Thursday, June 17, 2010

thank you etsy

Dear Etsy,
I can't imagine life before you. You have thinned my wallet, added texture to my wedding, provided simple thoughtful presents and most of all allowed me to creatively define my style. Almost everything I have ordered comes with a personal note from the hands behind the craft and it makes it that much more special. From my wedding guestbook, shoes, cupcake wrappers and jewelry and Alex's groomsmen gifts to moms birthday present and my thank you notes, life's little details feel so much more meaningful.

All the best-

Here are some of my favorites...

(Lucky Accessories)


(Stuff made from Stuff)

(Millburn Design)

(Buy Some Love)

and lastly my friend Heather's shop...

(LilyBird Shop)

Friday, June 11, 2010

40 dollars of wonder

So this apparent "wonderbar" is all the rage in the skin industry right now. Well that is according to various blogs/websites and the like so I figured I would give it a whirl. My years of baby oil lathering and no regard for sunscreen are since past but the damage has slowly started to set in. I will give an update in a few weeks after using it every day and let you know if its really what its all cracked up to be.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

my favorite poem

In time’s a noble mercy of proportion
with generosities beyond believing
(though flesh and blood accuse him of coercion
or mind and soul convict him of deceiving)

whose ways are neither reasoned nor unreasoned,
his wisdom cancels conflict and agreement
-saharas have their centuries, ten thousand
of which are smaller than a rose’s moment

there’s time for laughing and there time for crying-
for hoping for despair for peace for longing
-a time for growing and a time for dying:
a night for silence and a day for singing
but more than all (as all your more than eyes
tell me) there is a time for timelessness


Saturday, June 05, 2010

Visualizing it... - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

It might be easier to donate money when you watch the expanse of human life taken in minutes, and we watch the babies and the mothers look for the result of concrete crashing on top of humanity on the news and in our papers. But the gulf is no different. It will be a slower death, to the birds and the fish, the beaches and the proud jobs of fishermen as the spill engulfs livelihoods, families and futures. Im ashamed of BP as we all are, and there are many fingers we will spend years pointing at, but now it is about action. The ten extra dollars we spend at the grocery store can help clean the muck off dolphins, and attempt to prevent the more than 227 sea turtles that have already perished.

Click here to donate to the National WIldlife Federation.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

1 month to go....

"Pencils Down" screams my inner dialogue but in reality its hard to give up the wedding blogs; force fed information that gets me through the day till I can get home and change my mind a hundred times about details few will remember from a 5 hour party. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself, but Ive tried to slow down now because I almost dont want it to happen. It will be over so fast and I will have hardly punctured the wedding list by the time we hit our first dance... I just want to hit pause! But like a freight train on we roll...

This past weekend we went to a fabulous wedding in Pinehurst. The friend wedding troupe was in full gear to celebrate Miss Jane Claire and her new husband Kelly and I have to say I just dont know what I am going to do when wedding season finally comes to an end...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Summer Shoe Fun

obsessed:TOMS shoes wedgesFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

I have been eagerly awaiting the new TOM wedge this summer and today is the day. They are out and the internet is lighting up with traffic. I cant wait to support kids in need and walk comfortably 2" taller this summer in my new fun wedges!

To learn more about the philanthropist behind the craze click here