Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green- The New Pink?

Gussy Sews is picking a new inspiration each week to focus on- this week- GREEN!

I am not by any means a "green" person, not really one of my favorite colors and not really much of a treehugger- just being honest.

But apparently according to some of my tween daughter's friends, "green rules".
Yes, a lot of them have traded the pretty pink we loved when they were babies for the originality of green. This is my bathroom wall that the husband let the kids draw on, because we will one day completely renovate it.

My daughter bought her friend these green treasures for her birthday at Justice of course.

Upon closer inspection, I realized my pocketbook, camera bag (yes I still have a point and shoot- don't judge lol) and my favorite suede parsons chairs are all shades of green.

And yes that is "dried sage" by Benjamin Moore on my walls. When we first bought the house, my mother suggested buying a 5 gallon bucket of something neutral, but I fought it and said I could no longer deal with "rental white" and wanted something trendy.
Just asked my husband if we could paint the living room a neutral color to make it look bigger.
What does that tell you?
Always listen to your mama.

These are my new favorite resin glasses that come in all different summer colors from Sams and next to it is the worse possible thing the husband could treat the kids to but of course they love it!

So, I guess there are some cool green things around in my house.
On the topic of living "green", we have been recycling more and returning water bottles for the 5 cent deposit. Go us!

What are you doing to be more "green" and what is your favorite color?
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  1. We recycle. We have a curbside service. They pick it up for me every Thursday. I love it. It was something our town started just a few months ago. I am a beige kinda girl. Very plain. My kids tell me I am so vanilla. I think that means kinda plain.

  2. My livingroom is green, too! A darker shade than yours, but green all the same... I, too, just suggested to hubby that we paint 'beach white' *le sigh*.

    As for recycling... We used to be so good at it 'till the town we moved to was stone age about making it accessible... Happy to say we now have curbside pick up and are recycling again, woot! (Also, it totally cuts down on 'trash')

  3. UM YEAH!!!! GREEN ROCKS. where have you been??? LOL

  4. I love that you let your kids color on your walls. I didn't know that green was the new pink. Green is my favorite color.

  5. I've never thought of myself as much of a green person either, but as I'm typing this, I'm sitting in a room painted green drinking coffee out of a green mug. Guess I'm more of a green fan than I thought:)

  6. Love the green glasses. I have green in almost every room in some form come to think of it. My kitchen has green chair pads, my kids' room has green curtains, my bathroom is pale purple and green and my bedroom curtains and quilt has a pattern with green in it. All of it is a sage green, which I think is so pretty. I have a green pocketbook, which I thought was pretty adventerous. It is a light green Liz Clairborne that I found on sale at TJ Maxx. Can't go wrong with that!

  7. I'm not much of a "tree hugger" either :), but I do LOVE the color green!

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  9. I bet they love coloring on the wall! My friends mother let her friends sign her closet and I thought that was the coolest thing ever.

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  13. Green is my fav color
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