Saturday, August 8, 2009
This online store and catalogue has a gorgeous mix of eclectic furnishings, home decor, gifts, garden goods and textiles. They are currently having a fantastic sale of up to 60% off. This would be a great time to snatch up that vintage chair or set of new dishes you've had your eye on! Click Here to link to one of my favorite stores, WISTERIA
Friday, August 7, 2009
Yep, it exists and people eat it too. I would probably pass on that one, but I might actually enjoy bacon ice cream! There are a world of different flavors that people enjoy that you might never think of. Click HERE to read this interesting article about it!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My very talented friend Tricia Vesey captured this picture entitled "Rainbow over Brooklyn." I think it's beautiful and certainly reflects upon Brooklyn's growth and new found glory. If you do too, vote for her in this photography competition to represent Brooklyn through Pingg!
Click here to VOTE!
Ellen Goodman is a Pulitzer prize winning columnist, author, speaker, and commentator who refuses to call herself a pundit. She has long been a chronicler of social change in America, especially the women’s movement and its effects on our public and private lives. She has been quoted for the following
"I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another."
Click HERE to link to a list of her published books!
Today, pay it forward and do one good thing for someone else. It's the small things in life that make the biggest difference!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
To secure and or ensure my husband’s “manliness” he grows a unique villain inspired mustache once a year (mustache wax and all). After months of begging for it to be shaved off and no results, one day I decided to change my strategy. I decided to embrace and celebrate the mustache. This even included bringing them into my home! I found this hysterical pint glass that suited my search just perfectly! Everyone gets a kick out of them and now my husband has an insta-stache every time he takes a sip of beer. Cheers!
Find these adorable Mustache glasses here at BreadandBadger on Etsy!
PS..No mustache for over a year now….fingers crossed :) Embrace the Stache!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Nissan is soon to release an electric car that goes 100 miles on a 30 min charge...check out this interesting article about the company and it's new direction...
By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer Yuri Kageyama, Ap Business Writer – Sun Aug 2, 3:42 am ET
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn drove quietly out of the Japanese automaker's soon-to-open headquarters Sunday in the first public viewing of its new zero-emission vehicle.
It was the first time the external design was shown of Nissan Motor Co.'s environmentally friendly electric automobile, set to go on sale in Japan, the U.S. and Europe next year. The blue hatchback had a sporty design and a recharging opening in the front.
Designer Shiro Nakamura said the vehicle was designed to avoid a stereotypical futuristic design.
"This is not a niche car," he said. "We didn't make it unusual looking. It had to be a real car."
Nissan has promised that the Leaf, which goes into mass-production as a global model in 2012, will be about the same price as a gas-engine car such as the 1.5 million yen ($15,000) Tiida, which sells abroad as the Versa, starting at about $10,000.
Ghosn drove out on stage with former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sitting next to him, and with a Yokohama governor and mayor in the rear seats.
"This car represents a real breakthrough," Ghosn told reporters and guests at a showroom in the new headquarters.
He said the new car and new office building in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, marked two fresh starts for Nissan, which hopes to take the lead in zero-emission vehicles.
Nissan, which has an alliance with Renault SA of France, has fallen behind Japanese rivals Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. in gas-electric hybrids that have become increasingly popular recently.
Nissan said the new 22-story headquarters was designed to be sufficiently energy efficient to qualify as one of the most ecological buildings in Japan. The company, which is losing money amid the global downturn, is selling its old Tokyo headquarters as part of efforts to cut costs.
Koizumi said environmentally friendly auto technology is key to Japan's economic growth.
"It was so unexpectedly smooth and quiet," he said after getting out of the car. "I am sure this car is going to be popular."
What is it about ruffled bloomers on a baby that makes our hearts melt? They are a quintessential part of any baby’s wardrobe but seem hard to find these days as everyone is determined to dress their babies like a twenty five year old. Well hold on to YOUR bloomers because I found THE cutest ones around. Ruffle Butts sells a wide range of adorable colors, matching shirts and even “crawlers” that are full pants. This would be an amazing shower gift and you can even personalize them!
Please click here to visit the RuffleButts website.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I'm all for a good beer....but $70.00?!?...Here is an article explaining Fosters newest product.
By Steve Larkin, AAP, July 31, 2009 09:23am
Fosters has released a new beer that will cost $70 a bottle with expectations it will sell fast.
It comes in a champagne-style bottle and is best drunk from a wine glass.
It's in the Queen's cellar; and the maker says it has traces of vanilla and curry leaf, with hints of honey and passion fruit.
Sound like one of those pompous descriptions for a luxury wine?
It's not - it's an Aussie beer.
While the Fosters Group spends a mint on aiming some of their beers squarely at the blue-collar brigade, they're also cornering a new market: luxury lagers.
Despite tough economic times, the group is convinced success will follow arguably the country's poshest beer, the Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager.
The brewer released the first vintage - yes, the beer comes in a yearly vintage - last year.
It sold out within weeks.
The 2009 vintage will be released on Monday with Foster's expecting the limited edition lager to be again snapped up within weeks.
Some beers cost more: Sydney's boutique brewer Red Oak releases its signature beer, the Framboise Froment reserve, for around $75 for a 250ml bottle.