Thursday, January 31, 2008

Expecting Greatness

When I was pregnant with my son - nearly five years ago - I could not stop shopping for the right products, the hippest clothes and the newest items to help make life as easy as possible with a new baby - and more glamorous. Several sites cater to new moms and dads. Here are just a few that I've re-discovered lately.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I just love that word (copacetic). I hardly ever use it, but when I came across the site that carries the name (sort of), I just had to say it out loud to myself (several times).

There are more and more sites that I find every day which carry fun, unique, and bold designs and products.

Jessica Kagan Cushman

I've mentioned Giggle before, but it's a great site and one I rediscovered recently.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Super Sunday

Less than one week away, the Superbowl will be the most viewed television event this year (so far)! If you're looking for a great gift for the party, or a sports fan, don't miss out on these great gifts: (Chalifour Flowers and Gourmet)


NHL Interactive

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine's Day Gifts

Don't forget the ones you love!

Send him a Pantygram!
A romantic twist on the usual Valentines Day gift.

Booty Parlor

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Free Shipping with any $100 purchase: expires 2/29/08, Inc. (Chalifour Flowers and Gourmet)

Jimmyjane, PG-rated, Pink background, Button 1

Personalized Valentine's Day Gifts

25% Off Select Intimate Apparel at Hot Topic

Get in the Mood with Sailor Jerry. His and Her Valentiine's Day Gifts! Spiced Aftershave and Panties Gift Set!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Branding & Logos

Do you recognize these logos?

This site might seem overwhelmingly bombarded with logos and graphics, but if you look around our ever-changing world, it too is outlined by new designs and fonts every day.

In the marketing and advertising industries, branding & creating logos, that are not only appealing but recognizable, is becoming a greater challenge and producing more competition among graphic designers.

Capsule, a Minneapolis based company specializing in brand strategy and identity design services has published a guide entitled, Design Matters: Logos 01, An Essential Primer for Today's Competitive Market.

Essential is the key word here. This is a must-have for graphic designers, or anyone looking to brand their company, products or services.

(c) Rockport Publishers 2007

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Winter Specials

It's that time of year. Get ready to save, shop for your loved ones and discover new ways to spoil yourself this Valentine's Day. The following specials are offered by our affiliates for a limited time:

• Free shipping on orders over $30
Use coupon code: AF31-SHIP
(Offer expires February 05, 2008)

Save $300!

Get the VOSTRO™ 200 SLIM TOWER for $449!

BabyUniverse: FREE Standard Shipping
on Hundreds of Select Baby Items (ends 2.4)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger 1979-2008

I was shocked by the news today of Heath Ledger's passing. He was a great actor (and father) who I could envision working in the industry for his lifetime. Sadly, his life was cut short at the age of 28, leaving behind a two-year old daughter (Matilda Rose Ledger).

Heath has a long-list of film credits to his name. My personal favorites:
  1. 10 Things I Hate About You
  2. The Patriot
  3. A Knight's Tale
  4. Monster's Ball
  5. Lords of Dogtown
  6. Casanova
His forthcoming picture, The Dark Knight, in which he plays the Joker, will be released later this year.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

All You Need is Love

Since the beginning of the year, I've discovered that three of my friends from high school and college are getting married this year. Babies and weddings. I've got a lot to look forward to in 2008 so I'm on the look out for ways to help spread the joy. Here are just a few resources for companies who produce beautiful announcements and invitations.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snow Days

In exactly one week, I'll be heading to Denver for a long overdue snowboarding weekend!

I'll be staying in the River Run Village at the Keystone resort and I am so looking forward to enjoying another visit to Breckenridge. It's been years since I've been there, and years since I've been on my snowboard but it'll be a nice getaway, and a weekend that I will remember for years to come.

But enough about that. I discovered recently that 5 of the 10 Top Ski Resorts are in Colorado. I have got to go there more often. Here's the list:

#1. Aspen, Colorado
#2. Crested Butte, Colorado

#3. Lake Tahoe, California
#4. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

#5. Keystone, Colorado

#6. Vail, Colorado

#7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

#8. Whistler, Canada

#9. Park City, Utah

#10. Mont Tremblant, Canada

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gift Guide

I can't say enough about the great sites that I have discovered recently and one in particular, Sweet Juniper, caught my attention because it too, discusses parenthood, design, books, music, and other topics that I also cover.

They put together a great Gift Guide in early December which features toys, clothing, and hats - mostly created by stay-at-home-parents who make their products themselves.

Written by a SAHD who moved his family from San Francisco to Detroit, the author of Sweet Juniper writes about life in the city as well as his adventures in parenting.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pop Quiz

With Valentine's Day just around the corner - an annual celebration that people either love or love to hate - I thought I'd share some fun on line quizzes that I've come across. I haven't taken these myself (or if I have, I'm not talking) but if you're looking for a way to entertain yourself come February 14th take one or two of these and see if She (or He's) the One or determine if you are indeed a Sex Goddess!

And if you're looking for a unique site to shop for you loved ones (or yourself) visit Refinery 29 Shops featuring couture-type clothing at prices even you can afford.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Zen Dad

I enjoy quite a few other blogs - when I actually have time to read them - and I especially like those that cover a wide variety of topics while staying true to their voice. Zen Habits is one such blog and a recent post by this happy dad made me smile: Why I Love Being a Dad.

For those with children, you will understand why I enjoyed this post so much and why there are (currently) nearly 65 comments on this posting and why his blog is in the top 50 blogs found through Technorati.

Read it and weep. I did.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Don't Mess with Texas

I will be spending the night in Dallas, Texas - the fastest turn-around trip I've ever experienced (thus far). I know I will have no time, nor the energy, to shop but I do know that I will be back (in April and again in November) so already I'm making a list - and checking it twice - of all the trendy boutiques, shops and restaurants I plan on visiting during my upcoming return to this city - or at least doing more research on.

Clothing & Shoes:

(on Lovers Lane)

Feedback or other suggestions welcome!