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Centennial State Shoes

Anne Middleton
August 28th, 2015

Most people may think they know everything they need to know about Colorado by watching South Park.  Southpark plus mountains plus snow plus cannabis equals all you need to know about Colorado, right?  Well, not exactly.  Colorado is more than the sum of its parts.  Let’s take a tour of Colorado that’s not led by cartoon characters. Nicknamed The Centennial State, Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876, 100 years after the founding of our nation.  There are many notable people who hail from Colorado, like Amy Adams, who was raised in Castle Rock.  Tim Allen and Roseann Barr were born in Denver.

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Storage Solutions

Anne Middleton
August 27th, 2015

If you’ve ever ambled through he big box retail shops and been underwhelmed by their storage tubs, flimsy drawer organizers and clunky carts,  you’re not alone.  Plastic ware is breakable, not weather resistant and not built to last.  Pause before you shell out another $20 on the underperforming storage tub, $8 desk drawer organizer or overpriced polymer cart.  Crafters will appreciate the versatility of a toolbox.  With its Lilliputian compartments, imagine your tiny, glimmering beads neatly stowed.

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Shoes For The Silver State

Anne Middleton
August 27th, 2015

The Silver State is more than craps tables and poker tables.  If you’ve wanted to go to Nevada, don’t travel big blind.  We’ve got some lesser known Nevada haunts that are sure to round out your excursion to the state dominated by Sin City in the public imagination.  Plus, we’ve got great shoes for wherever your trek to Nevada takes you. If you want to feel like James Bond, sans the Casino Royale pomp, journey to Parhump in southern Nevada.  Jetpack America offers water jetpack flights for anyone wanting to soar above this oasis in the desert.

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An Interview with GreaseGirl

Anne Middleton
August 26th, 2015

For Kristin Cline, the lightbulb moment that eventually led to the creation of her blog GreaseGirl, came when she took her Studebaker to its first car show in Las Vegas a few years ago, and realized how few female enthusiasts she could find. Kristin didn't grow up going to car shows. It wasn't until her early twenties, when she became interested in swing dancing and vintage style, that her passion for classic cars also began to blossom. She eventually purchased her very own 1955 Studebaker Coupe, and immediately began restoration on it.

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Emoji Evolution

Anne Middleton
August 26th, 2015

Our discourse using emojis has been quite the hot topic this year, with re-vamped emojis being introduced to better reflect diversity.  Sony Animation even has an emoji-inspired movie in the works.  With 722 emojis to employ, there’s all sorts of stories to be told.  Emojis may be hitting their crescendo, with a themed game-show in the works, but they’ve been around since the late 90s. The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita.  The first set of 172 12×12 pixel emoji was created to help facilitate electronic communication.

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Travel Nebraska

Anne Middleton
August 26th, 2015

Have mammoth amounts of family fun in Nebraska.  Nebraska isn’t always listed among the top-tourist trap states, but it has all the trappings of the old West and a few surprises to boot.  Whether you’re a rhinestone cowgirl, a budding paleontologist or mesmerized by some of the state’s geological wonders, Nebraska deserve a spot on your short list for your next great American excursion.  We’ve got great shoes to take your across Nebraska too. The state fossil of Nebraska is the mammoth, the ancestor of today’s elephant.

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National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day

Anne Middleton
August 25th, 2015

August 25th is National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day.  With the surge in environmental consciousness and concern for labor rights abroad, hand-me-downs have become hip.  Vintage clothing is in. Even celebrities are sporting finds from bygone decades in today’s fashion rags.  It used to be that you had to scour through the bargain bin at the local thrift shop to find a find, but now savvy clothiers are making quality second-hand and vintage selections shop-able online.     Two of Google Play’s vintage clothing hubs are Etsy and Mrs Vintage.  Etsy, of course, is also famed for its variety of artisan goods too.

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Extreme Heat Tips

Anne Middleton
August 24th, 2015

If you’re complaining about the heat and you’re not adjacent to Death Valley, California, spare the complaining.  The world record for high temperature is 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913.  Still, even if you’re not sweltering in the aridity of Death Valley, you and your car need protection from the heat. There’s an urban legend that windshields crack and/or explode in extreme heat, which is why some crack their windows open slightly when parked to let the heat pressure out.  Over the years some have suggested leaving the sun roof open is as effective.

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Happy Birthday, Virgo!

Anne Middleton
August 20th, 2015

Virgo may be the sign of the Virgin, but don’t take them for naïve.  Happy Birthday, Virgo, the organizer, librarian and quality controller of the zodiac.  It’s a special pair of shoes that tempt the discriminating, perfectionist Virgo. Virgos delve into the details. That’s why the Embellished Boot by Boston Proper is sure to be a winner for them.  Finely embellished, in dazzling geometric perfection, these boots dress up and down well and are perfect for changing seasons.  Get 10% off your order when you sign up for emails from Boston Proper.

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An Interview with Sports Grid

Linda Lu
August 19th, 2015
Linda Lu on August 19th, 2015

Sarcastic, humorous, and all around captivating, SportsGrid writer Jake O’Donnell delivers the latest sports news in a discernable way. Having grown up with an interest in sports of all kinds, and having participated in a fair number himself, including basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and more, Jake had always been interested in this realm. But, he had never imagined a career in sports journalism; after college he started working in stand-up comedy and improv before being drawn to SportsGrid because of their sarcastic, snarky voice.

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