Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Color Purple

Sista, you've been on my mind . . .
Okay not The Color Purple movie, I just love that song. This is about the COLOR purple.

Purple is the color for fall. It's the new "black." It's the new "brown." It's the foundation color around which the fall wardrobe is being built.

The darker hues such as mulberry, magenta, eggplant, burgundy and dark violet are all prominent in fall fashions. Mix them with black or brown components like in the new Max Studio collection.

Nails continue to be dark, but there are lighter colors in the purple family. OPI's Couture Couleur La Collection de France features colors like the eggplant "Yes I Can-Can" and the wine "Eiffel for this Color." Lovely purple colors inspired by France.

For the brave and daring, go dark with the lipstick too.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Crochet Is a Great Staycationing Hobby

With fuel and airfare costs remaining at high levels, many people are choosing to "staycation" instead of travel out of town. Staycationers choose to vacation at home or at local hotels. They look for local activities to explore, local restaurants to try, and they turn off the email, phones, etc. just like on a vacation away from home.
If you plan to take a staycation holiday this year, don't forget to plan your staycation crochet projects just like you would if you were going away. When planning a getaway, crocheters usually look for projects that are quick and easy to carry around -- projects that can be worked in between vacation adventures. Take these same factors into consideration when planning your staycation projects.
Gather your crochet magazines, crochet books to read, and your portable crochet projects in a nice bag. If you are chilling at a local hotel, everything will be easily accessible. If you decide to staycation at home, stake out your staycation spot, get your mood music and a nice beverage, unwind and relax while working on an enjoyable crochet project. If the weather is nice, set up a spot outdoors. Remember to take your crochet projects with you when you visit the pool too.
There are also a few upsides to staycationing. You don't have to worry about getting your hooks, scissors, etc. through airport security, and your stash is always close if you need to dive into it. Keep your at-home vacation creative and crafty by crocheting.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008



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