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Fly Eagles Fly

Well, it’s been just about two years since my last post. No use in catching you up in all that’s happened. Hint: it’s a lot! My ‘baby’ is two. I now live in Philly. We bought a new house! So many more updates with so many more exclamation points!

But, the one thing that brings me back to the blog is that The Eagles are in the Super Bowl! The eagle has landed! The whole city is seeing green (with accents of silver, black, and white). We’re the Emerald City of Oz. The excitement is palpable.

I don’t typically associate the NFL with fashion, especially since they seem to believe that all women want to only wear pink v-neck options in honor of their favorite teams.

So, here are a few ways to be a stylish fan:

Stylish options inspired by Super Bowl 52. The Philadelphia Eagles!

  1. Diana Was A Birds Fan Tee / 2. RAEY – Dropped-shoulder wool-blend blanket coat / 3. DIPTYQUE – Colored Figuier Candle in Fig Tree / 4.  Green Marble Coasters (No better place to put your beer) / 5. Foles-gers Blend from ReAnimator Coffee (all proceeds benefit The School District of Philadelphia) / 6. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea By Rose Carrarini / 7. 1988 Authentic Philadelphia Eagles Sweater / 8. New Balance 996

*Note: I prefer the vintage Kelly Green color!

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Earth Day

I happen to love the planet upon which we live. I even like it’s color scheme: 70% ocean blue, 25% gritty caramel crust, and a sundry 5% beautiful sulfurs, gems and other colorful carbons and chemicals.

Whole Earth CatalogThe Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools (1971)  The WHOLE EARTH CATALOG functioned as an evaluation and access device. With it, the user should know better what is worth getting and where and how to do the getting. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Published regularly from 1968 to 1972, this tome led the counterculture back-to-the-land eschewing industrialism. 
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Although the Earth has seemingly been around for 4.54 billion years (but who’s counting?), Earth Day was only first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by more than 192 countries each year. We humans were a little late to the game of terrestrial appreciation.

Earth Day 2014 from The Walkup featuring Aesop, West Elm, Great Dane and more!

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Modern Flower Child Giveaway

Meet Sarah of Modern Flower Child boutique on Etsy. She creates handmade, real flower resin jewelry. She work with resin and nature to make unique flower bangles that mimic the style of the early 1970’s.

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In the Pacific Northwest, USA, where Sarah’s shop is based, every bit of any flower or foliage, leaf, grasses or twig that is picked is used and not wasted. Every ant or bug that accidentally comes with her flowers is saved. Even the jewelry that does not meet the criteria to be in her shop is given away as charity.

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Sarah is the daughter of two hippie parents and had access to many pieces of vintage jewelry as she grew up. Inspired by her mother’s handful of flower lucite bangles from the 50’s, she began experimenting with her own creations. Each bangle at Modern Flower Child is made by hand and not a machine so tiny bubbles, bumps and slight imperfections are part of the unique characteristics of the jewelry. Don’t these golden rule inspired treats look simultaneously modern and ethereal?

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Jewelry in her shop pays homage to the vast and infinite qualities of nature. No two leaves are identical, no two plants are the same, the world is unique. She uses green Cedar, purple Lilac flowers, peach Rose petals, fern, pod seeds, dried moss, tree bark, and tropical stems. The variations in hues, textures and earth-tones are stunning!

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NOW A RESIN BRACELET CAN BE YOURS!

GIVEAWAY: Modern Flower Child Resin Jewelry via The Walkup

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Good luck!