Skip to main content

Help Give 500K to a U.S. Olympic / Paralympic Program in Need! Citi + Every Step of the Way

Hello lovelies! Just popping in to spread the word about a fantastic program: Every Step of the Way. There are 9 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. And 9 programs in need. Citi has donated $500,000 to the U.S. Olympic Committee to help these programs Every Step of the Way. And you can help with just a click.

That's it! A simple click and you help decide where that money goes. It's never been easier to show your support for a great cause. Check out the video and the 9 athletes below!

Billy Demong | Team for Tomorrow
Supports spreading Olympic values to future generations.

Julie Chu | The USA Hockey Foundation
Supports giving kids the chance to try hockey for free.

Dan Jansen | Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund
Supports helping US Olympians through hard times.

Erin Hamlin | USA Luge Slider Search
Supports discovering the next great luge athletes.

Alana Nichols | Team USA Paralympic Champions Fund
Supports raising money for aspiring US Paralympians.

Evan Lysacek | Figure Skating in Harlem
Supports inspiring a new generation of skaters from urban areas.

Picabo Street | Team USA Stay on the Slopes Iniative
Supports injury prevention for skiers and snowboarders.

Rico Roman | Operation Comfort
Supports giving back to our country's veterans.

Ted Ligety | Youth Enrichment Services
Supports giving urban youth the chance to ski and snowboard.

This is a quick, easy, and awesome way to show your support for US Olympians, Paralympians, and programs in need. Throughout the week, I'll be spotlighting some of the athletes and their programs on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Stay tuned and leave a comment on Facebook or tweet @TheLovelySide which program you clicked to support Every Step of the Way – and don't forget to hashtag #EveryStep.

Head to Citi's Every Step of the Way to cast your click.

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Lovely Side is on: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)