Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Highlands Ranch Casting Call

Since I'm an ambassador for LiveWell Colorado, they asked me to post the following message: 

Looking for everyday Coloradans ages 25-40 ish for a LiveWell Colorado television commercial that visually (and classily) portrays what unhealthy weight looks like, and that will encourage citizens to see where they stand and connect them with easy ways they can make healthy changes.

See our other LiveWell commercial (starring non-actors like you!) at http://www.sylviagregorycasting.com/.

Males and Females of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.  No acting experience necessary!
Height and weight requirements will apply.

Due to a high volume of responses, only those selected to move to phase two will be notified.
If you would like a chance to be represented in this educational marketing campaign, please email a full length photo of yourself to Assistant@sylviagregorycasting.com by 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Include your full name, phone number, email, city, date of birth, and current height and weight.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Happenings

This weekend is sure to be busy for everyone, since it's the last weekend before Christmas! 

Friday, December 16th is the Showtime at Southridge Holiday Concert.  From 7pm - 8pm the Highlands Ranch Swing Shift Band will be performing Holiday Classics at Southridge rec center.  Tickets are $7 per person.

If you haven't had a chance to take your children to see Santa, be sure to stop by the Metro District Office on Saturday, December 17th.  Located at 62 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch, Santa will be there from 9am - 1pm.  This is a free event!  Don't forget your camera :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town....

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun.  Thankfully there are many Holiday Happenings to enjoy with your family right here in Highlands Ranch.  Saturday, December 10th from 11am - 2pm is the Metro District's Holiday Celebration!  Usually this event is held at the Mansion, but because of the construction it will take place at Civic Green Park.  A lot of fun family activities will be offered including: local choirs performing, balloon animals, a stilt walking toy solider, crafts, and more.  Your child will also have the opportunity to meet Santa!  If it's too cold for you outside, warm up in the library with story time or a puppet show!  This is a free event, however the Knights of Columbus will be there accepting donations of coats, blankets, and sweaters for the Denver Rescue Mission.  Parking is only permitted in the RTD lot for this event, not the library.  For more information go to the Metro District website.

Breakfast with Santa

What could be better than Pancakes and Santa?  If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, bring your children to have breakfast with Santa!  Saturday, December 10th is the annual event at Eastridge from 9am - 10:30am.  Pricing is $9 for kids and $11 for adults in advance, and $11 for everyone the day of (if not sold out).  Your child can do crafts, write a letter to Santa, and then hand deliver it.  Santa will be giving away a small gift to all children attending.  Be sure to bring your camera for some memorable pictures.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Wonderlights

If you ever have wanted to visit Santa at the North Pole you are in luck!  During Winter Wonderlights, the Wildlife Experience will be transformed into the North Pole.  December 9th through December 23rd, from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, families can enjoy: live reindeer, Christmas lights, and a snowy village where children can meet Santa.  Prices are $9 for adults, $6 for children 3 and over, and children under 3 are free.  For more information check out their website.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I used to love watching the Oprah's Favorite Things show.  It was so much fun to see which products were Oprah's favorite, and see how quickly they were sold out, or back-ordered after the show.  I'm not sure if she will be doing that this year, but I wanted to share some products that I have been so excited about lately.  I am not being compensated for these reviews - whenever I find something that I love, I always tell my friends about it :)

Jack got these blocks for his birthday, and I honestly think this is the best gift for a two year old!  He loves playing with them, and he has just recently started number and letter recognition.  I don't know if it's just his age or the blocks, but it seems like he has also picked up so many new words (these particular blocks have pictures as well).  He loves stacking the blocks, and cracking up when he knocks them down.  I love toys for Jack that are fun, educational, and keep him busy.

Every Mamma needs a Mia...
Living in Colorado is wonderful.  However the elements can be so harsh on your skin - especially this time of year.  If you are someone that doesn't have the time or money for monthly facials, this product is a great alternative.  Not only does it leave your skin feeling so soft, it also helps your moisturizer absorb into your skin.

I can't mention skincare without letting you know about one of my new favorite brands.  My friend introduced me to Philosophy and I have been loving their products ever since.  I like the Purity made simple and Hope in a Jar.  Philosophy isn't the most organic brand out there, but I feel like they eliminate a lot of the chemicals that I try to stay away from.  I know most people have their own routine and products that they love, but if you are looking to try something new, Philosophy is really nice.  I know this brand isn't cheap, but I buy it from Amazon Mom which gives me 15% off, plus (since we live in Colorado) there is no tax.  No matter what products you are using, it's totally worth the 2 minutes it takes to see if you can order them from Amazon Mom.

Tis the Season...
The Little People Nativity is one of my favorite Christmas presents for babies or toddlers.  I got one for Jack last year at Target.  He loved it so much that I ended up sending a couple out to friends, and I even got one for my nephew this year.

Love You Forever
 This book is so cute.  It's crazy how fast time goes by, and Jack is only two.  I can't imagine life when Jack is a teenager.  If I remember while out shopping for a friend's new baby boy,  I try to give this book as part of the gift.  However, I recently discovered that it is just as cute of a gift for a new baby girl.

I am totally addicted!  In case you haven't heard Pinterest is an online pinboard.  My favorite part is all of the fun Holiday Crafts!  It also has so many decorating ideas, recipes, home decor, event planning and SO much more.  I was able to find some cute ideas for Jack's birthday party on Pinterest.  I was just talking to a friend who recently joined, and she had to wait weeks after she requested an invite.  If you aren't a member, and can't wait that long, email me and I would be happy to invite you (as soon as a member invites you, you can join).  Plus they have an iPhone app!

Wow!  This is a super long post :)
For those of you still reading...What are some of your favorite things?