Category Archives: Events

Recaps and information on events that I am involved in.

Cool Gadgets for Home: Day 1 of the International Housewares Show

Cool Gadgets for Home: Day 1 of the International Housewares Show

Pots, pans, spoons, coffee makers, bread makers, and mixers… Oh my!! Yesterday was Day 1 of the International Home and Housewares Show here in Chicago. It was my 2nd year attending. I think I’m addicted now. I love kitchen gadgets almost just as much as I love computer gadgets. And I am a mother toContinue Reading

Women DO Drive Excellence & Shiny Cars

Women DO Drive Excellence & Shiny Cars

This has been a very busy couple of weeks! I mentioned that I was attending Women’s Day at the Chicago Auto Show and taking part in the Women Driving Excellence program hosted my MJ Tam and Beth Rosen of Chicagonista. It was a good time. The day was filled with good conversation, laughs, performances, inspiration,Continue Reading

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show & Women Driving Excellence are Coming

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show & Women Driving Excellence are Coming

I have attended the Chicago Auto Show for the past few years. It is one of my favorite events here in the Chicago area. Even though I don’t write an auto blog, I do have a love of cars. I can usually spot the make and model of a car within seconds of glancing atContinue Reading

Lenovo Takes Over the AquaKnox at #CES2014

Lenovo Takes Over the AquaKnox at #CES2014

I just returned from CES 2014 a few days ago. It was my 4th CES so far. I consider myself a bit of a vet now. However, I know someone who was attending his 26th CES. That is amazing! That show floor gets bigger and bigger every year. I can only imagine how interesting itContinue Reading

Last Minute Gifts for Gamers from Gamestop Plus Gamestop Event Recap

Last Minute Gifts for Gamers from Gamestop Plus Gamestop Event Recap

I recently hosted a lunch for Chicago area bloggers to learn a few things about Gamestop. There were 20 bloggers in attendance. We even had quite a few kids on hand. We were treated to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Yes, I know. Yummm… Everyone in attendance seemed to be very happy with their food.Continue Reading

Intel Opens Pop-Up Store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Intel Opens Pop-Up Store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood

I’ve lived in Chicago all of my life. I do love it. I love the culture. Chicago is known for it’s many historic and diverse neighborhoods. Lincoln Park is one of those. Nestled on the near North side of Chicago, it is minutes from downtown, yet at times you feel like you are not inContinue Reading

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Invaded Chicago… and We Survived!

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Invaded Chicago… and We Survived!

You may remember my mentioning that the zombies were invading Chicago. Well if you had not heard, we survived!!! The Zombie Apocalypse was upon us, but we made it. YEAH! LOL. Seriously though… I hosted a super fun event for Plants vz. Zombies 2! We had a good turnout with lots of moms, dads, andContinue Reading

Watch the LIVE Stream as Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher Introduce a #BetterWay

Watch the LIVE Stream as Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher Introduce a #BetterWay

If you frequent Twitter and/or Facebook you may have seen teasers from Lenovo that mention a Better Way coming for tablets. A fan is a better way to stay cool–what's a #betterway for tablets? Learn more: http://t.co/tI7E9HCbAa pic.twitter.com/FYY65HlFfU — Lenovo (@lenovo) October 28, 2013 Just what does that mean? We finally find out tonight atContinue Reading

Essence Fest 2013: McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Essence Fest 2013: McDonald’s 365Black Awards

I had the time of my life at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards at Essence Fest 2013. In it’s 10th year, the awards show did not disappoint. African-American trendsetters came together to celebrate the heritage and achievements of those who remain involved in community all year long. They show us that they are more than justContinue Reading

BlogHer 13 is in Chicago: What Happens at a Blogging Conference Anyway?

BlogHer 13 is in Chicago: What Happens at a Blogging Conference Anyway?

I am very excited! Last year I missed attending BlogHer 2012 in New York because my 20 year class reunion cruise was the same weekend. Yes, missing it was totally worth it! This year BlogHer is back in Chicago! Even though I live in the area, I have decided to stay downtown to minimize theContinue Reading

Coming to BlogHer 13? Let Me Take Your Headshots!

Coming to BlogHer 13? Let Me Take Your Headshots!

We can never have enough photos of ourselves. That may sound crazy or conceded, but as a mom first I take pics of my kids all the time. And as a photographer for my business, Kris Cain Photo, I am always behind the camera. I know that I never have enough headshots when the occasion arises thatContinue Reading

Coming to BlogHer 13 in Chicago? Visit me at the Geek Bar and Learn to Maximize Your SmartPhone Usage

Coming to BlogHer 13 in Chicago? Visit me at the Geek Bar and Learn to Maximize Your SmartPhone Usage

You know how I feel about my smartphone. I love it. I live it. I cannot do without it. I often wonder what we did to keep in touch and keep up with our businesses before smartphones. Remember payphones? LOL. The smartphone is one of those things that now since we have it, we cannotContinue Reading

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