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Monday, September 20, 2010

Fantastic Five: Hand Knit for Fall

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Fantastic Five: Hand Knit for Fall

Fall is finally here. And I don’t know about you, but I could not be more thrilled to say goodbye to those hot and humid summer days.
With the temperatures slowly dropping, and the fall breezes upon us, this week’s Fantastic Five will help you stay warm while looking good. And because hand knit accessories are high on my list for fall wardrobes, and I admire anyone who knits because I never quite mastered it myself, that’s where we’ll be focusing today.
1. The Dublin Wrap by  Jersey Girl Knits $95: Give your old outfits some added versatility with a convertible shrug/ scarf wrap like this one. It can be worn in a variety of ways and can also be knit in a wide selection of colors. Made of a lightweight wool blend, this Dublin Wrap can be worn from season to season.
2. Hand Knit Striped Scarf by Jessalin Beutler $50: Stripes are a great way to add a little flavor to your wardrobe. And this unisex scarf made from hand spun wool, would be an easy way to bring those stripes in for fall.
3. Eco Friendly Green Spring Summer Cotton Shrug by ReflectionsByds $65: What I love most about this shrug, besides the elbow-length sleeves, is the color. Typically we see lots of dark and earthy colors for fall, but there is no reason why you can’t infuse a brighter pop of color in to your closet as well.
4. Scarf/shawl in Purple by Rhea Clements $44: And here is another great example of fabulous color. Love the combination of blue and violet in this scarf. Much like the Dublin Wrap (#1 in our roundup), this scarf can be worn in a variety of ways. And because its knit using bamboo, its also super soft and cozy.
5. Handmade Bamboo Poncho by Anny May $55: And if you’re looking for a staple accessory, this is it. A basic, hand knit, black poncho. Perfect with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look that still feels very put together. Or toss it in your purse, and take it with you where ever you go. You’ll never be cold again.
*image (very top) c/o Jackie Moon

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Help a Dog!

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•Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.

•This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

•Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

Please take just a few minutes to make a quick blog post mentioning the Pedigree Adoption Drive.
On Thursday Sept. 16th please go to
and leave the link to your blog post so it can be counted.