Articles by " Elayne"
Vintage Confections
By     |    May 6, 2011
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Vintage Confections

I just had to give a shout out to a fellow confectioner on Etsy…I haven’t ordered any of these (yet!) but I love the great shapes and flavors they are offering. It’s hard to know what to try first…sea salted caramels? Mustache-shaped lollipops (yes, you read that right)? Perhaps some beautiful robin’s-egg-blue lollis? Mmmm. I try to minimize buying extras like this, but if I was going to make an […]

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By     |    Apr 22, 2011
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Like/Dislike Stamps

Make it clear why you left the random article or message on your colleague’s work desk (or just use them for easy notation on staff meeting agendas) with these fun stamps. And, with the “dislike” button, you get twice the functionality (with paper and ink) over Facebook’s own features. Just when are they going to provide a dislike button, anyways? Or, as my friend Kris suggested, a “Meh.” button… Check […]

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By     |    Mar 28, 2011
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Each Day’s Proper Work

I recently re-read the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and came across this passage from Little House in the Big Woods: “Each day had it’s own proper work. Ma used to say: Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday.” Now that I’m reading these words with adult eyes, it struck me that there is […]

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Webster’s Pictorial Curiosities
By     |    Mar 25, 2011
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Webster’s Pictorial Curiosities

I saw this book at the Paper Source on Wednesday, and it shall be mine. Mind you, I didn’t buy it…yet. But it’s officially on my Amazon Wishlist. (Cough, cough. Is anyone married to me reading this? I’m just sayin’.) Not only is it a terrific book to flip through coffee-table-book-style, but I am trying to learn to draw better and this sort of visual guide is invaluable when you […]

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By     |    Mar 9, 2011
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Inspirational Movie Scenes for Spring Cleaning

The world of cinema is a huge playground for the imagination, so it makes sense that we should watch a tearjerker film when we are in need of catharsis through a good cry, a romantic film when we are feeling, well, ready for romance, etc. But what about good, old-fashioned cleaning inspiration? Never fear, Sassy’s got ya’ back with my “top movie cleaning scenes.” First, my self-imposed rules for what […]

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By     |    Feb 25, 2011
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When a Coerced, Nude President Was First Interviewed by a Female Journalist

How did I get through so many years of school without hearing this hilarious “presidential history” anecdote about John Quincy Adams and Anne Royall? According to the story, Adams (son of John Adams) customarily took a nude early morning swim in the Potomac River. Anne Royall, the first U.S. female professional journalist (i.e. did it as her occupation, for which she earned her living), knew of his 5 a.m. swims. […]

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By     |    Feb 18, 2011
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Just for Fun Friday: Like a Blog

My friends Kris and Jason put this together, based on the SNL bit that Andy Sandberg did (Like a Boss). I think this is actually much funnier than the original, mostly because I thought the first one was just plain gross. How gross was it? Well, enough for me to not link to it. Just trust me, this one is funnier. And, here’s hoping that you don’t finish this song […]

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Paper & Cake
By     |    Feb 11, 2011
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Paper & Cake

When you are thinking of a new idea for a business, it can be easy to go with the default: a franchise, a restaurant, things that are proven and have an existing customer base. There is nothing wrong with this…it’s smart! However, it’s inspiring to see people continuing to create new business ideas and products, things you never even realized you needed until you saw them. I think the business […]

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Super Bowl, Wes Anderson Edition
By     |    Feb 4, 2011
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Super Bowl, Wes Anderson Edition

Slate asks a simple but fun question: what if major filmmakers could “direct” the Super Bowl? Enjoy the bloodbath, as “envisioned” by a faux Taratino, Lynch, a spot-on Anderson, Godard and (my favorite) Herzog. Also, GO STILLERS!!! Ahem.

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By     |    Feb 2, 2011
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On the Interwebs: Video o’ Austin Sugarworks

So flattered to be part of the first video for the new Upstarts video on Texas Enterprise! Read the full article, which includes some great resources for would-be bootstrappers, on their site. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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