Sunday, January 5, 2014

Crock-pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This Crock-pot Chicken Noodle Soup is So Yummy and so Easy!!!
Recipe:
  • Spray bottom of the pot with cooking spray
  • Cut up 2-3 carrots and about 3 pieces of celery and put on bottom of the pot. Cut up a medium onion and add a touch of rosemary.
  • Put 6-8 chicken thighs over the vegetables.
  • Add about 940 ML of chicken broth. (usually one large box container is good)
  • Let cook for 6-8 hours.
  • Break up the chicken and take out the bones and skin.
  • Add 2 cups of egg noodles and cook for 30 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper based on your liking.
  • Enjoy!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Where Do I Start?

Many people get designers block when it comes to decorating a room. You stare at the wall and stress over what paint color to choose and don't know where to start. Looking at pictures is a great place to begin. You can design a whole room or even a whole home around one simple picture. For paint I suggest a neutral color in case your color choices change in the future. I personally love white, because it is clean and crisp. For the earth tone lovers out there beige or greige (gray/beige) is a good choice. The key to decorating a cohesive room is to use one of the colors in your palette in three places. These color pops can be used in the form of a lamp, pillow, curtain, blanket, chair etc. All colors are great, but you have to make sure you choose a color combination that works nicely together. If you like yellow that is great , but you can't make a room all yellow. You have to choose colors that compliment your focal color. The website www.colourlovers.com is a great place to go to find color palettes. I am going to show you how I took a picture of a sunset and the ocean and interpreted it into a room. These colors appealed to me, because they are calming, feminine, and friendly. 

Inspiration picture


Here is the room I created based on this picture
Moroccan Wedding Blanket: To drape over couch, Ferris Wheel Art Print, Teal & Gold Chandelier, White Down Couch, Metallic Trunk: used as a coffee table, Pink & White Ombre Window Curtain, Circle Venetian Wall Mirror, Love & Aztec Throw Pillows, White Moroccan Pouf, Pastel Flower Vases, Gray & White Chevron Rug.


Here are a few pictures of rooms I found online that interpreted this color palette nicely:
Go ahead and try to design a room around one picture that inspires you and share it with me on https://www.facebook.com/Shayjdesign