What’s Stingray Got to do with it!

If you follow me on Instagram… Stop right there. Click And follow now that we’ve cleared that up let’s start again.

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Since you follow me on Instagram you know my Husband is an incredibly talented artist!  Recently he painted a Kelly Wearstler Inspired mural for Eatmans Interiors.

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Hand Painted Wall By Kyle Mitchell For Eatmans

Kyle went to Eatmans to survey the job I went  to see VanCollier custom made Eatmans Bar Stool!

Eatmans Barstool in Shagreen

I was blown away it was twisted steal that created Sex Appeal (<stole his line )!

I ran my hand across the sexy navy top with a slightly bumpy texture and exclaimed

I love Faux Stingray

It also comes like this:

Eatmans Barstool in Mondrian

So further down the road I’m at High Point Furniture market ; the Furniture capital of the world and guess what Trend forecast I made last year is taking off :Stingray

There is just one problem here; did you read What’s Kale Got to Do with it… cuz I think we have a title theme happening .You didn’t read it but after you finish this one you will!

I’m running around Market with HG pointing out all my Trend Forecasts

Fuchsia, itchy grey, Stingray

I was singing it like the wizard of oz! HG would just giggle and let me be me❤️love that girl !​

​When I returned home from Furniture Market I began reaching out to companies for images. Proper titles of things; dimensions, descriptions. It’s amazing how nice people are to tiny little blogger like me!

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Shagreen Vanity in the Made Goods show room

I must say the most gracious of all of the companies was Marlene at Made Goods. I asked for some images of their Faux Stingray vanity and side tables! She was kind enough to send  me a link to their

Shagreen Collection 

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I had to google it , What has Shagreen got to do with it, everything. I had been miss identifying this product the whole time. img_3601

Though Stingray and Shagreen are in a similar family

Shagreen is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, formerly made from a horse’s back or that of an onager (wild ass). Shagreen is now commonly made of the skins of sharks and rays.
The word derives from the French chagrin and is related to Italian zigrino and Venetian sagrin, derived from the Turkic sağrı / çağrı ‘rump of a horse’ or the prepared skin of this part. The roughness of its texture led to the French meaning of anxiety, vexation, embarrassment, or annoyance.[1]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shagreen Wiki

In order to sound like you actually know what you’re talking about… it’s best to kind of know what your talking about!

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1st Dibs Vintage Shagreen Side Table

I’m a novice and honestly probably have no business writing a furnishings blog… but this is a lifestyle blog with a furnishings section so! Let me be silly and learn from my mistakes! There will be plenty more

Promise 

-Tuella

What’s Kale got to do with it

Me: Is Kale supposed to burn your eyes when you Juice it?

Kyle: I don’t think so…

Me: Is it supposed to burn and make your eyes sensitive to light?

Kyle: Maybe you’re doing it wrong?!?

Me: hmmm? I wonder if I’m allergic?

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 My in laws are not only some of the most fashionable people I know, but also some of the most fit. I would love to say that they eat cheeseburgers and smoke cigarette’s all day to maintain there amazing physique, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Kyle was taught that food is fuel; I was taught Mangi! Mangi!

Mangi! Mangi!
Eat! Eat!

A couple of years ago my in-laws were looking EXTRA amazing…

 I inquired:

It must be all the Juicing!

Juicing? Tell me more.

They proceeded to explain that they had been eating Raw and using  a Jack La Lanne Juicer.

  You can eat all day ,lose weight, and your skin looks amazing. Count me in.

To Barnes and Nobel I went with two key words, Raw and Juicing. I was on fast track to becoming a raw foodiest!

 Morning one of my Juice Cleanse.

The juicer was amazing and powerful. Every vegetable I pulverized made me feel healthier and stronger; but what happened when I started juicing the Kale would change my life forever.

I made my first juice: Green Lemonade and was supposed to consume a mason jar full of this juice three times a day.

3fs Oozze
5stalks of Kale
1head of Romaine
1apple
1lemon
1/2 cucumber

Once I had juiced most of the produce I only had the kale left , as I pushed the kale through the juicer it released a pungent odor and fumes that made me hide my head.

Surely this detox is working, but sensitivity to light?

This continued for 3 days, did I mention that I smelled like an onion. I tried a different juice on my 4th day;  Carrots and apples…

No more tears

On the fifth Day I decide to get my produce at The Fresh Market  instead of the Harris Teeter. I Couldn’t seem to find the Kale, so I asked.

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Me: Excuse me Sir, I cant seem to find the Kale?

TFM Employee: Oh, That’s because we haven’t put out yet. Let me get it from the back.

The man returns with a box, and pulls out this beautiful over sized green leaf.

ME: Sir, are their different types of Kale?

TFME: Yes mama, there are lots of types of Kale

ME: What about this?(  I am holding up a Leek)

TFME: No …Mama that is an Onion, not Kale

ME: FML

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So once I had real Kale not only in my Juice, but Raw there was no eye stinging or green oozey drinks, and green lemonade became one of my favorite juices’.

So what’s Kale got to do with it?

I just wanted to Share my favorite Kale Salad recipe with you: that is all.

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3fs Kale Salad

5 stalks of Kale Washed and cut off of the stem

Dressing

2Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos

2Tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

1Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp. Texas Pete Cha!® or 1TbspTexas Pete®  Hot Sauce

1Tsp Minced Garlic

1/2 Juice of a Lemon

Pepper to taste

Cover Washed and Cut Kale in Dressing until Kale is saturated.

I’ve Found the best way to do this is by shaking vigorously in a sealed plastic container or bag.

 Warning it is Spicy, but after all What’s Kale got to do with that anyway!

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