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A Few Lovely Things and a Recipe

I have been wanting to paint over some dull furniture in my house. No I have not attempted this before and yes I am looking up information to make sure I do it right. Currently I have become a tad bit obsessed with lacquer furniture. Seriously, look at this beautiful cabinet dome by VintageRemixDesign in Canada.

I have an old dry sink that while nice, could be a stunning statement piece with the right paint. I am thinking a lacquer green but not 100% sure yet. 
Sundance Catalog always has lovely gifts. This handmade pottery by Eric and Noelle of ZPOTS and Vnoelle is just lovely.

Love the cuts, the colors, the flow. Korto Momolu makes stunning clothing.

Oatmeal with a Fork has the best instant pot herb and vegetable brown rice recipe I have ever made. We add shrimp, garlic and egg and I make a soy sauce based sauce for it too. This recipe is great as it or as a base. I couldn't recommend it any higher.
Cheers! MissFifi
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Sugar Baby

Everything I pretty much planted from seed did not grow. While that is disheartening, I really wanted to see Love In The Mist!, the one seeds that took off like gangbusters are my sugar baby watermelon seeds.

The ground looks so dry because we are in the middle of a charming heat wave.

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Stay cool my lovelies.