Category Archives: Great Things

Solar Powered Radio

Headed to..

Solar Powered Radio

Solar Powered Radio

the beach this week and wishing I had this solar-powered radio. It plays for seven hours after being fully charged from a hand crank or the sun. Portable and adorable to boot!

Photo: Brook Farm General Store

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Healing Spices

A gift..

Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD

Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD

from Rene and it’s priceless.  Healing Spices is by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, a professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who has done a ton of research in the field and documented the health benefits of 50 spices for us.  From everyday to exotic spices, these powerful substances boost health and can help to beat disease. The book is really easy to read (from front to back or skip around to what’s relevant) and includes a bunch of recipes too.  Can be found at Jackie’s Savory Spice Shop. Be proactive – get it and use it now!

Photo: Amazon

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Great Things – Giving

Today’s..

Food4Africa

Food4Africa

boon lott's elephant sanctuary

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary

Lange foundation

Lange Foundation

post is being directed to our guest hunter’s list of true great things. Organizations like Food4Africa, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary and The Lange Foundation are all about doing some good. These picks from Olivia are truly inspiring and are not to be missed.

Photos: Food4Africa, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary/ Katherine Connor, Christa Thatcher Photography

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

We’re..

off to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend – taking some trips, out on adventures, relaxing, enjoying the people we are with and leaving our computers behind. Have a great long weekend and see you back here on Tuesday!

Photo: heltenkelthosmig, found via  Dust Jacket Attic

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Paper Accessories

These..

Shoes

Shoes

paper accessories called SIWA (pronounced shiwa) really caught my attention. The collection includes totes, shoes, hats and more that are all water-resistant, don’t rip and are very strong. They are designed by Naoto Fukasawa and developed by the Onao paper company. If you are curious to see more they can all be found here.

Tote

Tote

Photos: Sweet Bella

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Cleaning a Wine Decanter

Now..

Wine Decanter

Wine Decanter

I might be the last person to be clued in on this, but I did not know you shouldn’t use soap to clean a wine decanter. The soap can affect the taste of the wine (oops sorry Nick)! A family friend informed me that to clean one, fill it about a 1/4 way with warm water, pour in about a tbsp of salt, swirl it around and that should do the trick. Good to know, thanks Maria!

Photo: Better Living Through Design

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Mini Instagram Stickers

Genius..

Mini Instagram Stickers

Mini Instagram Stickers

idea from Printstagram! Everyone is sharing their instagram snaps these days (we need to jump on the bandwagon), so who wouldn’t like to have their fabulous photos printed into tiny stickers? So much fun. Love love love!

Photo: Printstagram

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Seasonal Flowers: Spring

Flowers..

can brighten someones day, they really do liven up a home and surely lift the spirits of someone who really needs it. I always get confused as to which flowers are in season when, however I do know the ones I love most are ranunculus. Lucky for me, they are in season now (from February to May). I did a little digging, and found this guide which is a great reference. After taking a look, it seems that Spring definitely brings about some of my favorite blooms. I’ve got a soft spot for cherry blossoms, sweet pea, lily of the valley and peonies. And what better way to display these flowers than by putting them in here!

Photo: threetwentyeight

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Color

Bringing..

Citrus from YYP

Citrus Salad

you some colorful great things this fine Saturday. Above Citrus Salad from The Yummy Year Project.

Go Gently Baby Jumpsuit at Darling Clementine

Tangerine Jumpsuit

Go Gently Baby Jumpsuit at Darling Clementine.

Yellow Brogues

Yellow Brogues

Yellow Brogues at Send A Raven.

Caroline Wright Blue Hole

Blue Hole

Caroline Wright, Blue Hole.

Quorra Ballet Flats

Quorra Ballet Flats

Quorra Ballet Flats at J.Crew.

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter by Heather Armstrong.

Photos: Olivia Lin, Darling Clementine, Peter Evans, Caroline Wright, J.Crew, Amazon

4-Way Rubber Bands

Very useful..

4-way rubber band

4-way rubber band

to have handy. The 4-way rubber bands from lollipop are great for holding, well pretty much anything together. They work to keep papers tidy, jars closed or even as a fun gift wrap option. Comes with 20 bands in various colors and sizes. Get ’em here.

Photo: lollipop

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