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It’s like magic! But not really. But kinda!

I’m excited! This weekend I should have a radio ad running on WIOG! Yay! Recently, I met with the guy who is going to make that happen and we worked out the details of what I want to include.

I had been to the building where they’re located, but it had been a looooong time. So it was On-Star to the rescue again! I just can’t get over how fast and easy it is. You just push the button, let them know where you’re trying to go, and before you know it, the directions are there and you’re off!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

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Happy Birthday Mikale!

Mikale with Flux Capacitor Cake

Mikale’s birthday party was last weekend. I was in charge of getting his cake from my friend Heather and transporting it to the party. Eep! So much pressure! I was all worried that it would slide around in the trunk and something would smush something. Or something. I don’t know! I just didn’t want to mess up the cake. Especially since it was so cool!

Mikale is really in to Back to the Future and so our mother had a Flux Capacitor cake made for him. And it turned out really well! So neat looking!

I drove as carefully as a person can. I was still nervous because you never know what to expect with the roads in the spring. They tend to be at their bumpiest this time of year. So I was really glad that the Cruze is so smooth. Bud I’d hardly know I was driving on spring roads. Woo hoo! That, combined with my extra careful driving, meant that the Flux Capacitor cake arrived without any smushing at all. (But note my super nervous voice when I was still a little unsure about how it all went! ha!)

And Mikale loved the cake! Of course. How could he not?? Such a cool idea! We didn’t even want to cut it. But, alas, we could only look at it for so long, as there were lots of children who were much more ready to eat cake than admire it! NOMNOMNOM! 🙂

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

Chevy, Personal
  1. Allana says: Very Cool Cake! Bet he was happy you got there safely! on 05.3.11 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Tiffany Parrott says: LOVE that cake idea! Thankfully it got there in tact! on 05.3.11 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Sandi says: Love the cake! Very creative! on 05.4.11 @ 8:22 pm

  4. Wendy says: He's really into BTTF. I love when there are things that I've loved since I was a kid that I can share with him too! on 05.4.11 @ 8:24 pm

  5. Alexis says: Wow, driving with a cake would make me nervous too. Glad it got there safely! on 05.4.11 @ 9:56 pm

  6. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: Thanks goodness you got it there is one piece. on 05.4.11 @ 11:14 pm

Easter Egg Hunt!

I had a lot of fun hiding eggs in the Cruze and Mikale had a lot of fun searching for them. Also, he really amuses me.

I had already gotten a ton of videos when my video camera died. So sad! And now it’s holding all those great videos hostage in it’s little dead body. Grrrr. I managed to get some new videos taken, but you are missing out on Mikale saying some amusing things. Fortunately, you get to see Mikale say new amusing things.

There are more places to put eggs in the Cruze than one might think and it was neat to explore the whole car looking for them.

Many videos, be amused:

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Adventure? Well, not exactly! – Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls

Tuesday, I picked up my girl Sarah and dragged her to Frankenmuth for dinner and adventure! We did really well with the dinner part. NOMNOMNOM. We went to the Frankenmuth Brewery and had delicious food, and then tried a dessert that sounded so intriguing – doughnut-batter dipped, deep fried oreos. Every bit as sickeningly delightful as it sounds.

Out in the parking lot, I messed with some more buttons inside the Cruze and finally figured out how to check what kind of mileage I’ve been getting. I, of course, could have looked in the manual at any time and found it pretty quickly. But I’m always wondering things while I’m driving and then forget to mess with it by the time I’m not.

We took a little walk afterward and looked for something to amuse ourselves. Sadly, Frankenmuth closes pretty early at night during the week and we were not successful.

I did get a souvenir penny though! I have collected quite a few of them over the years from various places. Whenever I see one the the machines I feel the need to feed 51 cents in and smash a poor penny flat. I was excited that I had a nice new penny for the cause. They look better. (Shiny!)

Once we determined that everything was pretty much closed, we decided to head to Birch Run instead and catch a movie. We saw Hanna. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I really enjoyed it. It was a good night and I had fun!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

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Who says you need to be awake to learn things? – Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls

Still sleepy from my late night the night before, I dragged myself out of bed bright and early to head to a marketing class. I didn’t want to at the time, because I REALLY wanted to catch a couple more hours of sleep. I’m so glad I did though. I absorbed some new ideas, and the group I was with really meshed well and worked well together. I like how the class material is probably the same from group to group, but that each session could turn out differently because every person in the group brought their own unique perspective and experiences to the discussion. I prefer this kind of setting these days to the traditional class model that I’m used to where the teacher talk talk talks and the students write write write.

Post class, I headed out to spend the rest of the lovely day at grandma’s. My mother and baby (ha! he’s almost 10. TEN! How does that even happen???) brother also came out. Baby brother Mikale had a cool science project to work on. It involved eggs. And packing material. And dropping said eggs from a high place. I took photos of the results for them.

Mikale's egg project

By the time I left, it was dark out and usually that bugs me more. I don’t like driving at night. I feel like I can’t see anything properly. But! The headlights on the Cruze are awesome and have a really far reach. So much less stressful for me! And my neighborhood is full of bunnies so I don’t have to be worried about not being able to see them either! The bunnies don’t know that they’re thankful, but they totally are. You’re welcome, bunnies!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

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  1. Sandi says: Your "Baby" brother is lucky to have you along for the documentation! Looks like a fun project, messy eggs and all. on 04.14.11 @ 10:52 pm

  2. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: What a fun project. I remember it from high school. Mine broke:( on 04.16.11 @ 12:24 am

  3. Wendy says: I had egg projects when I was in elementary school too. They were lots of fun! I still have one of the eggs from one of those projects. on 04.17.11 @ 1:43 pm

  4. Tiffany Parrott says: I want to know more about that marketing class:) on 04.19.11 @ 12:10 pm

  5. Alexis says: Haa I loved the egg drop in high school. I don't think mine ever survived but it was still fun! on 05.4.11 @ 9:59 pm

Oh, what an exciting day it was!

04/01/11 day 1 blog collage 1

I had such a hard time falling asleep the night before. I was excited and nervous and my brain just would not shut off. And then before I knew it, the alarm was going off (so early!) and it was time to start the day! And a pretty, bright, and sunny day it was!

I was nervous and felt a little nauseated as a result. I was only able to drink about half of my coffee (*cries*) and didn’t really want to eat anything. We got to the end of the loooooooong, driveway and I saw two chicas, one with pink and blonde hair (Jamie!)  and one tall, tall, blonde (Katie!)

Jamie and Katie got me settled into our room, which was supplied with noms and balloons. Soon after, we were joined by my adorably pregnant fellow blogger, Megan Burleson! I also got to meet our newest blogger addition, Elizabeth MacFarland of NBC 25!

We went over all the paperwork and I signed my soul away (x3!) and then it was time to see the Chevy goodness! Ok, not really on the soul part.

Megan’s Traverse arrived first. Then Liz’s Traverse. And then. Then! Along came my Cruze! So cute! So new! So shiny! So much better than my usual!

Everyone was so awesome and so nice! And I completely forgot to be nervous once I was there. Except for the parts where I was on camera. Then all I managed to think about was OMG WHAT IF I LOOK SUPER DUMB RIGHT NOW??? I didn’t get the chance to see it when it aired, but I’m choosing to believe that it all went well and that I didn’t look dumb at all.  They wanted one final shot of me driving off in the Cruze and then I was off! And on to the next part of my day!

I went straight to my grandma’s and took her for a ride. We drove to see my mother at work for a minute and made use of the bluetooth capabilities on the way. So neat to be able to just talk while I’m driving without having to worry about messing with the phone at all! It’s voice activated and all I had to do was say the number I wanted to call! How cool is that??

My next stop was WNEM TV5’s station because I’m going to have an ad on their AM radio station! (Yay!) This actually had nothing to do with my Chevy blogging at all and was just a business promo with their ad side. But, while I was there, the news side wanted to do a little interview too, about the Chevy blogging. So that was unexpected and cool! I posted the link on facebook, but here it is if you missed it: Wendy on TV5!

Then I was all done being publicized and went back to a more or less normal day. I went back to my grandma’s and picked her up to go do some banking and shopping. We fit all of our stuff in the trunk with room to spare. It’s surprisingly roomy in there.

That night, I went out to see Source Code (I liked it!) and afterward the day really caught up with me and I was so ready for bed!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego

Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com

Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com

Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

Chevy, Personal
  1. Jamie Harrington says: AHH! I love it! I think my favorite part was when the guy quoted you describing the car! on 04.4.11 @ 12:17 am

  2. Wendy says: Why do I not remember this? on 04.4.11 @ 5:38 pm

  3. Tiffany Parrott says: That was an exciting day!! Have fun cruisin'!! on 04.5.11 @ 4:53 pm

  4. Sandi says: Oh my gosh, Wendy! This sounds like so much fun. You did a great job telling the story and capturing the excitement with your pictures! on 04.5.11 @ 4:55 pm

  5. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: looks like so much fun! You did a great job capturing it! on 04.5.11 @ 10:14 pm

  6. Alexis says: This is so cool!! The voice activated bluetooth sounds awesome...my car that doesn't even have power windows is jealous! on 04.6.11 @ 9:18 am

  7. Allana says: What a great experience!! on 04.7.11 @ 2:20 pm

Drive by posting!

I have more coming but I’m not done go-go-go-ing today and so this has to be short and sweet!

First! This morning was so awesome and I am already enjoying being a Mid-Michigan Chevy Girl on the Go!

Thank you so much to the Mid-Michigan Chevy dealers for making it possible! I can’t wait to tell you all about how my first day in the Chevy Cruze went! And post pictures! I, of course, took plenty this morning!

And second, WINNERS!!!

Winner of Prize 1, the chocolate gift: Entry #1, Alej Keigan!
Winner of Prize #2, the bottle of raspberry balsamic vinegar: Entry # 14, Jessica G!
Winner of Prize #3, the coffee & cocoa: Entry #5, Holly M!

Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you for your mailing info, so be on the look out! 🙂

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  1. alej keigan says: yum, thank you! on 04.1.11 @ 9:41 pm

Looking Forward To April!

April is great! It means that spring will finally begin to feel like it’s here, the world will get all pretty and bright again, birds will happily chirp and sing,  and *I* will happily say goodbye to another Michigan winter!

There are quite a few things coming up this month that I can’t wait to post about.   First thing on the list is that I’ll be  taking part in the Chevy Girls on the Go program! I will be test driving a new Chevy and blogging/vlogging about it! And you know that with me,  that will mean tons of pictures too!

I will be driving a Cruze, a Malibu, or a Traverse and I can’t decide which I like the most! I think the Cruze might be the cutest, but the Malibu looks cool too, and I’ve heard some really awesome things about the features on the Traverse. So I’m thinking I’m going to be thrilled no matter how it goes.

I’m looking forward to my month of adventures with a shiny new Chevy and can’t wait to get started! It’s going to be so fun! I’m getting so impatient for the end of this week!

Vlogging will be kind of a new experience for me too so I’m really looking forward to that part as well!

Site link to come soon, and be sure to go check out and “Like” the Mid-Michigan Chevy on the Go Facebook page!

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  1. Sandi says: Way to go, girl! Looking forward to following along and reading about your experience! on 03.31.11 @ 7:41 pm

  2. Wendy says: It's so exciting! :D on 03.31.11 @ 8:18 pm