When my blog reaches 250 unique viewers, I will be doing a give away to a lucky viewer!!! We are at 244 right now, so stay tuned! Also, find me on facebook- through the rabbit hole cny- when I have 25 likes I am doing a give away there as well! Double your chances!
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If you want a taste of the music in Central New York, an excellent choice is Hans Storsberg. He plays beautifully composed melodies on his acoustic guitar that will leave you genuinely moved. His music needs no extra embellishments- an acoustic guitar with Hans’ vocals that create touch of a jazzy feel fused with latin, folk, and funk that’s all that the listener needs.
My personal favorites, oh too many! I love the haunted quality that “Divine” has, it left me so relaxed (hear it on his website!). “Ghost” is a beautiful song that is more up tempo but still has that haunted feeling that Hans’ voice can bring. For a more upbeat song, I connected with “Will She or Won’t She”. Both “Ghost” and “Will She or Won’t She” are on his Who’s Les Blah CD found at the site below.
Hans also plays locally frequently. Friday February 24th he’ll be playing at Ophelia’s Place in Liverpool, then on Saturday April 14th he’ll be at The Tramontane Cafe in Utica followed by April 20th at Taste The World Coffee in Oswego. Find his other dates on his website.
Hans’ website: www.hansstorsberg.com
To listen to samples of songs/buy songs or the cd: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hansstorsberg
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Ryan Susan Greenfield
From beautiful earrings and bracelets to tailoring and fabric repair, dog bed slip covers to makeup and dice bags, whatever your need the chances are pretty goog that Ryan Susan Greenfield makes it! Ryan is the owner/creator of Ever Wylde Creations. She does commissioned work if asked and has an Etsy page if you just want to browse what she has pre-made.
Her dice bags are beautifully embroidered- celtic knots, dragons, and unicorns. For those of you who are frequent game players or love to dress up for the Renaissance faire, these are beautiful. Her white and silver marble dangles are not only one of my favorites of her work, but are also very beautiful, as is the rest of her work! To top it off, her creations are very affordable and would make great gifts!
If you’d like to contact Ryan about a project, don’t hesitate to email Ryan at: EverWyldeCreations@gmail.com .
Her blog: http://www.everwyldecreations.com/blogweb/index.php
EverWylde’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EverWyldeCreations#!/EverWyldeCreations?sk=wall
Ever Wylde’s Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/everwyldecreations
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Body art- a timeless tradition. If you are looking for some beautiful body art but aren’t ready to commit to a tattoo, or if you’re like me and just like to constantly change it up, henna is a great route to take. Henna lasts about 1-3 weeks and is completely gorgeous.
An awesome local vendor for henna is The Art of Henna by Cheyenne, based out of Fulton. She does designs with mica, lasting 1-3 days, henna with glitter or gems, jagua art, and every size design you can imagine! From vines and flowers to birds and butterflies, words and Chinese symbols, traditional paisley or fearful skulls, Cheyenne’s designs are unique and beautiful. From your toes to your fingers, Cheyenne will do a design on almost any part of your body. Her work is intricate and extremely reasonably priced!
Cheyenne also does henna kits, crafts with henna, or gift certificates, all of which would be perfect gifts for loved ones.
To contact Cheyenne, call her at (315)751-8887 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheyenne’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Henna-by-Cheyenne/175063712571064
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What is the hottest baked good right now? Cupcakes, of course! I highly recommend Zoey Cakes out of Baldwinsville, NY for your custom made cupcakes! Owner Melissa specializes in hand crafted fondant toppers, and they are fabulous! From weddings to birthdays to anniversaries to showers- Zoey Cakes will make your cupcakes for any event! From Elmo to Harley Davidson, beautiful roses to Star Wars, surf boards to horses, these toppers are unique and absolutely amazing!
If you don’t happen to be into fondant toppers, then she does beautiful cupcakes without them. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, Butter Toffee, Oreos, Gingerbread men, strawberries, carmel, and cherries are just a few of the non-fondant toppers she has on her cupcakes. And while those may sound simple, they look still look 3000 times better than anything that could come out of my oven!
Not only are the toppers great, but the cupcake’s flavors and colors are to die for! From Tie Dyed cupcakes to traditional red velvet cupcakes, cupcakes with a Cadbury Creme egg baked inside to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream, Almond Joy flavored cupcakes to Black Forest cupcakes- each cupcake is undoubtedly as delicious tasting as it is looking.
Also, those delicious Cadbury Creme Egg cupcakes below were featured in the top 10 cupcake posts of 2011 on cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com
Be sure to check out the webpage- the blog is fabulous!- http://zoeycakes.com
Zoey Cake’s facebook- http://www.facebook.com/zoeycakes
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