I’m writing this post from the floor. Not a shined up, nice hardwood floor. Just a basic, nicely broken in, feels like home, carpeted floor. And no this laptop isn’t sitting atop a nice, convenient floor table. And no, the repo man has not been in my life…
And I’m fine with this.
I’ve always grown up with furniture. Basic kitchen table, chairs, couch, tv stands, bunk beds, dressers, side tables…but i don’t know if its because i’m older or if it comes from having seen how others live on the other side of the planet that has made me come to appreciate living without much furnishings.
There are a few pros to less furniture:
Less hassle with moving
Not having to dust much
Does this mean I’m suddenly anti-furniture? NO. Having a dresser is pretty convenient. I’m just referring to the excess; like does my bed need to be on a foundation? Do i really need a couch? Do i need knick knacks on side tables and bookshelves? I still haven’t figured out how knick knacks and small children co-exist…
But i also like how it creates an open, real, raw exposure of myself to those who I invite over. I’m not showing them how great my close quarters apartment is with nice stuff plastered everywhere like an HGTV/Better Homes and Gardens centerfold. Does it look impoverished? Possibly. But do I care? Not really. If you’ve come to spend time with me, I trust its me you want to spend time with the most and not my stuff anyway.
#furniture #home #less #comfort
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My plate has been bountifully full these past few months, going about making good on my personal commitment to be apart of the good I want to see in the world. With that being said, I have already made ready a small box for Operation Gratitude. As this is my first year doing it, I hope to make it a regular activity. I am happy that this in many ways doesn’t only benefit myself as far as staying a bit slim, but also helps our servicemen/women and helps to provide a living example/reminder to my kids the importance of sharing. I know that last one was a bit cliche, but I do hope that its something my kids will look back on in their childhood and decide for themselves to be a light.
Please check out the link below to see how you too can make a difference.
Source: 2015 Halloween Candy for the Troops!
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Rant for the day: Logo redesigns
I’ve just noticed how Google has updated its appearance, including the Google + icon. Just like ebay its gone the way of many companies with low key, clean, obviously san serif, uniform styling.
I’M BEGINNING TO HATE THIS TREND.
Acutally, I’ve been despising it. Why is every corp redesigning to this standard? They are trading their personal makeup for blandness. I loved when Ebay had the thicker, varying, overlapping typeface and now is too clean for the services it provides in my opinion.
I don’t think everything needs to be san serif. Neither do I believe we need everything to be in Times New Roman lol. I just feel that this trend is just as irritating possibly even more so than seeing something done by someone with no design experience. Even kids have more varying creativity.
Am I alone in this?
P.S. I do enjoy the design changeup that Google does during special events/holidays.
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Its been more than a while since I last posted. Nothing major but life happening in full effect again. Baby Bee a walking wobble biscuit, others back to school, anticipating the crafting of fall soups, and already cringing at the soon to be overwhelming tide of pumpkin spiced everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I like a nice slice of pumpkin loaf as much as the next dessert junkie but, just like avacado, I can only handle it in small doses.
Lastly, I need to get on the trolley of finishing a few flyers for my hubs jazz gigs at this French restaurant. Its seems no matter how many times I try the traditional way of sketching ideas first, it always seems easier for me to just flat out start on the computer…unless I’m doing a full blown illustration which I have thought about…we’ll see. I will post a quick flyer (and a small backstory) of the advertising i recently did last month for my hubs gig at Waterzooi restaurant.
Although I’m curious as to what this winter will bring, I hope fall enjoys lounging as much as I do in its wonderfully refreshing, humidity and mosquito free, peak hoodie weather.
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