Archive for the ‘Mixed Bag Misc’ Category

A sassy way to support breast cancer awareness month

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

breast cancer awareness support

Breast cancer awareness month is in October, but it’s never too early to think about how you want to support it. Because I just did a Mood-Lites review, I want to expand on what they’re doing for October. Because they have new pink “Sassy” bulbs, they’re also helping support breast cancer awareness month.

Click to enlarge the poster. Breast cancer awareness support.

Want to know new ways to promote breast cancer awareness month? Just put a pink bulb in your porch light, window lamps, or wherever it can be seen to spread awareness. When someone comments on the cool light, that’s your chance to tell them why you have it up.

Also, 50 cents from your online Mood-Factory purchase of a Sassy pink bulb, or 20 cents from your Mood-Factory retail purchase of a Sassy pink b ... Read More

View baby Sophie’s pink nursery ideas

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Plaque on her door and the wall mural.

My friend, Brittany, has a sister who just gave birth to a baby girl named Sophie Beth. They’ve shared a picture of the darling newborn, as well as her very pink and girly baby nursery. It includes a Princess/Disney theme, a wall mural, a chandelier, pink walls, pink bedding, and a tiara. What do you think?

Plaque on her door and the wall mural.

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A shopping network worth looking into

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Zuo Modern Snappy Convertible Sofa in Brown

I have a review coming up with products from CSN, and what I learned from spending a crazy amount of time on the CSN network of sites (there are over 200 sites, man!) is that nine times out of ten they have the lowest price for any product. And a lot of their items offer free shipping, too. They even have a “seen it lower?” button, if you find an item for less.

I sent the link to my friend, Don, and he started checking out hammocks. When I mentioned the site to my Dad, he was all about the fire pits. For my Mom and I? We liked the braided rugs! So, there’s a little of everything.

Zuo Modern Snappy Convertible Sofa in Brown

They really do seem to work on having the lowest prices possible. Which – guess wha ... Read More

Five cool gadgets for women (2010)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

EZ-FIND! 25 Item Wireless Electronic Locator

This is a post dedicated to cool gadgets for women available now in 2010. Technology keeps increasing its powers (or POWERZ!), so sometimes it can be easy to miss cool, new items that have come out recently. So, in this post, I’ll be covering five of the gadgets that I think are coolest for right now. When I told one of my male friends I was writing this, they immediately made a joke that it would be a post about vibrators. That is not the case! At least not right now.

Do we need technology, or do we need a dictionary? Oops!

By Sammy0716.

And I won’t be featuring tool kits that are made for women because they’re in the color of pink. I’m not one to deny that the color pink is ... Read More

And the Glee winner is…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

glee gaga

She’s Smart was one of the sites who took part in the Dove and Glee competition to win a pair of Glee tickets and an autographed DVD of Glee. You guys did your best, but I’m sad to say we were not the winning site we do not have those items to give away now. Let’s give a big hand to for winning.

And did you guys catch Glee tonight? GAGA crazy! I loved it.

Previously: Get Jessica Simpsons jewelry for much, much less

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Paper dolls: Twilight, Mad Men, Victorian, Pin-Up’s

Monday, May 24th, 2010

grace kelly paper dolls

When I was younger, one of my great loves were dolls. And this was an extensive, expansive love. I would no sooner snub my nose up at a generic Barbie,  then a Madame Alexander doll. I was especially fond of paper dolls. And there were (and still are) various degrees of paper dolls. Some that I loved were only a buck at a drugstore (Barbie/Disney paper dolls), other’s were vintage and my Mother’s. You might think that playing with pieces of paper could be dull – but you’re forgetting the imagination that childhood gives you.

I still have some paper dolls, all precisely cut, stored away in boxes. The details on some of them are fascinating. And I would sometimes draw clothing for them – I was a a burgeoning fashion designer at the age of six. (Although my attempts to sew clothing for the dollhouse dolls was not quite as successful. I’ve never been good with a needle, not even to sew on a button!) ... Read More

I whipped up some puppy cake mix for Shopdog

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

denise richard dog

Not sure what to get for the person who has everything? If they’re a pet lover, get them a gift that their pet will appreciate like Puppy Cake! It’s not a pre-made cake, it’s Puppy Cake mix, which you make yourself. But luckily, it’s not hard to make. The batter doesn’t taste good to humans, so don’t make THAT mistake. Right now it comes in the flavors Fifi’s Favorite Carob Cake Mix and Frosting and Buddy’s Best Banana Cake Mix and Frosting.

I made the Buddy’s Best Banana Cake into cupcakes for Shopdog, and she truly does love them. You have to make sure you’ve cooled the cake completely so if you wait overnight and then put on the frosting, I’ve found that the cake part stays kind of moist, and the yogurt part (possibly their favorite part) gets kind of dry. The first cupcake I gave to Shopdog, she tried to gobble in one giant bite. Because the frosting had hardened ... Read More

I Love It: How to Cheat Your Kitchen by Making Deluxe Foods without SUCH Hassle

Monday, May 10th, 2010

raspberry trifle

It’s hard to get me feeling enthusiastic about cooking, but something has me feeling that way today. I caught a segment on the Today Show with a woman named Sandra Lee. I’m not going to run down her entire bio ( I’ll link ya) but suffice it to say – she’s the woman behind the show Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. In addition to that Food Network show, she has published several books.

EDIT/UPDATE: I am challenging myself to make some of these things tonight, and may provide pictorial proof! PRAY FOR MY KITCHEN.

Since I’m also a TV blogger, I am now recognizing the name and know she has an additional Food Network show called Sandra’s Money Saving Meals. Basically, she’s ALL over the map. But before you’re like “stop trying to be Martha Stewart and being everywhere!” hold on for a minute. If you are anything like me, you equate something like “Money Saving Meals” to mean boring/basic/not appetizing in the le ... Read More

Using Your Scalp to Treat Your Depression? You Can Certainly Try, I Will Be

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

scalp treatments

Your scalp is like the overlooked member of the family that never gets any attention. But I’m thinking about it today because I was looking at the slideshows on MedicineCabinet (which are so gross, omg – I should not have done that!). I came across one of the more harmless slideshows –  which was about your hair and scalp.

One of the pages mentioned that massaging your scalp will really help your brain. “Your scalp is covered with nerve endings that make it super-sensitive to touch. Rubbing your scalp increases blood flow and releases tension. It also triggers your brain to release feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin.” Ding, ding, ding, I love anything that mentions ways to get my serotonin triggered! This won’t cure depression, but it can’t hurt. Unless you start massaging your scalp too hard, because that would hurt.

Massage Your Scalp!

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Smart Ideas for Decorating Ceilings and Doors to Define Your Living Space

Friday, May 7th, 2010

tin ceiling

I’ve had an idea saved in my inbox for a while – and the idea revolves around embossed wallpaper and paint (spray paint or normal). It’d add texture and interest to a room. You can paint it a metallic copper or something to make it look like metal. The two places I think it would be cool to affix are on a door or on a ceiling. I have a closet with sliding doors, and it would be super cool if I could get a panel on each of the four sections, because the wood of the doors isn’t anything I like (blergh!).

I’ve collected some resources with instructions on how to achieve this look, as well as pictures for inspiration, and a couple shopping suggestions based on what I think is cool.

I surfed around and saw that someone on mentioned that they, “I used paintable wallpaper that I bought at Lowes for about $10 a double roll. They have one design that actually looks liked old tin when painted..The design is raised and it is very authenti ... Read More