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Friday’s Found Fun

What time is it?

I am the type that always NEEDS to know what time it is. In my office, I have a clock on every wall. See, what did I tell you. Here are some weird, fun and even disturbing clocks.

Friday’s Found Fun

If you know me, you will know how I am with Target. For those who have no idea…let me explain: Target and I are a very dangerous match. I go to Target to get one or two items, and I end up walking out with the entire cart full! I don’t mean full as in you can no longer see the bottom, but full as in pouring out the sides as I am struggling to maneuver my way around the parking lot speed bumps and getting to my car. Since I am like this, lately I have been trying to be very smart about spending any money and therefore avoiding Target like the plague. Yesterday, I HAD to go. I needed some stuff and they have the best prices. So, I went. As I was leaving the house, my boyfriend reminded me to put on my “blinders” as I walk through the store and “STICK TO THE LIST”. I did. I was very proud of myself. I did take a look around though. I have not been to there for awhile and saw some great stuff in the clearance isle. This is the topic of my found fun. The ‘Liberty of London’ for Target collection. I must have missed all the cute stuff when it had just come out. Man…. To bad there is really nothing left of this collection…so cute. Then again, good thing for my wallet that it is all gone! Ha.

Friday’s Found Fun

Well, since I live in San Diego and am really trying to save some money I thought that I would let everyone know about some fun things to do in San Diego that are FREE. That is right…FREE!

The sun is shinning again and the weather is getting warmer… So here is a list of some great activities to do in San Diego:

1. Head to San Diego’s many beaches.

2. Visit La Jolla Cove.

3. Visit downtown San Diego’s Seaport Village.

4. Stroll through the 16½-block historic Gaslamp Quarter.

5. Mission Bay Park

6. Enjoy free organ concerts at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park.

7. Visit Old Town.

8. Bike or jog along Mission Bay Park’s.

9. Visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

10. Stargaze outside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of every month.

11. Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Mt. Laguna.

12. Step back in time with a stop in Julian, and eat some pie.

13. Grab your picnic basket and head to Torrey Pines State Park.

14. The 59 Mile Scenic Drive allows travelers to take in all of the must-see places in San Diego.

15. Rollerblade, skateboard or bicycle along the Mission Beach Boardwalk.

16. Visit Mission Trails Regional Park.

17. Go scuba diving or snorkeling off San Diego’s shores and see spectacular creatures of the sea. La Jolla Cove is the best.

18. Go bird watching at the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

19. Stroll through Balboa Park. a

20. Visit other museums around town that offer similar free days. In its La Jolla facility, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is free on the third Tuesday of each month; the downtown facility is free daily.

21. Gather family, friends and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the beaches in San Diego County, including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach.

22. Explore the tidepools in Point Loma.

23. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla for breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego, including the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Spectacular views of San Diego’s East County communities also await guests at the top of Mt. Helix.

24. Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert.

25. Take a scenic walk along The Big Bay, San Diego’s “largest attraction.” With 27 miles of waterfront featuring bayside parks, marinas, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and miles of promenades and bikeways, the Big Bay appeals to all ages and interests.
—All this information was found on the San Diego’s website. San Diego.org

Other things that I like to do….jog around Miramar Lake (a 6 mile trail hike)

– View at the top of Mt Helix

– Bike the trails of Lake Hodges.

– I even enjoy walking through La Jolla Bird Rock residences and take a look at the homes.

-Walk along Sunset Cliffs at sunset.

Not a Mundane Monday

When I saw this picture on Apartment Therapy, I got so excited…and I will tell you why. I have ‘inherited’ a kitchen table EXACTLY like this one. I have to be honest and say that I hated it at first, but I couldn’t argue because it was free and at the time we had just moved into a larger house and didn’t have a kitchen table yet. The color was so bright and the chairs matched. I think that the real reason I hated it was because it looked like it did not belong amongst my black and grey contemporary decor. My solution, buy a black table cloth and cover it, plus make slip covers for the chairs. I did this. It looked great and matched! But, now that I see this picture, I am inspired to strip the cloth and show its true personality.

Friday’s found Fun!

I LOVE LAMP.

I am a collector of lamps. So I have found some funky and funny lamps. Not something that you have seen everyday.

Not such a Mundane Monday

I am in love with this eco-friendly room. The colors are just enough for interest. I am not so sure about that coffee table, however, I would have some serious issues trying to keep everything within a circle. Hello OCD!

What I would change: The coffee table (maybe something with hidden storage) and the wall color. Sherwin Williams Muslin color comes to mind.

Friday’s Found Fun

That’s right…It is Friday, and that means….Friday’s Found Fun.

Well, there is a small design district in San Diego, well, actually there are a few, but very very small ‘design districts’. In fact, I would not really call them design districts, more like an embankment of 5 stores in a row that sell home furnishings, decor, fabric, etc. Anyways, my point… I went to a store called Solo in the Cedros Ave. design district. They are having there annual sale this weekend. I go every year. I love this store. They have a lot of handmade stuff, paper products, some furniture, and a ton of vintage items. I would describe the items that you will find here as ‘Etsy’-like. Take a look, just a few pictures I took from my iPhone while I was shopping.

Have a GREAT weekend!

The Domino Effect

I remember that not too long ago there was a great magazine called Domino. I have been going to the book store a lot lately (its been raining on the weekends and there is really nothing to do, so I read, and since we have had such gorgeous weather this week- just sitting outside and reading). I usually browse the Architecture/Design section and found the Domino- Book of Decorating. I have been slowly going through this book and taking notes for designs concepts that I can use for my clients. There are some really wonderful ideas within. It breaks it down for you room by room. Shows some really inspiring pictures. What I would really like is for this book to have an Appendix showing where the products and furniture came from and the price. There are a few rooms that I would like to use as inspiration for my house, just wish I had the time (and a larger house) to do all the things that I wish I could do.

This books chapters include: Getting started, The Entryway, The living room, Dining Room, Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office, kid’s room, and also includes the decorators handbook (guide to window treatments and upholstery ) and the ‘big black book’ which is a guide to the best decor resources. I have to say that Yes, I have used the ‘Big Black Book’ for some ideas on resources. After all, this book is a resource.

It starts out by helping you find your personal style, which can be hard by reading one chapter and looking at a few pictures. I still do not know what my personal style is and I do this for a living. I guess that is the thing about Interior Designers, we are always up to date on the latest things and that just makes it so hard for me to find it. Don’t get me wrong, I know what I like and don’t like. My home is designed by myself, but I like so many different things and not enough money to keep changing my interiors. All I can do is keep on.

So, for all you readers, you can use anything for inspiration. This and many other books can help you along the way to a beautiful interior.