Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time for a vacation...

I'm going on vacation!!!  We will be driving to New Orleans then cruising to Progreso and Cozumel Mexico!  I'm very excited to get away, but also very busy...  I can't wait to hit the road and take a deep cleansing breath...  I will not be blogging next week, but I will be posting some past post to go with my vacationing mood!

Source: via Mariah on Pinterest

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring Colors!

Spring has sprung in Minnesota (for now anyway) - We have been in the 70s for over a week and the trees have little leafs and the grass in getting green.  We even had a thunder storm last night.  Many of you may not realize that this is VERY unusual in Minnesota.  We would normally have 40s and snow this time of year, so wearing tank tops and flip flops this early is a gift!  I'm in a Spring mood and I LOVE color!  I'm  also a fan of Design Seeds, which is full of color inspiration.  Here are some beautiful Spring color palettes by Design Seeds.

Happy Spring everyone!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A wee bit Irish...

I'm only a "wee bit Irish", but St. Patrick's day is always fun.  I'm not into decorating for a St. Patrick's day, but I did find these great shamrocks on Etsy.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AMAZING upcycled catalogs!!

I love things made with recycled magazine - I blogged about it before here, so I came across BluReco in the Recycled-Market, I had to share.  The technique is call paper wicker - the paper is from discontinued catalogs.  You would think they would be disposable because it is made from paper, but a clear glossy coat is applied to the finished product so they can be cleaned with a damp cloth.  The texture and colors are so beautiful, and the workmanship is AMAZING!

What makes BluReco eco-friendly?
  • made with upcycled, discontinued catalogs
  • hand made

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LOVE sliding barn doors!

I really love the look of sliding barn doors.  They are so dramatic and substantial - they really standout in a room and act as functional art.  Check out my favorites in pinterest!

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Monday, March 12, 2012

What is beecentric body care?

I love trying new natural, healthy, and eco-friendly beauty & skin care products.  I can't wait to try Beecology's Beecentric Body Care!  Every product is full of natural ingredients, such as honey, beeswax, cocoa, coconut, aloe, olive oil, acai butter, eucalyptus oil...  The list goes on...  The Hot Chocolate Swirl soap looks good enough to eat!

What makes Beecology eco-friendly?
  • Use of renewable ingredients that are kind to the earth & living things
  • Every product is at least 95% renewable & natural  ingredients - goal of 100%
  • Quality products, never tested on animals
  • 20% net profits go to

Friday, March 9, 2012

Substaintial, unique, and oh so perfect!

The other day I received an email from moss Design.  They told me about their beautiful tables made from reclaimed wood.  I LOVE anything made with reclaimed wood, but the table bases really caught my eye.  The steel bases turn the reclaimed wood into true pieces of art.  They are substantial, unique, and oh so perfect!!!  You can purchase their creations in the moss Design Etsy Shop.
What makes moss Design tables eco-friendly?
  • Reclaimed wood
  • All material source within 150 miles
  • Built to last
  • Made in the USA

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nature Inspired Design { guest post }

Today we have a guest blogger - Ryan from HomeCity!  Ryan came up with the Nature Inspired Design idea and also wrote the text of the article.  I helped by finding great inspirational photos from pinterest to support the it.  Great team work - Thank you Ryan!

Using wood and stone to decorate the interior of your home is no new concept by any means; however, modern designs that are inspired by nature are giving a fresh twist to trusty natural materials. Glass and sleek medal design may have had its place for a while in the interior design cannon, but natural materials and outdoor textures are coming inside and planting some roots.

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

The separation between what are appropriate materials for indoor vs. outdoor design has diminished. From rough cut tree stump end tables in the living room to natural stone hearths and inlay the walls and doors that previously kept these things out are opening wide and inviting them in.

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

Source: via PURE on Pinterest 

Yes, we’ll see a few vases filled with branches, but the incorporation of nature with interior design will be more functional and integrated than that with natural wood grain providing the most attractive of details for tables, chairs and sofas. You will even see beautiful, sturdy branches used as railing for the stairs. Smooth, natural stone isn’t just for hearths either; entire walls and floors can be covered in it especially in the bathroom. The rustic and sturdy feel to stonework will help keep those rooms cool in the summer too.

Source: via PURE on Pinterest

We encounter the fake all day everyday, plastics and synthetics. Why not create a space for yourself at home that has a solid longevity to it and a calming sturdiness that only nature can generate.

Ryan is a guest post blogger, she writes about interior design trends and real estate matters like homes for sale Austin TX, Buda homes for sale and remodeling issues such as garden window prices.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beyond Skin { Fun, Beautiful, Vegan }

I'm a fan of wedges, and I'm loving these vegan wedges by Beyond Skin.  I love the colors and pattern heals - so FUN!  They are just beautiful - I can't wait for SPRING!

What makes Beyond Skin shoe eco-friendly?
  • Vegan, meaning no animals are harmed
  • Source components and fabrics locally
  • Seasonal introduction of new and exciting eco-friendly fabrics
  • Quality made
  • Support many eco charities

Friday, March 2, 2012

Reclaim LOVE!

I'm loving the reclaimed wood benches and tables from Urban Wood Goods!  I love the character of the thick wood slabs and I'm a HUGE fan of hairpin legs. Such a great FRIDAY find!

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fresh, petal furniture, REALLY??

Happy March everyone!  I'm thinking of Spring - I know here in Minnesota we have a while to wait, but I can feel it coming!  With flowers on my mind, I came across the Italian company 13 ricrea - I believe recrea in Italian is "recreate".  I literally gasped when I saw the furniture.  All their product are made from recycled latex and other upcycled materials. The designs look fresh and SO BEAUTIFUL like fragrant petals!  Let's hope for an early Spring - I'm ready!!