Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New E-Commerce Store Design -

We're excited to have helped mod. (a very modern designer camera accessory store) move their website to an e-commerce platform by integrating their look into a Volusion store design.

mod. sells hip camera straps, drop-in camera bags, and the best accessory ever for a camera owner - a camera lens cover cap saver - and I must say - these straps are the best made, and the bags and especially the cap savers - are the handiest things ever made for anyone using a SLR camera or digital SLR or SLR style camera. And now, they have fun and fresh camera accessories for compact cameras as well.

All of the mod. products make a great gift for photographer this holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Park Place Dealerships Launches Company Blog

Park Place Dealerships announced the launch of its automotive blog, referred to as "The Expert Blog" following the lead of the company tagline, “Experts in Excellence”.

The blog is designed to provide weekly tips, photos, videos and news/articles on Park Place luxury automotive brands, location news, new and used car sales and service research, as well as local community and event stories. Content will be developed from Park Place members who are truly experts in their respective positions within the dealership. The Expert Blog will provide a platform where members and clients can share and interact with the contributed content.

The blog design makes efficient use of advanced drop down navigation, and interactive and social media widgets designed and developed by a partnership between us, and Lee Chestnutt of Design Chemical. Developed on the popular WordPress blog platform - social media widgets will help make the content more interactive and shareable. We had a vision for a ultra-beautiful and highly-usable blog, and the dynamic WordPress mega menus conceptualized by us, and brought to fruition by Lee - are a huge part of what takes this blog 'over the top'. Thank you Lee!!

Over the last several months, Park Place has made a large effort in increasing exposure across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Pinterest. The addition of the blog will make relevant and interesting company and brand news easily accessible to readers. This social media initiative is expected to continue as the company realizes the increasing need for social media interactions and exposure for clients and members. To view the Park Place “Expert Blog” please visit

Friday, September 9, 2011

Saving Taxpayer Money - Lightening The Load On Jail Cells

Pretty cool concept - new site launch this last week - E-Cell - is an offender home monitoring system. What's great about E-Cell - is that they charge the offender for the convenience of being monitored at home. So the costs to Taxpayers and court systems are extremely minimal - if any - and suffering from jail overcrowding declines.

These guys have a state-of-the art call center and the best equipment available (as far as technology) - they provide 24 hour GPS monitoring for non-violent offenders who meet eligibility requirements - and complete documentation for the court system.

And - what's more - is that E-Cell needs sales representatives interested in having their own business. They're offering a business opportunity for great sales people to have their own, protected area to service court, attorneys and offenders nationwide to sell and service the E-Cell system (both the devices and monitoring services).

For more information on the system itself, or the business opportunity in your area, visit their website at for more information.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fall is Officially HERE - Vintage Couture Launch

Well fall is officially here with the launch of the newly-re-branded Vintage Couture, Inc. website. With some of the most beautiful and creative vintage-inspired clothing designs for kids (and now, ladies too!) - Vintage Couture offers very well-made high-end designer apparel.

This year, they've launched a new look with their website design that speaks more to their 'brand' and not so much the season.

Moving forward, look for eye-catching graphics on the homepage, and Fashion Stylists' sites to show off the lines from season to season.

As most of you are probably aware, Vintage Couture offers more than just the super cute apparel. They are also the exclusive manufacturer of Trista Sutter's apparel line as well. In addition - they offer exceptional business opportunities as an independent Fashion Stylist - offering direct sales of the product at in-home trunk shows for hostesses. It's just one more way that Vintage Couture is truly an exclusive apparel line - you can't get it in the store.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Preparing For The COMPUTER Crash

In my case, it was my motherboard. GONE. Working along, tap tap tapping on the keyboard at 200 miles an hour - and BOOM. Screen goes out. Everything else appears to be working, but the screen is a gonner. Tried rebooting, never came back on. Plugged in another monitor, no bueno. Grabbed the whole get-up and ran up to Geek Squad, who informed my my machine had a motherboard who wasn't feeling quite as motherly as she once had.

So it was 'time'. I got a newer, bigger, faster (DESKTOP this time so I will stay in my office!) and began the process of computer file recovery. Which brings me too - to our newest site launch as well. Funny it all happened together.

During the process of all of this - I found the following things VERY useful. And they will be something I do - ALWAYS - from now on:

1/ Have a large external hard drive READY! and back it up on your own when you can - I have a 1.5 TB Western Digital External Hard Drive.

2/SIGN UP and USE Firefox Sync. If you are not using Firefox, please do so at this time. Then, sign up for Firefox Sync - this will remember your settings, passwords, visited sites - it's a beautiful thing. Simply sign in and it will 'repopulate' your old get-up!

3/ Save your fonts, brushes and shapes, extensions - If you use Photoshop or another design program - don't lose all you've built up. Downloading, extracting and installing these things takes forever - and especially if you've paid for them!

And finally...

4/ Save your Outlook PST file from time to time. One thing you can recover is your Outlook file. It will get you (PRETTY) close to where you were.

So - without further adieu -

WELCOME TO THE WEB - Blueline Network Solutions! They sell desktops for personal and business use, servers, network security solutions and more. I really like that they have high performance gaming desktops (for those of us who truly relish a little WOW from time to time.) as well as services - like remote backup and data storage and remote IT support.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Honda of Burleson Celebrates Grand Opening

Honda of Burleson

(Left-Right) Honda of Burleson Co-Owner and General Manager Henry Coffeen, the Honorable Mayor Shetter and Honda of Burleson Co-Owner Ken Schnitzer

Buzz worthy in Burleson

The city of Burleson was all a buzz last week due to the grand opening festivities of Honda of Burleson.

Burleson Mayor, Ken Shetter, congratulated Honda of Burleson owners Henry Coffeen and Ken Schnitzer Thursday night during the first of two opening celebrations. He commended them both for bringing such a world class organization to the area which will employ over one hundred workers and for having the foresight to build for Burleson's future which is growing rapidly.

Guests at Thursday night's event enjoyed a champagne reception, sumptuous food and entertainment by the Marc Toussaint Trio. Party goers even had a chance to rub elbows with characters from the Honda Civic National Ad Campaign "To Each Their Own" including the Ninja, The Zombie, The Woodsman and Cesar, the Champion Luchador.

Saturday's Family Festival which was open to the public featured complimentary food provided by local favorite, Fuzzy's Taco Shop. Children enjoyed activities like dancing with the DJ, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, face painting, balloon artist and build your own cupcakes….. not to mention the Sno Cones which kept young and old alike cool during the hot afternoon sun.

Everyone also buzzed about and enjoyed the late afternoon air show which featured vintage planes and an aerial performance. The Zach Heffley Jazz Quintet then entertained guests until the party concluded at 7pm.

Henry Coffeen and Ken Schnitzer were delighted that over 600 guests and their families were able to visit the new dealership and felt like the public had a chance to see for themselves why Honda of Burleson is a dealership experience worth talking about.

Honda In Burleson

Honda of Burleson Grand Opening

Honda of Burleson Grand Opening

Re-posted with Permission from Honda of Burleson

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Champion Firearms in College Station - WELCOME!

We at Kari & Company would like you all to give a warm welcome to the new Champion Firearms store! At Champion Firearms you are getting the unmatched, unbeaten, and unbelievable quality of various types of handguns, rifles, shotguns, indoor gun ranges and concealed handgun classes.

Do you want a gun but don’t know how to use one necessarily? Then our suggestion would be to take one of these classes! The State of Texas mandates eight hours of classroom instruction for new applicants, while renewals require three. Afterward, a standardized written exam will be given. Then comes the range qualification! This is a 2- hour section for new applicants (1 hour for renewals) and the State of Texas mandates a standardized shooting test to demonstrate range proficiency. The shooting test will consist of 50- rounds fired over three distances-- 9 feet, 21 feet & 45 feet. The shooting test is timed and graded for accuracy, and each student must be safe and capable of following directions.

Once done with your training the obvious next step would be to buy a handgun. Now in these economic times Champion Firearms understands that you may not be able to pay all at once, which is why they gladly offer financing plans and a 90-day layaway plan as well!

Once you have the gun you’re going to have to take care of it though, which is why there are also many different cleaning supplies as well. Is the idea of a gun a little intimidating to think about though? Well that’s ok! At Champion Firearms there are also products that are less than lethal like different types of pepper sprays and stun guns for those who find the gun to be a little much.

If you ever need to contact them for any reason to set something up, or just to ask a question, you can call at (979) 693-9948, or email one of the two owners at either or You can also email the general manager at And if you’re wanting those hard-to-get items, e-mail them at

Welcome Champion Firearms and GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well being for the body, mind, and sole!

- being able to help design websites for some amazing companies has its perks! Whether it’s getting the inside scoop on yummy food, top of the line furniture design, the sassiest of gifts…

…OR getting the BEST one-of-a-kind massage experience around, Kari and Co has the greatest Volusion Store Design Clients :

All we can say is OMG!
If you live near Coppell, TX. - you MUST check out Foot Master - for only $35 you get a ONE HOUR FOOT MASSAGE - it's like BUTTA!

The Ancient Art of Reflexology
Reflexology is the ancient art of applying specific pressure to areas or points on the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. With focus on specific pressure points, this body work effects a physical change in the body. It has been used throughout the world to cleanse the body and increase natural energy flow. It is known to reduce physical and mental tension, and other benefits similar to those of massage therapy.
Reflexology is a system which stimulates balance (chi) and removes unhealthy blockages. From back pain to sleep disorders, to managing migraine headaches - Reflexology is a safe and natural tool to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If is also often used for sports injury therapy, and for arthritis sufferers.
The Healing Benefits of Massage
With the ancient art of massage, you can alleviate a number of ailments, including low-back pain, migraine pain and muscular pain. In addition, massage has been proven to be a powerful method to rejuvenate the soul, reduce stress and depression and anxiety - as well as improve circulation and flexibility. Massage works by stimulating the body's lymphatic flow, which is your body's natural defense system. It also releases endorphins - which are amino acids that act as your body's natural pain killer.
Massage is also used in many forms of therapy to manage pain of athletes who strain and overuse their muscles, or for those recovering from injury or accident that require gentle, natural therapies to ease their pain.
Massage has been used for centuries to improve general health, and has been proven to have a number of physical and mental benefits. Massage is an important part of your balance between physical and mental health. Massage is a safe and natural way to maintain health, and the more you do it, the better the benefit.
Foot Master offers the best treatment, from the most experienced therapists, at a great price. They believe that the healing and rejuvenating properties of massage should be affordable for all.

Be sure to stop on in for a relaxing treatment that will leave you feeling energized and relaxed - and tell them Kari from Kari and Company sent ya!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Go to Beverly Hills with Posh Puppy Boutique!

Once again, Kari and Company’s long-time Volusion store design client, Posh Puppy Boutique, is making headlines!

If you don’t know who they are, you soon will! Posh Puppy Boutique is an upscale doggy boutique headquartered in Rocklin, California. They cater to give their clients' dogs only the best in life.

The Posh Puppy Boutique offers a large selection of dog clothing, accessories, beds, carriers, gift ideas and more for dogs of all breeds and sizes. It is no surprise why they were selected as a supplier of clothing, accessories and costumes which were used in the making of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2...coming to DVD and Blu Ray on February 1st.

Now, they have teamed up with Disney and Funjet Vacations in a special promotion for the upcoming DVD release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. For a chance to win the Beverly Hills Funjet Vacation Family Getaway for four to a "Posh Puppy Pack" from The Posh Puppy Boutique, their exclusive vendors and business associates, go to, starting February 1, 2011.

Jennifer Kirk, owner and President of The Posh Puppy Boutique, was extremely honored for the opportunity to assist the costume designers working with Disney Productions and realized the opportunity it meant for her business.

Kirk commented, "Every area of the pet industry has always been extremely competitive. The Posh Puppy Boutique had always been able to stay ahead of the competition and maintain the level of growth in revenue and inventory I had envisioned. When the realities of the economy came to light, I knew it was time to get creative. These are the moments in business the text books can't teach you. You have to go with your gut and trust in your product. Our association with Disney for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 was an exciting opportunity for The Posh Puppy Boutique which has exploded now with this fun contest."

For more information about The Posh Puppy Boutique, be sure to click through to or they can be reached by phone during normal business hours at 1-888-837-5230.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our Winning Clients

My clients are (WFAA-List!) Winners!

I am so excited....almost giddy! Ok, I AM giddy. I love my job and being able to say I helped to create the website designs and branding for my clients. It kind of makes me feel like a “proud mama”!

THREE of Kari and Company’s clients have placed in the TOP 5 on the WFAA A-List for 2010!

J. DOUGLAS DESIGN WON FIRST PLACE on the WFAA-List Best of Dallas competition for BEST FURNITURE! Of course - we knew they had the finest furnishings available - and now Dallas knows too!

LE BEAU VISAGE WON FIRST PLACE on WFAA-List Best of Dallas for BEST FACIAL! Of course - they're talking about the one-hour spa-medical microdermabrasion program. It's the bee's knees! Make 2011 your most beautiful year ever with Le Beau Visage! :)

And a special thanks to all of you who voted for:

ZIZIKI’S RESTAURANT on WFAA-BEST BRUNCH List Best of Dallas! We are thrilled to have been in the TOP FIVE - Ziziki’s came in third! We want you to come in and experience Ziziki’s-bring your friends and family for the best Greek food in Dallas! Then - we'll make another run next year!

We really want to thank all our loyal patrons and friends & family who voted and helped my clients WIN these awards!