Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
One of my biggest frustrations is when I walk into a home and they decided to go into a store and buy the first floor set they saw... GROSS.
Please Peeps.... use some personality in your home. Even if you don't have a large budget. Mix and Match... don't just match match PLEASE.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I came across a GEM the other day... it was an old red barn on a main street close to where we live. It used to be a feed and supply store years and years ago but has been vacant for several year. I was so excited about it... I saw so much potential in making it a boutique antique store. I was already thinking of how I could gut it, lay white washed wood floors and so on. Until the next day I drove by to make a call to the realtor about the plot when I came across this...
I guess I will have to move on to another location to make my dream a reality.
Last night I was going through my cookbooks and pulled out a coffee book my aunt gave me. I found out some very insightful information. I don't know about you but I have a passion for coffee... it's always been a dream of mine to own a coffee shop. But even though I love it... I can get lost when I walk into to order. There are many foreign names such as Sumatra, Ethiopian, Java and Yemen I never knew exactly what they meant. Here is a breakdown of each coffee so the next time you walk into the coffee shop you can feel confident in what you order (instead of trusting the barista).
Brazilian: World's leader in producing coffee. If you enjoy smooth acidic, medium bodied coffee this is for you. Try Bourbon Santos.
Colombian: Second to Brazil in worldwide production, Colombian is the largest exporter of hand-picked, washed arabica beans. Overall, these coffees have a clean, balanced flavor with medium acidity.
Costa Rica: These beans possess a rich, deep, full body and flavor.
Guatemala: The mountainous volcanic soil of this Central American country nurture aromatic, mellow-bodied coffees. Many of the beans have a spicy flavor with hints of chocolate... YUM.
Hawaii: This is the only place in the United States with the ideal climate for growing coffee. The Kona district boasts the highest yield per tree in the world and produced an aromatic, subtle, mellow-bodied coffee.
Ethiopian: These coffees are characterized by a floral aroma and a winy, light acidic, almost dry flavor that caresses your tongue like fine wine.
Kenya: This African coffee, with its mellow, delicate smoothness, winy acidity and flavor overtones of berries, is popular in Europe as well as the United States.
Yemen: This small country on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula grows some of the world's most distinctive coffees. Mocha, named after the ancient Arabian port of Moka on the Red Sea, is distinctly fragrant and full-bodied.
Java: One of the first world's coffee producers, this country's name is synonymous with the brew. These beans produce earthly coffee with low acidity and smooth body.
Sumatra: Earthy, rich and full-bodied, Sumatra's coffee is not timid. It can take, and often enjoys the company of milk and sugar.
New Guinea: Off the northern tip of Australia, this island began cultivating coffee in the 1930s with the seeds from Jamaican Blue Mountain region. It's full body, moderate acidity, and well rounded flavor makes it an excellent choice on its own or blended, especially for espresso.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Fouches are obsessed with the Olympics... come to our house day or night and NBC is blaring. Congrats to the US Mens relay swim team for winning the gold last night... sorry France. Our neighbors are probably so mad at us right now because around 11pm last night. We were yelling, screaming and jumping on our bed cheering them on.
I found a new goal in life.
I want to become the women's equivalent of Phelps... watch out here I come 2012... hehehe.
The reason I chose Cameo Darling for the name of my blog is due to the fact I have a MAD obsession with silhouettes and cameos. Anytime you see me I will usually be wearing a cameo somewhere on my body whether it be a ring, necklace or broach. Pictured above are Rob and I's silhouettes nicely placed in my living room.
Yehh... I finally have my own blog.
This could potentially be a very bad thing, hopefully I won't become too addicted.
But Im excited to take the leap and actually join.
My goal here is to have an online journal of all the things that catch my eye.
Here is a lovely little pic of a few beautiful orchids I literally stammered upon during my trip to Vegas.