Thursday, January 28, 2010

{Wall-Art Fireplace} Small Space Fireplace

A delightful fireplace experience for small spaces!  Perfect for apartments, condos, offices...any room in the house. The Milan Wall Art Sunjel Fireplace will add that industrial flair to any space. No chimney, no electricity, no gas needed.  Heats a room 4 to 6 degrees.

This ventless gel fireplace is a breeze to install; simply and safely hangs on any wall from 2 studs. No wood is needed...uses convenient and clean burning Sunjel Fuel. Flame is 7" to 10" and crackles like a real fireplace.

Durable powder coated steel available in either Levi Grey or Copper finish. The fireplace comes with 2 complementary cans of Sunjel Fuel, and replacement fuel is available in 12 and 24 packs.  Please note: This item does not have a blower.  Dimensions:  24 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W x 6" D
Price: $369
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

{Silk Screened} Burnt Mango Orange Deco Pillows

Texture Pillow Prints. This is a Burnt Mango Orange, 20" x 20" bold, and graphic slip cover inspired by a collection of found vintage art deco elements from many flea market excursions...all rough edges are hand crafted creating a worn look and feel.

Designed to make a statement in any room of your house that needs a POP of COLOR!!! This design is hand silk screened on vintage reproduction barkcloth fabric only manufactured from Full Swing Textiles in the US with Eco-Friendly water based ink.

Pillow prints have a soft hand and a natural canvas matching back with a envelope back enclosure for easy access and washing. Barkcloth only gets softer with age and wears like iron! A super comfy and well made pillow with great attention to craftsmanship and detail. This pillow will last long as you want it and most likely a lot longer!

SPECIFICATIONS: 20" x 20" Envelope Closure with Natural Canvas / Pre-washed
Barkcloth Is Prewashed 100% Natural Cotton Serged EdgesVintage Reproduction Bark Cloth Made in the USA

This item does not come with insert. Please order Separately. Available inserts are all hypo-allergenic down alternative. DRY CLEAN

Dry clean for best results or machine was gently on cold, dry flat. Machine wash insert separately.

Price: $68
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{Rubber Rain Boots} Kate Spade RANDI

Kate Spade never fails to inspire me with something bold that I just can't live without! These pink RANDI rain boots are made of shiny rubber and are topped off with a clever puddle-ready rubber ribbon. These will look good on any foot! 2" heels! (style # S011108)
Price: $125
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{Eco Lunch Box} Personalized

This darling lunch box is a personalized creation from FreckleBox. They have tons to choose from! Early Bird Personalized Lunch Boxes are a lunch box bonanza! These personalized lunch boxes are not only perfect for mealtimes, they’re also ideal for holding all of your kid’s little treasures. (Dimensions: 7−5/8" w x 6" h x 4" d)

Scott and Mark are the 'Founding FreckleHeads' behind the Frecklebox company! That's right... this company was founded by DADS! Check out their About Us page. Both guys dove into the baby making business over a decade ago. You see, as parents, these guys take the job of expanding their children’s minds very seriously. And as business people, they’ve been on a relentless mission to explore the possibilities of web-based digital printing. Presto. Frecklebox was born. Hopefully, a great big Frecklehead family will follow.
Price: $26.95
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Friday, January 22, 2010

{A Utensil for Flinging Food} Zing! Spoon

Don't Look Mom! What kid wouldn't have fun eating with these spoons. Your husband might even like them :)

My friend (Paula) discovered the Zing! Spoon on The Spoon Sisters website. I thought it was just too cute to pass up. Let’s face it, sometimes there is a need to launch your lunch or defend your dinner, and this is the perfect utensil to do it with.

It’s easy to use; simply load up a particularly mushy pea or corn niblet, aim, pull back the spring-loaded handle and watch your food take flight. CAUTION: Food Fights can leave stains on your walls! Comes packaged in a clear plastic box.
Price: $9.95
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

{Take Back the Tap} Tap Water better than Bottled!

I saw this great article about a campaign to tell the truth about bottled water and get Americans back to drinking from the tap! I was intrigued and decided to write about it here on my blog.

The campaign gurus say; "The next time you have thirst, don't unscrew that cap, think about the Earth first, and drink water from the tap!"

College campuses, cities, and restaurants across the nation have pledged to kick their bottled water habits by joining the Take Back the Tap campaign. The truth, they have found, is that bottled water is not generally safer, cleaner, or healthier than water from the tap.
Why have I believed that bottled water was better. Why have I been paying $1 plus for a bottle of water instead of filling up my eco friendly (and cute) water container from my tap. After reading the Take Back the Tap campaign, I am ready to save my money and drink the healthy water. Though, I'm not really sure where my water is coming from (I see the water tower from my country home) but I plan to find out, and that's a story for a later time. Right now, I'm jumping on this bandwagon and saving me some cash. Come on America, the time has come to take back the tap!
The EPA, as well as state and local governments regulate tap water. Unfortunately, bottled water is only subjected to the FDA's guidelines, which are years behind the EPA standards.
Environmentally, bottled water creates a huge amount of waste. Furthermore, it wastes fossil fuels and water in production, releases green house gases, and its components can leach into water supplies and cause health problems. And not to mention what the bottles do to our land fills! ...can you believe this? (wth)

Tap water costs roughly $0.002 per gallon while bottled water can cost anywhere from $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon. The reality is that 40% of bottled water is nothing more than tap water with added minerals.

Every year we fall more than $20 billion short of what is needed to maintain our public water and sewage systems. Congress needs to establish a clean water trust fund to ensure that current and future drinking water supplies are safe and healthy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{Recycled Glass Jewelry} Pink Depression Glass Pendant

I found this website and instantly fell in love with their journey! Bottled Up Designs makes beautiful custom-jewelry out of depression (and thrown-away) glass! Their recycled glass jewelry is handmade in Pennsylvania from antique glass and bottles reclaimed from the natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands. Another really cool part of this company is with every piece of recycled jewelry, you get the history of the beautiful broken treasures. Each piece comes with "The Story of the Glass" detailing what the glass was originally and the approximate age. Each piece is a unique way to "Preserve History, While Helping the Future".

From delicate and lovely antique pink depression glass. The broken pieces of various dishware have been reclaimed and hand cut to 5/8" in width, x 1 1/2" in length, wrapped in sterling and hangs on your choice sterling chain.

The company moto is "Sustainability, in a broad sense, is the ability to endure."

Price: $67
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{Carbon Footprints} Try to Calculate Yours!

Ever wonder what the term 'carbon footprint' really is? Actually it's a measurement of the impact your day to day activities have on the environment and climate change. We saw this Carbon Footprint calculator on another blog recently.

To figure your Carbon Footprint you simply need to answer a few simple questions that take only a few minutes. If you don't like the estimate you get and want to reduce your 'carbon footprint' try some of the following suggestions:
1) Avoid using the dryer. If possible, air dry your clothes
2) Set your washing maching to clean on the cold water cycle
3) Replace light bulbs around your home (and/or office) with Compact Fluourescent or LED bulbs
4) Turn off lights when you leave any room.
5) Regulate the temperature in your house ( 2 degrees can make a huge difference!)
6) Clean and/or replace your air filters on a regular basis. This helps them work more efficiently
7) Turn off the faucet while you're brushing your teeth (will save 25 gallons of water per month!)
8) Carpool!
9) Unplug and turn off all electronics when you're not using them

Hope this helps and good luck reducing your CARBON FOOT PRINT!

{Eco Purse} Small Messenger Seatbelt Bags

Small Messenger Bags. Maggie bags give new life to unwanted seatbelts by creating a sophisticated line of messenger bags and purses! The perfect size for your recycled wallet, organic lipstick, and a half eaten bag of chips. The eclectic brown and pink are like candy…with a beautiful lining in silky lavender, lots of pockets, and light weight. These recycled seatbelt bags will stop traffic…pun intended.

The world wide demand for cars and trucks has left behind an abundance of surplus man-made materials. Each year tens of thousands of yards of seat belt webbing are rejected for the slightest color variation, making the strap useless to the car makers. Designed to be used as a life saving seatbelt in the car, this high quality material is made to last (Remember the crash dummies?!). Great purse to brighten up your winter.

Dimensions: H 9.5” x W 11.5” x W 4.5”

Price: $77
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