feel-good laundry.

April 14, 2010

Laundry is my LEAST favorite household job. It’s awful. The sorting, the stain-removing, the folding, the putting-away. URGH!

I’m going to sound a bit like a commercial here, but I love Eco Everyday laundry soap! I was sent a few samples, and was pleasantly surprised! The scent is mild and fresh, without being perfume-y. And our clothes came out clean! My daughter is allergic to most scented soaps and lotions, but wasn’t bothered by the natural fragrances in this environmentally friendly soap {they do offer an unscented version too, just in case}. So, even though you may be stuck with doing the laundry, you can at LEAST feel a little better about it!

Eco Everyday explains all about the natural qualities of their soap in their shop.

sweet spring-y pillows.

March 5, 2010

These sweet pillows are from Three Red Apples and are made by a French ex-pat living in Devon, UK…I like her mix of vintage, repurposed, and new fabrics as well as the embroidered words {or chickens!!}. And don’t they just scream SPRING?!!

{thanks to  Bettyjoy’s blog for finding these…I just had to share them here too!}

handpainted porcelain.

February 3, 2010

The detail on the ceramics from Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics blow me away. Each piece is handcrafted and handpainted from a “proprietary fine translucent porcelain” that the artist formulates and mixes herself. Fancy! The vases are so sweet, and priced well, too…$40…and would make a really nice gift for a girlfriend/sister/mom! Love!

off the hook.

January 30, 2010

I found these fantastic screenprinted hooks and coat racks on the blog, purplepinkandorange {always a great place to see some cute indie goods}…they are from Oregon based, The Crosbie. Fabulous patterns and colors, no?

Have a fun weekend everyone!!

handmade brazilian sweetness.

January 19, 2010

Hurrah for the internet!! I just love getting to know gals from far-flung places…like Puppy and Chris from Chria, in Brazil. They are long-time readers of my blog, and have a super cute blog of their own, as well as an online shop. Their shop oozes with cuteness…pillows, purses, scrapbooks…lots of hearts, flowers and bright colors, all handmade with incredible detailing. I asked for some photos, and they sent me the layout above! They also make custom nurse uniforms…adorable!

Everything is so festive…get me out of this freezing cold and off to Brazil!

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