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Monday, June 26, 2017

What’s In Your Bowl?


Here’s a little known fact about me – I haven’t updated our dishes since we got married – almost 17 years ago! The truth is we don’t even really use dishes as often as we should and oftentimes rely on paper plates. However, there are some foods that I do use dishes for and I eat most of those foods in bowls! So when I was offered the chance to review Sweese’s 28 ounce porcelain bowls, I of course jumped at the opportunity.

I love the way they look when stacked together!

The kids and I were brainstorming about all the things we might use these bowls for and we came up with the following ideas:

1. Ice Cream
2. Soup
3. Salad
4. Cereal
5. Oatmeal
6. Dips such as hummus or salsa
7. Snacks like potato chips
8. Candy
9. Decorative items
10. Stack them and display!

I’d also love to try making Buddha Bowls! I think these bowls would be great for any one bowl recipe.


These bowls are FDA approved and made of durable porcelain, a type of premium LEAD-FREE and NON-TOXIC ceramic which is chip-resistant and more sturdy than stoneware. The bowls are easy to organize so they take up less room in your cupboard. They have a unique shape which lends to a beautiful presentation on your table. They measure 6.8 x 6.5 x 2.8 inches and 28 oz. They are dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven safe. They also feature a 30-day No-Chip guarantee.


If I was hoping to update my dishes, I would definitely consider doing so with Sweese bowls and plates, which they also carry in their Amazon store, along with mugs, utensils, canisters, and other kitchen tools. While white dishes have a certain attraction to them, I also love the colorful items that Sweese carries!

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What would you put in your bowl?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hooray, It’s Friday! Cute and Fun Things


I’m not sure what to say this week because so much is going on but I want to save it all for separate posts! So here are just a few things!


When I was browsing Instagram, I came across such a pretty account, I just had to follow! Malupenella shares photos of colors and textures from her travels.



In Kansas, I still haven’t found any Rae Dunn products, but here in NJ I found a few at Home Goods. I just got this one mug so far, but maybe I’ll get more!



My sister-in-law took the kids to the mall and bought them Lego sets. We don’t exactly need more Legos, but at least they are entertained!



My sister-in-law also bought us these tiny cupcakes. They are so cute!



This week I posted about:


The Pout Pout Fish–Fun and Learning Activities  10 Ideas To Complete This Summer

illshowyoumy  The MOMA & More

Have a great weekend!

Linking Up With:
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

New York City: The MOMA & More

The MOMA & More

After exploring the Chelsea area, I headed over to the Museum of Modern Art. I remember having been there on a class trip as a kid, but I did not remember what was there – all I really remembered was a canvas painted blue and called art. Modern art is funny that way.

On the way to the MOMA I passed by Rockefeller Center to get a picture of the Seated Ballerina installation:

By Jeff Koons, “the installation seeks to raise awareness of national missing children’s month this May, in an effort to support organizations like the international centre for missing & exploited children. The installation is on view at Rockefeller Center from now through June 2, 2017.”

At the museum, I headed straight to the floor that had the collections of art that you might not know are considered modern – from the 1880s to 1950s.

Van Gogh:

This is my second favorite Van Gogh after the Café Terrace At Night, and it was so cool to see it in person!




Spiral projected on the wall:



Jackson Pollack:

Frida Kahlo:



Next I went down a floor to the Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends exhibit.


It included Andy Warhol!

The Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction exhibit consisted of art that I would definitely call modern:

These are metal fasteners:


Furniture Pieces:

Brass, wire, and iron:
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I was excited to view the sculpture garden as well. The rose was definitely my favorite!


This was on an inside wall:


The Unfinished Conversations exhibit was very interesting.

These are Rings for Manhole Openings, which is protest art in that they materials were acquired from the New York Division of Corrections and is meant to show how the state uses prison labor.

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You might think these benches were a place to sit, but they weren’t. They were supposed to be link benches in courtrooms that were also created via prison labor.


Another place that I visited while in the city was the NY Public Library. We went there because it was super hot outside and we wanted to charge our phones, but we found even more art inside!

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And since I’m sharing so many photos, I may as well share the ones I took in Central Park!


Have you been to the MOMA, The NYC Public Library, or Central Park?