Archive | February, 2012

Minimalist Movie Posters

28 Feb

Check out these reimagined posters for several Pixar movies.  Aren’t they clever? I love the Ratatouille one!

You can see more posters here.  Which one do you like best?

Flying Baby

23 Feb

Doesn’t it feel like today should be a Friday?  Even though I had Monday off for President’s Day, this week has been DRAGGING. 

I came across these flying baby pictures though and they helped  cheer me up.  They remind me of Peter Pan!

Sink Fly

Hotel Flying

Check out the rest of Rachel Hulin’s pictures here.

Broken CD’s Never Looked This Good

17 Feb

Sean Avery turns shards of broken CD’s into beautiful animal sculptures.  Aren’t they awesome?

  Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs sculpture mixed media CDs art

Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs sculpture mixed media CDs art

Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs sculpture mixed media CDs art

He has a ton more, so check them out here!   Which one is your favorite?

Puppy Stampede!

15 Feb

Happy hump day!

This video will bring some cuteness into your life- it’s a puppy stampede!  The picture is misleading….so just watch the vid!

Don’t you want to scoop one of these little guys up? When they’re all charging at full speed my heart just melts!

Amazing Elevators

9 Feb

I know elevators don’t sound like the most glamorous topic, but I couldn’t believe how cool these ones are!  They were featured in BudgetTravel.  I’ve been in one of them (the one that goes up the St. Louis Arch!) but I really want to see some of these others…

This elevator in Germany goes THROUGH an aquarium!  Pretty sure I would never take the stairs again.

AquaDom

AquaDom

This is the sweet elevator pod you ride in to the top of the Arch.  They jam 5 people into this tiny space, so you really get to know your neighbor during the 4 minute ride!

St. Louis Arch

This 499 foot elevator in Switzerland is equal parts beautiful and terrifying!

Hammetschwand Lift

Hammetschwand Lift

You can get a good view of Stockholm by taking this little round elevator up the outside of a dome.  Reminds me of Epcot Center!

Skyview - Ericsson Globe

In China, this elevator takes you over 1,000 feet up a sheer cliff!  Then you can visit the Sky Walk which looks gorgeous but kind of scary (have you figured out I’m afraid of heights?)

Bailong Elevator

Bailong Elevator

Don’t these pictures make you want to travel?  Which elevator was your favorite?  If you want to see all of them, the article is here.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

7 Feb

Valentine’s Day is only a week away.  While you may roll your eyes at this made up holiday, the truth is you’re still on the hook for giving your significant other some token of your affection.  But that doesn’t mean you have to blow your whole paycheck on a cliché gift.  Finding the perfect gift for a reasonable price is easier than you think!

Here are some (affordable) ideas:

Remind them that “Home is Where the Heart is” with a customizable print for only $25.  Choose the state or country you want, then select the city and LilyGene will put a heart there to mark the spot.  You can mark your sweetie’s hometown or even the city where you first met!

Customize Your Home Is Where The Heart Is - Wisconsin 8x10

Create some ambiance with this romantic star projector For only $22, it transforms your boring bedroom into a shimmering night sky!

Go old school and make a mix CD.  I used to love making my own mixes and even now, they’re my favorite thing to listen to in the car.  Each one is like a time capsule, capturing the songs you couldn’t stop singing back in the day.  It’s funny how much, and how fast, your taste in music can change!  You can get 50 blank CD’s for $15.

Snuggle up with some gourmet hot chocolate ($8 for 12 packets) and cute heart mugs ($3.95 per mug)

Channel your inner foodie by creating your own wine and cheese tasting.  Follow these steps to creating a perfect cheese plate, and then pick up a bottle or two of your favorite wine.  Trader Joe’s has numerous good bottles that retail for under $10. Green Fin Organic California Red Table Wine is one of my favorites, and I think it’s only $5 per bottle!

0412cheese-board

Make like Braveheart and rock a kilt…bath towel.  $29.99 is steep but at the same time, this towel is kind of priceless!

Roses have been done, so why not surprise your Valentine with some beautiful spring tulips?  The bouquet below is $29.99 (add $7-$20 if you want a vase) and comes with free chocolates.

20 Multi-Colored Valentine's Tulips with Chocolates

Choose some romantic movies (Must Love Dogs is $5.98)  and curl up with some gourmet popcorn!  Foodie Reflections has an easy recipe you can make at home.

Must Love Dogs (Widescreen Edition)

Whatever you end up buying remember, it’s the thought that counts! 

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

If you only watch one video this weekend, make it this one

3 Feb

This is probably the cutest video I’ve seen all year.  Seriously.

42 St. Bernards.  Frolicking in the woods.  I want to be that little boy!

Which Patriot Player Are You?

2 Feb

Oh yes, it’s time for another quiz!  With the Super Bowl only days away, you need to find out ASAP which Patriot player you’re most like.

Hurry- click here!  Who’d you get?  I got Vince Wilfork. Large and in charge!

Are you cheering for the Patriots or the Giants on Sunday?  I’m not usually a Pats fan but since the Giants beat the Packers, I think I’m going to have to side with New England this time.  Either way, it should be a great game.

I’m also hoping the commercials are fun.  I think they fell a little short last year although this Bridgestone “Reply All” one was epic!