Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Steel Character of John Beck...

Last week I posted Chalkboard Pendants by John Beck Paper and Steel - I really love their work!  It is a combination of industrial and rustic so it doesn't feel cold, instead it is full of character and depth.  Very inspiring!

What makes John Beck Paper and Steel furniture eco-friendly?  Well, they say they are not "green", they are responsible.  Their responsibilities include:
  • water based patinas & environmentally friendly clear coats
  • handcrafted in the USA from recycled steel
  • planting trees
  • helping disadvantaged folks in the ‘hood
  • and they recycle, including their beer cans

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chalkboard ART

I'm LOVING art created on chalkboards!  It is so dramatic and graphic.  The best thing is that the art can constantly change!

Have a great day everyone!






Friday, December 16, 2011

2 wine is fine...

Love these Chalkboard Pendants by John Beck Paper and Steel - so FUN!  More on them next week.
Let's toast the weekend!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ahh right to my hips....

My specialty is cheese cake, but I ONLY make it during the Holiday season. Why? Because it is sooo good and goes straight to our hips :)  Enjoy these delicious Pinterest cheese cake photos - I think I gained a few just looking at them.  Oh and if you need the perfect basic cheese cake recipe let me know!

Happy Holidays!

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The perfect accent...

I'm loving this Facets Accent Table by Tilde Furniture.  I'm always looking for interesting accent tables and this one is perfect!  It stands as piece of art with its shape and raw steel finish - It is rustic & modern, I really LOVE it!!

What make the Facets Accent Table by Tilde Furniture eco-friendly?
  • made with recycled steel
  • finished with eco-friendly hard wax
  • formaldehyde free & toluene free finish
  • member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC)
  • read more about Tilde Furniture's sustainability here  


Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday birdies...

Last year I blogged about Precious Bird Ornament by Maternal Nest - they are no longer available, but while looking for eco-friendly holiday ornaments, I found more precious handmade birdies!  I love the hand crafted quality, plus they are sooo cute!!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paper pendants { PURE Love }

I love the fresh, happy colors of these paper pendants - It is PURE love!!

Have a happy weekend everyone!

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Thursday, December 8, 2011

PURE LOVE { Modern warmth }

In the Winter I love the warm cozy, presence of my fireplace.  It is almost always on - it makes winter more pleasant and comfortable.  My fireplace is rustic stone and not very modern, but I LOVE these modern fireplaces I found on Pinterest!  I REALLY love the turquoise one against those metallic tiles - It's PURE LOVE!!!

Have a great day everyone and keep warm! 

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Have yourself a very Vintage Christmas...

I found this precious hand torn ribbon in Sashay Magazine - It is by The Lonely Heart. I Love this etsy shop - it is all about love and hearts. It all feels very vintage and rustic - so sweet...

 Have yourself a very Vintage Christmas... 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pretty Winter Tables via Pinterest

I'm looking for pretty Winter tables on Pinterest - what a relaxing Friday afternoon.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I gave up coffee....

I don't want to say permanently but for now anyway.  WHY!?  I lost my sense of peace & calm - I felt anxious and stressed for no real reason.  I was crabby and not myself.  And believe me I LOVE coffee - I even blogged about it here.  I haven't had coffee in 3 weeks - it was VERY hard the first week - withdrawals were terrible.  I thought I was going to die, I had terrible headaches, I was irritable, and I just felt sick.  Plus the ritual of always having a cup of coffee in my hand was hard to get over.  I'm NOT a tea person...  But I needed a hot drink without calories, I live in Minnesota and we are heading into Winter!

I remembered trying Good Earth Organic Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea last year.  It is amazingly strong and full of flavor - I like my coffee super STRONG, so weak, wimpy tea would not work for me.  This tea also needs NO sugar - it has a strong sweet spicy taste almost like a cider.  I know it is not coffee, but it will do for now.  I don't miss the taste of coffee much, I miss more of the idea of it.

Oh did I forget to say that I'm now calm and stress free (most of the time anyway).  Now it's time for a cup of tea!

Source: via Jane on Pinterest

Source: via Snap on Pinterest

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Love this Alpaca Flap Hat!

It is a cold, frosty morning in Minnesota!!  As I walked my VERY active 8 month puppy dressed in my mismatched jacket, mittens, and hat, I thought, "I do NOT look very cute"!  I'm on the search for eco-friendly winter gear that is fashionable and warm.  I love this Alpaca Flap Hat by Mayu.  I love the colors and ear flaps (a must in Minnesota) plus the tassels are so cute!

What makes Mayu knits eco-friendly?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday FUN Find { Norman Cherner }

Ahhh the beauty of a Norman Cherner chair...  I found these at Cherner - I just love them!!!  So modern and today even though they were designed in 1958.  They are reissued from the original drawings and molds, strong, lightweight and like the original, made entirely in the U.S.A.  Just beautiful!!!

What make Cherner Furniture eco-friendly?
  • Heirloom quality so they will never be found in a landfill
  • Wood is collected from a sustainably managed forests
  • 100% recyclable steel with 25% recycled content
  • Low VOCs finishes
  • Recycled packing materials

Have a great weekend everyone!