Friday, February 27, 2009

The Amber Grant

Free grants for women in business! Sorry for the short notice, but the deadline's tomorrow. Click here for more info and to apply for the grant.

The Amber Foundation Grants began in 1998, launched in conjunction with the entreprenuerial community for women, WomensNet.Net, to honor the memory of a young woman who died in 1981, at the age of 19.

:: Lost Bird Found ::

Such a simple shop and I love their logo! Check them out here.

via daily candy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My First Craft Fair!

Woo-hoo! My first craft fair. I'll be presenting my wedding invitations as well as selling some notecards I designed. Come by, it's for a good cause!

A list of vendors...

Abyssal Gems
Ajz Delights
AM-PM Creations
Artwistic Creations
By Belinda
Chantal deFelice
Cherry Tree Lane
Clippity Do Dah
Delightful Trinkets
Designs By Steppie
Double-Sided Tape
Forest Nymph
Funkie Fresh
Hearts and Laserbeams
Honey Child Designs
Jam Baby
Jane Clothing
KD Kreations
Kelso Doesn't Dance
Kristen Craft
LT Creations
Lucky Find Designs
Melissa Hill
Mini Maniacs
Music Saves Lives
My Friend Roze
Namaste Designs
Nancy's Threads
Natural Lathers
Nina Gibson Designs
South Wind Design
Spun By Ver
Tangent Designs
Twinkle Berry
Voz Clothing and Art
Whatakaracter Creative Group
Wolves and Willows
Yolandas Clay

Friday, February 20, 2009

:: Cute Japanese Finds ::

Fabric Gift Bags - The form of wrapping with cloth is a Japanese tradition called Furoshiki.

Japanese Colored Masking Tape - 10pk Light from DWR
image from Oh Happy Day

animal clips from here
via The Speckled Egg


I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this. Apparently it's coming soon. Click here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

:: What I Want Right Now ::

These are absolutely cute! I'd like to have these for the upcoming months. Winter doesn't last long in California! From Free People.

Friday, February 13, 2009

::99 things::

Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

via: One Blue Chocolate, photo from here

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gravity Tour Poster Winners!!!



Unfortunately my design didn't win, but many congratulations to the 2 girls that did win. Yay. I can be sore loser sometimes.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Sound of Music

It's Saturday night and the husband's out because it's UFC night. What's a girl to do? I turned on PBS last night to find the most awesome concert on TV... Hitman: David Foster & Friends. This show was amazing and it even featured some of the talent from American Idol. I'm a long time fan of David Foster and his music and to top it off, Boz Skaggs and Peter Cetera were there! Need I say more? I'm giggling like a school girl because their music makes me melt and has inspired me in many ways.

I'm also a new fan of Charice Pempengco.
YES! Extraordinary singer from the Philippines. She is basically what you're talking about when people say, big things come in small packages. Her voice is amazing and it gives me chills everytime I hear her sing. Take a listen here.

Here's a little write up from the

Recorded live in performance at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center, Hitman: David Foster & Friends features Foster himself presiding center stage at the keyboard. The evening is a virtual jukebox worth of songs written by and/or produced by him. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and brother Kevon offer “I Swear;” Brian McKnight revisits Earth, Wind and Fire’s “After the Love Has Gone;” former Chicago front man Peter Cetera gets down with “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Glory of Love;” while Boz Scaggs reprises “Look What You’ve Done to Me” from Urban Cowboy.

photo from PBS.