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Friday, December 3, 2010

French Apothecary Office+ Creative Home Lab

For some time I have been saving all my apothecary finds: glass jars, cedar boxes, dark stained furniture, cubicles... and the soothing smells of my childhood of , anise, camomille, mint and chloroform( I know, I know its volatile and toxic) but those are the smells takes me to my dad's pharmacy where I spent long hours of my childhood. Neither my dad or his pharmacy full of wonderful substances exists now, all I can do is to reproduce the one in my dreams...  come back soon

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Open Bathroom and the use of Burlap

I wanted to share this picture taken from -I don't remeber where.- Beautiful clean, spacious bathroom. Notice the use of burlap on balloon curtains.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inspiration, clean slate?

No more mortgages..

park it anywhere...

only to take a nap?

many of us have seen the over the top decorated gypsy wagons but this is genious, the whites makes everything dissapear as in a magic act. Love the crispiness of it.
Pics from Mim-pi kidsclothes, to conctact the maker

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Free range growing... kids

After hours of cartoons, pools, wii, trampoline and all the summer has to offer my kids were still complaining and bored, so we decided to make cupcakes

This gorgeous looking eggs taste even better than they look, my egg lady has 150 free range hens, we go every weekend to buy them, an aventure by itself, I have to show you the victorian house were they live... the hens and the lady

Made from scratch colored icing, pretty and simple. confectioners sugar, colorant and cream cheese.

yum, yum..

very old cookie tins, just for decor..

do you like my candy house?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If you live in the South close to Atlanta

Well this might be interesting to do, join Eddie Ross at Scott AmericasMart of Atlanta Ga. Sunday July 17, 1 pm, for more info go directly to his site. Let me know if you are coming so I can tag along,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Inspiration - neutral Eclectic

Are these pictures talking to you too?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Life in the South ( and country)

My kids... she worries so much

If you like the country, well let's say that the South might be kind of place you can enjoy. The summers are humid and hot, the winters are not too chilly, and most of the people are kind. However my favorite part is enjoying a ride along the peach orchards in summer, gorgeous south I love you so..

Fresh picked peaches
Speaking of old barns, can you see the lovely truck peaking?
This is my type of trip, less than 50 mph, country roads, windows rolled down, the peaches smell still in the air
lane Orchards

Kids resting a bit

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day Dreaming vacation In Bruge Belgium

The fisrt time I visited Bruges , I was 14 and it was in the summer of '93, it was love at fisrt sight, Bruges has been ever since in my dreams, last time I visted I took my whole- and small- family with me, we had the time of our lives, you can stroll in Bruges at 3 a.m whithout fear, it's clean streets, it's perfect charming canals leads to enchanted  inner gardens and historic buildings. This city has much more to offer, I promise you won't forget  the best  chocolate, fine lace boutiques, flavored beer, mussels and scargots, Bruges is sure a feast to the senses.
In case you plan to visit Belgium in summer or fall, consider taking at leat a day trip in Bruges, you won't regret it. Pictures from The Triptiek  B&B in the Heart of Bruges.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

25 Minutes of Inspiration Foyer

Only took me 25 minutes of inspiration, some phantom hooks from WalMart,  2 old window frames, a mantel found at a flea market, my precious found objects and a tinsy bit of junk.

It was a blank space, I first secure the mantel with a hooks used to hang frames, these hooks don't need  a hammer and leave a tiny hole when removed.
I have to use pretty much hooks, bubble gum and banana peels on the walls- since I cannot' drill much on military housing.
The "table" base is an old iron sewing machine, -the steps are only one of the tools of the trade

This mantel was recovered and sold to me for only 40 dollars, windows where 10 a piece...
Details on the mantel...

Old post cards and photographs of the Swiss Alps.

small chest home is homefor  more old post cards..flower frogs from a flower shop in Hollywood California are used to hold photos.

Pearls, jute, wood, crystal..

I need to edit this pace just a little bit..
Some people call them santos, votos, but they are really called ex votos, these in smaller versions are pin to Saints clothes when miracles are grantted as a sign of the favors received and to thank the Saint.  I sell this for $9 plus shipping..

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Have you ever heard of Soapberries?

Today I learned a new fact that I wish to share with all of you, I went to and  I found a very interesting piece of information on cleaning, how to use  berries to wash your clothes!! this soapberries are used all over the world and have been used for probably thousands of years to wash, contains saponins active ingredient used to make soaps, albeit the name of soap, savon, jabon...anyways This berry is recomended for cleaning and you might used it to wash your body because contains no chemicals however it's irritant on the eyes, in case you want to use it as shampoo. I've been always afraid of chemicals we use in our bodies, and I bet there is much more natural practices in folk remedies we can use instead of cosmetics often linked with cancer.. thanks for reading

Monday, June 28, 2010

give Away at Heather's Bullard

I'm a fan of her blog and she is having a give away, check here for more details..

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Military Base Housing

My home is simple and unpretencious, it's filled with objects that we love to watch and use, many of them found and rescued.
I only splunge on furniture because it needs to be sturdy, we've  moved so much and so very often to different climates that makes veneers are not an option
I only buy things that I love and thing s that I can use them in multiple tasks. We  try to be organic  so there is no plastics or sintetics fibers around... cotton, linen, wool  are also affordable.

Finding objects it's gratifiying and they make exeptional conversation pieces.

Nothing that a white and soft palete can't help,  the military policy on housing is when you move out it needs to be as steryl as you found it, meaning  white walls, vynil floors, hideous bathroom can't be modified, don't forget  blids stay put, so I have always to work around what I already have  . My home is definetely an example of the resourcesfulness of any army wife in one income household.
Thanks for stoping by...

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Sunburn Summer

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With the summer comes the pool season, I can't tell if is good or bad because as soon as the pool is warm enough my kids jump in and they surely  refuse to get out, so today they dragged to the pool right after breakfast. I can't complaint on their behaviour they were at their best,  they stayed so content for so long that I enjoyed the peace and quiet that i  couldn't notice my sunburned skin, as soon as I got our of the water and dry the pain hited me,  I mean sunburned like a boiled crab, my skin complexion is supossed to work in my advantage, I was born tanned! I knew that the ozone is depleting but c'mon.. well I guess we better bring 50 plus sun block the next time... Don't forget to hidrate... see ya soon