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The New Whole Foods in Rockville is Open and Makes Me Feel Like Cooking!

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a preview of the new Whole Foods in Rockville and see all the cool new things they have going on.

One particular area of interest to me is the new cooking area.

A large wooden counter top where they feature something new to try each week (or day I can't remember) with iPads to help you find the ingredients and cooking instructions to fit your family's needs.

Plus there are these grinders and fresh grains that you can purchase by the bulk and then grind to make your own specialty four (wheat, corn, etc).

Then there are these huge stainless steel vats of things like flavored honey, infused olive oil, and agave syrup. Grab a bottle and a cork and fill 'er up!

Definitely make a trip over there ASAP! They have a great calendar of events, unbelievable goodies in the bakery (ask for the tea-infused cakes) and facial imaging technology (in the Whole Body area) that can recommend the products they have that will best help you with your skin's needs.

 All that and free parking in a garage underneath - keeping my car cool in summer and warm in winter.



Disclosure: I received a goody bag of Whole Foods product during the preview though all opinions expressed here are my own and this post was not required, approved or even reviewed prior to being published.


Review: e.l.f. Makeup (Eyes Lips Face) made my eyes sparkle

One of my friends recently invited me to an e.l.f. #muah party at her house where I got to sample a ton of products from their three lines (e.l.f., Minerals & Studio).

Now, I'm not a big makeup person. I wear powder and mascara most days. But the times I do dress up, it will be nice to now know HOW to apply makeup correctly (thank you E.L.F.!) and to have GOOD makeup that works well on my skin.

What I learned in photos:

1. e.l.f. stands for eyes lips face and they have three different lines that work wonders on all our little imperfections


2. Applied correctly, three shadows are better than one. And at just $3 a piece, I can afford to buy the three shadows below that I used from the Mineral line of e.l.f.


3. Friends make sampling makeup so much more fun


4. e.l.f and speficially my new friends @askelf @eyeslipsface and @TedRubin are VERY easy to get in touch with, are very responsive when it comes to questions or suggestions, and are VERY generous.

After the party I was thinking of these Mother's Day gift baskets my neighborhood (you know, my wonderful neighborhood I love) puts together for the moms who have children at NIH. I asked if e.l.f. would be willing to donate some samples that we can include in the gift bags.

Their response? I got 2 large fishbowls filled with makeup withing days of asking!


So, e.l.f. is definitely getting Twofer Thumbs Up from me for being a company that cares about my skin, my budget, and other people.

Try e.l.f. today and let me know what you think!


Disclosure: sample products provided by eyeslipsface at no cost and this review is not related to, nor was a requirement for my participation in the #muah party. The company did not review this post prior to publishing...or, even after that I know of! Unless of course they leave a comment, which they are welcome to do. And now I'm getting all wordy in this disclosure but's my blog and just note I often write about things because I simply like them. Thankyouverymuch.


Sondra Roberts Handbag Fashion Show Wrap-Up and THANK YOU


In some ways I'm glad that's over. It was fun, it was exciting, and I have to admit it was a little stressful.

Models for the Sondra Roberts online handbag fashion show

Let's give a BIG Twofer Thumbs Up and round of applause to everyone who made the Sondra Roberts live, online handbag fashion show a success:

Sondra Roberts New York - sponsor extraordinaire and designer of beautiful and surprisingly affordable handbags

ResourcefulMommy - Twitter party guru and the calm, serene yin to my anxious, stressed out yang

ShortPumpPreppy  - my Buzz business partner, friend, and the person who was helping behind-the-scenes except when we first started the broadcast and she had to actually talk straight into the camera because I was still trying to coordinate models and bags

zpizza - the company that kept our models blood sugar intact, and my children from annoying me too much during the event, "Have another slice of pizza!"

Stickam - the streaming video group who tolerated our 'bending' of terms and have an amazing site with lots of really cool weekly shows including interviews with musicians, actors, and more.


Jessica works the final purse for the camera.

Behind the scenes...@ResourcefulMom Tweeting from the floor, Me (@Twincident) describing the bags and @JessicaAPISS showing the camera sitting on the mantel.

And of course, the models who were rock stars after driving in the DC traffic (for some that meant over 2 hours!), listening to my neurotic list of instructions, and working it on the runway so everyone could get a good view of the handbags.

In no particular order...

@mammamania who writes Hip As I Wanna Be

@JusticeFergie who writes for,, and is the founder of Blogalicious Conferences

@JessicaAPISS who writes A Parent in Silver Spring

@dipaolamomma who writes Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom

@Jodifur who writes

@IamKeonte who writes Mommy2K

@TechSavvyMama who writes Tech Savvy Mama

@Sisarina who runs Sisarina, Inc. a web marketing company

@Teachmama who writes

@marymac who writes Pajamas and Coffee

THANK YOU everyone who participated online too! Congrats to all the handbag winners and be sure to follow @SondraRoberts for updates on holiday giveaways, coupons codes and remember to take advantage of free shipping on now through the end of the year!

Yesterday, my dining room, tomorrow Fashion Week New York!