Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Party and Boutique

Holiday Party & Boutique

Thursday, December 15th 6 Heavenly Isle Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 7:00pm-10:00pm

Come Celebrate the Holiday with Good Friends, Great Food and Fabulous Finds!

We will have some of our favorite vendors here for your last minute Christmas shopping...

Dry Divas Shower Caps


Sweet Chic Hair Boutique by Karen Ord www.sweetchichairboutique.com

Stella and Dot


Willow & Ash Clothing & Handbags www.shopwillowandash.com

Scentsy Candles


Brooke Billeter Jewelry


Vinyl by Design

Custom Vinyl & D├ęcor for Your Home

Hand Made Shawls


Jilly b Green Glass Water Bottles www.jillybgreen.com


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Muffins for Mommy Tote

Reminder: You only have until Dec 8th to order your $10.00 Grocery Style Recycle Tote. It's not only a super cute tote but 30% of the profits go to Amee's family!
We appreciate everyone who has bought a tote, donated to Amee in other ways or given your time to her. If you can't buy this tote, PLEASE do us a favor and SHARE the link to order the tote on YOUR Facebook WALL or through your Emails. Please ASK your friends to consider purchasing a tote! Thank you ALL for your generous support!
Visit: www.toofunkythredz.com to order your tote today!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am thankful for the simple things that He has given us...This beautiful earth we live on, our families and friends.
Eight Years Old Thanksgiving at grandmas

Last year at this time I was HUGE pregnant with my fourth child. Complaining that I had to cook for thanksgiving, my house was too small for everyone that was coming, cleaning, preparing for the Christmas to come, sad my baby would be born with problems, I couldn't bend over to tie my shoes. WOW I thought I had it bad.
Isn't it funny how your attitude changes. Let me tell you about this year, this year I begged my family to come, I cried when they couldn't, I love that my house is too small, it brings us closer together. I'm proud of my self that after surgery I can still tie my shoes. And for the holidays...I get to see my baby on her first birthday what a blessing, so what if she has kidney problems, she is here.
Those of you that know me, see a smile on my face daily, I have a good attitude, I appreciate the simple things.
I'm not worried about if my daughters hair is perfect anymore or if my sons jeans have holes in them. Also, things like Steve's job being dangerous, a car way too small for our big family, my hair growing back weird and so on. Hey, we got a job, we got a house, a car and I have hair!!
I am beyond grateful to be here on earth. I get to see little faces everyday I wake up. When Steve hugs me I feel it now. I've learned so much in this short time. I've matured well beyond my age. I've learned how to be grateful for just being alive. Being on the earth and enjoying family and friends. When you realize how short life is, in a blink of an eye it could all end, you really truly appreciate the small things.
I am grateful this year for the simple things that are so easily looked over in a mothers busy daily life. STOP and enjoy your husband, your babies and friends....
you never know when He is going to call you back home.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thank you to ALL that came out and supported MUFFINS FOR MOMMY Wednesday night.
We had a wonderfully successful night.
This thanksgiving season I am so grateful for my friends, family and church. The amount of love our family continues to receive is a true gift. I believe that together we can raise the $100,000.00 and conquer this illness.

The CAFE RIO crew

Cute young "hot" friends from church

Two of my biggest cheerleaders

Our silent auction


Our silent auction hotties from Ladera Ranch, Kim and Nancy with Chandra and Lilee

The Awesome Deharts

The couple that started it all, our dear friends that introduced Steve and I at a random party. The Mihaylo's with their two sweet girls.

JoDee, Janet and Chandra thanks to them we had a great fundraiser

Cafe Rio Party Night

Cafe Rio, what a amazing success. Thanks to JoDee Glazier and Janet Sims for setting everything up, it turned out to be a great night. I think everyone from church came out to support our family. Also, our friends that actually introduced Steve and I twelve years ago were there with their two beautiful little girls. Friends from school came to support our family and also people from the neighborhood, Ladera Ranch, San Clemente and Redlands were there, new friendships were created that night. Lot's of people, Lot's of fun. OUR FAMILY CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!


Monday, November 14, 2011


I am blown away by the love in Ladera Ranch.
I have lived in this community for 11 years. Where have I been? This holiday boutique was amazing.
The fundraiser at Ladera Ranch Dance Academy honored my family....(muffins for mommy) to help raise money our family needs for cancer treatment. What a special gift of HOPE, a gift of LOVE and a gift of CHARITY they gave me that day. What a selfless act these Ladera women did for us. I am amazed by them... true SAINTS!.

I honestly feel like a circle of angels...Aimee, Karen, Nancy, Kim, Brooke, Renee, Chandra, Bonnie and April rallied around me and lifted my spirits so high, I got a small taste of what heaven will be like. "Anything to save a mother" they kept saying.

Those Ladera women... a small group of friends pulled together to make a difference. They are saving a mother. What could be better?
We are forever grateful, $3000.00 was raised that day, just in donations alone. I have faith our family will reach our goal.

PLEASE get the word out!

Around $60,000.00 more dollars to go!


These are the cutest MUFFIN FOR MOMMY GIRLS EVER!
Some of the little ones went to local businesses spreading the word selling muffins

Emilee and Mary in Muffins for mommy hats donated by Carolyn Boden for the silent auction

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Muffins for Mommy jewelry

A wonderful woman by the name of Brooke Billeter has designed a Muffins for Mommy necklace and is donating part of the proceeds to my foundation. I'm overwhelmed by the support I'm receiving by people I've never even met before. Brooke is also donating $1 for every piece of other jewelry she sells until we reach our goal of $100,000.

I love this piece, the circle represents eternity, and the 4 dangling charms represent my 4 children. I'm so touched! I love this!! I'll take a thousand please! :) To order one you can visit her blog www.bbilleterdesignz.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dr. Burzynski

"Dr. Burzynski is either a brilliant man or he's running one of the best scams I've ever seen!" Dad replies after going to the clinic. For me, I am a BELIEVER!! This man is amazing. I have so much HOPE now after experiencing what he has to offer. I've been studying a lot on alternative medicine. First, do no harm. He makes so much sense, the way he treats cancer is incredible.
If you know anyone with cancer, especially a child send them there. He's having great success in his cancer treatment.

"It's all in your attitude"

Home sweet home... what a LONG day. Lilee hates to fly I just found out. Leaving Texas is so bitter sweet for me. My wonderful parents are there. I want them to know how thankful I am to them for supporting me through all this. They traveled daily afar and helped me with the baby. It was so good to be with family. My brother Elijah came to visit from Austin. Always LOVE to see him. I appreciate all his efforts to be with me. He's becoming a amazing person. I also got to see my sweet uncle Guy. A true inspiration to me. He has had every health problem in the world. I asked him how does he get through at his age. He's in his 80's, he told me with a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face. "It's all in your attitude."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Teaching opportunities

I have so many cool stories to share. So many people I love are pitching in. This is such a wonderful opportunity to teach my children about service, charity, love, sharing and sacrifice. Thank you all so much for being the examples I need to encourage my kids to be the people I expect them to become.

Here's a really special story I wanted to share, this story is from a sweet family friend in Texas. Her husband is in school and they have very little money right now. They live on a very tight budget, and only had $20.00 to give. Looking at the large $100,000 I need to get treatment they thought their donation was going to be to small. So my dear friend the creative mother she is, took the $20.00 went to the store and bought stuff for a bake sale and lemonade stand. She and her children stood outside in the hot sun all day and sold lemonade. So they could earn more money for our family. At the end of the long day they were able to triple their money. They were so excited about what they had done.
What an amazing teaching opportunity this was. When I heard of the sacrifice and love this sweet family showed for us, it was almost unbearable to hear. I'm still in tears.
This is sacred money. I know this... and I am so grateful.

I have many, many more stories like this one I will be sharing

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Every time there's something going on in my life that I get nervous about, like leaving for Houston soon to meet with Dr. Burzynski I need to write. I've kept a journal since I was a young girl. To me, it's cheap therapy.

The one thing I can say that I've learned through ALL of this is, I have learned the meaning of FAITH.
Last year a dear friend asked me to give a talk in church. I said nervously "on what?" he said something you probably know a lot about. Considering everything your going through with your baby and her problems... On FAITH. I thought to my self, Huh... well that will be easy, I have lots of faith. I know my savior lives, I know he died for our sins, I know where I've been before this life and where I'm going after I die. I know what faith is. I have great faith.
9 months went by when I found out I was struggling with faith. "PURE TRUE FAITH",... probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to learn in life. It was the hardest letting go right before I went into brain surgery. I didn't know if I was going to come out of that alive... letting go.

I just want you all to know what it's like being a mother of 4 young children. What I struggle with. Not knowing how much longer I have here with my family. Every day's hard to get through with out bawling.

Faith doesn't make things easy, just possible. Because of faith I have peace. I am finally just now at peace, with my self and this horrible situation.
I know,.. It's not my will. It is His will. You know, that's always been easy for me to say to people. But think for one second if the tables where turned and it was you? If it were your family, or your child. Your children losing their Mother or Father or your husband losing his best friend. Would it be so easy to have FAITH???
Would you be angry if you lost a loved one?Would you panic? would you worry? would you cry imagining your little ones without a Mother? or Father?...I did, I did... until I excepted the Lords plan for me. I don't understand it. But, I except it. Now I'm at peace. I KNOW that if I stay here on this beautiful earth, or If I go, it is his plan...which is a perfect plan. One we don't know why or understand at the time... we can't see the big picture. We don't need to know all the answers right now. I know some day we will. After we return home with our Father in Heaven.

My plan goes a whole lot differently than this ones going. Prayers are being said, priesthood blessings I have had, and the temple we attend often. The Lord KNOWS my heart, my fears and my worries.
FAITH=TRUST and I trust my Heavenly Father completely.

This is the hardest lesson I've learned on my journey through cancer, so far...
I am VERY controlling when it comes to my family. As any mother would be. We have to learn to let go.
Have FAITH have trust and all will be well.

Monday, October 24, 2011



Today I got a message from a dear friend in my home town Santa Barbara. She is spreading the word about muffins for mommy, helping one mother at a time defeat cancer! With the help of friends and my brother JASUN we can NOT go wrong!
Here's a little something some of you might not know about me... I was born and raised in Santa Barbara Calif. daughter of Glen and Kathleen Carter. One of 5 children. Jasun is the oldest then me, my sister Heather, Elijah and Zacariah. I love BIG families, they keep you humble.
I went to Cold Springs elementary school, Santa Barbara JR high and Santa Barbara high school. My sweetest memories are of my childhood. Roaming the streets freely in Montecito. The good old days. I love my dear friends I grew up with. We still keep in touch.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Total earnings for RUMMAGE SALE

$5000.00!!! Together we are making a difference!
Helping one mother at a time defeat cancer.

a special thanks to the GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA for all their support.


Our rummage sale was the sale of the year! I could not believe our turn out. We had so many donations it was insane. The volunteers at the Goodwill said where in the world did all this stuff come from? I told them it came from families all over our community that want to see a mother get better for her family. They were excited because not only did it help us but it also went to a great cause afterwards.

There are so many I want to thank. Those that donated, sorters, family that drove all night for support, people with tables, the cute girl scouts that had a bake sale and raised $140.00. A special sister that drove around with me all night hanging signs, letting me freak out cause the stress became to unbearable and taking my children so I could work. Those that showed up at 5:00am on a Sat. friends that stayed to clean up, neighbors from the cul-de-sac, fathers that stayed home with children so their wives could help and vice versa.

But there is one person who made it all possible. One that took charge and handled everything, one I could depend on for anything. She has healed me with a healthy kale shake since the day we found out I was sick. With her sister by her side to lift her heavy load. Chandra Miner. Thank you, love to you sister.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pre-rummage sale

I want to say thank you to ALL those who have been donating. And helping too today. This is a major project. But with the help of good friends we will get through this! My courtyard is filled with good stuff!
This has been so great because it keeps my mind off things. I feel good when I'm busy. Thank you for keeping me so busy!

Chandra Miner, I'm going to snap that picture of you when you least expect it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Today I truly felt my Saviors love. I got to meet some of the most beautiful people I've ever met in my life. Although NEVER meeting me or my family before, these women at SWEET CHIC HAIR BOUTIQUE in Ladera Ranch wrapped their arms around me and offered their help beyond measure.
There are pretty women in this world. Then there are beautiful women in this world. These women's spirits radiate with beauty from the inside out.
Thank you

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Come see us at the Sweet Chic Hair Boutique Open House!

Thank you to the vendors of this awesome boutique for allowing us to set up a table. This is a great group of women that live in Ladera Ranch. Every month or so they put on an open house with local boutiques.
We'll be selling our cute muffins made by Friends of Amee for donation. Be sure to come say hello!

Don't Forget...

Sweet Chic Hair Boutique

by Karen Ord




Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19th!

Morning shopping: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Evening Shopping: 6:30pm-9:00pm

1 Creighton

Ladera Ranch

Buy any 3 Hair Accessories

Get 1 Free!

Be the first to see our new designs

Bring your outfits for Holiday Pictures and

Coordinate them with some fun Accessories

Lots of great vendors will be there too…

Brooke Billeter & Willow House, Scentsy Candles, Sea Cottage Soaps,

Gigi Hill Handbags, Clothing vendors and tons of other fun stuff!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Our Family Photos

Wow!! We just saw our family photos taken by Tiffany Portraits and I'm in love! I wanted some photos of us wearing all white in an open field and she captured it perfectly! I felt like I was in heaven being there with my sweet family, with the sun setting, the perfect weather, it was all magical. Tiffany is such a amazing photographer. She works miracles. While I was in the hospital I got a small glimpse of what heaven looks like. And this...I'm telling you, is exactly what I saw. Tiffany is the best around. If you haven't seen her work go to her website and book with her. "I PROMISE" you wont be disappointed. My family and I will cherish these photos forever. I know that on the days I am feeling down these will help lift my spirits. I'm so happy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I prefer to LAUGH

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh, crying gives me a headache".
-Marjorie Hinckley
One of my greatest heroes

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Would you like to buy a muffin?

"My name is Emilee Perry, my mom has brain cancer. Would you like to buy a muffin for donation? The money will go for her charity." This is what my daughter and son, Stirling did today after school. My little crew of children and their friends set out in the neighborhood to sell our homemade muffin magnets. They've been begging me for days now asking when they'd be able to do it so today was the day.

Many of the neighbors don't even know that I have brain cancer. Some, after they gave a nice donation came running back to give more after they read the flyer and were more clear with the situation. Some other neighbors came over to my house after to offer babysitting or anything. I'm overwhelmed by the support.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Amee Noel

I am a mother of four small children and married to my best friend. I love my Saturdays in the garden with my babies and finding new recipes for the barbque. Recently... after the birth of my little Lilee I found out that I have stage 2 astrocytoma brain cancer.

Friday, September 16, 2011

This was written by my adorable 10- yr old niece, Maddie. She's the sweetheart that went around her neighborhood with her brother selling baked muffins for my fundraiser. This is what inspired our Muffins For Mommy fundraiser campaign.

"Hi, I'm Maddie and I'm trying to save my Aunt MeeMee's life. The idea started when my aunt and my mom talking on the phone. They were trying to come up with a cute name for my Aunt MeeMee that has stage 2 brain cancer. First I came up with pancakes, when waffles. Then I came up with a brilliant idea.... Muffins for Mommy!! Now we have to make enough muffins to raise over $100,000. We need your help to save my thoughtful and wonderful Aunt MeeMee's life. I love her, please help us save her life!"