Saturday, June 28, 2008

Don't Leave Home Without It!

I have been a fan for years! Nothing beats it!

Say NO to False Solutions

"Global warming is a hot topic these days. Unfortunately, that means there are all kinds of false solutions to global warming out there. In fact, many of our most recognizable decisionmakers are pushing for them, including John McCain, who hopes to be our next president.
McCain, President Bush, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are pushing hard to open our national coastlines to oil drilling. But here’s the real truth behind drilling offshore: Seismic testing to locate oil creates decibel levels of 260 – twice as loud as an ambulance. Exposure to these levels of noise can cause disorientation, beaching, and brain hemorrhaging in whales and dolphins. Plus, offshore drilling creates an increased risk of oil spills close to our beaches and coastlines. Not to mention, whatever oil may be produced will take years to reach the market and will only serve to increase global warming impacts when it does.
Nuclear energy is another false solution you hear a lot about these days. Just recently, McCain joined the call for America to begin building new nuclear plants. But it will take at least 10 years for a new nuclear plant to be brought online, and we simply don't have time to wait – we need global warming solutions that are ready to go now, like wind and solar.
The need to address global warming means it is time to invest in renewable energy sources. Tell John McCain that if he wants to stop global warming, he needs to stop supporting false solutions and start making real change. " -GREENPEACE Action Center

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Summer Holiday

One of my necklaces.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cuddle up

A light, 100% organic blanket that breathes easily, that can be used in all seasons, and has so many uses you will want more than one! The blanQuette™ has been manufactured with environmentally sound materials and manufacturing techniques.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Plant Green TV

Supermodel and Kansas City native Angela Lindvall stars in Alter Ego a new show on Plant Green TV.
Alter Eco is an eco lifestyle and makeover series presented by Adrian Grenier and his team of green activists, experts, and friends. As all work and no play makes for a dull show, Adrian always concludes Alter Eco with a meal or a gathering where he and his green team celebrate their accomplishments for the week

Thinking of Getting Away?

You must check out the website below to see more beauty.
A Moroccan inspired retreat, Korakia Pensione is housed in two lovingly restored historic villas, and rests on 1.5 lush acres, consisting of bungalows, guest houses, gardens and pools. With an abundance of architectural elements as well as the whisper of the Mediterranean, Korakia has been internationally recognized by the Times of London as one of the top small hotels in the world.

(My friend Karen introduced me to this place, how lovely would it be to spend some days here.)

Tennis Lessons

So I started "Tennis 101" this month and correct me if I am wrong but isn't "101" for beginners? I am in the class with five other people and all of them have had prior involement in tennis.

Summer Fun

four kids at the pool
Originally uploaded by h2ohmama
To be a kid again and spend all summer at the pool. Ahhh.......those summer days. I am off work this Friday and I think I am going to spend it relaxing at the pool.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Timeless Beauty

Christy Turlington is a natural beauty.
I love how fresh and vibrant she always looks.

Images by

Stella McCartney

These are stunning........I would love to pair these with a white eyelet dress and some silver hoops.

Another Treasure

You could wear this with just about anything.
What a great piece to add to your collection.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Patricia van Essche

Adore, adore, adore her.

Lobel's Mid Century Modern Masterpiece

Self Portrait Artist Interrupted

This is just adorable.

Apartment Therapy

Retro Inferno is located on the corner of Grand and Truman Road, on the edge of the Crossroads District of Kansas City. They buy and sell in their 11,000sq ft showroom, some of the best Mid Century pieces this side of the Mississippi. Click through the jump for more fantastic photos of the treasures found inside this great vintage building!

Wishful Thinking

Bottega Veneta

Marc Jacobs

Saturday, June 21, 2008

California Peach Sangria

1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc), chilled
1 cup Summerwhite® peach puree
1/2 cup peach brandy
2 tablespoons sugar
1 peach, pitted and thinly sliced
4 slices lime

To garnish:
Mint sprigs
Stir together the wine, peach puree and brandy in a large pitcher. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add fruit slices, pressing against the side of the pitcher with a large spoon to release some of the juices. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Serve in tall glasses over ice, garnished with mint sprigs.
(I need to try this very soon)

Rooms to Inspire

Images by Elle Decor Magazine

Summer Scents

I love starting off each new season with a new fragrance.
These two are my picks for Summer 2008.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Into the Wild

This is a beautiful story.


Dani Spies is a Health Counselor and Fitness Trainer who enjoys finding simple and d'lishes ways to incorporate nutritious ingredients into an everyday kitchen


"Creating small things with great love is what I do. I believe that each piece of jewelry, in and of itself, is a piece of art. Whether given as a symbol of love, a token of appreciation, a sign of commitment or a simple indulgence each piece signifies a special moment in time. My job, happily, is to create that piece that will stand up to and inspire such moments."


Bluegrass leader Alison Krauss (left) and Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant harmonized during their roots-music tour stop Wednesday night at Ravinia.

(Patrick Gipson/Ravinia)

Etsy Find


Ideal Bite offers bite-sized ideas for light green living

Austin City Limits Music Festival

I will be for sure heading to this one......

Summer Reading

Editorial Reviews
Amazon.comAmazon Best of the Month, April 2008: Debit or credit? Paper or plastic? Lease or buy? Public or private school? Have you made the right choices? Probably not, according to the important new research on the science of choice. In clear and entertaining style, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness provides a crash course on how and why humans are prone to make bad choices, and what we can do about it. Through dozens of eye-opening examples, authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein demonstrate how "choice architecture"--a fancy term for the particular scenario or context in which we are asked to make a decision--can actually nudge us toward making better decisions. More importantly, the authors show that by putting the right "nudges" in place, choice architects (who range from cafeteria managers to divorce lawyers) can substantially improve just about everything important to us, from our retirement savings to the health of our planet, without removing our range of options. Recommended for fans and foes of Freakonomics and Predictably Irrational. --Lauren Nemroon


Janet Hill Studio

Stunning & delicate.......hurry though, all her paintings go fast.



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