Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nutritious Pizza

A cheesy slice of pizza doesn't tend to come top of dieter's list, but it soon could be if Scottish food experts have their way, as they’ve invented (what they claim to be) the first nutritionally sound pizza.

Friday, June 29, 2012

10 Iconic Pony Tails

I have been wearing pony tails since I was about three. I think I am probably getting too old for a pony tail but the moment it gets warm, or I am working in the garden or dancing around the kitchen, out comes my little brown stretchy band and up goes the hair into a sloppy ponytail.

Harpers has a slide show of pony tails from Sandra Dee to Lady Gaga.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Michelle looks fabulous again.

I just love this dress and the belt.

Fun With Adult Children

If you don't know about Commonplace Crazy, be sure to check out her blog. She's hilarious and a grammar teacher. I have learned the correct use of who/whom and lie/lay from her. Love this post about texting with her adult daughter. Every post has me LOL!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron's Films

RIP Nora Ephron. Your creative genius will be missed.

Tai Chi Boosts Brain Functioning

There's a new study that shows that Tai Chi slows down dementia and helps to keep the brain functioning. More in the article at Huffington Post.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ten Things To Do With BBQ Sauce

I have been grilling a lot this summer so have been paying quite a bit of attention to BBG recipes. Bon Appetit has a terrific article on things to do with BBQ sauce. I especially like the look of the bacon and BBQ sauce grilled cheese sandwich pictured on the left. However, since I am doing Weight Watchers I am going to make the BBQ meatloaf poppers tonight. The recipes... 

19 Favorite Garden Cottages and Sheds

Sunset Magazine has some great examples of backyard cottages and sheds. I especially like this shed that was made into a little bathing retreat with a claw foot tub.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Working in a Coffee Shop Good for Creativity

I knew I was more creative in a coffee shop. Now there is research that backs up my theory.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

15 Lazy Moves That Ramp Up Health

Prevention Magazine has a cool list of 15 small things to do that have big health payoffs. Some of my favorites are #5 - rock out to exercise, #6 - boost brain power with chocolate and #8 - fight a cold with red wine.
You can read the rest of the list here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Giant Post It Table

I would love to have one of these in my kitchen area...just to track things to do, ideas, etc. Although lately most of my to do tracking is done on a nice little iPhone app called Clear.

Monday, June 18, 2012

15 Tips For Going After Your Dreams

I am doing a daily blog challenge this summer. Day 14 challenge is to list 15 tips to help get through life. I decided to list 15 tips for going after your dreams. You can read them on my blog.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moving to Bali

I found this article, in the Wall Street Journal, about a retired couple moving to Bali, to be fascinating. I know of a number of couples who are retiring elsewhere because living in California has gotten just too expensive. Love the idea of getting a "social visaa" to try it out for six months. Bali sounds so fabulous but I have just one question...Tsunamis?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Five Ways Don and Megan Draper Could Rescue Their Relationship

If you are a Mad Men fan, I found this article based on the relationship principles of John Gottman, to be pretty fun and interesting.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Still Talking About Kate's Red Dress

Did you know the Kate's Diamond Jubilee dress was designed by Alexander McQueen. The original was part of the pre-fall 2011 collection. And yes I'm still talking about her red dress. I thought she looked fabulous. So glad she didn't wear that black belt.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Solar-powered plane makes first intercontinental flight

So how come we are not hearing more about this. A solar powered plane flies for 19 hours? How cool is that? the question is...if we can get a plane to fly by solar power certainly I should be able to drive a car to get groceries by solar power. I live in California for Pete's sake.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces

One thing I love about California is our mild summer evenings. It is perfect for an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. Fresh Home Ideas has some very cool examples that are perfect for hanging out with friends and family; drinking wine, roasting marshmellows. I especially like this modern gas fireplace.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Best Summer Dresses for Your Body.

Looking for a great summer dress? The Good Housekeeping site has suggestions for the best dresses for your shape.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stand By Me

Queen Elizabeth's Boat Parade

Love the first line of the Huffington Post article about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. "Nobody throws a party in the rain like the Brits." Nobody wears hats like they do either. Looks like a boat parade would be a lot of fun, but maybe not so much in the rain.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Cake

I saw this cake on the Anthology site and thought it looked just perfect for a summer party. It's called a Stella Cake and has a lemon curd filling.