GIVEAWAY // Win an Organic Moon Dress from Gaia Conceptions!

GIVEAWAY // Win an Organic Moon Dress from Gaia Conceptions from Bubby and Bean!

Today I’m teaming up with long time sponsor of Bubby and Bean, Gaia Conceptions, for a special giveaway featuring a pretty remarkable dress!  Andrea, the owner and designer behind Gaia’s gorgeous, eco-friendly clothing, created this stunning piece with the ability to be worn 25 different ways.  If you only had this one dress in your closet, you could literally wear a different outfit everyday for almost a month!  Crafted by hand from beautiful hemp/organic cotton knit, the Moon Dress is also hand dyed and available in 23 different colors.  It’s perfect for late summer and fall, and can be easily dressed up or down for almost any occasion.  And now one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to win a Moon Dress of their very own (worth $ 165) in their choice of color and size!

Before you enter, you have to check out this video that Andrea and the Gaia team put together, demonstrating some of the ways that this incredibly versatile dress can be worn.  I’m seriously impressed!

To enter, just use the entry form below.  There are several ways to enter.

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This giveaway will run through August 28, 2014 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced here shortly after. 

Thanks again to Andrea and gang over at Gaia Conceptions for giving Bubby and Bean readers the chance to win this magical dress!  Good luck!

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Home Decor: Our Favorite Simple Lines

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

Our Favorite Simple Lines
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Clean lines aren’t a trend for me so much as “A Timeless Classic That Will Never Do You Wrong.” They’re en vogue thanks to the midcentury/retro direction a lot of companies are taking right now, but even when that style eventually shifts into something else, simplicity will always be there like a dependable BFF. (Minus the bottle of wine because, duh, your furniture can’t buy wine.)
The thing that makes simple shapes work so well with other stuff is exactly that–they’re simple. Because there isn’t too much going on, it’s easy to pair them with whatever you want. Maybe a geometric side chair? A large scale floral? Damask?! Even if something wild isn’t your jam, clean lines still look great all by themselves. It won’t shock you to hear that the look lends itself to modern styles really well:

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So light! A lot of things in this example are very linear–the chairs, picture frames, curtain rod–but it’s not stark. Going with a wood table breaks the monotony and adds some warmth, while the colorful artwork keeps all of the white from feeling blah. If I had a room with that much natural light, I’d have my butt parked at the table all the time.

For those of you who prefer a more traditional swagger, here’s how simple lines can work in your place:

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You have the clean lines on the floor, bed frame, and windows, but look at that sofa in the corner. The rolled arms! The skirt! The matching throw pillows! All of those features are very traditional, yet they look great with the simple lines that pop up everywhere else. Even global bits like the rug and the pink accent pillow don’t look out of place because the bones of the design are so minimal. See? They will never lead you astray.

Do you use any simple, linear shapes when you decorate? What’s your favorite piece here?  Do you like the clean lines in the modern room or the traditional room? – Paige

As a fellow lover of simple lines, I am so appreciating this post.  Thanks Paige! In addition to writing for Bubby and Bean as our Home Contributor, Paige is an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit), and also blogs over at Little Nostalgia.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

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10 Great Basil Recipes

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As summer begins to wind down (noooo!), I become more appreciative than ever of the little harvest that we get from our container garden.  Getting to walk outside each day and pull a couple of tomatoes from their vines or carrots from the dirt is a simple pleasure in which I relish, and one that I miss throughout the winter.  This year, our tomatoes, usually the shining star of our garden, haven’t done as well as usual.  What has proven to yield all sorts of fresh, green goodness, however, has been our lone basil plant.  It continues to flourish, and I continue to try to dig around online in search of new and creative ways to use it in recipes.  For this edition of 10 Great, I’m sharing some of my basil recipe finds with you.  Some I’ve tried, and some are on the ‘to make’ list.  Some are more traditional, and some are quite unusual.  But they all contain this deliciously fragrant – and surprisingly healthy – summer herb. 

Are any of you growing basil this year?  What is your favorite basil recipe?  Here’s a quick tip: throw a couple basil leaves in your morning smoothie.  I did this as an experiment and fell in love – it’s incredibly refreshing.

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Brooklyn Flea Serves Up Specialty Ice Creams on National Ice Cream Day

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