Thursday, July 8, 2010

So loving this....

This is very super cool...well done!
Tons of inspiration at sticks and bricks

Giveaways at!

We are celebrating the official release of my book and we are givin' away all kinds of stuff.

Well, you have missed the giveaway on the Beaducation blog and you missed the one on Facebook, but if you are a Twitter follower, there is still time!!!  The Twitter giveaway goes until 3:00...ya gotta be a follower of Beaducation to send us a message which will enter you into the drawing for a book, and again I say, woo!.

In just 1.5 hours, 100 people entered the Facebook giveaway! 


Saturday, July 3, 2010


Playing with the pallet creator on  Let's see what this photo gives me...

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Now that is some good PR!

I received this in the mail last month, from Anthropologie.  It's a coupon for 15% off during my birthday month and it's a necklace with 2 beads that make up a birthday cake candle. C'mon, is that just the cutest damn thing??!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lopsided watermelons ???

Dear Mother Nature,
You are a persnickety lil' lady and I fricken' love you!

In case you missed it in the June 2 issue of the San Jose Mercury, there is a logical reason for this year's lopsided watermelons.
Watermelon plants have both male and female flowers. The pollen on the male flowers has to be carried to the female flowers by bees. It is a heavy pollen and so big bumble bees or several smaller honey bees are needed to do the job. In cold or rainy weather, of which we have had lots this spring, bees don’t fly or do so irregularly. As a result, the watermelons are not properly pollinated and the resulting fruit grows in an irregular or lopsided fashion. With warm weather, the bees will be working full-time and our later season watermelons will not be lopsided.

**7/8/10 update...I bought a watermelon yesterday and it was indeed lopsided, and tasty!