Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Week of the Year: My Year in Review

Wow!! Today is the last day of the year and I'm wondering "how did we get here so fast"? This year went by as quickly as a blink of an eye. Some days it even felt as though we were on a roller coaster ride with all of the peaks and valleys we lived through. But we made it through and was even able to earn a few achievements along the way. While I am not completely sure we lived up to last years motto "Make it Shine in 09" I do believe we made it Glimmer.

Looking back on the year 2009, I will remember it as a hallmark year for the company we were able to earn a few mini achievements, however, personally I will remember it as a year of major loss. This year my family lost a beloved family memeber, the world loss the King of Pop and I lost my beloved dog Simba. Although they are no longer with us their light continues to shine because of the hugh influence they've had on my life.

Looking back on the year what will you remember most about 2009?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last Week of the Year: Did You Make it Shine in 09?

The question of the day is "Did You Make it Shine in 09?". Since we are in the last days, actually, hours of the year I want to do something a little differently on the blog today. I want you to share with the other readers of this blog how you were able to make it shine in 09. What were your accomplishments, what great people came into your life, what no so good people did you let out of your life (this is another way to make things shine...LOL). Please share and feel free to forward to others so they can post as well. My goal today is to let others inspire others!!

Please post your comments. We want to know how you made it shine in 09!! I will post a follow up to this post tomorrow detailing the reality of my year in 2009.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to you and yours from Nidasii.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Going Green Wednesday: Coconut's Triple Threat

Hey Everyone!! I hope you all are doing quite well today. It's Wednesday so if you've been following this blog you know I try to give you all little tid bits on being/going "Green" and my experiences trying to be environmentally responsible. We all know that's a daily struggle for someone like me that loves convenience. But, I hope you all are enjoying these posts. Please let me know your take on these Wednesday posts. You know I love your comments!! Hope you enjoy today's GGW tid bit..

Not so long ago my mom was informing me of the many health benefits coconut water is said to have. It was then she told me there's a saying that coconut can feed, shelter and clothe you. When she mentioned this I immediately thought of bamboo. Today bamboo is touted as one of the most sustainable materials for a number of products. It's so popular some designers promoting sustainability are using it in thier designs. I guess long before the world discoverd the resourcefulness of bamboo there was coconut.

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Four Men Doing Big Things

Today, I'm taking a break from the usual banter of this blog to introduce you to the four men of Cilli Puddie. Take a look at thier Promo video to learn more about them and thier clothing line. Oh, did I mention one of them is my Cousin, hey Amaarii. I know it's a shameless plug, but, what can I say it's family. So please stop by thier YouTube channel and show them some L.O.V.E.!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Going Green Wednesday: Eco-Chic Designs

As you all know by now sustainability is vital to the existence of the planet and we all have to do our part to help preserve it. As a person that has a deep admiration for fashion I was happy to see that designers are also taking heed to this call to action by creating "eco-chic" designs. So, when I came across this video I felt it would be great to post for "Going Green Wednesday".

What are your thoughts?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Nidasii Needs a New Home

Well, I guess it's official the business has taken over my life, and I mean that in the best possible way. But, lets face it, we are still a small company that is experinecing steady growth. But, when your an Indie company you usually don't have big time investors or loans from banks to cover your over head expenses so you start where you are and grow from there. Nidasii started in my apartment kitchen and has grown into a small work space. Infact, we have outgrown the space so much that my living room has been converted into our official shipping department. So, now my big question is where will I put the Christmas tree. The path I cleared to go from the door to kitchen surely isn't wide enough for a tree.....Oh decisions, decisions...LOL.

The photo above is a space I looked at last week. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Going Green Wednesday: Magazines Going Digital

A few weeks ago I tweeted a link to a Folio article and I got a lot of feedback expressing mixed emotions about popular print magazines possibly going digital. Less paper being used would be great for the earth, but, I must admit I love the tangibility of print magazines. I like to dog ear pages or rip them out and post them on my board, fridge or just stick it in my note book.

What are your thoughts? How do you feel about traditional print magazines going digital?