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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jason Witten Believes Tony Romo Will Come Back "Better Than Ever"

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten believes Tony Romo will come back "better than ever" from his second back surgery in two years.  Witten shared his thoughts on the Cowboys quarterback, the 2014 schedule and more Thursday at Albertsons in Fort Worth.
Rowdy, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead and Jason Witten
Witten made the appearance (which I emceed) to work with six junior youth finalists from the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Worth.  The kids partnered with him, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead in a healthy recipe competition.

Chief Halstead's team won but the big winner was Jason Witten's SCORE Foundation which received a $75,000 donation courtesy of Albertsons.

On Tony Romo
Witten had high praise for Tony Romo who had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back in December and missed the final game of the regular season against the Eagles.  Romo was cleared for workouts that began on April 21st, which also happened to be his 34th birthday.

"He looks great and I'm excited to see where he is," Witten said with a smile.

"People don't realize the will and kind of toughness he has. I think somewhere it got lost because we were playing Philadelphia but he played most the that game (the Washington game) with the back injury and won the game for us."

 "He looks good.  I see him running out there.  It's always good to have him out there.  I think he's gonna be better than ever and I'm excited for this season."


Witten on the 2014 Schedule
With the Cowboys schedule coming out this week, Witten admits he looks at it and says it's "tough" starting right away with the San Francisco 49ers in the opener on September 7th.

What's Crucial for Late Season Success
While it's easy to downplay the impact these offseason workouts have, Witten warns against that.

"Winning in December and January, a big part of this is how the training camp goes and our offseason work," he said after the event.  "I think it's critical in our development as a football team."

On the Draft
He also admits he's not a draft geek.  While Witten is a college football fan, he's not watching the mock draft or waiting with bated breath to see who the Cowboys select.  He's happy to find out with the rest of us.

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Learning How to Monetize Your Blog and Social Media Feeds

Dubious about monetizing your social media and online offerings?  Don't be.  While I am doing it, I am certainly no expert.  I hope to get closer to becoming one though at rewardStyle's 2014 conference which will feature brands and online publishers from Spain, Brazil as well as right here in Dallas.
rStheCon 2014/Image via RewardStyle.com
What is rewardStyle?  It's a Dallas-based company that allows online publishers to connect with brands and truly make an impact on a publisher's bottom line.   Learn more here.

The online retailing space is changing and not simply for individual bloggers.  Large publishers are taking advantage, like Condé Nast, Hearst and more.

Over the weekend I'll be sharing insight I learn on new multimedia marketing strategies, engagement opportunities and more.

Look for the #rsthecon in my Tweets and Instagram posts.



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The Playoff Edition of the Friday Cheat Sheet

With apologies to fall football season, this is truly my favorite time of the year.  Why?  Think about it: the Stars AND Mavs are back in the postseason (as they should be) and the PGA Tour comes to Dallas/Fort Worth next month.  Spring in North Texas is truly the best sports time of the year.

And then there are bluebonnets.

Even better?  The Sports Gods smiled on DFW Wednesday with the Rangers sweeping the A's, the Mavs blowing out the Spurs and the Stars posting a phenomenal win over the Ducks on Wednesday.  That's not one but TWO #8 seeds beating #1 seeds.

Ready for more?  Here is all you need to know to win your weekend:

The Rangers 
At 14-8, Texas has the best record in the American League after sweeping the A's in Oakland.  The Rangers open a three-game series in Seattle Friday night with 1-1 Robbie Ross (2.31 ERA) making his fifth start of the season.

The Rangers return home on Monday (Yu Darvish starts) for a quick three-game homestand against the A's.

Nike Rangers Ladies T
Nike Rangers Ladies T - online only! 
Heading to the game? I think Kohl's has a stylish selection of Rangers t-shirts and tops for ladies.

The Mavs 
Damn.  Wednesday night's 113-92 win in San Antonio was awesome.  Here's hoping Saturday's Game 3 matchup at the AAC is even better.

Dirk Nowitzki admitted he'd rather play Game 3 on the road.  The Mavs had the NBA's fourth-best road record in the regular season going 23-18 away from the AAC.  Perhaps complacency sets in at home.  They were 26-15 in Dallas this year.  That's the worst home record among all eight of the Western Conference's playoff teams.

3/4 Length Dallas Mavericks Ladies Raglan T-shirt
3/4 Length Dallas Mavericks Ladies Raglan T-shirt
Unless you're a guy or you're in the mood for a fashion scavenger hunt, you're going to have a hard time finding Mavtastic gear to wear to the game.  Here is a selection of stylish accessories and Mavs fashions for women.

The Stars 
The Stars can even their series against the Ducks at two games apiece Friday at the AAC.  Defensemen Brenden Dillon and Patrik Nemeth are gametime decisions for Stars head coach Lindy Ruff.
dallas Stars ladies t-shirt
Dallas Stars Ladies T-Shirt
If you're a Stars-loving-lady you have a bevy of fashion options.  I still LOVE this scarf.   I think these green Kendra Scott Nyla earrings are a great option, too.

5 Minutes to Better Arms
Sleeveless season is here.  Are your arms ready or are they still dangling in the wind?  Are you still saying you don't have enough time to exercise.  That's bullsh.  Try this 5-minute yoga routine to help tone your arms. You'll be sore....in a good way.  Promise.

A Healthy Cobb Salad?  Yes! 
With the weather warming up, it's the perfect to eat salads meal after meal.  The thing is, you don't have to starve.  A substantial salad is just as filling as a heavy entrée, especially a Cobb Salad.

Try this amazing and HEALTHY Cobb Salad recipe from Ricotta and Radishes.  Add grilled chicken or roasted turkey for some protein.

The Deals & Steals


Love a sale?  I thought so.  Tory Burch is having a Friends & Fans sale through Monday April 28th.  Get 25% off your purchase with the code "FRIENDLY".


I can't tell you how many Diane Von Furstenberg dresses I wear to parties. She is my go-to designer for affordable yet stylish cocktail attire.  Get 20% off select DVF cocktail dresses through Sunday April 27th.  Use the promo code "SURPRISE20".  My eyes are on the Pellina Paillette Sequin Dress.





Click here for discounts codes at Saks 5th Avenue, B-Glowing beauty e-tailer and 40% off Ahava,

Thank You! 
Thank you for reading. Whatever your plan is this weekend, I hope it's fabulous!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Playoff Fashion: What to Wear to the Stars Games

The Stars look to even their first round series against the Ducks at 7pm tonight at the AAC.  Dallas proved it was ready for playoff hockey with an electric, packed house Monday night in the Stars shutout win over Anaheim.  It was an AWESOME atmosphere.


The Fashion Conundrum
Stars fans will wear team gear to games.  For many women coming from work, though, it's difficult to change into a jersey or throw on a t-shirt.  That's why I suggest wearing Stars-green accessories that still prove you're a fan but have you looking the part when you get to the game or watching party.

Accessories



Gear Featuring the Stars Logo



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