Posts for January 24th 2008
Super Bowl ads are usually associated with loud noises and a lot of hoopla. However this year, PepsiCo is planning on changing all of that. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, PepsiCo will air a 60-second commercial filmed in American Sign Language. The commercial, which will air during the pregame show, was created by and features employees of PepsiCo. It will promote both Pepsi and Lay's Potato Chips in the spot, but its main goal is to create awareness for the American deaf community.
The spot, which is called Bob's House, started out as a pet project of several employees. They wrote, created, and taped a demo. The demo got such great internal buzz that senior Pepsi management felt they should give it a big stage. After watching it, I completely understand why. The commercial, which is approved by the National Association of the Deaf, is actually quite clever.
Two guys are headed to their friend's house to watch the big game. Unfortunately, neither of them knows which house is his. I'd tell you what happens next, but it would really give the punchline away. I suggest you tune in on Super Bowl Sunday, but if you can't wait, check out the commercial and the making of when you read more
When planning a party for children be sure to have lots of beverages on hand to quench the little ones' thirst. Water and milk are acceptable options.
Like many parents, FitSugar prefers not to offer sugary sodas to her girls. So instead of soda, I suggest serving a fruit punch made with juice and ginger ale as a special treat. It's fun to have one signature mocktail. Don't forget to fill a cooler with beer for the parents to enjoy, after all it is a party! For the punch recipe, read more
News Flash: Starbucks Tests Dollar Cup of Joe
Last week, many of you thought that Starbucks' removal of organic milk from their menu wasn't the best move for the company. As part of Starbucks' efforts to identify with its customers, they've been experimenting in the Seattle area selling a $1 "short brew" with free refills.
A few weeks ago, my friends and I met up for brunch at Ti Couz here in San Francisco. I promptly ordered a Bloody Mary and my friend thought she might do the same. Then when she saw it arrive with a shrimp in it, she decided she would be better off with a mimosa. Personally, I thought the shrimp brought the Bloody Mary to the next level. What do you think?
Normally, when one thinks of broccoli cheese soup, cheddar cheese comes to mind. However one of my favorite supermarket soups is a delicious blend of broccoli and blue cheese. Now don't go all "eww I hate blue cheese" on me. Stirred into a puree of tender, green broccoli, the blue cheese is mild and creamy rather than moldy and pungent.
This soup is elegant, delicious, and elevates a cafe classic to a whole new level of sophistication. I topped my bowl with crunchy cheddar croutons. You really won't regret giving this smooth soup a chance, so see how I made it when you read more
I'm not afraid to admit that I like to add a few cute accents to my kitchen. Adorable accessories with pretty colors or whimsical prints make the kitchen feel more cozy and girlie. You don't have to go cutie pie crazy — a little goes a long way —so choose one or two attractive essentials. You've filled the Yum Market on TeamSugar with tons of excellent and endearing options. I personally love this cute little cow creamer that LadyLola27 bookmarked! It's a darling accessory that is fab for every day and fun for entertaining days. To make your kitchen more cute, scroll to the right below.
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