Posts Written OnJune 2015

working moms guide to summer sanity

  For most of the world, the term “summer break” brings to mind pleasant thoughts filled with relaxation, happiness and fun. For the working mom, however, summer break can have a much different meaning. You. Need. A. Plan. If you’re considering “winging it,” don’t. That approach is nothing short of EXHAUSTING. Trust a veteran. The summer I winged it I failed so tragically that I ended up at a salon in September spending my hard earned dollars covering up my new grey hair. Not fun. Working parents should approach summer break like they would approach planning an African safari. Both are hot and sweaty, require tremendous…

  It’s the fourth week in our Pursuit of it All month long spoil-our-readers-into-submission spree, and for the final giveaway we’re going all out! We’ve literally got something for everyone in this lavish giveaway from The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School. (Even your pet!) Up for grabs is the following basket of goodness: Mitch One-Two Punch Kit for Him – Mitch 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner and Mitch Construction Paste John Paul Pet – Tooth & Gum Pet Wipes for Dogs and Cats Dermalogica Body Therapy Skin Kit – Conditioning Body Wash, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Body Hydrating Cream, Climate Control Lip Treatment, and Hydro-Active Mineral…

Real Women Share: 21 Beauty Products Women Love

  There was a time in my adult life when my beauty routine meant I’d wash my face if I worked out, and sunscreen. That. Is. All. Age, maturity, and a really annoying stint with adult acne made me change my foolish, dirty-faced ways. I still have a pretty basic regimen consisting of wash, moisturize, sunscreen, foundation, blush, mascara, and gloss; however, it is a regimen, and it works for me most of the time. But, like any wannabe fresh faced lady desperate to look 10 years younger than she is, I’m always on the hunt for good stuff. I reached…

  Welcome to our second installment of “Girl Crush,” our take on some of the most amazing women in and around the community. This week we’re crushing on Elizabeth Cromwell, the President and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. Elizabeth is something special. Her soft-spoken style of leadership is an inspiration to all who come in contact with her. A world traveller, free spirit and self-proclaimed book nerd, is it any wonder why Elizabeth’s our latest crush? Tell us a little about your life and career…  I come to Frederick by way of San Francisco, Washington, DC, New Orleans,…

Key Social Trends from Facebook's Carolyn Everson

  This time last year I had just wrapped up a trip to ADMERICA! 2014 as one of the conference bloggers. Once a year, the American Advertising Federation’s national conference brings together a slew of creative minds to learn, network, and celebrate the winners of the American Advertising Awards. Wednesday kicks off the ADMERICA! 2015 conference in Vegas. And, I’m blogging again! The speakers on tap this week pretty much blow my mind, just like last year, which included AOL’s David Shing (aka @Shingy) and Facebook’s Carolyn Everson (plus many others). And, speaking of Carolyn Everson… Last year as I was…