Coming soon

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

Its been a long time coming  but..finally doing a skateboard. Thanks Nate.

The originals

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

last week I had the honor to go to my second home 1st amendment tattoo, and was blessed by getting the originals of the tattoo cats and the prisoner of warmth. Thanks for the support through out the years and being such good family.  

They save gas and kick ass

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

Due to gas prices and well.. gas prices,  it makes no sense to go through $100 a week in gas when you can turn that into $20. It does not matter if you get a motorcycle, but we at Soulful Commandoe Lifestyle believe and stick to the VESPA- the Mercades of  all scooters. With an italian background and clean classic features, it is a must have for you and for your pockets.

For those who miss their old songs, or for the people that want to act like they know everything about music.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 18, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

Have you ever been in the car and turn on the radio and cant even listen to one song through about 10 stations because every songs sucks, and you think to yourself, “wish there was a radio station that played non stop good music I like”. well http://www.pandora.com is by far one of the best website for you. If you miss old songs that do not get played anymore or do not have enough money to buy cds or cds to even burn, http://www.pandora.com is perfect. Basically you pick what ever song or group you like and it plays non stop music for you within the music you like. thumbs up thumbs down help you choose what direction you want the music to go. Gotta check it out. Especially if you spend a lot of time on the computer all day.

Interview with Nicole Guthary

Posted in Jason on January 18, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

     This is a new installment of the Soulful Blog that you can look forward to periodically. I’ll be interviewing someone that we really look up to and repect. Our first interview is with our good friend Nicole Guthary. She makes hand made beanies and accessories, and has been a recent fixture to our warehouse sales. Nicole is one of the sweetest people we know, and we’re excited that we will be working with her this year. I’m tickled to death she’s our first interview,  and what’s even better is that she’s  a borderline vegetarian like me. After a discussion about our favorite vegan restaurants, we talked about her growing business.

Jason: What’s up Nicole. So how are you?

Nicole Guthary: I am great! How are you? J: A little sneezy- we’re moving some boxes here at the warehouse.

N: Making room for the new stuff?

J: Yeah! we’re all stoked for the new stuff. It’s definitely been awhile. So a lot of people ask me what Nicole Guthary is all about. What is it exactly you do?

N: Hahaha…EVERYTHING! I work as a test specialist at Washington Mutual full time, I also work at a friend’s jewelry store, I attend ministry school, and, best of all I am working on getting my handmade accessory business off the gound! I do it all! Haha!

J: Sounds like you’re the total package.  I’ve got a broken sprinkler, can you help me fix it? But let’s talk about the handmade stuff- it’s been the buzz in our area as of late. Tell me how you started knitting.

N: My grandma taught me how to knit when I was five. We used to make potholders and slippers when we were kids. I picked up crocheting later and would do little projects here and there, but about two years ago I decided to pick it up again and started making beanies and scarves.  I just kept working on getting better and better until I found out that my friends actually wanted me to make them things! Naturally I decided that I wanted to try to do something I love-  it just seemed like a great time to start. So now, even though I can knit most of my creations are crocheted. But it is one of my goals this year to get some cool knitted stuff going.

J: You know, I’ve heard about your beanies for awhile now. Natalie’s been telling me about them since back in the skate shop days. But knitted stuff? Wow! Like what?

N: I really want to work on cable knits, which are the cool patterns that criss cross over one another that you see alot on scarves and sweaters. And I am working on possibly doing bikinis for the summer time.

J: I am familar with that, one of my favorite sweaters is a cable knit, shawl collar cardigan. Bikinis will definitely be a hit considering how hot it’s been lately. Now what can people expect with one of your beanies?

N: People can expect a quality, one of a kind beanie that has been personally made, with love, by me. I am extremely particular about the product I produce and I really want to create beanies that are all one of a kind while maintaining best possible craftsmanship at the same time.

J: That seems to be the main objective in our camp- made with love. Talk to me about what you look forward to most in 2008.

N: The thing I look forward to most is creating! I am looking forward to expanding my skill set so that I can create new and exciting projects.  I have so many ideas and I cant wait to get them stitched up.  I really want to be able to fufill the custom requests that I receive and also be able to offer more options as I improve.  I am also looking into how to make my little projects more widely available, and most of all I am excited to build my relationships with amazing companies like Soulful Commandoe! It’s gonna be a great year of growth!

J: Two extra points for mentioning Soulful Commandoe. Self promotion time! Tell everyone about your website.

N: My website, nicoleguthary.com, is completely up and running and I am taking orders NOW! There is also a link to my blog, nicoleguthary.typepad.com, which I keep updated with extra pictures and updates. That way if you really want to know what I am doing now, you can find out!

J: OK one last thing before we part. Word association. What’s the first word that comes to your mind when i say….Nicole Guthary?

N: ME! Haha…

J: Soulful Commandoe?

N: I dont have just one word for Soulful. I have so many. The first one I thought of was helpful.

J: High school?

N: Awesome!

J: Tattoos?

N: Expression

J: TV show?

N: X-Files

J: Mulder?

N: Fox

J: Scully?

N: Red

J: Natalie?

N: Hello Kitty. Luxurious

J: Wait that’s three! South Hills?

N: God

J: Bank of America?

N: BAD!

J: Haha! OK that about does it. Anything else you want to say? Shout outs, thank yous?

N: Honestly, I really would like to thank you and nick for all of the amazing help and insight you both have given me. It’s been so helpful. I also want to thank Natalie, she’s always believed in me and probably owns more Nicole Guthary originals than anyone else.

J: You’re welcome! We always enjoy the company of people who understand the value of determination and hard work.

Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us!

N: Thank you!

Happenings..

Posted in Jason with tags , , , , on January 10, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

So I’m sure you’ve all heard already, but we’re having an awesome event this Saturday from 9a-3p. We’ve got plenty of surprises in store- like free food and Alf t-shirts. Did I mention Rockett, Versus Store, Alan Thomas, Nicole Guthary, and Foney are going to be there? If I were you, I’d show up early because we have a little over a hundred of the Alf shirts to giveaway, so once they’re gone, they are gone.

 So our super Soulful buddy Matt B.‘s got a video coming out this spring with Fallen called “Ride the Sky.” Needless to say I’m pretty amped on it, and you should be too! Thanks for supporting us Matt!

Matt and Austin

 And if you like the jacket Matt’s wearing, you can come pick it up on sale this Saturday! Hope to see you all there!

 -jason

NEW SITE COMING SOON

Posted in Saph with tags , , , on January 10, 2008 by soulfulcommandoe

Out with the old, in with the new!

It’s a new year and we here at SFC are excited for what is to come.
We’ve decided to shut own the site temporarily while we make way for our new spring season. Don’t worry, we will keep you updated regulary on the blog on all the haps.

Also, we’ve got our online store still open and at a crazy discount. We are running out of all the styles fast so get them all while you can!

*JUST A REMINDER* Our SOULFUL and FRIENDS sale is this Saturday, Jan. 12th from 9a-3p. There will be music, free food, and clothing gallore! We’ve got some awesome special guests lined up to join in on the festivities. This is a can’t miss!

Hope to see you all there… oh yeah, and happy belated new year!

-Saph