Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Color Wheel: Gold

According to color theory, gold is used to symbolize high quality, wisdom, and wealth!Color Wheel: Gold

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Date Ideas

Are you and your significant other running out of date ideas?  Instead of always going out to eat and to the movies, surprise them with something different.  Here is a list of some easy and fun ideas for you and someone special to have a memorable date night.


1.  Have a picnic
2.  Have a water balloon fight
3.  Check out a music festival
4.  Take a hike
5.  Go the the fair
6.  See a movie at the drive-in
7.  Eat at a random food truck
8.  Stargaze in your backyard
9.  Catch the sunset after work
10.  Go on a bike ride
11.  Rollerblade
12.  Campout for two
13.  Take a road trip
14.  Go to the zoo
15.  Float the river
16.  Make soda floats
17.  Make a tasty supper
18.  Go to the farmer's market
19.  Play your favorite board game from your childhood
20.  Miniature golf
21.  Play video games from your childhood
22.  Watch a TV series together
23.  Have a nerf war
24.  Make a homemade pizza with your favorite toppings
25.  Participate in the Mud Run or Color Run
26.  Have a campfire and smores
27.  Go bowling
28.  Volunteer at an animal shelter
29.  Go to an amusement or waterpark
30.  Stay in your PJ's all day, and watch your favorite animated movies from your childhood
31.  Make a bucket list
32.  Go kayaking
33.  Make each other desserts 
34.  Make a playlist to listen to together
35.  Go to a sporting event

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Color Wheel: Silver

Silver represents a sophisticated look. It can bring energy to any room, yet is subdued enough to not be overwhelming. Traditionally, the color represents the celebration of the 25th anniversary.

Color Wheel: Silver

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ice Cream Wallpaper

If you guys enjoy summer, ice cream cones, and having a fun background, you should grab one (or all) of these images!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Color Wheel: Amber

Amber is a warm mixture of orange and yellow. It is reminiscent of the soft glow of a dimly lit lantern. The color itself comes from the fossilized tree sap that is known by the same name, you know, like in Jurassic Park.
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from america.aljazera.com Color Wheel: Amber

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What is there to do this summer?

Not sure how to spend your time in the coming weeks? This graphic should help!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Father's Day Gifts

Having troubles thinking about what to get for Father's Day?  
Check out these simple gift ideas that your Father will love!



If your Dad loves grilling this set will be the perfect gift.  There's many tools to choose from, and the case is a very nice way to keep the utensils organized.  Give him a reason to grill!



Surprise him with tickets to a sporting event.  Can tickets really ever be a disappointment?  Baseball is in season, so get him tickets to a game and go with.  Buy him some peanuts and his beverage of choice too. Maybe you'll even get lucky and catch a foul ball at the game!



This gift has 8 tools in 1 piece!  I don't think any Dad would be needing another tool.  If the tool is sold out or is too expensive, you can still go out and buy some new tools for your Dad to use!



This is a small portable Bluetooth speaker that your Dad can carry around anywhere.  It can clip on to a bag, bike, etc, and has a 5 hour battery life. Something like this would be very useful while he's working around the shop or somewhere outside.  It's a gift he's guaranteed to use! 



You can never go wrong with buying golf necessities.  If your dad loves to golf some new golf balls and tees to help practice his game will be a great gesture.  Maybe even go play 9 holes with him!



If you're looking for something really simple this gift is the way to go.  Go out and buy scratch tickets, candy, gum, drinks, etc.  Get all the things your Dad loves and arrange them in a bucket or basket.  It will be the perfect gift especially if he gets lucky and wins some money!


Another idea is not spending any money for a gift.  Sometimes it's the little things that matters most.  Help your dad with whatever he needs, go out and play a game of basketball together, watch an old movie at home, play a board game, play a video game together, play catch, clean his car, or even make him breakfast.  It's really the thought that counts, and there's no doubt that your Dad won't be just as happy with this kind of gesture rather than you going out and buying a gift.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Color Wheel: Khaki

Khaki can be used to convey a feeling of warmth, honesty, and wholesomeness. It can help other accompanying colors appear deeper and richer. Because it is such a neutral color, it goes well with darker and lighter colors.
Color Wheel: Khaki

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Recipe: Easy 5-ingredient Ice Cream

With summer just around the corner, and temps increasing, nothing beats a sweet treat like ice cream! Here we have a simple recipe for blackberry-lemon ice cream that requires no cooking, only 5 ingredients, and is super easy to make!
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Ingredients (makes 2 quarts):

2 cups puréed blackberries
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 cups half-and-half
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

Add all your ingredients to a large bowl. Feel free to strain the blackberry seeds beforehand if you want a smoother texture.

Assuming you have access to an ice cream maker, ad the ingredients, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. You can throw this mixture in the freezer when you're done for about an hour for the perfect texture.

Ingredients/directions from food52.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Air Filtering Plants

Some plants are surely a breath of fresh air. This guide to air filtering plants tells you which ones are the most effective at filtering out potentially harmful chemicals from the air! http-::www.lovethegarden.com:files:ltg_houseplants_final
Source: lovethegarden.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

Style Spotlight: Southwestern

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Southwestern style usually incorporates earth tones, rough textures, and crafted objects. It is also known for it's bright-colored, patterned textiles. Leather covered furniture is characteristic, as is wrought iron.
Style Spotlight: Southwestern