Archives for April 2012

Eco Friendly Earth Day Finds on Bobbi’s Buzz

Show:  The Today Show
Segment:  Bobbie’s Buzz
Date:  April 20, 2012
Theme:  Earth Day Eco Finds

For the Earth Day edition of Bobbie’s Buzz, Bobbie tried to find eco-friendly things that were both stylish and eco-friendly.

Her first find is from an Etsy seller that reclaims old stiletto shoes, and turns them into planters for succulent plants.  You can find them at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/giddyspinster

The next item she showed were pens that last up to seven (yup, 7!) years.  Bobbie states that 100 million pens are discarded every day. I don’t know about ‘discarding’ them,  but I sure lose a lot!  Anyways these are from Seltzer Goods.

The last item she showed was: My Blue Eco Drinking Can.  For people that like the feeling of drinking out of a can that they can open up.  They are resealable containers that look like cans that you can fillup with your drink, but seem like you are drinking out of a can.  They come in different colours too, like black, red green, and the blue shown.

To see the video, check it out here:

And Bobbie’s website is www.bobbie.com

 

 

Bright Colours for Spring Decorating

“Flip! for Decorating” author Elizabeth Mayhew was on the Today show on April, Friday the 13th, to discuss runway trends making their way into the home with bright colours.  Elizabeth suggested the trends are:

Neon

Elizabeth says the key is a pop of colour.  “A shot of colour is a great way to move your eye around a room”.  She had gorgeous hot pink chairs.  She suggested using them as a way to update a dark wood table.

Lace

A modernized version has been blown up to see the large pattern.  Instead of an old fashioned look from lace curtains,  Elizabeth suggested using a bright colour behind the curtains so the lace pops.

Bold Patterns (Ikat)

So mixing and matching colours and patterns is in. Lots of Big, Bold Patterns, including a lot of Ikat patterns(Ikat is a pattern that looks kind of like tie dye)  I loved the grey and white Pouf (I just love pouf ottomans!).  Elizabeth suggests sticking to accessories for patterns and leaving the big pieces neutral.

Colour Blocking

To mix colour blocking right,  keep within a single colour palette,  and then add a shot of contrasting colour.  She used teal and blue sheets on a bed with a bright orange pillow.

 

Some of the sources she used were: West Elm, Target, wayfair.com, Anthropologie, Garnet Hill, Container Store, Ikea, ABC Carpet, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Dwell Studios, Z Gallerie, Urban Outfitters.

 

You can also get the book if you  want:

Flip! for Decorating Book on Amazon

As Seen on TV Products for Summer from The View

Okay, I think we all kind of get sucked in when watching informercials.  I know I am always like,  “Oh,  I never knew I needed that!”.  On the Friday the 13th of April episode of “The View”, Chairman of the Board of AsSeenOnTV.com, Kevin Harrington, brought some of those products that you see on TV.

1) The first product up was the Grill Daddy Heat Shield.  Made so you can grill and flip with ease without burning your hands. It was kind of cool, it had a big fish flipper that you could turn over fish, a handle that telescopes out to protect you from the heat, a thermometer on the end so you can cook to proper temps and the coolest part was interchangeable blades.  Unfortunately, it didn’t really say that the pieces were sold separately.  I think they should have mentioned that  🙂  It would probably make a cool Father’s Day Gift if your Dad is a Grill Master, or at least wants to be!  Get it from Amazon

2) Then they showed the Total Pillow.  I have seen this at lots of places, it just doesn’t look that comfortable!  You can get the  Total Pillow on Amazon, but it seems to have terrible reviews.

3)  Next up was the Magic Mesh door.  Whenever this commercial comes on I always make fun of it.  The guy’s voice just cracks me up.  But this is a product I actually am planning on getting.  I just moved into a condo (from a house that had built in A/C) and it gets soooooo dang hot in here!  My A/C bill is gonna be so high, so I want to put this on my patio door.  “It’s not magic, It’s Magnets!”
You can also get Magic Mesh Door Cover on Amazon

4) Wuggle Pets are supposed to be a make it at home version of a “Build-a-Bear”.  They call it “An adorable baby pet that you bring to life yourself.”. It is just an empty plush toy that you fill with stuffing. They are pretty small.  This might be okay for VERY young kids. I do kind of think the Unicorn is kind of cute tho….. You can get the  Wuggle Pets Starter Kit on Amazon.

5)  Then there was the Shove It.  The claim is:  “The Shoveit roller removes unsightly messes quicky, easily, and efficiently. Its unique design means no more expensive tape refills so it’s ready to use whenver you need it. Simply rinse in warm water and tuck it away until next time.”   You have probably seen the commercials featuring Vince Offer (ShamWow, The Slap Chop) for a similar product, The Schticky.  I have the original one, Mr. Sticky.  It works okay,  I especially like the small one, I keep that in my bathroom as a lint remover.  The problem is, for stuff like fur or hair,  you need to really rub it with your fingers to get the stuff off.  It does NOT come off easily under running water as shown in commercials/demonstrations.  Here is where you can get a Mr. Sticky (but it is red, not blue)

6)  Finally,  the CString.  This kind of creeped me out.  I loved the look on all the girls faces after they thought it was some type of headband, AND THEN they found out what it is.    It is an underwear-ish thing.  you just kind of, slip it between your legs and you can umm….  have no panty lines?   You should probably just see The C String on Amazon.  I just think – ICK!  And it doesn’t even look comfortable!