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A muchos tasty yam and ginger soup recipe for the coldest of cold days - click on the photo for the link!
(via Collected Laundry Lists: Yam & Ginger Soup)

Holy dinah! And then I fell in love…

(via Ronda Ruby Ceramics Store Profile | Apartment Therapy)

It’s always funny and hard when you want all these things too

(via breanna rose / wantlist 24 : just get warm)

LOVE that headboard!

Hmmmm feeling inspired by this massive hanging picture frame collage…

LOVING this deep, dark navy blue wall and the dark oak furniture. The walls in this room don’t seem super tall, but you would need some high ceilings and big windows to not feel buried alive in this room.

(via 6 Daring, Real-Life Wall Paint Colors to Try From This Week’s Top Tours February 3 - 7, 2014 | Apartment Therapy)

Shut the front door. Loving this.

(via DIY Feather Pendant - A Beautiful Mess)

Love a cross body bag and especially love this one.

(via How to Rock a Cross Body BagShop Adorn)

Well, didn’t you just call to say I Love You.

(via janey 23”x11” pillow with feather-down insert in pillows | CB2)

Thinking about an industrial, open concept shelving unit for my kitchen area. I have a pretty big kitchen with two walls that are slightly stagnant.  A good friend of ours made something like this for his living room using plumbing pipe and barn wood, but I would just get long shelving slats from IKEA. I think what I would do is fit one side with space for stainless steel garbage and recycling bins underneath, as we don’t have a clean space for that kind of thing right now… 

(via diyforthesoul)

Even thought it’s been -20 for a few days, my toes are perpetually frozen and my furnace is pumping dry hot air through our house, the one complaint I have not had to make is that my skin/lips are being sucked dry. 

You see all sorts of ads and promotions for fancy serums, creams and hydrators. They all work great - I know, I used to work behind a counter and sell them. But the funny thing with expensive products is I get all stingy - I don’t want to go through it too fast and I end up “conserving it” and then I end up forgetting about it and then I end up not using it. Which, like a gym membership, is essentially a waste. 

So what three things do I use to keep my skin sane during winter? 

1. A waterbottle. I hydrate from the inside. Instead of ounces, I measure by refills. Two bottles full in the morning, two bottles full in the afternoon, one bottle full in the evening. Ta da! You pee like crazy but water is good for you and 1st world luxury, it’s free and from the tap. 

2. A humidifier. The baby uses the full room humidifier, because when his skin and nose are dry, he howls and so we want to avoid that at all costs. I just bought a $25 desk top number that uses a refillable plastic water bottle. I turn it on before bed, point it at my face and reap the rewards. 

3. The only product I use is good old fashion petroleum jelly. Vaseline. On my feet, my elbows, my hands, my knees and my face. I don’t slather it on like icing - a light layer does the trick. All for the crazy cost of $7 for a years supply? 

Supplementary products: I also always use jojoba oil after I get out of the shower, and I am also a big fan of Wedderspoon Queen of the Hive face mask (which I use as a face cream) - it’s a bee venom face cream and it’s the real deal. 

Do you watch House of Cards? I can’t even get into that right now, because we don’t have 17 hours for me to obsess over it, but in House of Cards, Frank Underwood uses a rowing machine. And because I’m a freak, I’m now obsessed with using a rowing machine.

So I did a little digging, and my my, it’s a pretty good workout! Done properly, it is a low impact cardio that strengths back, arms, legs and core. One shot deal! I found this half hour rowing machine work out on Fit Sugar and I think I’m going to give it a try. 

Not owning a rowing machine makes the entire process more difficult so for the last week I have been mulling my fitness membership options and they are all terrible, especially because I am not great with registrations or memberships. The second I sign up for something is the second I lose interest - I am a low commitment, drop-in kinda girl but you can not ignore the financial benefits of a membership. Unless you don’t use that membership, then it’s a giant waste of money. And so the world turns.

Fresh Cut Ginger, Honeysuckle, Davana, Midnight Jasmine.

That sounds more than delightful.

(via Destiny No. 26 Valentine’s Day Collection - TokyoMilk by Margot Elena)

Interesting series of photographs of gowns that were frozen suspended in ice. Haunting and very innocent at the same time? Even though these are grown up gowns? A very cool cruise…

(via Haunting Photos of Elaborate Gowns Frozen in Ice – Flavorwire)