Hello Friday! Link Roundup – Eco Friendly

Happy Friday! This week has had an eco friendly theme, and I’m continuing to go green with my links today.

One of my favorite eco friendly tips is to buy secondhand. I’ve just begun to scope out the thrift stores in New York, and last week I made a trip to Housing Works.

housing works thrift store finds - www.HelloLittleHome.com

I loved the bamboo and rattan chairs, and how cute is that toy juke box?!? The planter would look perfect in a Mid Century Modern home.

We have these Kangaroom Recycle Bags in our kitchen. They are super easy to carry and to keep clean.

kangaroom recycle bags

Almost every major piece of furniture in this colorful apartment is vintage, handmade, or thrifted!

Here are 26 ways to decorate that plain tote bag you have lying around your house.

Cute DIY Gold Dipped Vases – the perfect project for cheering up those boring floral shop vases. I might tackle this one!

Grow something green! I love this brass hanging planter from Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters Hanging Brass PlanterShe Knows has 52 inexpensive ways to go green.

Here are 10 ways to go green while saving green.

You can even go green at work!

What are your favorite ways to be eco friendly?

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Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Decorating your home in an eco-friendly way doesn’t have to mean rough fabrics and crunchy design. There are so many more options today. Check out my ideas for a cozy, green living room:

eco friendly home decor - www.HelloLittleHome.com

  1. Start by painting your walls with Sherwin Williams Harmony in Mount Etna, a no VOC paint formula. This rich color would look great accented with white trim.
  2. Group three of these Bambeco Reclaimed Drum Lid Mirrors over your couch.
  3. West Elm’s Shoji Armoire has clean lines, holds a 40” flatscreen, and is made from sustainable eucalyptus wood.
  4. Green Sofas offer a large variety of styles, and all sofas are constructed from kiln dried, sustainable wood, recycled springs, soy-based foam cushions, and natural fabrics. I like the modern Carol model.
  5. The Gianna Kilim Rug from Pottery Barn is made with recycled yarn. It would add a color punch in both traditional and modern homes.
  6. Pillows from Hammocks & High Tea are made from fabric printed with water-based, no VOC inks. Plus, they are super cute.

What are your favorite eco-friendly home décor finds?

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Farfalle with Roasted Asparagus, Lemon, and Parmesan – Easy Seasonal Meal, Part 1!

Happy Earth Day! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m lazy, but I still want to do my part when it comes to saving the planet (cue the cheesy music). Instead of investing in a 100% hemp wardrobe, I’m making small changes to be a little more eco friendly.

I’ve found that one of the easiest ways to go green is to carry my own bags when I go shopping. I’ll admit that I forget them at home half of the time, but at least I’m trying!

Another easy way to go green is to cook seasonal meals. I took my bag to the grocery store this past weekend and picked up asparagus and strawberries.

This Farfalle with Roasted Asparagus, Lemon, and Parmesan is what I whipped up!

This Farfalle with Roasted Asparagus, Lemon, and Parmesan is an easy and deliclious seasonal meal! | Hello Little Home

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Hello Friday! Link Roundup: Delicious Chocolate Recipes

This has been a stressful week. I don’t know about you, but I am craving something sweet and comforting.  I’m thinking a little chocolate will do the trick.

sightseeing in Boston - www.HelloLittleHome.comSightseeing in Boston in 2011.

These Coconut Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (try to say that 3 times, fast!) look amazing!

Salted Caramel Brownies from the Pioneer Woman? Must be good!

It sounds like these Pretzel and Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies have that salty-sweet thing going on.

If you are looking for something a little healthier, these Chocolate Chunk Paleo Cookies are delicious and are one of my tried and true recipes from Pinterest.

This Nutella Mug Cake is also one of my tried and true recipes, and it’s super easy. It makes a lot, so you may want to share (or maybe not).

Here’s to a relaxing and peaceful weekend, especially for everyone in Boston and Texas.

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