Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

BARK IF YOU LOVE…

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Feng Shui By Fishgirl felt like barkin’ up the wrong tree today. So here are my takes on bark. If you’re feeling your sweet tooth go for the best chocolate bark in Cleveland: Lilly Tremont makes this and gorgeous truffles, too. Great gift for any mom on your list as well as for any occasion–you can’t go wrong with chocolate!

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Another kind of bark is what my dog Hershey (yes, he’s named after the famous chocolate bar but he’s a white chocolate variety) has elevated to the level of song. Check out the video of Hershey Dawg Singing on YouTube and please Like him on facebook, too. Note to self: keep dogs away from chocolate because it is dangerous for their health. It’s also dangerous for my thighs but that is another story…

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I designed a collection of Tibetan rugs hand made in Nepal inspired by the woods of Maine. The one shown here was called “Bark”. This fall I’ll be introducing a new line of rugs inspired by watercolor paintings.

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And finally, what’s Ellen Barkin doin’ lately? Anybody know? I’ll bet this cougar is kickin’ back with a 20 something hottie and some of that Lilly Tremont chocolate bark and a bottle of wine right now! Bark if you love anything about this post…woof!

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

Mothers are represented in the Love & Relationship area of the bagua. Since for most of us our mother is our primary relationship with another human being this placement makes perfect sense. My mom is going to be 91 years young this year. She lives on her own and is very physically active, mowing her lawn, gardening, bending over to weed, etc. My mother also likes crossword puzzles, reading novels, and writing letters to friends and family. What will you be getting *your* mom for Mother’s Day?

Stationary like the one shown here makes a great gift. Find this set on Etsy.com because it is functional and you don’t need to know someone’s size, it doesn’t cause allergies, and it is always in good taste. If your mom likes crossword puzzles like mine does (or if you want to give a gift that helps keep the mind sharp)  you could buy the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Book from Walmart.

Another great gift for moms who love gardening is a can of wildflower seeds that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Amazon.com has a great collection of seeds here.

Even if you don’t buy a gift, your mom wants to hear from you. So let her know she is your favorite girl: visit your mother or call her if you don’t live nearby. And if you are a mom, Happy Mother’s Day to you!

 

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