Mid-Mod Bedroom: It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Green Room in a Box, but there’s no time like the present to get started again, right? Today’s room is sponsored by one of my all-time favorite companies for eco-friendly home decor, Amenity. The design is a heavy mix of old and new that meets somewhere in the middle for an eclectic, but sophisticated look.
It’s about time things started getting back to “normal” around here, whatever that is, so without further adieu, here’s a post a wrote weeks ago that’s just been itching for me to hit publish.
I’m not a one retailer kind of gal. I promise I’m not. I like to shop around at a variety of stores — both online and in the real world — to find the best of the best, and the greenest of the green. But when West Elm keeps making beautiful, eco-friendly products, I can’t help but return again and again. Seriously, if anyone feels like getting me a post-holiday gift, just shoot me a sizable gift card to West Elm and I guarantee you’ll make me happy. Their new eco-friendly offerings are so gorgeous that I couldn’t pick just one to feature.
The last post here at Green Your Decor wasn’t exactly the happiest one I’ve ever written. However, it was something I felt I had to write. This post isn’t all rose petals and rainbows either, but I feel equally as compelled to ask for your support for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
It’s hard to imagine what they are going through. One 7.0 earthquake was enough to literally shatter their world to pieces, but a second tipping the scales at 6.1 has rocked them to the core. An earthquake of this magnitude is life-changing no matter where it happens, but the abject poverty that existed in Haiti even before this disaster has certainly amplified its effect.
Things have been a little slow around here lately, I know. This is due in part to the holidays, but of late, there is a much more serious reason for my absence. I hesitated to write this, but there’s no other way to explain it than to just say it.
Last week, my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.
It’s still hard to write that word. It’s even harder to say it out loud, because it feels like that will make it more real. But as much as I wish I could turn back time and change the diagnosis or deny it altogether, this is what we’re facing. Every time we think about what her tiny body is doing to her, it breaks our heart a little bit more. This is pretty close to my worst nightmare come true.
First of all, Happy New Year everyone! For the last week or two, I’ve been taking a much needed break, taking it easy and enjoying my family in a way that I haven’t been able to in a long time. Now it’s time to get back to work! This year, I have decided not to make any New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not that I don’t have goals I’d like to accomplish in 2010. It’s just that when I make resolutions that coordinate with the start of a new year, I tend to let them fall by the wayside before March 1. Sometimes before February 1. Instead, I’m just making a list of things to do that I’ll cross off as I go. I’ve already begun to tackle a couple, but one of the major points on my list is to get our home better organized.