Thursday, October 30, 2008

Reusable Bags


I just ran across this website full of reusable bags. They have some really cute compact bags which are fantastic because you can keep one in your purse. We've all run into the store to grab just a few little things, got to the checkout counter and wished we would have remembered our tote that's just lying there in the trunk of our car. Then we try to carefully make our way to the car while holding precariously balancing our items under our arms and between our fingers of one hand and digging our keys out with the other. Ok, not you? Well, this is a great way to avoid that from happening. They have lots of beautiful patterns and styles to choose from. love it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fighting for the BOOBS!


The ladies got together this weekend to participate in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Atlantic Station. I was incredibly tired and little loopy from the medication, but it was incredibly important to me to participate. My incredible grandmother is a 19 year survivor of breast cancer and I kept thinking that the very least I can do is walk for the cause, her cause. It is amazing when I think of the medical miracles and advances that have taken place in the fight against breast cancer since my granny was diagnosed. So many lives have been saved, but there is still such a long way to go to eradicate this disease. Almost everyone I know has been touched by this frightening disease in some way. Every woman you know is someones mother, sister, daughter, family or friend. I hope that in my lifetime I am able to see even more progress and may be even a cure. It takes support for the research and the people. I'll keep trying to do my small part. 
In support of Granny and my amazement that every year she makes sure to participate in as many ways as she can, I decided to make shirts for our group. After a very long, complicated and disappointing exchange with one company I finally gave up and found someone else to work with. A quick recommendation for Velocity Screenprinting in L5P. They were so wonderful to work with and helped me out of a very tight spot. For all your t-shirt (whatever) screenprinting needs I absolutely recommend Velocity! Check out our fun Team Granny shirts!
Special shout out to my friend Fallon who saved the day by going to pick up the shirts, since I was on the disabled list for the evening. Thanks!
We also ate an incredible brunch at J. Christopher's. The omelets, turkey bacon and hot chocolate were all FANTASTIC!

arrrggghhhhh.

I have officially myspaced, facebooked, etsy-ed, linked in connected, email answered, newsletter read, online magazine browsed, googled, channel surfed, i-tunes shopped, pill popped and slept so much the past six days that I am ... EXHAUSTED! Me, the Mac, the TV and the dog have spent so much quality time together I am sick of it all - no offense Reese (smooches). I'm going stir crazy here. I know it is the best thing for my body to just sit here, rest and relax, but good grief! Ok that's all the blog pouting I will do. Now back to my routine. blah.
- no, he's not mine. he just looked how i felt. -

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cool as I.C.E.

The holiday season is swiftly approaching. If you are done with gift cards or tired of relying on old reliable (completely unoriginal) gifts ... you should check out the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular! This year's event is Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Ambient + Photo Studio in Atlanta. Every year more and more incredible independent artists display their latest and greatest goods at this event. From gorgeous jewelry to quirky t-shirts and handcrafted journals to inspired art pieces ... there is something for event he most unique person in your life.

Come check it out and support independent artists and crafters (especially my friend Christy, organizer and founder of I.C.E. and creater of a bardis).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chomp and Stomp


Chomp and Stomp, Cabbagetown's chili cook-off and artists market will be November 8 starting at 10 a.m. in Cabbagetown Park. Many ICE vendors are participating in the artist market! It a great day of fun and good food. If you've never been this year's event sounds like it is going to be the best one yet. Check it out.

Orange Crush

-- photo: domino.com --
This orange chair + couch set look so comfortable to me. It is a great color and they just make me want to curl up and nap. I would love them!

Monday, October 20, 2008

SNL ... again



I know. I bet when you saw this you were overcome by exhaustion at the thought of reading one more Palin SNL update, but I can't help it people. I think they are just hilarious. I haven't seen one yet that didn't make me laugh out loud! If a cameo appearance by the actual Gov. Palin, a VERY pregnant Amy Poehler and a 3 minute rap about Eskimos and shooting moose doesn't sounds like it could make you laugh ... don't bother clicking.
I however have watched this about a dozen times. BTW, still funny. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Knock-Knock

Who's there?I love this company. They have some of the funniest products. Hilarious books, flashcards, stickies, door knob hangers and more. I love this new "Decision Kit". The Gut Feelings notepad is quite hilarious.



Saturday, October 18, 2008

new music


Have you heard of Matt Nathanson? I think you should check him out. 

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals


Last night my dear friend Fallon and I made the long haul up 400 to the new(ish) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park to see Ryan Adams & the Cardinals. I love going to new venues and checking out their operations. I can't help but view everything with a bit of a critical eye since being in the venue biz myself. 

Getting off 400, no problem. Finding will call, no signage. Finding the correct parking lot, way to far away and no signage. Well, that is until you get in the parking lot and then it's excessive. Walk to the venue, respectable. It seems longer since you have to drive all over creation to even find the parking lot, but it really is a short walk. Bag checkers & ushers, eh. Decent I guess, less than enthusiastic but efficient. We didn't check out the concession or restroom areas, but they seemed well placed inside the venue and there appeared to be plenty of choices available. The seating in the orchestra section was great!! The acoustics were wonderful, in my opinion some of the best in an outdoor venue that I've heard. It  was really difficult for people who arrived after the show started to find their seats due to the low lighting under the canopy. The ushers had flashlights, but folks still looked confused. Overall the venue was very nice. I would recommend going to a concert there, just allow some extra time to figure out the parking debacle. 

The show started great. They played some of my favorite Ryan Adams songs and lots of the new stuff coming out on soon. Ryan was apparently feeling a little under the weather and had to end the show early. :( That was a bummer, but it couldn't be helped I guess. He was great live while he played though!! 

On a quick side note .... The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. They have a crazy tasty treat to celebrate the occasion. If you happen to go there I would HIGHLY recommend getting a slice of the anniversary cheesecake ... two layers of original cheesecake and two layers of creamy chocolate fudge cake filled with chocolate cream and finished with crunchy pearls of chocolate. GOODNESS!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Palin in the Oval Office

CLICK HERE to see Palin in the Oval Office.
-- Scroll over different items in the office. Every time you see a hand, CLICK and there is audio for that item. Really funny.

EcoVille Georgia

Welcome to EcoVille Georgia, your on-line destination for local recycling and sustainability information.
This resource site is sponsored by Coca-Cola Recycling, LLC. For those of you who know me, you are well aware that my LOVE for the sweet nectar that is Coke runs deep & true. Not only am a I fan of their product, I applaud them for the efforts they make in communities around the world. Certainly some are more impressive than others and they have a long way to go considering what a huge conglomerate they are, but they certainly give it a greater effort than other big business, corporate America, industry giants with no conscious about the world at large. But I digress.

If you haven't heard the Coca-Cola company has launched a new "company-within-the-company". They are about to make big business (and hopefully an even bigger impact) out of recycling and setting some industry standards about being better world citizens as a company. Check out one of their vision statements for this initiative:

A couple interesting quick facts from the site:
*We've made an investment of more than $60 million to build the world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant and to support recycling in the U.S.
*For our
cold drink equipment, we've developed an innovative energy management system that delivers energy savings of up to 35%.
*We've set an aspirational
goal to return to communities and nature an amount of water equivalent to what we use in our beverages and their production.

Whatever your views on this happen to be, I encourage you to check out the sustainability portion of their website. There is an incredible amount of information about their specific goals as a company and ways you can do your part. You can also click here to sign up for an e-newsletter.

Surprise lunch ...


My little brother is the best. He surprised me today by dropping by my office for lunch. It was a much needed break from work and the usual lunchtime menu. I am really lucky to have someone so funny and so wonderful for a brother. He's great. Thanks for the lunchtime drop-in. I really needed the laughs! xo

Just a thought.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
-- Nathaniel Braden

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Crash


I just happened across this little tidbit. Remember the movie Crash? Well, the cable channel Starz has a new series by the same name, based on the movie and directed by the same people from the movie. The trailer looks great. It appears they will just be expanding on the same story lines form the film and getting more in depther with the characters. This will have to be one I watch online since I don't have Starz, but it looks interesting.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tina Fey ... how I love thee ...

Another job well done by my girl Tina Fey. She never fails. The Palin character is perfection.  
"Forgive me Mr.s Palin. It seems to me when you become cornered, you become increasingly more adorable. Is that fair to say?"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

tick. tick. polictics.

Looking for an easy political update?
You should check the CNN Politics blog/ticker.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Edith

The lovely people at Queen Bee Creations are conspiring to have me spend all my hard earned money on bags! They have launched yet another cute bag design for the fall. You can even add little accessory flowers to jazz it up. So adorable!




Descriptions: Sprout - Edith Tote
Oh Edith, you lovely creature. Casual enough to wear with rain boots and flannel, smart enough to rock with tights and a dress, this truly is a multipurpose bag. Displaying a subtle and sophisticated sprig, it is great for toting around all of your needs during those layering months, or for keeping that knitting project near by for stolen moments of productivity!
This large tote is constructed from Re-wool; a beautiful and sturdy felted wool, composed of scraps left over from textile mills. It is strong, biodegradable, renewable & water resistant. Color is right up there with Vitamin D in surviving the winter months, so add a little WOW topping the design with one of our winter Bloom Pins.

R&R