Pure Random

I can’t quite figure out what I wanted to blog about today, so I will talk about different subjects, and give you a peek at what is going on in my mind…

Warning, it is quite diverse and a few different subjects at one time.

Food:

(Not my picture. XD)

I did it! I actually tried baking with the fresh strawberries, and let me say, it was delicious! Let’s just say the cake didn’t last long enough to take a picture. My family (aka: Me, my husband and my daughter) LOVED it and it was eaten pretty quickly.

My daughter’s 2nd birthday is coming up, so I may try something like this again for her cake (I am baking it for her this year to try to save money for the zoo!) so this is definitely an idea that will be shelved and saved for future reference.

Design:

Have you seen this picture going around?

You know what I’m going to point out, right? ….

I hope you answered THE RUG! *laughs* LOOK!

It’s an older style more traditional rug but it fits in this room VERY well! I would have never thought of placing this rug in this room, but look how beautiful it looks? Isn’t it fantastic? So I tried to see if I can find a rug similar to this on eSaleRugs.com

I think I found some close ones… what do you think?

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Then I found a colorful version. ;P

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Now, the colorful one isn’t exactly the same, but I thought it was interesting!

Kids/Family:

And I am really excited! My baby is turning 2!! It’s amazing how fast time goes by! And we know what we’re doing for her birthday. She isn’t going to get many presents, but she is going to visit…..

*trumpets*

THE ZOO!

We have been wanting to take her to the zoo since the first time she watched We Bought A Zoo! She loved that movie and it was her favorite for the longest time. And now, she gets to see a zoo! We figured that she is old enough now to actually enjoy it and have fun, so it’s the great “First Trip” (besides the cross country drive… but all she saw then was the backseat while wrapped in a blanket. *laughs*)

This is where we are going!

Riverbanks zoo and garden in Columbia, SC! I am truly excited. I will probably be taking a lot of pictures. My facebook friends are going to get a lot of new photos in a new album pop up on their feed soon after this. *wink*

I have been trying to plan this, but I think, in the end, winging it will just be the best thing. See what she wants to do and where she wants to go. Should be a blast.

And….

That is a look at what goes on in my brain at one time. It is quite… amusing how it jumps so quickly to all of it and bounces back between them.

What is going on in your mind today?

Designer’s Day Off

Usually this is where I do “Designer of the Week!” But today, for THIS week, I decided to focus on other things and see where it takes me..

Then do “Designers” NEXT week. ;P No, it has not been abandoned, just…

I need a breather. I have been doing decor and all this fun stuff that I have forgotten about other things.

And the other things are things we moms need to think about!

So This week will be my “SUMMER SERIES OF IDEAS FOR MOMS”

Now, here’s the debate, start a FULL out entry today, or just wait for tomorrow, and just give instructions about how to make your own play-doh! (Thank you to the wonderful instructables.com site for this fantastic “recipe”.)

Yup, just the play-doh instructions!

Basic ingredient ratios:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)

food coloring (liquid, powder, or unsweetened drink mix)
scented oils

Just mix and go! How fantastic is that? My daughter is turning Two soon… this may be PERFECT!~

(And the love the comments below on the original entry is AWESOME!)

Mars Needs Moms

 Now, I believe this movie went under the radar and needs more attention! I hadn’t heard much about this movie, but I do remember some mention of it when it was in theaters/going to be in theaters/commercial trails for it, but not taking it in.

It wasn’t until last night when my husband was trying to think of movies to watch that he was surfing the internet for anything we hadn’t seen before (and for him, it’s a hard thing to find. It feels like he’s seen EVERYTHING). He stumbled across this picture and said “Oh yeah, I wanted to give this movie a try.”

First, I have to point out, my husband is SO WONDERFUL! How many men do you know who will admit to wanting to watch this and then CHOSE it? Secondly, I had to ask, “What movie are you talking about?” As I headed over to him to see what he was looking at. Again, I remembered seeing some trailers for it, but didn’t pay attention.

“Eh, couldn’t hurt. I mean, haven’t heard anything bad about it.” (Didn’t hear anything about it period.)

And so, we went and got the movie.

Let’s just say: I cried.

I couldn’t help it. Being a mom myself, it’s just hard to see and think how your child might feel if you were kidnapped. Now note, you’re probably not going to get kidnapped by aliens, but still, roll with me here.

There were some odd things here and there, but overall, I think it was enjoyable. Now, I’m not sure how well young kids who understand will take it, but you moms out-there, I say definitely watch it. Maybe you’ll kids like it too.

There are more things I want to say about it, but I’ll just leave it like this:

I will definitely want to watch this movie again. This time, I will sit and enjoy it the entire time with no interruptions, and possible some tissues because I know I’ll cry again – I am tearing up now just thinking about it.

Celebrating “The Blues!”

This morning I was listening to the radio when they said something about how a new study is showing that blueberries are actually good to help with DIABETES. Now, I know in the past I have heard that they are one of the top fruits people recommend because of the antioxidants, but I decided to dedicate this entry to the positive facts of blueberries and to celebrate, show my OTHER favorite BLUE things.

This will be fun!

– Blueberries can improve memory!
– A recent study that included blueberries as a low-GI fruit has found that blueberries, along with other berries, clearly have a favorable impact on blood sugar regulation in persons already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
–  There is 35% of Vitamin K, 25% of Manganese, 24% of Vitamin C, and 14% of Fiber
– Damage to muscles following a very taxing exercise can be reduced by eating Blueberries!
–  It can even help protect your brain from oxidative stress!

Basically, the more I look into it, the most positive things I find! There are a LOT more beneficial things about blueberries, but I don’t want the ENTIRE blog to be about all the good it can do! (but I should do that one day). I want to celebrate by seeing other blue things!

I have always loved the blue roses. Though I am not sure they are “all natural” there is a way to get them… I think.

There is always Cookie Monster! He was one of my favorite Sesame Street characters growing up!

And Grover! But you don’t hear much about him anymore. One of my favorite books when I was a kid was a Grover book called “The Monster at the End of This Book”. …. or something like that.

My favorite blue rug!

And my favorite team has a blue jersey! (And blue in their logo. ;P)

What are your favorite things that are blue?