Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Here are two links for wild burro rescue in the States. Here's another link to Bedlam Farm's Journal. They have cute donkeys there, too. Of course, now GG wants a burro of her very own. Um. No. But she can ride one if we go to Greece or Italy next summer. (And if she asks-meows nicely!)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
[photographs by Enzo D. & Giampaolo Macorig via flickr]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
ciao-holiday-rush-meow/GG's Christmas coordinator
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
ciao-meow/GG's holiday music coordinator
Please support education in Darfur this holiday season by donating to the Gangi High School Project. Donate online by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal here: www.darfurpeace.org/help.
Thank you to everyone who helped in 2009!
[Nina Leen photograph via LIFE Archives]
Monday, December 21, 2009
Above text is quickly lifted & slightly tweaked from the BPS blog & from Lori Langille's automatism blog. Please help! Samantha is so talented & is tied (tied!) with another talented person. Giulia the Cat exhorts (no, not extorts:) everyone who sees this to vote. You will not receive spam, you don't have to sign up for anything. Please help!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
ciao-frosty-meow/GG Snow Central
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Actually, this was for GG. But. Toys for Tots donations are far below expectations; the situation is quite desperate. The IKEA kitty is going to the big toy box near GG Central. Please, please, please: donate to Toys for Tots if you are in the States. The IKEA 2009 Soft Toy Campaign runs through 24 December. Prices are low, cuteness level is high; donations go to UNICEF & Save the Children. [image via ikea.com]
[image from Marie Claire Maison via automatism]
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
ciao-meow/GG's Christmas harried decorator
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
ciao-bisou-meow/GG's travel agent
ciao-cheery-meow/GG & her editor
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
ciao-meow/GG Christmas Coordinator
[reindeer by Jom Manilat via animalphoto]
Friday, December 11, 2009
ciao-frosty-meow/GG Holiday Central
[GG collage/images via FEED Projects]
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
merry-meow/GG's party planner
[image via our own half-dead scanner]
illustrations by Ed Fotheringham [here's his website]
Design by Kristery Cameron, Starbucks Creative Group
[photograph via Martha Stewart Living]
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
We urge you to visit the site & either make a bid or buy some lovely cards for a set (low) price. They make their way quickly from the UK to the States, but we hope that our UK readers will especially be alert to this notice.
GG's editor's friends & colleagues are leaving today & tomorrow (separately) for Khartoum & then on to Darfur to meet with DPDO staff, volunteers, students, teachers, & the women's collective (among others). The World Food Programme is vital to the camps in which DPDO works (& to those we cannot reach at this time). This is an overwhelming responsibility & so we are grateful for any contributions to WFP, especially through Made4Aid & Darfur Project - Eclectic Bags.
Joyce's Darfur Project - Eclectic Bags are unique, gorgeous, made from recycled textiles Amazing Joyce served as the inspiration for Made4Aid & she has raised:
- $15,176.00 to WFP
- $5,176.00 in 2009
- $10,658.00 to WFP in 2008
[GG collage from Made4Aid photographs/used with kind permission]
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Have a good rest of the weekend (& a good week to our friends in Australia & New Zealand who are well into Monday, 7 December by now).
[Sylvie Guillem, No. 3 image by Tina Tarnoff/True Love Productions/all rights reserved, used with permission]
Friday, December 4, 2009
Please remember Toys for Tots, too. Here is the video of First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks at the White House for the beginning of the holiday season. She announces the participation of the White House staff in this year's campaign. It's all good.
a ciao-snowy-meow from Washington, DC
[image via IKEA.com]
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This is a repeat but a popular search on Giulia Geranium. If you get started now, you can take your time & do some fruitful searches on the Vintage site. (We'll do a separate post for Hanukkah.) Remember Martha Stewart's site as a good source of ideas, Christmas templates, clip art, & blogger-friendly posting ideas.
Very, very busy here. Apologies & we'll post more free links 'n stuff very soon.
ciao-meow/GG's crafty editor
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Watch CBS News Videos Online
Five million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a war fueled primarily from gold mined in the country by warlords. Scott Pelley reports. 60 Minutes, Sunday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. ET/PT.
We'll update the link with the full story as it becomes available. Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo page for additional information & actions you can take, here.
[photograph by PHGCOM via wikimedia commons]
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
[Southern Sudanese women drag bags of grain to a central collection point dropped by WFP chartered airplane in the village of Pochalla, Jonglei state © Peter Martell/IRIN]
Monday, November 23, 2009
"These cards will be on sale until around early December or so... for a minimum donation of $1.70 per card. This isn't an auction - you're not bidding against anyone else as I can make up more cards for the next person - you can simply pay and I'll mail your cards to you once your payment is received....Postage for up to 8 cards would be: UK - free; Europe - $1.90; Worldwide outside Europe - $2.40. If you want to buy more than 8 cards please email..."...
[photo collage by Made4Aid/used with kind permission]
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
[GG Central collage from IKEA images]
[photographs by drburtoni & Mvemba Phezo Dizolele/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting]