Monday, September 29, 2008

Neecy Designs

Who knew I had a neighbor who can not only can make a killer scone but can sew absolutely anything! Well Neecy, of Neecy Designs, can! Today I was given a sneak peak of her latest designs. A fabric covered head-board, side tables made of salvaged materials then covered in chic fabric, fabric wall-hangings, and pillows galore. I have included some pictures of her designs. She is local and does custom orders as well. Interested? Stay tuned for her contact information....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Charleston Green Fair Today

Don't forget to check out the Charleston Green Fair today from 12-6 pm in Marion Square! Green products, information, and sustainable restaurants will be featured at the event. Fun for kids as well. Find out how to be more environmentally aware in Charleston.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Waste Free Lunch Box

Check out this great lunch box from Kids Konserve. It is completely waste free. The system includes a sandwich sack, 2 stainless steel containers, a stainless water bottle,organic cotton napkin, and sack to carry it all. Their web site is full of ways to decrease waste and protect the environment. If you have ever been to lunch at your child's school you know how much gets mindlessly tossed in the trash. This is a great way to get kids involved in conservation, let them set the example in the cafeteria. Knowledge is power!

Monday, September 22, 2008

DIY modern storage cans - UPDATE

I am still working out the kinks so be kind....

Here are some pictures of the  first cans I made today. I still need to add ribbon to the pink one, but part of me likes the simplicity. I will attempt the larger cans tomorrow. Stay tuned for more pictures....

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Aluette’s Cafe - Organic local food

This past week I had the joy of going to lunch with a dear friend of mine. Living downtown she always knows the best places to eat. Most of the time they are tucked away and off the beaten path. So on Thursday we heading down Reid Street to Aluette's Cafe. A tiny peach building is the home of an absolute gem. Think local, organic, healthy, yummy food with a touch of soul. The cafe was packed at noon, so I suggest getting there early for lunch. They do have an outdoor patio so now that fall has arrived it would be an ideal spot to dine. 

P.S I was especially inspired by the voter registration forms placed right by the door, just in case you need one....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Modern DIY Storage

As you know I love new and innovative ways to store things. Recently I came across these great DIY storage cans on Design Sponge. I thought I would give them a try with some beautiful paper from Lesesne on King Street. The shop located on upper King has a beautiful selection on modern paper that will work perfectly. If you have not been in and love stationary it is the place to shop. Yummy candles, beautiful table linens, and lovely paper all in one shop. I will keep you posted on the storage cans as the project progresses. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Updates on Lap Top Lunches and Meal Exchange

Here is the low down on the Lap Top Lunch Box and my neighborhood meal exchange. First of all I love the Lap Top Lunch. Zero waste and because the compartments are on the small size the kids eat everything I pack. Having 5 compartments also promotes variety. I can pack a fruit, veggie, snack, and sandwich. Best of all the kids love them. One more plus is that they are flat and keep their backpacks flat minimizing the bulk. 

Now onto the meal exchange. Three weeks of meal exchanging has proved successful and fun. We have all tried new foods and the kids have learned they like the unexpected. The exchange has saved time, money, and energy. Cooking once instead of three times has freed up time to spend with family and decreased my stress. My goal has always been to simplify and this fits right in. If you are interested in the details let me know. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Upcoming Show at the Real Estate Studio

Bloom' in Art Party to Benefit Art Programs in High Need Schools

On November 7th, 7-10pm, Bloom' in Art will host a party at The Real Estate Studio, 214 King Street, to benefit art programs in local high need schools. 

The mission of Bloom' in Art is to "grow local artists" while donating a portion of the proceeds to art programs in local schools. This traveling art show, featured in the Post and Courier,  will have the work of local painters, potters, textile artists, and jewelry makers on display. It is a great way to purchase art while supporting local schools. Light food and beverages will be served. 

The Real Estate Studio, 214 King Street, Charleston. Friday, November 7th, 7-10pm.