Monday, November 24, 2014

Top Blogger series on YouTube

Top Blogger In our new YouTube series Top Blogger, Carin Kilby Clark of Memoirs of a Clueless Woman and I are exploring every detail of what it take to become a Top Blogger. No longer do you have to wander "the Google" searching for the answers you seek. Follow along during our YouTube and *coming soon*Podcast series to see if you have what it takes to climb the mountain to influential stardom.

Why are we starting the Top Blogger series? To help young aspiring bloggers and to bring attention to the NEW Virginia Bloggers Club. Carin and I want to help connect local and national brands with the perfect dedicated blogger for their campaign. Also, we want to bring awareness to blogger equality. Some small businesses will attempt to pay bloggers with paperclips and sticks of bubble gum. That is not okay. Likewise, bloggers must insist on being compensated(as any trained professional should be) for their time and efforts.

The Virginia Bloggers Club is helping to connect businesses that know the value that bloggers bring to their businesses, products, and services. Bloggers have an established audience of online friends that trust their opinions and feedback. Most bloggers(even when paid) speak honestly without a filter when reviewing a product and/or service. They cherish the bond they have with their audience. The Virginia Bloggers Club is getting quality and motivated DMV bloggers the financial compensation they deserve and small businesses are getting high-end promotions as a result.

Stay Tuned as Top Blogger picks up speed for tips and tricks of the trade. Also, please leave us questions and feedback. We will be doing special Q&A sessions with your questions and feedback. Thank you for joining us and good luck on your blog endeavors! Cheers to the influencers of the world!

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.