Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I took this picture yesterday at work. I dressed up as Chun-Li from Street Fighter (work appropriate), Dan was a sailor, and Nichole was a mad scientist! We designed her costume from things we had lying around in the office!


"glassybaby" by Mammogram Promise
For women over 40, getting an annual mammogram is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. That's why I'm spreading the word about mammograms. What's more, if you make a Mammogram Promise at, you'll get the chance to win a glassybaby. All you have to do is click on the link below and make your Mammogram Promise at

Lots of women, including WA State Senator Patty Murray and WA State Governor Christine Gregoire, have promised to get their mammograms, and so should you.

Sign up for the Spread the Word Contest and you still have a chance to win the last daily prize!!I'm pretty sure, that I'm in the running for one of the Top 4 Spread the Word Contest winners! The top 4 Spread the Word Contest winners get 6 glassybaby votives each!

I CURRENTLY have 90 promises!!! PLEASE Help me win glassybaby votives in the healthiest game in town!

[What is glassybaby? glassybaby is the name of a company that hand-produces a very special product of the same name... a small, colored, glass cup that can be used to hold candles, flowers, drinks… whatever the user chooses.

“glassybaby are useful in many ways,” writes Hector Rhodes, the son of glassbaby founder Lee Rhodes. “But their real use is lifting bad moods and loneliness. Their warm and colored light flickers like we do in everyday life. glassybaby serve as a metaphor to symbolize hope and are humble in spirit but not beauty. Whatever your mood, a glassybaby can keep your home inviting and full of spirit.”

glassybaby are made through a multi-layered glass-blowing process and their color comes from different shaded color rods to produce a mix of opaque, translucent, and deeply colored glasses. This method creates a thick, strong piece of glass that has many functions and uses. They come in over 70 different colors that you can mix to create a stunning, flickering picture for a quiet vigil or a bustling party. Shining out of a window, a glassybaby creates an aura of love and good that fills the heart of anyone on the sidewalk or street. To learn more, visit:]

"glassybaby" byMammogram Promise

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lady Em Giveaway through Dev's Favorite Giveaways

It's lunchtime and I ran across this vintage Etsy shop through Dev's Favorite Giveaways. Check out Dev's blog to win something from Lady Em!!

Emily is the creative and talented designer behind the Lady Em Etsy shop. When she isn't busy being a stay-at-home-mom, you can probably find her revamping vintage treasures into one-of-a-kind artistic pieces!

"I love to go rummaging and junking, so much so, that I once opened a small antique booth to justify my addiction! I love looking for uncommon old goods and oddities to use in my pieces, and I adore creating new treasures while enjoying the past."

Lady Em makes vintage ornaments and jewerly. Here are some of my favorites:
Ornament 30 can be hung anywhere, for example a tree or wine bottle!
This Wind Belt Buckle is currently on sale!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween cupcakes big and small at Trophy Cupcakes

I just received this wonderful and delicious cupcake email! I just had to share it!

1st annual Trophy Cupcakes Costume Contest! If you're dressed as a cupcake for Halloween, stop by Trophy Cupcakes for a chance to win two dozen cupcakes! All cupcakes and cupcake inspired costumes will be photographed and voted on by the staff and Trophy Cupcakes Facebook fans on November 1st. Winners in three age categories (0-10, 11-17 & 18-up) will be announced November 2nd.

Trick or Treat from 4-6pm at all of their locations this Saturday!

Candied Yam cupcakes are available at Trophy Cupcakes…a moist Yam Cupcake with toasted pecans and warm fall spices topped with toasted Marshmallow Meringue, reminiscent of the candied yams mom used to make and a little like sweet potato pie! Available on Wednesdays and Saturdays through November and the entire week of Thanksgiving.

Chocolate Hazelnut is a brand new flavor…Valrhona Chocolate Cupcake is topped with Nutella Buttercream and candied Hazelnuts! This special is available Tuesdays and Thursdays.
OMG! I'm trying to eat less sugar and stay in shape for our winter vacation to Maui, but these cupcakes look soooo tempting. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would probably be cupcakes. This is supremely unhealthy, I know, but cupcakes seem to be always on my mind!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I wish...

at gave me the wonderful idea of
'I wish' .... I was six years old and going trick or treating, and my costume would be.....

(go to Kelsey's blog to get the scoop on Wishful Wednesdays)

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind
This is not a picture of me, but I totally dressed up as Scarlett O'Hara in elementary school. I had a yellow dress and a red sash, and I totally looked like this little girl!

Here's a cute pumpkin idea, that I just love too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Favorite things of the day

healing. with a hint of pink

10% from the sale of each true white will be donated to
Care Alliance.

Keith glassybaby

Light of the party

10% from the sale of each Keith will be donated to The Seattle Humane Society.
Please help me win a glassbaby with the Make A Mammogram
Spread the Word Contest!
The song "6 Underground" by Sneaker Pimps
[Did you know that the harp melody at the beginning of the song is a
sample from the track "Golden Girl" from the soundtrack for the
1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger (specifically the scene where Bond
discovers Jill Masterson covered in gold paint).
I remember this song mostly from "The Saint" and "Can't Hardly Wait"!]
from Coco Cake Cupcakes of Vancouver via Flickr

Monday, October 26, 2009

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance giving free mammograms to the uninsured

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is providing mammograms at no cost to 350 women

in the Puget Sound area who are uninsured.

The mammograms will be offered October 28 and 29 (Wednesday and

Thursday this week).

If you know anyone who might qualify, please have them call

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at (206) 288-7800 for more information.

There are just six days left in our Make A Mammogram Promise campaign.

That means you've got two ways to win your very own glassybaby,

if you haven’t already!

Enter the Daily Drawing and be a lucky winner.

So far this month 25 lucky contestants have won a glassbaby!

Be one of four top promise getters in the Spread the Word contest

and win a six-pack of glassybaby votives!

Just log in at and start collecting promises.

Thanks to your efforts we've collected over 4,000 Mammogram Promises.

That means over 4,000 people are helping to reverse the downward trend of

mammography for women over 40 in Washington State and across the nation.

Thank You!
Mammogram Promise Team

Encounters at the end of the world

Last night we watched "Encounters at the End of the World". It was a stunning and philosophical movie, not just about cute penguins in Antarctica.

The narrator, Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic), asks bizarre questions, Bruno-style, like "can penguins go insane?" He must also ask each interviewee to tell him the most obscure or random thing about themselves. The first person interviewed is a self-proclaimed philosopher and forklift driver at the end of the world. When asked, 'how does one end up in Antarctica?' He replies, 'it's natural selection for people who want to jump off the margin of the map', "professional dreamers".

The people the director meets and interviews are interesting and complex characters with absolutely random hobbies. For example, the lively Volcanologist, Dr. Clive Oppenheimer from Cambridge, with curly hair and red cheeks like a hobbit, plays "My Name Is Jonas" by Weezer in one scene directly after applying riot-proof prison cameras at the top of an active volcano. The scene then cuts to a frozen sturgeon in a tunnel underneath the South Pole.

I highly recommend this movie for all nature lovers, just makes sure you're in the right mood for philosophy as well as stunning landscapes and underwater cathedrals....

Click below for a few more interesting perspectives of this movie:
A House Next Door blog
Rusty Shrapnel
(Learn more about the B 15 iceburg)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Promise to get a Mammogram for you or a loved one

The Spread the Word Contest is ending in a week, on October 31st, 2009! Please make a mammogram promise by playing the healthiest game in town, powered by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

For women over 40, getting an annual mammogram is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. That's why I'm spreading the word about mammograms. What's more, if you make a Mammogram Promise at, you'll get the chance to win a glassybaby. All you have to do is click on the link below and make your Mammogram Promise at

Help me win glassybaby votives by clicking my personal link:

Lots of women, including Washington State Senator Patty Murray and Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, have promised to get their mammograms, and so should you.
And best of all (at least for me!), your Mammogram Promise could help me win one of four Spread the Word Grand Prizes. That's something you could win too! Thanks!

Patty Murray

United States Senator, Washington State
"Early detection is critical to surviving breast cancer, and that is why I support campaigns like ‘Make a Mammogram Promise’ that encourage women to make a strong commitment to their health. I am working hard to increase federal funding for screening, treating and ultimately curing this terrible disease, and I encourage women across Washington state to join the effort to save lives."

Christine Gregoire

Governor, Washington State
"I am not a doctor, but I am a breast cancer survivor, and I urge all Washington women to do what I have done. Learn about the disease. Get regular check-ups. Be aware."

Fran Bigelow

Chocolatier, Fran's Chocolates
"A mammogram is so important to me that I have just made it part of my yearly check-up. I schedule it at the same time I make my appointment for my physical, so I always remember it."

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Cupcakes

I saw these adorable witch cupcakes and decided to blog about yummy Halloween cupcakes. This picture was found on Ritzy Bee Blog!
(Cupcakes Take the Cake featured this lovely photo, follow their link for the recipe involving black licorice, chocolate sprinkles and red mini m&m's!)
(Image from

Trophy Cupcakes has all sorts of cute Halloween cupcakes! Here are some of my favorites from their Twitter page!
Frankencupcake!!!!  ooooooo... on Twitpic

Did skulls and brains ever look so sweet? Follow, follow for ... on Twitpic

This is one of my favorite Halloween cupcakes, a witch's hat,... on Twitpic

Dia de los Muertos Cupcakes at University Village! on Twitpic

Thanks to Trophy Cupcakes for allowing me to use these lovely and delicious looking photos! All from Pumpkins & owls & ghosts, oh my! it's getting spooky at Uvill... on Twitpic

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Norah Jones - The Fall CD (Pre-Order):

Norah Jones - The Fall CD (Pre-Order):
"Chasing Pirates" is the first song on Norah Jones' latest album available November 17th. Follow the link to her website to hear it, or download it on iTunes.

Here's another song called, "Young Blood" from her upcoming album:

She seems to have taken more of a Rock approach to this album, as opposed to her Jazz influenced "Come Away with Me", and the more Country "The Little Willies".

Julia Stiles Styles

“It’s easy to..make fun of the trend of eco-consciousness but it’s important that is has become so trendy.” -Julia Stiles.

Who doesn't want '10 SHIRTS I LOVE ABOUT YOU'?

Thanks to for original posting this video and linking me to Julia Stiles Styles!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Favorite random things of the evening....

Hugh Forte's Yellow Flower Photography

A Cup of Jo's wedding posts from last week....

Researching potential Halloween costume ideas...
Chun-Li from Street Fighter.....the pretty Kristen Kruek version, but still the "First Lady of Fighting Games"
Tickets for the Nutcracker at Pacific Northwest Ballet are on sale currently!

100th Post and Fabulous Find!

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Go to and click on "Zoya Nail Polish" on the left-hand side. Choose your three colors (there are over 300 colors to choose from)! All nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. It's also Vegan Friendly!!

[Check out Zoya's lovely blog as well, or find them on Twitter!]

When you're ready to check out, enter promo code RS3.

The $21.00 total will be removed -- you will just have to pay $6.95 for shipping & handling.

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Here's my cart as an example:

Item IDDescriptionPriceQTYTotal
2091Zoya Nail Polish | LA Pop
1569Zoya Nail Polish | Erin
1729Zoya Nail Polish | Norra


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