Color of the Month: Green #ColorMeExcited

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Way back when Project Gadabout first started we did a color for every month. After about 20 months we sort of retired the Color of the Month.  Now it’s back and we are calling the series Color Me Excited. January we focused on Robin's Egg Blue, February we celebrate the many shades of pink, and now  we are going Green.  In the continuum of colors of visible light it is located between yellow and blue. Green is the color most commonly associated with nature and the environmental movement, spring, hope and one of my favorite seven deadly sins envy.

My favorite greens are; Kelly Green, Summer Green, and Patina Green.

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Kelly Green #4CBB17 - The name kelly green for the color originated in Ireland. The name derives from the fact that the surname Kelly, as well as the color green, are both popular in Ireland. The first recorded use of the term kelly green as a color name in English was in 1917.  {Good Housekeeping 1917, Volume 64 page 59}

Summer Green (Pantone) aka Light Green #90EE90

Patina Green #BEEFA7 - Patina is a tarnish that forms on the surface of copper, bronze and similar metals (produced by oxidation or other chemical processes); stone; a sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, wear, and polishing; or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure.

All month long I will will be plusing (I don’t know the term for using Google +), instagraming, tumbling, tweeting, andblogging about green, so be sure to check back.  

For more great Green items, be sure to follow my Pinterest board devoted to the color of the month.  For those of you looking for the perfect shade of green, check out the swatches below!

Wear The Rainbow With The White Tee Remix 2.0

Now for White Tee Remix 2.0  The white tee & jeans combo is a staple in my day to day look.  WIth the addition of colorful jeans being everywhere, my staple just became really fun.  In an earlier post I told you all about Target and their new commitment  to helping you live colorfully.  Now it's time to implement color into the White Tee Remix.  For those of you not near a Target don't worry you can find versions of everything seen here at Old Navy, The Gap, J.Crew and Walmart.  And for those of you on a budget don't' worry, nothing pictured is over 30 dollars.  

Bullseye On Color


This season is all about color, color and more color, Target is officially on board.  Yesterday durning a quick trip to Target I noticed their extreme amount of color that they have to offer.  Everywhere you turn, bright yummy colors.  But the section Target really shined in, was accessories. As you know I'm a huge fan of accessories, mostly because they can turn a basic jeans, white t-shirt, cardigan into a fun look.  Target makes this possible by having multiple options for every budget.  Below are just a few of my favorite items.  And if you don't believe me that these simple accessories can go anywhere you do, just take a look at the White Tee Remix 2.0 for three amazing examples of Target covering your fashion needs.  So Gadabouts,  If you could pick just one of these items for Spring wardrobe which would it be?  

French Press Fantastic

Tea and Nibbles, thought how I spend my afternoon and lazy sunday mornings.  It occurred to me a few months ago that I needed a french press. A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger or сafetière à piston, is a simple coffee brewing device, probably invented in France in the 1850s, but first patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929, who made subsequent design improvements over the years, and further refined by another Italian, Faliero Bondanini. 

My quest for the perfect french press started at Ikea after I spotted on in the new catalog.  Much to my dismay when I arrived to big warehouse of goodies they were all sold out.  I then took my quest to the hollowed aisles of Target.  Queue the Hallelujah Choir and enter stage left Bodum's Brazil French Presses.  It would be silly to own one in every color right?

Color, Colour, Colorology

Head on over to 10 Rooms where I'm the guest blogger today.  Anne-Marie has had an amazing series on color this week, and I'm the final one. You may also notice another Glamorous Gadabout Julie of Brown Eyed Belle telling you all about her favorite color.  For my color shopping guide click the link below.


Playful Polka Dots!

Polka dot is a pattern consisting of a series of dots that are not necessarily equally spaced and sized, often differently coloured. Polka dots are most commonly seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture, but they appear in a wide array of contexts. The pattern rarely appears in formal contexts, however, and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie. Occasionally white on black regularly spaced polka dots appear on more formal clothing. While polka dots are ancient, they first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. {via: Wikapedia}

* Captivating Cupcake Liners * Stupendous Sationary * Nice Napkins * Beautiful Doggie Bed * Curious Cookies * Remarkble Rings * Lavish Laptop Case * Neat Notebook * Mind - Boggling Magnets * Breataking Twister Beach Towl * Brilliant Bikini * Superb Stationary * Phenomenal Pajama's * Magnificent Make-up * Sweet Split Pea Soup * Darling Dress *