amanduh138 asked: Hi, I was also at the Iron Maiden White River Amphitheater show on monday, and I found your post on the Iron Maiden thread, and I couldn't agree with you more. They were absolutely phenomenal! Your photos are equally amazing, and I was just wondering if I could share a link to your post on my facebook page for my other friends that were there to read. Also, thank you for posting the set list. I was so wrapped up in the moment I couldn't even remember what all they played.
I’m so sorry that I didn’t see this until now! (I’m not too familiar with Tumblr mailbox!!) I didn’t take the photos— I found them online but you are welcome to share whatever I’ve written xo
This time of year, I try to inject a little creativity into holiday shopping for friends and family. I also try to find unique businesses to check out and promote. The common thread that seems to weave through all of these businesses is PASSION: for the products they sell or services they provide. That passion shines through in the way they complete each transaction, usually with a personal note thanking the buyer for their business.
They say “word of mouth” is the best way to promote a business. If that’s the case, here are my recommendations:
JORDAN SAMUEL FRAGRANCES - This is the love child of former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Jordan Pacitti. The products are made with care and the fragrances come from natural sources. The Jordan Samuel Facial is provided with care and created to address each person’s individual needs. If you live in the Seattle area, it’s worth it to have a facial. If you don’t live in the Seattle area (such a shame!), you can buy his products online.
WASH TYME - This is the love child of Dorinda Rumbold. The bar and liquid soaps she creates contain everything you need to get clean, and leaves out anything that could harm your skin (or comes with a name that ‘s difficult to pronounce!). My sister Kimberly introduced me to these soaps and I’m hooked! (my favorites: Patchouli, Sandalwood and Balsam. If you’ve read my novel “Steel Goddesses,” you know why I’m partial to Sandalwood).
KARI GRAN SKINCARE - This is the love child of self-confessed “beauty junkie” Kari Gran. The line came into being after Kari was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder. Like Jordan and Dorinda, Kari took a good hard look at ingredients in beauty and skincare products and decided to take matters into her own hands by going back to basics. My friend Carilyn hooked me on Kari’s “Lip Whip,” and I now find I cannot make it through the day without several applications.
OASIS SPA & SALON - This is the love child of Michelle Michael, a high school friend of my husband. This is a full-service salon staffed by extremely friendly and knowledgeable people. I’ve been there a number of times since they opened. If you live anywhere near Woodinville, you should make an appointment. Or— if you’re coming to Woodinville for a wine tasting, why not stop in for a massage?
BEAUTY BAR SPA - This is the love child of Lisa, a friend of my friend Jessica. Located in West Seattle, you have the added beauty of Elliott Bay to entice your senses.
THE PRETTY PEACOCK - This is the love child of Ana Talukder Simpson and features beautiful and unique jewelry at all price points. I received a gorgeous necklace from my sister that had been specially created just for me. She has also personalized beautiful jewelry for herself.
CATHY OAKES SOLO PIANO - The love child of musician Cathy Oakes. This site features Cathy’s beautiful compositions, cd’s and performance videos. If you’re looking for music to take you to another plane or to unwind from the stress of a hectic day or shopping trip, pop in one of Cathy’s cd’s and let her ease your tension. If this suits you, check out RHONDA MACKERT’S music. A friend of Cathy and her husband Buddy, I had the pleasure of enjoying a fun lunch in her company. Her music is exquisite.
CAT THURLOW/MICHE - Cat is my friend Christine, who I’ve known since high school. Don’t ask how long ago that was. Let’s just say it wasn’t this decade. Miche purses intrigue me and I know that Cat will help me select the best one to fit my lifestyle and personality. She’ll also do that for you!
REBECCA HEBBEL/LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY - This is a beautiful line of jewelry sold either online or through independent consultants, like Becky (another friend from high school). I LOVE this jewelry and can’t wait to add to my collection! I know you’ll find something for the special someone in your life, especially if that special person is YOU.
TRY SWEET TALK - This is the love child of marketing/writing guru Kate Houston. If you’re looking to start the new year with the RIGHT profile to land the RIGHT job, opportunity or date, you need to start the new year with Kate. She’s great with all of the social media platforms, too (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, dating sites), so check out her website, see where she can help give you the biggest boost, and let her help you put your best self forward!
Are you looking for a great PUBLIC RELATIONS firm to help give your business a boost in 2013? Try one of the following firms - small enough to give you personal care but mighty enough to get the job done! I know the leader of every single one of these companies and can enthusiastically give each a resounding TWO THUMBS UP!
Hopefully, there’s something here that will pique your attention. If you have a unique business you’d like to share, leave me a link. I’ll be happy to add it (provided it’s legal and not too smutty).
On September seventh, 1936, Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas.
In 1967, the situation comedy “The Flying Nun” debuted on ABC. Sally Field starred as a novice nun who discovers she can fly.
In 1978, Who drummer Keith Moon died in London of an overdose of a drug he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. Moon’s replacement was Kenney Jones.
In 1979, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut.
In 1984, singer Janet Jackson married singer James DeBarge of the group DeBarge. The marriage was annulled after less than a year.
In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur and record company executive Suge Knight were shot while driving in Las Vegas. Shakur died six days later.
In 1998, the movie “There’s Something About Mary” hit number one at the box office, eight weeks after its release. It’s believed to be the first film to rise to the top so long after release.
In 2003, musician Warren Zevon died in his sleep at his home near Los Angeles, a year after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He was 56. His final album, “The Wind,” had been released just two weeks earlier.