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Oh That Martha…

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In case your not aware of this yet…but REAL indoor plants are huge again!

I found this little honey of an idea from the craft guru herself Martha Stewart. Though crafting is not one of my desired recreational sport’s…I’m strictly audience participation only.  I do think that this is something that I would actually create.

No paper, glue or glitter is needed (thank you)…in this little humdinger of an actually usable, functional, and not to mention kind of cool art project…go Martha!

Materials:  Tomato cages…in this case copper ones!

 

 

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Bad Closet Doors to Bad Ass Closet Doors…

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This is such a great idea!  For those that have accordion doors…and can’t update to a barn door or just have no desire. This is such a FABULOUS idea!

Cover the doors in fabric and edge with a nail head trim. Genius!

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Get Your Sexy On…

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Update:  I Didn’t realize that the spell check option was changed on wordpress…so even though I’m famous for a host of spelling errors.  This post previously…well let’s just say not cute!  But hey…that’s me I let it all out there flaws and all!

I feel that we as woman forget a very magical part of our femininity…and that is knowing and embracing our sexuality. We spend so much time striving, that we need to remember to embrace the soft and gentle parts of our personalities too.

Sexuality is a soft, non-sexual presence…which is the art of being a mystery.  I personally feel that this particular “art” should never be to obvious or overt.  In fact anything done in an obvious fashion is never appealing and that goes for the clothes that we wear and the personalities that we share to the world.

Finding that balance between strength and softness I think that’s what makes a woman unforgettable.

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Sexuality is subtle, and here are some ways that you can enhance yours:

Perfume should be worn as trademark (lightly) it’s not about whatever is popular, so find your signature scent today.

Talking loud is NOT SEXY!

Discovering your passion’s in life…and having a strong sense of independence and purpose.

Listening…yes listening…it’s about knowing how make others feel good.

Being well groomed…which has nothing to do with a price tag.  Find what looks good on you, no matter your body type.

Don’t over do anything, if anything it’s really about down playing.  When you try to hard for attention it just appears obvious.

Laugh easy…people enjoy being around those who don’t take life so serious.

Have a sense of style…it’ not about being on trend.

It’s never about one upping the other person…but having a great sense of humor to play off each other…bantering back and forth can be incredibly sexy.

Most important aspect of all is…CONFIDENCE!

We all have elements about us that makes us unforgetable…learn how to harness them-it’s really very intoxicating.

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Contemporary Drapery Presentation…

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Installed another one of my favorite drapery hanging presentation’s.

These drapes have no rod…they’re mounted on a piece of wood…I absoulutely LOVE this look.

It’s clean, fresh and modern!

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Fabulous…

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This is a brand new Phillip Jeffries wallpaper…made with a very thin layer of wood and framed with silver foil! Asolutely stunning in person.  This is a perfect alternative to those who would like an intresting ceiling treatment but do not have the budget for major millwork.

By placing this wallpaper on the ceiling or the walls it instantly elivates the room’s level of sophistacation and presense!

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Why didn’t I think of that…

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When designing…sometimes we all get a little jaded!  But this is something that my clients have really been enjoying.

They LOVE the fact that they can have an ottoman…but when they want a harder surface for beverage placement or for something that would need a little more support.  That’s when we have put a cocktail table over the ottoman…one that has wheels on it…so you can pull it in…or to push it out!

Works for me!

 

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Travel, Create and Learn…

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If you follow my blog…then you know that I have a friend traveling the world.  They’ve been going strong now for about 8 months…and they have 7 more months to go.

I don’t know if this type of traveling would be on my bucket list…but I definitely found something that would be…and that is L/M Retreats!

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First on my list would be L/M’s trip to Formentera, Spain! This is straight from their website:

We’ll spend our days eating long meals together outdoors, learning photography & the art of visual storytelling, and enjoying conversation & discussion with one another as well as exploring all the island has to offer—sailing, fresh seafood, and gorgeous beaches. The villa we’ll call home during the retreat is a few minutes walk from a beach, and tapas, cava, and sun promise to be plentiful.

We plan to allow plenty of down time for reading & writing, napping, swimming, discussions, photo editing, sun bathing & sipping, or simply doing nothing at all. There will also be a watercolor painting class with a local artist, a sunset beach picnic, and a paella cookout. 

The purpose of this retreat is to recharge, rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect. Creativity can only blossom if we allow ourselves to be still once in a while; we see more clearly when we slow down & ideas come fresh. 

What this won’t be is a hectic, highly structured “workshop”—it’s truly a retreat.

Yes PLEASE!

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Or how about Santorini, Greece

The days will largely be spent painting; lingering over meals together; learning & practicing photography; having group discussions; relaxing at the villa; and exploring the island. This is a retreat devoted to creating community & inspiration over slow food shared, creativity, and intentional discussion all while recharging in this luxurious perch nestled in the hills above the ancient Pyrgos village & surrounded by striking views of the cobalt Aegean Sea. 

Run do not walk to L/M Retreats…because some trips for 2017 are already SOLD OUT!

http://www.localmilkretreats.com/merch

 

 

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