Archive for September, 2012

Dressing to Impress with Liz Claiborne & JC Penny!

After finally graduating from college last Fall I was eager to work in the social service field and put into practice all that I’d learned during my time in school. My stars aligned and I was hired to work in the development office at a local nonprofit just a few months after school. Part of my position involves board relations and strategy, which I at first was super intimidated by. Talking with people about fundraising and donating is sooo awkward! I’ve worked through the awkwardness and love working with our boards and getting them excited about the work our organization does!

We’ll be gearing up with a strategy and kick off board meeting in late October, and I’ll have a more active role in engaging our boards, which has me both nervous and excited. It’s a great opportunity to strengthen my relationships with such influential donors and put my communications skills to good use! When I started in this position I was initially upset that I couldn’t wear jeans – but when I’m constantly interacting with donors and attending meetings, I have to ensure I’m dressed professionally. This strategy meeting will be a chance for me to meet new members and I’ll need to look sharp! We are the face of our organization and it’s important to dress to impress! Thanks to the folks over at JC Penny I’ll be able to purchase some new items from their new Liz Claiborne line that’ll have me looking ready to mingle. I’m pretty predictable in what I tend to wear, which usually includes all black everything. But, if you know me, you know I have a colorful personality and I’m looking forward to adding some punch to my outfits and excited to see what how the Liz Claiborne line can help me not only stay professional, but also youthful. Known for classic pieces and quality workwear, Liz makes looking good effortless, all at great prices every day!


good effortless, all at great prices every day.

So stay tuned, I’ll be posting again once I purchase my Liz Claiborne outfits and will need your help choosing the outfit I should wear to the board meeting!

jcpenney carries lovable fall styles. Go to jcpenney to shop for great brands like Liz Claiborne. With so many options, I need everyone’s help to find the perfect outfit!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of jcpenney. The opinions and text are all mine.


Trident: See What Unfolds!

For as long as I can remember – well mainly since becoming a Mom seven years ago, I’ve always been a quiet risk taker, someone who is super selective, thriving on schedule and routine. With a young child, and being a single mom this has been a great advantage and has made my life smoother and less complicated in many ways. But, I often see the downfalls in a life so predictable – I miss out on fun and being impulsive, I mean yes I’m a young mom but I am still 26, I still remember the rush of taking chances and just going with the flow.

I usually only chew gum when I’m going out for a night out (rare) or when I’m super nervous. I’ve spent so much time in the house the past year, that I swear I have no idea how to be social anymore! I’ve been slowly coming out of my shell and experiencing life in a less structured way, and much to my surprise I enjoy it! Me and the Green Apple Trident are a match made in heaven – green apple & pineapple are two of my favorite fruits, and packed into a piece of gum, nothing is more convenient! At a friend’s baby shower recently I was feeling all kinds of shy because I didn’t know anyone and she was off entertaining. I sulked for a bit, but then realized how silly I was being, popped some gum, and mustered up the confidence to go interact with other guests, thinking it would be like pulling teeth…but it wasn’t! I had a great time, I laughed, and I met a great new friend. All because I was willing to see what unfolds and try something new.

It took a lot for me to put myself out there, but I am glad I did. When was the last time you tried something new? I encourage you to watch this fun video is brought to you by great-tasting Trident Gum. Trident: See What Unfolds:

The new Trident Layers flavors include a line up of unique blends including Layers Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus, Layers Peach + Mango, and Layers Juicy Berry + Tangy Tangerine.

What will you do today to challenge yourself?

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and TRIDENT. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Edible Arrangements’ Summer Strawberry Clues 9.6

This is the FINAL week of the Edible Arrangements Summer Scavenger Hunt !! Below are the clues you’ll need to find the ‘Summer Strawberry’ this week!

Wednesday, September 5 from 4 P.M.- 6 P.M.
– The last appearance of ‘Summer Strawberry’s is in the capital of Massachusetts, the city made famous by a giant tea party and Paul Revere’s warning that, “The British are coming!” during the American Revolutionary War.

– The Edible Arrangements location is easily accessible by public transportation with nearby T stops such as:
Green Lineà Government Center
Red Lineà Downtown Crossing
Orange Lineà State Street
Blue Lineà State Street

– Brush up on your history along the way! Edible Arrangements is located down the street from the Old South Meeting House which is part of the esteemed Freedom Trail.

– Continuing with the history theme… ‘Summer Strawberry’ will be at the store located on a street that shares its name with America’s first president, the country’s capital and a state in the North West.