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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Michelle Romo: Crowded Teeth

Okay- so I saw this posted by HOW magazine on twitter but I couldn't resist to share on my blog! I am in love with these bags and accessories by Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth blog (and check out her 1 project a day 1 year....very cool stuff!) They will be available, along with many other goodies, at Loungefly in Spring 2010. I know I am not alone when I say "I want one!" (or many!!!) Mark your calendars, people!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Bedroom of Dreams...

It is by happy chance that I stumbled accidentally upon Shawn Lovell's site this morning and totally fell in love with her work. She works with metal creating functional pieces of art that are just absolutely gorgeous! So for the time wandering her site, looking at her portfolio, I escaped reality for a moment and imagined my bedroom at home being finished and furnished by some of her fine work. Taking a nap right now sounds absolutely blissful. After a late night working on a project, I definitely could use a few more hours of rest. But how sweet my dreams would be to sleep on that whimsical tree bed...I want it so badly.

Paired with the bed, I think that the bird chandelier would also look awesome.

And I know that it's a wine room door, but I was thinking how beautiful this would look if it could be designed as french doors that enter into my bedroom. It just completes the picture in my head.

Natural colors with jewel-colored accents...I'd be in heaven! If I am sleeping, please don't wake me. I'm loving this dream I am in.....

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sending HOPE In The Cards

I don't know what I was doing, why today is the first day I have heard of this but I think it's too cool not to share with others! This is the Week of Hope, from Sept. 1st-7th. I heard about this awesome site that is all about sending HOPE called Hope Is In The Cards. It's about encouraging people to send out handwritten letters or cards, offering messages of HOPE. And actually, there are a lot of retailers out there (find one near you!) that are supporting this cause, offering free postage. And if that isn't awesome enough, Cardstore.com is also offering a special promotion until Sept. 8th that allows you to send a personalized card to someone FREE. How can you beat that?!

And you know, in these dark times that so many have had to face, it's hard to have hope and see that light at the end of the tunnel. And when you are faced with things like trying to figure out where to come up with the money to pay the mortgage payment, buy food so that your family can eat, have utilities so that you can have things like a running fridge, showers, lights and heat...it can be tough to find optimism and keep faith. When I have on my own worry hat, it's hard to think about anything else. So I think it's so important to share with others how much they mean to you, how important they are, share with them the things that you see in them that make them shine!

For more inspirational ideas for doing NICE everyday, please check out OperationNICE! Give some HOPE everyday!