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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Last Saturday I attended my first Blogger’s Meetup which was held in Washington, DC and sponsored by the BLMGirls DMV Chapter. BLMGirls.com aka “Bloggers Like Me is an online community of women bloggers created by Leslie Young dedicated to the positive exchange of ideas, tips and advice about fashion, beauty, relationships, faith and everything in between. Through blogging, meetups and social networking we encourage each other and focus on REALationship building!”
The Experience was also simultaneously being held by the Chapters in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. When I initially registered for the event I didn’t realize it was during the Labor Day weekend and I almost changed my mind as I did not want to be stuck in Holiday traffic. Thankfully, the trip to DC was delayed only by a few minor back ups about a half an hour from the venue. At 2:30 pm, I arrived at the 201Bar, after finding a free-to-park lot across the street on Massachusetts Ave NE (I love FREE). Upon entering this modernly decorated tavern I was immediately greeted by our hostesses Whitney James and Karen Curtis.
Each table setting held a pink Welcome Folder that contained worksheets including a “Getting to Know You” form and on a separate table there were Swag Bags. I was the first to arrive but shortly afterwards more lovely ladies began to enter, including my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority sister who had traveled up from North Carolina.
As more ladies arrived it quickly became a festive atmosphere enhanced only by the mingling which intensified as we got down to the business of completing the “Getting to Know You” form. As we mixed and mingled the waitstaff began to bring out trays containing the most scrumptious Hors d’eouvres; an assortment of Egg Rolls, Mini Crab Cakes, Jerk Shrimp, Skewered Beef, and Flat Bread Pizza. We were also given 1 drink ticket for which I used mine for a glass of the house Red Wine – you know me!
The theme of the BLMGirls Experience was Building and Growing your Brand by building REALationships. Our guest speaker, Arsha Jones of BrandBuildSell provided a lively and very informational presentation on Branding Your Blog. Throughout the presentation she allowed ample time for sharing as well as questions and answers from the group. We took a short break to dine on Seasoned Chicken Wings, Rolls, Sliced Turkey and Mini Dessert Bars.
At the conclusion of Arsha’s presentation, Whitney’s husband, the designated photographer took a few group photos outside and The Experience ended just as it had started – Perfectly. Our “Swag Bag” contained a #BLMGirls TShirt and a sample of “Capital City Mumbo Sauce“, a product made and marketed by Arsha and her husband.
It definitely was a wonderful Experience and I’m glad to have met some amazing Bloggers Like Me and to finally see the faces behind the blogs. Driving home was smooth sailing and I look forward to the next BLMGirls DMV Experience.
Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I trust you all had a wonderful weekend!
If you read my post on Saturday you know I went to Goodwill for their annual 50% off sale and it was like a department store’s Grand Opening. The place was PACKED, there were long lines waiting for the dressing rooms, people pushing full carts of clothing, laughter and excitement when new items with tags were found and clerks rolling out full racks every 5 minutes, it was an amazing sight to see. Although I had only planned to go to Middletown, I kinda sorta wished I had also driven down to Smyrna and Dover.
I did however go with the purpose of getting an “I Love Thrifting” t-shirt, which Goodwill introduced earlier this month for $12.00. I have never ever purchased an item at Goodwill for that much, but the $12 cost for t-shirt is supporting a worthy cause and I am a proud Goodwill VIP who loves to thrift!
I was also intent on finding clothing for the Fall because I have more than enough shorts, tanks and skirts for the summer season which is rapidly coming to an end. I thrifted a dress, 2 tops, a pair of culottes and two maxi skirts all for under $14.00 – #winning
I can’t wait for the next big sale and if you are not a Goodwill VIP, it’s free to sign up and you’ll receive emails with dates for these events.
Linking up today with Mommy Monday Blog – come on over and join in on the fun!
Have a fantabulous day!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
In my current job I no longer have much of an opportunity to travel and my daily commute from Middletown, DE to West Chester, PA can be quite boring. Yesterday I had the chance to make a site visit to Marlton, NJ, or as I like to call it, “Exit 4 on the Jersey Turnpike”. Not to say that driving straight away on the turnpike wasn’t boring because it was, what made it all worthwhile was the location itself.
The building is surrounded with a man made pond that has ducks, a fountain and beautiful flora. The Atrium is also serene and peaceful with tall palm trees, plants and flowers. I think coming into this building on a daily would put anyone in the right frame of mind no matter what the traffic was like in getting there. Here are just a few pictures of the outside, I will post the interior shots tomorrow.
Quasi Botanical Gardens
There are tables and chairs if you want to sit outside to have lunch or just enjoy the view
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Linking up with Transatlantic Blonde – come on over and join the fun!
Comedy on the Riverfront featuring Nephew Tommy
from the Steve Harvey Morning Show…
July 13 & 14, 2013 | 8-10pm
Penn Cinema IMAX Theater
401 S. Madison St Wilmington, DE
From the Steve Harvey morning show….the KING OF PRANK CALLS himself – NEPHEW TOMMY performing live. You asked for the hottest and we have delivered to you. Come out and enjoy a weekend of shows at the plush IMAX Cinema.
Pre-sale tickets available today at 1-800-479-1065 or 302-275-8243.
$30 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (limited)
$40 GENERAL ADMISSION
$45 VIP INCLUDES PREMIERE SEATING &
AFTERPARTY W COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET
** 2 B I G D A Y S **
SATURDAY, JULY 13th & SUNDAY, JULY 14th
7pm & 9:30pm EACH DAY
DOORS OPEN 1/2 PRIOR TO SHOW
DON’T DELAY – THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT
#1ST EVER LIVE PERFORMANCE IN THIS AREA!!!!!
Are you a Winer – do you like trying new Wines – if so, I want your Wine Winning recipes!
I am not a wine connoisseur nor do I don’t spend a lot for a bottle of wine. I am a sucker for a deal and love fun colorful bottles, and this is where I shop on FriYays after work.
You meet the nicest people at Pockets Discount Liquors
(BTW I don’t know this man but asked if he wanted to be in the pic – lol)
Smirnoff Ice has a new flavor Peach Bellini, although not a wine, it is one my summer favorite drinks
Last weekend I added Peach Bellini Ice to Talenti Alphonso Mango Sorbetto and topped it with Whipped Cream
It looked better than it tasted, which is why I need your help!
Go to my Facebook Page to post a pic of your Winning Wine recipe and it will be featured in the
4th of July Food & Fun Holiday Post.
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!