Cloudy with a Chance of LoveWomen bloggers may seem like we’re all in one clicky clique. We’re social media-savvy, we can optimize our SEO like no one’s business, and … yes, we often have our eyes turned down to our phones for the sake of our work.

But what makes these women so special to me, is our connection to one another. We have loved, lost, laughed, cried, and all the while supported one another.

I had a front row seat to this show of support when recently I hosted a group of Indianapolis women bloggers at a private viewing party, sponsored by XFINITY.

Comcast Indiana rolled out the red carpet along with the Hallmark Channel, to bring us together to network, educate us on their XFINITY brand, and have a little girl time, pampering fun.

Xfinity Hallmark Channel

Kicking off the evening, we feasted on the freshest salad bar you have ever tasted, provided by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. See all these endless toppings here? You can load up on toppings and create your own salad with their salad bar, in stores. Learn more about Fresh Thyme here, plus check out these posts I wrote last year on their Indy-area grand openings in Greenwood and two on the north side. And for Indy locals, looks like Fishers and Broad Ripple stores will also be coming soon!

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

We toasted and tasted gourmet marshmallows from 240Sweet: Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel Swirl and Chocolate Chip (see my Instagram), along with toppings to roll in. YOU GUYS!! You can’t even imagine how divine these babies are, so just order yourself a few bags (shipping is free) and toast at home.

240 SweetWe were pampered with chair massages by Abby at Kindred Beauty Lounge.

Xfinity Hallmark Channel

We can’t have a party without prizes and swag! Thanks to Best Boy and Co. for providing a trio of dessert sauces, Fresh Thyme for providing a gift card, and Mwah Lips for providing all-natural lip balms in our swag bags!

Xfinity Hallmark Channel

The Hallmark Channel is well known for their original movies, and Cloudy With a Chance of Love is a great chick flick to watch with your besties. It timed perfectly with our event right before Valentine’s Day, but in case you missed it you’ll have another chance March 14th. We had so much fun live-tweeting, and even had replies from the actors!

Cloudy with a Chance of Love

You can see some photos of our event here, and read through some of the witty tweets and Instagrams using #HallmarkOnX1.

Comcast is striving to be a leader in innovation, and continually improving on customer service. Indiana customers have a personal connection, and can stay up-to-date with Comcast Indiana on Facebook and Twitter.

Kudos to our bloggers for doing a smashing job of social media outpouring! Be sure to check out each of them here:

Could your business or event use help with social media, event planning or marketing? Get in touch with me to learn more!


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Free Catching Fire book

If you missed my Friday Freebies this morning on B105.7, here’s the rundown!

Container Gardening tips

  • If you’re the crafty type or maybe you’re not but you would like to be, that has select e-guides available for free through tomorrow. You can choose to learn about:

eGuide: Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials
Cake Decorating
eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas
Food & Cooking
eGuide: Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home
Paper Crafts
eGuide: 6+ Stash-Busting Paper Craft Projects
eGuide: Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
eGuide: Beginner’s Guide to the World of Watercolor
eGuide: Success With Container Gardening
eGuide: Woodturning Basics for Beginners

  • Here’s one more freebie I posted late last night, and you’re never going to guess who this is coming from: Our president, Barack Obama! He’s launching an initiative that will start in the fall, called Every Kid In a Park, where all 4th graders across the country, and their families, will get free admission to all national parks, national forests and federal lands for a year. {Pin it to your Family or Travel board so you don’t forget!)

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Free Selma Movie Ticket for Middle Schoolers

by Ann-Marie on February 20, 2015

 Selma movie free for middle schoolers

If you have a 7th, 8th or 9th grader, take them to a participating theater nationwide to see the film Selma, for FREE.

Your child just needs to present his or her student ID or report card at the box office to receive a free movie ticket. This freebie is available while supplies last.

Thanks Katie!

Freebies like this one go quickly, some may even be gone by the time you read this!  Be sure you’re a fan of Chaos Is Bliss on Facebook so you get fast notice when deals like this come available!

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