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The 12 Days of Pink: Epiphanie by Mallie Wilson

The 12 Days of Pink: Epiphanie by Mallie Wilson
The 12 Days of Pink: Epiphanie by Mallie Wilson

Epiphanie was started four years ago by professional photographer Maile (pronounced Mylie) Wilson. At the time, there were no cute camera bags for women. She hated lugging around a separate, bulky man-bag. So she’d end up leaving her camera at home or shoving it into her purse wrapped up in whatever was nearby; a towel, sock, sweatshirt.

So because we had such a great women routing for us, she has turned out bags that stylish, girly, and functional. Today we bring you the Lola. This bag is perfect for traveling with a camera and still managing to look adorable. We hope you buy one for that photographer on your Christmas list!

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Maile has been a professional photographer for over fifteen years, photographing countless families, local TV personalities, as well as a few celebrities like Brooke Burke, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. She’s been a recurring guest on the local morning show San Antonio Living, co-author of Expressive Photography and is the founder of Epiphanie. Originally from Maui and California, she now lives in TX with her husband and three kids.

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

“Creativity takes courage.” Art in the Modern World

“Creativity takes courage.” Art in the Modern World
“Creativity takes courage.”  Art in the Modern World

I need “things” on the wall. A sentence I’ve been saying since moving into my new apartment a few months ago. Slowly but surely I seem to be filling in the empty spaces in each room. The walls on the other hand are taking a back seat. I’ve never been good with buying art. Sure I’ve seen pieces that I’ve thought are nice but I would really like to purchase art that is either supporting my local community or art that donates to those less fortunate. Finding art that fills those voids is no small task. Sure there is plenty of local art but is it any good and do I want that hanging on the walls of my house.

On a recent search of buying art online, I found Artegee. I couldn’t have been happier with what I had discovered. So what type of site is this you ask?

Artegée is an online platform for students and graduates around the world to sign up and sell what they make to the public. Our site provides a stepping stone for the undiscovered talent in the younger generation of artists, connecting them with buyers looking for promising, original and affordable pieces.

So basically what happens is, students and graduates from around the world can sell their paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, furniture, clothing, and jewelry online. It is a one stop shop for all things handmade and you would definitely be supporting those that need the help.

Our vision is to become the go to place for students and graduates globally whose subject is to create, whether it be jewellery, art or fashion…and aid them in getting their work and talent out there in the public eye.

With your help, Artegée could become the first ever student powered brand, rivalling traditional corporations around the world.

Sure you can go on sites such as Etsy and Ebay but will you really be giving back to anyone? Most handmade items on Etsy are nice but where is the joy of helping that broke college student make a living. I love giving back to college students because for many of us we were once in their shoes.

What is different about this site is not only is there something for everyone but also in every budget. There are photos selling anywhere from $20-$400. What I also love is the diversity. Different takes and outlooks on life really make these unique pieces that I would love to have in my house. I am most take to the photographs from around the world. Many of you know we focus a bit on travel and love everything travel related. Having photographs in your house from different places don’t make me jealous rather inspire me to travel more.

If you have the chance to fill your walls with “things” why not try Artegee. It’s a great idea that could really help students and to save the world from becoming too corporate.

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

Take A Dip On New Year’s Eve (yum!)

Take A Dip On New Year’s Eve (yum!)
Take A Dip On New Year’s Eve (yum!)

and no I’m not talking about skinny dipping, jeez!

On a more serious note lets talk about New Year’s Eve.  The one night after Christmas that can really make or break your year, this year being 2012.

If your like me and turned the dirty 30 this year than you might be in a similar boat. What boat is that you ask? Well I’ll tell you…

I have seem to found myself in the “everyone’s married boat, the I can’t deal with the bar scene boat, I don’t want to pay a cover boat, I’m to old to deal with crowds boat, etc, etc.”

So if your like me, then you might want more low-key plans for New Year’s Eve this year.  Instead of paying a ghastly cover charge at the local bar to only have people bump into you and spill your drink all night,  this year there’s a house party with my name on it this year.

Now you may be thinking “house party, how lame”, but I assure you that this party will be filled with like-minded people in there late twenty’s with the urge to partake in a game of beer pong. How great does that sound?

So that being said, today’s post is a tad off the beaten path for me, I’d like to share with you a recipe. (shocker, I know) While I may not be a food blogger (I don’t have the patience) I LOVE to cook.

For those of you with similar plans and perhaps you’re looking for something to bring/bake for your New Year’s Eve plans, then I have for you a dip, a Taco dip to be exact. This dip has taken me from family and work functions all the way to raging house parties.  This is the one food item that I swear on when it comes to “pot luck”.

So allow me present Lindsay’s world-famous Taco dip:

Taco Dip

ingredients:

2 pkgs of cream cheese, softened (low-fat or regular is ok)

1 large green pepper, chopped

2 small cans of black olives (I hate olives and never use them)

1 medium onion, chopped (red onions taste great)

1  16oz jar of chunky, medium salsa (mild is good too)

1 8oz pkg of sharp, shredded cheddar cheese (white)

1   12oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese (orange)

 

**1  12oz pkg of Monterey jack or cheddar jack cheese is also good instead**

 

Spread cream cheese evenly in a 13×9 baking dish. Combine bell pepper, olives and onions, spread evenly over the cream cheese.  Pour entire jar of salsa over veggies. Sprinkle with orange cheddar, then sharp cheddar (use entire package of each).

Bake @ 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Best with round tortilla chips.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Bondi-Hang It On

The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Bondi-Hang It On
The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Bondi-Hang It On

This might be the newest item on my wish list for Santa. Why you ask?

Well I’ll tell you…

Bondi is a multi-purpose accessory for your phone and or office needs.

We were first drawn to Bondi for its ability to hold your phone and hang from your rear-view mirror in your car. Using it for a gps, hands free, and also a good place to charge it. What we have discovered with Bondi is that it is so much more than just for your car.

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Here’s the skinny:

Hang it to charge your phone

Hang it in your car while you drive

Hang it anywhere to listen to your music

Hang it on your screen, for multiple use

Hang it on your jeans

Holds memos, pictures, letter size paper

Mounts on the table for easy viewing

Book mount and book mark

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Obol, The Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl

The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Obol, The Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl
The 12 Day’s Of Pink: Obol, The Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl

What is the perfect cereal to milk ratio? Anyone? That is one thing I just never get right…until now.

This cereal bowl may seem a bit much but can you really put a price on having crunchy cereal throughout your entire bowl? I think not.

So check out the Obol which is making soggy cereal a thing of the past.

Here’s the skinny:

  • Unique design has a designated place for cereal and a lower reservoir for milk
  • Easy-to-hold, textured non-slip grip and rim
  • Includes matching spoon
  • Made in the USA from BPA-free, polypropylene
  • Dishwasher safe

Obol® has two sections—an upper area for your cereal, and a lower reservoir for milk. Scoop a spoonful of your cereal into your spoon, then swoop into the milk for the perfect bite every time. Obol® is also great for milk and cookies, soup and crackers, even chips and salsa. Its uses are as unlimited as your imagination!

4 awesome colors

 

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*