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Lustables: Artisan Father’s Day Gifts From MAKR Carry Goods

Don’t panic: your excuse for being late is, “artisan takes time, dad.” It’s a bit late for Father’s Day shopping now, but let’s just pretend that it isn’t. If you haven’t picked out that perfect something yet, meet MAKR’s wallets, eyewear sleeves and iPhone cases (if dad is hip like […]

The Brits Go Shwopping

  British retailer Marks & Spencer and charity Oxfam create a giant Union Jack from unwanted clothing as part of their new scheme to get customers “shwopping.” It’s quite a banner year for the British—the Olympics and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Lots of reasons to celebrate with the Union Jack […]

The Biodynamic Bouquet

When I was living in rural Washington state, one of my favorite things about those beautiful country summers was driving by the small family-owned flower farms. For months I’d enjoy the stunning array of tulips, lilies, sunflowers and poppies cheerfully lining the winding roads. The conventional flower industry is less […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Flower Arranging in 8 Easy Steps

Ever wish the florist’s shop were run more like a buffet? You could stand in line with a vase in hand and ask for six pink daisies, four orange roses and six yellow lilies. Welcome to the fun-filled world of flower arranging! But, before you break your dependence on professional […]

5 Awkward Relationship Questions Every New Couple Should Ask

How to ask awkward relationship questions – you know, without terrifying him. The stage between “dating” and “exclusive” is the most interesting of any relationship – but it’s also the most intimidating. On the one hand, you know each other well enough to feel comfortable, but not too comfortable (you […]

Clearly Cute and Cheery

When I display flowers, I like to show them off from stem to petal. And these cute Glass Bird vases seem like a very sweet way to show off a few blooms in nooks and crannies that need a little cheer. Mouth-blown to form crystal clear sculptures of a chickadee […]

9 Creative Wedding Gifts for the Bridesmaid on a Budget

Creative wedding gifts for the bridesmaid with a million weddings to go to – and a bank account in overdraft. Many of us have oodles of weddings to attend this summer: Tis the season for U-Hauls full of Kleenex, bouquet tosses, champagne-guzzling… and a plummeting bank account. As excited as […]

This Awesome Bracelet Helps Girls Learn How to Code

Calling all girly-girl pre-teens who love science and technology: There is a new Kickstarter project that will appease both those inclinations. The cool Kickstarter is called Jewelbots. Sarah Chipps, Jewelbots co-founder, created the programmable friendship bracelet to get pre-teen girls excited about coding and help them learn how to code. […]

How to Meditate: A Gift to Give Yourself

There’s no denying that this time of year can be stressful. Learn how to meditate to combat holiday stress and enjoy its benefits all year long. Have you hit the holiday slump yet? The jolliest time of year can bring late nights, a busier than usual schedule, and an imbalanced lifestyle. […]

Bee Cause Project Saves Honeybees, One School Kid At A Time

A new non-profit called The Bee Cause Project is teaching school children about the importance of honeybees and beekeeping. Honeybees are dying in alarming numbers, and unless we find a way to replenish local hives, a lack of suitable pollinators will devastate our food system. For years, beekeepers and scientists […]

A Splash of Fire & Light

There are so many ways that beauty comes from waste, in a natural cycle that we’ve often lost touch with. Compost, for instance, becomes intoxicating flowers and delicious vegetables. The glassblowers at Fire & Light have recaptured the essence of upcycling with stunning gifts and dinnerware made from recycled glass. […]

Oceana Adopt-A-Creature Holiday Gift

Is there an ocean lover in your family? A budding marine biologist, ocean protection activist or surfer? Then we’ve got the perfect eco-gift for you (and them). Oceana – the largest global organization dedicated to ocean conservation – is offering Adopt-A-Creature gift sets to raise money and awareness towards ocean […]

Eco Links to Green Your Weekend

Steven Chu (pegged to be the next U.S. Secretary of Energy) wants refrigerators to become an example for practical, green, forward-thinking legislation. It’s a matter of setting standards – and you can read the full story over at the New Yorker. Rather than wastefully dousing entire newly-planted fields with water, […]

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Summer Lipstick Shades that Work in Early Fall

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but I’ve been itching to start adding fall hues to my beauty routine. So, imagine my joy when I realized there are many summer lipstick shades that can easily be worn in early fall. The following 5 hues are some of my favorites. 1. Bright […]

Cool Down with EcoSalon’s Beat the Heat Box!

  Oh baby, it’s H-O-T outside! Remember back in the thick of winter when you couldn’t wait for this summer heat? And now that it’s here–as glorious as it is–we could all use a little respite from the nonstop sweating, the thick, humid air, and that unrelenting sun! We’ve got […]

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Cool Down with EcoSalon’s Beat the Heat Box!

  Oh baby, it’s H-O-T outside! Remember back in the thick of winter when you couldn’t wait for this summer heat? And now that it’s here–as glorious as it is–we could all use a little respite from the nonstop sweating, the thick, humid air, and that unrelenting sun! We’ve got […]

Get Inspired with Easy Weekend Sewing Projects

Looking to show off your sewing skills, but don’t want to take on a huge time commitment? Sew up one of these easy weekend sewing projects. Want to use your sewing machine for something else besides collecting dust, but don’t have time to start a labor intensive project. Turn to […]

Summer Lipstick Shades that Work in Early Fall

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but I’ve been itching to start adding fall hues to my beauty routine. So, imagine my joy when I realized there are many summer lipstick shades that can easily be worn in early fall. The following 5 hues are some of my favorites. 1. Bright […]