Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Marketing News

Great conversation with Seth Godin, and the founders of Wikipedia and Facebook about viral marketing.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Making Snowflakes

We're getting a head start on Christmas this year...I have grand ideas of decorating the whole house with snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.  I started googling snowflake templates and came across this fun site which has instructions for DIY shrinky dinks, snowmen bush covers and 25 alternate uses for olive oil.  I'm in heaven.  They also have instructions for a really cool 3-D paper snowflake.   

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Field Trip!!!

Today Sophia's preschool class took a field trip to the pumpkin patch.  The kids had a great time taking a hayride around the small farm, playing in the blow-up Halloween maze, and playing on their super cool play fort with a bazillion slides & ladders and things to climb.  Really fun....I was just wondering about the pumpkin patch part.  I don't get it.  I just think a dead field with a bunch of pumpkins sitting around seems anticlimactic.  I understand it must be really hard to pick a pumpkin - or chop it off the vine - but I still think the fall mood gets lost in translation when the pumpkins are arbitrarily plunked down in a dead field.  On this trip, the kids only got to see the dead pumpkin dotted field from afar.  Our little "complimentary" pumpkins were waiting for us in giant cardboard boxes..uggh.  If you took the time to carefully place the big pumpkins in a dead field, why couldn't they put the little ones in the dead field too?  

Monday, October 13, 2008

Eww...the view is repulsive

Eww...I just realized the error I made when naming my blog.  I accidentally included "The View" which, of course, means "the perspective".  NOT, NOT, NOT to be confused with the horrid, screeching, train wreck of a show "The View".  My sincere apologies.

I don't know why I'm inspired to start a blog tonight of all nights.  I could not possibly have more things to do...but then again, if not now...when?  I'm really bad about thinking up great things but never getting around to actually doing them. 


I have a 3 year old Girl who is stunningly bright and beautiful, and a gorgeous little 6 month old boy who thrills us everyday with new tricks.  My husband is an EMT and because of his crazy schedule he gets to stay home with the kids a lot.  It's really great for the kids and for him....not a lot of dads get that much exposure to their kids.  I'm so proud of him for being such a great Dad.

What can I say?  I love to cook. I absolutely love to sit down and look through my favorite cookbooks or websites and make a great meal that takes most of the day.  (Not that that happens often, but we're talking dreams here people.)  Right now I'm obsessed with finding the best NY style pizza crust recipes. 

Other Inspirations
Art ~ Creativity ~ Crafts ~ Marketing
More on these topics later.