Sunday, May 30, 2010

Please help!

It is through eyes full of tears that I am writing this right now.
I have just watched as much as I can stand of one the most horrible things I have ever seen.

a secret hidden video of pure concentrated evil and abuse happening at a dairy farm in Ohio.

The things that were being done to these animals is beyond heart breaking and upsetting.

Please read this open letter written by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest to the owner of the CONKLIN DAIRY FARM in Ohio.

Mr. Conklin,

Our daughter came to us last night urging us to watch the video of the abuse at your plant. She was overcome with grief that human beings could inflict such cruelty and unconscious hatred at the most benign of creatures and their infants. The shocking images were too much for her father and me but we watched enough to know where it led.

There are moments in all our lives where we face our deepest, darkest truths.

This is your moment.

What will you do?

Can you look in the mirror and see what you have done? Have you shown this to your children and family? You are a third generation farmer. Did you learn this from your ancestors?

Can you face and take the anger and sadness and grief and rage that so many will be feeling for you and your staff and accept and understand the outrage?

We know this media attention is difficult to navigate, there are many people in communications to help you but handle it you will.

Can you hold an open news conference and truly accept the responsibility, really accept it and be willing to implement change?

Can you attend education classes where you are taught kindness and compassion for all beings?

Can you then spend your lives teaching that same compassion to children throughout Ohio about the possibility to change the very nature of your beings through this exposure in the media?

We challenge you to have the courage, as the brave person who filmed this did, to open your doors and your hearts. Become the standard for safety and kindness and actually change -- change your mental state and spend the rest of your lives, and the lives of your descendants, trying to make your farm the leader in humane, clean, loving treatment of the very animals you profit from. You have the opportunity. Certainly one more than those helpless victims of your sick, tortured abuse.

This is your moment. From the ashes of your lives can you re-build yourselves?

We know it is possible, if you have the willingness. But do you?

We are all waiting for your outrage and the outrage of your children and families and friends.

We are all waiting for your next move because we certainly know what ours is....

It's all here in this petition, which we encourage everyone to sign.

~ Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

Please, if you are as outraged and shocked as we are, add your name to this petition.

This video is very, very disturbing. If you choose to watch it, it may forever change the way you think about animals, human nature and your own decisions about what you put in your body.

We have to stop this from happening... The sad truth is, it is happening more then we know. Factory farming is a careless and heartless industry. Our nation is subsidizing
this farm!! We have to let our representatives know that we will not stand this treatment to continue.

More humans then you know will take any chance to lash out at something weaker then themselves, something helpless. These people have to know that other human beings will not stand for it. Pass this on to everyone you know who has a heart-beat.

Be good to all living things.
XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bueno: We Heart Kids Birthday Parties!!!

Yes...we may be a tad over the age of 10... heard us...a TAD. But that doesn't mean we get as much joy out of going to kids birthday parties as the ones the parties are intended for!

They are soooo fun!!!!

Not only is it where a kid can be a kid, but a grown up can be one too!

Still not buying it? Ok...then here...

The bouncy castles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The balloons...

Kids LOVE when you suck in the helium and tell them a story in the funny voice (just don't let them suck the helium)

The candy!

I mean....don't you need energy to go in the bouncy again and play all of the games too?

The cake....

We don't EVER have to justify the cake...ahhh cake...yumm yumm yumm yummm....

And who doesn't love to get their face painted like a cat or a butterfly?

And the giggles..

Nothing like a bunch of rad kids laughing to recharge your heart!


Kids birthday parties are where it's at!!!

Hopefully there will be no clowns....

Can't wait!! Gotta go put on my jumpin shoes...

xoxo things we heart

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stalk-Her Style: Jane Birkin

If you were ever to get all of our fashion idols together in a room and give them a little wine while you had a conversation about inspiration and THEIR fashion icons...

We bet you not even 5 minutes would pass before someone brought up the insanely amazing Jane Birkin.

Not only is Jane Birkin stupidly beautiful...

She is dripping with cool.

Style like hers is not made... It just is. Everything she ever threw together out of her closet was pure fashion gold.
The problem with girls like Jane Birkin, is that you can try your whole life to imitate, but you will never capture exactly what she has.

Will that fact stop us from trying? HELL to the NO!

If we could ever even look one iota as carefree and stylish as her you better believe we are gonna give it all we got.

This is going to be a SUPER picture heavy post.. But really the best way to learn is to observe, right? So try and study these pictures and find your inspiration.

She is never over done...

Her smile is always genuine....

She knows how to get out of a car like a lady..
(Hollywood celebutants pay attention!)

She is one sexy mama....

Her skirts could not be shorter and her fashion choices more daring.

That picnic basket for a purse... DIE!
Trust us, if we knew where to get this exact basket, we would tell you. We have been searching for weeks! So if you find one, grab a couple extra and send them our way!

So, what have you learned from Jane?
This is what we saw.

1. Less makeup sometimes looks more perfect.

2. Don't worry to much about your hair, windblown is super sexy.

3. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heels... *If you are going for the Birkin look.

4. Casual can look fantastic.

5. Celebrate your natural sexy, don't be shy.

So, if we were trying to stock our closet with Birkin inspired pieces...
This is what we would die for.

Delicious, beautiful, long and white. So very jane.
Thanks again Rachel Pally.

Why not show a little skin? This super sexy peek-a-boo sweater from Rogan is about as casual cool as it gets.

Pair it with some hot pants to really heat things up.
If you dare wear short shorts, these are the ones. Super high waisted and love the button detail. We would pair these Current Elliot shorts with some pretty flat sandals.

Ummm, not really sure this dress is short enough to be Jane-ish... So maybe we would have to bust out the trusty scissors, they really are a girls best friend.

Try your new micro mini with these cute low Gabriella Rocha mary janes.
Trust us*, you are sexy enough with out the extra 3 inches your regular heels give you. Hey, you might even feel sexier due to the fact that your not limping at the end of the night!
* My partner and I may disagree on this... She wears heels WAY better then I do.

We are so insane over these high-waisted J brands. We tried to try them on in a store last week, and they only had teeny tiny sizes.
The dream is still alive though, we will own these fantastic jeans. I embrace the high waisted jean look whole heartedly because
A. I'm a mama, and I have to bend down to kid height a lot.
B. When bending down to kid height, your ass stays in your jeans.
C. The whole park is saved from seeing your tramp stamp!
Win, Win, Win!

Plus they are very Jane Birkin.

If dreams really are coming true around here, then we will for sure be getting these for our birthday next month!

We can wear them with our new jeans!

To find out more about Jane Birkin, like what her music sounds like, what films she was in, why Hermes named their most famous bag after her and what an amazing person she is. Read more here.

We heart you Jane thanks for the inspiration.
XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Decor to Die For: Inspired by SATC2 We heart Moroccan Accents! Thanks for Re-inspiring us!!!

Call it what you will...Sex and The City 2 excitement, our love of fun unexpected room accents, or just the fact that we will always have a crush on all that is Modern Moroccan. What ever it is...we heart it!

Moroccan with a twist...


Modern with a twist of Moroccan is more like it.

You know our sick obsession with Moroccan Poufs right?

NO!?! Well go here to remind yourself for the 1st time.

Now that we got that out of the way we would loooove to thank the set designers of SATC2 for reminding us how much we crazily heart Moroccan Inspired Accents!!!!

We think our mini crush started at a Moroccan girlfriends wedding years ago when her party favors were the most gorgeous Moroccan tea cups!

How could something soooo small be soo amazing!
We use ours daily! For juice, tea, wine (super shmancy with wine) and water...

They are even more amazing at a perfectly lit dinner soiree. Inside and out.

Shhhpeaking of a perfectly lit soiree....we are at a loss for words (hahaha! us? loss for words...when pigs fly) when it comes to the beauty of Moroccan lanterns outdoors.

No matter what your style is there is one for everyone and every price! Woooo hooo!

Not only are they amazing as outdoor chandeliers like this one, but scattered around your yard filled with candles is stunning!

Tres Chic and UBER easy!

We are in fluttery heartville with these cheery, modern Moroccan lanterns from Zgallerie. And the price!?? Uh huh TDF!!!!


Tea tables are the bestest way possible to bring a lil' Morocco into your beautiful abode. They go with ANY decor, any style...with everything!

This traditional tea table is perfect for any room. Dark and moody and beautiful.

Uggghhhh we LOVE this room!!!

The mix of the English settee, the Oriental rug, the bright accents and the white tea table! Sooo cute!

For you modern Moroccan lovers...HSN brings you a chrome tea table.

Throw on some books...a tuberose Dyptique candle and some pink peonies in a milk white vase and you honey bunny are the cutest!!!!

So we have...

Lanterns- √
Tea Cups- √
Tea Tables- √

Hmmmm what o' what is missing? Rugs!!!!!! Our new obsession...OK, not obsession in the fun, giggly's more of the what the F are we gonna do obsession....

We have been drooling and tearing over this black and white Moroccan-ish beauty from Wisteria.

Yummmmmmm. Imagine bright colored accents all around it with crisp white walls. Gorge! And the price is amazing for how beauty it is.

Hello stunning yumminess! We heart you Miss Weinrib and all you do to make us swoon.

This Moroccan tile patterned rug is delicious!!!!!

You can literally have a room filled with white or lucite furniture and this rug and you are done and stylishly done!
And you're gonna have to have all IKEA after you for the rug :)

In the mood for more Morocco? Grab your Moroccan Oil and you are half way there!

Have fun! Your house is a reflection of you! Step by step...and blog idea by blog will get there!

P.S. See you at SATC2!!!!!

xoxo things we heart