Thursday, October 22, 2009

Michael's Goes Small in Manhattan


I just read an article about Michael's Arts and Crafts opening a store in Manhattan. They stocked the store with items geared towards small living spaces. I'm so jealous! And do you know why? Not because they are selling smaller things, although, tiny things do make me want to buy them. No, I am jealous because they expect Martha Stewart to come by! Michael's sells the Martha Stewart line of craft items and she tapes her show there in Manhattan. One of the benefits to Michael's is the opportunity for Martha to make appearances on television. What great brand recognition! I wish I lived there, really want to go to a taping of the Martha Stewart show.

Besides Martha Stewart, I also think it is great Michael's is catering to small space living. They should probably consider that in other stores as well. So many times when I need something all that is available are oversized, over stuffed items. It seems to be an epidemic in America. So it is nice to see they specifically thought about their target market and stocked smaller, slimmer Christmas trees and wreathes, just as an example. The next time I am in NY, I will have to make a point to go by and see all the great things!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Ford is Looking for Outstanding Individuals, Top Award is a 2010 Ford Taurus

Ford Motor Company is looking for ten outstanding individuals who excel in their profession as well as contributing to their community. "Taurus Top Ten" is an online contest open to the public that invites influencers who are in the fields of philanthropy, business, entertainment and sports to enter for the chance to be named Ford's 2010 Top Performer in America. In addition to their role as it relates to their profession, each candidate must also work to make a positive impact in the world around them. Once entries have been received, the field of candidates will be narrowed down to the top ten with each finalist campaigning for the top spot. The "Taurus Top Ten" Grand Prize champion will be determined by the community at large and the winner will be announced during a high-profile professional basketball experience.

Potential candidates are encouraged to submit an essay or video to stating why they should be considered among Taurus' Top Ten no later than November 15, 2009. Consumers will vote on the winner during online voting December 1 through January 15, 2010. In addition to the Grand Prize of a Ford Taurus, nine finalists will win a trip for two to the "Taurus Top Ten" culmination event and a $2,500 donation to the charity/organization of their choice.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Get a Wedding Dress for $249, if You Dare!

Filene's Basement is have a Running of the Brides sale on wedding dresses THIS Friday. Dresses on sale for $249! A record number of brides-to-be are expected to rush doors with their helpers to get the dress of their dreams from $249 - $699, regular price could be as much as $10,000! Now that is a sale!

This reminds me of the Friends episode where Monica, Feebie and Rachel go to the discount store to get the wedding dress of Monica's dreams. They like the people on Friday plan to do rushed the doors and scrambled to find the dress. I wonder how many cat fights, pushing and shoving matches will go on Friday as women search for the dress that is just right for their perfect day. I suggest if you don't want to get trampled, stay away. If you feel confident and have a plan, go to Filene's Basement in Warrensville Heights, Ohio and snag yourself a deal!

The Running of the Brides(®) sale takes place at Filene's Basement, Harvard Park Shopping Center, 4045 Richmond Rd. in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Hours are 8:00am to 9:00pm. Checks, credit cards and cash are accepted. For more information go to

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