Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Feeling Grateful For…

Friday, August 21st, 2009

° Doing "Family Movie Night" and working our way through nearly all of Sidney Poitier's movies (favorites so far include "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night," Lilies of the Field" and "To Sir With Love") Love you, Netflix!

° Seeing my two favorite guys relaxing on a warm summer evening.

° Learning that the adorable puppy that suddenly appeared in my brother's backyard wasn't truly lost and was the neighbor's new puppy. (He's able to squeeze under fences, apparently!)

 ° Summer fruit from Trader Joe's. Love the fact that they have fresh fruit that fits my budget.

°  Visiting Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland (what a great city!) on a recent family vacation and getting to see for myself the "voodoo-doll" doughnut with oozing strawberry filling and pretzel "pins." Fun! 

Life's little pleasures…

Fun T-Shirts for Back to School

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I don't talk about many products on this blog, but I was in Portland, Oregon yesterday, at a wonderful weekly crafts fair called the Portland Saturday Market and I met a talented — and fun — artist that I have to tell you about.

Through his company, Antic, Isaac Bauman's artwork is available on t-shirts, hoodies, scarves, hats and more. I love his "The Boogie Monster" and "These are Kooties" designs. (Yep, I know, it's usually spelled "Cooties." But Isaac does things his way, as you'll see when you visit his website. Just don't get his started on the subject of bananas…)

Got a tween or teen who is tough to buy for? Keep these tees and hoodies in mind for back-to-school shopping (and the holidays).