Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Trouble Starts: I Am Black Waves

This week I was introduced to Daniel from a local Seattle band "The Trouble Starts". I fell in love with this song immediately. They remind me of the Lemonheads with a dash of Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Follow Daniel on Twitter because that's how we met. Who says you can't make friends on Twitter? NO ONE! Go follow Daniel and support them!

Shop Local: Velouria

If you're in Seattle, you're already a fan of Velouria boutique in Ballard. This lady owned business is chock full of beautiful pieces that you won't want to leave without. They offer a selection of local clothing and jewelry as well as accessories and gifts from other US labels. Don't just talk about #ShopLocal... prove you mean it!

We're super excited to be hanging on the racks. Please pay them a visit and ask for SPUN!

2205 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cancer Sucks!

In case you haven't heard, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Unfortunately, most of us know at least one person who has battled cancer in their life. I've personally lost a couple of close friends and family members due to this terrible disease.

Think of this as a reminder to have yourself checked, especially if you have a history of cancer in your family. Take a minute to visit the National Breast Cancer website and learn more about what you can do to help.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

They love me...they REALLY love me!

It took a lot of self talks and encouragement from friends but I decided to send in my portfolio and compete for this year's "Seamless in Seattle" competition. And guess what.... I WON!!! *insert weird over joyous laugh here*

In it's 6th year, Seattle Magazine's "Seamless in Seattle" competition highlights some of our city's independent fashion and accessory designers. I was selected in the "Best Established Designer" category and I can't tell you how good it feels! Being featured (it's a full page spread people!) gave me the confidence I've been lacking since I went on hiatus last year. I find myself filled with tons of positive joo joos and the inspiration to get back to doing what I love! Thanks Seattle Magazine!

The competition is still open for the "Reader's Choice" portion, so take look at the entries and place your votes HERE

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I love Adam Carolla

What?!? Yeah, it's true! I really love Adam Carolla!

So why? Well, why not?!?

Adam Carolla is hilarious, smart and he spits out life lessons and advice worth taking. I can't tell you how many times a day I either quote something he has said or have giggle aftershocks from a joke he made earlier. His beliefs aren't always in line with mine but I do agree 100% with him on one thing: people will work harder if they don't have a safety net. Think about it. If you knew that there was no one to help you at the end of the month when rent is due and no one to take you in, wouldn't you work hard and make sure that you pay your rent? Of course he's talking about the welfare system and most of the other hand-outs that people feel entitled to. But to me, his message is clear. Work your ass off and only count on yourself.

Unfortunately, his sarcasm is sometimes mistaken as racism, bigotry, misogynistic or homophobic. As a daily listener to his podcast and a fan since 1995 (Loveline days), I assure you that he is none of those things.

What he is is a man who was fired from a radio job three years ago. He decided that rather than trying to get a new gig and work for "the man", he would build his own empire (his pirate ship). After working his ass off and building his own studio, he's got the #1 podcast in the US. And I admire that!

Adam Carolla Show

He has an iPhone app which allows you to listen to his daily (5 days a week plus bonuses) podcasts plus the podcasts of others in his network (ACE Broadcasting). Very few podcasters record as many as he does. This man is dedicated! Yes it's a business and yes he makes money in ad sales but he sincerely wants his friends and others in the business to succeed. His supportive attitude is another plus!

He's also madly in love with his kids and wife, Lynette. He makes mistakes (listen to his wife's podcast for examples) but his comedy and love wins me over every time. And she's hilarious too! Is it weird that I want to be her friend?

how cute are they?!?

If you haven't given Adam a listen yet, please do it! Download the app or just listen online. Give it two listens and if your day isn't just a little brighter, leave me a comment here to discuss. Actually, leave me a comment anyway because I like comments! :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Go To: Poshmark's Winter Essentials Posh Party

Poshmark and a few of your favorite local style bloggers are hosting a Winter Essentials Posh Party, online and in real life! Join us 1/31 6-9pm PST at HOTEL 1000 or online.

Join Poshmark w/code HUWKM to get $5 shopping credit

Go To: Sugar Plum Spa Grand Re-Opening

Sugar Plum Spa is moving to a new location and I'll be there to help celebrate!

A fun evening of complimentary mini spa services and an opportunity to meet the creator of OHA BioActive Skincare, Martha Buldain. Ask all your skin related questions and learn more about the OHA signature facial at Sugar Plum!

Treats will also be provided while you sip on a special sugarplum cocktail! First 25 guests in line will receive a swag bag filled with goodies and free services!

At the night of the event, Save 20% off all products (including OHA) and if you book your next spa service appointment, you will also save 20% off that too!

Known for it's renowned facials and sugaring services, Sugar Plum is the first spa in the Seattle area to offer organic facial treatments using OHA BioActive Skincare. Sugaring is a least painless method for removing unwanted hair without the irritation that waxing or shaving can leave behind.

OHA BioActive Skincare is made locally in Bellevue using organic and vegan ingredients which help promote healthy skin and natural beauty.

Grab a friend and celebrate with us!

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Go To: glassybaby Seconds Sale
Mark your calendars! The glassybaby Seconds Sale is coming next Saturday, January 26th at 8am.

Twice a year, the folks over at glassybaby dig up all their semi-perfect products and make them available at a fraction of the price. Don't miss your chance to purchase these beauties and even find some one-of-a-kind color combinations.

Known for their commitment to non-profits and cancer related causes, glassybaby spreads hope, love and light through their beautiful glass vessels. Read the full glassybaby story and the journey of founder Lee Rhodes HERE

Be sure to get there early because this event is known for having a line out the door!

madrona hot shop & studio
3406 east union st.
seattle, wa 98122

doors open at 8am

More than $15,000 from sales will be donated to provide
scholarships to oncology nurses and to support the
early detection of ovarian cancer