♥ Color Tip ♥
When choosing color for your walls, look at each swatch separately. Each color affects the way another color appears, so when you look at a color fan deck, or multiple swatch card, you aren't getting a true representation of how the color will appear by itself on your wall.
Don't forget to also look at your colors in day and night light or you may find yourself with an unpleasant color surprise after painting!
Looking for a good set of organic cotton sheets? I’ve had the honor of reviewing a set from the Magnolia Organics Dream collection over the past year. One year later, they are still my favorite sheets and are holding up very well through all the wash and wear. No pilling.
I was interested in comparing information with other organic sheets from major retailers so I chose the collections at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. I’ve listed several categories and how each brand answers to them.
While Magnolia is currently online ordering only and you don’t have the benefit of seeing the color in person before you buy, I do have to say that I feel their overall mission, level of environmental commitment, and quality of product is superior to either of the major retailer brands.
Do you have organic cotton sheets from Magnolia Organics, Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond, and what do you think?
Dream Collection – Magnolia Organics
$64.99 – $84.99
300 thread count, GOTS certified.
low impact, no harmful chemicals
Khaki, chocolate, gold, white, moroccan blue, blue mist, dark grey, sage, french vanilla, blue.
India. Cotton purchased from small organic farmers in India, and shipped to a certified organic textile mill.
Fair Labor Environment
Seed to shipping practices for low impact.
Reusable tote bag packaging, entirely recyclable packaging.
http://magnoliaorganics.com/mission.html – easy to locate information.
Very favorable. Read more…
Simply Organic – Bed Bath and Beyond
$69.99 – $99.99
250 thread count. 100% organic cotton, GOTS-certified.
No information given on dyes. Could be chemical.
Grey, taupe, natural, green, blue.
Imported. Doesn’t say where from.
Completely recyclable and non-toxic peva plastic wrapping.
Some think they are the best ever – or the worst ever.
Fair labor practice standards
Rather impressive environmental practices, including recycling shrink wrapping from warehouse shipping, though hard to locate on Company website. Have to swim through the company policy at bottom of website.
Sheets not carried at all locations so call before you travel. You can buy them online as well.
$27.99 – $53.99
325 thread count. Organic.
No info given on dyes. Could be chemical.
Blue, light brown, green floral, grey, ivory, purple, purple floral, salsa, red, tan, white.
Made in USA or imported.
Cloth bag that you could re-use or re-purpose. Recyclable cardboard.
Nothing about Fair Trade. They do promote fair working conditions.
As many corporations are doing, they are working on their environmental commitment, including sustainable products.
Information hard to find – have to swim through the company policy at bottom of website.
Some think they are the best ever – or the worst ever.
I love love love this 100% organic cotton pin tuck duvet from West Elm. On sale now from $79.99 – $99.00!
Comes in 7 colors – my favorite is cream. It even has the interior ties to keep your comforter from sliding around inside the cover.
Love it! And, West Elm now has a local store in Westlake, just west of Whole Foods on Denny. Go check it out!
Which is YOUR favorite duvet?
Keeping your space feeling fresh is great for inspiration, romance, and general overall feeling good. I have committed to keeping fresh flowers on my altar to keep my home feeling fresh. They add a special touch and energy that can only be experienced.
Terra Bella in Greenwood has a large variety of organic flowers that are oh-so-pretty!
What one thing can you do to keep your home space feeling fresh? Please share what you do with our readers!
Have a blessed day-
Love this pillow find at Simplicity Decor in Kirkland. A and his staff find the best stuff for their home and gift shoppe on Park Lane.
There are more pillows with other sayings too. Go check them out and tell A I sent you!
Sometimes the simplest changes make such a difference. Take that piece of art you are ready to chuck in order to free up the frame for another piece of art. Wait! Is there any part of that art you might re-use?
Give old art a new look
For this client, we simply placed a new piece of egyptian art over the top of the bird art, thereby covering what she didn’t like and adding something she resonated with, without having to purchase anything new!
- Lay one piece over another.
- Keep the matte board and frame to use with another work. You can even paint or cover with fabric, the matte board to use in another framing project!
I love the stats helper monkey at WordPress! I got an email sharing how my blog did in 2010, including fun, interesting and helpful factoids, as well as the overall most popular posts and referral sources…Gives a gal a good idea of what to write more about.
2010 Fun Facts, Most Popular Topics at EcoKind Design
Read on if you’re interested to read the fun factoids they included and what was most popular in design at EcoKind Design in 2010! Read more…
Burien Home Slipping into Puget Sound
In the height of the Thanksgiving storm, Burien Art Community Pillars Dane & Kathy’s Burien hillside home broke from its foundation and began to slide towards the Sound, breaking with it the gas and water lines.
With an amazing feat of love and support, despite the snow and holiday, community all over Seattle rallied to rescue their personal and sentimental belongings, in the few hours before their home was condemned by the city.
Insurance claim is NOT being covered
Recipients of Burien Community Leader Award 2009, Dane, Kathy, and their unreplaceable belongings are safe. While they are now in temporary housing, with everything in storage, this challenging journey is far from over. Much support is needed to carry them through this life trial. Allstate is not covering their claim for their house, which they are going to be able to save afterall.
As you can imagine, the restoration of their home is not a low-cost project, and without the funding from their claim, Dane and Kathy are left to their own devices to make it happen.
How YOU can HELP!
This is where community continues to come in, where we support our own, whether you know them personally, or simply share living in this fabulous area together. It’s opportunity to Pay It Forward, or return the karma where you have received help in hard times. We are family.
Donate to the Dane and Kathy Disaster Fund
Funds go towards re-securing the home, repairing the breakwater walls, the broken pipelines, etc. On top of all that, they still have to pay their mortage, daily living expenses, and so forth. This adds up to quite a hefty sum.
Every penny helps…so even if you can only donate $1 or $5…that matters! 100 people donating $5 = $500.
Other Helpful Things
Things maybe not needed but helpful and nice, especially when under so much stress:
- Body work and other healing therapies.
- Spa services.
- Other things/ways you can think of to help? Leave comment here…you never know!
How to Donate
Community member Brian Wise is converting Amazon payments into PayPal. Contact him at: brianmwise AT gmail.com
Credit and Debit: Burners without Borders website. Just click the Paypal button…you don’t have to have a PayPal account.
Dane & Kathy – Reasons why we love them!
Independance Day 2010
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Thank you for caring and supporting community. It matters. Your kindness and generosity always comes back to you!