I was searching online today through facebook and, I found the link to some new and, awesome vibram shoes. They fold over your feet instead of tying them up. they are so new I am only finding one review for them on YouTube. From watching the review it looks like the shoe could use a little more support/stability. I am wondering if I were to walk around int the shoe if my toe would keep slipping forward? I have not ha luck with getting vibram shoes second hand in the past because they don’t seems to fit quite right. If I could actually try on a vibram shoe at the store I’m sure I could find my fit. As the vibram furoshiki is a new trend within the fitness industry is it possible companies like Nike will hop on board to make a similar shoe? The look of this shoe is much more attractive then the 5 finger vibrams which might make them more appealing to the customer. The guy that did the review said that he would be returning the shoe because of the fit and the fabric. he fabric looked extremely thin which is a little alarming when it is there to protect your foot. When I first saw them thought they’d be great for Italy; they don’t look like sneaker and, they are stylish enough to par with jeans. Than, watching the review I decided they are probably not quite right for my feet. I went to the website to investigate further and, they were over $100 so, I wouldn’t be able to get them anyway. I shop a lot of second hand for a reason. Do you think this trend will catch on or do you think it will be a dud poll in with your comments down below.
I hope you had an amazing weekend and are having an amazing week. Tomorrow I actually start a creative writing challenge and, my other 30 day challenges I will talk about that in one of my blog posts so, make sure you follow me to be able o see all of m new posts. Today I got stung four times by wasps and, my hand is having a bad reaction it is swollen and hurts like a mo-fo… I am trying to write with both hands and, I’m like naw bro what are you doing. Trying to push through it for you all so, I can get all my posts up this week. Fingers crossed tomorrow the swelling goes down.Well, it is the next day swelling has gone down and, I can actually type with both hands. Yesterday I went on Pinterest and went to town pinning what I want in a dream home. I have traditional taste mixed with modern take. I like British country, traditional French, a touch of modern and, earthy mix when I looked back on my Pinterest Pins. This taste in a home does not surprise me and, I would say is extremely accurate. When I imagined my home I always thought of it to be a warm inviting place where my friends and family could spend a magical summer. I want nooks of the house where you can get lost in a book, a room filled with thousands of books and, places that bring out the child within all of us. Seems like a beautiful place to live in my mind. I want a light airy flow to the house and, for it to also, have a homey warm vibe, like the kind most people get on Christmas. I do not want the house to be so big that I wouldn’t want to live there but, I also, don’t want it to be too small that I would not be able to have lots of guest. Looking at the pictures on pinterest I think I have created m dream home. Of course, at the moment I wouldn’t be able to live on my own let alone this large however, I am manifesting my dream of someday creating or owning a home just like this one. I will take my favorite pictures and they will comprise my dream home.
By now I am sure you have concluded that I like unique ways of having or doing… For that reason I absolutely hate cookie-cutter houses an, the Stepford creepy neighborhood where all the houses look different. I want my home to warm inviting view from the driveway when you are driving up. Imagine driving up to find trees to the right an left of you and, you can see a peak of the house through them. These are the three was I imagine the drive up to look like.
Which one do you like the most or would want to pass through when entering a friend/family members’ driveway. Now that we have moved through the driveway we have a house to see starting with the exterior.
Each of the exterior fronts of the homes provide different aspects of the home I would like. The first exterior is probably about the size I would want my house to be I also, like the warm, light country vibe it gives off. the second exterior shot is a bit creepy but, if you just focus on the ivy and, door those are the traits I love. The third house although very large, and not light gives me great architecture and a powerful feeling when approaching the home. As to stick to being unique I would want my home to create a presence that is welcoming yet, stunning when approaching it. I also, don’t want it to look brand new I want it to show some history airing an idea of creating great memories when inside if the home. What do we always want to do on a sunny day or warm night our family usually has dinner or breakfast on our porch; it is where I go to read, listen to music and, just enjoy the day. Let’s see what my front porch might look like..
Now that I have a place to drink my smoothies and, enjoy my company let’s head for the door. Each door brings it’s own feeling to me as I imagine opening it. Picture yourself entering my house which door do you feel is the right fit. I was particularly hard to chose a front door because it really defines your home.
Lets start with door number one it is charming and inviting with a structure build to fit the house. The second door is quaint and, a door you would find in an old country home. I enjoy this door not only because it is split but, because it has a magical aspect not unlike the door you would find to the cottage of Sleeping Beauty. The last door is chic, sleek and, modern. It still gives of an inviting older asethic and, has plenty of light to bring into the house.
We are going to make our way to the kitchen as it is one of my favorite rooms of any house and, where families tend to find themselves spending the most time. There is one design of the kitchen I am enthusiastic about and, you will see why.
We will start with the second kitchen because I have an idea for the first and last kitchen. Beautiful light airy country kitchen with a large sink. It is simple and stays with a modern yet, English country theme. The first and lat kitchens are by far my favorite especially the last one. They are modern, rustic and, edgy. The most drawing part of the kitchen are the windows in which I would want to combine the full wall windows with the partial round window in the first picture. I really foresee that
to be a stunning kitchen. Outside of the kitchen I would like a garden since the kitchen has such amazing views.
I would love to have a secret garden just outside of my kitchen. The mystery continues are we walk our way unto the other parts of my garden be prepared I have a lot of pictures and ways I want my garden to be.
Wow that was a long walk so glad we found our way out of the maze now, we can take a dip in the pool before we head back for the house. I don’t know if I would ever have a backyard big enough to accommodate all of those garden and, secret doors but, if I ever do that would be amazing. Let’s go for a nice soak in the hottub and then cool off with a shower.
Lets make our way into the sunroom or conservatory for a sip of tea and, a snack.
I love this idea not only because it’s fabulous but, it is beautiful to sit in and, enjoy a book or snack with family or, friends. I have not completely decided what living room would be best which is why I am leaving that out for now. We will head into the library and dining room, then finish with the master bedroom/bath.
I think a library however, big or small is extremely important to have. I have a very small library in my room where I have a selection of books that I thoroughly enjoy reading or I am waiting to read them.
How lovely are all of these dining rooms! I enjoy the feeling of each one although they are all different from each other. I do not know which one I love the most because each of them have there own unique style. The chairs in the second picture look super comfy! Oh, the master bedroom I am so torn between styles which you will see from the pictures.
Lets head into the bathroom where I would be getting ready and, maybe filming some YouTube videos in.
Yes, I know my theme is very confusing when it comes to the bathroom… I’m sure when I actually have must first home I will know what to do with everything but, for now this is my Dream Home concept. I hope you enjoyed going through my dream home. Please let me know if you want to see more posts like this because I can do my dream cabin, summer home etc..
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
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Orange Harp an app that I just discovered with some brands that are making a huge impact on our planet. From zero waste to helping people all over the country his app will make you want to be in on it. I just discovered this app last night and, it is part of my research for my ethical capsule wardrobe. Yes, I have actually been working on my ebook and, I will even be shooting some of looks in Italy! Hopefully, my brother will put on his artistic photographer hat and, help a sister out, literally. I found so many amazing companies and, there a few that stood out right away.
Indosoles- Makes shoes out of tires. Kyle the founder was on a trip in Bali when he discovered locals who were making sandals out of tires of course seeing this at as a golden opportunity he came up with indosole. All the material are vegan, toxin/chemical free and no powered machinery. Kyle’s vision is to take 1 million tires from Indonesian landfills and make them into shoes. Now, that is what I call inspiring! If you remembered I mentioned how landfills will be in future generations backyards if we don’t do anything about it. If more people are like Kyle we won’t have that problem in the future and, trash will become reused in a unique fashion. I want to purchase one pair of sneakers and, a pair of sandals for Italy. This is a company I want to purchase from now and in the future.
bureo- Three friends with a desire to see plastic gone from he ocean. The meaning behind the name bureo is : “the waves” derived from the language Mapuche. They came up with a recycling program to provide fisherman with “environmentally sound disposal points called Net Positiva. From there the team receives” recyclable and durable raw materials.” This can only be found in Chile however, Net Positiva is making its way to California. Their line consists of sustainable skateboards, water bottles, sunglasses, and utensil set. Another great way to help our oceans become free of pollution and, where the fish can roam free. I know that there are fishermen involved in this but, the company is trying to make our oceans safer by giving the fishermen somewhere to dispose of their nets with out further harming the fish. I have always wanted to learn to ride a skateboard but, unfortunately it is not on my list of items I need.
Mitscoots- It does not mention that these socks are vegan or sustainable but, the cause is extremely important. Tim Scoot founder of Miscoots discovered that the homeless people of Austin, Texas desired socks apart from food and, water. Now some of the homeless people in their area are employed by mitscoots and, for every pair bought another pair is donated to a homeless person. This is how I would envision my company being run by people who are in need of jobs. It is my passion to help those in need of being helped. I would like my company to take aspects of each of these companies and, form an amazing environment to work in.
Right now, I can’t afford employees and, I can’t really afford myself, lol. But, I know that envisioning my company to be more of a family base who helps the environment will manifest it to be. wouldn’t you want to work in places like these that help instead of hurt the planet and, people within it. When I think about the millions of companies who are hungry for money and, have miserable employees I always wonder where did they go wrong, why won’t you build your employees up, why wouldn’t you help them succeed, why wouldn’t you have a save and, calming environment to work in. And, I do not think I will ever understand their ways of business and, I can only strive to do better one day when I have employees.
We pass by this little house on the way to church and, my dad says, ” that is the perfect size house for you.” I say, ” I can’ afford that house or any other house at the moment..” Needless to say I found out how much the house is and, I am not surprised knowing how expensive the Colts Neck area really is.. I would need to make a lot of money off of my Amazon book selling before I am even close to thinking about owning a house. I do want to own a few properties and, rent them out. Actually I would like my first house I own to be a rental so, I have even more income coming in when purchasing my home. And, no I definitely do not want to rent an apartment i want to save my money and purchase a home. I’m going to do a Real Estate Junkie my dream home edition next week with ideas about how I would like my first home. Feel free to comment and, let me know about great real estate you think I would like as my dream home. Getting into Colts Neck a pretty swanky area that used to be almost all farm land of course, since hen it has turned into multi-million dollar homes but, still has the charm of having a lot of land and, farms. Being my realistic self I am not showing you all a multi-million dollar property that only about 20% of America could afford instead here is a property that is still within most budgets and, still in Colts Neck.
This cute cape is nestled in the village part of Colts Neck this means you are within walking distance to everything but, unlike most towns Colts Necks doe snot have a main town and you will most likely be driving everywhere especially because the highway is right down the street. Some perks are that it is by two shopping complex’s with a Dunkin’ Donuts, pizza, dance etc. Delicious Orchards is a skip and a jump down the highway which is great for apple picking in the fall an, has that country town vibe however fair warning, Delicious orchards can be pricey so, you may be headed to a ShopRite or farmers market instead..
The backyard does look spacious which is nice because there is a smaller yard in the front which can make it difficult when your children want to play outside. Located in a semi-quiet neighborhood and, the plus is that there is a restriction on the hours traffic can come in and, out of the highway. From the looks of the house it does need some work and unfortunately they did not post pictures of the whole house which gives you all the more reason to take a look. From the looks of the back something I would add to the house is a sunroom, porch and, possibly a deck. They stated that there is enough room if you wanted to build a pool. It is three bedrooms with one bathroom which is why I would probably add at least two more bathrooms if possible. It has an eat-in kitchen and living room on the first floor.
Zillow estimates that you could receive about $2,200 in rent a month. The price they are asking is about $335,000. In 2007 the peak of the market the value of the house was over $400,000 and, based on the comps in the area if you were to put in a little bit more to the house it could go in the $600,000. I would be sure to check with that before purchasing the house because I am not a professional and, that was an educated guess.
I hope you enjoyed this addition of Real Estate Junkie look out for next weeks post on m dream home..
Dreaming about places far away and, having trouble staying in the moment? Day dreaming can be nice but, it also, takes us out of our reality just like the virtual reality games… Fun however, staying in the moment is much more exciting then we think. I take advantage of smells, colors, and animals I see throughout my day. Even taking a walk is a privilege, I am thrilled to have two legs that help me to walk, to arms that can change my music, two ears to listen to my music, two eyes to enjoy
the wonders of our beautiful earth, a nose to breath in the air and, a mouth to taste the fresh air. Recently I have been posting about wanderlusting simple things like splashing my feet in a puddle and, seeing my friends. We often think what if my life was like this, we almost never think my life is amazing and, there is so much to be grateful for. Instead we dwell on the past an, long for adventures of our future instead of enjoying the present moment. When you hear “Live In The Moment,” it has become almost impossible because we have too much chatter from the mind and, others telling us there opinion, what they think, your life being decided for you. Walking like a zombie in life does not
benefit anyone especially, yourself. I have learned a few things from actually being out of college so which I already knew and, new and, exciting ways of living I should cherish; Life is what you make of it, you are never stuck there is always a way to make your dreams possible, nothing gets done in one day, stressing out does
nothing, listening is the key to be a good friend, enjoy the wander in your backyard, if you don’t like your life change it, everyone is the same and, no one should be intimidating to you, elderly people may
have more life experience but, it doesn’t mean they can’t learn from you nor, are they always right, forming less opinions about others is the best opinion you could have, wake up to something you love listening to, never let anyone get in the way of having an amazing
day everyday, expectations are over rated, adults such as ourselves are just children grown up and, meant to take life more serious but, you don’t always have to, enjoy a deep breath of air, walk as if it is
your last walk, be present and, stay in the moment, schedule yourself but, don’t over do it a day without a plan may be your best day ever, money will come and go love doesn’t, embrace others, have conversations that matter and, aren’t surface level, don’t hold onto anything negative instead, embrace it talk it out and throw it out its not important, start everyday fresh, and the most important be you, you are amazing and, people won’t get to know the real you if you try to make yourself something you’re not. My tip is
have to a great support system of friends who you love, encourage, build you up, don’t take them for granted. If you don’t have supportive friends who have deeper thoughts then the next trendy item I suggest finding out more about that person and, turn your acquaintance into a friend. This year my word is determined which is defiantly a perfect word especially when it comes to working; I have two ebooks I’m working on, Amazon book selling,
YouTube, with a new channel foreverseekingwanderlust, Blogging, pet sitting and, hopefully an etsy shop will lotions to debut sometime late October-November.. I have been extremely busy! But, with all of that I still want to learn on a free site called futurelearn.com, and study to get my permit then, license. With all of these accomplishments and, goals I have still managed to stay in the moment, see friends and, am trying to fit in cleaning haha. You are all bus as well and, I thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to read about my learning curve and, staying in the moment. Next year my word is going to be embrace which comes as a bit of a struggle to me at times and, even now I am encouraging myself to embrace others. I have one more tip and, then I want to close with a challenge I have for you all. I know not everyone is religious and, it is not something I have talked about openly on my blog I believe in God and, find that having a
conversation with God almost everyday helps my day to go by smoother. I do chat and ask why this or that happened and, sometimes I get a sign and, most of the time I don’t. But, I believe that faith helps me to carry through the day. This year I was so blessed to be able to spend a week as a chaperone helping the youth but, also, helping those in the Tennessee area. I got to work on a women’s home and, I had a long chat with her one of the days we were working just about family and, farms. The last day we were all set up for a picture and, she asked where the little red headed girl was from the other day we all assumed it was another girl one of our youth that she was talking about when suddenly I realized she meant me. Mind you I was kind of dressed like a boy that day in basketball shorts, a t-shirt and, a batman baseball cap. As I acknowledge I was there I couldn’t help but, giggle in my head thinking I won’t describe myself as a little redhead girl but, I was so humbled that she had remember me and, the conversation we had. I will never forget our little special bond, hugging her and, her saying you are leaving. We of course had to leave it was our last day on the project, the team leader said to her you will have another group helping you in two weeks and, I’ll never forget her words, “I don’t want
another group, I want this group.” In the beginning of the week she was a little bit timid, weary of us and, by the middle of the week she came outside to work with us by the end of the week I had a memory that would last a lifetime. You may not all be religious but, I hope sometime in your lifetime that you are present and, aware enough to experience the same kindness and, connection that I did. So, I challenge you to volunteer anywhere over the next year, write down words that you need to conquer in your life, get off your devices and, live.
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
One Of My Favorite Songs For The Last Three Years Or So:
This is the start of my series “Waste Not, Want Not.” I was inspired by a company I found on instagram and, I thought I would share it with you all. What if I told you that all of your plastic forks, cups and, plates that you use for parties are ruining the beautiful environment around you. If you found bio-degradable plastic ware, would you switch to it? Repurpose does all of this by making their plastic ware 100% compostable, free of chlorine, soy-based ink and, 3-4X Less CO2 ( which reduces your carbon footprint as well as, waste). Within 90 days of using your plastic-ware it becomes bio-degradable which means you won’t be contributing to the massive landfills. I talked about future generations who may live in an environment of pure garbage because we are not using environmentally friendly items. The items are cut resistant, BPA-Free and, heavy duty. There are 16 billion disposable coffee cups purchased in America every year with 4 billi0on pounds of CO2 released into the atmosphere when producing these cups. This information is based on paper cups which have a plastic lining on the outside which makes it impossible for the cups to be recycled. Paper and cardboard produce 40% of solid waste in our landfills. Imagine the impact the disposable cups are having on the entire earth. Repurpose is available on Amazon to purchase and, is an incredible choice for helping our environment become a better place to live.
I have been putting together my style and, what I need for my capsule wardrobe Of course, I do not want to purchase right away because I am currently losing weight and, I don’t want to search again for the clothes and, spend more money. I am looking on Poshmark and, a few other places but, the search continues for sustainable, ethical and, affordable clothing. I think I will be hitting up some second hand shops because I am on a tiny budget. Now that I have my style for the fall and, I know what I need I am on the hunt. July has been a busy month and, to make it busier I am starting my Capsule wardrobe ebook and, of course my vegan food ebook. I don’t know what I am naming either one of them but, I am so excited! I will keep you updated when I find all my clothing for my capsule wardrobe and, on both of my ebooks.
It seems “Virginia Is For Lovers,” at least when it comes to me and their real estate. This week is focused on affordable housing, because, lets face it, most of us are not millionaires. The house you are about to see has a quirky exterior with a gem of an interior. The inside of the house was not as I expected it to be at all; it is modern, open, with great lighting. This house is a perfect one to own given its unique qualities.
These 3 bedrooms’ and, 3 baths’ were meant for outdoor lovers’ who will drive their boat in the marinas. It is placed on 2 acres with a community pooled just around the corner. The plus to a community pool is that you don’t have to deal with the maintenance of your own pool, which gives you much more time for that boat of yours. Your porch is in need of some sweet tea and lounging of course, done by you. I know porches always get me so, I thought I’d include something from the original listing, “12 x 15 Screened Porch with lovely natural views over the headwaters.” One patio and, an enclosed porch is amazing especially if you want to have family over for a big dinner outdoors and, don’t want to get eaten up by bugs.
This is one of my favorite rooms because it not only, has some of the coolest doors but, it has a fireplace. A fireplace is so important for a home, at least for me, because it gives it an extra cozy feeling. The house has creek views, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, storage space, and a car port. If a garage is important to you, I don’t see why you couldn’t build one especially with 2 acres.
The kitchen area is serene and, it seems to open onto the back screened in porch. I enjoy when a kitchen has space for bar stools as well as, a little table for your family to enjoy their meal although, I would be on the patio in the summer and, by the fireplace in the winter but, that’s just my preference.
I thought for the last photo I would show the only picture they include out of the three bedrooms. I would have to see all of the bedrooms to compare but, I enjoy this space as it is one of the most important spaces. My bedroom is my space to work, wind down, and curl up with a book so, I think your connection and vibes should be strong when choosing your space. If you do not have good vibes and, purchase a home there will always be something not right with it, remember to go with your gut.
Beautiful wardrobe essentials. Without the compromise.
Today is an exciting day, Les Sublimes has launched their new collection, The Made In France Collection. Throughout the post you will get a sneak peek at the collection while, hearing about Les Sublimes and, why I think they are a must have for your capsule wardrobe.
” Infuse your work with soul, creativity, & love.”
“Be defined by your kindness towards others.”
” Travel the world.”
” Lead a balanced life of quality, & not quantity.”
All core values that I want when choosing clothing for my capsule wardrobe, this is what the company Les Sublimes embodies. They believe in the mantra, ” Beautiful wardrobe essentials without compromise.”
The Made in France Collection puts a classic touch by bringing the customer the ultimate essentials. When it comes to a capsule wardrobe, these pieces are perfect to bring to life and, capture the
moment. The clothing is functional and, easily styled toward your unique personality. Please join me in welcoming Les Sublimes’ Made in France Collection. If you are interested in pre-ordering the collection the link will be down below.
Supporting ethical & sustainable is so important to enhance the fashion industry and, to show them that this is the way we want to head towards. Our world needs our help if we are planning on having feature fashion, travel lovers such as ourselves who would enjoy what we call home. I have chatted about the problem with dying fabric and, the decrease in the drinkable water on our planet. Three quarters of the earth’s surface is water, while about .37% is drinkable, that is less then 1%. The fashion industry is contributing in the decline of drinkable water and, by supporting ethical & sustainable fashion companies we are helping the planet. We are also, helping better the workers lives who are treated fairly when it comes to ethical fashion companies. By wearing clothing that is sustainable, you will be wear it for a number of years which would normally be called “wardrobe staples.” Now, every piece in your wardrobe and, potential capsule wardrobe will be essential and last for years. Buying fast fashion needs to be put to a stop and, replaced by clothing you will wear for five to ten years to come. When you are done with your piece of clothing, gift it to a friend, someone in need, or resell it on places like Poshmark for a couple extra bucks to re-invest in your capsule wardrobe.
By supporting Les sublimes you will be supporting an education project they have going on in Kenya.