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OFF! Blogger Event

June 24, 2012

Hey Everyone! I hope you’re all having great weekends! Mine has been pretty awesome, since I’m puppy-sitting my favorite dog ever!

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Apparently the guest bed is Molly’s bed, so she was not so excited that I was taking it from her. Let’s just say she did her best to try and show me that it was hers… by sprawling out over the whole bed. Thanks, Mol. She was also an awesome wake-up call for my morning run.

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On Thursday night I was invited to attend an event by OFF!, held in Lincoln Park near the zoo and Nature Conservatory. It was a gorgeous night, and I was excited to meet some new Chicago-area bloggers! I thought it would be fun to go since I had always used OFF! growing up, the smell immediately brings back memories of summer camp!

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The event was hosted by Jeanne  Benedict, who hosts the show Weekend Entertaining on the DIY Network. She was so sweet and upbeat! It was great to meet her!

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The main product they were promoting was their OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellant. It’s a repellant that you just clip on to your belt, purse, chair or just set down next to you and it provides a “bubble” of protection around you for up to 12 hours. It’s completely odorless (which I was shocked at!) and is great for when you’re hanging around one area, rather than out on a hike.

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Currently they have them in 4th of July themed, so of course I snatched up the camo one!

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They also had these cute aprons for doing crafts!

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They had a ton of Fourth of July crafts set up, including making beach-themed center pieces and decorating flower pots. It was all really cute!

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Unfortunately, I had to head out early, but I didn’t leave empty-handed! They made sure to send me off with another Clip-On as well as a can of Off! Deep Woods.

Happy Camper!

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What smell makes you think of summer as a kid?


What’s your favorite thing to wake up to?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. carol permalink
    June 24, 2012 7:39 am

    The smell of Coppertone = summer as a kid,
    Fresh brewed coffee = worth waking up for.

  2. June 24, 2012 10:17 am

    That is so cool! I love that little off camo look. the smell of fresh cut grass, such a summer smell.

  3. @pluvk permalink
    June 24, 2012 4:13 pm

    Definitely the smell of sunscreen… we live by a beach, so it’s always a smell that I associate with summer!

  4. June 24, 2012 4:55 pm

    how fun!! good for you! sunscreen always reminds me of my summers… can’t have enough in the good ol’ AZ! 🙂

  5. June 24, 2012 8:59 pm

    This is going to sound silly but I love waking up to a nice country song! Sunscreen always makes me think of the beach, but sunscreen comes in second, along with those bug candles!

  6. June 24, 2012 10:14 pm

    Nothing beats waking up to my husband! Due to deployment, it has been more than 250 days since I have seen him. I am waking up to my dog’s stank-breath in the meantime.*

  7. June 25, 2012 12:24 am

    The mosquito repellant clip is such a genius idea! I’ve always hated spraying that stuff, so this is a perfect solution. And camo is totally badass. 😉

    I love waking up to The Today Show! My remote is the first thing I reach for when my alarm goes off in the morning. Oh, and coffee (of course). I don’t become a real person until I’ve had my morning dose of caffeine.

    Lucky you for getting to dogsit Molly! She’s adorable!

  8. June 25, 2012 2:20 pm

    Sunscreen, especially Banana Boat!

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