Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grass Charger

Now I know fake "anything" is dangerous territory, but in this case, I think the Grass Charging Valet is a cool exception. Recharge your devices in a modern patch of faux grass! Hide all the unsightly cords and mess while looking deceptively green.

No water or sunlight necessary!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby Shower

My sis has commissioned me to design our baby shower invites again. The photo above is a shot of what I did for our first baby shower back in 2007. So now I am thinking of a new twist to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our second little ham.

With all the fabulous carnival and circus themes out there, I'm thinking we'll want to go with a themed event this time. We'll see. Or maybe that's just an excuse for me to be able to use my new set of western fonts ;)

Whatever it is, it has to be awesome, considering our latest shindig made headlines everywhere.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flip Clips

We're flipping over Flip Clips! Turn your digital video clips into paper flipclips to carry with you, send and share!

View a demo here!

FlipClips make great gifts, party favors and unique after-party gifts. All it takes is 15-20 seconds of video! Use em as Save-the-Dates - and use clips of actually tying a knot! Or capture baby milestones like first steps, laughter, or mealtime! Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure, it will be a truly moving memento!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Out N About Treesort

Thinkin about where to go for summer vacation? Well escape to the southwestern corner of Oregon and stay in a treehouse resort! Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort offers 12 treehouses and one grounded cabin for visitors to stay in - it's a treehouse version of a hotel! Some of the treehouses have bathrooms, refrigerators, microwaves, and even dining tables. Some don't have bathrooms for those who opt to rough it, and some are just big enough for 2 for those who want a cozy getaway. Some of the treehouses have two stories, some have decks, and some are up to 35 feet off the ground!

Out 'n' About has a new giant zip line to complement its basic zip course, and Giant Tarzan Swing. You can go horseback riding and rafting. You can hike, bike, and swim in the river on the property.

So this summer, take camping to a whole new level (literally) and stay in a Treesort!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Robots for a good kause! Purchase a cute and cuddly KAUZBOT, and 10% of the retail price is donated to the kauze close to that robot’s heart.

Each Kauzbot works for a different Kause. The leader of the Krew - Kelvin (pictured), helps Hearts of Gold, enhancing the lives of homeless moms and their children.

So go out and get your Kauzbot today...It's for a great Kause...Or simply just beKause!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Snack Taxi : GIVEAWAY

Happy Earth Day! So let's start the day off with a little green. snackTaxi offers reusable bags for a happier planet! Simply use them as you would any other ziplock plastic bag for sandwiches and snacks, without all the waste! They're a homebased family business that's helping out the bag at a time!

The very cool owner of snackTaxi, Erin Kelly-Dill, thinks you're all cool too! So she has an exclusively COOL Giveaway just for our COOL PICK readers! She's giving away a Sandwich Sack & a Snack Sack to one lucky cool person! So simply leave a comment below to enter.
You have until midnight 12:00am (PST) on May 1, 2009 to enter!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chocolate Sushi

What's better than sushi? Chocolate Sushi, of course! They've taken dessert gifting and catering to a whole new sweet level! Chocolate Sushi is available in either assorted boxes or for dessert services for your next event.

Since I'm baking another bun in the oven, I'm steering clear of sushi and chocolate, but a gal can dream can't she? As soon as September hits, I'll be getting my hands on one..or some!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Different Take

Recently, I designed 2 modern kids invitations. (I mean, the invitations were modern, not the kids...well the kids could've been too!) One for a zoo party and one that didn't have a specific theme, so I put the focus on numbers. Maybe I'll use one of these as inspiration for any upcoming parties of our own. The spring palette is beckoning me to throw some sort of celebration. Hmmmm... But for now, I just wanted to share these. It's a different kids' invite! (I mean, the invitations are different, not the kids...but the kids can be different too!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

3D DIY Greeting Cards

Everything is in 3D nowadays, so why shouldn't your greeting cards be! Check out these uber cool 3D DIY Greeting Cards, and really make a statement!

Just write any message you want on the front, and then watch your words pop right off the page (literally)! So here's a cool way to really get in your friends' faces!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Japanese Masking Tape

The possibilities are endless with Japanese Masking Tape by Happy Tape! The colors are a plenty and designers and crafters alike can revel in all the decorating, wrapping, scrapbooking, collaging and design possibilities!

Hurry up cause they are selling out faster than you can read this post!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pom Love

Add a festive touch to any occasion by hanging these very cool poms! Pom Love offers up a playful and modern collection of poms that you can mix and match and color coordinate as you wish!

So hang em from a tree or hang em in your house, these poms are sure to cheer up any location!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Be Nosey

Get the party started right with these awesome Nose Party Cups! I really need another excuse to plan a party just so I can put these cool cups to use!

Your guests will have a fun time "picking their noses!"

Friday, April 10, 2009


I need an excuse to throw a LEGO party - cause this LEGO Cake Mould is just too cool! I want it bad! Can you imagine what a fun cake this would turn out to be? Hmmm. Maybe for Mr. Red's 3rd birthday?

Check out LEGO's complete home line!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Express Yourself

Have some fun with these cool
Peel and Stick Chalkboard Quotes!
Wouldn't it be cool to designate a wall with these decals on it and have you and your family use it to express themselves, just like Salt and Pepper? (You know you love that song!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What's Your Problem?

Are you happy? Do you live a content, problem-free life? BORING! You clearly lack some problems, and now there's a cool site ready and willing to give you some. OR better yet, send your perfectly happy friends some trouble their way! Need a Problem is your perfect solution to ruin your perfect life with a problem! Just order one online, (ranging from trivial to nearly unsolvable), and within 48 hours, your problem will be emailed to ya! Once you solve the problem, email your solution and you'll be listed as one of the world's best problem solvers!

So go on already, what's your problem?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gin & Charlie

My cool friends and the babies of our family, Gin & Charlie, finally tied the knot! And they tied it with one of the coolest wedding celebrations EVER! They'll post more pics when they return from their honeymoon.

Event highlights included:
- updating their facebook profiles upon sealing their vows!
- BOTH bride and groom sported the new Kobes!
- They used CFL light bulbs as their placecard holders!
- They had a red carpet paparazzi photo booth for their guests to enjoy!
- They had a CASINO set up in the ballroom!
- The bride sang a touching tribute to her late father during the father/daughter dance!
- And they had Red5Studios create their very cool Same Day Edit, played at the reception! View it here!

VERY COOL WEDDING by a VERY COOL COUPLE! Congratulations you two!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Book of Secrets

Shhhhh! So those who know me, know I have one goal in life, and that is to obtain TOP SECRET level government clearance. And this little, and I mean little book gets me one step closer to that goal.

The Book of Secrets reveals hundreds of clandestine, covert, surreptitious, furtive, hush-hush, and taboo pop-cultural and historical curiosities, from government cover-ups to marketing tricks to Colonel Sander's secret recipe.

So get your hands on one now, before the secret gets out.

This post will not self destruct in 5 seconds.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Library Card

Recently, I designed a Save the Date card for my friend's upcoming wedding that will be held at the beautiful, waterfront Redondo Beach Historic Library. So we modeled their card after a library book card insert.
Now if I can finally set a date to bring myself to renew my own library card!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

De Colores

From one party to the next...Oh yes, the controversial 2nd baby shower. My sis and family insist on throwing us one, so who are we to argue with such generosity? Everyone in my family seems to have gotten the medical gene, since they all ended up in the medical field in some way or other, which is why they leave anything creative up to me. So I'm already thinking of some festive themes for the event and found these fabulous paper banners by Ay Mujer!