Please read my likes & dislikes!!
I have long brown, naturally curly hair, my ears are pierced & I own a pair of crocs. I'm married to a blacksmith/computer genius & have 2 boys age 5 & 7. I live in a A-Frame in the mountains. I am a SAHM, my husband works from home, & we're homeschooling our boys. I use tote bags everywhere I shop, not just at the grocery store, but at the mall, thrifts stores, etc. We eat 100% organic, mainly vegetarian, use non-toxic/biodegradable cleaners & recycled paper toilet paper. I clean my house w/ vinegar & baking soda that I buy in bulk & I use rags made from old towels, t-shirts, even socks & onesies.
I have one ducky bathroom (the kids) & one frog & bugs bathroom w/ silver (chrome), green & blue colors (ours).
I'd love to score some Japanese craft books &/or foreign deco books esp. kid's rooms.
The Holidays are fast coming. We don't celebrate Halloween, but we do enjoy the harvest, bounty, & splendid colors of Autumn. Pumpkins are great as long as they are happy & not scary. As for Christmas, we celebrate family & fun holiday traditions like stringing popcorn & cranberries, baking cooking, making homemade eggnog, etc. We don't do Ho Ho/Santa Claus, elves, red & green overkill. We buy a live potted Christmas tree that we plant in our yard & deco our house w/ garden/nature-themed decorations w/ touches of red berries & fresh pine bows.
See my favorites, & photos tagged "inspiration" & "decor8" on flickr, & browse my photostream. (Heath & the B.L.T. boys).
♥modern, vintage modern, retro
♥ugly dolls, monsters, parasite pals & the like
♥gadgets, miniature/travel-sized stuff!!!
♥wacky, weird, quirky, eclectic stuff
♥bugs, butterflies, frogs
♥panda bears, monkeys
♥citrus colors: orange, lemon yellow, lime green
♥rainbow colors together, bright colors
♥snowmen (simple, not over decorated)
♥coffee (organic, fair-trade, shade-grown, bird-friendly)
♥dark chocolate (esp. varietal/single origin)
♥vanilla anything: perfume, candles, extract, etc.
♥organic, recycling, tote bags esp. compactible
♥bento box stuff
♥storage containers esp. white/frosted white
♥scented stuff: markers, scratch-n-sniff stickers, paper, nail polish, bubbles...
♥cupcakes &/or ice cream cones (anything)
♥sparkles, glitter, & iridescent things: make-up, paper goods, etc.
♥camping, hiking, backpacking
♥nature, environment, mother earth
♥kids decorating books, magazines & articles
♥fun deco socks, scarves (esp. brown & purp/lav/lilac together)
♥anything certified organic: food/treats, clothes
♥Haba brand kids stuff
♥organic cotton, bamboo clothing/etc., hemp clothing/etc.
♥ducky stuff for ducky bathroom (kids)
♥'frogs & bugs' stuff for our bathroom: silver (chrome), greens, & blues
♥brown & purple/lavender/lilac (together) accessories: jewelry, socks, scarves, hair thingys, coin purses, etc
♥browns & pinks together
♥kawaii kitchen stuff (bright colors) http://www.flickr.com/groups/kawaii_kitchen/
♥deco tapes (all sizes)
Ø'girl power' stuff
Øcrappy old grandma crafts
Øteal/turquoise, mauve, blues (except in a rainbow)
Øpatriotic stuff/colors, stars
ØHalloween: horror/spooky stuff
ØDisney &/or movie &/or cartoon characters
Øartificial colors/flavors, hydrogenated oils/trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup
Øgold, diamonds, gems, real jewelry (My husbands off the hook :)
Øanimal patterns like leopard, cheeta, tiger, zebra, cowhide
ØSanta Claus, elves, Ho Ho stuff
very eclectic mix: Independent (everything but country) some jazz, some bluegrass, alternative 80's, world music: Massive Attack, Fischerspooner, The Cocteau Twins, Fleetwood Mac, The Cowboy Junkies, Deep Forest, Dead Can Dance, The B-52s, They Might Be Giants, Portishead, Trans Am, The Sea and Cake, Sinead O'Connor, Stereolab, Bee Gees,....
any by NOAM CHOMSKY, Boundaries, Diet For A New America, Fast Food Nation, American Mania: When More is Not Enough, Eat To Live, Crunchy Cons, Born to Buy
mainly Indies, Foreign, & documentaries. I've seen so many movies I could be a movie critic. Some favorites include (in no particular order): Memento, Dopamine, Primer, Good Night Good Luck, Wonderland, Secretary, Garden State, Rain, The United States of Leland, The Dreamers, Faraway So Close, An Affair of Love, Red Planet, Intern, Laurel Canyon, Amelie, The Alien Saga, The original Star Wars Trilogy, Terminator I &; II, The Man in the Moon, Blade Runner, Blink, The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, Hackers, Good Will Hunting, Gas Food & Lodging, older Bond movies, Erin Brokovich, Jeremiah Johnson, Lady Jane, Muriel's Wedding, A Room w/ a View, The Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Man w/ No Name Trilogy (& other Eastwood westerns), Spy Game, Sneakers, True Romance, Point Break, The Year of Living Dangerously, Chasing Amy, Cat People, Jennifer 8, Like Water for Chocolate, Strange Days, Swingers, Serenity, The Usual Suspects, The Village, DOCUMENTARIES: The ACLU Freedom Files (2-Disc Series), Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11, American Blackout, Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food, The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress, Blue Vinyl, Bush Family Fortunes: Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Change Your Food Change Your Life, The Corporation, A Decade Under Influence, Emperor of Hemp, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Fast Food Nation (movie), Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison?, Good Night, Good Luck (movie), Hemp Revolution, An Inconvenient Truth, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, Oil on Ice, Orwell Rolls in His Grave, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, The Party's Over, Rated R: Republican in Hollywood, Super Size Me, Uncovered: The War on Iraq, Unpresedented: The 2000 Presidential Election, WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price, Weather Underground, What the ..$! Do We Know!?, WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception, Who Killed The Electric Car?, Why We Fight, With God on Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America, The Yes Men, any w/ NOAM CHOMSKY: Manufacturing Consent, Power and Terror, Distorted Morality, Rebel Without a PAUSE, Imperial Grand Strategy
We don't get TV, or cable. No antenna, no local channels, nothing. Personally I don't like TV anyway. I HATE commercials! TV is mostly a waste of time. However, I do rent some TV shows from Netflix, like: Battlestar Galactica, The Shield, Six Feet Under, Firefly, Grey's Anatomy, Sopranos, Scrubs, X-Files, MASH, Seinfeld. Back in the day when I used to watch TV, my favorites shows were: Saturday Night Live, SCTV, Moonlighting, thirtysomething, China Beach, Remington Steele, Hart to Hart, Dr. WHO, Soul Train, Sesame Street,...I watched alot of PBS/Nova.
Rubber Stamps & Ink Pads, Scrapebooking (some, only simple & modern), Making Stickers, Beads & Making Jewelry, Art Supplies: paints, watercolors, markers, colored pencils...
dollar stores, thrift stores, & yard sales, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Big Lots, Grocery Outlet, IKEA, The Container Store, Daiso, Uwajimaya, storables.com moderseed.com fredflare.com wrapables.com wishingfish.com moderntots.com notneutral.com cb2.com Oliebollen.com sparkability.net uncommongoods.com spacify.com hivemodern.com 2modern.com perpetualkid.com egiggle.com shopexit9.com urbankidsplay.com modernmotive.com gnr8.biz maukilo.com ducducnyc.com chiasso.com