Category Archives: Home & Garden

Umbra Grassy Organizer: $9.50

Whimsy yet functional. Cute yet practical. I could go on, but I’d rather cut to the chase: how cute is Umbra’s Grassy Organizer?!  In a sea of eyesore home organization doodads, this is a standout. It makes me smile just looking at it.

I love the New York Times’ recommended use for it: a toothbrush holder! No more worrying about if your toothbrush’s girth is too much for a standard holder. Brilliant.

I want one!


Ikea “Blomster” Vase: $2.99

Ikea Blomster Vase

I’m LOVING the bright palettes permeating the fashion and home fashion worlds this spring! Lime greens, azure blues, lemon-y yellows, bright reds and oranges… So fabulous! I’ve managed to amass quite a collection of clippings, taken from catalogs and fashion magazines, for inspiration. Seeing it is making me want to go crazy and paint my house radical colors, to my husband’s dismay. Not that I would… but it’s fun to think about it!

I guess I’ll have to settle for something a little more subtle, like Ikea’s “Blomster” vase in celadon green. So cute! Pop a single red flower in there (red and green are complementary colors, after all), and voila! Spring has sprung.

Method Leather Wipes: $5.59

Method Leather Wipes

I can’t promise this will be the only time I blog about Method products. Simply said: they rock!

Method Leather Wipes are my best friend in the winter months. Come to think of it, they’re pretty great year round, too. When the winter weather deals its nastiest, I love to have these on hand to wipe the salt and crud off of my leather shoes. They come in a flip-top cannister and are loaded with moisturizing, leather-friendly stuff. They’re a lot like baby wipes in look and feel. And as a bonus, they’re biodegradable.

Oh, and Leroy says they’re great for getting bulldog drool off of leather car seats.