Friday, November 20, 2015

Target Home Decor: Mid-Century Modern Resurgence

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I know some might find this hard to believe, but up until a few weeks ago I hadn't been in a Target in years!  Yup, it's true.  Why?  Well, because I'm a TJMaxx, Homegoods, Marshalls, Ross gal!  Anyway, I stumbled in there looking for a coffee maker and I ended up taking a wide-eyed detour through the home decor department.  Whoa!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape and Family Recipes

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching once again, where does time go?? This year will be the first year that I don't spend Thanksgiving with my family, ever! That extremely lucky man of mine was able to pry me free of my mother's homemade meal dependency so that we can take a road trip up to Atlanta with his sister's family to spend Thanksgiving with his close friends.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sidewalk Stencil Graffiti in Wynwood: Miami's Art and Design District

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My magic lies in my ability to see beauty and potential in everything, such as all the sidewalk graffiti one spots whilst walking around Miami's Wynwood Arts District.  I love seeing these little patches of art and clever quotes scattered about the neighborhood, sometimes one needs a friendly reminder or just a smile on their face.  These stenciled graffiti pieces will do the trick, I love them!

This is not the first time I've waxed poetic about street graffiti before, you might recall my post about the amusing Mona Lisa stencil graffiti trend, or The Beatles lyrical graffiti, or the graffiti I spotted on my trips to Istanbul and Ghent.  Anyway, I guess the bottom line is I find it attractive and compelling enough to share with you.  If you're interested in seeing and reading more about our Wynwood Art District here in Miami, check out some of my past posts below.  The famous Art Basel is coming up once again in the beginning of December, I will definitely be attending and shooting lots of photos to share with you.  In the meantime, scroll on and enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2015

In Bruges: Capital of West Flanders Province in Belgium

Oh Bruges, marvelous Bruges... I first visited this Belgian city when I was fifteen. My aunt took me on a European cruise and Zeebrugge (which means "Bruges on Sea") was one of the many stops along the Mediterranean coast. I was at a very impressionable age, Europe had already blown my mind at that point - and I had only been to one other city before Bruges on that trip (Amsterdam, how apropos!).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ghent at Night: City of Lights and Shadows

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As promised, I'll have the first of several posts about my time in Bruges, Belgium up for you today, but first - I forgot I had one post left about Ghent! Like most places I travel to, I fell in love with Ghent. Its medieval charm is borderline overwhelming, and it's picturesque to the max - you could literally walk around for days just staring in awe and snapping away on your camera (much like what I did during my stay there).

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fascinating Altocumulus Mammatus Clouds in Belgium

I've been sifting through the endless photos from my trip to Europe and trying to organize them into various posts for your viewing pleasure. If you've been following along (and not-so-patiently waiting for more), you might remember that last year my brother and I spent 37 Days in Europe traveling by train. We started off in The Netherlands and stopped in several cities throughout Belgium, France, Spain, and Monaco, ending our trip in Italy. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Design Inspiration: Tribal Southwestern Bohemian Modern

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, but I fell off the blogging bandwagon, big time.  Ironically, it happened right around the time I stopped working to go back to school…  A time when I fantasized about having more time to blog and do crafts and DIY, a time during which I thought I would accomplish a lot.  Well, aside from graduating college, all of my other plans went awry. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Doors of Rome

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Rome is an amazing city, no need for me to wax poetic.  I'll let the photos do the talking and romancing, because after all - a picture is worth a thousand words...  Or 5,000, if I get to talking about'em.  But sometimes you just want to scroll through some beautiful photos, so here you go!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Water Hyacinth: Using Abundant Invasive Plants for Food, Fertilizer, & Biofuel

Before I started working on this post, I didn't know much about the Water Hyacinth.  When I began researching, I found out that it's called Eichhornia crassipes, a plant native to the Amazon Water Basin, and highly invasive outside of its native territory - particularly here in Florida waterways.  After reading that, I was unsure whether or not I should do a post glorifying the beauty of this plant.  However, something in my mind kept pushing me to read a bit further.  Well, there was a reason for that intuition, because after a bit more research I learned some really cool things about the Water Hyacinth that could change the way it's viewed and treated.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Buddha Head Succulent Planter

I'm always on the lookout for cool new planters for my garden, especially funky unique vessels that aren't necessarily meant to be planters. When I'm out and about in the stores, my terminator vision scans the shelves in search of potential planters, anything I can stuff plants in, even better if it looks like something that's strong enough to drill a hole in without breaking. And then, once in a blue moon I find something really spectacular, something that makes me gasp and dive across the aisle while looking around to make sure nobody else spotted it before me.