Saturday, October 31, 2009
"glassybaby" by Mammogram Promise
“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: www.glassybaby.com.]
Friday, October 30, 2009
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
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' .... 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
|healing. with a hint of pink|
10% from the sale of each true white will be donated to
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
discovers Jill Masterson covered in gold paint).
Monday, October 26, 2009
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.
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 http://mam4.me/Em 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.
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
(Learn more about the B 15 iceburg)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
(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 Evite.com)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Norah Jones - The Fall CD (Pre-Order): NorahJones.com
"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".
“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
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!
Go to www.zoya.com 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, http://zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com/ or find them on Twitter!]
The $21.00 total will be removed -- you will just have to pay $6.95 for shipping & handling.
(Image from Amazon.com)
Here's my cart as an example:
|2091||Zoya Nail Polish | LA Pop|
|1569||Zoya Nail Polish | Erin|
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