Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I recently discovered talented New Zealand artist Brooke Fraser, and within weeks was attending her show in LA during her tour stop at the El Rey Theatre this past Thursday night.

I went with my lovely friend Tara who became familiar with her after I posted one of her songs on her facebook page, and said we just had to go see her perform upon realizing she would be in our neck of the woods!

I was first introduced to her music after seeing the video for her song "Shadowfeet" on a blog I came across, which led me to look her up and check out more of her music. I quickly fell in love with her catchy and beautiful song titled "Something In The Water" as seen below.

"Something In The Water" - Brooke Fraser

Upon listening to that song, and some of her other music, I knew that I liked her sound and really enjoyed her deeper lyrics, something that I have always enjoyed about songs.

However, it wasn't until after I saw her perform live, especially the song "Flags," that I become a true fan of not only her music, but her as an artist and person. She appears so genuine and unaffected by the industry, which, being an actor myself, is so, so refreshing!

She has already accomplished so much at the young age of 26, and by just listening to her music lyrics she really has a "very deep well," as my friend phrased it, to pull from, and is doing so much with all that is coming her way to help others, which is what impresses me most.

What inspired this post on my blog was her was when she took some time at her show to talk about her 27th Birthday in a couple weeks, and what it is she wants this year.

What she wants is simple...

It is $27 for each year she has been alive, or whatever you can give, be it a $1, $27 or more, to help raise $50,000 to build and bring wells and bathrooms to schools and communities in developing nations. 100% of what you donate will go directly to these projects!

She will then be going to these areas to help see this through, as well as document and provide pictures and a video, which will scroll each and every name of the person who donates, of every step of the project so each person who donates can see their hard earned money put to good use.

I will be the first to admit that I have taken for granted the fact that I live in a place where clean water flows free and abundantly. It wasn't until the whole "Going Green" thing began that I really stopped and thought about how I could conserve water. Water that at times I just let run while I was off doing something else, which I am not proud of.

So, I have decided that I want to help Brooke reach her $50,000 birthday wish goal, especially since this is the time of year for giving, and I truly believe that she will not only reach it, but could quite possibly exceed it with just a little help from people like you and me!

I have personally donated $27, the amount she wished at her show for us to give if able, and plan to donate more, and even help out, just as soon as I can.

However, I don't want to just give money and run, I want to continue to help if I can, and for me one way was to spread the word by not only introducing you to a wonderful artist, but by giving you an opportunity to help out as well.


Click: Donate Now above the blue and white present.


Create Your Own birthday campaign page to raise money.

Re-Post This Blog post or a link to it on your blog.

Post The Charity: Water Button I created on your page with a link to spread the word.

Brooke Fraser Charity: Water $27 Birthday Wish

If you do choose to donate...

Please leave me a comment below or e-mail me to let me know you have, even if it is $1 because I know we are all tighter on money these days, but every penny does count and help, so, it is greatly appreciated no matter the total value! :)

I would really love to see how much my Fabulous Followers and blog readers can help Brooke reach her goal, and just how much we might be able to help provide clean water to those in need, which is something each of us deserves!

Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for even just simply reading this blog.

Now, I know we are not all in a place to be able to donate, but just posting this link and/or the button above, as well as even simply doing your part to conserve the water we do have while realizing that we are lucky to have it is a step in the right direction!

Sending lots of smiles your way, and looking forward to seeing how we can all help out! Yippeee!!!


  1. This is so nice what she is doing. You are right that we take it for granted living in a country where clean water is within our reach and we don't have to worry abou tit. I will donate $10.

  2. That is such a wonderful post and a great reminder!
    She sounds like an amazing person!
    Kisses, sweetie and thank you for this

  3. Fabulous blog by a fabulous lady about fabulous Brooke!

    I, too, am donating next check... it is a wonderful cause.

    GO GIRL!


  4. I will be donating as soon as I get paid!

    I'm a new follower, you have such a wonderful blog. I love all the pictures! (Pretty Christmas tree!)

    Hope you're having a great week.

  5. wow...this was a really great post! i really want to donate! that is a great cause!
    i also love the song...thanks so much!

  6. Wow this is amazing! I do like Brooke Fraser. Her music and songs are great!

    I will have try and donate because this is a wonderful cause!

  7. What a fun little song and video!! Great lyrics, adorable illustrations, beautiful setting... LUVS!!

    How great of you to share this and spread the awareness. Hope you are having an amazing start to the holiday. Oh, and your snowflakes are the best, lol!

  8. You are such a sweet person; so thoughtful and caring and remarkable. Your family friends and boyfriend must be so proud of you :) I will have to click on over to see how I can help! And a new artist to listen to? Yes please!!! Love ya Liesl! xo

  9. First of all, I love your name! Second, I love your blog! Third, thank you so much for your comment! And this charity is such a lovely, touching endeavour.

  10. That is such an awesome charity! How amazing that she is asking for that for her birthday!

  11. what a beautiful and inspiring thing! thank you for sharing this. i'm going to post this button on my blog too.


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by Liesl Ehardt