Month: June 2012
The Moms at The White House
We have rarely been speechless. But as we approached The White House for meetings we can’t yet talk about, we both had nothing to say. We just took it all in. We were full of emotions as we went through security, strolled inside the gates and walked throughout the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
We can’t disclose the purpose of our visit, but we what we can talk about at this point is our fashion for the White House.
What do you wear to a meeting at The White House? How do you look professional, yet keep your edgy, hip looks? We went to some of our favorites to find the perfect combination of both.
Melissa chose a sleek white dress from Laundry by Shelli Segal and Denise chose an edgier pink layered dress also from Laundry by Shelli Segal. We both rocked our favorite Stuart Weitzman heels and mixed in some Bauble Bar jewels for our fabulous day.
We hope to be back soon, rocking great looks and great things to come….
La-Z-Boy Brings Me Home
BY MELISSA GERSTEIN
St. Louis is my home away from home. I was born and raised there until I was 17 and then The Big Apple took over. I always visit twice a year and I so look forward to the downtime where I get to unwind and be with my family. Now, as The MOMS grows it seems St. Louis is just not home for me now. I am finding with our business, many cities have many connections to what we do.
Just last week, I headed back home and found that my usual downtime, became busier than ever for most of my St. Louis trips. Missouri, known as the show me state, showed me more business opportunities than I ever expected and has opened many doors that I look forward to exploring, one including La-Z-Boy.
I was recently re-introduced to The La-Z-Boy brand this year through a friend. I always knew of La-Z-Boy as the brand with the recliners. That image of a man on football Sundays and wings immediately comes to mind for me. However, that is no longer the case. The company and store has gone through a fantastic re-branding where you can get beautiful modern pieces and fabrics at an incredible price with your own personal shopper.
I was so thrilled when the company asked me to return to my hometown and host a store opening with fellow St. Louis bloggers and media. It was truly an incredible experience to be back at home and to be aligned with La-Z-Boy.
It was a perfect fit for me as I have always suffered from design confusion, to the point of being almost colorblind. Be it choosing a round rattan garden furniture or a dinner set, I cannot pick or choose anything without breaking into a sweat. This seems so silly for a woman like me who can make instant business decisions and who also has strong convictions when it comes to choices for my family. My friends are constantly on websites like El Dorado Furniture to find new interior design pieces, I wish I could be as decisive as them.
They have people on staff at La-Z-Boy who will hold your hand through everything you do. They are patient and informative and they also have great design stylists who have insight to where you are confident in your decisions and feel like you are getting the benefit of the services of an interior designer near me so that you know your new furniture is going to fit beautifully in your home. You never feel rushed or pressured and the prices are incredible.
So for all you out there who might be thinking about a new couch or chair from wear and tear of having kiddies, you should check out La-Z-Boy where you might be pleasantly surprised with new updated, modern looks to compliment all your other stunning furniture and decor (like how one friend of mine is looking for things to match their Personalised neon lights they got recently). It really takes the stress out of the whole situation, as furniture shopping can really drive you up the wall. And for those of you who still love the recliner for football Sundays of course they still have many to choose from too.
What are your summer survivals?
What are your summer survival secrets? Are there a few things you just won’t leave home without?
Now that the kids are out of school…. It’s our job to keep our kids safe and entertained — but how do you do it without losing your mind? Here are some of our summer survival kit tips for summer family planning that’s fun for both moms and kids and will make your life easier!
I love being able to spend more time with them but it can get a little overwhelming filling their schedule with safe and fun activities to keep the whole family happy.
Well, I always say you don’t have to go far to get away! It doesn’t have to be extravagant but my biggest tip is to be organized and plan in advance.
Taking day trips together as a family can be a great bonding experience and create happy memories. Try exploring your neighborhood or city and check out places you haven’t been before. You may even choose to go all out and use a campervan hire company for a vacation in New Zealand for example. No matter where you go, spending family time this summer could be a lot of fun!
But what three things should you have packed and ready to go?
I’m working with some great companies to help you survive and thrive this season. Remember to plan! First, don’t forget the kids. Second, don’t forget your survival kit!
The key to summer survival is safety! Don’t leave home without sunscreen, drinks to stay hydrated and hats if you plan to be outside for a length of time. But it’s also important to keep your personal belongings safe outdoors.
I won’t leave the house without my Masterlock SafeSpace to keep my wallet, cell phone, car keys, iPod and whatever else I need safe. It’s the perfect portable security solution to lock up all your valuables while you’re at the pool, taking a family bike ride or day vacation. It’s got this neat integrated cable that locks the safe down to any stationary object so you can run around with the kids instead of playing babysitter to your stuff. Available in gray, white or pink and under $20, this is the ultimate summer survival gear to keep everything safe!
It’s easy to forget survival basics but keeping your kids and yourself hydrated in the summer sun is essential. But while you’re at it, go ahead and sneak in a full serving of fruit and vegetables.
Capri Sun now has a delicious and nutritious way to keep them going strong both outdoors and in: Capri Sun Super V. My kids won’t eat veggies but they LOVE juice so this is a perfect way to give them what they want while getting in a
full serving of fruits and vegetables. With three great flavor choices, it’s every mom’s secret survival weapon.
However, just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean you should be having any less fun! Some of my friend’s children like to play video games, for example, if they have a day inside. The biggest and most popular game at the moment is supposedly League of Legends and I’ve heard plenty from my friends about their children who want to buy lol smurf accounts to play at a higher level.
Then there is all the gear they need. For example, recently we have been thinking about investing in a new VPN to speed up our game loading times. One of our friends has sent us over some vpn reviews so I am going to have to take a look to see if I can find a VPN that could work for us. There is nothing more frustrating than a lagging game after all, especially during an online multiplayer game!
Furthermore, apparently, next to a good gaming mouse, there is one type of equipment that is often overlooked: so-called gaming chairs. They offer a wide range of health benefits and usually greatly improve posture. This makes playing video games safer for children’s health, allowing them to comfortably play video games. Perhaps I should consider one as I can’t get enough of IMVU, the social network and gaming community for teens and adults. Here’s a look at my personalized Avatar
People from around the world come together in this fun and engaging online social environment to hang out, chat and play games with each other. I just created my own profile and now I’m one of the 80 million users already enjoying IMVU where creativity and self-expression, two of my favorite things, are highly encouraged! How cool does my Avatar look?!? Best of all, it’s totally free to join!