Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trunk Show with Herban Lifestyle! #SmallBizSaturday

Herban Lifestyle Soap Giftset

Do you know any soap lovers??! Of course you do! Herban Lifestyle is among the many talented artisans that will be at the trunk show on Saturday, November 29th. The founder, Miss Mary Kearns, creates bath and body products containing only the purest ingredients to include: essential oils, pure oils, ethically wild crafted, and/or Fair Trade. Eco beautiful beneficial ingredients for your skin. Skin happy ingredients....even for your pooch*tail wags of approval*(peep below).

Dog Shampoo Bar
 Sniff Sniff...Beatifur shampoo bar for your pup with a blend of peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus essential oils.
Small businesses make a difference. Shop local. Shop small. Spend a day to shop with small business owners that make a difference in their community and local economy. You are sure to find a beautiful, handcrafted, artisan, and 100% local item for every special person on your gift list this holiday season!  

In addition to all of Herban Lifestyle products, there will be blown glass objects d'art by Beth Hess of WunderAround and a variety of Etsy artisan products by: EHL Creations, Healing Touch Pottery, Herban Luxe, Karmalades, Naked Botanicals, Pine Branch Designs, Sarah Winter Clothwork, Sprout Bottle, Vita Pulita.

Did I mention the Herban Lifestyle Trunk Show is FREE?! Be sure to view the event details below and RSVP...It's FREE!!:)

Who: Herban Lifestyle Trunk Show
When: Saturday November 29th from 11-4
What: Start the holidays off right with free Herban Lifestyle product samples, delicious food, exquisite glass art, a build-your-own terrarium demo, giveaways, vegan soap, natural bath and body gifts and much more!  Plus, receive 10% off your purchase in celebration of Small Business Saturday!
Where: Herban Lifestyle Shop located @ 2931-C Eskridge Road, Merrifield, VA 22031—adjacent to the Mosaic District

See you there.

Heather Paulding
Founder of The Virginia Blogger's Club

Monday, November 10, 2014

Invisible Wound and High Heeled Happy Hour #VeteransDay

Saluting our Veterans and thanking them on this special day is very nice, but supporting them first hand at a local event is an even greater "Thank You". Tomorrow is a very special High Heeled happy hour with special guest Gale Warren Paige, whom is the founder of Invisible Wound right here in our backyard of Leesburg, Va. Proceeds will also go to benefit Hope Lives There.

No one should have to go it alone or feel alone, especially not those who have given so much. Invisible Wound has programs dedicated to helping our warriors returning home from active duty who are now fighting a very different battle: PTSD. Go to for more information on how you can attend tomorrow's very special High Heeled Veteran's Day Happy Hour.

A heartfelt thank you of extraordinary gratitude to these extraordinary men, women, and families who served the United States of America. Because of you, we rest soundly at night. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Local Food Drive with Lashes by Ricky Vox #NoVa

Food Drive Northern Virginia November
This Wednesday, Please join lashes by Ricky Vox and The Virginia Bloggers Club for a night of charity, giving, and networking for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Bring all your canned foods(keeping Thanksgiving and Christmas in mind) to O'Faolain's on Wednesday, November 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

The holiday season is a time of reflection and to be thankful for all the blessings in your life. It is also a time for giving. A time to come together as a community and help our fellow man. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you there. XO.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Festival at The Double Tree by Hilton Dulles #NOVA

*This post is not sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! If you and your family are in the Sterling area of Northern Virginia then I have a treat for you! Double Tree by Hilton Sterling - Dulles Airport is having a Fall Vendor and Craft Expo featuring local businesses and artists. This is a great time to do some shopping for yourself or your loved ones for Christmas!

There will be crafts, prizes, food, and fun! Stop in and see what all the excitement is about this Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. We look forward to seeing you and your family Sunday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Woman Code and book signing with Sophia Nelson tomorrow #unlockyourlife

This Friday, October 17th Sophia Nelson will be signing copies of her latest book The Woman Code  for all of you! On Friday, meet Miss Nelson and pick up your very own copy of The Woman Code. Learn how to unlock your life and your potential through this inspirational read for aspiring women! I hope to see YOU at Barnes & Noble in Tyson's Corner for this very special evening tomorrow Friday, October 17th!

Please visit Loudoun County Style for more information about Sophia Nelson coming home to Loudoun County and to find out what city she will visiting next!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Brambleton Fall Fest 2014 & CPL Preschool

Who's ready for the huge Fall event known as the Brambleton Fall Fest? I hope you are ready, because it is tomorrow from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Lots of food, activities, vendors, and tons of fun
for the whole family! I will be there LIVE and in person representing the Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun(CPL). CPL is the only non-cooperative preschool in Loudoun County!

What does "cooperative" mean? It means it is a parent run preschool. Parents also help in the classroom and get to assist in their child's early education. The experience has been wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of such an important aspect of my children's early eduction. CPL will be selling delicious baked goods at our booth, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Eco Bathhouse will be sponsoring the CPL table and will have all-natural bath goodies for the hard working mamas! The CPL family and Eco Bathhouse are excited to be a part of the Brambleton Fall Fest 2014, which is quickly becoming a tradition in the making. We hope to see your family there tomorrow!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Breast Feeding is Beautiful #PBAP2014

When did mother nature become so vile and scary? How as a society have we come to shame mother's for publicly taking care of their helpless children? Why do breast feeding mother's have to hide in bathrooms, in corners, and under blankets for fear of public persecution?
...As a society, we have gotten so uncomfortable with the things that make us human, the things that come so naturally to us. We ignore our instincts; we eat chemicals and slather them on our skin. For me, breastfeeding was probably the most natural experience I have ever had and has ignited in me a passion to explore a more organic way of life. When a baby needs to eat, you need to feed it - and if you're breastfeeding, that often means nursing in very public places and usually at the most inopportune times. It's important to me to see this become normal - because it is, in fact, one of the most normal things a mother can do.
                   Blaire Ring, Photographer of Second Ave Photography

Hide no more. Leilani Rodgers started a public breast feeding awareness month campaign #PBAP2014 and recruited the help of other incredibly talented photographers to help "spread the word" via her Facebook page. One such photographer is Northern Virginia's own Blaire Ring of Second Ave Photography. Her image of a tired mama grocery shopping while breast feeding her child is simply magnificent and is being featured with other talented photographers on the front page of the Huffington post!

One last note. Breast feeding is the most loving start you can provide for your baby. These photographers are using their incredible artistry and talents to bring light to a societal taboo that should be no longer. Strong work photographers.