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!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Local Food Drive with Lashes by Ricky Vox #charity

Food Drive Northern Virginia November
Please join lashes by Ricky Vox and The Virginia Bloggers Club for a night of charity, giving, and networking. 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.

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Second Ave Photography 1000 Fans Giveaway #NOVA

Second Ave Photography is hosting a huge 1000 fans group giveaway! There prizes for Northern Virginia residents including a grand prize photography session from Second Ave Photography valued at $700!! Good photography is expensive, so this is a great chance to get some family pics for free!

Enter the US giveaway below for a chance to win some Cocoa Lavender Bath Bombs from Eco Bathhouse. Eco Bathhouse opens its doors for business starting August 1st. The giveaway at Second Ave Photography starts tonight at midnight. Enter below and then hope on over to Second Ave Photography to see what else you could win! Good Luck to one and all! Enjoy the rest of your relaxing Sunday <3

The Rafflecopter goes live at Midnight, July 28th, 2015. *Multiple Winners* Please note, at this time the giveaway prizes from Second Ave Photography, Fit4Mom Ashburn, and Ciste Gras Cakes are open to anyone who is local to, or willing to travel to, Loudoun County, Virginia; Beryl Ayn Young and Eco Bathhouse prizes are open to all US Residents. Winners will be announced online and notified via email and will have 30 days to respond to claim their prize. Sponsored and endorsed only by those included in the giveaway. No cash value to any prizes. Second Ave Photography offers valid only on future sessions and expire on 8/31/15 and are nontransferable. The 10-class pass is only valid for classes offered by FIT4MOM Ashburn and the participant must enroll for their first class prior to September 1, 2014. Giveaway ends August 6th, 2015.

                 ********     NOVA Residents ONLY******* a Rafflecopter giveaway
   *********      US Residents ONLY********

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 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 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
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