Friday, September 23, 2011

Attention Creative Geniuses

So, I admit, occasionally on this blog I have mentioned that I work for a small non-profit called St. Lawrence Place (SLP). Heck, I may have even shamelessly promoted one or two of our special events in the past...but this time, it's not shameless, I promise! This is really cool, y'all!  And you can get a really cool prize if you help us out!

Just a reminder--SLP provides support services, life skills, and transitional housing for homeless families with children in Columbia, SC.

We are looking to re-brand, and as a first step, we are in search of a new logo!  You can see the details on our website here.

The prize package includes:
image via here
  • Dinner for 8 at your home from Pawley's Front Porch Food Truck!  (have you eaten from the Pawley's Food Truck before--it is amazing!)  I had a BLT a couple Saturdays ago and it was heaven...Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese, lots of bacon...mmmm.
  • Spirits and soft beverages to accompany dinner.
  • Serving pieces painted by teens and kids living at St. Lawrence Place, compliments of Mad Platter.  Mad Platter is awesome--they help SLP with numerous fundraisers and events for the kids throughout the year--much love.
  • Community-wide recognition, as SLP re-brands using your new artwork as our logo!!  You'll be famous!
So, are you interested?!  Know someone who would be great at this? Please pass it along.  Submissions due October 7th.  See details here.

And, now, I'm hungry...Pawley's Food Truck will be at the All Local Farmer's Market tomorrow morning...I think I'm gonna try the Mahi Mahi Tacos this time...

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Word for Wednesday


audlin: overly emotional; foolishly sentimental

As in: Grey, damp Fall weather makes me want to listen to music that's a bit maudlin.  Ryan Adams, Adele, Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes are all on my Pandora Radio this week.

image via here
The amazingly maudlin Ryan Adams has a new album coming out next month, Ashes & Fire.  Love him.

Do you have any other suggestions for maudlin, grey-skies music?

Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Get Your Cultural Learnin' on for Free!

This Saturday, September 24, 2011, take advantage of the Smithsonian Magazine's Free Museum Day!  There are museums all over the country participating.

In Columbia, SC, you can check out the SC State Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, or the McKissick Museum for FREE!  Click here to find out which museums in your town are participating.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I Heart Fall

I know, I know, we live in Columbia, SC, so Fall is technically not here until Halloween...and sometimes later than that.  But today it was 64 degrees when I left the house for work, and at 12:39 PM it's still only in the 70s...this is Fall weather, and I couldn't be happier.

I have waxed (not-so)poetic about this before, but I seriously love Fall.  The crisp air, colorful leaves, all the typical reasons why people love Fall...I love to wear scarves; I love fires; I love the holidays that Fall brings.  I love Fall clothing and colors and of course the cooler weather. 

This year I can't wait to put this sweet little nearly-bald head in some cute beanies:

and in this cute Halloween costume:

image via here- I found one in like-new condition at a consignment sale for $4!
 What are you looking forward to this Fall?