Meet the only women in the U.S. to be making chocolate from the bean. Kristen Hard (pictured far right) is the owner and creative visionary of Cacao Atlanta.  She began as a chocolatier, making confections and desserts from chocolate that had already been made.  After visiting the Caribbean and talking with the local women about the cacao pods found there, Kristen decided to try her hand at creating the chocolate that she used in her truffles and bars.  It ... Read More
Personally, when I think of Girl Scouts, I think of cookies. I also think of an organization that encourages young women to explore new activities and cultures, widening the scope of their education. However, Hans Zeiger, a Republican candidate for Washington’s House of Representatives wouldn’t agree with that assertion. He alleges (in a personal blog that he attempted to delete, but was still cached, thanks to Google) that (and I am not making this ... Read More
In possibly the most adorable attempt at viral marketing I've ever seen (sorry, Old Spice guy) IKEA released this behind-the-scenes video of an upcoming commercial to the internet yesterday. The premise is that, after the store had closed one night, they released 100 cats into the Wembley IKEA to just run around and be precious. The results are, of course, heart-warming.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
BUST Magazine has the hook-up for majorly discounted tickets to the first ever World Maker Faire in New York City on September 25th and 26th! Right now you can get 25% off the door price, just by using the code MFNYBUST in the coupon code section at checkout! You do not want to miss out on the World Maker Faire, especially since the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there featuring 100 talented crafters selling their unique, amazing wares. Not only can you shop ... Read More

MERMAID JEWELRY

BY Bette Bentley in Style File |

When I was a little girl, my parents bribed me with the Little Mermaid on VHS as a materialistic means of getting me to stop biting my fingernail to the nubs.  I stopped. I watched.   I guess I'm going through another mermaid phase.  Growing my hair out.  Wearing flowy clothes.  ANYWAY, while in Houston visiting my family I stumbled upon an amazing up-and-coming jewelry designer - Christina Miller.Her pieces are incredible.  All ... Read More