Plenty of sweets come through our offices on a regular basis (it’s an occupational hazard of working here) and it’s nice to have other alternatives to choose when the cupcakes are out on the counter. NatureBox recently approached us about trying out their service that brings healthy snacks directly to your doorstep. You can choose the snacks that come in your box, but all of their products are made with wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. That means: no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and no artificial colors. We’ve been keeping them in an easy to reach spot and it’s been such a life saver during our work days – especially when we’re tempted to stray from our healthy habits. We LOVE the Lemon Pucker Pistachios (so good!) but the Dark Cocoa Almonds have been disappearing quickly too. NatureBox has a variety of sizes at different price points so there’s an option for everyone. And right now, they are offering 50% off the first box for Oh Happy Day readers (that means the box is only $10!) Just use the code HAPPYDAY when you sign up. (Valid only on 1st month’s box. New customers only.) A subscription for healthy snacks? What a good idea! Thanks NatureBox.
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Photos by Paul Ferney
1. I’m obsessed with these genius food valentines by Erin Jang for Paperless Post.
2. Beautiful present toppers on Julep.
3. Brittany made this amazing oversized heart chain.
4. ban.do‘s new collection is awesome. I love their It Girl Bobbi Pins!
5. Such fun heart pillows on DesignLoveFest!
Even before we moved into our house I had been eyeing this green sofa (1) from Room and Board. I hesitated to order it because it was supposed to take over three months (I don’t have the patience for that!) and also it was expensive and there were other more boring things that were begging for my money (paint, electrical, new windows.) I finally went in to order it a few weeks ago and discovered it had been discontinued. (Apparently you can still custom order it but they increased the price $800!) I was mostly annoyed at myself for not paying attention but couldn’t bring myself to pay more for something that was significantly cheaper just a few weeks before.) That little turn of events has ignited the Great Green Sofa Search of 2014. Once I got my heart set on emerald green I couldn’t think of anything else. Here are some of the sofas I’ve been looking at:
I actually purchased the second sofa (2) last week (long and low cheap mint green sofa!) but after seeing a fabric sample in person discovered that it is more of a blue than a green. I was so sad it wasn’t the right color.
The third sofa is really beautiful (3) but I realized after looking at it for a few minutes that it is literally the exact same sofa we have but in green (they are both made by Crate and Barrel.) No go. I can’t handle having the exact same sofa so I continued my hunt.
The fourth sofa represents my Craigslist search for something vintage. I’ve been looking for a really great vintage sofa with nice lines I can reupholster. (It’s all I do in the evenings these days. ) I’ve run up against two problems there. 1. I haven’t found the right fabric yet. (My designer friends say I need to go to the Design Center to look.) And 2. By the time I spend money on a sofa, fabric, and upholstery it’s getting much more expensive than a new sofa. If I could find a cheap fabric and a great deal on a sofa it is more competitive. I’m still considering this option but waiting for the fabric and sofa to fall into place.
I also considered this IKEA sofa (5). The price is right but something about the legs bothered me and I couldn’t do it.
The last sofa I considered was this Room and Board sofa (6). I liked the lines and the silver legs the only thing is the tufted seat and cushion. Someone told me once to never get a tufted sofa as your “practical ” sofa because it isn’t comfortable. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for but am getting really serious about my hunt. Do you know of any great green sofas? I’m looking for something modern, with personality, clean lines about $2000, and comfortable. Any suggestions? Where are you green sofa??!!!
Paul and I finally had the chance to go on our third date with HowAboutWe for Couples this month (see our first and second dates here & here.) I really wanted to try the Edible Excursions Tour at the Ferry Building here in San Francisco. I know the Ferry Building really well (I used to work on the top floor!) but it’s been a while and a bunch of new places have opened up in the last few years. It was so great and we had such a good time! If you haven’t heard about them yet, HowAboutWe started as a dating site but now they also plan awesome dates for couples! I love that their dates are so out-of-the-box – and help us get out of our dating rut of going to the same restaurants. It has seriously been a game changer. I would also love to sign up for this ceramics class or this trapeze class! They just launched in Los Angeles too and they’re adding new cities all the time. If they’re not in your city yet, it’s free to sign up and they’ll contact you once they come to your are. Click here to get $50 off your first date — perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day, really! (expires 4/30/14)
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Photos by Paul Ferney
These custom Valentines Day cards are the perfect solution for Mom’s who want to do something special with their kids for Valentines but don’t have the time. Pear Tree Greetings creates custom Valentine’s Day cards through their site. It’s super easy and affordable. I loved browsing through all of their new Valentine’s Day options: they have photo cards, classroom valentines for kids, stickers, and even address labels. But, we ended up choosing these awesome classroom cards for our kids (although, these photobooth ones look fun too!) I love that they were so easy to personalize with photos, and it was fun to pick different color schemes for each of our kids. Valentine’s Day is in less than 3 weeks, but there’s still plenty of time to order your cards in time before then!
Here are a few of my other favorite classroom cards from Pear Tree Greetings. Which style do you like best?
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Photos by Paul Ferney