COLOURlovers™ is a resource that monitors and influences color trends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use color - whether for ad campaigns, product design, or in architectural specification - a place to check out a world of color, compare color palettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews.

Here's how it works, find a photo, illustration, etc. and upload the source to this website. It in turn pulls every color in the palette of the picture and gives you the exact color and the CMYK or RGB numbers to replicate the color to a T! Upload your picture and have fun!

Wanna Swap?

Did you know there are all sorts of places to swap items on the web?
Check these sites out! I haven't tried any of them yet but am dying to try!

For your Clothing needs there's... (http://www.dignswap.com/index.php)

For Books and DVD's there's...


And for all other things there's always
This is the Craig's list for free stuff!

Let me know if you try anything from these sites. I'd love to know how your experience went.

Darling Little Placemats

Need something to make your boring old table settings pop? Check these cutsie things out! I've been reading about many people using these for weddings. But I think this would be a great addition to even the simplistic of dinner parties! (http://www.delight.com/PopMats-Darling-Recycled-Paper-Placemats)

Number Four Isn't Bad


There is no mistaking it, something is happening in Chicago! Check out what Sustainlane had to say about our fine city.

"When environmental officials send you a several-pages-long "Bird Agenda" for their city, you know they've got all their little eco-ducks in a row. Long-serving Mayor Richard Daley is committed to making Chicago a healthy and attractive place for all creatures great and small, and for residents and visitors alike. The mayor has had greening on his mind since he first entered office in 1989, implementing progressive and sometimes controversial measures. He's planted about a half-million trees, removed traffic lanes in favor of green medians and bulldozed a downtown airport, putting in its place a 100-acre park. Under the mayor's leadership, Chicago has become known as the "Green Roofs City," with carbon-sequestering vegetation covering more than 4.5 million square feet of rooftop. In September of 2008, Mayor Daley took his commitment to combating global warming a step further: he released an aggressive carbon emissions-cutting plan that includes changing city building codes, installing huge solar panels on municipal properties, and retrofitting low-cost housing complexes to reduce water and energy use. If the plan works and the city successfully cleans up its air, it'll be high on our list of places we seek refuge after the Big One hits San Fran."

Way to go Chi-town! I love this amazing city!


The Incredible Teastick

I gave up caffeine a few months ago and have developed a love for decaffeinated teas. I found this super fun tea accessory called the tea stick!But how do you use it...?And Enjoy!!!!(http://www.gamilacompany.com/index.html)

2009 Calendars

I love going calendar shopping! There are some really cute ones out this year. Check these out....


Cleaver Hooks


I am really digging these cleaver hooks! I think what draws me to them is that you can use the hook and put items in the cup.
Check out the amazing Supermarket. There are some cool things to look at!


Hanger 18

How cute is this store?!? Tucked away in Lincoln Square is this adorable little store, Hanger 18.
Every time I need to buy a unique baby gift or want a cute accent for a room I head over to Hanger 18 for the perfect find.
Don't live in Chicago but like what you see? They have a modest online store, check it out!

What's your Color IQ?

This is a fun little game to see how well you can distinguish hue variations. I got a 4, what did you get?


For the Parent Types

It's official I have 2 non-parent friends left! So, for those friends of mine becoming parents for the first time check these out. I love them!

"It’s your turn…no it’s your turn...no it's YOUR turn! This funny, reversible pillowcase set is the perfect way to help sleep deprived new parents avoid late night misunderstanding about who’s turn it really is. Embroidery on one side reads: On Duty; on the other Off Duty...just don’t forget to turn over the pillow."

How Sweet

(Rar Rar Press - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=64791)

OK, I admit it...I am overly obsessed with Etsy!! Here's my silly routine: check my email, check Facebook then off to Etsy.

So, here are my newest favorite pieces of stationary. These artists are amazing! Check them out! (Pistachio Press - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5192289)

LOVING the extras from SATC...LOVE it!


I'm a HUGE fan of the blog world! I've been following a couple dozen for awhile now and decided it was time to get off the sidelines and join in on the fun! I've been told I need a theme for my blog but I can't decide so how about just things I like and find interesting.

This should be fun....and I can't wait!
To start it off, here is a designer I am so loving! Orla Kiely...great fabric and now great furniture.


OPRAH answer your phone!!!!
Today is a new day!


Trying not to be bothered.....