Friday, February 10, 2012

Fun Friday: Crafty Valentines

It's getting close. That fateful day where we share love, candy, and words of affirmation. Valentine's Day is Tuesday and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite ideas for fun alternatives to the regular valentine day card.

1. The Candy Alternative by Saltwater Kids (see directions here)


2. A Crafty Book for your honey by PaperVine (see directions here)


3. Something Fishy by Faboolous (see directions here)


Happy Loving!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Getting green, literally

While we often talk about green weddings, it dawned on me that there was an actual green element we might have been missing...plants! So today is dedicated to incorporating natural lush greens such as succulents, grass, herbs, and vines, to truly make your wedding green. 

These delightful green plants have roots, stems, and leaves that store water to survive long droughts. They make great favors since they require limited amounts of watering and survive for long periods of time when placed in windowsills with great light. Not to mention, they can add a great earthy green tone or even a gray-blue hue to any color pallet. 

By:            Beautiful Bridal                               Heavenly Blooms                          Santa Barbara Chic

Fresh Herbs:
From thyme to basil, jasmine and mint, herbs add a burst of fragrance and a rustic natural feeling to a tablescape or bouquet. Place them in a silver pot and send them home with your guests to add to their garden or incorporate into dinner next week.

By:                  The Wedding Dish                                                               Aislinn Events 

                                                                        Kate Miller Events

While outdoor events will naturally have a grass element incorporated, there are other fun ways to use earth's natural blanket. 

By:        Wedding and Cakes                        Simple Perfect Weddings                    Wedding Bee

Happy Greening!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Eco-Monday: Treat your dog to day?

Let’s admit it, despite their cute smiles and floppy ears, a smelly dog can be kinda embarrassing for any pet owner. Luckily there is Happytails, a canine spa line that is not only healthy for your dog but also healthy for the environment. Their entire line of products is made from all natural ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal for your itchy dog, ordenone (all natural water soluble ingredient) for a smelly dog, and parsley extract for bad breath. 

The company ensures high quality ingredients and excellent customer service so that you can get any product you need for a happy and healthy dog. The bottles they use are made from post-consumer resin and the stickers are from FiberStone, a paperless product which avoids the use of trees. This company really covers the gamut of products any dog could need to treat themselves to a day at the spa.  The site showcases various testimonies, including “What can we say but WOW. We love your products.”