18May/16

Philosophy: Creative Work Space

As someone who does a lot of writing – blog posts, songs, poems, speeches, workshops, fiction – I have found that one thing that has really “upped” my creativity game is toRead More…

22Jan/16

Product Review: Nail Polish that is really non-toxic

It took me 2-decades, but I finally found a nail polish I can use!!! #HugoNaturals #EmberLiving You can purchase it here http://hugonaturals.com/products/categories/nail-polish Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links atRead More…

29Jul/15

Lush, Beautiful and Low-Water Use Landscaping IS a Reality

I live in Los Angeles where the sun is abundant but the rain, not so much. Or actually, we do get rain it’s just not spread out of the year and it’sRead More…

29May/15

Lamps are like Earrings for a Room

My living room looked good but not “finished.” “It’s missing something,” I thought to myself. I allowed my subconscious to ponder the problem, I find these sorts of things are best solvedRead More…

22May/15

Easy Earring Organization Hack

When my daughter started playing with my bowl of earrings I needed an earring organization option that would move my jewelry out of her reach ASAP.  So I ran to my “miscellaneousRead More…

13Feb/15

Plant of the Day: Ornamental Pear Tree

If you live in an area where trees are breaking out in fluffy white blooms, then you are probably looking at an ornamental pear tree. Where I live in Los Angeles, theseRead More…

31Dec/14

Champagne Bottle Chandelier

Here is a design project you can do with all the leftover bottles you’ll have tomorrow morning! I created this “Bubbly Chandelier” for my (now closed) retail store Green and Greener backRead More…

18Dec/14

Easy Beautiful DIY Magnolia Leaf Wreath

I love decorating my house in general, so of course the holidays are NOOOOOO different. For weeks now I’ve been holding on to an ad from Horchow of a wreath I adored.Read More…

26Nov/14

Beautiful DIY Holiday Table Decor

I love this collection of DIY holiday decor ideas. My go-to table decorations are pine cones that I painted silver eons ago. I love breaking them out every year. https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/10-fast-and-easy-table-decor-ideas/?ref=fp_blog_title

11Jul/14

Great T-Shirt Upcycling Ideas

I love extending the life of raw materials as long as possible! Keep the scraps to use for braiding projects later (like the old fashioned braided rugs.) http://andreasnotebook.com/2014/07/t-shirt-upcycle-tutorials.html#_a5y_p=1961362