Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Chicago Bears & P&G Host #PGBestDefense Day at Halas Hall!

To raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, the Chicago Bears have teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and P&G today. P&G is hosting the Best Defense Day of Action at Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears' headquarters and inviting media, bloggers and men and women. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pass on the #PurplePurse and Empower Women Facing Domestic Violence #Sponsored

*This post is sponsored by Latina Bloggers and Allstate. Information regarding domestic violence was provided by Allstate, the rest is my own opinion. *

Earlier last month I was flipping through my latest issue of Latina and came across a domestic violence campaign, the Purple Purse Campaign, that actress, Rosario Dawson, was speaking out about. That piece served its purpose because it got the people I was around talking. Within a few minutes we had shared stories about family, friends and acquaintances across all backgrounds, races, socioeconomic situations and ages that had something happen in their lives only to find themselves financially stranded and unable to provide for themselves, and sometimes their children. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Iron Rich Pineapple Beet Smoothies #Recipe #DairyFree

I've had a hard time keeping my iron levels where they need to be, so in addition to taking iron pills I've started using things rich in iron-- like beets-- in recipes. Flipping through a magazine I noticed a recipe for a Pineapple-Beet smoothie that is supposed to help with high blood pressure and I remembered that beets are also great for iron. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Add Impressionism, #Fashion, and Modernity at @artinstitutechi to Your #BackToSchool List! #Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is always putting together exhibitions that I love, and Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity is the latest. Chicago is actually the last stop that this exhibition is making on its international tour (here till Sept. 29th), where the relationship between fashion and art from the mid 1860s to the mid 1880s is explored.  There is actually a lot of potential for learning and it makes a great back to school activity for the kids.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Visit to the Biltmore Estate & Books for the Journey #Travel

If you've seen one house museum, you've seen them all, right? Not true when it comes to the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in the US, seat of the Vanderbilt family and the biggest tourist attraction in Asheville, NC. Earlier this summer I had the chance to visit the estate with friends and family for the day, and was overwhelmed by the house, the gardens, the view and just about everything else on the estate.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

PBS's Secret Summer-- Secrets of Chatsworth

If you love watching Downton Abbey, are into touring houses or are in love with the royals you have no doubt been watching the PBS Secrets series. If you missed the last two, this Sunday is the final Secret episode, showcasing Chatsworth. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Things I'm Loving This Month-- Asparagus, Luvocracy & Books

Spring always has a way of putting me in a much better mood-- not a fan of winter. It also has a way of making me fall in love with everything, and there is so much to fall in love with. 

A couple of things I'm loving this month....

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Celebrating the Return of Downton Abbey #downtonabbey

Season Three of Downton Abbey is all anyone around here has been talking about. Both Missy and I have several British friends that already saw the season, and blabbed certain details on FB, so we have some ideas about what is coming, but there is nothing like seeing the episodes for yourself the first time. And I totally blocked those FB friends till March, and they know why.

If you're going to be watching tonight, don't forget to tune in early to see, Secrets of Highclere Castle. The castle is on my bucket list of places to see, hopefully get there later this year.

So ready for the two hour episode because I made it through the Downton Abbey inspired book list I put together months ago. You can check that out, here.   

Because I just got back from my holiday vacation we don't have a big night planned like last year, but everyone is here to catch it. Who else is watching the season premiere tonight?