Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Is there a manuscript up there on your shelf? August 5, 2009

typewriterAnderbo.com wants to post ONE unpublished entire novel by Dec.1/09 for at least the following 6 months. Send the FIRST 30 PAGES (10,000 words) of your e-manuscript and within 60 days you’ll hear if Anderbo wants to see more. NO READING FEE; all literary rights remain with the author. No submissions after Sept.1. Anderbo will pay $300 to the author upon winning novel’s posting. http://www.anderbo.com/guidelines.html

 

In honor of high school reunions everywhere: Romy and Michelle! August 2, 2009

I went to my 30th high school reunion last night, which was touching, delightful and fascinating, since I was reconnecting with grade school and middle school friends I hadn’t seen since I was 14. So it was not at all like Michelle and Romy’s, but I just love this movie. You can actually watch the whole thing in parts on YouTube.

 

Drought-Resistant Landscape Plan July 28, 2009

drought_tolerantI’ve found a lovely, easy-to-execute design for a drought-resistant planting bed. Save water and make the world a more beautiful place. Discover it here …

 

How to draw your own landspace plans July 26, 2009

final_planFor those of us who have no fear of rushing in, this is a great article on how to draw your own landscape plans. I must admit, it makes me tired just reading it, but it’s very illuminating, if only just enough to persuade you to hire a pro. Read more …

 

Learn Landscape Design in Stella’s Yard July 25, 2009

landscapeI’ve discovered a wonderful site for the DIY gardener. Stellasyard.com offers free landscape plans (with wonderful articles that explain the basic concepts of landscape design) and tips on earth friendly gardening. More here …

 

Organic Gurus July 13, 2009

organicgurusIsn’t that just what we need in this confusing green world? This cleaner vs. that one, what are the p.c. beauty products and so forth. Well, there’s a new web site that’s just that: Organic Gurus offers everything from bath and body stuff to eco books. Their tagline is “Getting you green” and if that doesn’t just make me heave a big, ol’ sigh of relief, ‘cuz it sounds so painless. Get green here. Visit the Facebook fan page here.

Can something so pretty be good for you, too? Apparently!

Can something so pretty be good for you, too? Apparently!

 

Fix furniture nicks in a flash July 6, 2009

guardsmanI’ve been moving a lot lately, as I transition from an apartment into a house, and the moving invariably involves a lot of stressing about furniture protection. It seems that no matter what you do, something always gets nicked, particularly nice wood pieces. I may be the last to know, but I recently discovered a cool repair trick. Guardsman makes a nick repair magic marker in all shades of brown, plus black and even white. It’s the coolest—you just color in the knick with a marker that matches your wood (test on a hidden area first.). Voila, stress gone and many dollars saved in refinishing costs. Buy Guardsman markers here ($5 for a multicolored 3-pack) or at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

 

I think I might want this: Some kind of house June 29, 2009

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049DawnridgeDrawingRoomIf you’ve been craving an over-the-top house, this just might fit the bill. See more.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright in Lego June 19, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright in LEGO 01The LEGO© Group in collaboration with Architectural Artist Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc.™, Inc. are excited to unveil a new product line called LEGO Architecture. Throughout it’s 50 year history the LEGO Brick has always been associated with creative building. LEGO Architecture takes that initiative further by inviting children of all ages to build their favorite worldly architectural landmarks and structures. More info…

 

What about Moose? May 30, 2009

 

Moose!

Moose!

I don’t live in Chicago, but I have a dog there. I sponsor “Moose” at Chicago Canine Rescue and every month I send $35 to provide him with food and toys. He’s been in this wonderful rescue shelter for about 4 months, maybe longer, and for the life of me I can’t understand why he hasn’t been fostered or adopted. Sure, he gets really excited when someone new shows up—wouldn’t you? But just because a dog gets excited in a new situation, that doesn’t mean he’s like that 24/7. My own retriever, who is beside himself  when company visits, can barely muster a yawn for me, his boring old mom. If I did live in Chicago, I would certainly adopt Moose (living in Chicago is a requirement for the shelter). You may not live there either, but, like me, you can sponsor a pet. Visit Moose here.  Learn more about Chicago Canine Rescue here.