Friday, October 23, 2015

Cessna Skinner Round-Up Returns to Daytona Beach


I really love this event. Megan and I went each year and I am so glad that it isnt during testing any more. The weather is gonna be so much better! Some of my favorite pics from years gone by (wow, we look young)

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NASCAR Mike Helton 
This year it is back on! This is a well attended event by the best parts of the NASCAR and Daytona Beach community (moi included, merci!) I bought my tickets here and so should you!

Mike and Angie Skinner to Host Two-Day Cessna Skinner Round-Up Benefitting the Council on Aging of Volusia County on October 28-29, 2015

The Cessna Skinner Round-Up is back in Daytona Beach, Florida! After taking a brief hiatus the two-day charity event returns to Volusia County on October 28-29, 2015 to benefit the Council on Aging of Volusia County.  This year's event will kick off with a party in the infield at Daytona International Speedway with the Hoedown Bash on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. ET. Registration for the Cessna Skinner Round-Up Golf Tournament presented by Halifax Health at Spruce Creek Country Club will open on Thursday, October 29 at 10 a.m. ET.

"After moving to North Carolina for a few years, Angie and I really missed our neighbors in Volusia County and the Daytona Beach community," Mike Skinner said.  "We knew it was time for us to come back home, and we were excited to reintegrate ourselves in the community once we arrived through events like the Skinner Round-Up.  We're so excited to bring this event back to Daytona Beach.  We have some great partners involved in this year's event-Cessna, Hard Rock Seminole, Halifax Health, Suntrust Bank, Oral-B, Toyota, and so many others.  I can't wait to see the impact we're able to make within Volusia County."

Countless sponsors have joined the effort to make the Cessna Skinner Round-Up possible in 2015.  Debuting a new relationship for the Skinner Round-Up, the two-day event will be presented by Cessna.  One of the headline events at Wednesday's Hoedown Bash will be the Hard Rock Seminole concert by Stacy Mitchhart on the Management Resource Systems Stage.  Meanwhile, Thursday's golf tournament at Spruce Creek Country Club will be presented by Halifax Health. Additional partners supporting the Skinner Round-Up include American Auto, Bad Boy Buggies, Devine Family Foundation, E-Z-GO, Fanatics, Froggy's Saloon, Germain Racing, Molto Bella Boutique, National Wild Turkey Federation, Oral-B, Richard Childress Racing, Skip's Boots, Suntrust Bank, Toyota, Volusia Top Gun and Yuengling.

Since the inception of the Cessna Skinner Round-Up, the event has always benefitted non-profit organizations in Volusia County, keeping all funds raised within Daytona Beach and surrounding communities.  In 2015, the Cessna Skinner Round-Up will benefit the Council on Aging of Volusia County.  In partnership with the community, the Council on Aging promotes healthy, independent living through caring and compassionate services.  The Council on Aging of Volusia County serves thousands of clients every year through meals programs, non-medical health services and senior activities.

"After participating in countless charity golf events, Mike and I started the Skinner Round-Up nearly 10 years ago as a way to benefit our local community," Angie Skinner said.  "A friend of ours works with the Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare here in Daytona Beach, and needed help to feed the animals. We realized that if we started a charity event to focus on organizations based in and around Daytona Beach, that we would actually be able to make an impact on our local community.  All of the money that we've ever raised has stayed within Volusia County, which is really important to us.  This year, our event will benefit the Council on Aging of Volusia County, an organization that I became involved with after we moved back to Florida.  Taking care of the elderly isn't glamorous, it's a job that's often overlooked, which is just one of the reasons why we wanted to partner with them for the 2015 Cessna Skinner Round-Up."

The Cessna Skinner Round-Up will take place rain or shine.  Tickets for the Skinner Round-Up Hoedown Bash will be sold at the gate beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 28.  Attendees should enter through the Williamson Boulevard entrance of Daytona International Speedway.  Tickets for adults are just $10, while children ages 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.  Golfers are still able to register for the Skinner Round-Up Golf Tournament presented by Halifax Health.  The tournament costs $150 per player, and will take place at the Spruce Creek Country Club in Port Orange, Fla. on Thursday, October 29.

For additional information on the two-day Cessna Skinner Round-Up charity event, please visit MikeSkinner.com/RoundUpForCharity, or follow @SkinnerRoundUp on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


About Cessna Skinner Round-Up:

The Cessna Skinner Round-Up is back in Daytona Beach!  Returning to Volusia County after a three-year hiatus, Mike and Angie Skinner started the two-day charity event in 2005 as a way to give back to their local community.  Benefitting the Council on Aging of Volusia County with two days of events, this year's Cessna Skinner Round-Up will take place October 28-29, 2015.  It will be a party in the infield on Wednesday, October 28 with the Hoedown Bash at Daytona International Speedway!
The event will feature the Hard Rock Seminole Concert by Nashville Blues Doctor Stacy Mitchhart, games for all ages, the largest silent auction in Volusia County, and an all-you-can-eat Taste of Daytona event. Tickets for the Hoedown Bash are just $10 for adults, with children ages 12 and under admitted free.  The party moves to Spruce Creek Country Club on Thursday, October 29 for the Skinner Round-Up Golf Tournament presented by Halifax Health. Players will take on the 18-hole par 72 course, which was named one of the 'Top 5 Best Golf Courses in the Daytona Beach area' by Golf Digest. Players are still able to register for the event, with an individual player fee costing just $150.

About Council on Aging of Volusia County:

Councils on Aging were established under the Older Americans Act by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services in 1965.  For almost 50 years, COA has been the authority on Aging Services in Volusia County, and is one of the largest service agencies in northeast Florida. We serve thousands of clients every year, through our meals programs, non-medical health services and senior activities.  COA is a licensed 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. In addition to some Federal and State Funding, COA offers Fee for Service options and raises funds through events and donations to better help serve clients who do not have the means to pay for care.


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Monday, October 19, 2015

Join Florida Hospital October 28th to Knock Out Breast Cancer




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Sunday, October 18, 2015

The ChickenLivers Needs Your Help!

My sister in law has a fun project that I hope you will support! She has worked tremendously hard at this new endeavor and it has a great meaning in time for Christmas. I hope you will take some time, watch her adorable video and donate what you can! 

Help The Chickenlivers get started! Their goal is to guide children's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas through unique story books, matching coloring books and plush toys. 

Click here to help fund The Chickenlivers! 





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Friday, October 16, 2015

Support Straight Up SolGier Foundation




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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Back to the Shake Life with Nutri Ninja® Auto-IQ™ with Smooth Boost™


Hi I am Darlynn and I am addicted to Ninja projects. I am SO in love with my latest toy! We have been really trying to be on the right path to get healthy and not comfort eat! It isn't easy but one of the worst things I do to myself is skip breakfast and just rely on my delicious coffee (even if it is  from my Ninja coffee maker!) But really it is all about balance and I have been incorporating shakes from Herbalife and juices made fresh to my daily routine.

I am not gonna lie to you I had a DREADFUL experience with a kale smoothie a while ago, I was terrified to ever again to try this at home, but I was curious to see if my new Nutri Ninja® Auto-IQ™ with Smooth Boost™  has the power to make that memory go away. I am happy to tell you that this was the best green experience I have ever had. Thanks to the Smooth Boost™ Technology, my Ninja allows me to truly customize your drink-making experience whether you’re using Nutrient Extraction* or High Performance Blending.

I can choose whether I want deliciously drinkable nutrient juices or whip up an ultra-creamy frozen smoothie all at the touch of a button. With Nutri Ninja® Auto-IQ™ with Smooth Boost™ you can see, feel, and taste the difference.

The coolest thing, like with some of my Ninja devices is the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System is that it is multiple devices in one. It's a food processor, chopper, grinder, blender and more. The precision processing offers even chopping, smooth purees, and perfect dough consistencies. It has been getting a LOT of use in my house!

Another cool feature is that the system includes a double-walled stainless steel blender cup that keeps my shake cold for up to 4 hours.

Parts Included:
1100-Watt Motor Base
24 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cup
24 oz. Double-walled
Stainless Steel Cup
48 oz. Capacity Jar
(2) Sip & Seal® Lids


Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction:
Nutri Ninja® Cups can blend whole fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds & stems into nutrient-rich beverages in seconds! Traditional juicers provide little juice and remove the pulp which contains the healthy fiber, whereas the Nutri Ninja™ Cups provides complete juicing with the benefits of entire fruits and vegetables, not just the juice. These juices are bursting with health-boosting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace elements and plant nutrients!

Smooth Boost Technology:
Smooth Boost™ Technology is next level Auto-iQ&trade Technology - you can step up your smoothness with high performance blending and nutrient extraction for even smoother texture and consistency.


Auto IQ Technology:
Auto-iQ™ Technology is One-Touch Intelligence - Programs designed specifically for each jar attachment. These intelligent programs combine unique, timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns that do the work for you! Great results every time with no guesswork required!


Retail value of the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System is $119 and available nationwide. I received this product for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Hambingo with The High Heel Coalition


When I am not wrangling hens at the Junior League, running my business , driving my husband crazy and binge watching Scandal-I started a new foundation! The High Heel Coalition is my new baby and I have been holding fun events to raise money like this one and this one for non-profits. This one is for the Junior League! White gloves, pearls and drag queens, should be a great night! I hope you can come!

What is “HamBingo Mary’s?”

HamBINGO Mary’s is a weekly charity event held in Hamburger Mary’s! Hosted by some of Daytona's most fabulous drag queens, this is not your typical “church basement bingo!” 

The show can get a little risqué, so enjoy the drink specials and leave the kids at home. It’s all about having fun while supporting local Volusia County charities. There’s a different local charity beneficiary every week!

Our Hambingo will benefit the Junior League of Daytona Beach! 

How Do You Play?
Guests are asked to make a $5donation to play all night (total of 10 games). You can get additional Bingo sheets by making an additional donation. The money collected for the Bingo cards goes directly to that night’s charity! 

Let's “eat, drink, and be… MARY! while supporting a great cause!



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Friday, October 9, 2015

Dean Davidson Trunk Show


Stop by and meet Dean, browse his gorgeous jewelry line while sipping champagne and enjoying dessert. He is creating a few one of a kind pieces just for Molto Bella customers! Free $190 necklace with qualifying purchase. (only 15 available)


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

19th Annual Adams, Cameron & Co. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Luncheon



Did you know I am an honorary Adams child? How I wish! Come support my favorite family at this great fundraiser!

Friday October 16 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building
42 N Beach St, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

$7.00 Suggested Donation Please bring a dish to share in a disposal container, want your company to be represented please bring a raffle prize!



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Monday, October 5, 2015

Influential and A Reader's Choice-Sounds like a Good Week for Me!


This month, my company Little Blog Dress was recognized for the fifth year in a row (every year we have been eligible) as the Reader's Choice for Best in Social Media and I (me!) was recognized as an Influential Women in Business from the Daytona Beach News Journal. It is an honor to be noticed among your peers and kind of gives your hard days of work a little head nod that it was worth it!





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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Fall! Happy Red Wine Season.

If we are being honest, I don't really need an excuse to drink red wine, but fall and winter just makes so much more sense to pull up in a cozy sweater and a large glass of red wine. Wait, I live in Florida where cold never happens...How about some a delicious Chard, really because Fall is also the time when Columbia Crest releases some great fall wines including some tasty whites! You see how I can talk you or myself into anything?

Columbia Crest recently released their second vintage Limited Release “Gold” Red Wine Blend. The Columbia Crest 2013 Limited Release Gold Red Wine (10,000 cases produced) combines artisan wine making with the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley to deliver a world-class wine of outstanding quality and value.  Each year Columbia Crest winemakers put aside a few barrels of wine that represent the “Gold” standard of the Columbia Valley.

Columbia Crest 2013 Limited Release Gold Red Wine (10,000 cases produced)
Tasting Notes: “Dark and rich with a silky palate and flavors of fresh raspberries and salted dark chocolate, this Cabernet Franc-based red wine is a great option to pair with grilled meats and vegetables.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

New Columbia Crest Grand Estate Releases:

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. This wine pairs well with beef tenderloin or hearty pasta.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2014 Grand Estates Pinot Gris Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “This light and lively Pinot Gris opens with vibrant lime-citrus and pineapple aromas. Following are vivid peach, pear and tropical fruit flavors joined by subtle nutty and spicy nuances, all balanced by crisp acidity.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Chardonnay Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “The Grand Estates Chardonnay opens with intense aromas of apples and melons, joined by signature characters of crème brulee, caramelized sugar and butterscotch. Ripe orchard fruit flavors are joined by creamy, buttery notes and balanced by lively acidity, creating a rich yet fresh wine.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “Fermented only in stainless steel, the Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay is a light-bodied wine that reveals a pure expression of the varietal. The wine opens with aromas of lemon seed, green mangoes and orange blossoms. On the palate, layers of citrus fruit flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay." Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Red Blend Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: “This complex red blend marries together a variety of characteristics and layers that complement each other, including lively flavors of red and black fruit punctuated with layers of spice and caramel on the finish.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Syrah Columbia Valley
“Elegant smoky tones lead to notes of currant, dried herbs and hints of pepper. The supple texture is complemented by flavors of cedar and dark fruits.” Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

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