If I weren’t working all day today, I would be cozied up at the Empty Bottle in Chicago for their First Annual Synthesizer Chili Cook-Off. I’ve never been much of a chili gal, can’t do spice and don’t do a whole lot of meat…but this bizarre pairing of experimental music and homemade chili has got [...]
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January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
December 8th, 2010 · No Comments
Everywhere you turn, someone has a statement to make…and judging by the work of Christen Carter, founder of Busy Beaver Button Co., the biggest statements are often best made on a small platform…such as a 1 inch button. In the late 1800s, buttons were used as a colorful way to promote all kinds of things…politicians, [...]
November 1st, 2010 · No Comments
Halloween has come and gone – but don’t forget about Dia De Los Muertos! The Los Angeles Times had some great coverage of some early morning celebrations!
March 4th, 2010 · No Comments
Are nerds running the show now? Granted, I have been comforted over the last few years by the slow, yet seemingly unstoppable, force of Nerd Culture permeating every aspect of our media. As technology becomes more proliferated and embraced, we are certainly seeing a new acceptance, and even, dare I say, respect for nerds. But [...]
February 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments
I just wanted to quickly apologize for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been sick as a dog this week with a terrible cold! The good news is, thanks to the care of my wonderful husband, I’m finally starting to feel better. So regular posts should resume shortly. Cheers!
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July 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Congratulations to the winner of the Function Key’s Rug Giveaway Extravaganza – Paula! We chose Paula because she provided a very enthusiastic answer and a well articulated interest in how she would use the rug in her home. Thanks again to all of the entrants! And special thanks to CSN Rugs for reaching out to [...]
July 14th, 2009 · No Comments
Hey everyone! Only two more days to enter our Rug Giveaway Extravaganza!! Why not try your luck at winning this beautiful bamboo rug (suitable for indoor and outdoor use)? Click here to find out how to enter, and good luck!
July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments
We are officially announcing our first-ever giveaway contest! A few weeks ago we were contacted by CSN Rugs (part of the CSN stores network) to run a contest for our readers, in which one lucky person will win a free (yes free!) rug. Well, it took some time to go through CSN’s selection (who knew [...]
June 26th, 2009 · No Comments
Yes, this is for real. Visit glidden.com, select you favorite hue, and in 3-4 weeks you’ll receive a free quart of paint at your doorstep! To partake in this great offer, get started at glidden.com.
June 18th, 2009 · No Comments
Today is the 81st annual Jubilee Day fair in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania — a little place I call my hometown. Jubilee Day is the largest and longest running, one-day street fair in the Eastern United States. (Did you get that? It’s got a lot of stipulations.) Anyway, it started in 1923 as a way to celebrate [...]