Cute Kid Find

NEWSFLASH: Kids aren't exactly environmentally-friendly! They leave lights on. They waste food. They leave the water running. They unravel entire rolls of toilet paper for fun. They would rather go buy new clothes than do laundry. Oh wait...that one's me!

Well...help show your little one how to be a little more green by eliminating plastic sandwich bags, plastic wrap, and juice boxes from their lunch everyday. Goodbyns lunchboxes have 5 compartments and include an 8 oz. drink bottle. They also come with 275 stickers so they can be personalized. Available in Blue or Green at Uncommon Goods for $30.


Bachelor Pad

Cheesy reality dating show lovers rejoice! ABC announced that a new show will feature former contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette living together in a house. Twenty contestants will compete against each other, with one person leaving at the end of each episode. Chris Harrison has signed on for what is sure to be the most dramatic season ever, full of hot tubs, catfights, tequila shots, steamy hookups, and hopefully a little crooning from an aspiring singer/songwriter. The Bachelor Pad airs late summer.


new year, new projects

There is nothing like the start of a new year to give you a fresh outlook on all the things in your life you'd like to change. For me, it was my house. Tackling rooms left unpainted, finally sorting through the endless plastic bins of baby clothes in the attic, clearing the linen closet for room for...well, linens! After the attic and closets were overhauled, I was forced to deal with my dingy-white living room. Here's a before picture:

So, not wanting to trade in my curtains, which I just purchased last year from Anthropologie, or my rug from CB2, I knew I had to pick a color which worked with my existing color scheme of black, white, and yellow. Then I came across this picture on Apartment Therapy:

My quest for the perfect shade of turquoise led me to Benjamin Moore's Poolside Blue. Once the room was painted, everything else kind of went back where it was. I added a little more spunk to my previously-dull photo gallery wall. I found a yellow and white Trey Speegle plate at Anthropologie that I hung on the wall, as well as the yellow chair print I found on Etsy. I am adding two white ceramic lamps from CB2 on the end tables flanking the sofa (which haven't arrived yet!) Aside from the lamps, the room is finished. Take a look:

Here's the opposite wall:

I feel so productive this year already!