Showing posts with label Making Change. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Making Change. Show all posts

September 7, 2012

Making Change: Katie Makkai - Pretty

Wow. I don't think I really need to add too much to this. It says it all.

August 15, 2012

Making Change: Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing!

Ok, I know, its really far out there in comparison to a lot of my other Making Change posts but I felt like something a little lighter but yet it has a pretty clear message on what we do to the earth and to each other.

April 6, 2012

DIY: Recycled Bottle Hanging Vases

Isn't this a fun idea? I have mason jars outside along my fence but if I find another place that needs something I'm going to try this!

April 3, 2012

Skateboard Shades

Experiment No. 1 - Skateboard Shades from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.

How cool right? I love that; making use of something that other wise is going in the garbage. Check out their site here.

November 18, 2011


I saw a video a friend of mine shared on Facebook. I couldn't find the exact one so I am sharing these with you.  I work with special needs people so I can really connect to this. I think it's amazing that she figured this all out on her own. Of course credit needs to go to all her therapies for encouraging her and motivating her on but wow right? It just goes to show no one should be written off.

She has her own Twitter and blog if you'd like to check out more on this smart woman.

June 9, 2011

Save the Saddest Dolphins

My sister sent me this today and I wanted to share it with you. I'm huge of letting animals be and I think things like this are horrible. Yes,  I love to see dolphins, and swim with them, and I love dolphin shows but I don't love that we think have to catch them to get near them.

"The pod was swimming peacefully in Samoa when nets closed in from behind -- trapping 25 wild dolphins for a luxury resort's latest exhibit. They are now locked in tiny pens, starved of food -- but we can free them. "

Please go to the site to sign the petition to free these dolphins!

May 17, 2011

Making Change: Living in a 96 Square Foot House

Isn't this incredible? I couldn't believe it at first but for one to two people it's totally doable. You'd have to throw out a lot of your ways of thinking a house should be but it's doable! I get claustrophobic so unless I had a big yard (where's it's not -40 for 4 months out of the year) I don't think I could do it but it's very inspirational!

April 27, 2011

Making Change: No more fruit shapped women

I love this! I was just thinking the other day about how we're all supposed to have that one size and shape as women and how I hate that! I think this sort of thing will likely take some time to pick up but really, how wonderful right? We're all different, unique, and I for one don't want to be the same as everyone else!

April 25, 2011

Make Me Happy Mondays: Flying House

Isn't this wonderful? Inspired by the movie UP. This makes me so happy and it makes me feel like a kid again!

Happy Monday everyone!

Go here for more details.

April 20, 2011

Making Change: Happiness

This is good right? I have been struggling lately with just being happy with me, and with what I have. I have a really great life and I don't know why I get caught up in having what someone else has. Well, I do sort of know, I am constantly around media sources that pour that into me; you have to have better, more, what the other guy has, stronger, faster, more expensive. Don't get me wrong, there's just some things I want the best of but really why can't we just be happy too? Why not be in the now, enjoy the now, enjoy what we have right here, and right now? I'm working on it that's for sure.

April 15, 2011

Making Change: Eos lip balm

I know this isn't my usual Making Change post style, but I think a good, healthy product can contribute to change, and if it's stylish and popular, well then even more power to it!

Here's a quote and info from the website:

"Can a lip balm make you smile? We think so. That's why we invented this one.
  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Shea butter & vitamin E
  • Smoothes on clear
  • New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
  • Twist-off top
  • Gluten-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Petrolatum-free
  • Phthalate-free

eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."

April 13, 2011

Crazy Design: Modulars

Isn't this sort of crazy? I mean how cool though right? Check out the video below, it explains this more. But if you want even more detail go to Bldgblog!

QuaDror from Dror on Vimeo.

April 5, 2011

Making Change: One Day Without Shoes

This day is all about bringing awareness to what it's like to not have shoes. It might sound silly, but if you think of it I mean there's really a lot you can't do without shoes. Just even think of -30 without shoes. You wouldn't have feet for very long. And then think of trying to shop without shoes...nope, won't happen. Check out more at the Tom's website.

March 8, 2011

Making Change: Little Secrets

Your secret from Jean-Sebastien Monzani on Vimeo.

Wow, right? I really like this. It's totally something we should do a whole lot more often. Just be like a kid again. Yesterday because we're "grown up" doesn't mean we have to let go of those little things. And I think sometimes it's those little things, those little pleasures, and those little secrets that keep us happy, simple and joyful. Life is about the little things, so don't forget them!

March 1, 2011

Making Change: Kevin Spacey on Being Successful

Wow! If we all just lived a little bit more like that right? Imagine what we would get done!
Just a little inspiration and challenge for you today!

February 22, 2011

February 15, 2011

Making Change: Katie Makkai - Pretty

I'm a strong believer that all change starts from within. I really enjoy this video (just ignore the f word it makes you uncomfortable, but don't tune out) and it just goes to show everyone can turn around and be their version of pretty.

January 18, 2011

Making Change: Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

I for sure needed a little inspiration and this video did it. Now, call of action; go out and do something!!

December 21, 2010

Making Change: Sea Water Antenna

Pretty cool right? People are just so amazing in what they come up with!! There really all no limitations other then the ones we set on ourselves!

December 17, 2010

Daily Worth: Give Like a Celebrity

Another great email from Daily Worth that I just had to share with you guys! I think giving and donating is hugely important, even more so over the holidays and this post is full of all sorts of options!


Happy giving!!

It's that year-end tug-of-war: With so many priorities putting pressure on your cashflow—gifts! parties!
resisting the temptation to buy stuff for yourself!—how do you set aside money for causes you care about?

We have two answers for you:

Make It Fun. Crowdrise, the brainchild of Hollywood producer Shauna Robertson ("Super Bad") and her partner Ed Norton, is like

a philanthropic Facebook designed to help you get a charitable life.

Join Will Ferrell and others: Set up your own giving page, pick your charities—or
find your friends and join their causes—and use social networking to raise cash. (All the charities are 501(c)3 organizations; donations are processed through Network for Good.)

We like Millennium Promise and Invisible Children.

Think Small. There are more children living in poverty now, owing to the recession, new research shows—and the Tory

Burch Foundation aims to be part of the solution by providing microloans to working moms in the United States who want to start their own businesses.

You can donate directly or purchase one of Tory Burch's signature items; all profits benefit the foundation. And check out some of
the entrepreneurs TBF has helped (like Cousin & Co., a handbag company in Brooklyn).