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Beads and stuff

There’s an interesting contest going on at a craft site that most people probably don’t know about. Take a look at it. You can find it here. Be sure to look at number 18 when you vote. You could say I have a special interest in it since my granddaughter did it.

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July 12, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure | | 4 Comments

Pass the beads! Mardi Gras is going strong!


Conventional wisdom holds that the New Orleans-area economy has dodged the worst of the financial meltdown, from rampant foreclosures to skyrocketing unemployment, thanks to the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

As it turns out, what may be the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression couldn’t rock the market for Carnival throws, either.

Despite fears among Mardi Gras bead vendors and krewe captains this year that riders skittish of spending on frivolities would skimp on costly throws, trinkets of all kinds — from krewe-themed Coke bottles to hologram medallions to giant plush flowers — have flown off the shelves.

via Times-Picayune – NOLA.com.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on Pass the beads! Mardi Gras is going strong!