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April 28, 2009 09:04 AM Eco/Sustainable Products  |   Link
Sustainable Design for Modern Living

Please visit my friend's relaunch of her online eco-sustainable design site. She has many great products for gifts and home. Great ideas for birthdays, housewarming, wedding and mother's day gifts.


April 09, 2009 07:43 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
Meals Made Madly 1

Really simple dinner since playdate was later in the afternoon today. I usually have something like leftovers but just didn't plan well today.

Lentils with caramalized onions with some cumin and paprika.
Brown rice

B happily ate the same meal along with a whole pear. We were just amazed at how big a bite she was taking. We'll post a photo shortly.

Information Architecture  |   Link
Content Strategy Webinar & Q/A

Great quick interview on Rosenfeld Media regarding content strategy.

Future Practice Interview: Kristina Halvorson

Information on upcoming webinar and discount code available at Rosenfeld Media.

April 08, 2009 09:04 AM Information Architecture  |   Link
Overlap of Interests: SF SCBWI & Social Media

This is what happens when my children's book writing association hooks up with my internet/user experience/social media profession.

SCBWI San Francisco/South presents:
Hands-On Social Media Intensive for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators:
Sat. June 6, 10:00-3:30 at Fort Mason in San Francisco

A Bring-Your-Own-Laptop Adventure into the Land of Social Media for Children's & YA Authors & Illustrators. Join Lynn E. Hazen and Susan Taylor Brown as we explore Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, You Tube, Red Room and so much more. We'll have internet access, so bring your laptop (optional) and we'll have time for you to click along, ask questions and participate in Web. 2.0. As publishers expect more and more from authors and illustrators (before during and after you've published), come learn how to juggle your promotion efforts, social websites & online personalities and STILL HAVE TIME TO WRITE !

Lynn E. Hazen, M.A., M.F.A., writes books filled with humor, heart and hope. Kirkus praised her young adult novel, SHIFTY, as "a realistic story that resonates." SHIFTY was chosen as VOYA's Top Shelf Fiction, a CCBC Choice, and a Smithsonian Notable. Lynn's younger books include: MERMAID MARY MARGARET (a middle grade novel), CINDER RABBIT, THE AMAZING TRAIL OF SEYMOUR SNAIL, and BUZZ BUMBLE. Lynn gives writing workshops and author talks at schools, libraries and conferences, and teaches writing classes at Stanford Continuing Studies. www.LynnHazen.com www.LynnHazenImaginaryBlog.blogspot.com

Susan Taylor Brown is the author of the middle grade verse novel Hugging the Rock, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book, an NCTE Notable Children's Book, VOYA's Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, and a Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year Selection. Susan's other books include picture books Oliver's Must-Do List and Can I Pray With My Eyes Open? and the non-fiction book Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom. Susan leads writing and creativity workshops for writers and readers of all ages and conducts online workshops on the use of social media for authors. More info at http://www.susantaylorbrown.com and http://susanwrites.livejournal.com

____$50, SCBWI members (without in-class internet access)

____$55. SCBWI members (with internet access--bring your own laptop & surge supressor/power cord)

____$70. non-SCBWI members (without internet access)

____$75. non-SCBWI members (with in-class internet access--bring your own laptop & surge supressor/power cord)

Pre-registration required. We expect this workshop to sell out quickly. See what previous workshop attendees said about Lynn & Susan's shorter version of an earlier Social Media class.

April 03, 2009 12:43 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
Adventures in Housewifery Week 2

Again I was inspired to cook a nice dinner last night. I think I should start taking pictures to add to my archive of meals made madly(M3).

Last night included
Soup: brocolli soup(Gordon Ramsey style according to J) & loaf of filone bread
Side dishes: mixed veggies, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted mushrooms
Main: roasted chicken with rosemary
Dessert: strawberries

I've challenged myself to cook once nice meal a week that would be savored slowly and not rushed. I will start taking photos and either link to or write out where I found the recipes.

April 02, 2009 12:17 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
Dinner Then and Now

Before Baby
I'd like to get the chicken marsala with risotto and a glass of paired red wine.
45 minutes later
Hmmm. That was really good. This is so nice and relaxing. What's for dessert?

With Baby
*on the phone* Ok, hon. Made dinner when you coming home?
B, please don't throw the carrot on the floor.
No, can you bring home some toilet paper.
B, can you finish your cheese. Good job. No! Don't put the yogurt in your hair!
Oh wait, you need to pick up your drycleaning. Forget about the tp.
B all done?
Ok. I'll eat now so I can put B down. See you in a while.
*off the phone*

April 01, 2009 10:10 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
Unhealthy Fruit

How to make something that is healthy for you, unhealthy.

1. Take 1 pint of strawberries, clean, hull & cut up.
2. Sprinkle 2 T of brown sugar
3. Add 2 T of sour cream
4. Mix and serve immediately