Friday, July 31, 2009

New Texture Photos

The "Grate" photo would make a very awesome print on a skirt.

Another Find From!

Get creative with these crêpes and fill them with your favorite jellies, sauces, chopped fruits, syrup, or sugar. These can be served as breakfast or dessert. Delicious Crêpes

1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry
1/4 cup soy flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups soy milk

  • Mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Pour in the soy milk and combine. The batter should be very thin.
  • Heat a 10-inch non-stick crêpe pan over moderate heat, and spray with non-stick spray. Pour in about 1/4 cup of the batter, tilting the pan so that the batter covers the bottom with a thin coating.
  • Cook until it is browned from underneath and starts to pull away from the edge of the pan. Carefully flip it over and brown on the other side. Serve hot.

Makes 3 servings

Good Read...

Sophie Uliano has an 8 "simple step" solution to living your fabulous life a little... greener. Gorgeously Green is an easy read full of great advice about everyday living. Check it out!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Check them out, Hunter Wellies in so many colors!!!

Feeling Magenta?

I just watched an episode of The Golden Girls and Blanche had a little name for a feeling that is a little bit of everything... not quite blue - because you're not all that sad; not quite green with envy, not all that scared - so not quite yelleo' ... MAGENTA!

I love it! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whiter Teeth

Twitter is fantastic for great info, here is an article by Karina Timmel from

"The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from coffee, red wine, and dark sodas. While it’s no replacement for a bleaching treatment at your dentist’s office, “this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile,” says Adina Carrel, DMD, a dentist in private practice at Manhattan Dental Arts in New York. “Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”

You need:
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) Carrel says you can apply once a week."

Monday, July 27, 2009

And Now For The Furniture...

Check out Patricia Baby And Kids for all cute things to accessorize the baby room.

Kids Have the Cutest Clothes...

... and thanks to this New York designer, their clothes are even cuter! Pink Chicken utilizes lightweight, colorful fabrics that are perfect for the little ones. If you're buying for your kids or as a gift, you will not go wrong.

An Informative Re-post from Naturalist David Mizejewski

10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

  1. Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that can hold water.
  2. Share this advice with your neighbors. Mosquitoes that emerge in their yards will easily travel to yours.
  3. Empty and refill birdbaths every few days. It takes a minimum of about a week for the metamorphosis from egg to larva to pupa to winged adult to be completed, so this eliminates any chance that your birdbath will serve as a mosquito nursery.
  4. Attract mosquito predators. Add plants to water gardens to attract frogs, salamanders and dragonflies and put up houses for birds and bats. Fish feed on mosquito larvae, just don’t release goldfish or other exotic species into natural areas.
  5. Don’t use insecticides or put oil on the surface of bodies of water. This kills beneficial insects and mosquito predators and causes air and water pollution.
  6. Mosquito Dunks” that contain natural bacteria that kills mosquitoes can be added to water gardens without harming fish, birds or other wildlife. (Closely related insects, some beneficial, could be affected though.)
  7. DEET-based repellants are effective but if you want to avoid synthetic chemicals, aromatic herbal repellents also work if applied frequently.
  8. Avoid going outdoors at dusk, which is peak mosquito time, or wear long sleeves to minimize exposed skin that could be bitten.
  9. Bug zappers aren’t effective against mosquitoes. Zappers do kill thousands of beneficial insects a night.
  10. Mosquitoes are not strong flyers and the breeze created by a fan is often all you need to keep a patio or deck mosquito-free so you can enjoy the outdoors.

Hot Outfit!

Nice plain light colored top, dark colored [gunmetal or charcoal] tailored cotton or wool shorts, high heel pumps, bangles and a super cute head scarf. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beautiful Amber Necklace

I just had to share! This is an amazing piece of jewelry made of authentic Baltic amber.

Dirty Nails

Recently I fell in mad love with a new nail polish color: Gunmetal Grey. The problem is that it is a dark color and it stains nails. I asked my manicurist if she could prime my nails with a clear top coat and then apply the gunmetal gray. It worked! My nails looked perfect and once the color came off my nails were not stained. I don't know why they ever stopped doing that.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Return From My Hiatus.

I am back, traveling through Europe proved to be very inspirational and motivational for me. One and the most exciting new idea is my new blog, [yes, another one] that will be dedicated just to inspiration. There will be no words, just photos. Check it out in a few... :)