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Trending Now: Color Blocking

Trending Now: Color Blocking

Color Blocking is defined by wearing two or more solid blocks of color in a single outfit. This summer 2012 look to see a lot more color blocking as designers are adding two or more exaggerated blocks of color. The color blocking trends can be seen on everything from graphic tops, dresses, skirts, shoes, bags and accessories. Color blocking makes traditional simple patterns and cuts look a little more dramatic or structured giving that balanced free spirited style.

This is a trend that anyone can learn and pull off with the right look by simply following the tips below. Join accessory addicts on facebook to get all the latest trends and learn where to buy them http://www.facebook.com/groups/accessoryaddicts/

Color blocking tips

Go Big, or Go Home

Go Big, or Go Home

With an established presence on Main Street in East Aurora, more than 600 member-owners and a twice-weekly Mini Market, we’re often asked why we don’t just “open small.” It’s an understandable question, but one which we must respond to by saying, “Like a fine wine, it takes time.”

The Co-op Process

Like the grapes on the vine that require nurturing, support and time to mature, so too does a start-up cooperative market. Both tasks are a process.

The process we’re following is based on a proven development model established by industry experts. We’ve aligned ourselves with top consultants to ensure we are following best practices.  We’ve done a market study, created a business plan, attended conferences, applied for grants (and received $10,000 last fall) and trained a legion of volunteers. In short, not only are we 100 percent confident in the viability of this enterprise, we are equally determined to “go big or go home.”  

Unleash Your Creative Side at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Unleash Your Creative Side at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Several art education classes, creative exhibits and fun events are planned during the month of April at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca. The gallery is located at 1168 Orchard Park Road.

The month kicks off with Advanced Colored Pencil Classes with local artist Cindi O’Mara. Classes will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 and 10. Registration is required by March 31, and there is a fee is $38. O’Mara will hold Beginner Colored Pencil Classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 and 24. The cost for the beginner classes is also $38, and registrations are due by April 2. 

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain go away! If you’re going to be caught in a rainstorm you might as well do it fashionable. Raingear is getting a fashion makeover these days check out the lastest fashion trends in rainwear for 2012.

Join facebook group Accessory addicts for all the lastest trend in accessories http://www.facebook.com/groups/165443036908627/

Dog Ears Bookstore to Begin New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Begin New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions this Friday, March 9.

Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $15, and room for 20 children in the program.

Keep Those Irish Eyes Smiling with Cookie Expressions

Keep Those Irish Eyes Smiling with Cookie Expressions

Irish eyes will be smiling when you remember St. Patrick's Day by sending a cookie bouquet from Cookie Expressions! 

Cookie bouquets start at under $35, and nationwide shipping is available. Select from chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and sugar ... or send a variety pack!

Order through March 16, 2012, and you’ll receive a $4 St. Patrick's Day discount!

Cool Gel ’n Cap Owners Seek Your Help to Win National Competition

Cool Gel ’n Cap Owners Seek Your Help to Win National Competition

Cool Gel ’n Cap is stacked up against some pretty stiff competition, but with your help, this unique product developed right here in Western New York may soon be stacked on Walmart shelves across the country!

A unique, all-natural first aid cap for children, Cool Gel ’n Cap is the brainchild of Timothy Panicali of Elma. Beginning on Wednesday, March 7, Cool Gel ’n Cap will be competing with numerous other products in the “Get on the Shelf” promotion sponsored by Walmart, the largest retailer in the world.