Monthly Archives: November 2014

Plumora On Indiegogo

Woman with Purse

Earlier this month I told you about Plumora, and today I’m super excited to announce that we’ve launched our Indiegogo campaign! Head over to the campaign page to watch a video about Plumora and make a contribution to our campaign if you’d like – you can make a contribution in any amount by clicking the CONTRIBUTE NOW button. You can also reserve a Plumora Bracelet for just $169 – a great deal, as they’ll retail starting at $299.

Feel free to share the campaign page with your family and friends to help us meet our $250,000 goal!

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Plumora: Connect On Your Terms

I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve been working with a wearables company that’s developing a smart bracelet for women. Today is a very exciting day for us, and I figured it would be the perfect time to explain how and why I got involved.

Back in 2006 when I was a senior in college (SIDE NOTE: OH MY GOD, I’M OLD), I wrote a blog chronicling my life. And by “my life,” I mean all the really dumb stuff that my friends and I did, like getting bored in World Market and using wooden cork guns to re-enact a certain former vice president shooting his hunting buddy in the ass. Anyway. Despite my clearly questionable grasp on what constitutes quality blog content, an Australian blogger named Aakanksha started commenting on my posts. I started reading her blog, and then we started emailing each other, and before I knew it I had made my first blogging friend.

Fast forward eight years to last February: I got an email from Aakanksha informing me that she had founded a wearables company in Melbourne. (Seriously, how bad ass is that?) Her team was designing a smart bracelet for women that would alert them to smart phone notifications. Only unlike other wearables on the market, this bracelet would be a beautiful piece of jewelry, something that women could wear into the board room, or to a wedding, or to brunch with friends without looking like they were wearing a gadget on their wrist. Something delicate, made out of beautiful gold instead of clunky rubber or plastic.

Plumora Bracelet

The idea really resonated with me, as I HATE feeling like I’m constantly tied to my phone. Yet on the other hand, I also hate missing important calls, texts, and notifications because my phone is stashed in my purse or I’m stuck in a meeting. I also loved the idea that we would be doing more than creating a beautiful wearable device – we were allowing busy women in all walks of life the opportunity to break free from their phones. To stop stressing about missing important calls from loved ones, and spend more time engaging in the world around them without distraction.

I joined the team as a digital marketing advisor, and the last eight months have been a fantastic whirlwind of designing and building and branding and planning. I’m so proud to announce that this morning we officially launched our website at www.Plumora.com. If you have a second, I’d love for you to check it out. And if you like the idea, consider following us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Plumora BraceletThis project is very dear to me, and I’ll likely check in every once in a while with updates as we prepare to launch our crowdfunding campaign. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and I appreciate your support!

NaBloPoMo Day 3: The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

Dave and I invited some new friends over to our house a few weeks ago for drinks and scary movies, and I got kind of nervous before everyone came over. What if they didn’t like us? What if we ran out of stuff to talk about? What if they noticed that one of the air vents in our living room ceiling is being held on by duct tape because it broke OVER A YEAR AGO and we’ve been too lazy to go find the actual part to fix it?

Like usual, my anxiety was pointless because they are awesome, a fact that I had already suspected but was solidified when they told us that the next weekend they were all having a bonfire/grilled cheese night and that we should come. If you’ve so much as glanced at my blog before, then you know I like cheese more than I like most people, so of course we were like VERY YES.

Cheese gif

How I wrap up every restaurant order. Even dessert.

You guys, what happened at that bonfire was magical. I’ve made tons of grilled cheeses in my life, and while the fillings inside may change, the standard procedure remains pretty constant: butter two pieces of bread, fill with cheese, grill, flip, grill, inhale, the end. But it turns out, there’s a much better way to do it. And it looks like this:

Grilled Cheese

Actually, it only looks like this if you’ve had two coconut rum and Cokes. Otherwise, it’s much less blurry.

Do you see what is happening up there? He melted the cheeses separately in order to achieve the perfect warm and gooey consistency, and then spread it onto buttered and grilled French bread. MIND BLOWN. And then there were the toppings: avocado, tomato, bacon, jalapenos. I can’t even describe my feelings about these sandwiches. I’m glad it was dark out so nobody could see me doing this the whole time I was eating:

Marshal food gif

 Seriously though, if you haven’t made a grilled cheese this way then you need to. And then invite me over and give me some.

 

NaBloPoMo November 2014