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  • Winter Decorating with More than Just Winter Whites

    December 3, 2010

    We’re expecting our first snow tomorrow night. Large, lovely white flakes. And typically, when you think of winter, you think of those winter whites and gray skies. But just because it’s dull and dreary on the outside, doesn’t mean it needs to be on the inside. Here are some¬† bright whites with punch and colors…

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  • Eco-friendly alternatives to everyday conveniences.

    August 6, 2010

    In our effort to save the earth, many of use have turned to recycling and eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products that fit into our lifestyle. Cloth napkins replacing paper towels, handmade laundry soap versus chemical laden detergents, and reusable grocery sacks in lieu of plastic grocery bags. However, there’s one thing our busy lifestyles are…

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  • Don’t let August bite.

    August 2, 2010

    The school season and the lovely fall colors are right around the corner, but right now we’re stuck in the hottest part of the summer season. Temps here in Southwestern Virginia have already been in the high 90’s and low 100’s through most of July, so I’m leery of what kind of heat August will…

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  • When guinea pigs fly, smiles happen.

    July 18, 2010

    Who cares if plain old pigs fly; what we want to see is guinea pigs fly! When Guinea Pigs Fly is a shop that celebrates the completely adorable but sadly often overlooked and misunderstood guinea pig. Humble, squeaky, fat, always hungry and so cute, When Guinea Pigs Fly is owned by artist Lesley of Burlington,…

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  • Scents so right.

    July 3, 2010

    I love fragrances, but I think my favorite fragrances of all are those that are related to foods or places in some way. One of the top ten handmade places I’ve shopped for handmade fragrances online is Modern Atelier. I originally found this shop on Etsy. However, it has since moved on to it’s own…

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