Monthly Archives: April 2011

Royalty? Yes please!

With the royal wedding taking place tomorrow, I think we’re all feeling a little envious of Kate and her future life in the royal family. Ah … if only I’d met William before Kate, I’d be picking out my three wedding dresses and flashing that gorgeous diamond and sapphire ring on my dainty little finger. But I […]
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Fit for a king…

The Royal Wedding of Kate and William has me in the mood for all things British, so I’m hunting for a fabulous hat or Fascinator to wear! Why don’t we celebrate the Royal nuptials with some classic things of our own? I may not be on the invited guest list to Westminster, but who says […]
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Plaids, tweeds and houndstooth – not just for men anymore!

If you’re like me, you get super excited when new summer fashions come out every year! Do you longingly flip through clothing magazines for hours finding something on each page that you just love?! For me, the same is true for new home fashions. Springtime is very exciting for designers all over the country! This is […]
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Green or Greenwash?

With all the Greenwashing that occurs in advertising, it is often difficult to know what is truly sustainable. Frequently you may see vendors market their product as green, but in reality only a small portion of the piece is actually sustainable. Manufacturers may utilize some recycled material in their product and claim it as green. It is […]
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Seeing Green

Earth day has everyone thinking GREEN!! It’s the big thing lately, with “Going Green” and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” campaigns popping up all over the place. We are making some great moves as we try more than we ever have to take care of our planet. Even avid computer users have options now, from the “on/off” […]
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Somewhere that’s green

He rakes and trims the grass He loves to mow and weed I cook like Betty Crocker And I look like Donna Reed There’s plastic on the furniture To keep it neat and clean In the Pine-Sol scented air Somewhere that’s green* In the musical Little Shop of Horrors, Audrey sings dreamily of the perfect […]
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“Earth Day is Every Day!”

The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22nd, 1970 and attracted around 20 million participants! Rooted in 1960’s activism, Earth Day was founded as a reaction to poor and neglectful treatment of our environment. It is now a global tradition, reaching over 180 nations around the world. As the saying goes, “Earth Day is Every […]
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Inspirational Nurseries

As I watch my young girls grow into adulthood, I have been so inspired by the rooms in which we have lived. Creating rooms that evoked beautiful memories are just one of the many joys of parenthood.  As a young mother I strove to keep the romance in my life and creating a romantic, soothing […]
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Creating a Daydream World in Your Own Backyard

Do you ever have one of those afternoons where the hours drift by slowly, and even though there are a million little things that you could be doing, you just cannot make yourself budge to get up and do them? Yeah, we’ve all been there! When summer comes around, vacation plans begin to creep into our minds, and it […]
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Everyone needs a little animal in their home…

…animal print that is. What better way to liven up a boring room than with a print that captures natures true spirit of the wild! Check out The Exotics Collection from Karastan Rugs. A little print goes a long way. Your home should reflect your personality, so go ahead and let your wild side show […]
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