The Heffs

WE ARE...

A FAMILY

WITH 4 GIRLS...

RUNNING THESE BUSINESSES...
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THE H & H COMPANY


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THE MAKERY


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PLAY LOS ALTOS


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AREA 151 ARCADE


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RED RACER HOBBY SHOP

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THE BOTANIST

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ACADEMIC TRAINERS

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FOREST ON FIRST

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THE ALLEY

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OUTER SPACE GALLERY

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Thanks for visiting!

Our Girls
MaryFrances Borchard
Our Little "Francie"
September 18, 2007
7 lbs 12 oz, 20 inches

FRANCIE! 6 years

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MaryMarjorie Sheehy
Our Little "Maisie"
April 18, 2009
7 lbs 1 oz, 19 inches

MAISIE! 4.5 years

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MaryJane Regan
"Baby Janie"
February 18, 2011
7 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches

JANIE! 2.5 years

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MaryTeresa Katherine
"Tessa Kate"
September 16, 2012
7 lbs 7 oz, 21 inches

TESSA! 1 year

Tessa's Photo Project

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Navigation
Friday
Jan312014

New Blog Link!

Updated at www.campheff.com. New ranch posts up there!

Tuesday
Jan282014

Emmy's Baptism

We celebrated a big day for Emmy on January 18, 2014 - she was baptized a Mormon! It was a special day for Emmy and she had all her biggest supporters there to be a part of it. FULL POST HERE

Wednesday
Jan012014

Free Range Kids

To start 2014 we have some big news... Finally after 5 years of looking at ranches and dreaming of someday having our own property - we bought a ranch and couldn't be more excited. We have high hopes to raise our own all-natural pasture raised cattle. And if I can talk Heff into it - maybe chickens and hogs :) It's going to be a lot of work and a slow process to get an operation going but it's a great starting point for us. The ranch has pasture lands for cattle and lots of wide open space and wilderness to raise some free range kids!

I started a page for all the ranch posts - my 2014 resolution (one of them) is to get back to blogging and there is going to be a lot of fun to blog about setting up camp on the ranch :) more pics there!

Wednesday
Jan012014

It's Moose!

We bit the bullet and got a DOG. Brian loves labs and we had a yellow lab and a jack russell when we got married - both who died when the girls were little. So it was time for a dog in the family as much as we tried to avoid it! Brian's Uncle John has had three great labs from a breeder in Chino, CA so we waited for one to be available and got an 8-week old little bundle of a chocolate lab named MOOSE. He's pretty mellow so far, but like a newborn baby - he might wake up soon!

Wednesday
Jan012014

Nashville Trip to Meet Baby Brennan!

I got to sneak away to Nashville for 3 days to visit my sister, Pat and meet sweet Baby Brennan Virginia! She was born December 2, 2013 and was two weeks old when I arrived. I got there Sunday night and my mom was there (had been for three weeks!) and we had a big job to move them into their brand new house the next morning! Poor Ann was sick in bed so we rallied to Target, got bins and boxes and tape and started packing up the house.

FULL POST HERE

Thursday
Dec262013

These Are Our #xmasjammies!

Wednesday
Dec252013

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday
Dec182013

The Giving Tree Shop is OPEN!

Come shop for kids at LPCH this holiday season at the Downtown Los Altos Giving Tree Shop 2013!

Come to the Play! courtyard after school to paint a tote bag for a child or family in the hospital and fill it with items from our shelves of gifts. All gifts were shopped locally from our sponsors (Red Racer Hobby Shop, The Land of Nod, The Makery, Area 151, Adventure Toys, Bubble Kids, Kids Only and Linden Tree) and are offered at 50% off retail to fill your bags. NOW through FRIDAY Dec 20!

DETAILS HERE

Saturday
Dec142013

Winter Lodge Skating

Friday night we all went to a really fun family holiday party at The Winter Lodge. The girls were pretty proud to show off their ice skating skills to their friends. (PS I love these new auto effects on picasa... I didn't add this fake snow, it just showed up on upload?!)

FULL POST HERE

Friday
Nov292013

Thanksgiving in Red Bluff

We had a mellow-by-Heffernan-standards Thanksgiving in Red Bluff this week with Oma, Opa, Nana, Pops, Maureen, Doug and their 4 kids and Brian and I and our 4. It was the smallest kids table we've ever had :) We went up early Tuesday and spent all day Wednesday driving up even farther North to check out some ranches and wide open country.

waiting around watching the bird on the BBQ

Kids table

and sweet Ellie bathed all of the kids after dinner!!! what a treat

Wednesday
Nov272013

Land of Nod Trunk Show!

We had so much fun hosting a Land of Nod trunk show at The Makery last Thursday night! We met new friends, gave away Nod toys and crafted elfies and paper flowers. AND got everyone excited for the Land of Nod Toy Shop coming next week to downtown Los Altos!! Alos thanks to our friends at Nod for a coupon code for friends :) use discount code "makery" online for 15% off through Thursday!

We had over 100 guests and almost everyone crafted their own elf!

Our blogger co-hosts Cristin and Michaela designed a fun holiday vignette using lots of bright & colorful The Land of Nod products – it turned out so cute!

Land of Nod Holiday Party

Chalkboard art in progress - Happy Holidays and #hashtags :)

Michelle, the Managing Director, of The Land of Nod came out to be our Nod rep at our trunk show! We were super honored to have her and really had fun getting to know her - she's awesome as is her company of course :)

End of night raffle - we gave away ALL the Land of Nod toys that they sent!

Cristin, Me, Michelle and Michaela - fun night with these ladies.

We were honored to host the Trunk SHow night with all these other awesome, talented bloggers and women across the country...

Atlanta
Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay
Boise
Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove
Charleston
D.C.
Rebecca + Suzanne of A Feteful Life
Kansas City
Carrie + Morgan of Ampersand Design Studios
Los Angeles
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY
Nashville 
Salt Lake City / Provo
Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School

 

 Thanks Land of Nod! can't wait to see the Nod Toy Shop pop up next week in Downtown Los Altos!!!

 

Wednesday
Nov202013

Mark's 40th in Red Bluff

We had an awesome weekend up in Red Bluff to celebrate Uncle Mark (aka Uncle Clarky or Hot Dog) turning 40! We planned a pig roast at our house in the Bay Area but it was a hard weekend for Opa/Tom to travel so everyone rallied up north for a weekend of family food and fun. What else is there!?

FULL POST HERE

5 sister-in-laws and 5 baby girls on hip. #howweroll

and pheasant phun. Good huntin' Heff.

Wednesday
Nov132013

The Land of Nod... in Los Altos!

We were so thrilled to be included in the Land of Nod "Real Familes || Real Kids" feature this summer and have been working with the amazing people at Nod on bringing some of their awesomeness to Los Altos. This is part of the Real families feature... it was so fun to see the girls on the pages of our favorite magazine and still online for some of the items in their room!

Well this holiday season our dreams are comin' true :) Land of Nod is opening up a Pop-Up Holiday TOY SHOP Downtown Los Altos for the month of December!!! They are opening 5 other Toy Shops around the country but this will be their first presence in Northern California.

We are also co-hosting a Holiday Trunk Show at The Makery on Thursday November 21 from 7-9pm. We are going to have Land of Nod holiday items for sale at 20% off and all retail at The Makery is 20% off for attendees too. We have a few spots left if you'd like to attend! Please RSVP to Mary@theHandH.com with your name and a guest if you'd like to bring one. It will be a super fun night with crafting by Nod and a "Decorate Your Elf" vintage

Saturday
Nov092013

Bethy Baby Shower!

We were lucky enough to host a baby shower for my BFF since 5th grade Bethy. We grew up two doors down and spent zillions of hours on Menlo Oaks causing trouble. Bethy lives in San Diego now and came up for a friends and family shower to celebrate the impending arrival of baby girl CARTER! (love the name :) Beth didn't want a ton of pink so we went woodland theme in the backyard. Lots of Makery Made details and flowers by The Botanist - thanks for all the help Alicia and Marisa!

 

FULL POST HERE!

Monday
Nov042013

Witches' Night Out 2013

We had another fun Witches' Night Out for the 5th year in a row! It's a fun tradition we have to keep up... bringing friends from all over together for a night of witching gab and fun. We planned to do it in the backyard but it was really cold that night so we moved it inside and spooked it up in there too!

Marisa and Alicia and I got the house ready for the witches...

FULL POST HERE!

Monday
Nov042013

Life Lately - October Edition

These crazy girls! Just catching up on some of the latest of the craziness. Dad took the picture above (it's his new screensaver) after a chalk paint Sunday when Mom was at the flea market. And tiny in her ADORABLE sweater JP from The Makery made for her - it's amazing!!

FULL POST HERE

 

Friday
Oct252013

Red Bluff Fair 2013

We went up to red Bluff the last weekend in September for the FAIR! My favorite weekend of all time :) and for once we didn't have a newborn or pregnant belly in tow :) We stayed at the 4H/FFA auction from 9am to 4pm and bought four hogs to have processed into sausage. We take this "know where your food comes from" thing seriously at Bumble! It took a lot of due diligence to talk to hog leaders and find out which pigs had never had hormones and were 100% sure fed all natural grain. The girls really got into it asking the kids about their pigs in the line up and running to tell us the stats. Francie even did her own bidding n the last ones!

AHhhhhhh, Red Bluff. :) Oma's house is like a sanctuary!

Corn dog pit stop

love these cousins!

FULL POST HERE!

Friday
Oct252013

Look Who's Walking!

This TINY!

sweet little Tess (who thinks she is ready for school) started walking this month! She took a few steps at the beginning of the month and really started walking in earnest last week. She's so proud of herself

Saturday
Oct192013

Bethy Baby Shower!

We were lucky enough to host a baby shower for my BFF since 5th grade Bethy. We grew up two doors down and spent zillions of hours on Menlo Oaks causing trouble. Bethy lives in San Diego now and came up for a friends and family shower to celebrate the impending arrival of baby girl CARTER! (love the name :) Beth didn't want a ton of pink so we went woodland theme in the backyard. Lots of Makery Made details and flowers by The Botanist - thanks for all the help Alicia and Marisa!

Wood burned signn for Carter - now in the nursery!

Mimosa Bar, obvi

We set two long tables in the backyard for 24 - it was a perfect sunny day for it!

sneak peek details on instagram

love long tables

thanks Alicia!

Onesies for decoration and little Makery details

Makery made custom graphic for champagne favor burlap bags! - thanks to Britt! Fun shower, can't wait to meet Carter!!


Thursday
Oct102013

What's New at The Makery

We've been busy with lots of classes and events at The Makery lately! Our first calligraphy class with Linea Carta sold out and we had a great afternoon pouring champagne and learning to calligraphy A-Z's in our studio. We had a Sip-Shop-and-Make event on a Tuesday night with over 75 guests in attendance! Every seat in The Makery was occupied with hands on crafting - macrame, linocut, knitting, painting and more.

and Myriah our awesome sewing instructor who also teaches classes at SF Academy of Art is starting a class series on beginning sewing - the first class was to make a clutch

and a pumpkin patch! We turned the "alley" between The Makery and the to-be-built Alley into a little festive space for locals to buy pumpkins, dig in the corn pit and peek at the Haunted House

all set up for customers!