Decorate Your Home With A Striking Cowhide Rug

To enhance the style of your home and increase its appeal, a striking cowhide rug can be used to decorate in each room on the property. Cowhide rugs can be used at the foot of the bed or near a lounge chair for an incredible way of having a statement piece that looks natural and high-end. When you’re considering decorating your home with the rug, there are a few benefits to incorporating it into the setting.

Various Styles
Cowhide rugs are available in a variety of styles and prints, which can allow you to create a custom look in your home with a feature that blends in well with the surrounding decor. There are also a number of color shades available, which makes it easy to choose a unique rug for your home that is specific to your taste. The product can look feminine, masculine, or even youthful with different designs that are sold.

The natural design of cowhide rugs allows it to be a decor item that can be used for several years without going out of style. You can enjoy incorporating a rustic and chic piece in the home to increase the quality of the space. The style of cowhide rugs has been a fixture in offices or homes for several decades and is still considered to be a contemporary item to own.

Versatility

Due to the large selection of cowhide rugs that are available, the product can be used in a nursery or in a bedroom. It can also work as a regal addition in a home office when you want to include a masculine touch in the space.

Cowhide rugs are the perfect item to use on hardwood floors or tile to add extra warmth to bare floors. This can draw more attention to the floors and make the home feel cozy during the colder months out of the year.

Cowhide rugs can also be put on display on the wall for an incredible item to show off to your guests. Consider placing the rug above a fireplace mantle or over a bed, which will work as the focal point of the room and create a stunning visual. You can also place it in an entryway above a console table for a dramatic look.

The rugs can even be draped on the back of a lounge chair in your living room or on a glider in a baby’s nursery. This will add extra texture to the furniture item and can allow the home to look professionally decorated.

Hypo-Allergenic

Many people suffer from allergies throughout the year due to dust and allergens that settle in rugs or carpets from outdoors. Cowhide rugs are an ideal solution because they’re hypo-allergenic and will prevent the residents from suffering from allergic reactions that can include respiratory issues.

Durability

Unlike faux rugs, cowhide rugs have a high level of durability and can maintain their beautiful appearance for several years or decades. The rug can be placed in an area that has a high level of traffic without wearing down or fraying. The product also has a minimal amount of upkeep and only requires that it’s shaken out or vacuumed each week to remove dirt or dust that accumulates. A washcloth and soap can be used to remove stains that develop.

Makeup Palettes: The Perfect Holiday Gift

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Choosing gifts for friends and family isn’t always an easy task. A great gift for any lady in your life is a makeup palette packed with lots of beautiful color options. These palettes work great with just about any skin tone and are a great gifting option for anyone who adores makeup. They also make great holiday color palettes for all of those holiday parties!

NYX – Be Fierce 35 Colors Makeup Kit Palette with Eye Shadows, Blushers, Lip Glosses S124

NYX - Be Fierce 35 Colors Makeup Kit Palette with Eye Shadows, Blushers, Lip Glosses S124


Kat Von D – Star Studded Eyeshadow Book

Kat Von D - Star Studded Eyeshadow Book

Kat Von D – Star Studded Eyeshadow Book – $79.98, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon


Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set and Travel Bag

Tarte - Bon Voyage Collector's Set and Travel Bag


Too Faced Everything Nice Set (Limited Edition)

Too Faced - Everything Nice Set - Limited Edition -


Napoleon Perdis – The Ultimate Nude Makeup Palette – Napoleon Perdis – Nude/Beige

Napoleon Perdis - The Ultimate Nude Makeup Palette - Napoleon Perdis - Nude/Beige


Maybelline The Nudes

Parker New York - Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow Palette, The Nudes, 0.34 oz


Sephora – + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette, Limited-Edition

Sephora - + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette, Limited-Edition


NYX – Nyx Golden Rush Makeup Kit Faux Lashes Body Glitter Eyeshadow Lip Gloss Nib

NYX - Nyx Golden Rush Makeup Kit Faux Lashes Body Glitter Eyeshadow Lip Gloss Nib


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Yard Sales, Cranky Kids, and Insurance Costs

I woke up this morning on a mission to spend the day preparing for a yard sale, but hours later I have yet to accomplish anything. I’ve got a cranky teething little one who doesn’t want to leave my lap and a 4 year old who is whining just because her sister is, too.  *Sigh* My babies come first, so the yard sale stuff can wait.

I did manage to bribe them into letting me have a few minutes to work by giving them popsicles, so we’ll see how long that lasts. The rough draft for one of my freelance pieces is due this afternoon, so I really need to get that finished while they’re occupied, but I’m having a hard time concentrating on it at the moment.

Luckily it is almost finished because the Zillow alert for new home listings on my phone keeps going off and distracting me. It’s no secret we’re looking for a place to buy, but we’re still unsure of where to buy. We’re looking at places much closer to Ben’s job, and we want something that needs renovation but is still good enough to live in for now. I guess that’s one of the perks to being married to a carpenter. We can buy cheaper and renovate it into something we love, but we definitely have to settle on a location first.

The biggest issue is decided which start to live in. Ben’s job is close enough to the state line that we can purchase in SC or NC. I’m weighing the pros and cons of both states, and not just when it comes to home prices. I’m looking at school districts (I’m still unsure about public school or homeschooling), costs of living, even insurance rates because they vary so much between the two states.

I think I’m going to knock out this draft and start researching more on the insurance aspect of costs. I know I can’t get an exact quote based on living in NC unless we actually live there, but I can check out which doctors are in which networks. I know the doctor that was recommended to us in NC is in the BCBS network by looking at the doctor finder. I found it here when I was doing a little research last night, so I’ll look around to see if that site has anymore info for me.

If we choose to stay in SC we can stick with our current family doctor, so that’s a plus. The only issue is the cost of buying insurance out of pocket since we’re both contract employees. I really hate all this insurance mess.  Oh well, I’ll deal with it later.  It’s time to get my head in the game and get to work on this draft so I can prepare my yard sale items today, too.  I really need to downsize on the amount of stuff we have before I even consider moving!

I’m Back

March? MARCH??? Seriously? I haven’t posted here since March? We’ve had a lot going on…blah blah blah.  I know it’s still no excuse. A few months ago I was at a point in life where I was really depressed.  We had major family issues going on around us, things causing even more stress in our marriage, and I was at a breaking point.  I didn’t feel like blogging, I had a very hard time concentrating on work, and I reached a point where I just felt rather worthless.  After a lot of praying, support from my true friends and family, and time to sort it all out I’m ready for a change.  I’m ready to start over, enjoy life again, be happy, and write freely when I feel like it.  Sometimes taking a break really does help.

 So, a few quick updates:

A lot has happened over the last few months, and I admit I’ve been busier than I ever imagined I could be with the two munchkins.

Aubrey has been walking since she hit 10 months old in April, so that’s kept me on the go constantly. I’ve ran off all my baby weight and then some…literally. When I left the hospital I was somewhere around 145lbs, and I’m currently weighing in at 116lbs! That’s 11lbs lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Ellie. I’m happier and healthier than I’ve been in a very long time, and for once I’m confident in my own skin. I’m always on the go either chasing a running toddler, chasing a running preschooler, grabbing a climbing toddler before she topples over something (baby gates don’t do a bit of good to hold that girl in when she’s on a mission), or a combination of all of the above.

My last post in March was about Ben getting a new job that just happened to be back in construction.  Neither of us were too happy with him returning to the construction field, but we were both relieved he had found something with more money than the factory job he had been stuck in for a few months. Today I’m happy to report his “new” job has turned out to be exactly what our family needed. In the past few months he has moved up from assistant foreman to the new position he gained last week, supervisor of the whole dang company.

I fully admit we’ve been struggling the last few years thanks to the recession, but we’re finally getting back to a comfortable spot. We’re almost out of debt, and we’re looking at purchasing our first home.  We may finally get out of my family’s rental and out on our own even if we’re hitting that mark on our timeline a few years later than we had anticipated.

I’ll prepare myself to share more over the coming weeks as I get back into the blogging thing full swing, but I must say even if I’m the only person who reads anything I write I’m happy to be back.  Blogging has always been an outlet for me, a place of serenity after a busy day, and I’m happy be up to putting my thoughts down again.

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