Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
On a positive note, I thought I'd share this pretty photograph I recently purchased for a client. It's going to be a large scale image! I love the color and graphic quality of Dahlias. For more wonderful floral images visit Flanders Field here via Etsy. The photographer has been a delight to work with...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita, in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Pencils of Promise is a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. Sadly, there are more than 75 million children in this terrible situation worldwide.
Last December, the Pencils of Promise team visited a small village in Laos and by July 2009, they had built a new school for the village children who started attending classes on September 1st. This month, Pencils of Promise will be opening their third school and they hope to open the doors to education for more children in 2010.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking for your help today on behalf of these children. Just think of the enormous impact we could have if each person who reads this post donates just $1.00. If you are willing and able to give more (35.00 buys shelves for a classroom, $50 provides pencils for one year, $100 provides a teacher’s salary for three months and so on), it would be greatly appreciated. We are in the midst of the giving season and hope that you will find it in your heart to make a donation to this worthy cause today. You can opt to donate via PayPal if you prefer. Every little bit helps and together, we can make a difference!
http://www.pencilsofpromise.org/ and click on the "Get Involved" page to donate!!
If you would like to stay informed about the difference Pencils of Promise is making, be sure to become a fan on their Facebook page.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for supporting a wonderful cause!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
You can never own too many pretty votive holders. I scatter these all over the house when I entertain. Mothology
I am loving these Bento boxes! These are usually used for Japanese sushi, but why not tote any number of snacks to the beach or park with these cute, colorful carry - alls. Plasticashop
Monday, December 7, 2009
I apologize for the lack of posts! I've been busy with work, teaching, motherhood etc. I have seven weeks until my baby arrives so I'm feeling a bit of pressure to WRAP things up in my life!!
I just love inspiration boards, don't you? I can't wait to have my board + office photographed in the beginning of January. It's almost finished, it's just too dark in my office for me to capture with my digital camera. I'll be back tomorrow with an "under $50" gift guide!
Image: I can't recall where I grabbed this one from - feel free to email if you know! thanks.