Category Archives: Fashion & Style

Great Use of Space – Canopy Daybed

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canopy daybed (via desire to inspire) – my ideal home….

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Beautiful workspace!

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Thinking minimalist furniture? But creative workspace?

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le-sojorner: Beautiful workspace. – my ideal home….

All that Light!…Creative Use of Attic Space!

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Courtesy of:

http://myidealhome.tumblr.com/post/17459231018/luminous-attic-bedroom

“Polaroid Collection” – Retro Interior Decorating…

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Culled from http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/greg-rogove-diana-garcia/

Non-conventional Decorating Ideas…

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Creative use of wooden crates…

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Feed Your Face: Peppermint Patty Foot Scrub

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Here’s a treat for you Ladies! (And Gents too)!

Peppermint Patty Foot Scrub
1 cup coarse sea salt
5 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup fresh mint, minced
3 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)

Coarse sea salt is too abrasive to use on your face, but it’s perfect for sloughing dead skin off your feet, while the olive or coconut oil helps soften calluses and repair cracks. For best results, do this at night: First soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes (or scrub them at the end of your shower or bath). If you have really thick calluses, try using a foot file or pumice stone before scrubbing. Then massage the scrub into your feet in a circular motion, spending the most time on the roughest areas. Don’t forget your ankles and the tops of your toes. Rinse off with warm water, pat dry, then apply a rich foot cream (or more olive or coconut oil). Slip on a pair of old socks so you don’t leave greasy footprints everywhere.

Credits: Dr. Jessica Wu, Dematologist

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Lemon Sorbet!

… Not the ice cream or yogurt flavor,

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Hippeastrum ‘Lemon Sorbet’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but the paint color… We look forward to Summer projects with this absolutely heart-warming and inviting color!

My Love Affair… With Shoes!

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My Love Affair… With Shoes!

Where have you been all my life? Why am I so super excited? Because  (and I tell my young people, you don’t start a sentence with “Because”), they make and carry bigger shoe sizes! Handmade, real leather, And cute too!

I have always struggled to find my shoe size… Oftentimes, I bought the shoes first, when I could finally find my size, Yep.. Nordstrom Rack “Bigger Shoe size” events, Zappos, Magnus (London), or a great store i found in Munich, Germany, and then made the  outfit work, by colors, fashion accessories, etc… You get my drift…  Read the rest of this entry

Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days – Tola Adenle

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…..The richness of the Yoruba culture! Aso-oke… Traditional woven cloth… Classic pieces, but eclectic…

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I’ve noticed there’s continued traffic on the 2013 Market Days.  Please note that the dates for 2014 has already been posted. 

http://emotanafricana.com/2014/03/13/2014-oje-ibadan-ede-market-days-tola-adenle/

TOLA, APRIL 25, 2014.

 

 

Okay, Ladies – pardon me, guys – here are the market days for the two Ojes this year if you happen to be interested in shopping for aso oke. 

The production may not be elegant and the print is not that legible when scanned and so was last year’s which was why I copy-typed it out but the calendar does contain some info though in Yoruba Language.  I’ve also copy-typed the 2013 edition but posted the scanned cut-up for this year in case those better at these things than me can make it work!

It is sold at Oje every year and since I first came across it some years ago, I’ve always bought copies for me and for others.  You can…

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