The Natural Rug – The Cow Hide

Cow hide rugs offer a unique and practical addition to modern homes. While these rugs are well known for their rustic beauty, they are also amazingly long lasting and can even be a healthy alternative to synthetic rugs. It is no wonder, then, that many homeowners are decorating their living spaces with cow hide. Here are the biggest benefits of cowhide rugs.

Natural Beauty

Natural in shape as well as color and pattern, cowhide rugs enhance earthy living spaces well. Black, white and brown earth tones perfectly complement unpainted wood and red brick floors and walls. Patterns vary significantly on cowhide rugs and include speckled and solid colors as well as spots. For rooms rich in natural light, decorators may prefer darker or more heavily patterned cow hides. Conversely, darker rooms may be best balanced with cowhide rugs containing more light-colored areas.

Versatility

The variations in natural cow hides suit these rugs to plenty of settings, but the availability of dyed rugs expands decoration possibilities further. In contemporary homes, natural cowhide rugs can counterbalance synthetic materials and minimalism. Using dyed cow hides, homeowners can add a naturally styled yet bold statement to their rooms. The color range of dyed cowhide rugs is massive, but pink, orange and blue ones are not uncommon.

Durability

Cow skin is often turned into leather, a material known for its incredible durability. It may come as little surprise, then, that cow hide rugs are also able to withstand heavy wear without falling apart. Cow hide rugs are made from single pieces rather than smaller parts stitched together, so there are no seams to worry about breaking. There is no thread to unravel, and rubber pieces will not fall off over time. This easily suits cowhide rugs to long-term placement in busier parts of the home.

Easy Maintenance

Cow hide rugs are simpler to maintain than other rugs often are. If dirt collects on a cow hide, one can clear it away with a hand brush. A vacuum can also be used without brush attachments. When spills occur, a damp sponge can be used to wipe it up immediately. The cow hide will not allow spills to sink through to the floor underneath. Occasional deep cleaning can be performed with a gentle cleanser, such as a light mix of water and vinegar, using a moist sponge.

Hypo-Allergenic

When cow hide rugs are tanned, natural oils are used rather than synthetic chemicals, which can irritate the lungs of people with respiratory problems. Unlike synthetic rugs, cowhide rugs do not undergo a period of off-gassing after purchase. At the same time, potentially offensive fragrances are absent. All of these factors combine to make cowhide rugs ideal for those with asthma or allergies.

Cow hide rugs can be preferable to synthetic rugs for many reasons. With their combination of bucolic charm and aesthetic options, these rugs are a natural choice for decoration. The lack of maintenance only adds to the other benefits of cowhide for making these rugs a sustainable choice in homes, businesses and other spaces.

Music Monday #453: Say You Love Me (Jessie Ware)

As much as I love vh1 top 100 songs of the 80s, I love listening to new songs that I discovered while watching movies as well. I don’t listen to the radio that often so this is a great way to find new songs to love. I can’t remember this one is from which movies but I just love it just the same.

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Sizzling Summer Hobbies to Help You Enjoy the Sun

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The summer is the perfect occasion for exploring hobbies and interests. So, you need to get out and about and start examining the best hobbies for the summer. If you need a bit of advice and guidance for the ideal summer hobbies, you’ll want to check out my suggestions below.

Camping

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If you think about summer hobbies, one of the best ones you might consider is camping. Now, it might have been years since you’ve been camping, or you may never have been. Alternatively, you could be a seasoned camper. Whatever your stance, it’s one of the most fun and fulfilling things you can do in the summer. It’s a wonderful way to experience nature at its finest and have a more stripped back experience. Camping is especially awesome if you have kids you can take because they will view it as some kind of adventure.

Sports

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One of the best parts about the summer is how good the weather is. Even if it’s not boiling hot, it will likely be warm and dry. So, it will be the perfect environment for playing some competitive sports. There are so many sports you can play in the summer that the list is endless. Pick something you would play outdoors that you may not be able to enjoy when it’s raining. I would suggest something like football, cricket or tennis would be perfect. You can join a club or just play with friends while you enjoy the warm sunshine.

In the Water

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The perfect thing to do when the sun is beating down is to get in the water. You need to look for ways of refreshing yourself and cooling off. Swimming is a great way to do this, but so are water sports. Think about what you can do to get involved more in water sports this summer. You could get a jet ski if you live in the right sort of area. Of course, you’d also need a jet ski repair manual in case of breakdown. You want to be able to use it as much as possible over the summer. So keeping it in full working order is essential.

Barbecue

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Okay, I admit, barbecuing may not be a hobby, but it’s certainly fun! And it’s synonymous with summer which is why it makes the list. There’s nothing better than a lovely summer afternoon spent grilling and barbecuing and sipping cold wine. If you have a big enough garden, you might decide you want to have a barbecue at home. Send out an invite on Facebook and enjoy a wonderful summer barbecue the way it should be – with friends. The brilliant thing about barbecuing is that you don’t just have one crack at it. Whenever the weather is nice, you can get it out and use it.

The summer is on its way, and that means you need to think about outdoor hobbies. It’s a great opportunity to make the most of the awesome weather. So, think about what you can do out in the sun and start making a list. There is so much choice, and the goal is just to make the most of the great weather while you can.

Dressing Dodgers

People who are die-hard, true sports fans will do almost anything to root on their team, whether that means screaming for that home run, or wearing head to toe fan clothing to make sure everyone knows about their favorite team.

Fans of the legendary baseball team, The Dodgers, know a thing or too about being a fan, which is why true Dodgers fans will do anything to cheer on their team. That includes dressing up their adorable little tots in ultra fan Dodgers baby clothing.DODGERS_SET

A Boon For Baby Dodger Fans
The great news for those major Dodger baby fans out there (and their parents) is that now there is an absolutely adorable line of Dodger-themed baby clothes available, just perfect for dressing than tiny fan is major fan style. There’s no doubt that little one will be rockin’ it, Dodgers-style, when they dress up in the utterly fabulous baby body suits, creeper sets, Tee-shirts and short sets from www.Babyfans.com.

Dressing Up Those Little Fans in High Style
That tiny baby will be rocking a major Dodger fan look when they gear up in the fabulous little styles offered at www.Babyfans.com. Dodgers fans never looked so good!

This unique online store was created by a partnership of two sports fan who believed more than anything that babies should be able to wear fan clothes. So, when they weren’t able to find the right baby outfits online (motivated by impending births in both their families) they decided to create a place where other sports enthusiasts could find the right clothes for their babies. With this, www.Babyfans.com was born, and sports enthusiast babies have been wearing fabulous fan looks ever since.

www.babyfans.com offers wonderful styles for that tiny athlete in the house from top brands like Majestic Athletics. Styles include a cuter than ever Dodger Little Sports Tee (in Dodger blue with the classic team logo in bold white) and a coordinating Baby Diaper Cover. This little suit is a classic look for that die hard baby fan in the house. Other great Dodgers-themed baby gear available on the site includes a Dodger-blue Infant Track Suit, a Kershaw Infant Jersey, an Embroidered Zip Up Toddler Hoodie and much more!

So, next time that big Dodger blue game comes up, be sure to order a special fan baby clothes set in time for the first inning!

Music Monday #452: I Want to Run to You (Whitney Houston)

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