Tuesday, February 26, 2013
One of my guilty pleasures is watching Dancing with the Stars. Today they announced the cast for the upcoming season. (premiering March 18th). Included in this year's cast is Wyonna Judd, Dorothy Hamill and Andy Dick.
I think these hammered silver cabinets are gorgeous. I also know mine would have finger prints all over them. Elle Decor has a slide show of one of a kind kitchens featuring great color, art, unusual light fixtures, textures, and tables.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I am off to go check out DataVault, bytNotes and Hone (for my keys).
Ran across this blog post in Psychology Today by Meg Selig... How is a Crossword Puzzle like Changing a Habit?
Selig says..."lately I’ve been noticing how this pleasant activity teaches a set of attitudes that is actually useful for successful habit change. Here are seven ways a crossword puzzle can provide the attitude adjustment that will help you change a habit."
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Many years ago I traveled up the Amazon on a small fishing boat. (Think African Queen) It was kind of rough and hot. But I was younger and was photographing so was very happy. The Amazon is stunning. So beautiful. I also caught a piraña and the cook on the boat cooked it for my dinner. They are very boney!) Next time I want to cruise the Amazon in style. Cond´e Nast Traveler has a terrific article about Spring Fashions in the Amazon.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Many of the techniques that you learned in gym class are now considered passé – and downright risky. “A lot of it has to do with the evolution of the science,” says Jessica Matthews, M.S., an exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). “Numerous studies have come out in the last decade about the most effective ways for stretching.
I learned quite a bit about stretching from this article in Weight Watchers. Who knew I was doing so many stretches wrong.
I love this combination. I am seeing a lot of colored jeans and capris for this Spring and Summer. I wondered if I was too old. Then I saw this picture of 55 year old Inés de La Fressange. Easy Living magazine has a slide show of ageless style icons.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Interesting article in Psychology Today about the new ten year project to map the human brain. According to the author Bruce Paulson, Ph.D.
The effort promises to advance technologies for treating conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, while also improving the various therapies for a range of mental illnesses. If the project comes close to the economic boost of the Human Genome Project, it would also provide needed economic benefits for the country.
I love how designers choose their color palettes. I once saw a palette created from ice cream flavors. Better Homes and Gardens shows favorite palettes from a number of decorators. I particularly like the one above from Kristian A. Howell.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
There was snow on the surrounding foothills this morning, but I can't seem to stop myself from thinking about what I want to do to in the garden this Spring and Summer. First project...a fountain in the back yard. Sunset has some good ideas...
I am in the mood to make cupcakes. I need an occasion and company over, otherwise I will eat them all. Southern Living Magazine has a good collection of cupcake recipes. I am thinking the Chocolate Key-Lime, the Lemon Curd Angel Food, or Salted Carmel Chocolate. Yummmmmmm. Do you have a favorite cupcake recipe?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I still love wearing high heels but have zero tolerance for shoes that hurt. Ladies Home Journal has some good tips for making high heels more bareable. My favorite tip... Foot Petals cushions.
I just got Ina Garten's new cookbook - Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. The first recipe I am going to make is the meatloaf from one of her favorite restaurants, the 1770 House in East Hampton. You know if it's from Ina Garten it's going to taste wonderful. And if it's a "foolproof" recipe...well that's for me. Here's the recipe...
I have been thinking of painting my bathroom red, with a white pedestal sink and black and white tiles floors. What do you think? Will I get tired of it too fast. Of course with the black and white floors I could easily repaint. The online Lonny Magazine has 14 great examples of red rooms.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well, it's finally happened...I can no longer get by on $19.99 reading glasses. Tomorrow I have an appointment with an optometrist. If I am going to be making an investment in eyeglasses, I want not only to be able to see better...I want cute. Here are some suggestions from O...
I did quite a bit of embroidery in the 1970s...mostly on pillow cases. I've been thinking that I would like some of those pillow cases in my guest room (only a bit updated). Leave it to Martha Stewart to have instructions and templates for some 21st century projects.
Monday, February 18, 2013
I'm trying to get in as many best picture nominations as I can pre-Oscars. This week it's going to be Life of Pi. I thought the book was fabulous. Here's what the critics are saying about the movie...
The Rolling Stone Magazine
Los Angeles Times
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
slide show of some of the best iconic bathing suits of years past.