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  Holiday discount : 2 Men & A vacuum!

Hello CLE! Hope you had a fantastic weekend prepping for the holiday week ahead. I was doing a bit of shopping and it was a madhouse everywhere we went. I mean I know a lot of you do Christmas on Thanksgiving…but it was seriously wild everywhere we went. Not to mention stores were extra full for Black Friday sale fun.

Speaking of holidays today I have a fun discount code to share with all of you from the team at Two Men and a Vacuum, 10% off all of their cleaning services through the holidays using the special code “IHEARTCLEVELAND” (first time bookings please, expires 1/1/17)

img_9672Established in 2012, Two Men & A Vacuum has become the go-to cleaning service in Ohio for residential and commercial cleaning. They are committed to raising the bar in the cleaning industry by employing cutting edge technology, using eco-friendly products and hiring team members in an industry that often relies on cheap labor and cheaper toxic cleaning products. Started in Columbus, Ohio…the Cleveland branch has now officially launched!

img_9671A few weeks ago the team at “Two Men” came out to our house to give it some extra love in the cleaning department. Things have been hectic since we moved in with an emphasis on unpacking and starting to work on decorating…rather than keeping up on daily household chores. The duo did an incredible job making our home sparkle from top to bottom and we will for sure have them back again soon!

Get your holiday cleaning’s scheduled soon, as those appointments are filling up fast. Also…looking for a gift for the person who has it all? They also offer gift certificates, I would love that gift…hint, hint mom! So, while I might not have a regular cleaning person…this service makes the perfect helper during this busy holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, safe travels and happy shopping to everyone! May you have clean homes, fully belly’s and even lots of love with friends and family!

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to post about the new Cleveland businesses, Two Men & A Vacuum in exchange for a little house love as part of their social community outreach. Thanks for supporting this local business while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Tidal Cool Fashion Show : THIS FRIDAY : Ticket giveaway

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Hey friends! I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader to THIS FRIDAY NIGHTS Cuba Libre fashion show, an evening of fashion, funk, and freedom, to benefit Cornucopia (“Natures Bin” in Lakewood) Want to win them? See how below. Not to worry, if you don’t win they still have a few pairs of tickets avilable for you and your stylish friends to snag. It’s gonna be a great show!

From their press release…”The evening will be filled with vibrant fabrics where bold prints marry classic style in this Afro-Caribbean journey. Within Cuba Libre you’ll find a variety of unique dresses, skirts, and sportswear to satisfy your craving for the sea. This 25 look collection made up of over 50 pieces is accented with jewelry, belts, and hair wraps, all designed to mix and match within the collection as well as your closet. Tidal Cool Cuba Libre, bringing the rhythm of the Caribbean into the heart of Cleveland!”

Friday, May 27th, 7pm at Lake Affects Studio (1615 East 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114)
For tickets visit their eventbrite page here.

Want to win the pair of tickets? Tweet me “@iheartclev I would love to go to #TidalCool #CubaLibre THIS FRIDAY to benefit @NaturesBin in Lakewood!” Winner to pick up tickets at the will call table.

  Pier W : Wine Dinner, April 12

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Happy Friday everyone! It is gorgeous outside today…hard to believe they are calling for chilly temps this weekend. So many fun happening around town these next few weeks don’t you think? I feel like when spring hits everyone comes out of hibernation and people want to get back to socializing.

With that said, why not grab a bunch of your gal pals and head over to Pier W on Tuesday, April 12th for the Annual Tour of Oregon Wine dinner. Pier W, the iconic Cleveland waterfront restaurant (that looks like a boat!) will host this multiple course dinner, paired with various Willamette Valley vineyard wines.

“The Willamette Valley is best known for the earthy undertones and mineral qualities in the soil and conveyed in the wines,” comments Stevoff (Pier W’s wine director). “Similar in latitude to Burgundy (France!), the Oregon pinot region produces some of the most exquisite flavors. I’m looking forward to walking guests through the nuances of the Pacific Northwest set against Chef Reik’s culinary creations in an intimate but approachable learning experience.”

Personally….I am especially looking forward to the dessert course of lemon cheesecake paired with a late harvest reisling…delicious!

And while I am talking about Pier W…if you are a runner…or want to be, you have plenty of time to train for their annual Copper River Salmon Run 5k run/walk, Saturday May 21st with proceeds to benefit Cleveland charity Malachi House. This is one of my favorite races because not only is it a great route through Lakewood, but you also get lunch post-race on their patio. Who want to run with me?

So like I said, grab your friends and reserve your spot for the upcoming wine dinner on April 12th…I’ll plan to see you there.

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to attend the Pier W wine dinner as part of their social engagements efforts. Thanks for supporting this restaurant as they bring in incredible wine (and lots of great seafood) to our city and allow me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Shoes & Clothes for Kids Annual Campaign

Have you seen this focus group? Please help by donating to the cause. Cleveland kids deserve better.

  Miles for Maisie!

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Happy Tuesday friends! I hope your Halloween weekends were filled with many tricks and treats…mostly treats. Me & Mr. C enjoyed dressing up Baby Ninja and watching him devour his first taste into the world of candy…a mini twix bar. Anyhow the weekend was filled with family fun, hope you had a good one too.

Today I want to use this social space to tell the story of my friend Maisie and invite you to a super fun fundraiser for her family this Friday night.

Maisie is a 6 year old that lives in Lakewood, attends Lakewood Catholic Academy, loves princesses and her four other siblings and is the daughter of my friends Megan and Ryan. Maisie was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia which is a super scary and very rare blood disease. Our dear little Maisie is in need of bone marrow transplant and so her family and friends have been raising awareness for “Be the Match.org” all the while getting volunteers to take the swab test to see if anyone is a close match for little Maisie.

This past weekend over fifteen hundred people gathered at Lakewood Park to celebrate Maisie and her family through a costume parade and treat trail. It seriously was the most moving fundraiser I have ever been to. So many children, so many happy faces, such a feeling of joy and hope, we were all there for our friends and their little lady.

Please join us this Friday night, November 6th from 6-7pm at Psycle (in Westlake) as we ride together for this little friend and her family. The class is a donation ride but we would love it if you could sign up in advance to accommodate for all of our riders who want to participate. Who knows, if we have enough riders we might just convince our instructor to open up another hour class! All funds will go to the family in order to help covers all expenses they may have during these times.

At Friday’s ride there will also be BetheMatch.org take home kits for anyone who wants to be tested to see if they match Maisie. There will also be t-shirts and bracelets on hand for sale.

I look forward to seeing everyone for a good ride, make sure and wear your maroon…#MaroonforMaisie. We love you guys and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.