Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Later on, as I was getting ready to shut down my computer, I spotted another e-mail, "How about homemade chocolate chip cookies?" My response, " Are you kidding, of course!" The day before the picnic, I started to think what Hubby and I could contribute since Helen already had a perfect menu lined up. As I'm thinking to myself, why can't I ever come up with different things to take on a picnic other then fried chicken and slaw. So I signed up for the wine, cheese, fruit, plates, napkins, utensils, candles, salt & pepper--I know, easy stuff!The plates and napkins were really easy because I had my eye on some Caspari ones that I had been dying to go get at the Fresh Market!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Then their was this past Sunday morning while reading the Atlanta Journal & Constitution Living section. I noticed LA'Mer's promoting their cream de la mer in their new limited specially designed blue sleeve boxes and it's only $230 for two ounces. No thank you! Even Hubby has heard of LA'Mer. He reads John Stossel.
Cleansers-Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reversal Cleanser. Around $8.99.
Neutrogena Ageless Restorative Energy Renewal Cleanser. Around $7.99.Moisturizers/Treatments- Neutrogena Health Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream Original Formula. It is a good moisturizer with retinol and anti-oxidants. Around $13.99.
ROC Mutil Correction Eye Treatment (will not diminish dark circles but has a stable retinol with good anti-oxidants) Around $24.99.
ROC Multi Correction Night Treatment- has good retinol with lots of Vitamin C. Around $24.99.
Hope these ideas are helpful. Please start off slowly with Retinol. Maybe every other night as it can be irritating if overdone.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Anyway, with spring here and summer around the corner I need clothes--dress pants, blouses, shoes, etc. The funny thing is--last fall, Sylvia, our eighty-something volunteer brought in her Talbots catalog. Quite honestly, a store that I’ve not been into for many, many years. I was mostly an Ann, Banana & Crew type girl. While in Charleston it was all about Banana, but all the other years it has been Ann & the Crew…extremely faithful as you can imagine. Anyway, looking through the fall Talbot’s catalog I noticed several things that I wanted and after being a a little disenchanted with my other stores, I decided to give them a go. So this past January when everything went on sale, I loaded up… black leather riding boots, cords, jeans, peep-toe leather pumps, a coat, ballerina flats, jeans. I was in heaven!
Vachetta City Sandals that I have and I just worn them the other day to work & got tons of compliments..not just from the eighty-year old! Plus they are very comfortable!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
P.S. I was reading Paltrow's spot on Nashville, and now wonder to myself if I ever lived there for over three years! Happy Reading!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Office by by Ruthie Sommers and image from Style Court
And at this point in time, I'll settle for a wall with a beautiful bulletin board and the parsons desk from West Elm, which is much more affordable. I've thought about that desk too for the last few years. I just need to make my mind up because the Hubby and the accountant are getting on my nerves! Just kidding....not!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Anyway, I'm currently working on a few projects for myself and a few clients, and I'm eyeing Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow, Golden Straw and Farrow & Ball's Dayroom Yellow.
But untill I get the perfect yellow room, I'll keep admiring my napkins from Boston International. I've only had them since my New Years day open house (see New Years Day Open House).
I don't know about you? but I'm ready for the daffodils!
Friday, February 26, 2010
While out a few days ago, and strolling through Crate & Barrel, I noticed a few home accessories with the color green that I'm adding to my spring sprucing-up-the-home list.
Also, spotted this Marimekko Madison Green shower curtain. Since I'm going to be overhauling bathrooms later on this year...I certainly hope so anyway!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Drinking wine, eating cheese with candles aglow while sitting by a roaring fire?
Image here & above from Victoria Magazine
Images from Martha Stewart
Monday, February 8, 2010
I've shown you mine...your turn! How do you like to organize your books?
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Last year, for Valentines Day, Hubby and I made Red Velvet cupcakes to gobble and to give to his parents (his dad loves cookies, cakes etc. so this is always a good way to stay on his good side). The cupcake mix came from a fancy box that I picked up at the Fresh Market. Everyone seemed to like them (especially Hubby's dad), although I thought that this year we would step it up a notch and actually try a real recipe from scratch. I do have a little time before Valentines day to find a great recipe so that I take them in to work to pass out (just like I use to do in grade school). Back then, it was always sugar cookies, and one of my classmates' mother was always a better icing decorator then my own mother. I seemed to acquire her same talents in that department. When I googled Red Velvet cupcakes, no doubt Paula's name popped right up, and then, of course, Martha. But then, I found Country Living's recipe on my own because I always like their recipes. So I've printed all three recipes but I can't really tell which one is the best--if Hubby and I test all three recipes this weekend, we'll be in trouble!!!