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Thursday, July 31

to infinity… and beyond


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Where does the water end and the horizon begin? That in a nutshell is the question that arises by the best Infinity Pools (also named negative edge, zero edge, disappearing edge or vanishing edge pool). An Infinity Pool is a swimming or reflecting pool which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to “infinity”.

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They are often seen at exotic resorts, exclusive estates, and in advertisements. The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in Bali Indonesia, where its inspiration came directly from observing the dramatic effect created by the ubiquitous terraced rice paddies, known locally as sawah, for which the island is famous.

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For me, it has been a ‘long courtship’ to win me over on the concept of a 'negative edge'. But these ‘designer pools’ have really worked hard and have finally got me. Visually stunning and always situated on a gorgeous backdrop, I am now in love with their concept and their beauty.

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Take a look at these and let me know… Is it love at first sight for you?

skypark-marina-bay-sands-hotel-macau-infinity-pool Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino – Singapore

double-infinity-pool-hanging-gardens-ubud-bali Ubud Hanging Gardens – Bali, Indonesia

infinity-pool-at-mes-amis Mes Amis Resort

infinity-pool-in-turkey-resort-amazing Somewhere in Turkey

infinity-pool-dreams-resort-puerto-vallarta-mexico Dreams Resort – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

intercontinental-fiji-resort-infinity-pool Intercontinental Hotel – Fiji

infinity-pool-puerto-vallarta-mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

beautiful-reflection-infinity-pool Los Cabos, Mexico

amazing-infinity-pool-by-the-sea Phuket, Thailand

infinity-pool-sunset Divi Little Bay Beach Resort – St. Maarten

kempinski-hotel-ishtar-dead-sea-jordan-infinity-poolKempinski Hotel Ishtar – Dead Sea, Jordan

rangali-island-infinity-pool  Rangali Island – Maldives

infinity-pool-reflecting-the-sky-hotel-villa-mahal-in-turkey Hotel Villa Mahal – Turkey

sheraton-waikiki-infinity-pool-hawaii Sheraton Waikiki – Hawaii

infinity-pool-aerial-shot-alila-ubud-bali Alila Ubud Hotel – Bali, Indonesia

infinity-pool-in-the-hills-of-tuscany-italy Somewhere in Tuscany, Italy

kandalama-hotel-dambulla-sri-lanka-infinity-pool Kandalama Hotel – Dambulla, Sri Lanka

lake-manyara-serena-lodge-tanzania-infinity-pool Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Tanzania, Africa

murnis-villa-ubud-bali-infinity-pool Murni’s Villa – Ubud, Bali

nicest-infinity-pool-ever-anantara-golden-triangle-resort Golden Triangle Resort – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Well, what do you think… is it a LOVE relationship for you, too?

Wednesday, July 30

quick tip: interior curtains


Easy projects can freshen up your home & be inexpensive, too.

Hang an Interior Curtain
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Take a cue from one of your favorite ‘spots’ – the spa… section off portions of any room with a curtain rod or track and floor length fabric.

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In the kitchen of an Atlanta house, a linen curtain runs on a track spanning the room and can be pulled to conceal the mess of preparation.

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Living in a very small space? No problem for privacy.

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I thinking maybe a doorway... Do you have a spot you think might need an interior curtain?

Monday, July 28

monday morning movie


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Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.


So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
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I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!
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Sunday, July 27

sunday in bed

It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.

Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.
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Friday, July 25

recipe friday

 

CREAMY COLE SLAW


Ingredients  

  • 2 10 oz pkg shredded cabbage (or shred fresh yourself, me - I'm lazy)cole-slaw
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ C sugar
  • ¼ C white vinegar
  • ¾ C mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl
Stir together sugar and next 5 ingredients
Mix all together well 
Pour over cabbage mixture, tossing to coat
Store in Refrigerator for 1 hour before serving



Wednesday, July 23

quick tip: display your items


Easy projects can freshen up your home & be inexpensive, too.

Display a Great Collection on a Dining Room Table

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Do you have a collection of plants, for instance prized topiaries, but have no space to display them properly?  Guess what!


How many of us really use our dining room on a regular basis?  That lonely dining room table is the perfect surface to display your prized collection of whatever's!


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Here an elm plank table, which often doubles as a dining table, dramatically displays a collection of Chinese porcelains.

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Here’s a great collection of pillar candles in glass vessels… even without the diners there, the lit candles add so much to the room and home.

Get your creative juices flowing... be a stager in your own home and use that Dining Room table everyday.

Monday, July 21

monday morning movie


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Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
May not be available on Mobile
 
I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!
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Sunday, July 20

sunday in bed

It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.

Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.
lazy_weekend




Friday, July 18

recipe friday

Chicken Tortilla Soup 


Ingredients

·        2 cans cream of mushroom soup
·        2 cans cream of chicken soup
·        2 cans cream of celery soup
·        2 cans cheddar cheese soup
·        30 oz chicken broth
·        15 oz diced tomatoes
·        1 cup salsa (chunky)
·        4½ oz can diced green chilies
·        1 onion, chopped
·        4 garlic cloves, minced
·        salt, to taste
·        pepper, to taste
·        4 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

 Directions

Add all ingredients into large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 hour.
Top with:
Flour Tortilla Chips
Shredded Cheese
Sliced Avocado
Dices Fresh Tomatoes
Diced Jalapenos

Wednesday, July 16

quick tip: within arms reach

 
Easy projects can freshen up your home & be inexpensive, too.

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Place items that are most frequently used within arm's reach.

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Store items used every day in a convenient, easy-to-reach location. Why make more work for yourself in your own home?  Your home should be ‘user-friendly’ to you 24/7… let the world outside throw you the curve balls, let your home sooth you.

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Whether it’s in a closet, laundry room or kitchen… everyday items should be stored lower and unique or specialty items should be stored higher.



Monday, July 14

monday morning movie


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Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
May not be available on Mobile
 
 
I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!
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