Wednesday, January 31, 2007

greetings that provoke!

I HEART MikWright Cards. I've spent much time lingering in the aisles of Wegmans & Parkleigh laughing ALOUD to their provocative humor and old photographs which makes these cards so unique. They remind me of old photographs that you might find when looking through old albums with Grandma.

Recently, on the KODAK BLOG - one of my work colleagues contacted the founders of MikWright - and interviewed them:

Kodak: "What is your most popular photo/caption of all time?"
MK: "Our most popular cards have to do with liquor, hair, and subjects that people want to talk about but let us do the ice breaking. Number one is card 294 (a picture of a man holding a Daschund with the caption, "there he goes again showing off his wiener")

They're very funny & I highly recommend 'em! My fave is card #334, I have just the friend in mind.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

meet pandora.

"Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?"

Introducing PANDORA.

Very cool. It's like a create-your-own-radio-station tool. You create 'stations' by selecting artists you like, and Pandora creates playlists of the artists as well as songs from other artists who have similar traits. You can scroll through the playlist, and decide whether you 'like it' or 'don't like it' and they work with your feedback.

It's like they study the DNA of a song, and suggest other songs on your station with similar DNA. The DNA consists of "everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony". I think they're on to something here, b/c it works for me - I can listen to a station for hours!

There you have it, try it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 29, 2007

winter is here.

Winter is officially here! Lucy, McAllister and I spent all weekend shovelling the driveway and playing in the SNOW.

Friday, January 26, 2007

the strip.

I just found out that I'm going to VEGAS for a business client meeting Feb 28 - Mar 3rd. We're staying at some fancy digs... the Wynn Hotel.

I've never been 2 Vegas, so I'm very excited. I can already see the crazy photos I'll take!

They are offering a FUN event - golf, a spa massage or a Helicopter Tour of the GRAND CANYON!! I totally picked the heli tour... so what if I'll need valium...

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Last weekend, i sat in front of the fireplace and sewed some Valentine's inspired CRAFTS. They were so simple, and such a nice accent to our front door.

The project idea was in this month's Country Home magazine. While I'm not super skilled at a sewing machine, I can handle some basic hand-sewn stiches easily. Plus, it made a great use for WINSLOW's STUFFING.

You can see more at my PROJECT GALLERY.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Not the kind you eat on Turkey Day.
The kind that Lucy rips out of every stuffed animal toy her path crosses.

Meet WINSLOW, her bear friend that has been with us since Sept 2006. WINSLOW was not always this thin.

He once was a cute, plump little bear. Lucy would carry him around from room to room like her little puppy. Then one day, their relationship changed - and she nearly took his head off in order to remove every last bit of stuffing in him.

What makes a dog like stuffing?

Monday, January 22, 2007

what's new?

I've created a NEW subdirectory on my Kodak Gallery photo page.

It will house all our TRAVEL photos. It joins my other subdirectorys, LUCY and PROJECTS. The URL's are: (general photos, including links to subpages) (guest of honor being LUCY) (all our home-improvement and crafting projects) (all our travel adventures)

I'll still use the SHARE Albums feature to notify people of new photos being posted. But wanted to inform you for your BOOKMARKing pleasure.

Friday, January 19, 2007


In lieu of having all our photos up for public viewing, I thought I'd post some fun shots of our FAVORITE place on our trip. We had a lot of favorites.... favorite city - Paris, favorite country - Switzerland, favorite church - San Pietro, Rome Italy, and favorite Market - Portabello.

However, our favorite place overall that we enjoyed touring the most was GRINDELWALD, Switzerland. Grindelwald is a small village town located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. It is in the very popular Jungfrau region and located right at the foot of Eiger North Face and Wetterhorn Mountains.

We decided that if we ever are fortunate to take a trip like that again - we'd go back and tour ALL of Switzerland. The pic below is us in front of Mount Wetterhorn and a little ski cafe in Grindelwald.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

humid kitty.

i've been struggling with the air lately, or should I say - the lack of moisture in the air. my skin is crazy dry and i've been waking up in the middle of the night with a dry throat literally gasping for a sip of water.

hence my quest for a FUN humidifier for our bedroom. bed bath and beyond was OK, but I headed straight to my favorite store for silly, but practical items TARGET. i couldn't believe all my options.....

I think I've settled on HELLO KITTY but I found a penguin for Justine and a cow for Mom.

clean slate.

New year, fresh start, clean slate, whatever you want to call it. It caused me to change my BLOG background and font color selections.

I'm going for the simple, clean and fun look. Hopefully achieved!

ciao, niccunha

Monday, January 08, 2007

we're back.

it is true, we've made it back across the pond!

stay tuned for lots of stories and photos of our exciting european vacation.

unfortunately, so far - jet lag and a nasty cold has got the best of both of us. so I'm not on top of my photos as much as I want to be. there are LOTS of them, so best get prepared now!