An Alternative to… Pets?

How many times have you said NO to pets? They just don’t believe you when you say, “I’ll be the one that ends up having to take care of it!” Well… Now you can give them the next best thing! An all organic cotton pillow with a print screen of a kitten, a dachshund or even a little piggy!

JUST KIDDING PEOPLE. Unless you want to win ‘The Worlds Worst Parent’ award (as if it hasn’t already been given to us at one point in our life). But really, these things are adorable. The Areaware pillows feature animals such as, a pink kitten, an orange dachshund, a dark purple piglet & more! Why we love them? Other than smiling every time we walk into the room, they are all made out of organic cotton and filled with polyester. The word organic lifts the corners of everyones mouths huh?  Perfect gift for the Holiday’s too!

They offer more than pillows too! Areaware is a company dedicated to brining life, emotion and poetry into even the simplest things. They sell these amazing and adorable piggy banks- but with a serious modern twist. They are made from resin and marble which give them a more sophisticated look. They can be used to save your change, or up t0 $10,000 in dollar bills! (How did they find that out? Did they actually test that?!) This cast comes in a white, chrome or gold finish. Start a family vacation savings, encourage your children to save their allowance or keep it as decoration on the table. LETS EAT!

As if we didn’t love Dachshunds to begin with- now theres a pillow. Maybe the kids will take responsibility for this one.

This organic cotton pillow is the puuurfect gift for the cat lover of the family (Don’t lie, we all have one!)

You didn’t qualify for an American Express Gold Card? Here’s the next best thing! This piggy comes in gold(shown), silver and white!

Cuckoo for You and the Birds Too

As humans, we have a tendency to get gypped. With everything! I find myself looking at my dog from time to time thinking (and occasionally talking out loud) “You are so lucky you don’t have to work.” Or, “You haven’t a care in the world! All you do is eat, go to the bathroom, and destroy the toys that I buy. Our cats- relax ALL day except when they hear that food bowl being filled.

BUT the animal that we all wish we were…. BIRDS

Freedom, the power to fly AND they get to go down south for the winter!  The one fault I can find about being a bird is their homes… WHAT A DRAG. A few pieces of plywood your kid nailed together and painted horrid hues thanks to last years camp counselor. SO, I have always refrained from asking my magic genie to grant my unwilling desire to be a bird… until now. Thanks to dZi Wild Woolies, birds are now living the “high” life (haha).

dZi is an innovative company dedicated to creating one of a kind pieces with high quality goods and services by connecting artisans and consumers through the sale of fair trade products. The featured item this week is dZi’s “Wild Woolies Birdhouses.” They are all created and handmade by skilled artisan workers in a fair trade production center in Nepal. They use 100% natural wool (which is water resistant!) and non-toxic, azo-free dyes! Talk about a product you can feel good buying! No sweatshops, no long, labor intensive hours- just artisans doin’ there thing, making adorable little houses for the little birdies!

These whimsical, creative houses are the cutest way to decorate outdoors along with giving a family of birds a hip place to stay!

The Forest House- Am I the only one who would live in a life size replica? Quaint, earthy… Homey!

Confusion may arise. Birds have been trained their whole lives not to go near owls and now their moving in!

The birds may kick out the fairies but I bet they keep the name: Wild Woolie Fairy House!

Why wake up and smell the flowers when you can live IN the Daffodil?!