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We had another wonderful time at the
National Foundation for Autism Research Race!
Thank you for all your support, donations, and time to hang with us.
The weather was a cool mid 60’s – perfect for a 5k walk in beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego.
Unfortunately, our star walker, Tiana, was battling an ear infection so she
sat it out and cheered all the runners/walkers/strollers/dogs to the finish line! YAY!!
A special thank you to Tiana’s walking buddy, Jana Scott-Team Tiana’s team captain.
If it wasn’t for you none of this was possible…you are a special lady Ms. Scott!

Come join us next year and feel good about the cause,
the exercise-it does your body good, and of course
for the great company!

Love you all~
Lenila, Tiana  and family


GO TEAM TIANA!!      See ya next year…

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Go to NFAR AUTISM WALK 2012 for details…


Tiana, sisi Serena and Will ready for walk

If you want to support Tiana on her walk for Autism please go to  the link above and make a donation to participant Lenila Batali or if you would like to join register to TEAM TIANA, we would love to have you~

Make it a great day~
xo, Lenila


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We hope you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas and an amazing New Year!

Thanks so much for all your support and friendship~

it means the world to us!

with love,

DBL staff: Mary, Lenila (holding Valentine) and Carrie

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One of my favorite pastimes is to wander through furniture consignment / thrift shops on days off.
I get giddy just thinking about what great treasures I’ll  find for a steal!
This is one of my great finds from a wonderful furniture consignment shop located in downtown Fallbrook, Fallbrook Trading Company.
I bought this gently used Lazy Boy Wing Chair recliner for $80.00 (did the research and they run about $700.00 new!)
with the intention of reupholstering. Although the existing fabric was in good shape, the print was too traditional for my taste.
With a few weeks of research I found an awesome fabric shop online, FabricGuru.com.
Picked out a subdued tropical print to match our bamboo floored tropical themed bedroom
and had a very talented girlfriend to do the reupholstering…and OMG what a transformation!!
What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?

`A`ohe hana nui ke alu `ia.
No task is too big when done together by all. ~ Proverb

xox, Lenila

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I love playing the hula girl! It has been such a rewarding and fun time performing for last year’s Fallbrook Parade and various retirement homes to spread the aloha spirit! My 14 year old daughter, Serena, and I volunteer in Tiana’s  special needs class once a month…we dance hip-hop then finish off with a calming hula lesson. These kids are so precious…I was inspired to paint a hula girl for our design line…in the meantime “keep your eyes on her hands” ( one of the great hula songs!)  ~Aloha, Lenila

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There’s just a few days left until the Race for Autism is here!  This Saturday, March 26, 2011,  Team TIANA will be on the track and will be running / walking or volunteering  for at the 7th Annual San Diego Race for Autism.

It’s not too late to donate!  Every dollar counts!

To check out how we’re doing or help donate for this worthy cause, simply click on this link TEAM Tiana

Go Team Tiana!

Thank you to everyone that has donated and supported us and GO TEAM TIANA!!!

Aloha Nui Loa,

Michele from Designs by Lenila

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Our cousin Jorene Batali, had opened a Scentsy fundraiser to help support the Race for Autism in San Diego!  She will donate 25% of sales from the fundraiser to the event!


She’s got cute items that you can use as gifts for your bridal party! 😉

Order online at: https://jorene.scentsy.us/Buy

Doodlebud Warmer

Thank you Jorene for helping us make a difference!!!

Join Team Tiana & the National Foundation for Autism Research
by donating or joining our team on March 26, 2011 as we run/walk to the finish line!


Wishing you all a Happy Monday!


Me ka aloha pumehana (warm aloha),
Michele from Designs by Lenila


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