Is it Spring yet?

I may have jumped the gun on the whole "spring has sprung" idea seeing as it was snowing yesterday! I may have to wait for local blossoms to bloom before I make such claims again. To tide us over for now, here is a lovely image of one of my favourite spring flowers, the trillium, via SewerDoc on Flickr.


Pink Rooms

When I first started dating my boyfriend he was sharing a fabulous old house with an eclectic mix of musical and artistic housemates. While we were away from the house he was surprised to hear me tell someone about the pink living room walls. He had never noticed.  I might be tempted to cut him some slack for his less than stellar powers of obervation seeing as the walls were partially obscured with art, books and musical instruments if it were not for the fact that they were, afterall, bright pink! This photo reminds me of the living room and of falling in love.

I have nothing against pink walls and may one day find the courage to create a pink room of my own. What do you think of these pink beauties?

(images - First two via Domino, Last two via LivingEtc)


The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff pretty much sums up what I learned while studying environmental science, chemistry and sociology for four years. If you have just twenty minutes to spend improving your life and the world around you then use it to watch and understand this video. Show your kids, show your parents, show your friends. Thanks Annie Leonard!


Spring Fever

Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods and amongst (among?) other things it brings spring dresses to mind. But I've kept my dress lust strictly RF (recession friendly) - these four beauties are on sale. Maybe I could have just one. . .?

Bitter and Sweet

Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill which devastated Alaska and unfortunately we're still not quite sure how to handle these type of disasters. On a happier note it's my big brother's 34th Anniversary of Life.

Happy Birthday Kevin!