Housekeeping

A few things I’ve learned since ditching the dorms and moving on up to the, umm, East Side? Well, real apartment at least…

And most of you might already know these things, but here goes…

1. LEMON OIL TO REMOVE STICKERS

A little bit goes a long way so just put a dab on a paper towel. Rub it into the sticker [eg price sticker on a dish] and in a few minutes that baby will be off. Bonus – it smells nice!

2. DO NOT GET FLAT/MATTE PAINT

It looks nice and covers imperfection well (bonus if you’re painting your own walls in a rental), but it easily gets dirty from leaning against the wall in dark denim, when hanging pictures/plates/mirrors, etc. Next time I will buy eggshell as I like a matte-like finish better than gloss in most circumstances (but gloss can be fun in certain rooms). Click on this link to learn more about different paint finishes if you’re curious.

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Thankfully, anything that mars the paint comes off easily with some windex or soap/water.

3. THE MORE FURNITURE YOU PUT IN A SMALL SPACE, THE BIGGER IT LOOKS

Counterintuitive, but seems to have worked in this small space (thanks, Mom, for the tip).

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4. JET DRY DOES NOT NEED TO BE REFILLED EVERY TIME YOU RUN THE DISHWASHER

This would explain why Jet Dry comes in such a small bottle. Lesson learned when I ran out of half the bottle in practically a week.

5. CLEAR THE CORDS

My mom painstakingly spent time to tie up cords using wire and such to make sure none were on the floor (except for one surge protector). It makes cleaning the floor and vacuuming so much easier and I feel like most people don’t like looking at tangles of cords, right?

TELL ME: ANY HOUSEKEEPING TIPS YOU HAVE?

Until next time…

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Mio Mesh Day to Night #flystyle

Two of my favorite aspects of Oiselle are the following:

1. Most if not all items are TUMBLE DRY LOW! [In a tiny NYC apartment, place to hang dry clothes is at a premium.]

2. Not only great for running, but also for REAL LIFE! [More bang for your buck.]

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I wore the Oiselle Mio Mesh tank in sky both to spin this morning and to dinner tonight. Don’t worry, today was a laundry day!

Now if only I could get them to create scrubs lined in lux fabric…

TELL ME: ANYTHING FROM YOUR RUNNING WARDROBE YOU WEAR TO WORK? TO DINNER? TO, WELL, NOT WORK OUT?

Until next time…

 

 

 

#WeRunNYC Update and FAQs!

Hey Hey Hey!

We are so looking forward to seeing friendly faces – new and old – at #WeRunNYC this Saturday, June 1st at 8:30. Bright and early to beat the heat!

Here are the deets in case you forgot.

WHAT: Fun Run (4 mile and 8 mile options)

WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 8:30 am (trying to beat the heat!)

WHERE: Greatist HQ – 18 W 27th Street, 8th floor

FREE TICKETS: GET THEM HERE!

SPONSORS: @oiselle@pickybars@nuunhydration

HOSTS: @greatist

RUN EXPERT: Josh of Gotham City Runners

HASHTAG: #weRUNnyc <– because if it didn’t happen on instagram or twitter, then it didn’t really happen, right?

Here are a few updates and FAQs on the run, prizes, AND a special online raffle so those who aren’t in NYC can participate (tear, we wish you could be here!).

1. BAG CHECK: Yes! You can leave your bags in the designated bag check room at Greatist HQ. One of the Greatist employees will be staying behind so your stuff will be a-ok while you run.

2. OISELLE CLOTHES TO TRY ON: Jocelyn and I are going to bring some of our Oiselle clothes for people to try on for sizing purposes as I know many people often have questions on the sizing. Boom! Here’s your chance to try on. Don’t worry, all clothes will be clean! 🙂

3. PRIZES: Oh yeah. Get excited. This is the real reason you’re going to want to come.

NUUN: New Flavor Mixed 4 Pack AND a water bottle, similar to the ones Kara Goucher used in Boston

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PICKY BARS: 10-bar pack and wrist band

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I know you remember this guy…

 OISELLE: 1 women’s 50/50 “Fly” tee

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2 men’s 50/50 “London Calling” tees

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1 pair of women’s Game Day shorts in poppy

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3 pack of Rundies

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GREATIST: Trigger Point The Grid Foam Roller 

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Greatist T-shirts

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And, the piece de resistance…drumroll please…

AN ELITE OISELLE SINGLET SIGNED BY LAUREN FLESHMAN!

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Because we believe this last one is so special and because we love Every Mother Counts, we’re making this one both an online and in person raffle for charity. The other prizes are in person raffle only and the run and are free.

Enter to win an elite Oiselle singlet signed by pro runner and Oiselle business partner, Lauren Fleshman! Lauren is a 5x NCAA champ, 15x All-American, and 2x US 5K Champ! Online entries can be done at our crowdrise page:

——> http://www.crowdrise.com/teamemc/fundraiser/werunnyc <——

ONLINE ENTRIES: $2 for 1 raffle ticket
IN PERSON ENTRIES: $1 for 1 raffle ticket, cash only at #WeRunNYC on 6/1/13
WHAT YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS:
Every Mother Counts (EMC) is an advocacy and mobilization campaign founded by Christy Turlington Burns that seeks to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally. More simply stated, EMC helps to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all mothers.
$3 (just a few raffle tickets!) can ensure a pregnant woman can get a ride to a clinic when she goes into labor.
$500 can provide 50 women with safe motherhood kits with basic supplies for delivery and postnatal care.
$3600 can train a midwife in Haiti who will, on average, attend to at least 100 births over the course of her career.
Raffle winner will be drawn on June 2nd and announced on Monday, June 3rd.
Didn’t win?! You can be stylish and philanthropic by purchasing Oiselle’s exclusive collection for Every Mother Counts! Forty percent of all purchases go directly to EMC. I kid you not, that EMC sweatshirt is one of the softest sweatshirts I’ve ever owned.
Find out more about EMC here: http://www.everymothercounts.org/
 
Find out more about Oiselle for EMC here: http://www.oiselle.com/shop/the-collective/every-mother-counts
 
Find out more about Lauren here: asklaurenfleshman.com
TELL ME: WHO’S COMING? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO WIN? DONATING? FAVE NUUN FLAVOR? FAVE PICKY BAR FLAVOR? FAVE OISELLE PIECE? FAVE CHARITY?
See you Saturday!
Until next time…

SAVE THE DATE: Fun Run on June 1st

FRIENDS! ROMANS! COUNTRYMEN! LEND ME YOUR EARS!

We’ll stop there with the Shakespeare…

But, seriously, listen up kids. Tired of hearing me rave about Oiselle rogas or Picky Bars or the wonder of banana nuun and want to find out what they hype is all about yourself? LOOK NO FURTHER. All 3 are sponsoring a group run on June 1st!

WHAT: Fun Run (4 mile and 8 mile options)

WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 8:30 am (trying to beat the heat!)

WHERE: Greatist HQ – 18 W 27th Street, 8th floor

FREE TICKETS: GET THEM HERE!

SPONSORS: @oiselle, @pickybars, @nuunhydration <– samples and prizes from these guys!

HOSTS: @greatist

RUN EXPERT: Josh of Gotham City Runners

HASHTAG: #weRUNnyc <– because if it didn’t happen on instagram or twitter, then it didn’t really happen, right?

I know. It’s almost too much to handle.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS! MEET NEW ONES!

I mean, I’ve met some of my besties through the interwebz. Its totally cool these days.

ANY QUESTIONS? Tweet to myself (@MBSthinks) or the real brains behind this operation, Jocelyn (@jcbonn)

SEE YOU THERE!

SEE YOU THERE!

TELL ME: ARE YOU COMING?!?

Until next time…