Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Shares: I Just Realized I Need a New Calendar...

Chrono Shredder

The Chrono-Shredder is a design that reminds us of the preciousness of our lifetime. It represents the passing of time by shredding the days of the year – printed on a paper roll – at a slow constant rate. To shred one day takes 24 hours. There is no “off”-button. As the seconds pass by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device.

Ingenious DIY chalkboard wall calendar project.

Section off a big area of your home office wall,  Start with a base coat of store-bought black chalkboard paint, and then mix in varying amounts of white chalkboard paint for lighter squares, fill in 6 weeks worth of squares in a checkerboard pattern. The result is a gorgeous, rewritable DIY home office calendar that's making me want to head over to the paint store right this very minute.

Calendar Tape

Say goodbye to crappy novelty calendars and hello to the ever lasting calendar tape from the designers at Suck UK. This calendar seriously rocks my world.
You can stick this stuff anywhere and just scrawl on it as you wish. Best of all, when you no longer need to know that the dog had to go to the vet’s on November 21 or that you had to pay the milk bill on the 23rd, you just tear it off and bin it.
That is my kind of calendar!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fashion: Vegan Wrap Boots!? Say Wha'?!

I want These and These. and MOST Importantly---THESE.

If you don't know the story of TOMS SHOES here ya go:
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about.

Our Story

In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.

Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 150,000* pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model. Because of your support, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world in 2009.

Our ongoing community events and Shoe Drop Tours allow TOMS supporters and enthusiasts to be part of our One for One movement. Join us.
Why Shoes?

Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or just getting around, these children are at risk.

Walking is often the primary mode of transportation in developing countries. Children can walk for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help. Wearing shoes literally enables them to walk distances that aren't possible barefoot.

Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.

Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.

There is one simple solution...SHOES.

Of the planet's six billion people, four billion live in conditions inconceivable to many. Lets take a step towards a better tomorrow.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fashion: Sometimes it is Art...

...Sometimes it is a Bunch of Teenage Posers.

And I get to decide when and where the distinction is. Isn't freedom great? haha....
I love fashion as much as the next person, But as I looked at this website all I could think, as I countinually scanned down the page was 'These girls haven't gotten their 'grown-up' bodies yet."

...and I really am not bitter. They really (for the most part) haven't. Let them try dressing then. Maybe they wont try so hard.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Shares: A little Christmas Joy

First, an Evolution, If you will:

My favorite Christmas Skit of all time:

And what Is Christmas, without the Muppets?:

It just so happens Jimmy Fallon is in a lot of these...oops?

Shares: Why Do I have Such a Morbid Sense of Humor?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Shares: Just a Few Tidbits I Read and Liked Today...

The Sarcasm in this story was just Pitch Perfect.

Meredith Chamberlain writes a great piece for This Recording Right here... speaking on growing up.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ramblings: A Date.

So, I am really happy right now. I want to start with that. Work has been at a good pace, and is only going to get a TON busier the last 3 months I am doing AmeriCorps. I already have a job lined up for after my year of service. I am paying off debt. Christmas is about here. I have great friends. I am learning new things a lot. I am finding new passions. I am eating right and working out 4 times a week. Life, it seems is pretty good.

So, as I sit here this morning, I realize: I want to go on a date. Now, I don't want to go on a date in the ' life would be even more perfect with a male!' kind of way. But I really would like to meet someone new and fun. Or/also I would like to go on a real date. Like, pick me up. Let's get to know each other. Let's do something fun. Then how bout you drop me off, and give mea hug or maybe a small kiss?

Yeah, I like traditional little things, and that sounds just so...quant (sp?) right now. Thought I would share. Especially if you know anyone with glasses, facial hair, and a penchant for argyle or flannel. :D

Or if you personally know Dermont.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fashion: Recent Discovery!

I recently came across the blog 'What I Wore' and have started to love it.
My favorite outfits so far ( she takes a picture everyday kids...)

As I have proclaimed before, I love clothing. I think it is art. I recently decided I need to start doing more about that...but it is hard now that I am living out of 3 suitcases and most my wordrobe is in storage.

BUT, I decided, my first resolution I suppose, is to give all my clothing a second life, before thrift storing it.

Example. I have a sweater that I would wear here and there, and just decided finally, it is not flattering. It just isnt. So I was going to send it away to the thrift store pile.

Then I decided, well...why not try to snaze it up first? So I gave it a go and made it a cardigan instead.

I began this process last night. It has left me realizing three things: A) I need to do this to all my clothes for sure. I feel like I have a new piece of clothing, and that is too fun. B) even if I grow to not like this new piece, It has gotten a second run for at least two or three more wears... and C) I need to own a sewing machine, for faster and CLEANER appareal. As for this cardigan, I like it, it doesnt need to look well stiched/clean b/c it already had a busy pattern, and it adds to the appeal. But in the future, and simply to get more wear our of my clothing in general (mending things, fixing hems, etc) I should own a sewing machine. Fact.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shares: Future Me

I am a sucker for things like this, but I stumbled upon this and think it is great!

Check out 'Future Me' and write a letter to your future self. You can pick the date it is sent...a year to 50 years in the future. Why not, eh?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ramblings: Can we go back to this, eh?

Just for a bit? Please. Just a few days, really, is all I ask. I want to bask again as I am doing in this picture. (So maybe the winter is getting to me just a TEENY bit...)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Funnies: A classic. I just wish I could find the video...

Dina Dexter(Pink): What's up, chickenheads! First of all, I want to give a shout-out to all the girls I work with outside the 8th Ave. entrance to the Port Authority Bus Terminal! I love you all! Except for Nisha - I know you ate my fish sandwich, bitch! And when I find you, I'm gonna cut you up! [ exits ]

Funnies: Two people I love, a lot.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Adventures: Runaway....Runaway....

It is just so much easier to runaway. Can't I once again just do that? I mean...I COULD stay in Alaska...I have a good number of reasons ( great people, offers of jobs, Krista moving here, the beauty, I genuinely like it...) OR, come March can't I simply...
...Work at the Secret Garden until I simply don't feel like it anymore? I would have a place to stay, and be learning the language. Win-Win, yes?
...Or work as a barista for 3 months and then go back to Camp Chateaugay for the summer (once again, simply putting off whatever may be next...)

...Work at any other fun sounding Hostel, for that matter...

Shares: FREE FOOD.

Seriously. Check out Feed it Forward 2009.

...remember to send me some gift cards while your at it!