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We are so excited to announce the March Bloggers Giving Back event! Ready for this?….

This month, we will be putting together care packages for soldiers living overseas who do not receive mail or packages from their friends and family back home. This is a great way to let our soldiers know that we are thinking of them, and that we are so grateful for all the work they do.

Join us! We would love to have you! All you have to do is RSVP here.  Admission includes wine, pizza, a box, craft supplies to decorate your box, a few small supplies to get your box started (please bring some of your own items as well), and the cost to ship your box overseas. Tickets are limited, so please be sure to RSVP ASAP! 

Date & Time: March 29th, 1pm

Location: Great Over Good 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, this event is worldwide! We want everyone to get in on the fun! All you have to do is put your own care package together, at home, or out with friends, and send it out to a soldier on March 29th. Make sure you take a photo of your box and hashtag it #WELLBOXED. We can not wait to see all the boxes! Please visit AnySoldier.com for more information on what to include in your box.

Do you live in Arizona? There is an event going on there too! Please contact Kai for all the details.

Want to be a sponsor? We would love to partner up with you! As a sponsors  you will be promoted at the event and in blog posts written by the hosts and some of our guests. This is a great way to get phenomenal exposure for your business and give back. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Want more? Head over to The Nectar Collective and see how you can help our pal Melyssa give back. Also, check out this great box Jessica made. Bravo Jess! Bravo!

See you at the event! Or via #WELLBOXED 

Calling All Interior Designers…Create Your Dream Hotel in NY


The online design publication PSFK has teamed up with real-estate crowdsourcing company Prodigy Networks to give budding decorators and technologists the chance to design a dream hotel for the modern business traveler. 

Created to inspire dialogue about building more dynamic and interactive spaces for on-the-go executives, the competition will look for design ideas related to collaborative spaces, private spaces and digital services. The winning design will be implemented at 17John, the very first “Cotel” i.e. “collaborative hotel” located in the Financial District of Manhattan, NY. $50,000 worth of prizes will also be up for the taking.

If you feel like you are up for the challenge, click here. The contest runs until April 21.


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10 Guidelines for Using Pinterest for Your Business

By now, you may have heard something about Pinterest becoming a rapidly growing social media site. With Pinterest’s web traffic growing by 65% from 2012 to 2013 and its international traffic soaring over 125% from 2013 to 2014, it comes as no surprise that it has become a leader in social media. What you may not have heard is how businesses have utilized Pinterest to better market their brand and gain new clientele and customers. It may sound odd to you initially since Facebook and LinkedIn have dominated market branding and B2B/B2C marketing in recent years. But Pinterest is eclipsing them as the leader in the rapidly growing business-marketing sphere of social media. The big question, then is, why? Why and how is Pinterest so rapidly eclipsing the other social media-marketing giants? Read more

Scents Swoon Audiences at LA Hammer Museum


This past weekend the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles re-staged a century-old ‘scent concert,’ designed to take audiences on an olfactory journey.

Titled, “A Trip to Japan in 16 Minutes: Revisited,” the show was organized by The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO), an organization founded in 2012 devoted to creative experimentation with a focus on scent.

According to the Hammer museum’s website, the origins of the show are rooted all the way back to New York in the year 1902:

“In 1902 the German Japanese poet, artist, and critic Sadakichi Hartmann, also known as the ‘king of bohemians,’ led a much-anticipated scent concert at the New York Theatre. Promising to suspend space and time, the concert was designed to offer an olfactory voyage from New York to Japan such that the ‘nose [was] guaranteed arrival in Yokohama.’ After many production delays, the concert was slotted as the penultimate act on a popular Sunday burlesque music and comedy series. The act was doomed to fail in a room filled with tobacco smoke and boisterous crowds. The artist bowed mid-performance amid catcalls and jeers and left the stage, never to revisit the project.”

The IAO picked up where Hartmann left off, hence the “revisited” part of the title. In case you missed the show (as did I, unfortunately), reviews have been positive, including this one from LA Weekly.

I personally would love to have more scents incorporated into concerts – we can all agree that the Red Bull and menthol variety at music festivals can get a little stale. Here’s to more ‘scent concerts’ in 2014.

Independent Publishing Resource Center


Any writer or artist who wants to scratch their creative itch would be pleased to learn about the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Located in Portland, Oregon, the center empowers artists to self-publish and generate their own creative media using old letter press and book binding machines.

The classes and in-studio guidance from volunteers and professionals will promote the success of any project an artist aims to achieve using the center’s resources. When you visit the website, or even the center, you might also wonder why on earth there isn’t one in EVERY city! Besides being beyond affordable and generous with time and resources, the center is a non-profit organization. Go to the website and learn much, much more about the creative opportunities the center offers: Read more


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The video “Free” by Rudimental is a brilliant example of how we experience our own transcendence in the modern world. There are obstacles at every turn in life, and however we rise to meet them is how we determine what kind of being we’ll become.

As an artist, it can mean being forced to break down barriers within the self and society in order for ideas to breathe. The imagery in this video inspires that flame of striving to live out the stories in our minds, then to push past what we think is possible and dream bigger. Read more

Pantone Reveals the Color of 2014

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Pantone, the global authority on color has just made it’s annual selection for the color of the year and it is…drum roll please….“Radiant Orchid!

A tone of purple incorporating fuchsia and pink undertones, Pantone describes Radiant Orchid as a color that, “…inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

While the choice is seemingly arbitrary, there is actually quite a bit of work that goes into the selection. According to the company, its team reviews color trends across the globe in the entertainment industry, technological developments, new artists and collections, travel destinations and even sporting events. The annual color selection is significant, as it will be incorporated into a variety of industries including fashion, beauty and interior design – so expect to see it on the runways, HGTV and even your local Target. Read more

Comfort Fashion

When it’s time to sink into a good read, write a letter, lay an art project out on the floor, or lounge around on the home front, you may want to reconsider your comfort clothes. We’ve discovered two inspiring alternatives, which will re-define your vision of home fashion. Read more