Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Once I have my magazines flagged and marked up, I go to polyvore.com and start the hunt for items that I can use for my Manic Monday posts. A lot of times I am a couple months ahead since what is in the magazines sometimes isn't on polyvore yet so I either have to wait for it or search the Internet for a photo of the item that I want to use and add it to polyvore with their clipper tool. Like with anything, sometimes I am completely inspired and can create a months worth of postings in one sitting and other times I am grasping at straws to come up with something.
If you have not gone into polyvore and played around, I highly recommend it; especially if you are into fashion and like to fantasize about having the closet of your dreams. It is all fun to me, I don't take it too seriously and yes, I probably would wear all of the outfits at least once if I had the chance. Fashion should be fun, I think people think way to hard about it sometimes.
Friday, February 25, 2011
SNOW in San Francisco? You don't say. I have a hard time believing any of it although it would be fun for like a minute. If it does snow looks like it will be during the night with no accumulation, really? How will we know if it happens?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Don't Mess with OPI, Suzi Loves Cowboys, San Tan-tonio, Austin-tatious Turquoise, It's Totally Fort Worth It, I Vant To Be A-Lone Star.
I do love all of these, however, about a dark red color called Texas BBQ Sauce or something about the Alamo? Kick Up Your Silver Spurs? Lasso Me Lavender? South Padre Island Sand? Country Lime Dancing? I could go on, but I won't.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Years ago, I posted about what I refer to as my "Urban Family" - click here to link to original post. Well, today I was lucky enough to hang out with a large part of my Urban Family. These are some of the best people on the planet, I wish everyone had people like these in their lives. My Urban Family is always supportive, tolerant of my craziness and I love each and every one of them. It was a beautiful day in Berkeley. Thank you all for coming together today, it was amazing.
Frankie and Tim - so adorable.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
So sweet - when I woke up yesterday Tim left a card on the bathroom sink (first place I go in the morning). When I went to bed, I pulled blankets down and there was a box of my favorite (See's) chocolates on my pillow!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Bertha and Chicken Little.
Bertha has been around for about 5 years and Chicken Little arrived this past Christmas (thanks Mom and Dad). They are used 10 times more than my nonstick fancy pants skillets.
My favorite things about my cast iron friends:
- They are virtually nonstick with very little maintenance - they even come pre-seasoned now!
- When cooking slow and low in them (sauces and stews) you get additional iron, which we can all use.
- They are the original stove-to-oven pans, so searing and finishing in the oven is never a problem.
- Holds heat evenly.
- Baking in them is incredible: corn bread, Irish soda bread, tarte tatin, the list is endless.
- My favorite things to cook in them: pancakes, grilled sandwiches, stir fried veggies, french toast, fry bread, pasta sauce, refried beans, oh so many things!
Click here to read an interesting article from the New York Times in 2005.
Friday, February 11, 2011
PS - On second thought, you know, my poor thumbs wait a full sentence to do their little staccato dance at the bottom of the keyboard - I can't deny them that...at least not yet.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The March 2011 issue is stunning. You arrived all wrapped in your plastic bag ready to deflect any foul weather on a day when I needed some color and what did you bring me...PINK! Not just a mere mention of pink on the cover, but pink throughout the entire magazine. Thank you so much for making me smile. The rooms in this magazine make me feel like a kid again on the swings at recess, you know that light and airy feeling that rushes right through you blowing your hair back and you can't help but smile?
Monday, February 07, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
Thursday, February 03, 2011
"Chinese New Year equals Second Chance 2011"
So redo your resolutions if you have already broken them, set some new goals if you don't have any and start the new year off right...with a full belly!
This year is Year of the Rabbit - here is a little info I got from the web.
A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year. Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible. Money can be made without too much labor. Our life style will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace. For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances.