Thursday, April 29, 2010

And You Can Put It In Your Pocket

Here is an ingenious little illustration that you can actually print out and keep in your purse or pocket if you've been having trouble keeping up with all this do I or don't I organic shopping.

If you visit Cool Hunting you can print it out.  I really love when things are pocket-size! (via texturism)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Addictive Food Site Alert!

I meant to add this to my Earth Day Green list mainly because of it's name: Green Kitchen Stories.

Megs first brought this to my attention when she sent me a link to this amazing looking and perfect for spring/summer birthdays Strawberry Pancake Cake:

Lately I have been having overwhelming cravings for smoothies!  This Coconut Coffee Shake looks beyond scrumptious:

Take a look around Green Kitchen Stories and start drooling!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Know My Love For Planters!

Ok, so you know my love for make-your-own (also known as D.I.Y, lol) planters : here and here.  I'm also pretty sure you have now gathered that my love of TOMS shoes is running pretty deep these days.  Well in honor of earth day they have combined two of my favorite things!!

Ok, so I'm aware that this is kind of funny!  It will also take me awhile to actually have some TOMS that I even want to not wear!  I think it would be really cute with the board painted the right way and in a bedroom setting.  Seems to me it could be done with a lot of extra shoes lying around that you aren't on your donation list and that you want to look at for awhile.

Kids & Caps

So, to follow along with my last post, I came across a program brought to us by Aveda (via good eggs) in which you can enroll your school in a program to collect rigid polypropylene caps that they send out to be made into new caps.  Seems like a great way to get our kids involved!

For those of you who don't know, you cannot put the lids and caps of your products in with your recyclables.  It is really annoying and makes you wonder where they all go (perhaps to the 5Gyres)

Image via: LowCarbonHome

David Letterman Taught Me Something?

I was recently watching a segment on David Letterman's show featuring Captain Charles Moore.  It was pretty eye-opening regarding the massive amounts of plastics being used and trashed by the world.  There is trash in an area of the Pacific called the North Pacific Gyre (Great Pacific Garbage Patch) that is basically filled with shards and pieces of plastic waste.  The plastic pieces are even filling beaches in Hawaii.  It's pretty disturbing and the outlook on it frankly, looks bleak.  

Please visit Fake Plastic Fish because the site has a great outline of the episode, some unbelievable facts:

- After just 3 days of tracking trash down the L.A. and San Gabriel rivers, Captain Moore found 2.3 billion pieces of trash weighing 30 tons on its way to the ocean.

- Ultimately, we consume these pollutants when we eat fish.

Visit 5 Gyres website which really explains Marine Pollution thoroughly and gives a lot of information for those interested.

What can we do?  Plastic has changed our world and will never go away and is really quite useful, but you can make a bit of difference by trying to use reusable plastics as much as possible and also take an extra minute to recycle your plastics, bring your own bags to the grocery, and avoid buying products with excess packaging.  You are the consumer... what you buy matters!  

Stay tuned for the next post and I'll let you know about a great program for those pesky caps that can't  go in your recycling bin!

It's Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, I'm going to try and post some Green inspired posts.  It's one of my favorite topics anyway!

Google's Take very pretty jungle/ rain forest fairy land. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Is this Kismet?

I was just about to post this amazing picture of the inside of a bedroom in Kate & Andy Spade's home (my obsession is mounting) from Apartment Therapy (via outofhabit) because of my love for the use of grey and yellow (not to mention the amazing artwork and chair)

When what appears in my inbox but a photograph from Mrs. Megan with the exact same love in mind from the Schumacher catalog:

Guess what Macy's, your terrible handling of my online shopping order (placed three weeks ago with still no sign of arrival) has lead me to re-evaluate my bedding choices... and guess what I won't be ordering from you and yes it will involve grey and yellow.  Pow!

The Eiffel Tower is Being Attacked By Plushies!

Megs sent us one and only one photograph from her recent trip to Paris...

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I am gnawing the screen right now

Thanks to good eggs.  I have stumbled upon this awesome website, Honest Fare, for food right up my alley and the photographs are amazing!  Once my oven is fixed (hello, we pay a maintenance fee for a reason!) I am going to start up by making this amazing looking Strawberry Poppy Seed muffins for B and Owen...

I'll be sure to let you know how the results go... and on the next rainy day... Friday, perhaps, I'm going to cook up some of this amazing looking Corn and Potato chowder... SLURP!!!

Click through to enjoy the site and view the recipes:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pretty Petal-Luscious!

I have always been fascinated by floral design.  The beauty of flowers is always awe-inspiring and some people just have an eye for how to put them together.

This arrangement is so beautiful it looks like a dutch painting.  Click through for a wonderful set of instructions from Janie Medley of jmflora to create your own spring arrangement via Design*Sponge (via seenandsaid)

Simply Gorgeous!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Grey Glorious Gray

So, Megan filled me in on a little interior painting project (or rather mishap) where she attempted to paint one of the rooms in her new house grey... when she woke up in the morning the gray had actually dried baby blue!  That is a blue boo!  Anyway, she bought new paint this afternoon and as a lil bit of inspiration I wanted to show her this outfit I saw today. (via out of habit via coco+kelley) what is the difference between grey and gray??

Monday, April 5, 2010

Seal of Approval

Ok, I in no way need another tool in my craft box and for that matter I don't ever write letters that would need to be sealed by wax.

But that being said how absolutely awesome is this and how awesome would it be if owned a wood burning tool and could make myself my own wax seal.  I would be sealing up everything all day.  Melting wax like it was my job.  But again I don't have or need a wood burning tool... or do I? (via RageHause)

Did Someone Say Puddin' Pops?

Just looking at the pictures of the Zoku's bright fruity ice pops makes me salivate slightly.  I am dying to have this Zoku pop maker.
Each day as I bring the Big O out to the playground the Mr. Frosty music comes ding a linging up and I immediately begin craving a strawberry shortcake ice cream treat.  I always try and by the more "healthy" fruit pops at the grocery store, but my problem is the seeds.  I hate seeds in things that I think should be smooth a.k.a in smoothies or yogurt or fruit pops!  So, I immediately thought that I could maybe make some kind of "healthy" pop with this thing minus the seeds.  I also think that I could eat a chocolate pudding pop every night and be happy**!! (via William Sonoma)