Sep 13

Needs Some Fun Plans for Saturday Night??

Don’t fret, folks.  I’ve got you covered!  (I’m always lookin’ out for you!)  :)

My sweet friend, Erin, is throwing an event this weekend to benefit The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and it’s at The Sound Table’s 2nd space from 7:00 – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.  Info below:

Erin created this event based off of her involvement with the Walk last year and in honor of her mother, who is currently battling Alzheimer’s, and all who are affected by this terrible disease.  ALL of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Now THAT is a lot of Saturday night awesomeness in my book (silent art auction + music from local artists) for only a teeny weeny $5 cover at the door!  And, in my humble opinion, it never hurts to combine your weekend boozing with some serious do-gooding!

Good luck, Erin, I hope it’s an amazing evening!  :)

xx, L

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Oct 20

The 3-Day is HERE!

The big weekend has finally arrived!  (Well, technically, as of tomorrow it will have arrived!)  My amazing walking buddy, Gorms, and I have been fundraising + training over the past few months to walk 60 miles over three days this weekend as part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Atlanta!

The purpose of this incredible walk is to raise money for breast cancer research and community programs.  Without a cure, one person will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States.  Together we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. 

The 3-Day commences tomorrow in the wee hours of the morning at Stone Mountain and ends on Sunday in the early evening at Turner Field.

Friends, family + general spectators are encouraged to come out to cheer on the 3-Day walkers!  Closing Ceremonies, in particular, on Sunday are easy to attend and very, very moving.  Spectator information can be found here: 3-Day Atlanta Spectator Info!

Look out for LK, G$, Randodi and Kevin at Closing Ceremonies!  And, best of luck to all the fantastic 3-Day walkers!!  We’ve got THIS!  :)

xx, L

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Sep 28

Where’s the Beef?

The subject of Burgers has been particularly popular around these parts lately (Witness HERE HERE and HERE) and despite my 90-day stint as a vegetarian earlier this summer (thanks a lot, Skinny Bitch.) I fancy myself somewhat of a burger buff. Which is why I am super excited to throw my support behind…

the one…the only…

BATTLE OF THE BURGERS!  

Here’s the Q+DD: THIS SAUTRDAY, October 1st, thousands of people, burger lovers one and all, will head down to John Howell Park to sample the fare of the beefy competitors and cast their vote for Best Burger.

Yep, the Grill Masters will be competing for both YOUR vote for “The People’s Choice” and a panel of Judges’ (Click HERE) for “Judges Choice” for best burger!

Click HERE to meet the participating restaurants!

As if a burger contest weren’t enough… there will also be a 5K race (which may or may not involve downing a burg mid-run!)

A select few will be running in this costume:

Sweet

Big time BONUS: 100% of  your beefy indulgence goes to support Embraced- a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that collects and shares gently-used medical equipment with individuals in need- both locally and globally.  For more information visit embracedatlanta.org

CALL TO ACTION: Battle of the Burgers is seeking Bartenders!

They are in desperate need of people who can put beer in a cup.  Show off your drink slinging ability from 7:30AM – 12:30PM during the 5K race.  Interested parties should contact Lauren O’Brien at:

Lauren O’Brien
Founder/Director
(404) 592-4569
www.embracedatlanta.org

May the BEST BEEF WIN!

xx, L

P.S. you could roll straight from Battle of the Burgers to FadOktoberfest that night!  Don’t forget $3 off with pomo code LKFest! 

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Aug 02

Maybe My Favorite News Story EVER…

I’m a pretty hardcore dog lover.  I don’t have one of my own yet, but I visit the Atlanta Humane Society on the regular + if you’ve ever been to Piedmont Park or the Chastain Park Walking Trail, the odds are that I’ve asked to pet your puppy.  Some people may think that my affinity for man’s best friend is a little much, but the truth is that I just like your canine more than you.

(Totally kidding!!  Obv.)  :)

Here’s me with some of my favorite furry friends:

And, I even had the great honor of meeting this famous pooch at the San Juan airport in Puerto Rico.  I spoke to him in Spanish. 

Anyway, I was recently watching the local news while on one of my morning 3-Day treadmill training walks, when I heard about an incredible dog in Maryland named “Dozer.” 

Dozer is a 3 year-old goldendoodle who ran away from his home (broke out of his invisible fence!) and ended up running most of the Maryland Half Marathon! 

Here he is at the finish line:

dozer crossing the finish line

Dozer got out of his yard and joined runners near his home at the five mile mark of the race.  Runners saw him throughout the end of the half marathon and posted videos of Dozer crossing the finish line on YouTube.  After he completed the race, he found his way home. 

Race officials later presented Dozer with a medal for running in the half marathon.  In response to all of Dozer’s attention, his family set up a fundraising page to benefit the University of Maryland’s Greenebaum Cancer Center.  So far, Dozer has raised more than $23,000!!

so proud

What an unbelievable story!  This dog is AMAZING…and is now a celebrity on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Fox News and all over local TV and radio stations!  Keep up the good work, Dozer!  You’re an incredible pup.

Check out Dozer’s Fundraising Page: Doggie Donations!
Like Dozer’s Facebook Fan Page: Dogster…What? I’m on Facebook!
See Dozer on YouTube: Canine Against Cancer!

Go, Dozer, go!  Good boy.

xx, L

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Jun 23

Decked Out in Pink for the 2011 Atlanta Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

I’ve reached my fundraising goal (thank you SO much to everyone who supported me) + now I am starting to focus on my training for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Atlanta over the weekend of October 21 – 23. 

More information about my 2011 3-Day journey here: I WALK FOR THE CURE.

Even though it’s only late June, I am starting to train now to make sure that I am capable of walking 60 miles over three days in October.  So, naturally I needed to stock up on my training gear.  New Balance is a sponsor for the 3-Day so it seemed like a great place to start.

And, was it!  I am super duper excited about my new pink + white walking gearCheck it out…

The tank + skirt are so adorable, but my favorite part of the outfit is my new pink kicks!

new balance pink ribbon WW860 shoes: lace up for the cure!

To promote breast cancer awareness, New Balance has incorporated the pink ribbon design into their WW860 walking shoes.  They have been named the official shoe of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  I’ve already started breaking them in and they are great – really lightweight but also very supportive, and perfect for anyone who supports the cause.  I look forward to logging some serious miles in them over the next four months.

Please honk if you see me walking on Peachtree!  (I’ll be decked out in pink New Balance gear!)

And so the training begins…  :)

xx, L

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