Belle Art – Fine Art card and prints;
– Susan Johnson – Author Low Hanging Fruit;
-Jarbo – a lifestyle collection with European designer sensibility.
Edgy, modern, and wearable, Jarbo indulges the sophisticated woman who
seeks luxurious comfort and timeless fashion.