Mission Viejo-Halloween cupcake decorating class for kids and adults Sun, 10/24/10

Halloween cupcakeThe City of Mission Viejo is at it again to make our lives sweeter.  They’re offering two classes this fall designed to teach kids and adults how to decorate decadent cupcakes.

Get into the spooky spirit by decorating cupcakes with a Halloween theme. During the class, which is from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., student decorators will make fondant flowers, leaves, shapes and more.

Each participant should bring one dozen cupcakes without icing. Children 3 to 6 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Cost is $29 per person plus a $10 lab fee payable to the instructor.

The class takes place at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center at 24932 Veterans Way.  To register online, visit eConnect.cityofmissionviejo.org and reference course #2075 for the cupcake class.

For more information, call 949-470-3062.

A follow up on trying new affordable vet, Dr. Korolos

Affordable vet, Laguna HillsYou might want to see first blog post on hearing good things about Dr. Korolos in Laguna Hills.

I had a reason to take Molly to the vet last week, a large bump on her back similar to a pimple. So off we went to visit Dr. Korolos for the first time.

News is good!

  • Friendy staff
  • Dr. Korolos is absolutely thorough, doesn’t rush you.
  • Honest guy. Took Molly in another room to aspirate the bump, he thought it would prove to be a cyst but wants to make sure not cancer. The lab cost would be $125. He came back to the room with Molly and “good news”, it was very apparent it had been a cyst, no need for lab. Saved me $105. Ka ching! (It still cost $22 to aspirate the bump).
  • He showed me where Molly has gingivitis on back teeth causing two of her teeth to grow out in an incorrect way.  My last vet never mentioned it, even though he cleaned her teeth not four months ago.  I’m brushing her teeth every other day now.  If it doesn’t help significantly, we’ll have Dr. Korolos clean them again. Only $150 (compare to $300 and more with other vets).
  • The first pet visit is free!  But wait-there’s more!  If you have more than one pet, it’s free for each of their first visits.

They’re located at 24861 Alicia Pkway, Laguna Hills, just west of the 5 in the shopping center where Big Lots and Dick’s Sporting Goods are located.

Ph 949-768-1314.


Cold sore-how about a kiss?

Nothing says Get To Know Me like a cold sore!

Prevent all your future cold sores by applying Cold Sores Begone™ at the tingle. That’s it and you’re good to go!

Warehouse sale in Foothill Ranch tommorrow thru Sunday- products for all ages. Think Halloween & holiday gifts!

Innovage Warehouse SaleI’ve written previously about the Innovage Warehouse and the 2x a year sale they run. The prices are ridiculously cheap, and there’s something for everyone.  They’re running an extra sales event this year coming up tommorrow, Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, 9am-5pm, and Sun, 9am-5pm.
The directions are little difficult to read on their ad.  I’ll share how I get there from Mission Viejo at Alicia and Marguerite Pkwy:

I drive north on Marguerite, turn left on Santa Marguerita Pkwy and continue after the street name changes to Portola Pkwy.  Turn right on Lake Forest, take the 1st right on Pauling.  Location on right, 19511 Pauling.

And then, there’s always Google Maps you can use for directions.

OC Women Entrepreneurs – MasterMind Network Group Invitation

There continues to be a lot of interest on this blog for Savor the Success, a lively, fast-growing national community of savvy and supportive women entrepreneurs. I belong to the Orange County chapter, which meets in Tustin once a month.

women meetingThe key to its success is something called MasterMinding, a goal-achievement tradition that goes back as far as Benjamin Franklin.  It’s the gathering of like-minded individuals who meet regularly. Everyone has their turn to receive the group’s focus and collective brainpower to help with whatever issue is brought to that month’s meeting.  This could involve help making a decision, needed resources, or ideas.  Many people never achieve their dreams because they are trying to do it all by themselves.  The power of a MasterMind group is incredible.

What a few Orange County chapter members say:

“As a small business owner, I find the resources available and connections I’ve made are invaluable. Members are passionate about wanting to help each other succeed; simply put, it’s authentic. I know that when I have a question about my small business the answers will be generous and given with serious thought.”
– Wendy Navarro,  Saige Nicole’s Baby and Toddler Boutique

“My connections have contributed toward a 15% increase in revenue.  Through member Ann Baker of PR-123, I’ve launched a professional-looking Facebook page.  Also, member Wendy Navarro of Saige Nicole’s connected me with government funded small business resources that I never would have known about.”
– Michelle Deets Haynes, Clarity Learning Private Tutoring

“I’ve developed business relationships with members from all over the country – and at every local Mastermind Meeting,  I’ve come away with a new lead or idea!”
– Ann Baker,  PR-123 and Publicity Pros

As a member, I’ll add my two cents – It’s the one critical resource I could not do without for the myriad of issues which arise in running my business, which is to educate people and market my two proprietary,  non-toxic remedies for cold sores and canker sores.  For example,  I’m struggling with making a huge decision, and this will be what I bring to our next meeting on October 13th. I know from experience that I will walk away with the answer, or have ideas to sit with for a couple of days to be able to make that decision with confidence.

The OC Mastermind Network Group is open to new members.  If you or someone you know is at any stage of running a business, you may be interested to join us at a meeting as our guest to see if it’s for you.  We meet at 10:30am-12:30pm in Tustin.  For information, contact Ann Baker at (213) 785-8835 or by email, Ann@PublicityPros.net.