I’ve been ignoring my blog…

Wow, Life does get away from you sometimes doesn’t it?

My mind has been elsewhere.  These are the pictures in my mind and where it has been lately.  Isn’t it wild when you think of all of the topics, thoughts, and pictures we create in our minds in a single day? That’s why the Buddhists call it monkey mind, our mind is everywhere flying through the tree tops doing a full somersault and landing upright only to take  off on the trapeze again and again.

No wonder we need rest. I’m tired.

I haven’t been meditating like I usually do.

I need to get back to it, to melt into my bed at night letting everything drip off of me…..I awaken clean, clear and ready to tango with this crazy life over and over.

Sometimes I just need turquoise water, to float for hours.

What are the pictures of your mind???

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Girls just wanna have fun!

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My daughter and her 2 daughters.

One year ago they moved. They moved to Hawaii, and I thought my heart would crack in a million pieces. My daughter and her husband wanted a different life for these 2 girls, I understood. I don’t blame them. Living in an affluent area you see the trappings of wealth all around you. There had been way too many elementary school children coming out to the car pool line with their heads buried into their iphones, or ipads texting.

Texting in 5th grade???? On THEIR iphones???? NO, couldn’t be.

But sadly I see it everywhere, kids with their noses buried in video games, on the phone, etc. And not only is it kids, I see adults walking zombies, they cannot spend a moment alone, in silence. It’s so sad.

I gotta tell you, I was so sad to see them move , they live very close to me, but I will be there soon also. I went to visit, guess what we did? The girls took me to see ancient, hundreds of year old turtles laying in the sand, right across from their house on the beach. Can you imagine laying in the sand and having a conversation with a 200 yr. old turtle ….like that happens everyday? Well for my girls it does.

How amazing for these girls to experience living like this! The world was opening for them and showing what wonders it has to offer. The little one snorkels for hours lost in an underwater fantasy.

No their heads are not buried in video games, they are learning, living and thriving. I love these muchkins, and am so proud of my daughter and her husband for taking a stand. It was really tough for her. She left all of her friends, good friends that meant a lot, but the girls future was the over riding factor. She knew for the sake of her kids she had to do it.  I am so happy, and so incredibly  proud that she is the kind of Mom that she has turned out to become. Putting her fears aside, and stepping out of her box, to make a change for her girls. She cared more about their future than HER own insecurities, or fears…..I cannot tell her how amazing she is. I know how hard it was for her to step out of her comfort zone. It’s a great lesson for all of us. Take a chance, believe in your own strengths, they will see you through anything and everything, if you only give yourself a chance and the credit.

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She is the kind of Mom all kids need. She is a nurturer, she is loving, she is a trooper! I couldn’t be more proud a grandma.

I love them so much!

My friends in the Food Truck Race!

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Here they are BOWLED AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Look for them on the Food Network beginning in August, they are on the Food truck race across the USA. Help support their efforts they are the greatest! Don’t forget to like their Facebook page and keep tabs on where they are so you can alert friends and family to go out and support these girls….

Let’s help support these southern California beauties!

https://www.facebook.com/BowledAndBeautiful?fref=ts

I’m in the SURF COTTAGE!!

Daily Digs | Colorful Surf Cottage

Daily Digs | Colorful Surf Cottage

Today’s Daily Digs comes from the beautiful interior portfolio of photographer Kristin Perers via Desire To Inspire.  The spaces she photographs have a beautiful bohemian surf cottage vibe. Bright colors and rustic textures, this space gives us a hankering to wake up to the sound of the ocean waves. Even more so because that’s the one thing we’re missing in Colorado! We have to the beauty of the mountains, lush color everywhere you look, and sunshine almost every day of the year, but we’re missing the vast ocean blue at our beck and call. Here’s to dreaming of a beach vacation in this space!

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Daily Digs | Colorful Surf Cottage

Room design found here

How about you? Are you ready for spring or are you still in the winter dream? Our DENY Artists fit perfectly into the spring fever. We picked our favorites that inspired us for this room:

Daily Digs | Colorful Surf Cottage

Daily Digs | Colorful Surf Cottage

See the Surf Cottage Inspired Collection here!

Hawaiian style

Saving your place in line in Hawaii.

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This is what I love about Hawaii. It’s definitely laid back. When you are on Hawaiian time, what that means if you want something done right away that means it’s urgent, on the mainland that happens in the same day within hours. If it is whatever it may be “urgent” in Hawaii you may get it done within 2 weeks. The word “urgent” does not exist in Hawaii. Now I don’t know if that’s because it is a tropical climate, whether the attitude is so relaxed, or what but one thing is for sure when you move to Hawaii you really learn what it means to chill.
This photo typifies the laid back island lifestyle vibe….I thought it was hilarious!
For some of my Hawaiian art go to …www.Society6.com/DebHaugen

just a lil surf trip down mexico way……

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Waking up on the beach in San Felipe covered with sand from the storm the night before….laughing, sun, beer, bar-b-q and good times…..Mexico surf trip one or 90 they’re all good fun! Remember the bucket of tacos? Remember the chicklay, chicklay from the kids on the beach, and buying their whole box, seeing the amazed little faces run off clutching more money than they’d ever seen, the joy in the sun, the warmth of the water, the fun we had??? Good times.

Fashion week Paris/ My “Perfect Day” pillow

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Shop the designs here:

PERFECT DAY by Deb Haugen

DEXTERITY EMERALD by Karen Harris

BE YOUR OWN HERO by Happee Monkee

Thought this was a pretty cool ad from Deny designs and correlating with Paris Fashion week! Thats MY pillow on top!

 

Hey cool breadfruit mama!

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I’m so into my tropicals right now. I think it has to be the fact that I haven’t been in Hawaii for about 3 months now, my tan is gone, and it’s friggin freezing in Malibu.

I need to get back and warm my bones in the sun at the lagoon with my daughter ……am I now a snow bird…oh god no thats what the locals in Hawaii call the tourists who come in the winter.

Please No.

I’ll be there shortly, really I will.

Aloha

sleep with hula girls!

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  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover
  • Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover

Deb Haugen Perfect Day Duvet Cover

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Deb Haugen Perfect Day Color Palette

Below are the complimentary colors featured in Deb Haugen ” Perfect Day ” design. Use this color palette to help you figure out if the featured design is the perfect match for your space!

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 Perfect Day 

 Color Palette

Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom with this Deb Haugen Perfect Day duvet cover! Custom printed when you order it, this duvet cover is not only personal, but incredibly cozy as well. Created out of microfiber material that is unique to DENY Designs, our duvets are ultra soft and amazingly comfortable. This Deb Haugen Perfect Day duvet cover will make getting out of bed in the morning just a little bit harder!

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