Revising a Dream/Wish List

Greetings to all!

I know it has been a while, but while I was away, I noticed that eSaleRugs has a “New Arrival” List you need to visit. In fact, Here:

New Arrivals! <– The lovely link. My favorites start about the 5th page, but I also love the 1st and 2nd page!

Here are a few of my favorites.

Love the coloring and just the overall design. So hard to find!~

Now you cannot tell me that that is an easy purple to find! Beautiful beautiful! I would LOVE this for my daughter’s room! (You know, when we finally fix it up and have her all set up in there. *laughs*)

In LOVE with this rug~! And it’s Glittery! (Look! Again, loving this rug!)

Such an interesting look. I was so surprised that they got the  coloring on this to all work together. I would have never been able to think this up! Still a beautiful rug.

Another glitter rug! ()

And my new list would not be complete without:

Have I expressed my love for the New Arrivals yet?

 

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Another Way of Creativity….

Now, we know I like Decor. I like design. And guess what? That takes a whole other level of creativity. Or a different mind of creativity.

And, since you get to see the many designs for designers, I am going to post just some items I like and how I would like to place it one day… or dream of at least. ;D

Growing up on Video Games, I have always had a love for Mario and Mario themed items. I will probably not get this, but IF I ever do, I would most definitetly put this in a game room. (DREAM OF! If I get a game room, this may be one of the first things I buy to decorate it!).

It works very well in any age group I think. As a young mom, I love it. But it also can be something my nieces and nephew will enjoy because they get the reference as well. “Kid friendly” this lamp is.

If I had a more formal living room, this is what I would use. Then again, I may have this once my daughter is older and I would not fear for the destruction of it.

Simple. Elegant. I like it. At first I didn’t like the chairs, but I see they do have padding on it. I can live with that… maybe. I need to re-think about the backs of the chairs. But I love the overall look of it.

LOVE this as well! A bit more modern. Such a fantastic look!

I don’t do glass tables. I am too scared to even look at them. *laughs*

Love the covers! Now that I am pretty sure my husband would be okay with as well. Love it.

I could see this in a room for my husband. Subtle colors, easy to work with, and it has a nice plush so he could enjoy it.

This is a nice room that can add some “class” or more traditional feel to a room. I would definitely make room for this.

Isn’t Dreaming fun?

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?

esalerugs.com/22096199

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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?

Summer Reading! – For the kids?

So, it’s that time of year. I know everyone focuses on which activities we need to get our kids to do to keep them active and not on video games the entire time.

But I feel like this needs some attention as well! It helps the brain do some wondering and exercising as well, and that is just as important.

Now, here is the hard part…
Which books to have the kids read?

I remember back in the day when I was little-er I used to love these books:

But what’s out there today?

I started asking some other moms, and here are some books that they told me about:

Now I got excited because I recognized the Author!

Apparently this has been out for a while as well, I just haven’t seen it. *laughs*

I know they made a movie of this lately, and what’s interesting is that boys can enjoy this too!

A newer series I had to look up. I thought maybe it was older, but definitely a newer one. I had heard of it before because they made a movie from this as well!

Now, I have never heard of this one, but I will need to look into it for my daughter.

Another book a Boy can enjoy!

These are starters for younger kids, but it’s fantastic! I think it’s a good list to begin with, and if you are an “out of touch mom” like me, you’ll be glad for this list!

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!)

Juicing – The Healthy Treat

I hate vegetables. This is a fact. I feel terrible as a mom that I cannot stand the good habits I need to teach my daughter so she grows up healthy and strong!

But there is a way around this! Where I CANNOT taste most vegetables but it is SO healthy and everyone enjoys it! Including me! (My daughter is young enough where she will try anything and enjoys just about everything.)

And what is this way, you may ask? JUICING. Yes, the wonderful world of juice!

I could go into this long thing about why I started, the good stuff it has done, the weight I have lost (Yes, I have lost weight from this and let me tell you, with all the stuff I have tried, it is amazing how this natural thing works so much better than anything else), I decided I’ll just stick with writing some “recipes” we have done and love! That way you can try it and like it, THEN find out how awesome it really is!

It’s really easy. If you don’t have a juicer (I highly recommend one. I mean, what’s better than fresh Orange Juice or Apple juice that you make yourself so you know EXACTLY what is going into it?) just get something that basically liquifies the fruits and veggies.

Now, here are some easy Juice mixes I highly recommend. They’re healthy, and boy do they taste good!

My husband and I experiment together, so a lot of these may appear to have a lot of the same things. Mix things up and see what you like. Remember, do fruits AND veggies!

Our all time favorite is:

Kale
Cucumber (1)
Apple (2)
Broccoli (1 steam full or just do a bunch of the actual little things)
Carrots (4)

It gives enough to give us BOTH a full glass!

Now, the reason I didn’t list the amount of Kale is because it is at your discretion. A lot of people do not like the taste, but it is one of the HEALTHIEST things out there for you. Me and my husband, our juice tastes weird if we DON’T taste it.

That’s right, we LIKE Kale. Crazy huh?

Another juice to try:

Kale (Again, use a little, use a lot. Up to you. I recommend adding a little at first, to see how it affects it and adjust)
Apple (1)
Broccoli(1)
Celery (this has  a stronger taste than you’d think. Again, try one stalk, taste, then add more if you’d like)
Pineapple (1/4)
Cucumber (Cucumber adds a bit of juice)

Now, for  a fun juice I call a dessert juice!

Apples
Strawberries
Pineapple
Orange
Carrot

This juice helps curb your sweat tooth and tastes FANTASTIC.

Hope this all helps you like it has me. Just try it. Taste it. Fix it to your own liking. ANOTHER TIP: Apples are your friends. If you don’t like the taste of something, add apples. They tend to cover a lot of tastes that you may not enjoy and make it easier to drink.

Now go on, try it.

Trust the Monkey.