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PolarDroid

Polaroid SC1630

Ok, that’s not really what it’s called. It’s actually called the Polaroid SC1630 and it’s powered by Android. I like my version better but what I like best of all is that something that I was just sort of randomly wishing for under my breath is actually going to be on the market in a short while.

What is it that I was wishing for (you may well ask)? Wouldn’t it be cool if I could get the benefits of all my picture taking apps in a dedicated camera instead of the piecemeal whatsajiggit that they slap on to phones these days. (8MP? Whatevs! Ok, sometimes it’s not 8MP, it’s less)… This smart camera boasts 16MP and can instantly send your pictures to your favorite social applications, including Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You could use it with a Polaroid PoGo or use the Walgreens app to send your snaps to your local store for printing! So cool, right?

Anywho, I’m excited beyond all comprehension that in the near future I will be able to have everything digital I own – phone, tablet, laptop, and digital camera that are all running on Google genius.

Yes, I bought the Kool-Aid and I’m drinking it too. You should try it, it’s quite tasty!

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

My friend, Robin Burks, tweeted about having Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas for dinner and I asked for a link for the recipe. It had a simple list of ingredients and seemed quick to make but the night I got the recipe it was late and I decided to go with something I’d made before.

Anyway, last night I finally made the quesadillas and they came out wonderfully! The most time consuming part was really chopping the onion… So definitely try this if you want something easy peasy and good. Below I have a few progress pictures from my cooking session (taken on my phone, so please forgive the quality):

Brown sugar, pepper flakes, and taco sauce…

…added to black beans and corn…

…quesadilla assembly in progress…

…and yummy quesadilla goodness!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend! Until next time. 😀

Love List

Here are some of the things I totally loved this week:

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Penguin Classics has reissued books by F. Scott Fitzgerald with the snazzy, jazz age inspired covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. I found out about them by reading the SpaceSays blog. There are six in all; you can find them on amazon.co.uk.

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I was introduced to Help Remedies by Moo Cards. Their philosophy is to make taking medicine as simple and uncomplicated as possible. To that end they offer medications for common problems in straightforward, biodegradable packaging, each with only one active ingredient, and with short easy to read text explaining what you’d take it for. Right now they have about 7 products and a portion of every sale goes to charities for children in need of medical care.

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Speaking of Moo… They are an awesome outfit that gives anyone the tools they need to brand themselves with business cards, postcards, stickers, and labels. Their printing service offers something they call Printfinity, which allows the user to have a different image or design on each card in the order. Too add value to the easy to customize products they offer is the fact that it’s super inexpensive – prices start at $19.99/100 cards (shipping is extra… but reasonable). Bonus points for checking out how this crafter uses Moo to distinguish her brand.

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Also, I’ve become more active on Pinterest. I’ve been signed on for a while but I’ve never really used it because of the whole Android phone as computer thing I’ve had going on for the last year or so. I recently found a third party app that lets me upload pics to my boards, so I’m having lots of fun with that!

I think I figures out part of the trouble with my images. So finally, a complete post for you… years later. Hopefully, it’ll be a long time before I have this kind of issue again. See you Monday with a new media review. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Pairs O’ Chairs

We got lots and lots of snow here in Seattle yesterday. I got to my storage and managed to get out enough of my knitting supplies to make the trip out worth my while. I spent a few hours both before and after that excursion reading Hugh Macleod’s Ignore Everybody : And 39 Other Keys To Creativity, retweeting SOPA/PIPA news, and surfing Craigslist in the hope of finding some inspirational project kinda stuff. I was not disappointed!

Here are some of the pieces I found and what I’d do with them:

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This pair of wide “modern” chairs is going for $100. I could see them painted a bright cheery color with an ikat on the seats and a coordinating pillow in a graphic or floral pattern for the back cushion.

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These chunky chairs are $75 for the pair. I like that they are low and visually heavy looking. I’d balance that out by sanding and bleaching the wood, then adding a neutral but textural fabric.

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These “parlor” chairs are $75 for the pair! What a steal, right? They need some work (the caning needs repair) but for that price I just couldn’t bring myself to complain about it. Here I’d go with classic white and one of Caitlin Wilson’s fabulous floral.

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These minty wonders are $125 for the pair. I love the upholstery’s wonderful color (so as long as closer inspection showed no wear), I’d leave that as is and just paint the frames a lighter color (something like this).

Any one of these marvelous sets of chairs would be cool to buy and project away on but… I’m just not at that point yet in Seatown. Plus, with the weather acting crazy and whatnot, I’m thinking more along the lines of sitting on the sofa and knitting.

Then again… tomorrow I may try to get out and explore a bit. Until then…

One Tough Little Squirt!

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I want these. Bad. Why? Because a company is brazen enough to tell mr that I can trust them with my delicates really and truly deserves my business. When you add on the fact that they’re a super green minded and are based out of the country that gave us Nicole Kidman, Lucy Lawless and the backdrop for LoTR… well, they still deserve my business.

I implore one of my stalwart young entrepreneurial blogger friends to import this stuff. Built in audience of one right here!

Check out the whole product line at B.E.E. (Beauty Engineered for Ever). A special shout out to Moo (@overheardatmoo) for the intro!

Happy hump (Wednesday) day, y’all!