So I made it to Ikea (Vaughan) yesterday... Thanks due in no small part to Simon and Elle II (Simon's new hatchback).... Thanks again you two :)
It was a bit nuts. Again, sorry Simon and Elle II 0: ) I suggested that we go close to close, since I clearly had a list in hand. And we were not only going to stick by it, but find all the items on my list with absolute delusional Ikea ease. Riiight. Simon's mistake? Agreeing to my convoluted plan! Going close to close works if you've got two to three items on your list... It does not work if you've got over half a dozen!
The bad news? Simon and Elle II may reconsider ever offering me a lift to Ikea again ;D That and Ikea Vaughan was out of BABORD, the affordable ($6.49!) made of untreated but renewable material (wood!) and holds 8 shoes... was completely sold out :(
The good news? While I didn't get the shoe racks, I got everything else on my list... Including 4 cork boards! Yes 4, and yes, Simon did look at me like I was insane when I said and grabbed 4. BUT I've got a less convoluted plan for the cork boards, and when I'm done I'll be sure to showcase 'em here ;) Best of all... Came in on budget! Woohoo! A feat in itself considering it's ever ridiculously tempting Ikea, right? Well, I think so :)
Inspired by Lindsay's "Today I decided to wear my organic cotton t-shirt that states: Hug the Earth. It's my gentle way to remind people that I love the earth, and they should too!" Today's eco-do me: Speading some special eco-love and awareness with these awesome eco-cool tidbits:
1. DesignerJots found out from friend Joanne that a certain talented gorgeous down-to-earth Canadian actress was sporting a seriously ecoFabulous paper accessory in New York the other day. Can you guess who?
Check out DesignerJots' recent post here to find out ;) Possible hint, according to Joanne, not only is she just super ecoStylish and talented, she's genuinely trying to make a difference with two of her girlfriends. Check out one of my fave new bookmarks, and the actress' ecoProject: GreenisSexy.org
2. Another new bookmarked fave? ecoki.com The exciting part? ecoki's Editorial Director Laurie recently contacted Mark to do a review of Ecojot's apparently "gorgeous stationary!" How super eco-cool is that? Check ecoki out. To say they're ecoGreat is an understatement.
In fact, their recent article "Beware of greenwashing and false claims" is a must-read for any eco-savvy consumer. Proudly I'm pretty certain after reading the article that Ecojot is among those 2% products that are genuinely greenwashing sin-free! Now that's something to smile about, especially if you're a proud owner of an Ecojot notebook, or in my case notebookS like me ;)
So while, I don't have a Hug the Earth t-shirt, I do believe it might just get warm enough to wear one of the spring/summer Preloved dresses I bought at the their recent Sample Sale!!!
Happy Friday and Bon Weekend! While I don't typically blog on weekends, I'll do my best to squeeze in two bonus days of chances to comment more and increase winning odds ;)
Whatcha doing today to "Hug the Earth?" Comment below to increase your odds of winning a special Ecojot Earth Day prize pack valued at over $50! Need more details. See original post here.