Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and I’ve rounded up some fun party ideas!
We moved to New York from San Francisco a few months ago, so this is my first real spring in 6 years. I’m loving all the trees and flowers that have started to bloom, and I’ve been stalking cherry blossom trees throughout the city of New York.
We even had one bloom right outside our door!
It only lasted about a week, but every time I left my apartment someone was taking a picture.
I had visions of visiting Washington, D.C., for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, but unfortunately that’s not happening. Maybe next year!
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has hundreds of it’s own cherry blossom trees, so of course we had to visit.
We even saw some pretty tulips!
I’ve also spied cherry blossom trees in Central Park:
and Riverside Park:
The pretty pink and white blooms are just so springy and sweet.
Do you have a favorite spring flower?
I love strawberries, especially in spring when they are at their sweetest. I could have eaten these strawberries plain, but somehow I restrained myself and made an easy seasonal dessert instead.
These Strawberries and Cream Crepes with Chocolate Sauce are the result!
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.
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.
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.
She 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?
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:
What are your favorite eco-friendly home décor finds?