Thursday, July 8, 2010

news sweat shop

news sweat shop

Yet another Reason I want to go to Paris!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

LauPre � Quick Cashmere Knee Sock Recon

LauPre � Quick Cashmere Knee Sock Recon

So in love with these socks. Look closely, they are long and soft and luxurious like a pair of cashmere socks should be.


However, they are totally green and cheap, which makes this perfect for me! These socks were made from a thrift store sweater and sewn quickly on a sewing machine, though I am positive that you could hand sew them, (I still haven't learned to sew :( ) Follow the link to an awesome tutorial on LauPre's blog. I don't know that if I have said it before, but being green should not have be expensive by any means.

This proves my point, perfectly.

Getting (re)Started

I have been saying for the last year that I need to get the blog back up and running, and for a while now, I have been waiting for my sister to help me. I have been using this as an excuse to not to get to work on this.

Because of my slacking, I have missed out on several cool opportunities to blog about. The most recent one was the Green Long Beach Festival. It was May 22nd, 2010, and I was the event organizer. It would have been pretty cool to show the work and progression over the months, but I was being a lazy ass.

I will do a blog or several about what was there and have links to different sites of people that contributed.

Now that I have another post done. I am going to lay my butt back down and go to sleep, since I got 3 hours of sleep last night!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Has it been almost a month already?  CRAP!!!
I hate the way that life gets away from you .  I have been running around with my youngest son, ans I have been taking pictures of the coolest things to post on here, but yet, I never got a round to posting them.  --Bad girl!!

I wanted to post on here something before I forgot.   At Earth day, I went to the earth day celebration in LA, with the kids.  While we were there, we came across a booth, selling "The inconvenient bag."  As I walked past them, I thought about how I had at least 5 bags at home, and how i did not need to spend $10 on another one.   As I was leaving, I was enticed to come over and talk, and I was very impressed with what I saw.  

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our First Post

Hey Guys
Welcome to our New Blog, Fabulous in Green ( and black).  I thought that since both my sister and I are making consistent efforts to live a "green" lifestyle that maybe we could blog about it and give our input.  I know that right now being "green" is becoming kind of a cliche.  Everything is "green" and "natural" and "organic", and a lot of that is marketing.  Even though I love that manufacters are now  doing something to make an impact(or a lessor one), I am afraid that it something that is going to be  a forgotten trend, something similar to Low-carb and riboflavin*.

In fact, when I talk about my lifestyle, I try to never use the word green.  I just tell people that I began to make changes that enables my family to leave less of a mark. 

Even though I have contiously enbraced this lifetstyle, it is not something that I go around bragging about self-rightously.  I still have a LOOOOONG way to go.  I mean, there may be times you may catch me running into Target and carrying out a plactic bag because I forgot one of my baziilion bags at home.  Or buying things that I don't really need.   Or any other innumerable instances.  The point of me doing this blog is to examine what I have done and to explore what I can do.   

It is my hope that this blog does well and achieves the goal of setting up a dialogue and inspiring each other to do better.  

I promise the tone of my next blog will not be as somber.  I like to keep it light, but I wanted to stress my issues and set the stage for things to come.  

Now lets go make some change!!!!!!!

*(I am posting a 90'sqoute from the Dave Barry in regards to riboflavin, I am looking for the article in it's entirey, but for now enjoy the excerpt)When I purchase a food item at the supermarket, I can be confident that the label will state how much riboflavin is in it. The United States government requires this, and for a good reason, which is: I have no idea. I don't even know what riboflavin is. I do know I eat a lot of it. For example, I often start the day with a hearty Kellogg's strawberry Pop-Tart, which has, according to the label, a riboflavin rating of 10 percent. I assume this means that 10 percent of the Pop-Tart is riboflavin. Maybe it's the red stuff in the middle. Anyway, I'm hoping riboflavin is a good thing; if it turns out that it's a bad thing, like "riboflavin" is the Latin word for "cockroach pus," then I am definitely in trouble.