Welcome to my Blog!

I am Lisa Bluhm Mrs. Pacific Northwest 2010-2011. I am competing in March for the title of Mrs. Washington. The Mrs. Washington Pageant is about making a difference. As a contestant I volunteer my time and talents to serve charities and organizations. I am also an active participant in my community. I am passionate about many different organizations and leave myself open to be able to support or participate in as many as I can.

My platform is called "Unlock Your Potential". It has always been my passion to inspire and encourage others to discover their goals or dreams and then teach them the steps to achieve success. When I hear people say I could never do that, I am not talented or anything that is negative towards their capabilities I feel called to action to help them see they have the potential to do or be anything they want to be. It may not be the same goals or dreams someone else has but their own personal challenges that lie within them. Once they realize they have the potential and they can achieve their dreams they are on their way to achieving success in their life. It can be as simple as getting their house organized or running a marathon. I am able to use my personal experiences in trials and triumphs as examples to encourage and inspire them on their journey. Throughout the year I will be featuring different peoples stories and sharing how they have unlocked their potential. Will you be one of them? Contact me with your story I would love to hear about it!

It is my desire to be Mrs. Washington so that I may represent the married women of our state. I consider it an honor and a responsibility. I take this role seriously. With my 22 years of marriage and a lifetime of experiences I am ready to continue fulfilling my role as a leader and a mentor. As Mrs. Washington I will have the opportunity to reach out to even more people in our state sharing my platform and have more opportunities to volunteer and bring awareness to non profit organizations that make our state so great.

I have unlocked my own potential in many areas of my life. Competing in marathons and triathalons, leading women's groups, leading children's groups, coaching teams and starting my own business. After being a stay at home mom for several years I took my passion for creating soldered art and shared it with others. My company Simply Swank llc was born! I developed my own technique and product line that is now sold in stores globally. I am also the author of Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories, the host and instructor of Simply Solder DVD and am currently writing a new book.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 26th I supported the Auction and Fund raiser for Pugetsound Keeper Alliance at the Fish Brewing Company.

The Fish Brewing Company is dedicated to keeping our Puget Sound clean. Fish Brewing company supports Puget Soundkeeper Alliance through donations tied to sales of Cleanwater Organic Pale Ale. As well, the Soundkeeper Alliance is sole beneficiary of Fish Brewing’s annual Oktoberfest. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance which is a team of dedicated staff and citizen volunteers whose mission is to stop pollution from entering Puget Sound. The Alliance uses the power granted to citizens to sue under provisions of the Clean Water Act of 1972 to stop polluters in their tracks.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aluminum Can Drive

August 17th I volunteered at Puget Sound Fiber to help with the aluminum can drive.
A special price was paid above the current market prices to everyone bringing their cans in on this day. It was so busy! The vehicles were lined up early. We opened at 8:00am and worked straight through until 4:00pm. Over 10,000 pounds of aluminum cans were collected. I was the traffic control person and the "scale" girl. I would figure out the total weight after the tare was deducted for the cans being weighed.

Many charity groups collect their cans all year just for this one day! Huge loads were brought in. It is an easy way to earn money and of course it is always good to recycle!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Isn't this the cutest background!! Ok here is my attempt at keeping a blog!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009