Stocking options...

#1 click, click, zoom...

I have the G7, but the new model looks snazzy too. I've never been happier with a piece of equipment. Its proved to be user friendly in every way. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a new hobby. Just be warned that you will find yourself spending hours photographing things such as sliced fruit and raindrops. ooohh aaaww.

#2 Give a little bit, give a little bit of your love to me...

I've said it before, but this npo is fantastic. Besides, you already have everything you really want anyway, right? Give some chickens or an ox to a family in need. Your heart will smile. Heifer International is the place to go.

#3 Green tea anyone?

Yes please...along with these other sites, GreenToys Inc. makes eco-friendly goods for tiny children. Here are a few others...Fat Brain Toys, Think Button
and Great Green Baby., although you could also just grab a recycled cardboard box and let the kids play in it, since everyone knows they make the best forts anyway.

#4 Panda love...

I'm not big on green consumption in general, since its still consumption, but at a friend's baby shower I happened to accidentally feel up a bamboo jumper she was given and I thought my fingers had touched a piece of heaven cake. It is the softest material, and so good for the planet, so buy away.

Sprig and kickypants both carry nice things.

Okay, and for #5...la te da la te da la te da.

Death Cab For Cutie's Narrow Stairs.
Lucinda William's Little Honey.
Jazmine Sullivan's Fearless.
Traveling Wilburys' Traveling Wilburys.
Radiohead's In Rainbows.
Spoons' ga ga ga ga ga ga ga ga ga ga.
Rilo Kiley's Under The Blacklight.



time and again

When I was little I would steal my parent's national geographic magazine as soon as it hit the kitchen table. My brother and I would take it downstairs and sit on the couch and flip through the pages as fast as we could.

Now that things are a bit more instant, some of the magic that the magazine brought to our house has been replaced with the bombarding internet imagery and constant uploading from everyone with a camera. But, this image reminded me of flipping a page and being in love with a photo.

The "Your shot" pages are pretty fun too.