Friday, June 20, 2014

Well & Good Studio {Post-Event}


The Well & Good Studio event was last Friday! A rip roaring success. I enjoyed every minute of planning and collaborating with the wonderful women involved. Small business owners and bloggers make things happen! It is my hope to show off this wonderful affair to everyone both near and far. Well & Good is a wellness studio in Northern Virginia where you can get nutritional consultation from the owner Lauri Bosserman and simultaneously pick up Organic beauty items, foodie items, and even natural cleaning items<3 In all seriousness, I am going back soon to pick up some more RMS beauty items. Addicted. Simply addicted.
                  The incredible owner Lauri Bosserman and I wish to say THANK YOU to everyone!!!!!

Christin Wade of the Blue Crab Martini. Delicious homegrown Maryland eats.

J. Morris Flowers. Breathtaking Floral Beauty.

Belladi Treats. Cupcake Heaven.

Miss Carin Kilby Clark of Memoirs of a Clueless Woman.

Aubrey Griffin Johnson of Home Grown and Healthy

The Real Housewives of Northern Virginia

AND the incomparable Blaire Ring of Second Ave Photography!

Special Thanks to all the Twitter Swag Bag Contributors including: Karmalades, Magnificuffs, Skincando, Everyday Natural Mama, Zoet Bathlatier, and Mullein and Sparrow.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time Management Made Easy #GoodReads

Study Shows Mothers Get 13 Fewer Hours of “Me” Time but New Time Management Book for Busy Moms Shows Them How to Get All That Time Back
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 — A recent study from BabyCenter reveals that the newest generation of mothers get 13 fewer hours of “me” time but thankfully, the new book by author and parenting expert, Carin Kilby Clark called Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms, (available on Amazon) has five tips that show busy moms how to recoup all those hours for themselves.
Mimi Green of Maryland is living proof. Before she read and implemented the tips in Clark’s new book, she was one of thousands of moms who studies show are exhausted and stressed-out with literally no time for herself.

Green is married with two kids, works one full time job out of the home, owns a small home-based business embellishing shoes, used to start her days in chaos and they went downhill from there.

She got up early, worked on her home-based business, made breakfast and lunches, helped get everyone ready for work and school, and then left for her full time job as an executive assistant.
Once back at home, she made dinner, did the laundry, went to work on her home business for three hours, then literally collapsed into bed only to wake-up to the same tiring cycle again in the morning.
Enter best-selling author Carin Kilby Clark with her book, Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms which Green read in just under 45 minutes during her lunchtime at work.
“I used to constantly complain how little time I had for myself, was always tired and honestly did not really know how to make my life any better, ” said Green.
“As soon as I read Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms the book literally showed me the specifics on how to manage and control my time and get the “me” time I so desperately needed.
I now start my “to do” list with a verb, know more effective ways to prioritize everything, sleep better and love the time I spend running by myself and it’s all due to Carin Clark’s tips,” she continued.
Along with her readers who use her tips, author Carin Kilby Clark walks her talk.
“I have three kids at home, run a successful live and online coaching business at MommyhoodMentor.com find time to write books, and lavish myself with personal renewal time every day,” says Clark.
“The reason I wrote Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms is because the number one complaint I heard from my clients was that they had no time for themselves. They felt scattered, unfocused and felt like they were destined to live a life of chaos.
Since I had already discovered the five secrets that transformed my life into one where I have a full day each week that focuses just on me, I wanted to share my tips with every mom to help them reap those same benefits.
I spend my personal day pampering myself, get a manicure and pedicure, watch TV shows I recorded and use a portion of the day to plan new ways to help moms achieve the peaceful life I have and am so deeply grateful for,” states Clark.
Reader reviews on Amazon say the book is: “A Mom’s Dream Come True, Inspiring and Useful, and one with Quick Actionable Strategies that Do Exactly What the Book Promises.”
Fans say Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms gives you:
• A book you can read in 30 minutes
• Easy to implement strategies that are effortless
• Actionable advice to apply to everyday life
• Insights that help you get to the root of your time management challenges
• Quotes and inspiration to motivate you to take action and get more time for yourself
For more information visit Clark’s MommyhoodMentor.com site to join the mom community and get the free resource sheet with The Top 5 Productivity Tools Every Busy Mom Needs.
SOURCE Carin Clark
Copyright 2014 PR Newswire

Friday, June 6, 2014

Well & Good Studio Full Moon Event

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Northern Virginia and the surrounding DMV area has a bountiful supply of  farmers markets and wellness stores. Well & Good Studio, however, is the first of its kind in the area to encompass wellness, nutrition, and Organic beauty in one great studio. Well & Good is a little oasis with a rustic ambiance of wood and stone. Cozy, peaceful, and charming. It certainly seems fitting that Well & Good resides in the heart of historic Leesburg, VA.

The owner of Well & Good Studio is Lauri Bosserman, RN, CHHC, AADP. Lauri is a warm-hearted breath of fresh air. She has the patience, understanding, and compassion associated with her nursing profession combined with years of nutritional knowledge. If you are looking to move towards a healthier "you", then Lauri is the extensively trained nutritional professional to guide your journey. What's new at Well & Good?
RMS Beauty and I am totally in love. 

This post could become quite lengthy, but I shall restrain myself. The big difference maker for me in comparison to other local wellness stores is the quality of the vendors represented at Lauri's studio. These small businesses truly care about their ingredients, how they are processed, and how they interact with our bodies. It is incredibly refreshing. Most are also local yocals, which is a huge plus. So, what are you waiting for? Come see what wellness is all about at Well & Good Studio!

Join us at the Well & Good Studio Friday June, 13th during normal business hours for massages{by appt. only} and free make-up touches throughout the day. At night, get ready for a private{invite only} Full Moon event with special VIP guests including:
Carin Kilby Clark from Memoirs of a Clueless Woman

Aubrey Griffin Johnson from Home Grown and Healthy


Photography by visionary Blaire Ring of Second Ave Photography

Delish eats are being provided by the incredible Belladi Treats..CUPCAKES!!!!<3
AND Maryland's own Christin Vickers Wade of The Blue Crab Martini! Is your mouth watering yet? 

Ambiance provided by the floral magnificence of J. Morris Flowers
Special Thanks to the phenomenal Eco beauty small businesses that are contributing to our Twitter Party swag bags on Tuesday, June 10th from 7 PM to 8PM! Use the #wellandgoodstudio to find us and play along! Sara Damelio from Skincando is our expert panelist with years and years of herbal expertise. <3 to our special swag bag donors: Zoet Bathlatier, Karmalades, Mullein and Sparrow, Magnificuffs, and Everyday Natural Mama!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer Chic: Volunteer Opportunity


Do you love fashion, beauty, shopping, networking, and socializing? Do you want to be a part of fashion & beauty event? We are currently seeking Volunteers for “Summer Chic” Fashion and Beauty.

If you sign up, you will be expected to be there from 9:45am -3:00pm.

Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm (Need to check in at 9:45am)
Place: Durant Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Volunteer Duties
*Light Bites & Beverages will be provided •Register Attendees •Stuffing Goodie bags •Check in Vendors/sponsors •Assist on the floor •Pass out flyers •Assist will style Challenge •Collect email addresses from attendees Other duties as needed. This is a first come first serve opportunity. Attire: Summer Chic (Attire style will be shared via email). If you are interested please contact Monica Byrd via email info@fashionistafleamarket.com with Subject Line: Volunteer Summer Chic.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Biggest Baby Shower Ever! #DC #Event

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It's coming!!! Big City Moms presents The Biggest Baby Shower Ever right here in DC! This event is HUGE and is currently celebrating their 10th year! Happy Birthday Big City Moms;-) DC moms brace yourself for a fun filled evening full of treats, swag, and lots of valuable "mom-to-be" information from leading experts in the fields of sleep, nutrition, breast feeding, and more!

Mark your calendars, because this Thursday, May 29th The Biggest Baby Shower Ever will be held at the Bethesda Ballroom from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. There will be over 100 different companies in attendance and plentiful opportunities to connect with other parents too!

STARS! Jessica Alba, Tiffani Theissen, Guilianna Rancic, Kelly Rutherford, Soleil Moon Frye, and Susan Lucci have made personal appearances at past shower events.

Do you have your tickets yet?! If not you may purchase them here. Also, I have a surprise discount code for you! Use the coupon code: MTMDC for $10 off your entrance ticket!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DC Event: Biggest Baby Shower Ever!


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Literally everyone I know right now is pregnant, and being pregnant right now is a fabulous thing! Why? Because The Biggest Baby Shower Ever is coming in May. It is an amazing opportunity to check out the latest baby products, indulge in delicious foods, and mingle with other parents-to-be! Even parents with small children would appreciate the educational seminars and good eats. I cannot wait to go even with no bump in tow. 

Wait a second, how would you like a discount? Here is a discount code for $10 off your entrance ticket with Coupon code: MTMDC. If the discount isn't satisfying your cravings try your luck below at winning two FREE tickets!! Enter below mums and I'll see you at The Biggest Baby Shower Ever!


Thanks for being here,


Heather Paulding
Spunky Real Deals
http://spunkyrealdeal.com

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Heaven & Elle Haute Beauty Bar in Ashburn, VA

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Does your hair ever need a "pick me up" during the week, your lunch break, or even on the weekend before a big night out? If so, look no further then Heaven & Elle Haute Beauty Bar in Ashburn, VA. They are located on George Washington Blvd. off route 7 and Loudoun County Pkwy. Find them. Go now. The pictorial results speak for themselves. I am completely hooked! My hair has never looked better.

Let me walk you through it. They washed my hair, handed me a glass of Prosecco, and proceeded to blow me out{make my hair look fabulous}! My stylist was "They call me Jersey" find her on instagram! Do note she has a name, but that is what I call her;-) She was phenomenal and knows how to do big, sexy hair.

Afterwards, Cindy the gorgeous owner helped apply magnificent Beyonce-esque eyelashes and touched up my make up. Did I feel like a million bucks? You bet. I was surprised to know they also offer spray tanning services! This is wedding and prom central. If you live in Northern Virginia and you are getting married or prom bound this is your one stop spot!

I did not even mention the atmosphere! Fresh, hip, and young. A youthful feel for the young or young at heart{ahem me}. Be prepared, because the Heaven & Elle Beauty Bar also has a new cosmetics line called "House of Sin"! What are you waiting for?!

See you Sunday at the Virginia Bloggers Club meet up at Heaven & Elle Haute Beauty Bar!