Friday, May 22, 2009

Starbucks Cup I love you, but Your Wrong

So today this is what my delicious Starbucks cup said to me:

The Way I See It #21

People need to see that,

far from being an obstacle,

the world's diversity

of languages, religions and

traditions is a great treasure,

affording us precious

opportunities to recognize

ourselves in others.

--Youssou N'Dour


I don't know you Youssou N'Dour, but I do have to disagree with you {the religion part}. I don't quite get what he's trying to say in this quote. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong, how does this help us see ourselves in others? really, I'm not getting it, someone please explain if you have ideas. I do think the language & traditions part is sound, but not the religion. Of course I feel this way, because I am a Christian who believes in One God and One Christ.. not all this other mumbo-jumbo diversity of religion stuff. I don't get how people feel like it's OK to have religion "diversity"... well I guess hence the word "religion" it is possible for this to happen.

Anyways, if you have an opinion about Mr. Youssou's quote, I would like to hear it. :) {I'm not looking to debate this, just looking to see if I'm reading this wrong, and what inspiration or non-inspiration you get from it}

Ps: I did read up on him on Wiki and he does seem like an influential man who's made some great music & who stands for some great things.. But I can't figure out what "religion" he is, looks like maybe Muslim?

Show us where you live Friday : Dining Room

Kelly's Korner is putting on a tour of homes:

This weeks theme is the Dining Room

I love our dining room - their isn't really much to it, but what we do have says a lot {I think}. I love bold style, bold statements, and bold colors, but I also like to keep it simple. I LOVE bold expressions in a room, but wait did I mention that I hate clutter.. Hate it. Sometimes I think I keep a room looking too "simple" just because I fear the clutter. I would rather have it plain than too much going on. Keep it bold, simple and stylish, that's my motto {well kind of} and DON'T forget the color! :) I try hard to make a room look eye catching without feeling overwhelming. I do hope to eventually get some art work on the walls and possibly a big long mirror for the wall... we'll see.
I recently reupholstered our dining room chairs & I love them!
It was much easier than I have anticipated. I found this fabric on clearance at Joann's.
I had been wanting to add color to the room for awhile, and was eventually inspired by the candles on the dining room table. I was shocked when I actually found some great fabric to match!
Please don't mind my furry friends, they always find their way into my photos.
I love this wallpaper - We purchased it online through Graham & Brown.

When Kevin was working for Southern Air he was given these silver outlet covers.
They worked perfect for this room!
Here is an evening picture of the dining room. :)
{this might be my favorite shot of the room, because I love the window}
Since theirs not much to it, I thought I would post this fun edited shot that I took
after reupholstering the chairs a few months ago.
Thanks for checking out my Dining Room!

Now your turn! :)