Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer…
how about a cold one?

Summer Beverages

We’re prepping for the season with a series of posts – Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer. C’mon in, the water’s fine and the living is green!

Summertime and the living is… thirsty! Picnics and cookouts and barbecues and beaches and more. Sunny days and warm nights mean outdoor parties and all that play in the hot summer sun is thirsty work! Lemonade and sangria are summer stand bys, but there are plenty of other choices out there for refreshing warm weather treats. We’ve got some ideas that will quench that thirst; they start out kid friendly and then we offer a grown-up twist. Fill up the pitcher, grab yourself a glass, pull up a chair and let’s enjoy the summer nights! Continue reading

perfect picnic…
sustainable summer fun!

perfect picnic

Picnic weather has arrived and what could be more green than a simple meal enjoyed in the great outdoors? Whether you’re picnicking in a local park, hiking into a remote location or just spreading a blanket in your own back yard, summer time is perfect for picnics and we’ve got some ideas to make yours extra special.

Why not have some fun and create a theme picnic? It’s easier than you might think, and you don’t need to resort to disposables to do it. Grab your picnic basket and let’s go. Continue reading

dreaming of a sustainable summer… grilling green

Grilling

We’re prepping for the season with a series of posts – Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer. C’mon in, the water’s fine and the living is green!

The grilling controversy rages on. Which is better, charcoal, wood, gas or electric? Is grilling even good for you? Is it good for the environment? What’s the best way to grill? Cooking out is a staple of summer, and done right, it is indeed a very green choice. You’ll often use less energy, plus avoid heating up the house (and increasing your need for more AC) by cooking outside. How to grill green? Continue reading

balanced and beautiful…
a little feng shui for good design

Feng Shui

For some, feng shui is an easy roadmap to decorating their home; to others, it’s a mystical thing that makes no sense. For everyone in between, it’s easy to get confused by the often conflicting articles about using feng shui in your home. Literally translated, feng shui simply means “wind water” – more abstractly, it’s about balance, harmony and harnessing the positive. And who can’t use a little more of those things in their homes? Think of this as feng shui for the skeptic, incorporating the concepts of feng shui into the fundamentals of good design to create a livable home that is as balanced as it is beautiful. Continue reading

dreaming of a sustainable summer… patio prep

Patio Prep

We’re prepping for the season with a series of posts – Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer. C’mon in, the water’s fine and the living is green!

Memorial Day is almost upon us, that means the official start of the summer season. It’s time for backyard barbecues, pool parties and dining on the terrace. Is your outdoor space ready? Continue reading