Friday, August 24, 2012

A Healthier Blueberry Cheesecake

Okay...I have been on Weight Watchers for awhile and am doing well (about a pound a week). But, I have been kind of hungry for a healthier cheesecake. I found this recipe online and am going to try it this weekend.

Monday, August 20, 2012

White House Kids State Dinner

Now this is just way cool. Michelle Obama had healthy recipes contest winners (all kids) at the white house for a State Luncheon. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beat the Heat

...with 23 Strategies from Real Simple
I particularly like the idea of putting a pan of ice in front of a fan. I remember my grandmother doing that when I was young.

Another good idea is to put a spray bottle of water in the refrigerator, so you can spritz yourself with cool water when the temperature rises!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lonny Magazine

Do you know Lonny Magazine? It is absolutely eye candy and full of decorating and fashion inspiration. You can see the latest complete issue here...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Growing Peonies

I love peonies, but never have had much luck growing them in California. I think the soil doesn't get cold enough at night or something. So I was thrilled when I ran across this Sunset Magazine article about peonies and tips for growing them. First tip is growing the right peonies...Since Sunset is the magazine about the western part of the U.S., I'm thinking if I find the right peony I will have more success.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Grape Recipes

Did you know that grapes get sweeter when roasted? This slide show has lots of ideas on how to use grapes in tarts, pies, ice-cream and more.

Think I am going to try the grilled goat cheese and honey roasted grape sandwich, the wine grape pie and the rosemary grape focaccia. Yummmm.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Hairstyle

Since I was a little girl there was a party of me that wanted to be blond with wavy soft girls. (Instead I was brunette with a thick straight pony tail.)

I guess I wasn't alone as so many women from Madonna to Gwen Stefani have worn the same style. I wonder... is it too late to go blond?


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Salon Du Chocolat - Paris or New York City?

The Fabulous Salon du Chocolat...I want to go. The question is...
Paris Oct 31st through November 4th or New York November 9th - 11th? Decisions Decisions

Free Desktop Calendar from Brush Dance

Brush Dance is featuring my image in their free August desktop calendar. You can download it here!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

San Francisco Fabulous Home with Hidden Garden

One thing I love about San Francisco homes are the small hidden gardens and courtyards. Check out the slide show in the San Francisco Gate of
this fabulous house in the Noe Valley area of San Francisco. I love the dark wood floors with all of the white.