SoCal Lady Bloggers was created to bring together the creative, talented and influential women of Southern California. Our mission is to provide a forum of networking and support, both online and in real life. We accept members to our private Facebook group that are located in Southern California and have a currently maintained blog and are active in social media. We hold the right to deny membership in the group to anyone outside the area or are those only interested in promoting a business. By joining the private group, you are acknowledging that no information will be shared outside of the group. SoCal Lady Bloggers will not tolerate libel, negativity, bullying, rudeness or bad language.

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-1Carolyn West, also known as “temysmom” in social media circles, is the Mom of three daughters, ages 13, 10 and 8, caretaker to a sweet, loving Aussie Shepherd Mix and wife to one very understanding husband.  In her pre-blogging life she had her own interior design business and worked on residential, commercial and hotel projects.  She has written posts and hosted social media-related events related to tween issues. Her personal blog, This Talk Ain’t Cheap, is where she writes about family and social issues, shares recipes and design tips, and reviews books and products.  She is a true Lifestyle Blogger.

Carolyn is a member of Collective Bias and Clever Girls Collective.  Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

SCLB Partner/Website Designer


Melissa Dell started blogging shortly after entering college in the early 2000s as a hobby.  Once she got engaged during grad school, she dusted off her blog and started documenting her DIY projects for her fall wedding.   She has continued to revamp and expand as life changes meet her and husband Jon.  They welcomed Aubrey in October 2011 and Luke in June 2013.  Melissa’s passion for success can be seen through her small wedding business - Bling Diva Designs (creator of the Bling Mixer) and on her blog - Melissa Dell – a bit of everything.  She loves to chat on TwitterFacebook, and post lots of photos of her kids on Instagram.

She is a member of the Clever Girls Collective, SITS Girls/Massive Sway, and past contributor for Newlyweds Dish.


Megan leapt into the blogging world to keep writing after having to leave her reporter job. Her current blog, Sunshine Wonderland, is evolving as she finds her way in the Blogoverse. A lifelong resident of the Inland Empire, she married her high school sweetheart, who passed on his love of cars to their toddler son. Her chihuahua, Daisy, excelled at dog obedience courses and has the biggest begging eyes when she sees string cheese. She has had annual passes to Disneyland since college, when she would pick up her boyfriend after work and drive down every two weeks for a date night.

Megan is a member of the Clever Girls Collective and loves yellow, sunflowers, spaghetti, and thinks sunrises are more romantic than sunsets.

Connect with her on on Twitter and on Facebook

 Co-Founder (In Memoriam)

Sidney was the doe-eyed wit behind behind My Mother-In-Law is Still Sitting Between Us. She wrote about life, relationships and chronicled the financial and emotional challenges dealing with her partner’s legacy from his mother- a house and multiple storage containers full of it.