Thursday, September 18, 2014

Local Media Celebrities Headline 4th Annual BraTini: Celebration for the Cause





How do you make the area’s premiere breast cancer fundraising event even better? You add the most popular print and broadcast media celebrities to the runway roster! Frank Scott of WHOG and DJ Tremble of WVYB will join Bill Offill, publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal and John Walsh, publisher of the Ormond Beach Observer, along with eight other area celebrities at the 4th Annual “Bra-Tini: Celebration for the Cause” set for Wednesday, October 1 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

 Presented by REALTORS® Sold 4 the Cause, the area’s only “Jade” level team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Volusia/Flagler, BraTini has become the team’s signature event, raising more than $20,000 last year and generating the most creative and whimsically- designed bras anywhere!

 In addition to the live auction, this year’s “Bratini – Celebration for the Cause” features a Photo Booth where attendees can take pose for snapshots with a variety of pink accessories, and browse the incredible silent auction for jewelry, art, vacation stays, and gift baskets. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the entire event will go to the American Cancer Society. Cubby will return to the runway fresh off another stellar season, along with other local celebrities including Ali Kargar of ICI Homes, Walter Borgen of RE/MAX Signature, Tyler Grant of AutoNation Honda Sanford, Paul Osterndorf of Adams Cameron, Jonathan Gildon of Realty Pros Assured, and Owen Chittendon of The Shores Resort & Spa.

Each model will don a uniquely decorated bra that has been custom designed by creative committee members and local fashion and interior designers. Attendees bid on each bra with the assistance of professional th Annual BraTini:

Celebration for the Cause auctioneer Eric Alexander of EXIT Realty Martin Group, who is returning for the fourth year in a row. “Bratini – Celebration for the Cause” gets underway Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Daytona Resort.

Tickets are $35 on Eventbrite before Sept 22 or $45 at the door and include a “Pink Martini” and a selection of hors d’oeuvres and a pasta station. The live bra auction will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite (or online search Eventbrite BraTini Celebration tickets) or by calling Debbie Callahan at (386) 299-5281 or Rose Roberts at (386) 299-1175.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Volusia/Flagler walk will take place Saturday, October 25 at 9 a.m. at the Historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Downtown Daytona Beach. Donations to the Realtors Sold 4 the Cause fundraising team can be made by clicking here or on the Making Strides website. For more information, please contact Lisa Blythe at (386) 316-3141 or email lblythe@stitle.com. Pin It

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Junior League 5K Run at Lulu's Oceanside Grill

Every third Tuesday, Lulu's Oceanside Grill holds a monthly charity run. This month supported the Junior League of Daytona Beach! We had a great showing! The weather had its doubts, but the whole run (except literally the last minute) had no rain. I also had a great run, even if I was sadly injured....I didn't give up once (and I usually do once or twice!)

This benefitted the Best Foot Forward project! The purpose of Best Foot Forward is to clothe 120 elementary school children in back-to-school clothing and shoes that would otherwise be unaffordable. The Junior League provides the gift cards for the children as well as a light meal and personal shoppers.


Me and my girl Kaylee who didn't run-please note curly hair as evidence

Great Turnout! 

Yeah me! 

Why do my shorts look like they are from the 80's

Brett from Lulu's!

Heather and Priscilla manning the table! 


Check out the red support! 




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Welcomes September with an Indulgent Filet & Lobster Pairing


September is a great time of year! The weather is starting to get a little more manageable, and Fall is on the horizon! Wanna know another great thing about September? The return of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar  Filet & Lobster pairing!

From now till September 30, guests can enjoy this limited time three-course prix fixe menu for $44.95 at all Fleming’s locations. This culinary delight is now available at all Fleming’s locations for the month of September. This is an unbelievable deal that my husband and I got to try first hand at their location in Winter Park.

Everything was so amazing, I am not sure where I want to start. This was our first time here, so I am glad we got to try a little of this and that. Our server Blanca, was amazing and friendly and we had a chance to talk to Rebecca the managing partner as well as a visit from the sous chef!



Homemade Bread with two choices of butter

They had a huge by the glass selection! 
 We began the experience with a Pan-Seared Scallop over goat cheese polenta, it was out of control!


Next up was their New Wedge salad with crisp iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, red onions and crumbled blue cheese and bacon, look how big that piece of bacon was!


This culinary delicacy continues with a generous 8-oz. Filet Mignon paired with an 8oz, broiled lobster tail served with drawn butter. The Filet was so tender, you could have cut it with a butter knife and it was cooked perfectly (medium rare for me, of course!). The lobster was so yummy, too!



Upon Blanca's suggestion, we chose the Fleming's Potatoes, their house specialty: potatoes with cream, jalapenos and sour cream. I. Die. 


At this part of the nirvana, I can barely move! Rebecca came over and started telling us about how we just MUST save room for their Carrot Cake. It is a chef speciality and he is very proud of it. I may or may not have eaten this for three days, savoring every bite. 



To get this special limited offer, guests who reserve online or inquire about the offer at the restaurant are invited to enjoy this three-course prix fixe menu for $44.95 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - All locations from now till September 30.


About Fleming's
Nationally acclaimed Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the Fleming’s 100®, which features more than 100 wines served by the glass. In addition, the Fleming’s WiNEPAD™, winner of the 2013 Hospitality Technology Breakthrough Award, is a proprietary, custom web-based application on an iPad that helps Guests easily navigate the restaurant’s extensive wine list. Fleming’s was launched in Newport Beach, California, in 1998 by successful restaurant industry veterans Paul Fleming and Bill Allen. Today, there are 66 restaurants nationwide, including the latest additions recently opened in Palo Alto and Las Vegas. Fleming’s is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Enthusiast’s annual Award of Distinction and Wine Spectator’s annual Award of Excellence. For more information about Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and the Fleming’s 100®, please visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com. 


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Scallops with Wilted Spinach and Arugula Adapted From Martha



Adapted Martha Stewart Living, March 2009

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients
16 large sea scallops (about 1 1/4 pounds), rinsed and dried, tough muscles removed
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons safflower oil (I used olive)
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise
7 ounces baby spinach
7 ounces baby arugula
1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

* I added a cup of caramelized onions and grape tomatoes


Directions:

Take a cup of onions and a little olive oil and cook on low to medium for about ten minutes until they start to get brown. Add two handfuls of cherry tomatoes and cover and cook for another ten minutes, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes are cooked. Set aside.

Heat a large straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Arrange scallops in skillet, and cook on 1 side until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Flip, and cook until scallops are opaque, 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Reduce heat to medium, and add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Add garlic, and cook for 15 seconds. Add spinach, arugula, red-pepper flakes, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, tossing greens often, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Add your onion and tomato mixture until everything is warmed through. Transfer to a platter, top with scallops, and serve immediately. Pin It

Monday, September 8, 2014

I Took A Sick Day, Don't Tell My Boss


 Remember when I blogged complained told you my concerns about taking a vacation as a business owner?? I really enjoyed the feedback and I am glad I am not alone in this situation. 

This morning, I woke up and realized there was yet another clink in my plan for world domination as a business owner: I will never again be able to call my boss and tell her (lucky me, I have worked only for females) that I was sick and not coming in. Although that may not seem like a big deal, I am gonna miss the tiny feeling of satisfaction when she would say feel better and let me off without any attitude or hesitation. 

The upside is that I don't have to ask anyone to take a sick day but the downside is I don't have to ask anyone to take a sick day. 

Usually these practices of actually taking some time for myself would set me over the edge with guilt.  Who has time to be sick?? But you see, I am writing this from vomit village. I have the stomach flu...haven't had it for years. In fact, I spent half the morning yesterday racking my brain how three beers could make this sick. When it was decided that I am not in need of a Betty Ford bed, I spent probably the most beautiful day we have had in six months and a Sunday, mind you-in my own bed wishing for death to come. 

In fact, and this only happens almost never, I was still so ill, I decided when I woke up this morning that I don't care if the world blows up-I am doing the bare minimum for Little Blog Dress Media and going straight back to bed. 

After a four hour nap, I am now coming into a more saner state of consciousness. I am actually kind of excited! I took a sick day! 

Here is how you can take a sick day without guilt:

1. Set your vacation message. I actually googled How to leave an away message when you are sick to no avail. I made a similar one to when I was on vacation and told everyone I would be back on Tuesday.

2. Do what you need to do to not drop the ball. Take your to do list for the day and do whatever is on it to ensure that you will not wake up to chaos on Tuesday when you feel better.

3. Stick by your Sick! Do NOT answer email and do not answer the phone, you are sick...not a martyr! How annoying and unprofessional you will sound on the other end...so don't. You took the day, so now take it! 

4. Do what you can to get better! You have a business to run! 



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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Adams, Cameron & Co. Annual Cancer Luncheon


Adams, Cameron & Co. will hold their Annual Cancer Luncheon They have changed the location this year to the Anderson Price Building at 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

It will take place on Thursday, October 9th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Cost is $7 per person, plus we ask also for a dish to share.

We are also in need of prizes for the raffle, raffle tickets will be available for 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10 or 10 for $20 at the event.

We have designated a spokesperson for each office for you to direct your questions to: Daytona Beach - David Galt, Ormond Beachside - Nancy Cortez, Ormond Mainland - Al Wilson, Port Orange - Tandi Kennison, Daytona Beach Shores - Denise Hutchinson, Ponce Inlet- Kelly Jenkins and Deland - Rich Emerson. Marge Allison, Al Wilson, Jodi Connor, Martha Wenner, Debbie Callahan and Jeannette Gwaldis will be heading up the event, so you may also direct any questions you have to them.

For more information contact Debbie at debbie@adamscameron.com. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for Volusia and Flagler Counties.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Obsession With Veggetti® #Giveaway

Yes, I am a blogger and yes I get a lot of fun and cool promotional opportunities to blog about. I'm pretty selective to what I say yes to, because I want it to match my readers and something that I am interested in. I could copy and paste all day long what the PR agency sends but how realistic is that?  

Please meet my newest obsession. I have already threatened to marry it, or at the every least host my own weekly infomercials for my own enjoyment. You get a Veggetti and You get a Veggetti! Squash is healthy but after making it 100 different ways, along comes the Veggetti to shake it all up. 

Everyone loves pasta, but pasta doesn’t always love everyone back.  Especially since I am on the Death Diet 30000 for Megan's wedding in September. I have found a healthy, low-carb alternative to spaghetti that’s is still delicious and satisfying!  Veggetti® is the perfect way to reinvent your favorite pasta dishes, with a twist!

Veggetti® is the quick & easy way to turn veggies into delicious pasta instantly! Simply choose your favorite veggies— zucchini, squash, carrots, cucumbers and potatoes work great—and twist them into thick or thin strands of pasta.  From Veggetti® Marinara to Veggetti® Bolognese, you’ll enjoy homemade, low-calorie dishes quickly and easily.  Veggetti® dishes are great for diabetics and gluten-free diets, too.

I have made a couple of different variations of Veggetti dishes that I think you will like. I was really surprised how simple it was to use. 

I decided to do Garlic Squash Veggetti, four ingredients: Squash, Garlic, Olive Oil and Red Pepper. As simple as it sounds, it is that easy to make. This is DELICIOUS and guilt free! 


Use the Veggetti to make the squash according to directions, this was two squashes

Mince three (or ten, I won't judge) cloves of garlic and add EVOO to frying pan


Saute for about three minutes and add red pepper to taste. 

That is it! Its really that easy and delicious! Check their website out for more ideas.

This is way too good for me to keep to myself. How about a giveaway? Win your own Veggetti® and a $25 Visa gift card by entering the giveaway below! Good Luck!



The Veggetti®, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Ontel 


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Five: Five Things to love about Summer

Today I linked up with Eat, Pray, Run DC and You Signed Up for What, and Mar on the Run for this fun Friday Five

This week's theme is Five Things To Love About Summer!! Living in Florida where it is always Haiti Hot, the summer love comes in waves.

1. I love the recipes in summer that make sense. As much as I love good old fashioned comfort food, little stands up to a delicious summer salad or grilled anything.

2. Running for me in the summer isn't the most ideal, but it is when I do it the most at dawn.

3. A good day with pool and friends and cocktails can never be beat!

4. I tend to give myself a little more of a break during the summer as an employer. I don't technically take vacations because I always have to prep and prepare but sometimes in a middle of a Tuesday, I will say cussword it and throw on my suit for a swim...just because I can. This goes for day drinking. Way better in the summer.

5. Big Brother. of course you know I am obsessed but also know that once summer hits three months of BB is not too far behind!

So what do you love about summer?





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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Volusia County Fall Home and Garden Show Comes To Daytona Beach Ocean Center


Just in time for the weather to turn just a little bit cooler, which will inspire me to get my home DIY on, the Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show is once again coming to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach Aug. 22-24, 2014.

For one weekend only, this popular event takes fills the entire Ocean Center exhibit hall and transforms it into a Home and Garden extravaganza. Local home & garden experts and related businesses exhibit everything from front entrance d├ęcor to backyard landscapes. 

The 2014 show features an “all-star” line-up including headliners Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of the Animal Planet hit show “Tanked”. No job is too big or too outlandish as Wayde and Brett travel far & wide to create the world’s most unique and spectacular aquariums. 

With an incomparable green thumb, Tom MacCubbin is best known to Floridians as host of the syndicated radio program “Better Lawns & Gardens.” A retired extension environmental horticulturist with the University of Florida, MacCubbin is a regular on TV and writes a Q&A gardening column for The Orlando Sentinel. Attendees may also recognize him as a co-host of Orange County Gardening on cable television and weekly horticulture reports on Central Florida News 13. 

Nathan Graboff, aka, “The Garden Guru” is featured on FOX Channel-35’s Good Day Sunday program. Nathan is a professional horticulturalist and master gardener with extensive experience in the floral industry. 

Other show highlights include:

• Latest Kitchen & Bath Trends
• Pools, Spas & Outdoor Living 
• Build-A-Bouquet by A Flower Cottage
• Plant Sales & Composting Demonstrations
• Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Feature
• Birds of Prey by Wild About Birds
• Kids Zone with Mad Science Shows & Projects
• Pet Zone courtesy of Halifax Humane Society Mobile Pet Adoptions
• Art, Gift and Gourmet Area

In addition, valuable learning opportunities are offered at the Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show, including “Do It Yourself” (DIY) seminars and demonstrations throughout the weekend. 

Conveniently located at the beautiful Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, the Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show hours are as follows:

Friday, Aug. 22, 2 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show is fun for the whole family and an affordable way to spend the weekend. Price of show tickets – sold on-site with cash or check only – are:

Adults 17+ – $7.00
Children 13-16 - $3.00
12 & Under - Free
Active Duty Military with ID – FREE!
Senior 65+ – $5.00
E-Ticket - $6.00

$1.00 off coupon available at Home Depot, 

Note: Additional discounts do not apply to senior admission.

For more information visit www.volusiacountyhomeandgardenshow.com and connect 
with them on the Volusia County Home and Garden Show Facebook page.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Socially Acceptable-Kat Cole, COO Cinnabon

It's been a while that I stopped what I was doing on a Sunday morning and got really excited at all the inspiration in my ears. This weekend Kat Cole, COO Cinnabon was on CNBC On The Money, discussing her rise to President of Cinnabon. Its hard to not be inspired by a 36 year old woman that runs the company of one of my favorite treats! She had one resounding theme, failure can be a good thing. Hope you will grab a couple of takeaways like I did. The recap article is here.


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Make your Own Yummification 5-Hour Energy Recipe and Win #giveaway

For someone who sleeps very little, staying up past 9 or 10 at night is nearly impossible for me. I don't drink a lot of coffee, because sometimes it makes me jittery. I have been using 5-hour ENERGY® shots to prevent me from falling asleep in my soup when we go out to dinner with friends.

Do you need a little boost to get through the day? 5-hour ENERGY® shots are the perfect way to get that energized feeling!  5-hour ENERGY® shots are dietary supplements that provide hours of energy and alertness without those nasty jitters. It contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients, and helps people feel alert and energized for hours. Even better, it has zero sugar, zero carbs, zero herbal stimulants and 4 calories!

With the summer months upon us, it’s also important to have a refreshing drink to cool down with, so why not have both?

The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® know the flavors can be strong, so the folks at are 5-hour ENERGY® encouraging people to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage to create a yummy, enjoyable drink.

This was an exciting challenge for me to create a recipe using one of the many 5-hour ENERGY® flavors. I am sharing this contest with you so that you  can have a chance to win too! Those who create combinations can win a share of $100,000 by entering the 5-hour ENERGY® “Yummification” video contest!

This is my Yummification concoction: I chose to use the Citrus 5-hour ENERGY® with orange flavored sparkling water and then added some lime for pizzazz! It is awesome!



Here is how you can enter this contest! :

1. Mix (1) 5-hour ENERGY® shot with 1 or 2 (MAX) of the following approved beverages:

  • Decaffeinated soda or cola
  • Fruit juice
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Smoothie
  • Lemonade
  • Decaffeinated tea (hot or iced) 
  • Any form of water


2. Give your “Yummification” a name

3. To enter the contest, visit www.5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!); however, it is not a requirement for your blog post.

Remember, 5-hour ENERGY® is not an energy drink or intended to be mixed with alcohol. It is not intended for children, women who are pregnant or nursing, or people with medical conditions. It does not increase physical performance, dexterity, or endurance and does not treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Do not drink more than two per day, do not drink more than one at a time.


Information about the “Yummification” Contest:
The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.  The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation:

·         Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol)

·         To enter the contest, visit www.5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!)

·         One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:

Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)

Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)

Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)

Hurry! Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.  No purchase necessary.  US residents only. 18 years and up. To enter, visit www.5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form or “Like” the 5-hour ENERGY® page on Facebook and follow the instructions to click the contest tab

For official rules, visit 5houryummification.com and don't forget to check out 5-hour ENERGY® Twitter

How about your chance to win a gift pack from 5-hour ENERGY® Enter here below!





The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®, but all opinions are mine.

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Altuzarra For Target Hits Stores September 14

Mark your calendar for September 14th when Target partners with yet another fabulous designer to present about 50 pieces ranging in prices from $18-90. If you need me, that day I will be online not breathing. Thanks to my geographic of awesome this collection prob won't make it to Daytona Beach Target. 

This collection is Joseph Altuzarra and I am in LOVE. I haven't been this excited since the Missoni or Phillip Lim launch. Thanks to my friend Beauty Mommy Nada, who sent me the LookBook, here is what i am pinning and pining over. Thank God for the Red Card, free shipping and no stress!! 










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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Celebrate Shark Week with some #SharkTankSwag #Giveaway

Unless you have been living under a rock, did you know it is Shark Week?? !! 

To celebrate Shark Week, I have joined forced with CNBCPrimeTV to do another giveaway for Shark Tank.

Shark Tank is an American reality competition series produced by Mark Burnett.The show features a panel of potential investors, called "sharks", who consider offers from aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. The entrepreneur can make a deal on the show if a panel member is interested. However, if all of the panel members opt out, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed.The show is said to portray "the drama of pitch meetings and the interaction between the entrepreneurs and tycoons.



The CNBC network and that Shark Tank is now being syndicated on CNBC on Tuesdays from 8-10pm.

Your chance to win a box filled with Shark Tank goodies of businesses that survived the Shark Tank and managed to nab investments!



Check out what was sent in my gift box!


Season 2 - Episode 207
@OrigAudio


Season 04 Episode 26
@GOBIEH2O


Season 04 Episode 05
@marzsprays


Season 1 Episode 6 
@porkbarrelbbq 


Season 04 Episode 20
@NutsNMoreUSA

 Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway Below and don't forget to watch Shark Week and episodes of Shark Tank on CNBC on Tuesdays! 



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Monday, August 11, 2014

NASCAR Foundation Starter Kit Helps You Host Your Own Fundraiser


Through our programs at-track or in the classroom, The NASCAR Foundation is helping kids learn to succeed, no matter their obstacles! During the 2012-2013 school year, one survey found the national average spent by teachers on their classrooms was $485.  That accounts for $1.6 billion during one school year.*

Gearing up with supplies during the back-to-school rush doesn't mean teachers and students stop needing resources once the first school bell rings. Help us provide supplies and innovative technology throughout the year to classrooms across the country just by using our recently launched The Champions Starter Kit Informational Guide!  You host the event, and we help! This kit was created to assist you in event planning and promotional efforts.

What does this mean? You could host an event that fuels NASCAR Chase enthusiasm and marks the first-ever 16 driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, all while raising funds to benefit our kids. Win, win!

Celebrate all that you love about NASCAR by hosting a NASCAR Day in your community or neighborhood. Plan it in conjunction with Richmond International Raceway's race weekend!
Host a NASCAR race watch party and incorporate a barbeque for friends, family and coworkers.
Please help us enhance our fundraising efforts by signing up to host a fun event to raise funds for The NASCAR Foundation, all while engaging in the sport we love - NASCAR!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Venus Makes Shaving on the Go A Snap

One of the coolest thing I have been using this summer is the new Venus Snap by Gillette. It is genius in design, small but sturdy and fits in even the  tiniest of handbags. This is great to throw in your gym bag, at yoga class or when you are traveling. I like that the case that it comes with is enclosed because I have this irrational fear of slicing my finger, shudder. Seriously, I took this on my cruise and it was really convenient and portable.



Shaving season is in full-swing and Gillette Venus has you covered when it comes to a skipped shave or if you just missed a few hairs. The Venus Snap with Embrace Razor is perfect for a close long-lasting shave for spontaneous, on-the-go moments like an impromptu date night or last minute gym class.



In the spirit of summer fun and adventure, Gillette Venus invites you to embrace all the on-the-go, leg-bearing moments. Venus is partnering with YouTube star Tessa Violet to help celebrate these ”wish I’d shaved” moments. All summer, women shared these funny, sometimes even embarrassing moments via the #InASnap hashtag on Twitter. Tessa has used her favorites as inspiration to create a series of music videos celebrating spontaneity. To see what #InASnap moments are brought to life, follow the #InASnap hashtag and @Gillette Venus on Twitter and visit the Gillette Venus YouTube page -  to check out the music video series.  

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ormond Mainstreet presents Granada Grand Festival of the Arts

I am so lucky to be a part of Ormond Beach Mainstreet. It is great to be able to make a difference and help throw great events in the town who made me me. This should be a blast if you are an artist, a band or just someone like me who enjoys some great unique artsy but not fartsy entertainment. (You can see why I am not in charge of writing the copy for this one!) 


Mark your calendars to attend the 1st Annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts! Ormond Beach MainStreet Inc., will host this free arts festival Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 5 PM-8PM along West Granada Boulevard in the downtown Ormond Beach Arts District. 

The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts will highlight our area’s rich accomplishments by showcasing visual artists, musical acts and spoken word performers.

Stroll Granada Boulevard as the street comes alive with paintings, public art displays, music, food and even live cake decorating. Find the perfect piece of art while you shop in our vendor area with over 20 accomplished area artists. Be inspired by the verses of spoken word poets or admire a beautiful work of chalk art!

On the main stage, local bands will square off for supremacy during our Battle of the Bands contest. Fans are invited to be a part of the action and vote for a favorite act. 

Musical performances and dance groups will entertain attendees at the second stage. 

Downtown restaurants will be offering food and drink specials along with musical entertainment. 

Our kid’s zone will be art-centered, with craft projects and a bounce house. 

Admission and parking are free for this event—so come join us for all of the fun!

The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts is a new event sponsored by Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District as part of their mission to enliven downtown Ormond Beach. 

For more information on this event, please contact Jamie 
Bartholomew, Events Coordinator, at jamie@ormondmainstreet.com or by phone at 
(386) 492-2938.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pamela Barsky Words of Wisdom

God, How I love this woman and her designs!




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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pro Compression #KeepItTight


As one who used to not really care to run when it is too cold out, wearing compression socks and sleeves really help in the winter. Marathon runners have been sporting compression socks for several years. But even for my two mile treks around the neighborhood have a benefit. A lot of people compare compression methods to ice baths...which scare me. So this is an easy fix.

When I had a chance to try out Pro Compression with a #sweatpink campaign, I was game. Even though, obviously its summer, these sleeves from Pro Compression are completely breathable. My legs feel great during and after my runs and it really helps with my recovery. If you are like me and not jumping in a tub of ice any time soon, these are for you.

If Calf Sleeves aren't your thing, maybe you would like a pair of compression socks? I really liked the pink argyle ones. I mean, its really all about HOW you look while you run!

PRO Compression products are specifically designed to give you an edge and help you perform at the highest level possible.

They can be worn before, during and after a workout as the benefits of compression speed up muscle recovery through enhanced vascular flow in your lower extremities.

True Graduated Compression
PRO Compression socks deliver maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood.  The moment you put these socks on your feet, you will feel the difference.

This design requires more effort to put on than standard socks. But it’s that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference. Be patient and your feet will thank you.

True graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflammation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons.

Find Pro Compression on the webFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. I have a discount code for you!
"PINK" for 40% OFF an entire purchase at the PRO Compression online store. If you have been on the fence about purchasing compression socks the discount is a great way to try one of the top brands with little risk!

#KeepItTight on my run! 






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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Words To Live By

This is definitely the anthem for anyone who is plowing their way through entrepreneurship or self employment.  Four years later, I am still not sure how the heck I am able to pull it off. I know you think I am crazy, but I pray every day the rug isn't pulled out from underneath me. Pardon the curse words. 


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