Erica Finds’ New Look, TalkTo, Haunted Chicago & Some Fun Deals!

October 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

Erica Finds got a makeover! How do you like it?? Many thanks to Sarah at Archetype Graphic Design and Jamie for all of their awesome work! (There are still a few changes in the works – but you get the gist!) Here is another cool find from Pure Wow! Reservation and customer-service lines can be a pain. Shouldn’t you be able to text your request…

Vanity versus Joy – A Running Photo Victory

September 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

OK, I will admit it, I am vain and I often scrutinize photos before I put them online or share them (or just decide to keep them to myself). Last week, I made a bit of a breakthrough. I ran the Brewers Half Marathon with my friends on September 22nd. We started the day with a crazy rain storm and lightning that delayed the start…

Friday Finds – Truth in (Political) Advertising, Feel Good Links, Freebies & Great Deals!

September 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

Keeping the truth straight during an election cycle is very tricky. Luckily, PureWow found three free new apps that give the facts and skip the spin. – Super PAC App helps you determine who is paying for presidential campaign ads–and why–just by holding your iPhone up to the TV. Using the same sound-recognition technology as Shazam, the Super PAC App will instantly tell you who’s…

Check Out “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy”

September 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

OK… I came across something that I am a wee bit obsessed with at the moment! I read a post on a health and wellness blog that I like by Pilar Gerasimo. She is the editor of Experience Life magazine and the author of “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World,” a work that provided the philosophical…

Betting or the Quantified Self? Pictures Worth 1,000 Words & Some Fun Deals

September 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

I read about two interesting (and somewhat opposing) ideas this week for accountability for managing weight or meeting fitness goals: social dieting/exercise with a financial incentive or “self-tracking and the Quantified Self Movement.” 1. Apps like DietBet and Gym-Pact enable you to enter weight loss contests with your friends (or strangers) or create financial incentives for meeting fitness goals (and getting payouts from people who…

Hey Marathoning Gals – Want to Enter to Win a Running Divas T?

September 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

I am so excited! I received my first set of products to give away from Running Divas. Who is Running Divas? Running Divas is a clothing line that inspires women to live fun, active, outdoor lifestyles. It is a hip line of casual wear for “mile minded” women that’s cute and playful, with slogans and styles that celebrate running. Originators Aeron Alrlin and Marc Genet…

Friday Finds: Crowdfunding, Spa Week(!!) & more!

September 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

I first learned about “crowdfunding” when my friend Steve T from high school was looking for support for his movie project, Riot on the Dance Floor on Kickstarter. I thought it was really cool to be able to be a small investor to support a friend’s dream project. I learned about the competitor site, Indie Go Go, when Michelle was looking to fund her What-If…