I took one of my cheese platters and put together a candle centerpiece for fall. I had picked up a bag of faux pears and apple and pumpkin-shaped candles from Michaels store. Added a few cinnamon sticks and arranged them in between the candles. Of course all colors of fall🍁
We live in the world of information, and have easy access to any information we desire. If I read about a place, an author, even a spice that I am not familiar with, I am googling for information right away. When it comes to shopping, comparing prices is easy, without having to sacrifice quality.
As consumers we have access to many sources, local and international, and retailers are aware that the quality, design, and pricing of their products are consistently being reviewed and talked about in social media.
I consider myself well aware of my needs and my families needs, and bargain shopping is what I am good at, for almost everything from plants, food, clothing, and other everyday wants & needs. I don’t sacrifice quality when I cook, or when I buy makeup or anything we use on our skin, even if I have to read pages of information on its ingredients.
This brings me to my 3 reasons for shopping from Target. 1- A large collection.
2- Clean ( less preservative) makeup
Makeup is of course not a necessity, but most of us like me, use it daily, and love to have an up to date, trendy collection to choose from. Target has a great makeup collection that covers every age, every skin type, and every skin color. They even have how to videos on their site, on how to use “the new and trendy makeup”.
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I was surprised to hear that nurseries are running out of tomato plants!? Personally I never had good luck planting them, but I guess with shopping dilemmas and food & vegetables some what been scarce, for some people growing their own food made sense. Or is this just a beginning of a trend?
Creating a garden, is not an easy task. It is extremely time consuming, and expensive. To create a garden and keep it beautiful, and healthy is a daily chore, but a chore that is delightful, gratifying, and heavenly.
I have had vegetable gardens, herb gardens, and flower gardens. Had to make peace with squirrels, bunnies, birds, and yes even lizards, that enjoyed leaving bit marks on tomatoes that were half ripped.
In mid summer when plants are well established and are in full bloom is when I sit back and enjoy as they say the fruit of my labor. But for now, I put on my gardening gloves and start my mornings with pulling weeds, watering and filling the holes that squirrels have left behind.
Gardens don’t just add color to our yards, or food to our tables, they make our homes a haven for birds, bees, and butterflies. They come to our gardens to find food and they pollinate our trees and flowers.
If you are a first time gardener, you will be a gardener for life.
Cilantro, & Thyme
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First designed by Fenby and patented on 22 March 1877, it’s simple design has been changed slightly for the purpose of keeping up with times, and to survive the revolution in furniture design. Made to be portable the campaign chair also called the Roorkhee chair has stayed popular for decades, and its popularity has given the hand full of vintage ones a strong market and resale value.
At first sight you murmur to yourself, what are they thinking? But as we watch the runway fashions with colors, textures, and fabrics that are fresh and creative we realize we are looking at fashion for Spring 2020.
Eyes with glitter and neon colors is fresh and so perfect for the times. White eye liner, or liners used to create the floating clouds are fresh and creative.
This Spring we will be brave and willing to try new colors and other creative ways to make our eyes look beautiful.
For 2020 Spring, designers had their models walk down the runways with neon eye shadows, and sparkly rhinestones around their eyes.
Anna Sui, Brandon Maxwell, Fendi, Helmut Lang, and Pamella Roland all introduced their spring fashion with fresh new line of eye makeup.
Spring is all about mixing intense shades, bright neons, glossy textures, and lots of sparkle.
At Anna Sui’s runway, models had one or two stars on their face with floating liner in shape of clouds around their eyelids.
Vogue, Anna Sui
The glitter smoky eyes was on the runway at Brandon Maxwell’s spring 2020.
Sparkly eyes at the spring 2020 Fendi show, cat eye at the Helmut Lang show,
Creamy white eye pencil at Pamella Roland show.
Vogue, Pamela RolandL
Let’s look forward to spring, and celebrate life 🌷
You are in luck because every style is in for fall & winter. Oversized or cropped sweaters, slim cut cashmeres, and chunky popcorn knits are also very in for this winter.
I personally love big cable sweaters (sort of a fisherman’s look) and when I need to dress up a bit, a very thin cashmere keeps me warm, and I also add layers for a more stylish look.
Long sweaters are always stylish since you can wear them with leggings, wide-legged pants, or skirts.
Cropped sweaters are a cool look and it is still in for this winter and a much better look to me unless your belly button is peeking out.
Colors are also a very important aspect of clothing, so remember rust colors are in this year.
J. Crew cashmere
Fall 2018 can be called the 1980’s fashion revival.
Yes- Think big shoulders and black leather, to futuristic metallics and oversized jackets.
Fabrics are the men’s wear inspired herringbone, glen plaid, and houndstooth with leather trimmings.
Colors to choose, based on pantone 2018 collection:
Ash Rose muted pink
Nile Green light green
Spiced Apple, Brown with a red
These key words simplify this year’s home trends.
It starts with furniture and accent pieces that double as storage. Pieces that have design, and serve a purpose.
Stone, copper, concrete, granite, are natural materials that create an organic environment, and help bring a natural, peaceful, relaxing surroundings. And in fabrics, velvet with its soft texture is perfect in creating the cozy setting.
Lets not forget plants, naturally they are an important part of the organic movement in adding color, creating a cozy atmosphere.
Rich colors are the favorites of 2018.
Red, Pink, yellows, and greens.
Metal used for Hardware, and Trims, is Brass
Brass is a warm and easy to combine with many palettes, and a great alternative to the popular steel accents of previous years.
In kids rooms
Bunk beds are taking the place of tepees. With storage and study area below and build into the structure.
Creating a place to relax
A resort, or spa interiors is the purpose of feeling safe, to relax, an environment suitable for meditating. Emphasizing on colors, rattan, warm materials like wood, natural fibers.
The final goal: Trust what you like
Surround yourself with things that bring you joy.