One of my favorite local non-profits, Tigerlily Foundation, is celebrating it's 10th Year Anniversary by hosting the EmPOWER Ball. Please join me in celebrating this amazing local organization's 10th Year Anniversary and help them to continue the important work of supporting women before, during and after breast cancer.
Tigerlily Foundation’s Empower Ball will be held on November 11th from 6:30-10:00pm at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, with live music and silent auction, delicious food, an awards presentation, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are available online.
This special event will be hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies, Dr. Katy Nelson (The Pet Show) and Master of Ceremonies, Ryan Rauner (The Rauner Group), to honor those making a difference in the world of breast cancer. Each of our honorees have made a significant and transformational impact with our organization. Our honorees include:
Julie Nguyen, BEAUTY AWARD – Founder, Lash Moi: For more than 5 years, Julie has provided young breast cancer survivors with free beauty services to help restore their confidence after breast cancer
Susan Taylor, STRENGTH AWARD – Former Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine: As Editor-in-Chief, Susan has had a huge impact in ensuring that women of color have more education, awareness and dialogue about breast health
Special Guest, TRANSFORMATION AWARD
Cathy Backus, COURAGE AWARD – President, Send Me on Vacation (SMOV): Through the SMOV program, Cathy’s organization sends young breast cancer survivors on vacations; and metastatic patients on staycations, offering them weekend long trips that transform, empower and uplift them after breast cancer
Mary Ann Wasil (In Memoriam), KM WARRIOR AWARD – Founder of The Get in Touch Foundation, Mary Ann created an organization to educate young girls on how to know their bodies and speak up for support. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and transition in 2016. Her contributions to young women and the metastatic community were tremendous.
Richelieu Dennis, INSPIRATION AWARD – CEO, Shea Moisture – Shea Moisture has been a committed partner to Tigerlily Foundation since its inception – through product donations, event and programmatic sponsorships. Richelieu was recently named one of Oprah’s Super Soul 100
Be Inspired! Visit their media page to see Tigerlily Foundation in action and learn about the impact they are making on young women nationwide.
Tigerlily Foundation is one of the only nation-wide organizations providing full-lifecycle assistance to young women – before, during and after breast cancer – to include education, survivorship support, advocacy programs to support young women living with metastatic breast cancer and more. What differentiates us from other foundations are our critical focus areas: 1) specifically on young women – from ages 15 – 45; 2) on improving quality of life; and 3) on lifestyle and prevention, empowering young women to be their own best advocates.
To learn more about the Empower Ball, buy tickets, sponsor, advertise, purchase tickets to donate to breast cancer survivors, or to donate to our silent auction, visit the EmPOWER Ball website! Email email@example.com for more information.
As Election Day nears, it’s time for a Presidential family field trip to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC. The wax attraction will host a Kid’s Election, where even young ones can learn about what it really means to cast a vote.
From Monday, October 31st to National Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, children will have the chance to learn about the election process through this interactive and educational week.
During this time, Madame Tussauds DC will also offer $5 off walk-up and online admission when you mention the phrase, “5 for 45” or use the code 5for45.
Hosted in the President’s Gallery, youngsters will receive a ballot and enter a voting booth where they will cast their decision and join the conversation in the most talked about Presidential race yet. Votes will be tallied and the president elect will be announced, showing Washington’s youth that every vote counts—even the small ones. Each participant will even receive their very own “I Voted” sticker, along with prizes and the opportunity to participate in a presidential scavenger hunt.
Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart is now at Eagle Bank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) through October 23rd. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the arena box office. Tickets prices start at $20.
*I am a Feld Family Ambassador and was provided complimentary tickets to see the show.
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Can you believe it's already the middle of October? Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us (only 9 weeks left until Christmas!). If you're expecting company for the holidays or need a deep cleaning before you set out your decorations, we're giving away a $300 Eco-Friendly House Cleaning from Maids in Brown! Enter below via Rafflecopter to win!
Maids in Brown is a local woman-owned company. Booking is easy -- you can schedule your appointments and pay online through their web site. Don't forget to use promo code: NOVA30 for $30 off your cleaning!
Their cleaning experts use only natural cleaning products. They offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee: If you’re not happy, they will come back to make it right. They communicate honestly and openly-no upsells or hidden pricing for their eco-friendly products - they provide green cleaning at no extra charge.
For more information or to to schedule your appointment, please visit www.maidsinbrown.com.
*giveaway valid for home address within 20 miles of Arlington, VA.
sponsored content provided by Maids in Brown.
Trick-or-Treaters to Haunt Fair Oaks Mall during 29th Annual Mall-O-Ween with
over 20,000 expected to attend one of the largest indoor Halloween events!
Mark your calendars for this FREE family-friendly event! Fair Oaks Mall is celebrating its 29th annual Mall-O-Ween, one of the largest indoor Halloween events of its kind in the Washington D.C. area on Monday, October 31st from 5:30-7:30pm. As part of the festivities, kids can visit Spooktacular experiments in the Grand Court sponsored by Children's Science Center. Enjoy photo opportunities throughout the center with Stiltwalker Costumed Halloween characters – plus, candy and activity stations with face painters and balloon artists!
Guests can stop by the Customer Service desk for additional sweet treats and special discounts toward this year’s Santa’s Flight Academy. The public is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event and costumes are encouraged.
For more information about this event and upcoming holiday happenings, visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com/events.
You've probably seen it on the roads and probably didn't know that that new minivan you envied is the All-New Chrysler Pacifica -- the Ultimate Tool for the Modern Family. The Pacifica provides unparalleled versatility, innovative entertainment & technology features, and unsurpassed safety features.
Brennan and I had a chance to check out the brand new not-so-mommy minivan. What are his top features?
1. Being a connected kid -- he loves the two 10” touchscreens that provide integrated kids game Apps, an ‘Are We There Yet’ trip tracker, wireless streaming, HDMI, Bluetooth, USB and Blu-Ray connectivity.
2. Panoramic sunroof! He loves basking in the sunshine too, not just for the driver anymore!
Me? My favorite features are a little different...
1. MPG. It’s the world’s first and only Hybrid Minivan with 80 MPG! I'm completely blown away by that since I currently get 18mpg. I could visit the spa with all the money I'd save at the gas pump!
2. Stow n’ Vac - an integrated vacuum reaches every corner of the van!
3. When my hands are full of grocery bags, there is nothing better than the hands free sliding doors and handsfree ‘Just Swipe Your Foot’ lift gate!
Field Trips are the new Test Drive. Going to the dealership is not the highlight of everyone’s day. And when it comes to test drives, who really has the time for that anyway? The Pacifikids know something that everyone likes, and that’s going on a field trip. But, in order to go on a #Pacifikids #fieldtrip, you need a permission slip! Anyone can fill out theirs online, where submitting it is easy as 1-2-3.
The PacifiKids are also bringing ‘test drives’, known as Field Trips, to five cities across America, awarding families with a test drive experience and surprising families with a content-worthy adventure. You can enter to win here!
The Pacifikids will read every submission and choose their favourite ideas and 3 lucky families will win their field trip experience with the All-New Chrysler Pacifica!
What's up for grabs?
• Win a Field Trip Experience - Starting October 10 through October 26, you can visit ThePacifikids.com site and apply to win a field trip with the Pacifica.
• Win a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – from November 12-18, vote for your favorite Pacifikids field trip
and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free Pacifica!
This blog post was sponsored by FCA US, LLC but the opinions
are completely my own based on my experience.
Last weekend, we packed out overnight bags and cruised down 95 to check out Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. When I arrived, I immediately asked myself why I'd never been there before. I've seen the commercials and heard the buzz, but we always pass right by when we're heading to Virginia Beach.
To give you a bit more background, Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts with 13 locations across the U.S. and Canada. With no shortage of innovative rides and attractions, each Great Wolf Lodge boasts a massive 84-degree indoor waterpark with areas specifically designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and even adults. When visitors aren’t splashing around in the waterpark, they can dry off and experience an array of amenities such as the dessert-themed Scooops Kid Spa; interactive live-action role playing game Magi quest specialty restaurants, arcades, and more.
With so much to do at the resort, we could barely do everything we wanted to in just 2 days. Over the weekend that we were there, it was the launch if Howl-o-ween! There were special events over the weekend including the Trick or Treat Trail through the main lobby and resort, Spooktacular Storytime, Costume Parade, and a Monster Bash Dance Party.
I would definitely go back -- and I'm sure B would like to stay for more than a weekend the next time we visit! For more information about Halloween and holiday events, you can visit www.greatwolf.com.
I was invited for a media weekend as a guest of Great Wolf Lodge.
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
We're Giving Away a Family 4-pack of Tickets to Opening Night!
enter below via rafflecopter to win!
Date and Time of Performances:
Wednesday, October 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20th @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21st @ 10:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22nd @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the arena box office. Tickets prices start at $20.
We launched Housewives in the City in Atlanta last week -- and I took a super quick less-than-24-hour trip down to help with the launch party. It was at an amazing rooftop location called Skyline Park and we had a blast networking and meeting new women with the gorgeous Atlanta skyline behind us. Kristen from Housewives in the City - Charlotte traveled down with me to celebrate in the fun!
Of course, no trip is complete without a spontaneous bit of fun... so when I found out Beyonce was in town for the night -- we bought tickets on the drive over to the Georgia dome and sang our hearts out for the night. You can check out the live stream of the concert on my Facebook page!
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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