Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cycle Scene SPIN Studio in Ashburn, VA

Cycle Scene SPIN Studio in Ashburn, VA
Did you know that we have a SPIN studio in Ashburn, VA called Cycle Scene? Now you do! Intense exercise is truly a satisfying thing and to be honest I did not know you could get a total body work out from a SPIN class! 45 minutes of non-stop cycling action with energetic and enthusiastic instructors. For those of you who also adore a luxurious atmosphere, perhaps you will find the chilled eucalyptus towels and spa grade amenities to your liking! They also have key-less lockers in their locker room and plenty of showers! No need to elbow your fellow spinners out of the way when exiting class.

Welcome Loudoun County to the Best Spin Studio in Northern Virginia!

Last Thursday was my first SPIN class ever at Cycle Scene! I am truly hooked. I cannot wait to go back! The workouts are motivational, inspirational, and sweaty(in the very best sense). While "spinning" you get to rock out to fresh beats that make you feel like you are hanging out at the best nightclub(aka spin studio) in town. After your work out concludes, they have bottled water, replenishing granola bars, and an entire vending machine filled with an array of healthy snacks! Honestly, I just wanted to hang out with everyone after I was done with class. Cycle Scene has a true community feel with positive vibes all around.

Are you a local blogger or small business owner? Looking to take Cycle Scene for a SPIN? We are having a private class and networking party on Sunday, May 31st at 11:30 AM. If you are interested in joining us please e-mail Jenn at See you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Grand Opening Premier Laser Spa Richmond

Welcome to Premier Laser Spa! Right here in Virginia YOU CAN obtain affordable, comfortable, safe, and beautifying laser hair removal services. The legs are coming out of hibernation and you want them looking their very best. You may already know that Premier Laser Spa has a location in Virginia Beach and now there is a NEW location in Richmond. For a limited time, you can join the Friends & Family Event and get four body areas for the price of one(Expires Wednesday, April 15, 2015)! That is an amazing offer that you and perhaps your spouse will enjoy during these warm weather months.

Premier Laser Spa’s LaserFast™ hair removal system eliminates unwanted hair through a process called selective photothermolysis – the matching of a specific wavelength of laser light and laser pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on targeted hair follicles with no effect on surrounding skin. LaserFast provides a safe and effective treatment to all areas of the body and on all types of skins.
Premier Laser Spa caters to men and women a like. So, guys don't be shy! They can eliminate unwanted hair from your chest, back, legs, arms, neck, underarms, face and your bikini areas. Check out some of these amazing before and after photos. Still not convinced? Call and schedule your free consultation today! You have nothing to lose except undesired body hair!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Grow Your Health Festival - Fairfax, VA

Grow Your Health Festival - Fairfax, VAGrow Your Health Festival - Fairfax, VA
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Our mission is to teach people how to grow their own food or identify sources of locally grown, organic farm-grown food for a joyful and nutritious diet! The Festival will provide tips on how people can garden their way to good health, understand what “organic” really means, find sources for local organic food and make sustainable, healthy food and wellness choices!
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm the Northern Virginia Whole Food Nutrition Meetup Group will host its 3rd annual Grow Your Health Festival at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. This is not your average wellness festival. There will be many exhibitors showcasing everything from doTerra essential oils to local wellness centers, but the main focus of Grow Your Health is teaching. You will find a large list of gardening and nutrition classes here.

There is really something for the entire family! My kids are looking forward to the "Gardening with Kids" class where their will be activities and gardening information geared specifically towards youngsters. Check out the scheduled classes in advance so you do not miss the topics that interest you the most! There will also be a very interesting movie called "GMO OMG". Check out the trailer below. The movie starts at 3 pm and you do not want to miss it!

The awesome and surprising twist? There will be healthy dining options available for you and your family courtesy of Bonita Woods Wellness Institute and other carefully sourced vendors. If you are a gardener or a wellness enthusiast in Northern Virginia, then you cannot miss the Grow Your Health Festival! The Virginia Bloggers Club will also be there sharing our top DIY, gardening, and wellness topics. Be sure to get your tickets online to save money at the door! Also, just so you know children under 16 are free! Get ready to kick off Spring with a fun, entertaining, and educational experience at the 3rd Annual Grow Your Health Festival. See you there!

A special thanks goes out to Karmalades, Oh So Good Organics, Seven Oaks Lavender Farm, Carin Kilby Clark, Beagles and Bargains, Goodie Godmother, Blue Crab Martini, Blooming Secrets, Mindful Healthy Life, Jeanne Grunert, Second Ave Photography, and the whole team at Grow Your Health!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Women Impact Now Launch

Women Impact Now Launch
Women Impact Now(WIN) is a voice for women in need right here in our Loudoun County community. WIN is women helping women. We are not only talking about poverty-stricken women that would benefit from immediate basic necessities. We are also talking about women who need that extra boost of encouragement, help with building a resume, help in finding a job, and help with finding hope. We as women can be that for one another and that is what WIN is all about. Women are tough, resilient, caregivers, and fighters. Perhaps no one more so than the female Founder Leah Baker.

Miss Leah Baker has a passion and desire to help other women in need. Not only for today, but for the future...their future! WIN is a network of resources that give these women a chance not only at survival, but a thriving fresh start. We all struggle and go through hard times, but in Loudoun County you are not alone. This is why it is my privilege and honor to support and announce the launch of Women Impact Now on Saturday, March 28th from 10:00am to noon. Everyone is invited. This is a community celebration for the many women who are fortunate enough to find and receive these valuable resources. Cheers to the launching of WIN and to the strong women who are supporting and nurturing each other!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blogtographie: Small Biz & Blogger Photography Course

Blogtographie is a special photography course for bloggers and small business owners! The instructors of the course are two very special Northern VA photographers: Beryl Ayn Young and Alicia Bruce. Alicia is a 30-something "quirky and cute" owner of Love Knot, which is a wedding photography business here in Leesburg, VA. Her photography begs me to get married all over again!! Beryl Ayn Young is an old soul with a flair for teaching others. Miss Beryl loves teaching so much that she also teaches mums during the evening hours on how to use their cameras. The teaching never ends and I am pretty sure she loves it! Both of these talented ladies(behind the camera lens) are going to teach you how to use your DSLR camera to its maximum potential. You know your fancy Nikon or Canon that you have in the closet collecting dust? My is time to learn how to use it!

Who is this course for? Anyone that has a profession that revolves around online selling. That's you overworked blogger and small business owner! The most important part of selling your products, a brand, or your blog is imagery! It is the difference between a mediocre piece of work or product and an extraordinary one. It is your job as a small business owner or blogger to sell yourself and your brand. No one else can sell yourself or your product better than you can! Learning how to use your DSLR camera correctly does more than give you a competitive edge. It allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Now is the time to learn how to use your DSLR camera! It is the beginning of a New Year and a beautiful new direction for your business and blog. Get more details and enroll now for Beryl and Alicia's Blogtographie course March 8th located in Fairfax, VA!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event

The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event

Purchase Tickets for The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event.

“Chocolates Galore is a unique event that brings community members together to support programming for our children to learn and grow,” said Laura Fears, Executive Director, YMCA Loudoun County. “This is the largest annual fundraiser for the YMCA, garnering funds that are used to help children in need take part in life-changing programs such as mentoring, summer day camp, and after school programming.  Without the community’s support of the YMCA, we would not be able to support youth programming at the level we currently do.”  

The 28th Annual Chocolates galore & More event, hosted by Lansdowne Resort, is taking place this Friday, February 20th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Be prepared for an evening of chocolate indulgence, all in support of the YMCA Loudoun County's Caring for Community Program to ensure no child or family is ever turned away regardless of inability to pay. Hundreds of chocolate enthusiasts will be in attendance as well as dessert presenters, restaurant presenters and Lisa Herndon(from WINC-FM) who will be the mistress of ceremonies. You could be there too!
The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event
Attendees will be greeted with Flowing champagne, decadent chocolates, exquisite desserts, and drool-worthy hor d’oeuvres. There will also be dancing with music and entertainment provided by "The Walker Fox Project" band. As an esteemed guest, you will be assisting to judge the areas finest restaurants and caterers for "Best Presentation" and "Best Taste" alongside Chef Cynthia Anderson(Chef/Owner of Intimate Sentiments) and Rebekah Pizana (whom is a food and travel journalist). Dance, sip, and nibble the night away while helping out your local Loudoun County YMCA and their vital programs for this community. You still have time to get your tickets for this Friday and be in attendance for The 28th Annual Chocolates Garlore & More event!

The cost is $50 to attend($35 tax deductible) and includes unlimited champagne, dancing, and even reduced rates for an overnight stay at the Lansdowne Resort! For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit YMCA and their Chocolates Galore & More event page.

Special Thanks to the title sponsor this year Transaction Network Services(TNS). TNS is located in Reston and is an industry leader in payments, financial, and telecommunications industries.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun{Open House + DIY}

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"There is no other preschool in Loudoun County that allows and encourages the parents to be a large contribution to their child's early education. We are truly growing our children together." {Heather Paulding, Second Year CPL Mum}
Both of my boys attend the Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun{CPL} established in 1969. It is the only "Cooperative" preschool in Loudoun County. They cater to Pre-K children ages 2 to 5 1/2 years old. CPL offers flexibility in the days of attendance per week and choices between AM or PM classes. I opted for PM classes, because I wanted my boys to have the luxury of sleeping in or waking at their leisure. CPL affords parents the opportunity to view how their child interact socially with other children and also how they learn in the classroom. It has been a remarkable experience and I feel like I have learned so much about both my children and myself.

 You might be asking, "What is a Cooperative preschool"? Ah, a fine question. A "cooperative" preschool means that we as parents are directly overseeing the teaching and overall operation of the school. CPL is run by a board of parents. Every parent is involved in one way or another. Whether it's helping in the classroom, attending board meetings, or organizing events - the parents are a helping hand. CPL classrooms are run from Mount Hope Baptist Church in Ashburn, VA off of Belmont Ridge Road. Religion is not part of the curriculum here at CPL. You can learn more about CPL's curriculum at our Open House in February!

I thought since we were here that I would feature some fun DIY winter projects for toddlers! A DIY Eco Notebook that is perfect for Valentine's Day and some good ole frozen creatures in ice. Hours or minutes of fun. Anyway, I hope to see you Saturday, February 7th for CPL's Open House and I hope you enjoy these DIY winter activities too!