Thursday, December 30, 2010

BGB Joins Boston Blogging Community

Boston Bloggers - "A Swanky Little Spot for Blog Friends and Events" has added BGB to their list of boston blogs! So, thanks to Kinsey Michaels for adding Boston Green Blog to the list, and I look forward to seeing how other bloggers in Boston engage their readers!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

5 Things to do with Unwanted Gifts

Christmas is over. (boooooooooooooo). And you may have gotten everything you wanted, or a bunch of junk that you don't know what to do with now. If you have some Christmas gifts that fall into the latter category, here are a few quick ideas:

1. Make some $$$ by selling online. Ebay and craigslist are your best bets.

2. Donate. Especially if it is clothing, it is good to donate during this time of year when so many can't afford heat.

3. Bring it to a Swap event with The Swapaholics or trade it online at

4. Host a Yankee Re-Gift Swap. Extend the holiday party season and hopefully you'll end up with something better than what you started with.

5. Give them to meeeeee! hehehe

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Decor in the ADKs

I was thrilled when I stumbled across these photos on Habitually Chic because I'm headed to spend part of my holiday vacation in the Adirondacks myself. Adirondack decor is so earthy and homey --- but still stylish (Seriously, these photos came from Vogue).

Happy Holidays everyone, and enjoy the snow!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Contacting Me!

BGB has a new e-mail address!

Please send product reviews, event announcements, comments, questions, and concerns to

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inspiration Book

I write a lot, and I want to make sure that I have fresh, fun, and relevant content. One way I do that is by cutting out ideas from magazines and newspapers and taping them into my "inspiration notebook". That way, when I get writer's block, all I have to do is flip open my book and I have a bunch of great ideas right there.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BGB is Named a Top Design Blog! has named yours truly as one of the World's Top 100 Design Bloggers! Wow, I have to say, I was a little surprised, but very flattered.

As if you needed another reason to read BGB, now you can say you are reading content by one of the world's best DIY, home improvement, and design writers. sweeeeeeet.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Natalie Portman Inspires Vegan Dior Shoes

     Natalie Portman is a strict vegan, and so does not wear leather. So when Natalie Portman was chosen to be the new face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume, Dior designed a vegan pair of shoes to wear during her photo shoots and filming campaigns!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BGB Update

I just added a "follow" button to my blog! If you like what you see on on my Boston Green Blog "BGB" so far, and want to keep up with my bite-size portions of sustainable design & style, then I encourage you to become one of my followers.

Haha, so far I am the only one following myself, but I've seen a nice increase in traffic over the past couple of months so hopefully you guys will keep up-to-date with my writing from now on by following.  Yay!

Oh and to keep up-to-date with ALL of my writing, please join my Green Living facebook group.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How to Spot a SLU Girl in Boston

     The wintertime always makes me a little nostalgic for my college days up at SLU. SLU is 5 miles from the Canadian border and can get insanely cold, which is why SLU somehow breeds a unique culture - a culture where warmth & comfort reign supreme. I was pretty much unaware how different SLU culture was from maintstream America until I realized how easily I could spot SLU alums. So here are my top 10 ways to spot a SLU girl in Boston:

10. She is frequently rockin' brown leather boots -usually Frye brand- instead of heels. Once the temp dips below 30, she trades in her stilettos for boots and laughs at the city girls who get their feet all cold and wet in the snow.

9. She likes whiskey and beer. While she has no problem with vodka or tequila, nothing keeps you warm in the winter like Jim or Jack!

8. She enjoys country music. (On Saturdays at Johnny's you are sure to find some SLU alumni. Its country night!)

7. She skips the coat check and hides her jacket somewhere in the bar.

6. She wears patagonia.

5. She travels with a flask or with a beer or two in her purse. After living in Canton where your average bill for the whole weekend was about $10, she tries to cut costs by bringing her own drinks. Sometimes this does not end well.

4. She rolls deep. SLU kids always travel in packs...or at least meet up in packs at the bars. Even kids that weren't really friends up at school all hang out together in the city.

3. She frequents dive bars. SLU girls are not usually the "clubbing" type. Instead, they like sports bars with cheap beer and a small dancefloor. Examples: Coogans, An Tains, The Point, Stats, Southie Beer Garden, etc. When she is up for a more intense evening she will hit sports bars with a bigger dance floor like The Harp, Johnny's, or The Grand Canal.

2. She doesn't use umbrellas. I'm not sure why, but no one carried an umbrella at SLU. I think it is because it was just too windy for it up there. Instead she has a serious raincoat.

1. Cardigans. SLU girls always wear cardigans. Layer, layer, layer!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Big Discovery: COCO ECO Magazine

I can't believe I haven't discovered this e-magazine earlier! COCO ECO is a gorgeously put-together magazine of environmentally minded fashion. Published bi-monthly since 2008, COCO ECO is bringing awareness to the fashion-savvy.
I already know that this website/e-zine is going to be the inspiration for a lot of my writing for MeridaHome and Examiner in the months to come.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

RRR: This Dress is Yesterday's News


This photo shoot by Amy M. Phillips and Fairlight Hubbard, entitled Extra Extra Paper Doll shows that the stuff in our recycle bins can also be high fashion. Yep, this is a super-stylish way to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.

See the rest of the photos at Ecouterre