Monday, March 30, 2009

March Madness - Final Round

Happy Monday, everybody. Cheryl here to present the final round for Highlowaha's very own March Madness. We started out with 8 teams and the two final competitors are the California Golden Girls and the Texas Tidbits. The competitions have been fierce! How did these two teams get here?

The California Golden Girl's Animoto idea started by running over the Derby City Darling's Shutterfly books- both great ideas. The Texas Tidbits HungryGirl.com ate up the Clevelands Creative's GoogleText. Both teams moved to the second round with more great ideas.

California Golden Girl's showed us how to make our flashdrives cuter than a rubber duck by squeaking out the win over the Iowa Big Idea Babe's Elf on the Shelf. Texas Tidbit's Frownies just barely defeated Wisconsin Cheese Hen's photo purse. Tough competitions, all of them. And today is no different!

Let's get ready to rrruuuummmmmbbbllee!!!

Today the battle comes down to big idea #3:

Ugallery.com
You can buy original art from students at half the price of what you would normally pay. You can shop by price, size, medium, etc. and you can even view the piece in a room! It’s a really cool way to start your own collection.

or

Wine Bottle and Gift Tag
Have you run out of unique gift ideas for dinner parties and/or housewarming gatherings? Well this is your opportunity to personalize that wine bottle that you would typically give to someone during those occasions. By just simply adding a one of a kind recipe card to the wine bottle you will create a gift that family and friends will enjoy and remember. Not only will they receive a great bottle of wine but they will also receive an excellent dinner idea. You may decorate your card as you desire, remember this is your opportunity to create a distinct recipe card.

So what's it going to be Idea Fans? Place your vote in the comment section for Art or Wine. Voting closes at 7pm CST.


Announcements:
Gift of 218: If you know of someone who needs the Gift of 218 please email us their story to highlowaha218@gmail.com.

Signing off until tomorrow... and the announcement of the Big Winner of March Madness!!!

89 comments:

b.k.root said...

My vote goes for the ART... very cool idea.

cassie p said...

ART

Katie K said...

I vote for Art!

Happy Monday, everyone!!!!

Margaret said...

Art!! What a way to start a collection.

Cheryl said...

Well, Boones Farm ruined me. I'm not the lush I used to be so... Art. :)

Chaotic said...

art...way cool!

Tera said...

Art

Quynh said...

I vote WINE. Pair your favorite bottle of wine and recipe card/poetry/quote tag to make a cute and easy host gift.

Anonymous said...

I vote for the Art. Great idea and good exposure for the artist.

Peggy said...

Art - it's amazing what deals you can find by simply sitting in front of this little computer screen with your jammies on!!

I am amazed when I meet people who say they don't know how to use their email... I can't image my life with out a daily dose of my computer and the art of a deal! I guess that's kind of sad too!

wendy said...

I vote Wine. I will definitely try that.

Henry said...

Who doesn't love a great bottle of wine with something fun attached? I vote wine.

Tina said...

Wine!

Claudia said...

Today is a tough one. I'm all about packaging, so I love the idea of enhancing a bottle of wine with a recipe. It's a nice personal touch that lets the recipeint know you didn't zip past the liquor store on your way to their house.

On the otherhand, I just got lost in Ugallery.com for 35 minutes. I, the definately see myself going back to this sight and eventually purchasing a piece of art. "Art" has to get my vote on this one.

Art and wine... what a nice way to close out March Madness! My, my we're a classy bunch aren't we?

shannon said...

I vote for wine.

amy said...

both great ideas but I have to go with wine.

Anonymous said...

vote for wine

lindsaymarie said...

Art! That is so awesome, I'm bookmarking the site now. I was just talking to one of my future roommates about how we want some awesome, inexpensive art from local artists for our apartment. This will be perfect!

Tarrah said...

My vote goes to the WINE!

I'm always bringing bottles of wine as gifts when I have dinner at friends houses. This is a great idea to attach a recipe-adds a personal touch!

Anonymous said...

I vote for wine! :)

Leah said...

ART!!

GLB said...

art vote

Anonymous said...

wine for me.

Ernestina said...

I vote for the wine/recipe card gift idea because it is a great way to personalize a wine bottle.

patty said...

wine!

Kristi said...

The personalized wine idea is a very excellent idea. I vote for WINE!

erica said...

i love gift ideas so i vote for wine.

BHS Class said...

Wine idea sounds more affordable to me!

Dr. Manny So Fresh said...

I vote for WINE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the WINE idea! Makes a common gift more creative!

Brad said...

My vote always goes to anything having to do with wine!

Anonymous said...

I vote ART!

Victor said...

Wine! I love gift ideas (especially affordable ones!).

Anonymous said...

I vote for ART!

Jenny said...

I vote for WINE.

Anonymous said...

wine

Claudia said...

Wow!!! This is getting competitive. Cheryl or Bean Counter... do we have a current tally? Who's in the lead?

It seems the west coast has woken up and is taking their Northern California "wine country" status seriously!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Hopefully my count is correct. It's Wine 20 to Art 14.

Gabrielle said...

Wine

Katie K said...

As of Gabrielle's vote I have Wine 22, Art 15.

D&W said...

wine.

Cheryl said...

I love having Katie around. Okay... after D&W, Wine 23 - Art 15.

cindy said...

My vote goes to the wine idea.

Tarrah said...

We just had an earthquake here in California(just a 4.4, so only mild swaying)-any sympathy "wine" votes for the Golden Girls? :)

Helen said...

Art!

Heather said...

I love the idea of getting cheap but great art...I'll be using this website when we FINALLY get a house here in TX...so my vote goes to ART!

Sarah said...

Art

Jackie said...

Wine gets another vote.

Jasmine said...

what a great gift idea! I have a party this weekend and will use the wine idea.

Leigh Ann said...

"Art"

jeff said...

i am a college student so i can't afford art right now...so i vote for wine...you can always get a cheap bottle of wine at Trader Joes to bring to a party.

JLH said...

Though I love it, wine is gone in an hour.

Art is an investment.

I vote art.

Anonymous said...

I vote ART...jen

Anonymous said...

I love the wine idea. They get my vote.

Kat said...

I vote for wine!

Jan said...

art

delia said...

wine please.

Melanie said...

Art!

Chandra said...

You can't go wrong with wine!

Anonymous said...

Art.

I think everyone just likes the idea of wine... but are you going to REALLY make a little recipe card the next time you take a bottle of wine to a party??

Art makes the world go around!

Anonymous said...

Art!

Paige said...

Art!

Anonymous said...

wine

Cheryl said...

Okay big idea fans... it's 5:23 here in Dallas and I'm getting ready to head home and pick up the kiddos, do the whole dinner routine, supervise homework, try to squeeze in some more workout points and after 7, count up this fun day.

Katie, feel free to check me! I have Wine 31 and Art 26! Whew! I don't know about you but I'm about to throw the paint on the wall and have a glass of wine!

Voting ends at 7:00pm CST so Texas Tidbits you have under 2 hours to rally the troops!

Good luck everyone!

Cheryl said...

oops... there's another one for wine.

Kyle T said...

I say Art.

Anonymous said...

Wine

I really would make a "little recipe card"-I think it is a fun gift idea!

Big Mike said...

Most definitely Art!

Lexa said...

The ART site looks great!

Samantha said...

I like the wine idea! I have a birthday dinner for a friend this weekend and will definitley bring that as a gift! :)

Katie D said...

I vote for the Golden Girls' wine!!!!!

Katie K said...

My current count has Wine 35 and Art 30. Only 47 minutes left to vote!

Tarrah said...
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Big Dallas Fan said...

ART! Let's go just four more votes!

Jami said...

Art for Margaret

Brad said...

Margaret says I'm supposed to vote for Art...

Holly said...

Art seems like the smart thing to vote for otherwise my dear friend Margaret might be mad.

LYNNE HARTLEY said...

I vote for the wine/recipe card idea! I love to cook and share my recipes with my friends. What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Anonymous said...

ART!

shauna said...

"wine"

Julie Kat said...

I like the wine idea!

Cristine said...

ART I need to cover my walls.
Great idea and a great final round - better than my brackets.

Anonymous said...

ART for Margaret!

ashley said...

art for me!

Alice Bouley said...

Wine! Golden Girls is one of my favorite TV shows and I could definitley see Rose giving a thoughtful gift like the wine idea!

Thank you for being a friend!

Anonymous said...

I love the wine idea!

Anonymous said...

ART.

Anonymous said...

ART

DeDe said...

I vote for ART