Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's Musical Inspiration, Lizz Wright, Open Your Eyes

I wanted to leave you with one of my favorite songs, by one of my favorite singers, Lizz Wright...Listen to the words and be inspired...I'm off to meet with lawyers regarding Mini's school...fun, fun, fun....Enjoy your weekend...



I love the line, "Don't cloud your eyes with others lies"....that's what I'm talkin' bout.

Inspiration

Just wanted to leave you with a little inspiration for the weekend. Enjoy!

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Creative Mom Gone Too Far?

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This mom slipcovered the furniture in muslin and invited her daughter's friends over to tag it with graffiti...Hum, not sure how I feel about it...Don't think I would go that far with Mini...maybe if it was furniture for her room...But, I can appreciate the creativity.

I Heart the Dollar Store

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Just look at all the goodies I purchase for $1 each...What did people do before the dollar store...But, all dollar store and not made the same...The best dollar store in NYC is JACKs...I would shop there at least 3 days a week when I worked in Manhattan...This dollar store is closer to home and I heart it...

Phase II of My Little Project

Remember the wall Mini was patching in a previous post? Well, I finished phase II today...painted it black...with chalk board paint. Phase III coming soon...

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I heart...

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Where can I find a blanket like this without spending an arm and a leg and a tank of gas?...I saw them at ABC Carpet and Home for around $500.00 bucks. If your a regular reader of this blog you know I'm not going there...I'm on the hunt.

Good Morning Sunshine

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I like, I like....

In a Perfect World

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In a perfect world, Mini would dress like this. I showed this to Mini and she would rather be on punishment for the rest of the summer than dress like this...lol.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Dining Area...

I have a dining area, not an actual room...last year a friend of mine painted this beautiful mural on the wall. I was having a hard time trying to decide what to put there and they came up with this...Isn't it beautiful...everytime I pass it, I just feel happy...I slip covered the dining chairs with fabric from a curtain I purchased at IKEA...The light on the wall to the left makes such a wonderful pattern on the wall...I purchased the faux crystal light fixture from IKEA for about $12.00...I think we have one in every room in the house...

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Tip for the Super Mom's out there...

At the last minute Mini wanted to take a cake to day camp to celebrate her birthday with her new friends...UGH! I was exhausted and had to think of something quick. I learned this trick awhile ago...whenever you need a dessert at the last minute, pick up an Entemanns cake, a pound cake, crunch cake, whatever, and a can of pre made frosting, preferably with sprinkles and just ice the cake. The kids at camp loved it...they said it was the BOMB! The day was saved for less than $10.00 bucks. A mom's gotta have all kinds of tricks up her sleeve now a days.

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Inspiration

I know your out there...you have a closet for a bedroom and you think you can't possibly do anything cool with the space...Well, think again...Just look how tiny and stylish this bedroom is...painted white, cleared of clutter...if you must, store your clothes under the bed and hang a bold, bright print over your bed...instant style on a budget....Remember to keep the linens simple.

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Cool

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oh, la, la

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Kimberly Wilson - Hip Tranquil Chick

I'm really into this podcast by Kimberly Wilson. Kimberly is an inspirational, motivational speaker for woman or anyone trying to live outside the box. I love her YOGA podcast...try it, it's so relaxing...
You can listen to her podcasts at www.hiptranquilchick.com

Still thinking about bedrooms...

...This one looks a little granny

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Nursery Design

I heart nursery design...I don't get the chance to do it as much as I'd like...Just look how clever...they turned the bird house into a light...clever...

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Red...drives me crazy...

When I first moved into this apartment I painted the living room red...UGH! The color drove me crazy...I can't relax in a red room. Can you?

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How does your garden grow?

My terrace garden is suffering from the bright southern light and heat...Not to mention, I'm on the 11th floor and it's windy up here...This garden is so beautiful...the simple blue and white paint job...Hum! Why can't I have that?

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How cute...I need to make this

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Look of the Day

Most days I can be found running around in not so nice sweats and tops...I think I could actually up my game with this look...Comfortable and funky...I like it.

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In A Perfect World...

In a perfect world...I'm going to a hollywood party for Barack Obama and I'm wearing this...HOT! Have you noticed that I'm partial to ruffles?

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Baby Shower Give Aways

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I made these little hemp string bracelets for a baby shower. The parents wanted to do something different...not the typical ceramic statue with pink and blue dated ribbon attached. I came up with this...aren't they cute?
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mini's Birthday Outfit, In a Perfect World...

If mommy had her way Mini would celebrate her birthday in style...while wearing high fashion.

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It's Mini's 12th Birthday...



Today is Mini's Birthday...12 great years..it's official, she's a tween and proud of it...I tried to upload this song without the video but, I'm not that savy yet...So just click the video and watch mini's slide show...



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'll Take It...

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Theater In My Mind...

"I thought he would never leave. My husband will be home with the kids any minute now."

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I need this look...

Like Mother, Like Daughter

So, Mini was bored yesterday...I asked her if she wanted to patch holes in the wall so we could get started on a little art project I've been thinking about doing in the livingroom. Of course she said yes. I can't believe how similar we are. At her age I was the same way. Re-arranging the furniture and painting whenever I got the chance. It's really scary. We don't share the same taste in everything...Mini hates the way I dress and wear my hair. She is much too flashy for my style. I asked her, "Do you want to be like your mommy when you grow up?" Mini said, "Mommy, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I'm going to be much more fabulous than you when I grow up." I hope you are Mini, I really do. Gotta heart this kid...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Inspiration

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I always admired the picture rails with black and white photos...I think it's pretty hard to pull off...

Hair Inspiration

I can't wait for my hair to grow out...I heart this hair...

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Today's Musical Selection - Superwoman - Alicia Keys

If this song doesn't inspire you, nothing will...Be Inspired.

My favorite line in the song, "No one knows me underneath these clothes I can fly, we can fly."


Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday in the Park

I hung out in Metro Tech park in Brooklyn for lunch yesterday...Pheobe Snow performed, it was hot, the grass was green and the company was the best...I took a few photos...The concerts take place every thursday at 12:00...next week, Alice Smith and the week after that Michelle N'Degachelo sp?

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Little girl blowing bubbles...

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Pheobe Snow singing her hits...

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Summers are made for flip flops...

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and babies...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Summer Stage - Hip Hop Show - Tomorrow Night

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Friday, July 18, 2008 From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central Park SummerStage

The cultural stamp of “Video Music Box” comes to life with performances by hip hop’s notable icons from across the decades.

The influence of "Video Music Box" stretches far and wide, as the show is one of the first and longest running outlets for Hip-Hop since the genre’s inception. Twenty-five years after its debut, Ralph McDaniels hosts a celebration concert featuring performances by a who's who of hip-hop icons from the show’s history and beyond.

DJ Jazzy Joyce, The Crash Crew, TSki-Valley & Spoonie Gee, Luv Bug Starski, Sugar Hill Gang, Joe Ski Love, Entouch, Special Ed, Dana Dane, Naughty By Nature, DJ Clark Kent, Ralph Ray Dejon, OC, Chubb Rock, Jeru Da Damaja, Milk Dee, DJ Chuck Chillout, Jeff Redd, Red Alert, DJ Kid Capri, Nice N Smooth & Special Guests.

Being Good

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I'm trying really hard to get 5 fruits and veggies a day...I did well yesterday by putting it all in one bowl, grapes, lettuce, mushrooms, carrots and watermelon with a little feta cheese and sprinkled with a little honey...YUM.
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Mini's dry erase board...I use the board to remind Mini of the things she should do everyday. You know, things that will totally torture her, lol...Things like read, play the keyboard, turn-off the t.v...
...Just look at what I found when I went into her room yesterday while she was at camp...She wrote her own rules, don't read, playkeyboard 3 min a day and turn on t.v. everyday....very funny little girl...

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I took this photo of Mini at camp yesterday from my livingroom window...lol.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I just wanted to thank everyone for all your kind words...Who knew when I started this blog that I would receive such inspiration...Peace be with you.

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