Posts Written On August 12, 2014

Pop Out + Paint Dogs and Cats

One of the coolest coloring books I have ever seen is by Cindy A Littlefield. It contains over 19 different dogs and cats that you can paint and make your own.

Each page contains a template that you ‘pop out’ by pushing on the perforated edges.

Start with the Great Dane because it has a large surface area to paint on!

Check out the breed of dog and the corresponding page where you can find them. Since each dog has general type markings but also individual markings – you can paint one that looks exactly like your own pet.

There are also a bunch of cats too!

Here is the Boston Terrier page. It is one of the most popular dogs here in New York City.

Here is what the finish product looks like!

A very fun and interactive book for Dog Lovers and DIYers a like!

I recently held a contest for Come Clean Soap and the winner received this awesome book and a bar of All Natural Dirty Dog Shampoo Bar.

Yipee!

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@FirstDescents helping cancer patients to get out and LIVE IT!

While at BackBone Media Showroom NYC I spoke with someone from an organization called First Descents. I love what they were doing!

 

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A little history on the organization, First Descents was founded in 2001 by pro whitewater kayaker Brad Ludden.  The organization provides free outdoor adventure programs to young adults (ages 18-39) who are surviving and fighting cancer – regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis or prognosis – proving that they are not their cancer and motivated to live their lives above it – and hopefully continue  to use outdoor activity as part of their ongoing treatment and survivorship. These programs are kept small and range from week–long kayaking, climbing and surfing trips all over the world. First Descents has hosted over 3,000 young adults with cancer since it began, and with a wait-list of over 1,000 people this year, it is definitely growing.

The Out Living It documentary below (2.5 minute clip, filmed in 2012 and winner of a few noteworthy film awards) recounts the story of young adults living with cancer who come together for a week-long climbing experience in the Colorado Rockies.


For more information on the organization checkout www.firstdescents.org

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