Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammy Awards 2010 winners: Taylor Swift Gets Album of the Year


Winners in selected major categories at Sunday's 52nd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
  • Song of the Year: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On it), Beyonce Knowles
  • Record of the Year: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  • New Artist: Zac Brown Band
  • Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
  • Female Pop Vocal Performance: Halo, Beyonce Knowles
  • Male Pop Vocal Performance: Make It Mine, Jason Mraz
  • Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
  • Rock Song: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  • R&B Album: BLACKsummers'night, Maxwell
  • R&B Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), Beyonce Knowles
  • Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem
  • Rap Song: Run This Town, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Run This Town, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
  • Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
  • Female Country Vocal Performance: White Horse, Taylor Swift
  • Male Country Vocal Performance: Sweet Thing, Keith Urban,
  • Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estacion
  • Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul&The Zawinul Syndicate
  • Dance Recording: Poker Face, Lady Gaga
  • Electronic Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga
  • Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
  • Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio from Symphony No. 10
  • Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, various artists
  • Spoken Word Album: Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
  • Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Stephen Colbert
The full winners list in all 109 categories will be available at http://www.grammy.com








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Monday, Feb. 1st!























Hey! Come check out these awesome new(ish) bands. The Daveys and And And And will both be making their Valentines' debuts on Monday. Should be a great night of Garage. We're really looking forward to it.

Flirty Aprons' Sexy Pink Valentine's Day Apron

Another lovely Valentine's Day apron, this one is sexy and flirty.

Perfect for any woman who loves to cook and wants to look good in the kitchen, I think it would be an absolutely adorable Valentine's Day gift.

It features long, adjustable neck ties which allow it to fit every waist, from 20 to 75 inches and also has flattering scooped sides and curved base.

Made of a sturdy yet soft designer fabric with 2-ply construction and strong stitching to hold up for years of use.

Flirty Aprons won't fade and they won't disappoint. They actually have nine fun patterns, from this one called 'Chic Pink' to 'Pink Chocolate' and 'Frosted Cupcake.' You can see all of Flirty Aprons' aprons at Amazon by clicking right here.



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8 Months!


I snapped these pictures today of our little dude. Doesn't he look cute in his little sweater vest and shirt? Jake is just developing so much these days. Still no teeth to speak of, but he is crawling forward now and he is much more steady when sitting. I don't feel like I have to worry so much about him toppling over. Just the other day Chris gave him his first biter biscuit! He loved the biscuit and managed to get it everywhere! Jake likes to make lots of noise, specifically right after he's eaten a meal. It seems like this is when he is the most happy. We are still waiting to hear some "words"; maybe some mama or dada or even baba, but for now Jake is holding out on us! Samantha talks enough for everyone, so it's hard for a little boy to get a work in edgewise! It's hard to believe that our little baby boy is growing up so quickly!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Miss Virginia "Caressa Cameron" Wins 2010 Miss America Crown

Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron won the 2010 Miss America title Saturday night after strutting in a skintight yellow dress, belting Beyonce's "Listen" from "Dreamgirls" and telling kids they should get outside more often.

Cameron, a 22-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown in Las Vegas after a pageant that started with 53 contestants. She outlasted her opponents in swimsuit, evening gown, talent and interview competitions.
Cameron is broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and wants to become an anchor.

When asked during the interview portion of the competition her thoughts on fighting childhood obesity, Cameron said parents should curb television and video games.

"We need to get our kids back outside, playing with sticks in the street like I did when I was little," she said. "Expand your mind, go outside and get to see what this world is like."
Cameron said her win was a testament to her family's strength.

"You can be and become anything that you want to be, even Miss America," she said.
Miss California Kristy Cavinder was the first runner-up, winning $25,000.
The young women who came out on stage at the beginning of the pageant and danced to "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas are from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

After a week of preliminary competition, they each introduced themselves to the crowd Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
"From the home of the Governator, I am here to pump you up," Cavinder said as she was introduced.
The judges, the public and contestants themselves then trimmed the field over the next two hours.

Actor and "Extra" host Mario Lopez hosted the 89-year-old pageant with help from Clinton Kelly of TLC's "What Not to Wear." The pageant was broadcast live on TLC.
The panel of judges included radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, actress Vivica Fox, musician Dave Koz, Miss America 2002 Katie Harman, gymnast Shawn Johnson and former "American Idol" finalist Brooke White. Comedian Paul Rodriguez was set to be a judge, but organizers said he pulled out because of a family emergency.

Cameron, crowned by 2009 Miss America Katie Stam, will embark on a yearlong run with the title to represent the organization and raise awareness for her chosen platform.
Cameron, Cavinder and Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk each won $2,000 earlier in the week for winning talent competitions among three split fields of contestants. Miss Oregon CC Barber, Miss New York Alyse Zwick and Miss Puerto Rico Mimi Pabon each won $1,000 in nightly swimsuit competitions.
Miss Oklahoma Taylor Treat won the $6,000 Quality of Life award, given to the contestant judged to excel most in volunteerism and community service.
Scores based on a week of preliminary competitions were added to Saturday's competitions to determine the winner. Each judge ranked their five favorites in order, and their ballots were used to pick the winner.
In all, the Miss America Organization awarded $340,000 in scholarships at the national level. The organization says its national, state and local chapters gave more than $45 million last year in cash and scholarships.
The pageant was preceded by a one-hour television special on TLC, "Miss America: Behind the Curtain."
The contestants picked 12 women from their own ranks who faced a public vote for one of three spots among the 15 finalists. Stam, a Seymour, Ind., native, was one of four finalists chosen by viewers last year.
The crowning of a Miss America began in 1921 as a publicity stunt to persuade tourists on Atlantic City's Boardwalk to stick around after Labor Day.

The bathing revue blossomed in the age of television into an American pop icon before fading in later years and losing it place on network TV in 2004. It moved to the Las Vegas Strip in 2006 in an attempt to reinvent itself and has found a home on cable television.
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Judge awards ₦100m damages to Uzoma Okere

Justice Opeyemi Oke of the Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has awarded ₦100 million in damages to Uzoma Okere who was assaulted by four officers of the Nigerian Navy on November 3, 2008.

Ms. Okere sued Rear-Admiral Harry Arogundade, the four naval ratings in his convoy whom she said beat and stripped her on the stated date, when she refused to leave the road for the convoy.

As part of the judgement, the court also asked the respondents to write a letter of apology to the claimants, which must be published in at least four newspapers within one month of the judgement. I'm getting confident with the Nigerian Judiciary, this shows that you can get Justice in Nigeria.
 

TY Pluffie Kisser Giraffe, You Won't Find A Sweeter Valentine's Day Plush Animal!

Where they came up with the name TY Pluffie Kisser for this gorgeous Valentine's Day plush giraffe, I don't know...but he sure is cute isn't he?

I think he'd be a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for many people from children right through to adults. He's just so darn cute plus he is very collectible and he is very affordable. Amazon has him listed for less than half the regular retail price.

If you hadn't thought to look for Valentine's Day gifts on Amazon, you might want to pay them a visit! I love their super selection, their fast service and their FREE shipping on orders worth $25 or more. Check Amazon's Valentine's Day merchandise out for yourself by clicking right here.

Happy Valentine's Day!



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Serena Wins 2010 Australian Open

Serena Williams won the 2010 Australian Open championship after winning 6-4 3-6 6-2 over Belgium's Justine Henin. Following the win of the second consecutive Melbourne title, the 28-year-old Serena claimed her 5th Australian trophy (leveling the Billie-Jean King record in all-time list) and the 12th Gand Slam title in her career. For unseeded Justine Henin it was a great performance to reach the Melbourne final in her second tournament after a 20 month rest. In the direct meetings between the pair, Serena Williams leads 8-6, counting a 6-2 6-0 victory in 2008 in Miami,
right before Justine Henin retired even if being world nr. 1 at that moment.

Henin comeback gave results regarding the fact that she played two finals in the last 4 weeks. The Belgian tenniswoman claimed the Australian Open in 2004 and quit the tennis while playing the 2006 final due to stomach troubles.

Friday, January 29, 2010

We Have A Crawler!

2 days shy of his 8 month birthday, and Jake is crawling forward! Tonight, a few minutes before bedtime, Jake decided to move forward! Here are two short videos of his progress!


Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

If you're looking for a romantic little book to present to someone this Valentine's Day, you might just want to consider Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak By Writers Famous & Obscure. This tidy little volume contains 144 pages of quotes that cover everything from love to loss, six words at a time.

"Butterflies still kicking after ten years."

Mine have actually been kicking for more than twenty years, can you believe it?

Happy Valentine's Day !



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Official Press Release for Hair Clips for Haiti

Here is our official press release for Hair Clips for Haiti:

January 25 2010 – Vacaville, CA: Hair Clips for Haiti has been created to help raise funds for the Haitian relief effort by No Slippy Hair Clippy®, a premier children’s hair accessory company. No Slippy’s President Annie Salyer has been profoundly moved by this disaster, and is convinced that small business owners have a vital role to play in its outcome.

“Small business can make a big difference,” she states, “If we pull together and each contribute what we can, I think we’ll create something really powerful.”

As part of No Slippy Hair Clippy®’s continuing collaboration with the celebrity community, a portion of its online sales will be donated to UNICEF and Save The Children®, supporting the humanitarian efforts of U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni and Save the Children® Ambassador Joely Fisher.

Heartfelt thanks go out to those who have already participated in this effort. Please visit
http://www.hairclippy.com for more information and the opportunity to contribute.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I can't believe we need these already!

Gifts for a Couple


All My Love for You Gift Set

The "Love for You" gift set includes a pillow case for a body pillow, a set of queen size pillowcases and a set of mugs, all adorned with charming stick figures strewing and collecting red hearts. The simple, clean and fresh design is very appealing as a gift for a couple in love. People buy sets of these pillowcases when they are temporarily apart so they will think of each other when they lay their heads down at night. These items are wonderful anniversary gifts for couples, as well as Valentine's Day, Christmas or any other occasion. This company also makes "Love a Lot" tee shirt gifts for couples. Get matching his and her t-shirts for you and your hero and let the world know that you are a couple!


Captured by Your Love Couple T-Shirts Black


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Tonight: Thursday, January 28th!























So, not only will we be enjoying the ever-lovely Tender, Love, and Care Country sounds tonight (as per usual last Thursdays with Mike and Josh), but we'll also be celebrating the release of Mr. Gordon Organ's Men With Broken Hearts country tape that just came out apart of the Mississippi Records awesome tape series. Should be a super nice, flannel and whiskey kinda time. Hope you can make it. We'd love to see you!

Lindsay Lohan Blonde Hair

If we've learned anything about Lindsay Lohan in her short time in the Hollywood spotlight, its that she is completely unpredictable, in almost every possible aspect and that includes her choice of hairstyles and color.

The natural redhead has been known to switch up her hair color at the drop of dime, red to blonde and then to dark brown, simply for an occasion.

This is quite common for celebrity actresses, to quickly change from role to role, but when is the last time Lindsay Lohan has even appeared in a film?

With all that being said, i think she looks her best with red hair.

Preparation

What is worse than running a 1/2 marathon? The anticipation of actually having to start training for said 1/2 marathon. We were originally going to start our training on February 1st, but have since pushed back our training start date until March 1st, giving us 3 months to physically train. In the meantime, we are reading about running. Yes, we are reading. About running. I can do this. Reading books about running from the comfy couch sounds right up my alley. Chris went out to search for a book aptly named "Running for Dummies", or some other similar beginners running book. He came back with 4 books! (why we had to push back our start date - I mean come ON. we have FOUR books to read!) In reality, we want to do this right. We want to train and not get to race day and have to back out because we've injured ourselves. So, part of our reading is to help us create our training calendar. This is Chris's territory. I do have to admit that a book about running, although it doesn't sound exciting, it is kind of interesting reading. Right not we are in the midst of reading "Running for Mortals" and Marathoning for Mortals" by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield. This first quote in Running for Mortals pretty much sums up our entire experience thus far; "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
Anyway, the majority obviously ruled that Jake looks like Chris, so in place of the blogger poll, we are putting up a countdown to THE BIG RACE!

Hairclips for Haiti Around the Web

We are so grateful and thrilled that our Hairclips for Haiti is getting mentioned around the web! This will help us spread the word about efforts being done to help Haiti.

Here's the mention in HCRSourceBook, the official blog of HUDSON'S Childrenswear Review:

"Hair Clips for Haiti is helping to raise funds for the Haitian relief effort by children’s hair accessory company No Slippy Hair Clippy®. “Small business can make a big difference,” says Annie Salyer, the company’s president. “If we pull together and each contribute what we can, I think we’ll create something really powerful.” A portion of the company’s online sales will be donated to UNICEF, supporting the humanitarian efforts of U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni, and Save the Children® with support for Save the Children® Ambassador Joely Fisher. Please visit http://www.hairclippy.com for more information and the opportunity to contribute."

Another mention at Kids Today Online:

"VACAVILLE, Calif. – Annie Salyer, president of children’s hair accessory company, No Slippy Hair Clippy, has been moved by the disaster in Haiti, and is convinced that small business owners have a vital role to play in its outcome.

“Small business can make a big difference,” she said. “If we pull together and each contribute what we can, I think we’ll create something really powerful.”

In that vein, Salyer started a fund raiser, Hair Clips for Haiti, with a portion of its online sales supporting UNICEF and Save the Children."

If you own a small business like ours, I hope this will be an inspiration on how we can make a big difference if we all work together. If you would like to support the cause, you are more than welcome to do so! Just visit our site :)

Valentine's Day Candy Gift For Him

Are you searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the young man in your life? I have at least two men and possibly three in my household that would be thrilled with this Valentine's Day candy gift.

It manages at once to be Big and Bold and Bright And Valentine's Day themed without being something that no guy would want to be seen with.

It features a red heart-shaped pail with a metal handle; Sweethearts conversation hearts; heart-shaped Strawberry Peeps; Valentine heart box of assorted chocolates; Hershey milk chocolate bar; milk chocolate dipped pretzel rod with non periels; white chocolate dipped pretzel rod with non periels; 3-piece drizzled chocolate covered marshmallow pop; Pixy Stix candy filled straws; candy necklace; Valentine bracelets; heart-shaped red and white Valentine Lollis; and, Valentine puff heart decorative picks. Best of all, if you order this fantastic Valentine's Day candy gift from Amazon, you work will be done and it will be delivered right to your front door!

Happy Valentine's Day!



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

20 Tips to Lower Stress


Ahhh stress. Aside from "Twitter" or "Google," I bet "stress" ranks way up there among the most widely used words in the 21st century. I know I have been using it a lot lately!

I'm sure a lot of us have often wished to wake up one day with all our stress magically gone. And I'm sure, over time, we have learned that this is not likely to happen in the real world. But take heart! We may not be able to bid adieu to stress altogether, but we can at least lessen it.

A recent article in Yahoo!'s Shine website gives 20 very easy tips to lower our daily stress level. The writer says that the trick is in disciplining ourselves to do the little things that will keep stress at bay. It's these little things that seem unimportant, but snowball into major stress when neglected.

If you're feeling stressed, here are a 20 easy tips to try:
  • Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual.
  • Get up 20 minutes earlier than usual.
  • Before you go to sleep, prepare for the morning.
  • Bring a hat and an umbrella.
  • Don't wear tight clothes or uncomfortable shoes.
  • Make a list.
  • Listen to a favorite song.
  • Keep extra cash and stamps in the house.
  • Be polite and be fair.
  • Laugh out loud.
  • Have a good book to read.
  • Keep an extra set of keys.
  • Exercise.
  • Always keep your passport in the same place.
  • Throw something away.
  • Don't say mean things about other people.
  • Put a Bandaid in your wallet.
  • Keep gas in the car.
  • Pay attention to someone else.
  • Make your bed.
Try these out and let me know if they work out for you!

You may read the article here.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snuggle up to Hot Cocoa

What's the perfect way to cozy up on freezing cold winter days like these? A steaming mug of decadent hot chocolate, of course!


While it's easy to just grab a pack of instant cocoa from supermarkets and you're good to go, why not make it extra special by making it at home yourself? You add a touch of love to it by making it from scratch, plus, the extra time in the kitchen is sure to warm you up, too!

I recently found an interesting website chock full of baking and dessert recipes that can easily be done at home. In the Joy of Baking website, Stephanie Jaworski lets you try out her recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, scones, pies, tarts, and so much more. Virtually every sweet treat is there, including this super rich hot chocolate recipe that you should definitely try!

What makes this site stand out from the others is the interesting bits of history about each recipe! Here are fun tidbits about the origins of hot cocoa:

"Drinking chocolate is steeped in history. Columbus is credited with being the first to discover chocolate. When he arrived in the New World (what we now think was either Mexico or Nicaraguan) in 1502 he found the Aztecs drinking a chocolate beverage made with cocoa beans from the tropical tree Theobroma which translates to "Food of the Gods". Although the Spaniards found the beverage too bitter tasting for their palates they were amazed to see the Aztec's emperor, Montezuma, consuming up to 50 cups a day. The Aztecs made the beverage by first roasting and then grinding the cocoa beans to a paste, and then adding the paste to water, along with chili peppers and vanilla. Columbus did take cocoa beans back to Spain but they were not well received. It wasn't until Hernando Cortez brought more of the cocoa beans back to Spain from his trip to the New World (sometime around 1520) that the Spaniards found a way to process the beans to make them more palatable. They did this by adding sugar and spices (vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, hazelnuts, almonds, orange flower water) to the chocolate paste. Once the paste was allowed to solidify it was added to water or milk. This drink immediately became popular with the Spaniards and eventually the beverage spread throughout Europe and eventually to North America."

Amazing, isn't it?

Now for the equally amazing recipe:

Hot Chocolate:
2 cups (480 ml) milk
3 ounces (90 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 ounce (30 grams) milk chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon granulated white sugar, or to taste (optional)

1. Place the milk, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and sugar (if using) in a saucepan pver medium heat and whisk periodically until the mixture just reaches the boiling point.
2. Remove from heat and if more foam is desired, use a wire whisk or hand-held immersion blender to whip the hot chocolate.
3. Pour the hot chocolate into two cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream (recipe below) and a dusting of cocoa powder or grated chocolate if desired.

Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar
grated chocolate or cocoa powder

1. In your mixing bowl, place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir and combine.
2. If you have time, cover and chill the bowl in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form. The whipped cream will keep in the refrigerator for a day or two.

Makes two 8-ounce (240 ml) servings.

Note:
- To make hot or iced mocha, simply replace 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk with your favorite brewed coffee. Proceed with the recipe.
- If you want it iced, let the mixture cool and then pour over ice cubes. Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
- Leftovers can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Reheat.

For more delightful and easy recipes, visit the website here.

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Modified Bath Time!

Sammy and Jake had a blast playing with water today.
There was quite a bit of splashing as you can see in this photo!
Sammy's face says it all.

This is seconds before Sammy "washed" Jake's hair!

Love this one.

Monday, January 25, 2010

SIR RICHARD BISHOP!!!
(of Sun City Girls/Holy Crap/Yes, it's true)
DJ FRANK SUMATRA

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th

This will be a very special evening. Sir Richard Bishop is one of the greatest musicians of our time, and if you've not ever had a chance to see him with The Sun City Girls or solo it will blow your mind. Richard plans to play a long, solo set and will be joined by Hisham from the amazing Sublime Frequencies label who'll play a ton of amazing records from all over the planet before and after.

This is super special. We are totally excited and honored. Come by around 9 or so and enjoy.



This Month's Give Away Winner


Judy from Pennsylvania was the winner of last week's Mid Month Going Green paper making kit Give Away. She writes:


Dear Elizabeth,

What a nice surprise your email was this morning.  Thank you so much!  I've never tried making paper before but it looks like something I'll enjoy learning.  I have several grandchildren who love crafting and I think this will be a fun project to try with them.

Gardening is my favorite pastime.  I garden on 3/4 of an acre in zone 6 in a mostly sunny yard.  This past summer I dried flowers from my garden for the first time and so my hope is to learn to use them with my own homemade paper.

I really enjoy reading your blog and visiting your websites.  Your beautiful artwork and cards are what inspired me to try drying flowers.  I'm sure that your generosity in offering free tips and information is very much appreciated by all of your readers.


I know you'll enjoy using the kit with your garden flowers Judy! If you every have any questions, just let me know.

Boom Boom Room 2010 Roundown!

As you may know by now, No Slippy Hair Clippy was invited yet again to Boom Boom Room's Pre-Golden Globe Awards Baby & Big Kid Wonderland Villa. This is actually our third year in a row doing this event. I know several of the celebrities on a first name basis now, which is really cool! (Samantha Harris, Joely Fisher, Jodie Sweetin, Larry Birkhead and his little Dannielynn)



(1) Joely Fisher, daughter Skyler Grace and Skyler's cousin Mikaela
(2) Kim Porter and P Diddy's twins D'lila Star and Jessie James


(1) Lou Diamond Philips, wife Yvonne Boismier and daughter Indigo Sanara
(2) Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn


(1) Ali Landry, (2) Michelle Stafford


(1) Jodie Sweetin, (2) Busy Philipps and daughter


The event this year was in a big room at the Hyatt Century City Plaza, in Century City, CA. This is where the event has taken place in the last five years. It was set up as a big oval inside with two rows of tables and an aisle in the middle where people could walk. We had VIP placement, which was really nice.

In the middle, when you walk in, Baby Couture Magazine set up a play area for the kids and refreshments for the celebrities, and a place to sit down and relax. There was a long table where celebrities gift-wrapped books which were given to charity. The books were donated by the participating brands.

Celebrities walked around table to table, receiving information about products and some samples to take with them.

After doing this event now for two years, I figured out that getting email addresses was important for other promotions, plus this year, I wanted to tie in with the Haiti relief team, and I asked each celebrity that came to our table to sign my guest book with their name and address, so I could send them an email for charity, where we will send proceeds to UNICEF and Save the Children. I received a wonderful response, and everyone was pleased to see we are doing our part. In fact, most of the celebs have already donated and are working actively with charities to help out, so that was really encouraging, very positive.

The thrill for me on Saturday (January 16th) was when Larry Birkhead came in with his daughter Dannielynn. Danielynn was wearing our lavender-grape Queen Whitney bow! When I spoke with Larry, he said, “Oh, that’s a No Slippy Hair Clippy she’s wearing, I knew you were going to be here.” That totally made my day and show!

Samantha Harris came on Sunday and gave me a big hug. She said, “I swear Josselyn wears one of your clips everyday!” She asked me about pairs (left and right-sided clips) which I told her we could make easily, and would send her some of my favorites. She gave me her mailing address.

For me, this event is give us tons of feedback, because so many of the celebrities have been gifted already by BopStar Baby baskets, so they knew our product. It’s always nice to say hello and introduce new parents to our product as well. I didn’t get a photo of Chad Lowe (Rob Lowe’s brother) but was able to hand him and his wife a clip sample. They are new parents to a baby girl, so I wanted to make sure they could see our hair clip and how special it is with the velvet lining.

The event was a lot of fun and fast-paced. I’m happy we participated. I know our fundraiser, “Hair Clips for Haiti” will be a success. I will post results once we email everyone with our promotion.

But as early as now, we are grateful for some positive response about this. I’ve noticed several blogs mentioning our participation to help Haiti, so that is really cool! There were several comments in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, too! Add us up or join our fan page to see more celebrity sightings at the Boom Boom Room :)

Special thaks go out to our dearest Amanda Elkins for taking those fantastic photos! Go check out her website, amandaelkins.com.