Monday, April 23, 2012

I Just Want to Go Camping

For the past week and a half, I've been scouring the internet for camping photos, gear, and site information. To put it simply, I have camping madness! Well, maybe not madness, but I am itching to go camping. I've never been, but  I have all of the gear and would like to break it in sometime soon.

There are a few places nearby that I've been looking at, but the weather has been too cold and unpredictable to actually go. Camping sites at Ohio State Parks are 25% off this month, but I don't know if it's supposed to stay above freezing at night this upcoming weekend.

This camping supplies list from More Design Please makes me want to go even more. I want all of the things. I'd also like everything from the Eddie Bauer camping catalog as well.

Warm up, Ohio! I want to spend some nights outside in that amazing sleeping bag drinking from that fancy pants flask.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buy the ticket. Take the ride.

This video is supposed to promote the new Nike+ Fuel Band, but I'm still not exactly sure what the Fuel Band does. I just like the inspirational quotes in it and how it stirs up my wanderlust. 

One quote that really stuck with me was "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" by Mae West. I think I'm going to make a print of it and hang it on my wall. I'll be sure to share it when I do. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Free Print and a Good Reminder

This free 8.5" x 11" print was created Hello Jack Design to inspire motivation. I printed it out and hung it above my desk, and it gives me a little internal boost every time I see it. I suggest you do the same! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Home Office Inspiration

A few weeks ago, DigsDigs put out a compilation of beautifully designed home office spaces, and I couldn't be any more thrilled. I love office spaces and feel limited by mine right now (apartment living woes), so these are great inspiration for my next space.

Love the bright colors in this office space. I feel energized just looking at it. 

Organized chaos is probably my favorite characteristic an office space can have.

Love the combo of color and the wall in the back. Not sure if that's used for ideas or a set art piece, but I like it either way! 

See the rest here!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Finally Warm!

via Christopher David Ryan
Happy belated spring, everyone! It's been so nice here lately that I've been spending more time outside and less time online. I started seeds for my deck garden, finished two books in the park, and have been taking photos like a wild woman. The spring and summer tend to be my favorite seasons (who doesn't love the sun and daylight until 7PM!?), so I am VERY excited about it being in the 80s every day. 

Have you done anything special to ring in the spring?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

[RECIPE] FatFree Vegan Kitchen: Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans

Don't these look absolutely delicious?? They also seem relatively easy to make, which is always good too.

1 medium onion, chopped
1 green or yellow pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1/2 – 1 jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded and finely diced (add more or less to taste)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned fire-roasted, liquid reserved)
1 1/2 cup black beans (or 1 15-ounce can), rinsed well
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder (or other pure, mild chili powder)
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or more, to taste)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Visit FatFree Vegan Kitchen for the full recipe.

Friday, March 9, 2012

FF #9

This week's Friday Five will be a collection of DIY projects that look like a blast.

These scrabble toasters seem like an awesome project. Good thing there are lots of four letter drink words! 
I can't wait to send someone a film message!

Bubble printing! Need I say more?
This is absolutely adorable and in such a wonderful color!
I just found a store that gives away wine corks, so I am definitely going to make these soon.

Have a good weekend, everybody!