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Kate Quinn Organics Dress

Cannot get over how adorable Kate Quinn’s organic cotton dress is for baby girls?!? Perfect for Easter, a garden party, or just because.

Organic Bamboo Board & Glass Dome

Tis the season of springtime parties with artisan cheeses, crisp local wines, and garden fresh fare. Show of your eco home style with this elegant organic bamboo composes a circular cheese cutting board covered with a beautiful glass dome to keep your fromage fresh. Stylish bamboo-handled utensils–a fork, knife and spatula–complete the set. Available at Nordstrom $44.

Adirondack Chairs ~ The Generation Line

We have been lounging on our eco-fabulous Adirondack chairs by C.R. Plastic Products every day possible this spring.  These ergonomically designed chairs are as comfortable as they are stylish.  The Generation Line is plastic, but not the flimsy, lightweight, stackable chairs that are seen on most decks.  They have reinvented the classic wood Adirondack chair into a green product crafting it with solid “plastic lumber” that will last for decades.  Of course this just isn’t any plastic being used, it is unwanted material that is destined for a landfill, but instead being recycled into a sturdy plastic.  This also means that the end-user doesn’t have to worry about splitting, cracking, rotting, or peeling wood that the elements would have on traditional Adirondack chairs.

You can choose from an array of 15 different designer colors and styles. We chose the gorgeous bright orange that is not only my favorite hue, but it pops against the green garden.  It was easy to assemble with two people and the You Tube video the company posted to assist makes it even more simple.

C.R. Plastic Products has created beautiful, functional designs from recycled  plastics since 1994. Their eco-friendly operation has expanded from a small family business to selling their eco-friendly products worldwide. Creating new goods made from recycled materials helps to conserve finite resources and lessen our waste.  As we, at Living Aware, have advocated to our faithful readers, if we all purchase recycled products we all keep the green cycle turning.   We are elated that C.R. Plastic Products shares our same ideals.  We appreciate their quality, hand-crafted, maintenance free, durable, environmentally friendly products and their chic, classic design.  If you’re in the market for outdoor furniture, this is the place to go.

Woolly Pockets

Last spring we were looking for an exterior planter that we could hang around the deck railing.  We wanted something modern that was eco-friendly that would last more than a year or two without deteriorating.  The Woolly Pocket was the perfect solution for our garden.

Woolly Pockets are made from 100% recycled PET that is created into a breathable felt allowing for moisture to evaporate and the roots to air prune. The sacks hang easily from any wall or railing to create a beautiful vertical garden.  Woolly Pockets are made in the United States and come in a variety of colors like peacock, black, chocolate, and green.  For interior pockets, the Reservoir  system has military grade moisture barrier keeps the wall dry from watering and moisture in the soil. 

For the Seattle climate we opted for the No Reservoir system that allows excess water to drain. We used the peacock-blue  Wally Three and two of the Wally One pockets to wrap around the deck to add a vibrant splash of color.  After a hard winter the pockets still look great and we couldn’t be happier.  The No Reservoir pockets for your exterior gardens are on sale and free shipping is offered for any order over $150


Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard – Jessi Bloom

I am so inspired to not only create a Jessi Bloom garden, but to add a flock of feathery friends to it. Pick-up her recently released Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard for your own eco-friendly beautiful garden.

Mini Melissa ‘Furandinha’ Mary Jane Flat

How adorable are these Mini Melissa ‘Furandinha’ Mary Jane Flats. The top of these little shoes are adorned with the cutest colorful cherries on top of a flexible, fruit-scented mary jane fashioned from waterproof, vegan-friendly PVC. A soft insole keeps little feet happy, and an adjustable hook-and-loop strap allows for easy-on, easy-off wear.

Stella McCartney Eco Tote

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Stella McCartney tote for spring. The structure, hue, and eco-fabulous faux leather shapes this gorgeous tote into a clean, pure silhouette. The shiny logo plate adds signature polish. Bring on the sunshine and color!

Veggie Fajitas

INGREDIENTS:Veggie Fajitas
2 teaspoons cold pressed organic olive oil
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
2 organic green bell peppers, sliced
2 organic red bell peppers, sliced
1/2 organic white onion, sliced
1 cup organic crimini mushrooms, sliced
1 Jalapeño or serrano pepper, sliced
1/2 a taco seasoning packet
Whole wheat tortillas
Plain Fage yogurt (sour cream substitute)
1 Avocado
Optional shredded cheese

In a large frying pan over a medium heat, saute olive oil and garlic. Let the garlic saute for 2 minutes, stir in the green and red bell peppers and jalapeño. Let the peppers saute for 2 minutes, stir in the onions and taco seasoning. After two minutes add the mushrooms to the frying pan and stir well. Cover the frying pan and cook until all of the vegetables are tender.

Serve with tortillas, Fage, avocado, and optional cheese!

Channeling Spring in Toms

We cannot wait for the warm weather, sunshine, and all of the adorable fashions that it brings. Case in point these adorable Correa Sandals by TOMS. Completely vegan and eco-chic. Available at Nordstrom.


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