Showing posts with label just for fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label just for fun. Show all posts

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Weekend!

I'm so excited to be take part in Lavender and Lilies' blogger series; I've been introduced to some really fun new reads from her previous entries. I hope you'll check it out!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just My Type

In the digital age, when pretty penmanship is nearly obsolete, a personal typeface may be the best way to imbue style into our internet interactions. To discover the typeface that best matches your personality you can take a simple interactive quiz here. The password is "character"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Local Action Challenge

I was recently invited to participate in the Local Action Challenge that is going on in cities across the nation. In support of the upcoming climate treaty in Copenhagen [dubbed Hopenhagen] the challenge is to inspire local, on-the-ground action in support of going green. By snapping pictures of simple things (that you're probably already doing) and uploading them to your city's site you not only become eligible to win prizes, but you're joining with your community to make a statement.It took us less than 10 minutes to take these pictures of things we do around our house to be green: use CFL light bulbs, unplug electronics when not in use, recycle and swap to-go cups for a mug. I'd like to invite you to join in too. Visit the Local Action Challenge HERE, click on your city and get snapping. Please be sure to get in touch if you participate, I'd love to feature readers who take part!
Have a wonderful weekend. Xx

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Entertaining with Eco-Style Event in NYC

If you live in or near NYC, be sure to try and score tickets to what is sure to be an awesome event. Ruby Press and Michelle Adam's (of Rubie Green and Lonny fame) are hosting an eco-soiree at Calypso Home. The girls will be dishing about eco-friendly entertaining and I'm sure there will be lots of great goodies. I'm seriously bummed I dont live a bit closer, this is my idea of a perfect event!!

Stop by Coco+Kelly for a chanse to win tickets!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lonny Magazine

Tomorrow is the exciting launch of Lonny Magazine, an online publication that will appeal to design aficionados and eco-minded style spotters alike. The brainchild of two tastemakers, Michelle Adams and her partner Patrick Cline, Lonny is sure to become a go-to site for inspiration. Michelle Adams has long captured my attention as the creator of an eco-friendly textile and bedding company called Rubie Green. Garnering her design chops as a former Domino magazine editor, her newest project will continue to focus on showcasing accessible design with flair. The online format appeals to my eco-sensibility for saving trees, but also the instant gratification of clickable links on each live page. The inaugural issue will feature the likes of former Domino greats, Deborah Needleman and Kate Townsend Simpson, in addition to featuring entertaining tips from one of my favorite upcycling pros, Eddie Ross. If the previews of Patrick Clines photography are an indication of what is in store, Lonny will capture an in-depth peak into enviably stylish lifestyles. Can’t wait!

{all images via M.A. Belle by Patrick Cline}

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun Friday!

Thank you to the Chic Coles for giving me the Honest Scrap Blog Award!

Here are the rules I must follow, upon receiving this award:

  • Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
  • Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
  • Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
  • Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

In the spirit of fun Fridays, here are some honest things about me:
1) I am a lefty—so is my Mom, sister and husband. Look out when eating dinner with us if you are right handed!
2) Learning to ski is at the top of my list, but as we discovered last year, I’m terrified of ski lifts….
3) I studied abroad in Florence, Italy as an undergrad and am still under the spell of La Dolce Vita. (My parents are in Italy right now and I’m so jealous!) If I could get away with riding a vespa or driving a jolly fiat in Charlotte I would, until then I watch Everyday Italian and drink prosecco as much as possible.
4) My sister is my hero. 5) Besides yoga, Zumba is becoming one of my favorite activities!
6) Some of my happiest memories are SCUBA diving. (Also some of my scariest)
7) I fell in love with a Great Dane puppy last week and can’t stop thinking about her.
8) Every time I go shopping, I end up with a white tee-shirt.
9) I LOVE coconut desserts: coconut cake, almond joy, coconut macaroons are the best
10) There are plenty of times that I get to the store and realize that I forgot my reusable bags, but I like to think that working to take small green steps each week all add up

I would like to present the Honest Scrap Award to anyone who would like to play along! Thanks again, Chic Coles, have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

If it makes you happy....

My good friend, Meg, over at Late Check-In, tagged me in a game that asks bloggers to share 6 uninteresting things that make them happy. My husband jokes that this is my favorite game to play, so I couldn't resist the post today!
Since moving back to the states, there are many uninteresting/normal things that send me over the moon, such as:
1) All-American food items such as Cheerios, Coffee-Mate (remember) and above all... ice cream options. What is summer with out DQ and Cold Stone?
2) Driving on the Right Side of the road... not only does it make me more comfortable, it makes me less hazardous. All-in-all a good thing!
3) Listening to country music on the radio, while doing item #2. Nothing makes me feel more nostalgic about America than riding with the windows down and country music playing. The other day I heard this song for the first time and LOVE it!
4) The 18 hour time change that complicated phone conversations with loved ones, is an issue no longer. Although it was fun to "call from the future" (NZ was a day ahead), I much prefer the ease of picking up the phone at leisure to get a familiar voice on the other end (no delay or static-alleluia!)
5) Diane Sawyer, she makes me happy. I missed waking up to the familiar Good Morning America team while abroad. And since coming home, I've gladly welcomed them back into my morning routine. I believe Diane is one of the most beautiful and classy ladies on TV today!
6) Online shopping makes me happy. Jcrew's lack of international shipping was a minor pitfall of our NZ address; I now relish the availability to purchase items online.
I'd like to tag anyone who wants to play along!!
{Images: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6}

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Super 8

My love affair with The Wonder Years and its memorable opening credits only increases my affinity for super 8 style wedding videos. The grainy texture and imperfectly perfect coloring is a dreamy format for such a romantic day. Is there anything better than love captured on film?

{ wedding film from Hitched on Film on Vimeo }

Friday, May 22, 2009

Having Such A Good Time!

I can only hope that our celebration in August will be half as fun as this!

{via A Cup of Jo }

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oh, Mishka

Michelle of Oh, Mishka has tagged me!
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.
What is your current obsession? Getting every last bit of New Zealand summer sunshine!

Do you use canvas or plastic bags when you go shopping? Canvas

Do you nap a lot? Not a lot, but sometimes a lazy Sunday afternoon nap is pure bliss :)

Who was the last person you hugged? My sister, she just flew from Chicago to New Zealand for a visit!

What’s for dinner? Cous cous salad with grilled portobello mushrooms

What was the last thing you bought? Lunch

What are you listening to right now? The Eastern

What is your favorite weather? That's a tough one... a crisp fall day or a summer evening

What’s on your bedside table? A Lady, First, a candle and my alarm clock

Say something to the person/s who tagged you. Michelle, I'm so excited for your travels to Italy!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? A gorgeous summer home on Mackinac Island

Favorite vacation spot? Italy, particularly Cinque Terra

Name the things you can’t live without. Friends and Family! (OK and chocolate)

What would you like to have in your hands right now? A coconut macaroon

What is your favorite tea flavor? Sweet Tea

What is your favorite book? The World According to Garp

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Mudbrick Vineyard

What did you want to become as a child? I wanted to be part of the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music!

What do you like better, e-mail or telephone calls? Phone calls especially from overseas

What is your favorite sport to play? Tennis

What was your favorite concert you attended? Coldplay

What is your favorite flower? Lilacs, gardenias and white roses

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Just A Friendly Reminder...

Loving this cute twist on an old favorite!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Going on a Blog Hunt

i'm playing along with Marta's game, do the same if you please. link it up. spread the love.
link a blogger who...

has an online shop: Annechovie
takes fantastic photographs: Eye Poetry, Sfgirlbybay
has a new baby (announcement): Urban Grace Interiors {congrats!}
has flawless taste: MA Belle, The Love List, NO. 35 Style
is unique: Bunny Tomerlin
has admirable qualities: Little Green Stiletto
crafts up a storm: Miss Crafty Toes
is an artist (in the kitchen): 101 Cookbooks
is intriguing: Hollister Hovey
you've bookmarked: .v
lives far away: Blomsterverkstad
is an old favorite: Brown Turtleneck Sweater
is creative: Tristan (love the brightside project)
features fabulous ideas: Daily Danny
features loveliness: Oh, Mishka
features pretty products: Green Lashes and Fashion
features fantasticness: Eco Prep
features weddings: Snippet & Ink
writes about life: Marta Writes
is a daily must see: Late Check-In
is a designer: Elements of Style
you are inspired by: Inside the Loop
recently added to google reader: Shelter
gives fabulous tips: Eddie Ross