I’m very active on social media and include my daughter ever so often but I do my best not overshare when it comes to certain stuff. I am gonna ask you about potty training though. At 22 months I know she knows what a potty is for and she’s actually gone a couple times. For the most part she tells me she has to go by signaling with a pat on her bum or waistline. By the time I get her there it’s always too late. I found this Potty Training Doll that eats and pees. I figured the more she saw how it works the more she’d be inspired. The only problem is… she’s now obsessed with feeding the doll ALL DAY and it’s becoming a big wet mess all over the place and now I wanna put a real diaper on this doll! Tips appreciated.
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Dr. Alex Naini stopped by News4 to talk about the importance of brushing, flossing and avoiding cavity causing culprits! Dr. Alex says if you can’t brush after a meal.. chew gum. She also suggest parents buy water with fluoride for the kids. It’s often hidden at the store.. but she says it’s there. Check out more great tips to keep the mouths happy in our interview below. You can follow Dr. Alex on twitter too.
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Tech insider Evan Burfield, Synteractive.com Founder joined me in studio to share tips on getting your startup business off the ground. Evan talked about ways to build a high growth company and offered some great resources available to people right here.
DC has a big startup community and networking opportunities like the upcoming Entreprelooza 2012 will be a big deal. The event will include the east coast premiere of startup documentary CTRL, ALT .. .Compete and a date auction where DC’s biggest tech geeks will be up for grabs. The event benefits NFTE.
March 6, 2012
18th & L Street, NW DC
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For the cooking challenged like me… this is holiday gold! The Ritz-Carlton is offering Gingerbread Houses-to-Go. Head pastry chef Daniel Mangione along with my star decorators 9 year olds Claire and Audrey joined me in studio to show how EASY this really is. For $65 you get a plain gourmet gingerbread house… three tubes of delicious icing and sugar galore!Get your kit to go at the Ritz-Carlton 1150 22nd Street, N.W. Or email Audrey at email@example.com
Can’t leave without mentioning the chocolate buffet going on every Saturday through December at the Ritz:
Saturdays, December 10, 17, 24, 2011 8-11PM
Enjoy a buffet of sumptuous chocolate and candy desserts, including a Candy Cane Bar and Champagne cocktails from the Champagne Sommelier in the Lobby Café & Bar.
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Here’s round #3 of my great closet clean-out. Today it was about tackling the blazers. Here’s my latest stack that includes a black leather jacket. I’ve decided to send this stack to Dress for Success DC…. since they give interview appropriate clothes to women in need applying for jobs.
I found this article helpful in finding ways to part with my stuff. Below are some questions you can ask yourself if you feel inspired to purge your clothes in time for Fall!
1. If you haven’t worn something in a year then out it goes regardless of condition, price or size. Why a year? Because you cover every season in that period of time. If you haven’t worn it during the year, you probably never will.
2. If you have a piece of clothing that you wear but are annoyed with it every time you do, seriously stop it.
3. If it’s waiting to be mended and it’s been waiting for a long time then enough is enough already.
4. If you hate to iron and your ironing pile sits there totally neglected while you wear all your favorite clothing over and over again, why do you still have an ironing pile?
5. I’m not opposed to keeping your “skinny” clothes (and I know we all do it) but for goodness sakes you don’t need to keep all of it. Styles change, your tastes change, your body shape changes so chances are good that when you get back to that size you’re going to want new stuff anyway.
6. If you absolutely love a shirt but never wear it because you have nothing to wear it with, well guess what, a mate isn’t going to magically appear in the night. Follow the one year rule.
7. Sentimental clothes that you aren’t wearing shouldn’t reside in your closet. Either take a picture of it and preserve the memory or limit yourself to one tote of “clothes to show my kids so they can laugh their heads off at me someday”.
8. Don’t hang onto something that is “just alright” because you don’t have something better yet to replace it. Let it go now unless it means you go naked, that wouldn’t be right.
9. You don’t have to do it all at once. Like I did try it in stages and be motivated by your success. One day you could do shirts, the next day shorts, etc..
10. Try everything on. This one I can’t stress enough. Do not hold something up and say oh this is so beautiful I’m going to keep it. That’s too easy and what you might not remember is that, although it’s beautiful, the buttons gape at the front showing off your woman parts. Nope we don’t want that now do we. Get rid of it.
11. You only have the space that you do. Jamming your clothes into the closet and fighting with them every single day to find what you need won’t make your closet grow in the night. It will only make you grumpy…every single day. It’s not worth it.
AOL co-founder and billionaire Steve Case dropped by Tech Cocktail Startup Mixology Conference as guest speaker. Case motivated the crowd and gave a pep talk to DC’s startup and early stage companies, sharing insight and personal experience on reaching success with a new business.
Case spoke, ‘I’m motivated by helping entrepreneurs build their dreams and create a company help change the world.’
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DC Stylist and owner of Tara Styles DC Tara Luizzi dropped by J.Crew in Georgetown to talk about the latest Spring trends and tips on how to wear them. Women from the Young Professional’s Forum appreciated Tara’s expert advice on dressing for body types and even which staple pieces are worth the investment. This season makes a statement with vibrant neons, romantic florals and bold stripes. I like! At the forum, Tara’s shared tips like:
*Wearing a beautiful floral blouse under a suit
*Pairing a striped top with a pair of white pants for the weekend
*Accessorizing with a bright color bag or shoe
*Investing in a bold dress
Ah! keeping the TLC reality show about the Georgetown Cupcake girls a secret was so tough when one of your BFF’s is the creator and executive producer of it. But with the show in the bag and launching this summer I’ve got no problem spilling the beans now on where you can track down the man behind the batter series yourself.
On June 15th, you have the chance to pick the creative brain of Terence Noonan who is also a 4-Time Emmy Award winning TV producer (up for a 5th) and the Supervising Producer of The Dr. Oz Show.
Terence is going to be a guest speaker for the National Association for Catering Executives on the topic of building a brand and establishing your expertise. If you’re a caterer or event professional trying to achieve that ‘expert’ status in the Washington area this is a must attend event.
Terence lays out a clear step-by-step strategy to get your personality, special knowledge, idea, product, or company out in the public eye and even on TV. Noonan will teach you how to create a PLATFORM for yourself and your MESSAGE to bolster your EXPERTISE and uniqueness as well as build your BRAND into one that everyone trusts and wants to use. Noonan’s program describes how little things you do to get your brand into the media world can give you a big break in your business, BUILD CLIENTELE, and put your brand at the top of your industry.
- Discover how branding is used to build consumer recognition and move your brand to the top of the catering world list with potential clients
- Find out how to expand your brand to gain more positive publicity and clients
- Learn the steps to pitching your brand to a producer and getting on TV
- How to become an expert guest on network TV and build your brand into one everyone recognizes and wants to hire within the catering industry
EVENT INFO: Building a Brand 7 Establishing Your Expertise
June 15th from 5:30- 8:30PM
The House of Sweden at 2900 K Street, NW DC
$40 Members, $50 Guests, $10 late fee after June 14th
Work It Girl Networking Luncheon: In, local buzz we’re lunchin’ with businesswomen of Northern Virginia. Work It Girl Networking hosted a fun eat and meet luncheon at the Reston Town Center Hyatt. Every month, women business owners get together to learn how to expand their outreach and empower their brand. Work It Girl founder, Teresa Young says she came up with the idea when she realized there weren’t many networking groups just for Northern Virginia. In addition to the chance to shop different vendors at the event, guests can win great raffle prizes like a trip to New York City. See tips to get your story on air below. Pictures by Rich Kessler Designs
Luncheon Topic: Tips on giving your story flair to make it on-air
- Get good at writing short (2-3 paragraph) news releases and remember to tailor each release for the specific media outlet you’re pitching it to. Keep it simple, reporters have minimal time to skim your pitch. If you can reference the reporter’s previous work on the topic.
- Ask yourself how this story will HELP the public, in this case the reader of viewer in your community.
- Follow the news: Editors, reporters want a story that is relevant. For instance, a story on the hottest organic cosmetics may work around Earth Day.
- Zone in on media franchises within stations and newspapers. Does your business tailor more toward a green reporter, health reporter, style etc. Research the big bloggers that take on these issues and reach out.
- Network the old fashion way. Check out local events, drive into DC if you have to. A reporter or media outlet is more likely to give you a second look if you can preface your pitch with “We met at…”
- Build a media call list: Fair.org has a list of emails/contacts for network affiliates but it’s up to you to do the research to get the main contacts for the papers and TV stations you’re interested in. You can always call the outlet and ask for the contact info for the person to pitch a story to. They’ll give it to you.
- Invest time in social media. Make sure your website is YOU. It is the first thing everyone will look at and like an mailed invitation will judge how great this party will be based off first impression. On your webpage make sure once your brand is in the media– you keep a resume page of your appearances, features and articles. This gives you credentials.
- Use Facebook and Twitter to post exclusives and specials for your followers and fans. They’ll follow you and tell others too if they know they can get something the average person can’t.
- Look for TV stations and papers that ask for citizen or i-reporters. It’s a new trend where everyday folks submit pictures, videos and news. Angie Goff’s Angie’s Army is all about that. Her daily morning show segment is social media driven made up of reports she gets from viewers and readers.