Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Country Western Wedding Invitation Design Challenge

Country Western Wedding Invitation Design Challenge

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Reception Only Invitations

Reception Only Invitations- Planning a wedding reception for your guests after you've been married? We've got some super fun reception only invitation designs!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Awesome Custom Designed Aluminum Water Bottles

In collaboration with Liberty Bottle Works, Zazzle now offers custom water bottles in 13 fun colors and 2 different sizes- 24 ounce and 32 ounces. Perfect for travel, the gym, your office, virtually anywhere, these customizable aluminum water bottles to help you hydrate responsibly. Each aluminum water bottle can keep thousands of plastic water bottles out of landfills over the course of its lifetime. Our light-weight aluminum water bottles keep your water cold and clean and fit perfectly in most holders without being a burden and are built for years of eco-conscious use.

So lets get the skinny on these water bottles. Who is Liberty BottleWorks? Liberty BottleWorks bottles are the only American made metal bottles. Thought-up, designed, and produced in the USA, these water bottles are made with the utmost attention to detail to ensure a high quality water bottle that exceeds the FDA safety standards. The bottles themselves? Each water bottle is made from BPA Free recycled aluminum, which means while you drink you protect the environment and protect yourself with a 100% recycled aluminum water bottle that exceeds the FDA food container standards for non-leaching products (not to mention all bottles are 100% BPA free).....and dishwasher safe.

And they are customizable! Find the color and size that perfectly fits your lifestyle with 13 unique colors and 24 ounce/32 ounce size options. From “Pitch Black” to “Edamame” you’re sure to find a color that is as unique as you.

Finally, green at its finest and customizable too!!
Let's look at some of the cool designs!!!!





What is a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.


How can I reduce my carbon footprint? Here's a list of simple things you can do immediately:

~Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc)
~Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees F). Just 1 degree will help reduce your 
  heating bill by about 8%.
~Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will improve savings)
~Check the central heating timer setting
~Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load - this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
~Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need
~Do your weekly shopping in a single trip
~Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it
~Car share to work, or for the kids school run
~Use the bus or a train rather than your car
~For short journeys either walk or cycle
~Try to reduce the number of flights you take
~See if your employer will allow you to work from home one day a week
~Next time you replace your car - check out diesel engines. With one of these you can even make your  
  own Biodiesel fuel.
~When staying in a hotel - turn the lights and air-conditioning off when you leave your hotel room, and ask for your room towels to be washed every other day, rather than every day


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Zazzle Introduces Unlimited Free Shipping Program!

Zazzle, a retail merchandiser based out of California which enables customers to create their own customized products, today introduced ZAZZLEBLACK,  a program offering UNLIMITED FREE SHIPPING on any order for an entire year.

The Zazzle Black program is an exclusive membership program that gives customers FREE standard shipping or 2-day shipping to any location in the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, and exclusive discounts on Zazzle products.

Zazzle Black
  • One year of unlimited FREE standard shipping on all orders for qualifying products to the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Access to exclusive sales and discounts.


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  • One year of unlimited FREE 2-day shipping on all qualifying orders.
  • One year of unlimited FREE standard shipping on all orders for qualifying products to the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Access to exclusive sales and discounts.

To sign up, you'll need your credit card but you will not be charged for your free trial. When your free trial comes to end, Zazzle will enroll you in your first year of Zazzle Black standard membership for $9.95 annually. You can opt-out of enrollment at any time during the free trial by visiting the Zazzle Black program management page in your account.


Monday, July 18, 2011


Join the fun and support a good cause!!

Elephant Revival has graciously offered to perform at Cloud's beautiful property as a partial benefit concert to support education and interpretive efforts at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

As many of you may know, 2010's state budget cuts left education in the Park depleted. To add ot the problem in funding, Washington State Parks have had their general funding entirely cut - aka, NO state taxes are applied to the Parks. It is now up to what each Park generates (via parking fees, donations, camping, concessions, etc) to stay alive. This is where YOU, ME, WE come in to play!

This concert is an effort to keep it all afloat and build awareness to the fact that it is now up to the community to show it's true appreciation for what happens to our beloved whale watch park. With over 200,000 visitors from 40 different countries, the park is a prime platform for education experiences truly making a difference in peoples lives here and around the world!

Also, in an effort to sustain education in the Park, the Center for Whale Research has stepped up to the plate! In doing so, we have been able to breath life into the Park's educational programs for the 2011 season! Please visit the official web site to learn more about our experiment in partnering up with Parks to seek solutions to the economic challenges we are all being faced with...

Lime Kiln is always looking for support no matter the capacity... be it donations, attending fun events like Elephant Revival, volunteering, or just simply spreading the word! Thank you for being a part of the solution... now, let's dance!!

TIME:                Tuesday, July 19, 2011   6:00pm-9:30pm

LOCATION:      Cloud's Lane (Rain or Shine)  
                          220 Crow Valley Lane
                          Friday Harbor, WA

MORE INFO:     A Musical Evening to Support Education at Lime Kiln Point State Park

$15 Advanced Roll Call Tickets on Sale at: http://elephantrevival.int​icketing.com/events/152878​/Cloud

$20 Tickets at the Door (kiddos under 10 free...family friendly)

Unlimited space (advanced tix just a convenience)

Come get your groove on to Elephant Revival!

Doors Open at 6:00pm Tunes Begin at 6:30pm

CD's will be available... including the newest --> "Break In The Clouds". Part of these proceeds will go directly to support educational programs at Lime Kiln!!!

Fun activities and info about the Salish Sea and orca whales.

If you like, bring your own picnic dinner, blankets or chairs.

Carpooling greatly appreciated. No pets, please. 

The Chameleons: Friday Harbor, WA: July 21, 2011

There's a new band in town and they ROCK. If you haven't had the opportunity to see The Chameleons in Friday Harbor, Wa- make plans to do so and you will not be disappointed.

Comprised of local artists (from left to right): Carl Blake (Lead Guitar /Vocals), Darvis Taylor (Keyboards/ Guitar/ Vocals), Michael Linehan (Drums), Dan Deshon (Bass/ Guitar/ Vocals), and Lead Vocalist Kira Sable~ The Chameleons have taken The San Juan Islands by storm in 2011. Having played together in various member compilations since 2009, this exciting group has now become a favorite with locals and visitors alike.

Featuring a wide variety of rock and alternative hits from the 60's through the present, the band has been filling dance floors at both The Rumor Mill and Roche Harbor all season. Stop in and check out a performance~ with such an eclectic play list you're sure to hear hits that will have you dancing the night away!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday Harbor School Board / Open Letter Text

The following "Open Letter To The San Juan School District Community" for signature in the community is being circulated with a request for signatures from all interested parties. Instructions for adding your name to the signature list can be found at the end of the letter.


We live in a truly remarkable community of concerned citizens who are passionate about the quality of our children's education. We are passionate about ensuring opportunities for our children to succeed academically in their schools. We all appreciate and understand that success in life begins with a good education.

We are a community of shared interest with a commitment and dedication to our schools and our children's education. It is with this shared interest that we come together to resolve the current educational crisis. This crisis is the termination of our elementary school principal, Gary Pflueger. Gary Pflueger has demonstrated his superior leadership and management skills, his hard work and passion for the success of our students as well as his dedication to professional excellence. All of these qualities must have been apparent to our school board when Mr. Pflueger was offered the position and we as the community have greatly benefited from that decision. It is truly significant that Gary Pflueger has the enthusiastic support of his faculty, the enthusiastic support of his staff. But, most importantly, Mr. Pflueger has the enthusiastic support, respect and also the love of his students.

This confluence of educational atmosphere and social goodness is a remarkable achievement of Gary Pflueger. This is not accidental; it is recognized by the community, the faculty, the staff and the students and now needs to be recognized by our school board.

We recognize that there are concerns, but in the light of Gary Pflueger's remarkable leadership and management skills, we suspect that our school board is focused only on an administrative task or reporting procedure. If this is the situation, we as members of the educational community will concentrate all of our efforts to remedy this occurrence. However, there is another issue that needs to be addressed in addition to Gary Pfleuger, it is also our school board's unwillingness to seriously consider the overwhelming community support and disappointment. Fundamentally, this is our school board and they cannot be allowed to detach themselves from legitimate community concerns.

We are unwilling to accept the departure of our principal who has served our students and our community with such distinction and who has the adoration of students and faculty. We will genuinely work with our school board to achieve a common ground of understanding, identification of educational and professional expectations and mutual satisfaction of shared interest.

We expect that our school board will receive this offer with the enthusiasm with which it is generated.
Rest assured should this shared interest not be reciprocated by our school board, we will pursue all available courses of action.

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL to nickedpower@gmail.com
no later than NOON Sunday and indicate:

1. Your NAME
2. Your Title(s) or Position(s) or Interest(s) you wish appended to your signature.
3. That you are willing to Sign

Please feel free to link, copy or paste this and send it on.



Tuesday, November 30, 2010



Now through December 10, 2010 11:59pm PST, Zazzle is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $35 and more! This is a customized sale code which has been offered to sellers at Zazzle- feel free to share the code with all of your friends!!! You will not find this code anywhere else on the internet!

The code, WONDERLAND10 will afford you FREE economy shipping and can be used for purchasing anything at Zazzle!

Coupled with the AMAZING BLITZENDEALS (special sales going on that change every hour!)- you cannot go wrong shopping at Zazzle this holiday season!

To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased with a net sale price equal to or greater than 35.00 dollars and economy shipping must be selected as the shipping option.  The coupon code WONDERLAND10 must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for economy shipping to U.S. addresses only. Offer does not apply to premium ornaments, shoes, skateboards, binders, custom framed prints, or photo sculptures. Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid through December 10, 2010 at 11:59pm PT. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.  Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.


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Monday, November 29, 2010

Custom iphone cases skins and ipad Covers Available Just in Time for The Holidays!

THIS JUST IN! Just in time for holiday stocking stuffer and gift giving ideas, now you can purchase CUSTOMIZED Apple iPhone cases and iPad covers- replete with custom text & your own custom photo uploads. Not so creative? Well, there are lots of chic, trendy and amazingly cool designs that will knock your socks off now online at Zazzle!

Product Details

  • Made for iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4
  • Hard-shell case wrapped with soft fabric
  • Access to all ports, controls, and sensors
  • Lightweight, durable, and easy to grip
  • Raised front for extra screen protection
  • Form-fitting with easy on-and-off

Product Details

  • Made for the iPad
  • Hard-shell case wrapped with soft fabric
  • Access to all ports, controls, and sensors
  • Lightweight, durable, and easy to grip
  • Raised front for extra screen protection
  • Form-fitting with easy on-and-off