For Princesses and Fairies!

Bubblegum Tree Photography is offering an amazing promotion for $99 mini sessions...not just any mini sessions! The first is called Urban Princess and your little princess will be outfitted with a beautiful tutu or gown made by Baby Cha Cha for her pictures! This event will be September 30th from 10-1 pm. I am an associate photographer with Bubblegum Tree so I will be available for these fun mini sessions! Also Fantasy Celebrations will be there with a full princess tea party set up! Talk about fun for mom, and fun for kids! My kind of event!

The second event, called Woodland Fairy, will be October 5th from 10-1 pm on Market Street in The Woodlands. I will be there too! Same adorable outfits (and wings), same great photographers ;) , same great price!

These are both a great value! Each person will get a cd with 5 edited photos! With the holidays coming, what better time to have your pictures done and in hand! I promise, your pictures will stop traffic!

To register for your mini session click on one of the following links! Be sure to mention where you saw this announcement!

Urban Princess - September 30th

Woodland Fairy - October 5th

...and here is a sample of my work...with my princess!


Fall is Here!!!

Finally! Fall is here! After months of 90+ degree weather we now have beautiful breezy mornings in the upper 70's! Ah, bliss! If you haven't been out to Stroller Strides yet, ya gotta go! It is great to get out, get some fresh air, and get those muscles moving!

Truly, it is awesome! Come see for yourself!


Coupon Chief - A Gem for Online Shopping

Here is one to file under "nothing to do with fitness", but it is definitely blog worthy!

I was recently referred to a website called CouponChief.com. This site is awesome! Anytime I make purchases online I always do a search for coupon codes. Hey, I say if there is a discount out there (which there usually is) why not use it! Read on for some of the great features of CouponChief.com and see why I considered it "blog worthy"!

Lots O' Coupons
CouponChief.com is the "grand daddy" library of coupon codes! There are hundreds of stores listed and includes everything from clothing stores to home and decor stores. There are even coupon codes for the "big" stores such as Target and Best Buy! You can search by store or by category. It is so easy to find your coupons! You can even create a profile and select your favorite stores and CouponChief.com will email you when new coupon codes are uploaded!

Coupon Ratings
I love attention to detail and this website has done a great job addressing "the little things" that I find very useful. Each coupon code has a rating system where anyone who uses it can not only rate the coupon code, but can also leave comments. Pretty much you won't be surfing through hundreds of coupon codes that don't work!

Pay-2-Share Program
I don't know about you, but my inbox gets flooded with weekly emails (admittedly I opted for) from stores that I love. Most of them have some kind of coupon code in them. CouponChief.com has a program where you can upload your own coupon codes and when someone clicks on them and uses them, you will receive 2% of the sales. You probably won't be able to pay your mortgage with this, but that free cup of coffee or meal sounds great to me!

Its FREE!!!
Did I mention its free to use (even the pay-2-share program)? Really nothing else need be said on this one!

Truly, I think this is a great site that everyone can use! Check it out, pass it on, enjoy!


As Seen on TV!

So if you are a Houstonian, you know that we have had a near drought this summer! No rain! A handful of showers over the past three months with lots of blinding sunshine...right?! Last night I was both anxious and excited about Stroller Strides Memorial re-opening for the Fall after a brief summer break!

Then the rain came! Lots and lots of it! It rained off and on throughout the night and this morning. I thought to myself "NO!!! No one will show up for class and it will be me and camera crew!" Thankfully it wasn't just me! My dear friend and fellow Stroller Strides Allison came to class today! Awesome mommy!

Ryan from KPRC Channel 2 and his camera man were such good sports! They filmed the entire class and put together a mini masterpiece that aired this afternoon during the 4 o'clock hour!

So without further adieu, here is 2 minutes and 19 seconds of Stroller Strides Memorial on the news!

Stroller Strides Memorial on KPRC Channel 2 News from Valerie Gay on Vimeo



Join us tomorrow Sept 4th!...

for a free class...that will be hitting the airwaves via Channel 2 News!

Come out for fun time and great workout tomorrow morning at 9:30 am at Memorial Park! The weather is much cooler in the morning now so it should be great workout weather tomorrow!

I am excited to welcome Channel 2 to come out and do a story on our fit mamas here in Houston! Don't miss it!

Hope to see you at the park!