Green: A List

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I love Stasha of The Good Life. She takes fabulous photos, writes beautifully and has the best ideas.

One of her great ideas, Monday Listicles? The list maker in me rejoices. This week, she says, do 10 green something! Be creative!

So I went about the whole week taking photos of green things I came across, mostly with my phone.

In no particular order:

1. Dundee the Crocodile takes over blogging for Mama Wants This


2. Β The longest lasting balloon ever. Must be my fairy breath keeping it alive. Two months and counting.


3. Fancy masking tape from Japan


4. Β Green macarons


5. Β A very delicious apple mint granita


6. Β My dinner of grilled fish with citrus splash and a side of vegetables


7. Wasabi


8. Japanese green tea


9. Eco friendly shopping bag


10. Coconut gelato in a very bright container

Which was your favorite green thing? Do you have a list of 10? If so, link up with The Good Life for Monday Listicles!




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  • July 26, 2011 mom2kiddos

    Lovely pictures! I felt the wasabi shoot up my nose. That is one long lasting balloon – 2 months?! You really do have fairy breath.
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I’m amazed the pictures my phone can take. Yes, I’m continuously amazed at that balloon. It hasn’t even shrunk much!

  • July 26, 2011 Staying Afloat!

    I must be morphing into my children because the wasabi immediately reminding me of Mater and the Cars 2 movie!!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Haha! Yes, you must be! Either that or you’re a closet Cars fan.

  • July 26, 2011 Cookie's Mom

    I am REALLY hungry now… and thirsty. That apple mint granita is calling me. Great photos, Alison!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!!

  • July 26, 2011 Stasha

    Second Cookie’s Mom. I am so hungry and thirsty after your post. Phones are great for taking photos, but it is still you seeing interesting things and taking the right angle that makes it top notch.
    This is a great collection. You know lecka in Afrikaans means cool, nice, neat. That ice cream looks it.
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Coming from you, a great photographer, I’m all warm & fuzzy inside! I haven’t eaten the ice cream yet for the record πŸ™‚

  • July 26, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Haha!! Love the crocodile one!! That’s awesome πŸ™‚
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Haha, thanks Jen. I was just playing around with my son’s toys. Hehe.

  • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

    A balloon that lasted 2 months?? You really are full of hot air, aren’t you?? πŸ˜‰

    That apple mint drink sounds good… So does the gelato!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      I must be – the balloon is still alive, well and full!

      It was delish! The drink. I haven’t eaten that ice cream! #thatdamndiet

  • July 26, 2011 Galit Breen

    Mmm yummy. And beautiful! You take fab phone pictures friend!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Galit!! xo

  • July 26, 2011 Nicole

    You just made me hungry. That fish dish, plus the wasabi – just need some sushi and I’ve in heaven!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      I’m kinda hungry too, reading your comment hehe.

  • July 26, 2011 Ann

    Not only did you make a list…you did pictures, too! What a fun post! My favorite green thing is lettuce! I LOVE a good salad…and I had one tonight!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      I love a good salad too!

      I love lists, I love taking photos, so combining them made total sense πŸ™‚

  • July 26, 2011 Becky

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, I thought I would stop by your blog and found it absolutely amazing! I’m defintley going to be a follower now.

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing! πŸ™‚ Especially love the coconut gelato.

    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Becky, for your kind words and follow. Nice to meet you!

  • July 26, 2011 cori

    love the photos!! great photography!!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Cori!

  • July 26, 2011 Kim

    Alison, however did you get your blog name already on a grocery bag! I knew you were popular, but wow, you’re famous πŸ™‚
    I love these photos! The balloon, I never remembered ours lasting so long when I was a little girl, but these balloons my girls get, one time it was four months and then it only met its demise when our dog bit it.
    I love your words and imagery! I agree, Stasha’s blog and idea for lists rocks!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Haha, I totally DID not realize I’d put my blog name onto the bag itself haha!

      I’m amazed at the balloon, they don’t usually last beyond a week. Good thing I don’t have a dog πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your kind words, Kim.

  • July 26, 2011 Eva Fannon

    My favorite? They’re all so pretty, but it would have to be the coconut gelato – the container was eye catching and I HEART coconut anything!

    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Eva! πŸ™‚ I love coconut anything too.

  • July 26, 2011 Christi

    I’ve seen several of these lists today, but yours is the first one to make me hungry!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Haha! I’ve been known to include a lot of food items in my lists.

  • July 26, 2011 Jessica

    I’m sad that you didn’t include a picture of green shoes. I thought for sure that would be on here.
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      I totally would have – if I owned a pair of green shoes.

  • July 26, 2011 carina

    I love it! Just found you through SITS and I, too, am a big fan of lists. Great photos.
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Carina! For your comment and for stopping by, nice to meet you!

  • July 26, 2011 Devan

    ha – what a neat idea! love the photographs & the food pics have my tummy growling πŸ™‚
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Devan! What can I say, I’m a little food obsessed πŸ™‚

  • July 26, 2011 Marinka

    These are great! How’s the balloon doing now?
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Marinka! I’m happy to report that the balloon is alive and well, and hasn’t shrunk at all. I’m considering doing “The Green Balloon” project, where I take its picture every day to mark its demise. Good idea, no?

  • July 26, 2011 tracy

    That fish looks yummy!!!! I’ll be over for dinner shortly.
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      You’re welcome anytime! Bring your girls, please!

  • July 26, 2011 Blond Duck

    Popped in from SITS! The crocodile cracks me up and that fish looks delish!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you for visiting, and for your comment!

  • July 26, 2011 Caren with a "C"

    My favorite green thing would be mint and chip ice cream! Those balloons that never deflate! I’ve had to take care of a few of those before!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Sounds yummy! I’m gonna leave that balloon alone, and see how long it lasts πŸ˜‰

  • July 26, 2011 Ado

    I thought the wasabi was ice cream! But wouldn’t that be an interesting flavor. (-;
    You take such beautiful photographs Alison…inspired…

    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      I wouldn’t put it past the Japanese to create wasabi ice cream (in fact they might have already!). They actually made soy sauce Kit Kats πŸ™‚

      And thank you, I’m just an amateur when it comes to photography. I am pretty good at editing though hehe

  • July 26, 2011 Barbara

    That apple mint granita looks delicious!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      It was delicious and refreshing!

  • July 27, 2011 Jennifer Probst

    What a cool idea! Love, love, love the photos, so vibrant. A great way to teach the kids colors!

    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jennifer!

  • July 27, 2011 My Inner Chick

    I looooooooooooooooooooooove your GREENS. Especially the COOKIES xxxxxx
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you Kim!

  • July 27, 2011 Mama, Hear Me Roar

    Great photos, Mama. You make me really hungry! πŸ™‚ Did you cook that sumptuous grilled fish?
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you πŸ™‚ No I did not cook that, it was a restaurant dish (cheated hehe).

  • July 27, 2011 Kir

    oh Coconut gelato….yummy!!!

    I like the crocodile the best πŸ˜‰ I loved ALL your green things!!!!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I’ll let Dundee know, she’ll be thrilled πŸ™‚

  • July 27, 2011 shell

    Your list made me hungry!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Mission accomplished!

  • July 27, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Love me some wasabi!!! And the macaroons, the tea, the granita…
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      I see we’re both a little obsessed with the food πŸ˜‰

  • July 27, 2011 Mama And The City

    OMG! we have the same laptop – Dell XPS? and I have to say, wasabi doesn’t even make it in my mouth. No way Jose. My hubby loves it though, so more for him.
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Yes it’s an XPS! I love it! We are a household who love our food spicy hehe.

  • July 27, 2011 bestfoodies

    Love Dundee but doubt he can blog as well as you! Your list shows great imagination. Fish looks so good but I am allergic so I will have just the sides please they are great green things!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!! Allergic to fish? That’s a shame πŸ™

  • July 27, 2011 Tracy

    Oooo, the fancy Japanese masking tape! Wait, is that a whole bucket filled with fancy masking tape? Crafty McCrafterson!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      It is a whole bucket but it was at a shop!!! I am very craft-challenged!

  • July 27, 2011 Elena

    Love all the green stuff! I can’t believe that balloon. That drink looks delicious & refreshing.
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      I know, that balloon is freaking me out! The drink was delicious.

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