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Join Media Maven & Bliss Editorial Team in the #SummerofBliss Challenge

Hello Fellow Bliss Mavens,

Summer is finally here!

In celebration of warmer weather and longer days, the Bliss Editorial team is kicking off a community-wide, healthy living challenge to keep us and our readers thriving all season long. Bliss.com has partnered with a super cool company called social workout to make this easy and super fun, and I would love you to participate!

What is the Summer of Bliss Challenge?
Summer of Bliss is a personal challenge we’ve designed to inspire you (and myself when I’m having a hard day!) to accomplish better health habits on a daily basis. Even if you’re already healthy, this extra fun challenge will help you push yourself to the next level!

Summer of Bliss is a four week challenge with five healthy goals to hit each week. Challengers log in and track their progress, receiving scores along the way for a chance to win prizes. Challengers can compete alone or in a team, so if you have a flock of loyal readers, consider creating a team. Remember, it’s more fun with friends!

What does it entail?
Easy! All you do is sign up and create a profile. You can log and track your goals online or on your mobile device. Plus, you can host an easy-to-embed widget displaying up to the moment stats on your progress.

Ready to get started?

Step 1: Visit the challenge page and SIGN UP NOW!
Step 2: If you’d like to join an existing team (eh hem, like Media Maven’s Bliss Centric Mavens), check out the teams in the challenge in the upper right hand corner. Click into the team page, click Join, and you’re done!
Step 3: If you’d like to create a team, head to the Social Workout teams page
Step 4: Shoot an email when done creating your team to add your team to the challenge, and start cheering wildly!
Step 5: Invite your friends to join your team in the challenge!

*The Challenge starts Monday, June 11th. Join the challenge and/or a team now, but you won’t be able to start logging until then!   


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Media Maven Jams On With Lenovo

This post brought to you by Lenovo. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello Darlings,

Summer is right around the corner and the first thing that I can think of is getting my savvy tech gear in order! And what’s topping my must-have list you ask? Why the Lenovo M0520 of course. These beauties are  a 2.0 speaker-system with an additional main speaker with built-in amplifiers and a sub-speaker. Now that’s a lot of big and bold sound for such a tiny unit! But momma always said that “big things come in small packages.”


The color of fire hot passion, which blends perfectly with the Media Maven ‘Summer Bliss’ List, the Lenovo speaker will be a “top trender,”creating a fashion-forward frenzy.  Music Mavens, turn it up a notch with the Lenovo M0520 and start the summer off right! Did I mention that not only are these babies attachable to your laptop or desktop, but they can bling out your smartphone or MP3/MP4 player (yes, including iPod/iPhone). The Lenovo M0520 features:

  • 4 watts of power for high-quality full sound
  • Convenient USB-powered connection with energy saving function
  • Speaker wire spools for easy storage
  • Elegant yet substantial presentation

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So go on, get your Lenovo speakers today. And hurry divas, chicly savvy tech like the M0520 always tend to sell out fast! How would you use the Lenovo speaker M0520? Give us a shout! Media Maven invites you to post a pic showing us how you’re getting your ‘Jam On’ with your Lenova M0520 speakers to our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/SapphireKharyzma) or simply drop us a line in comments below to be featured on Media Maven’s ‘Summer Bliss List’! ‘Featured’ fans will automatically be entered for summer prizes & giveaways courtesy of Media Maven’s blogazine!


XOXO Media Maven, Your StyleMpress ;)

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Love & Appreciation for Our Readers ^_^ Holiday Season (Dec/Jan) Issue!

Hello Darlings,

It’s officially my favorite time of the year; the holiday season and the best part – getting to experiencing it through the eyes of our kids. The spirit of giving is rampant throughout the air so Media Maven is keeping the spirit alive with Goddess Giveaways of the golden kind, throughout the season. With so much happening, it amazes me how my we divas are able to handle parenting, work (fellow MOMpreneur here^__^), and everything else life seems to throw our way. But hey, let this Goddess, or as my kids call me – “Wonder Woman” help to keep you balanced & “beauty” full with SPAtacular Finds & Ventures from an Elite SPAlista! You can soon follow this feature on TripAdvisor’s FlipKey – where I will being guest blogging “SPAtacular Ventures of an Elite Travelista!” (Will keep you posted on this venture of the blissful kind).

I currently have tons of FAB products, books & services In Review, so stay posted to this feature and learn about Media Maven’s take on things ;-) ! Also, check out all of my fave things that help me to “unleash the bliss within”, which can be found in my Coveted & Cherished Closet.

I am happy to report that Media Maven currently features a few outstanding experts who want to share their knowledge in Mind, Body & Soul(‘U’tions) synergy, such as our Holistic Maven Alice Inoue’s Feng Shui Series & Nu Skin(care)( *coming soon) & Jeff Cannon’s The Simple Truth.

And last but definitely not least (save the best for last), I will like to give you the **EXCLUSIVE** heads up about what’s in store for Golden Goddess PR, which is now officially dedicated to “Cause & Ambassador” Blogazine for Domestic Violence awareness, Cancer & HIV/AIDS Research.  As a woman affected by domestic violence and cancer – which affected a very special person in my life; I believe that awareness should be more than just a month (October is both Cancer Awareness & Domestic Violence Awareness Month)! Domestic Violence, Cancer & AIDs affect lives every day and I wanted to keep the awareness going year round! So, as part of a Golden Goddess Giveback Initiative, I present to you I (<3Heart) Passionista eMPOWER(ment) campaigns with Purple eMPOWER(ment) for DV, Pink eMPOWER(ment) for Cancer & Red eMPOWER(ment) for AIDS awareness. Golden Goddess PR’s Shades of Beauty will promote love & inspiration through shared stories and testimonials of survivors as well as other relevant resources. It’s time for us to take our power back. It’s time to break the silence & speak up (SHOUT even) and stand up to DV, Cancer & HIV/AIDS. I promise to keep you posted about my passion(ista) eMPOWER(ment)!

As always, stay FAB, love yourself first, foremost & unconditionally, and allow Media Maven to help you to “unleash the bliss within.”


Smooches & XOXO,

Media Maven, the Elite Socialista

Media Maven’s Last Minute Halloween Guide, Done Real Simple!

Hello Beauties,

Halloween is only 5 days away, but, Media Maven says “there is no need to stress.” RealSimple.com has everything you need to gather up, costumes, decorations, and party food just in time for the holiday SPOOKtacular.




No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating

You still have time to pick up pumpkins at the grocery store or garden center to decorate your home or front yard – and you don’t even need to make a mess carving! Have clean fun with your kids using ribbon, paint, buttons, and more with these creative designs.



10 Last-Minute Costume Ideas

Never got around to buying that Morticia Addams ensemble? Harness the Halloween spirit with a kooky (but not creepy) look that you can pull together in a snap, snap.



Easy DIY Costumes

Have some more time to play with but still want to save money? Use items you have around the house to make one of these costumes, and your child will be the shining star of the Halloween parade.



Let Makeup Make Your Costume

No costume? No problem! Try a budget-friendly and fun alternative for your October 31st look.



8 Easy Halloween Hairstyles

Draw inspiration from these easy-to-do ‘dos!





Halloween Party Checklist



New Uses for Old HALLOWEEN Things


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Ayden’s Room;) **Exclusive** Maty’s “Sleep Like a Baby” Photo Contest & More!


Hello Lovelies,

Media Maven here, and we invite you to celebrate National Healthy Babies Month with Maty’s “Sleep like a Baby” Photo Contest!  Submit a photo of your sleeping little one(s) on Maty’s Facebook wall for a chance to win the entire Maty’s Healthy Products line, along with other great prizes for you and your loved ones.  Every Monday for the rest of October, three winners will be selected – YOU can be one of them!


 Grand Prize

The grand prize is the ENTIRE collection of Maty’s Healthy Products, PLUS 25% off your next purchase from Maty’s online store, www.matyshealthyproducts.com!

2nd Prize

The second place winner will receive the recent award winning Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA)

All Natural Baby Chest Rub, PLUS 25% off your next purchase from Maty’s online store, www.matyshealthyproducts.com!

3rd Prize

The final winner will receive the recent award winning Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA)

All Natural Baby Chest Rub.


The Official Rules

Sharing is caring, and winning has never been this easy! While your little one dreams, upload your favorite photo to showcase just how adorable they are.  The rules are simple: upload your image and encourage your entourage of family and friends to vote by commenting and/or “liking” your picture!

 Prize Eligibility

Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter; one photo submission per week, so make it count!


Photo Uploading and Voting Begins:

Every Wednesday @ 8:00am (EST) (October 12th, October 19th & October 26th)


Photo Uploading and Voting Ends:

Every Sunday @ 11:59am (EST) (October 16th, October 23rd & October 30th)

***Additional Bonus!!!

One fan of Media Maven will receive a free  Maty’s Baby Chest Rub, which was awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval earlier this year and is one the few all natural chest rubs that can be used for children as young as 3 months!


FYI…according to a NYT Health Guide article, nasal congestion in an infant’s first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. I’d love to offer one of your winners the below products that will help baby get a better night sleep. Additionally, nasal congestion can interfere with the ears, hearing, and speech development.

Media Maven would love to give one lucky winner of the “Media Maven & Maty’s Lullaby Giveaway” a Maty’s Baby Chest Rub!


  • Maty’s Baby Chest Rub: Made with all natural products including Eucalyptus, Lavender and Chamomile. The chest rub is menthol and petroleum free (which have the potential to be harmful to babies). The essential oils boost immune function while it calms and soothes your baby.

Maty’s is unearthing the age-old tradition of all-natural remedies that are good for the body and the environment. Maty’s has carefully crafted safe, all-natural treatments for your child–and for you! Their products ensure that you are getting the finest, most effective ingredients without any dangerous side effects.

Rules for the Media Maven & Maty’s Lullaby Giveaway Baby Contest

Maty’s would like parents to share their best tip to get baby to sleep. Please leave your advice in the comment section after this post. The contestants must also “like” Maty’s Facebook page & Media Maven’s Facebook page (if you aren’t already a fan) and “follow” Maty’s on Twitter in order to participate. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, October 31st. Maty’s can be purchased at your local grocery store. A complete list of stores carrying Maty’s products can be found here: http://www.matyshp.com/where-to-buy/



Media Maven, the Elite Socialista

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Welcome to Ayden’s Room;)

Hello Parents,

Media Maven here, and I would like to welcome you to Ayden’s Room;), where you can find the best deals, discounts, reviews and promos for everything baby. This includes organic and natural baby products, gear, clothing, food – right on up to great places to take your kids during the year!

As an new mom (again), the products that I use on my son Ayden is just as important as the products I choose for my daughters (Kayla & Krysta), as well as myself! In fact, Ayden’s products have to be hypo allergenic, dye and chemical free, parabens and sulfate free, no petroleum, harsh oils. fragrances…you get the point!

Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe (Healing Lotion, Wash & Shampoo, and Ointment) w/ Frankincense & Myrrh

That’s why I am a huge fan of Shea Moisture baby products. I absolutely love their Organic Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe (Wash & Shampoo, Ointment and Healing Lotion) w/ Frankincense & Myrrh. The scent of these products are so invigorating that it captivates and calms the mind, body and soul. It’s literally like magic, peace, love and tranquility blended among certified organic ingredients. If you believe that “you get what you pay for”, then you will agree that the $9.99 per product is pretty decent given the fact that the products last approximately 1 1/2 – 2 months. The products are rich and creamy, which works best for my little prince, “Sir Ayden” since his skin is very sensitive.

*My only problem is that the Wash & Shampoo isn’t tear free!  But, I invite you to get your very own and experience for yourselves; available at Walgreens, Target, Duane Reade and Walmart!

Oh, and you’re welcome! *wink*


Media Maven,the Elite Socialista

Love & Appreciation for our Readers ^_^ October/November 2011

Ola Darlings,

It’s Media Maven here, and have I got loads of fun, fashionably organic and eco-licious content for you. But first, let’s acknowledge that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month – two very important causes that we at Media Maven are seriously passionate about!

Since we’ve last communicated, and I know it’s been a long time…I have been busy buzzing and scouting around for the best of the best – in health & wellness, fitness, fashion & beauty, travel, cuisine, parenting – you name it. We are currently revamping and launching aspects of the site to enhance your EMPOWERMENT, ENTERTAINMENT & EDUCATION. Check out Ayden’s Room;) – an invaluable parenting resource for moms and dads who are curious about everything baby &, toddler into the teenage years, that is organic, ecofriendly, budget friendly, fashionably adorable, hip and modern, fun places to visit, great family things to do – anything you would like and enjoy as a parent and as a family.

Summer has come and gone and fall is here with winter on her heels. Media Maven will help you make the seasonal transition with fashionable style and beauty that is healthy and fit!

Media Maven is now a member’s site! Feel FREE to JOIN. Engage in the forums, groups and other social savvy activities.

Stay tuned for all of the FAB goodies, and as always – post comments, ‘LIKE’ us on FB, follow us on twitter @goddesspr/media-maven & tumblr as well love to hear from you. Also, be the first to know about upcoming events, giveaways, contests and receive FAN only invites!


Smooches XOXO,

Media Maven