Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Noboby Does Color Better Than,,,

Like many others I must admit to a  dangerous new addiction... Pinterest. Yes, I too find myself spending so much time looking at what others find interesting.  But I must admit it's pretty cool.  If I liked to cook, there are some recipes on there that I'd have to try.  I still might try a couple of deserts that I've repinned. Yes, but no, no I'm not, no point in even thinking it!!
But before I go on, for those of you who haven't checked out Pinterest, it's a virtual bulletin board that allows you to pin pictures that you find on the web onto your own "boards". You can create as many boards as you'd  like. Anyway, the latest pics to catch my interest all have to do with the amazing color combinations that we find in nature. God's paint palette is unbelieveable.  Just thought I'd post a few of my favorites. As Spring is upon us ( at least here in the South) these pics make me think about new combinations for a spring and summer wardobe.  What do you think....

 Amazing pink peonies
             Shades of pink & green

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                      lavendar, turquosie, olive green, silver

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                               Olive green, purple.

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                          Fushia,white, beige and turquoise

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                                           Shades of orange, green, and white

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light turquoise, orange, white

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gray, pink and white

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beige, taupe, cream, palest pink and peach

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gray, turquoise, green

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yellow, dark green, blue/purple
all photos via Pinterest

Like I said, Nobody does color better than GOD.


Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm Just Sayin

Went to my sons'  school website and was impressed by this picture. Every time I went back and this picture popped up I would look at it  and think ( yep, everytime I saw it, the same thought) this is so cool.  First here's the original picture and a few others...

                                                               via RIT.edu

                            Well, of course I included a  couple of shots of my son, Cameron.

For the second year, RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.) has been the sight of a great Make The Rink Pink event.  This is a combined effort on the part of the Women's , Men's Hockey teams and the schools chapter of the  Zeta Tau Alpha soroity. Pink jerseys were auctioned off and pink tiger t-shirts were sold to benefit Rochester General's Lipson Cancer Center and Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.  This years' efforts raised $26,512, almost $5,000 more than last year.  The men's team beat Canisus 3-1 during this game. That makes it  a win-win situation. Earlier this year the Women's team held a similar event, with commemorative t-shirts and camouflage jerseys. 100% of the money raised was doated to The Wounded Warriors Project."The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs." They raised over $8,000 for this project.

RIT One-of-a-Kind Jersey

    During this same week on the local and national news I heard at least 3 negative stories about college athletes, and not 1 positive story.  Thought I'd  share this to show that many, many student athletes are making a positive impact on society. If you google the phrase Make The Rink Pink you will see that RIT isn't the only school doing this.   There are a lot of great young people who are thinking and doing for others. Just wanted to share this. 

Inspirational words

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pinning It On the Wall

As I move into 2012 I am trying to change some basic things, one of them is my focus ( probably better known as my lack of focus) on organization.  How many times have you spent way too much time looking for something in your home office or craft area.  Me Too !! So this year is all about a new me, so I'm starting with my office/craft area.  I've shown you my new chair, so next is something that's really not a big item, but will save me tons of time. I'm looking at using my wall space to help me organize, so.. New Bulletin  Boards are next.   My cuurent bulletin boards are cute, but don't really allow me to organize and find those notes and ideas that I need most often.  Here they are:

Cute, but not really useful, right.

So I've been looking on Pinterest and in Catalogs for ideas and here's what I've seen so far...

Bulletin boards
                           via Pinterest

          Trier Corkboards
                            via Ballard Designs

                                                                                                            via CasaSugar.com
         via Flickriver.com                                                  



                                     via loosecanvas.com

  Lots of ideas, just can't committ yet. Any ideas or suggesstions are welcomed.