Posts Written ByJennifer Gerlock

  YOU GUYS. I’m so excited to be able to share news about a project that is near and dear to my heart! The Frederick Speaker Series is a project that I’m proud to have been a part of over past year. I originally got involved through sponsorship via my work and eventually jumped on board to help with the marketing efforts. In case you’re not familiar – the Frederick Speaker Series was developed in 2013 through a partnership between the Ausherman Family Foundation, the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Inc., and Frederick County Public Libraries. Since that time the likes of Dr. Michio Kaku,…

one minute rule

  I’ve been sitting on a secret rule that may just change your life. This rule, which I instituted a few weeks ago, has dramatically improved like, EVERYTHING. No seriously. I’m not being dramatic. It’s a tidbit I picked up from author Gretchen Rubin (I’m a superfan!) called the “one minute rule.” Essentially, the rule is that anything that can be done in a minute’s time, should be done now. (Yes, RIGHT NOW.) That means no postponing until later. Whether it’s putting your keys away, turning off the light, picking up your shoes, etc. Just do it. Otherwise, all of these little tasks…

Girl Crush: Mary Barry

  Our latest “Girl Crush” is something special. If you’ve met her, then you know exactly why we wanted her as our third feature. This week we’re crushing on Mary Barry, Vice President, Business Development Officer at Frederick County Bank (FCB). Mary is truly a gem! (Not to mention ridiculously adorable.) She is involved in everything (or so it seems) and has a vivacious personality that makes you want to be her BFF immediately. Her community work has helped and inspired so many people in the area, and she can ROCK a gala. Like, for realz. Give us the deets on your life and career… My life…

Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

  Each time I see a Cirque du Soleil show, I’m transported. Cirque shows are truly magical experiences that can’t help but leave the viewer feeling a little bit transformed. So, I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to be offered two free press tickets to the most recent Cirque show coming to Baltimore. (Excited is putting it mildly!) For those of you who’ve not yet experienced a Cirque du Soleil show, it can be a bit hard to define. Each performance tells a story through the combination of acrobatics, dance, music, lighting and elaborate costumes. Varekai, which is now playing at Royal Farms Arena, has been seen by nearly 10…

Simple hacks to help you turn your everyday family vacation into a DIY spa-inspired getaway.

  I’ve always been envious of ladies who have the opportunity to embark on a luxurious spa and wellness trip. These outings seem to be out of reach and reserved for only the extremely affluent or the childless. (I realize that may not be the case but the delusion helps me cope.) Just because I am not in the position to book myself a week at a resort in Montana, doesn’t mean I haven’t found ways to work a spa experience into my annual vacation. Au contraire! In fact, I am much more intentional in my focus on self care and wellness. (No matter…