Thursday, May 19, 2011

Geninne D Zlatkis

These watercolors are gorgeous by Geninne D. Zlatkis. I found her on Etsy but she has her own website I am so enthralled by this work. Each piece is small around 6x6 or 6x8 but each piece is also around $30. A steal.

Aren't these stunning? Love the elephant.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Who wants to buy my house?

It's a sweet little bungalow. Modern and open. Five miles from the beach. Quarter mile from the river that flows into the ocean. It's basically been redesigned from the ground up, every inch of it, with lots of love.  I adore this house and always will, but it's time for a new chapter. 

I'm posting because you just never know who's paying attention! Check it out!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A few weekend things..

My house is on the market again. Been meaning to post the pictures in case anyone wants to buy it...cause you never know. It's a really lovely house. I'll be sad to leave but it's time to go. 

So I'm a wee bit behind but I want to throw out a few mini blogs I've been meaning to post.

First, have you seen the cover of Serena and Lily's catalog for the spring/summer? Here's a sneak peak of it in case you don't get it. Love the cover's stunning and makes me want to buy all of their linens.

 Love the pink rug and yellow duvet combo.

Also, I recently found a great nail polish remover called Peacekeeper that's virtually non toxic. It really works without the horrible toxic fumes. Finally! Find the whole line of eco products at

Saving the best for my husband and I work on cleaning up our diet for the spring/summer season with the help of a local Naturopath...we've been trying more healthy cleanse-type recipes. 

Here's a Healthy Rice Crispy Treat recipe I've been making from her cleanse coobook to help with sugar cravings. Mind you, it has a sweetener in it, but it's low glycemic and high in protein.

You need: 
3/4 cups of brown rice crispy cereal (gluten free, no sugar kind)
3/4 cup of brown rice syrup
1 cup of almond butter (no sugar kind). 

Butter a 9x12 dish.  Heat up syrup and almond butter in a pan on low/medium heat, after it melts together, fold it into the rice crispys in a separate bowl and stir gently. After thoroughly mixed, spread the whole mixture into the pan you just buttered. Let cool for 30 minutes and they are done! So good.  And you can add anything you want - nuts, dried fruit etc. So easy, so fast!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

800 square feet

A house in Stockholm under 800 square feet from Dwell.

I love these examples because they prove house design is so much more about using space efficiently, than space for space's sake.

The design of this place is a bit too masculine for my taste (brown overkill for sure), but just imagine everything that's brown to be white and you get the idea quick. Also, check out the bright deep green wall color down below. Fun!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PoFu Garden Confetti

I was on my way to posting about a pretty clothing line I saw on Etsy, only to get sidetracked with these sweet little balls of color called Spring Garden Confetti made by PoFu. It took me a minute to figure out what these were. Here's the write-up;

Made of clay, compost and wildflower seeds, these little balls of joy can be shared wherever you wander! See a spot that could use some brightening? Throw a little love and Voila - Flowers! Because of their composition these little guys don't need to be watered or tended in any way, and can be thrown any season without frost.

This is my kind've gardening. Easy and pretty. And how perfect for a "late" mom's day gift or house warming gift or hostess gift. But I have to disclose,  she is sold out right now but supposedly making more. I am going to email her to find out and beg if needed. I'll let you all know.

But really, what a clever idea!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Vegetarian Myth

Fascinating read. The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith. I know many of you are vegetarians and I'm not trying to start a debate, that's for sure. But this is a good read for anyone. It's not necessarily a pro-meat, anti-vegetarian book. It's really just a good source for learning more about how food is produced and grown in our country, the economics of food and how our bodies digest and use different types of food. 

The woman who wrote the book was a vegetarian for 20 years and then started doing her own research.  She now eats meat, but is very careful about the quality and the source.

I love reading books like this. I think the more information we have the better in deciding not only what to eat for the body we have, but where to buy our food and who to support. All so important. And I'm just so grateful there are people out there willing to do the extensive research to educate the rest of us! If this topic is up your alley, I hope you pick up a copy. I think you'll enjoy it.