Element Associates Social Suite – #EAEvents at #BBNYC

Last week, I attended Blogger Bash in NYC – it was amazing! The event was split into smaller parties and sessions and I was lucky to be a part of the Element Associates Social Suite (#EAEvents) because Element Associates very generously donated sponsor space to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Here’s a quick overview of the #EAEvents Social Suite party:

Bloggers attending were the first to see the new Miii jewelry collection by Joseph Nogucci. Miii bracelets are crafted from semiprecious stone beads and gleaming rhodium-plated magnets designed to bring all of your bracelets together in a perfect arm stack. Like individual charms on a bracelet, each Miii commemorates a specific milestone or memory. Those in attendance may have also seen me wearing a Joseph Nogucci oragami paper plane necklace – now sold out.nogucci_stackedbracelets

COVERGIRL provided beauty services as well as COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lip Gloss samples to the bloggers attending.


Bloggers received samples of Washdrops, an award-winning green car wash solution. Washdrops uses only one bucket of water—no hose or rinse is required to get a beautiful shine. Washdrops is ideal for school and non-profit car wash fundraisers too!

Best-selling author Lauren Willig was on hand to sign her new book, Midnight Manzanilla. I saw her table set up before the event but I’m bummed that I didn’t get a chance to meet her.  That’s because the Alex’s Lemonade Stand was swamped and I didn’t have one spare second to leave – a good thing, truly.

I did get a chance to check out the super fun Wubble Bubble Ball though! It looks like a GIANT bubble but plays like a ball. It can be found online and at Target stores nationwide for $19.99. (More to come on that later!)

Best of all, #EAEvents also focused on social good!

Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th Birthday in 2014, posed for photos and shared birthday cake. Did you know that 9 out of 10 wildfires are started by humans?Smokey Bear still plays a key role in educating the public that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires.” Wish Smokey a Happy Birthday by signing his online card.

AutoTex Pink encouraged bloggers to help “Wipe Out Breast Cancer.” A donation is made from each purchase of AutoTex Pink wiper blades to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. AutoTex Pink wiper blades are available in pink or in black with a pink ribbon online at www.thecequentstore.com.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation served icy cold lemonade in exchange for donated tweets and instagrams.  The generosity of the bloggers who stopped by to chat was simply inspiring. Not only did they share  social media love but I also walked away with $32 in donations even though I didn’t ask once for cash donations. Best of all, several bloggers have already signed up to host ALSF stands of their own or joined Alex’s Million Mile – Run.Walk.Ride. happening this September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Special thanks to Sisy of Mamá Latina en Philly for stepping in to help in more ways than one!

Me at #BBNYC – Photo courtesy EatSleepBe.com


The Digital Family Summit is Coming to Philly

The first and only blogging and digital media creation conference for teens and tweens ages 10-18 [and their families] is coming to Philadelphia this Summer.

If you have teens who blog, vlog, create other digital content, or have expressed an interest in doing so you are going to want to sign up for the DIGITAL FAMILY SUMMIT this year!

The Digital Family Summit will be held June 29 thru July 1, 2012 at the Sheraton Society Hill and will feature three tracks: Strategy, Tools and Safety. Each track will have options available for beginners and experts alike.

There will even be activities planned for non-digital creating parents and kids under 10 making this a true family event.

Teens and tweens will meet other young bloggers, videographers, or kidpreneurs and take part in exciting, interactive sessions on blogging, video creation, Twitter, Facebook, and other emerging social media platforms. Parents will hear from experts about keeping tweens and teens safe online, learn how to teach kids social media skills, and discuss digital activities that families can do together.

As the best part is, as a member of the Philadelphia Social Media Moms, I’m happy to be able to offer you a 10% 20% off coupon code.

Register Here
and use code PSMM at checkout to save 20% off your ticket price between now and May 31st.

UPDATE: As of 5/14 the coupon code is for 20% off instead of 10% off. Enjoy!