Thursday, April 22, 2010

bag obsessed

A passion for reusable bags, you say?
Duh! How can you not be in love with these handy companions & the satisfaction you get when you say, "No, thank you!" to disposable & whip out a reusable at the check stand?!

Some of my faves...

#1 - Chico Bag!
PERFECT for all occasions: groceries, beauty supplies, pet store, shopping, etc.
A must-have in every color. Stash several in your bag, glove compartment, desk drawer...you get the point. Shoe boxes slip right in, and they are sturdy enough for cans & cans of cat food. What more do you need?

Acme Organic Cotton Produce and Snack Bag
These bags are fantastic! Stash them in the trunk of your car with your reusable grocery bags & you won't ever need to use a plastic produce bag again. Also good for taking produce or snacks to a friend and including the bag as part of the gift.

Acme Hemp Plastics Blow Tote
AMEN!
Great all-purpose bag with an equally great message. Plus, it's made from hemp.

Freak-O-Bags Animals
Too adorable for words! Handmade in a small Fair Trade factory & no two are alike.

Go reusable!

40th earth day

"In 1970 smog choked major U.S. cities and toxic waste flooded rivers. That same year nearly 20 million Americans participated in events on April 22, spearheaded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, to draw attention to the environmental issues plaguing the planet and human health. Named Earth Day, April 22 has remained a time to celebrate restoration and stand up for the planet."
- National Geographic

"It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live." - Dalai Lama

"The ultimate test of man's conscious may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard." - Gaylord Nelson

Every day is Earth Day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossoms directed by Doris Dorrie

"It is a seldom-told story in an essentially youth-oriented, escapist movie industry, but when it is told sublimely well, as it is by Ms. Dorrie now, and by McCarey in 1937, and by Ozu in 1953, it becomes a film for the ages."
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

spree

With birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, this weekend called for a shopping spree & it was so much fun!

WKND by Cheap Monday Scan Scarf

Michael Kors Catwalk Chronograph Watch
The MJ Pelly that Pipo gave me was sadly too big (even the small size), so I traded her in for this cutie.


Set Sail Trousers

Poetic License Vintage Revival Pumps

Now if only I could figure out a way to do this again next weekend...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

inspiration

Loving the home tour of photographer Becky Kimball via Made by Girl.


letters

via Nadi

A Letter from Home
by Mary Oliver

She sends me news of blue jays, frost,
Of stars and now the harvest moon
That rides above the stricken hills.
Lightly, she speaks of cold, of pain,
And lists what is already lost.
Here where my life seems hard and slow,
I read of glowing melons piled
Beside the door, and baskets filled
With fennel, rosemary and dill,
While all she could not gather in
Or hid in leaves, grow black and falls.
Here where my life seems hard and strange,
I read her wild excitement when
Stars climb, frost comes, and blue jays sing.
The broken year will make no change
Upon her wise and whirling heart;
She knows how people always plan
To live their lives, and never do.
She will not tell me if she cries.

I touch the crosses by her name;
I fold the pages as I rise,
And tip the envelope, from which
Drift scraps of borage, woodbine, rue.