Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh Deer!

There were two deer in our backyard the other day.  Well, actually in the backwoods behind our backyard.  As soon as I got the call from my neighbor Pam; I rushed to get Gabriel into his snow pants and boots and hurried into the backyard. 

Trust me when I say these pictures do not do the experience justice.  There were two deer and they were so close at one point.  That night we received another two feet of snow...

These pictures are courtesy of my neighbor Rob Botway.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Let it snow

We woke up to another two feet of snow this morning.  This is in addition to the two feet that Mother Nature was kind enough to dump on us just over two weeks ago.  ...I just heard another nor'easter is headed our way next week too.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Helping Hand

The horrible flooding happening in Australia is close to my heart.  The Australian people have been a HUGE supporter of MerCurios.  Not only do we have an amazing fan and customer base down under; thanks to the power of social media we have lots of friends there too!  Some of whom came within meters of going under water.

That said, we designed special versions of our #1 selling Personalized Banner Ring specifically to help raise money for The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.  This disaster relief fund assists the  people and communities in North Eastern Australia who have been affected by the devastating floods.

The ring is available as an edgy, two-finger knuckle duster at a $40 retail OR a simple single finger wrap which retails for $35.   Inspired by Queensland's Premier Anna Bligh's speech - the phrase  "after the rain, enters the sun" is etched onto the rings in both English and Latin.  In her speech, Anna Bligh says: "This weather may break our hearts...but it will not break our spirits", which captures the situation and spirit of the Australian people.  I believe these rings capture the spirit of the people as well.

The rings (and many other generously donated items) can be found in the AusDisaterRelief shop on Etsy.  100% of the proceeds from each sale go to the The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.  As of this post, AusDisaterRelief has already raised over $2,000!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Putting Kustom back in Customer

When Scott contacted me about personalizing a set of Brass Knuckles as a gift for his girlfriend I completely misunderstood him.  I thought he wanted a set of my Custom 2 Finger Banner Rings - 10 minutes into the conversation I realized this was not the case.

Scott had already purchased real brass knuckles and needed me to add the personalization.  He went on to say that he found the MerCurios website by Googling "brass knuckles" & thought my aesthetic fit perfectly with what he had envisioned.

The message - "LOVE MORE"; "Daniel Scott?" and "FEAR LESS"; "Redd Scott." - is something personal between the two.  

Want your Brass Knuckles made new? Send them to me and  I'll happily add your message.  What you do with them once they are returned is entirely up to you *wink*.  ...a paper weight, choker, conversation piece or utilitarian...