What Does Zurek Mean? Meaning Family Name Zurek

[ 30 ] August 19, 2014 |

Zurek is Sour Soup, not a city in Switerland!

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My Husband is a Zurek

During the course of my life, my last name has begun with ‘B’, with ‘M’, and now ‘Z’. I love being a ZUREK, it is such fun family to marry into, as Walt has 4 siblings, 92 first cousins, and a whole slew of distant relatives.

Family Photo

Walt has spent a considerable amount of time researching his family history on both his mother and father’s side of the family. He has researched his father’s side, the Zurek’s, back to the 1700s. Yes, there are still a few names and dates missing along the way, and some supporting documents still to collect…but that’s half the fun of the research. And it all started with a trial World Explorer Plus membership that I won about a year ago!

Walter Zurek Family Tree (zurek leg)

Walt’s family tree on the Zurek side, as you can see his research goes back to the 1700s. Some names have been removed to protect privacy. This capability to make a family tree is a part of the features on Ancestry. com

I think when Walt first started researching his family, he had no idea where the search would take him or that he would become so immersed in the search for his roots. I certainly had no idea when we attained the membership how many things we would do around the research! Consider a trial Ancestry. com membership for yourself!
For example:

Ancestry.com helps find where relatives lived and died

Parisville Mi Catholic Cemetary  Historical Museum

Based on the knowledge we gained via Ancestry. com we have visited family grave sites and local surrounding towns in Parisville, Mi. which is the oldest Polish Settlement in America. We found several relatives buried in the local Catholic Cemetery at St. Mary’s Church. We even discovered the burial cross of Walt’s 2nd great grandma. Because the museum was closing, they gave the cross to Walt! This was all because of the knowledge he gained on Ancestory. com

Ancestry.com leads you to experts, databases and other searchers who can help discover who you are


Ship Registry from Hamburg

Via the hired experts, databases and others who had already researched the Zurek tree, Walt was able to locate documents such as this passenger list from the SS Hyram-Hamburg, Germany to Quebec, Ont (April 1886) which confirms his 2nd Great grandmother’s passage to North America.  Via the “Hire an Expert” tab, he hired an expert in Poland who greatly helped in finding documentation to verify relatives on the Zurek family tree.  You can also view the trees of other relatives and people who are Ancestry .com members. If their tree is public, you can grab parts of their trees and paste the relevant parts into your tree!

You can find out about your family Last name meanings and origin on your first visit!

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As you can see the Zurek last name means Sour Soup. Now isn’t that funny that discovering your last name meanings can lead you to find out a fun fact like that!

Here’s what Zurek Soup looks like!

ZUREK Family Name Means sour soup

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Navy Navy Navy! Navy Shoes for Fall 2014 Women over 45

[ 13 ] August 18, 2014 |

For Fall 2014, think Navy Navy Navy

navy shoes for fall

Heels Shown: Left to Right Top to Bottom: Love these eyelet cutouts! Kate Spade New York Lana pump $350; The classic Rhinestone Badgley Mischka  Hollie pump $235; the sexy tie-up Sam Edelman Zachary Ankle Cuff suede pump $140; Enzo Angiolini Samendra platform pump, $120; Kate Spade New York Lennin flannel pump $350; i love the deep vamp on this Louise et Cie Hermosah pump $117

Boots and Shoes: Left to Right Top to Bottom:  I have green rain boots like these Hunter for Rag & Bone Tall Rain boot, $295, so expensive but so FAB; Kork-Ease Natalya burnished leather Demi boot $190; Jeffrey Campbell Flannel Cutout Bootie, $210Nine West Saxophone flat, $69; you will see these Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee boot everywhere but the price ($665) is Wowza; the good old winter stand by Ugg Austraila Azalea boot gets an update in blue $185

I just love the shoes for fall don’t you? And navy is such a prominent color once again.You will find navy coupled with other shades of blue, black and camel. Look for it everywhere! It’s navy shoes for fall all the way.

Here’s a favorite Navy Shoe of mine from several years ago.

“The Shoe” that Works


The Chief blonde is wearing Blue Slingback from Vera Wang for Kohl’s (2011 collection $89.99.  similar), with a vintage denim jacket and old Express Maxi dress.  

You have that shoe. You know the one. It’s the one you bought ages ago… It’s just the right color… The right height…  It goes with everything. It’s easy to walk and stand in.

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  The Chief Blonde wears “The Shoe” with a dark navy vintage hose and a “Rita” style Karina Dress ($169)

It’s “The Shoe” if you could only pack one for the weekend (who EVER does that?), it would be the one you’d grab. It looks good with hose or not…always gets compliments years later…makes your legs look hot.


 The Chief Blonde wears “THE SHOE” with head to toe Fresh Produce clothing.  

“The Shoe” can even make capris look better. That’s saying a lot.

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Dressed up for a wedding, the Chief Blonde sports a dress by Monroe and Main, vintage DKNY Pointelle sweater and “The Shoe” 

When you have your son’s wedding and a company gifts you the perfect dress to wear…it’s no shock that the shoe is the one that looks best!  There is only one question…

Why oh Why, didn’t you buy all the colors they had in “The Shoe”?
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$50 Kohl’s Card Giveaway + Fall Fashionista Events 2014, Coming Oct 9-17

[ 501 ] August 17, 2014 |

Fall Fashionista Events 2014 Giveaway


Fall Fashionsta 2014


That’s okay…I’ll wait while you put it on your calendar! October 9-17, Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway

Did you note it? Not sure what the Fall Fashionista Events 2014 is? Here’s a summary:

  • Largest fashion giveaway event on the Internet…PERIOD
  • $26,000 in prizes
  • 113 + participating bloggers
  • 3/4 million entries
  • All Fashion! Only Fashion!
  • Seventh consecutive event in this semi-annual extravaganza

Are you a ENTRANT/READER and want to be part of the event?

Just sign up for our emails in order to get all the news leading up to the event. Show up here on October 9-17 to enter all 113+ Giveaways + a wonderful Grand Prize TBA!

Are you a COMPANY and want to be part of the event?

Contact Shelley, Still Blonde after all these YEARS (stillblondeafteralltheseyears@gmail.com)  or Katie, Modly Chic (modlychic@gmail.com), the co-hosts of this event for sponsorship opportunities or to sponsor individual bloggers.

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Fill out this form and become a Fashionista! You’ll also qualify for all our PR opportunities over the next 6 months!

Thanks for reading about the Fall Fashionista Events 2014 (Oct. 9-17)

Now enter our $50 Kohl’s Giveaway just as a thank-you for taking the time to learn about our event.


Too Cool For School This Fall Fashionista Events 2014 Annoucement Post + $50 Giveaway runs from August 18-24, 2014 and is hosted by BloggerPR.  Be sure after entering our amazing giveaway to enter all the other bloggers giveaways listed in the linky below. 18 years +, Worldwide, where legal to enter and use a Kohl’s card.


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How do I Protect my Family from Computer Viruses?

[ 14 ] August 15, 2014 |

How do I protect my computer and all my mobile devices?

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

How do I protect my family from computer Viruses

Hackers and Viruses in the Headlines

You have read the most recent news reports:

  • Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords
  • Insight Publishes Back to School Guidelines as Classrooms Brace for Tech Influx
  • Hacker worms his way into WSJ computer systems

The world is a scary scary place these days. I don’t have the know how or tools to deal by myself with this kind of evil threats on my devices, do you? I sure can’t afford to hire a tech person to deal with all the threats to all the devices in my home either!

How do I protect my family from computer viruses

How do I protect my family from computer viruses?

With multiple devices, some mobile, some home based what’s the best way to protect your family from viruses, hackers, password theft, while all the time repeling online invaders?  How do you make sure that your kids returning to college have the solutions they need against online threats?  A multi-device solution like Norton 360 Multi-Device might just be just the protection that you seek.

Why Multi-Device Protection?

Multi-device Protection covers all your devices – Norton 360™ for PCs, Norton™ Internet Security 5 for Mac® and Norton Mobile Security for iPhones®, iPads® and Android™ smartphones and tablets. For a mere $70 a year, you can get 1 year of protection on up to 5 devices. That should get your kids back to school with less worry right?

Operating from one screen you can quickly add all your devices, activating protection for all your devices. You will appreciate that if you child loses their phone while away at college Norton 360 Multi-Device has loss-prevention tools that let you locate missing phones and tablets, while backing up files and contacts to protect them. I like that the program updates silently constantly protecting my family–you know those darn viruses and hackers never sleep!

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Norton 360 offers 24×7 online and phone support, because you know you or your children will have questions. Also, you can check out Norton by Symantec coupons from Coupons .com where you will currently find Norton by Symantec offers including 2 coupon codes, and 11 sales.

Win a Year’s worth of Karina Dresses, $1000 Value

[ 5 ] August 14, 2014 |

14th #FrockStar Nation Event, a year’s worth of dresses just for YOU!

Whoot! Karina is providing me with a different dress for every event, which style is your fav?

Spring Frockstar

Can you feel it? Fall is approaching quickly. No better time to be a Frockstar and stay on trend in Karina Dresses. Even better, Karina Dresses is providing one lucky winner in round 14 of Frockstar, 6 dresses–that’s a year’s worth of dresses — from the Karina dress collection! (Retail $1000). I have worn 13 dresses in the event so far! Which look of mine do you like best?  Which one do you think you’d like to wear?

Karina Dresses Composite

 The Chief Blonde models 13 Karina Dresses.  Left to right: Penelope dress in Cheetah,  Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Tracy Midi Dress #1 Review (3rd Photo) , Black and White Jenny Dress ReviewRita Dress Review,  Sophie Dress Review, Gala Dress ReviewMeagan Dress ReviewEmily Review,  Tracy Midi Dress #2 . Jenny Dress Review,  Josie Dress  Review, and  Patti Dress Review   All Karina Dresses can be purchased at their WEBSITE. and Review 

Which is your favorite Karina to date? Do you own a Karina yet?

My new favorite Karina was the Josie because of its length and how great it looks with a belt, and then my favorite was the Emily because it’s a sheath.  I am still hopeful they will reissue the Emily in some new patterns, it’s in very classic patterns at the moment, perfect for work.  Like all Karina dresses, the Emily  is made right in the USA in Brooklyn, NY. .  All Karina Dresses are machine washable and wrinkle-free (perfect for fall breaks or get away vacations).

Just so you know…Make sure to sign up for Karina’s newsletter to win!

Karina Dresses has a newsletter you will want to get in your inbox. Each weekly newsletter has a winner of a new dress selected from the email subscribers. You have to open the email to see if it is you! In addition to giveaways, The Karina Dresses newsletter also has flash sales with the hottest prints at almost 50% off! To make this newsletter even more desirable to join, if you sign up and confirm your subscription (or are already a subscriber and enter this giveaway) you will be entered into the sweepstakes for $1000 in Karina Dresses! Are you ready to join the Karina Nation? Subscribe here!

If you are a blogger and you would like to do a review of a Karina Dress, they choose their reviewers from their affiliates! You can sign up to be an affiliate here: http://bit.ly/KDAffiliate

Here’s the entry device and then check out my blogger friends below featuring other Karina Dresses!

Check out my other Frockstar Nation Blogger Friends who are also part of this event!