Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

“Finding” Successes and Busts, Some Deals and Links I Like

June 19, 2012 at 7:27 am

My husband recently commented that my blog has made me into an “uber consumer”. (Read: “Honey, aren’t you buying too many things? We seem to have so many little boxes showing up every day. Are you spending all of our money?”) I guess I should not reply “No dear, I have always purchased a ton of things on sale, you just never noticed before.” As…

Friday Finds – Advice from Dads, Vegas, Baby? (and other deals & links I like)

June 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

1. So there is a lot of Father’s Day buzz out there and I liked the twitter posts from Self magazine on “Best Stay Healthy Lessons from Your Dad”. My dad passed away a few years ago, but there are many dad-isms and dad behaviors of his that I treat as lessons. Some favorites: “Almost doesn’t count except in horseshoes and hand grenades”; always buy…

15 Minutes of Fame and Some Other Fun Stuff

June 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

I only briefly mentioned my “15 minutes of fame” as a “real runner” spokesperson for the Fleet Feet Chicago Women’s Half Marathon (& 5k). There are only 2 more weeks until race day, so I have to milk it (as I think my “modeling” days are likely done.) I am excited to do an all women’s half marathon as I missed the NY Mini 10k…

Friday Finds – Get ‘Appy!

May 18, 2012 at 7:51 am

I realized that I have been blogging for 6 weeks and I have not yet mentioned my beloved iPhone. I love him. (her?) Regardless, I was a doubter, but “it” changed my life for the better. That said, I found 2 cool posts of awesome free or cheap apps to check out this week. 1. Daily Candy has “21 Apps to Keep You in Sync”:…

Through Her Eyes Project and Some Deals!

May 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

My friend Sarah sent me some info. for a documentary opening in Chicago on June 1 that looks awesome: The Through Her Eyes Project: Opening reception on June 1st from 6 – 9pm. The exhibit will take place at the Chicago Art Department located at 1932 South Halsted #100 Chicago, IL 60608. General viewing will be held on June 2nd & 3rd from 12 –…