The Challenge Sweeping the Nation

I suck at challenges. I apologize to anyone who has challenged me to push ups or questionnaires, thirty days of blog posts or 90 days of videos. Sorry, it’s just not my thing. Maybe it’s because I do not have a competitive bone in my body and the idea of someone “throwing down the gauntlet” does nothing to motivate me.…

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Marcie Taylor Blog: Out and About

Out and About: A Taste of Math

What does math have to do with food? Plenty if you are a chef or cook, you know about measurements and such but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about last night’s Taste of Math event at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. The Taste of Math is the fundraising event supporting the MIND Research Institute‘s Math…

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Painting with a Twist and Onsia Sound Art

How I Painted a Pet Portrait on a Bluetooth Canvas Speaker

If you’ve never done a painting with wine type of class, I suggest you try it. It’s such a fun experience. Invite friends and spend an afternoon or evening, learning to paint, chatting over wine and generally having a good time. One Sunday afternoon, I attended such a class at Painting With a Twist in Huntington Beach. This class was…

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Motorcycles, Ice Cream and Keanu Reeves in Carmel

Last May, I had the privilege of attending and working on “The Quail Motorcycle Gathering” in Carmel, CA. As social media manager of Acorn Woods Communications, we worked with The Quail Events group of the Quail Lodge a few months before the event. The event is a celebration of the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras…

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Taste of the World, LA Travel Magazine


As far as events go, I simply cannot resist one that pairs travel and food! So when I heard about L.A. Travel Magazine’s Taste of the World, I knew I just had to share it with all of you.  AMG and LA Travel will host “Taste of the World,” a signature evnet to celebrate food, wine and culture inspired by international…

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Increasing ticket sales for Taste of Huntington Beach with Social Media and Influencer Outreach

It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales. Okay so it wasn’t yesterday but it was just last year and I was talking about the Taste of Huntington Beach. Well, the annual Taste of Huntington Beach #TasteHB took place again this year on April 24th and guess what…

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Urban Armor Gear phone cases

Review: Urban Armor Gear Protects Your Phone

Since my iPhone is such a part of my daily life, it is important that I protect it with the right case. I personally prefer function over form so when a product can give me both, it’s a win! The Urban Armor Gear (UAG) line of products may seem a little masculine-looking to some but for me, it’s simple and…

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My Talk on Proven Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Toy Business

**The following was first delivered as a seminar topic at ToyFest West trade show in Vegas.** Note that the examples below pertain to companies in the Toy Industry but rest assured, these tips will work with ANY business.** In today’s digital landscape, when people aren’t stalking exes, reading about the Kardashians or watching cat videos, people actually use the internet…

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