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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Alexa's Bedroom

Some fun ideas for my young friend Alexa's new bedroom. She wants some pink, which I've given her with that gorgeous pillow. I would also paint at least one wall that same shocking shade. The metallic silver and mirrored finishes look great with that bright color. I'd add a zebra rug and a vintage dresser.

(Email me for sources)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tres chic table lamp

I'm lamp shopping for the console table in my den, and found this on Great looking! Not cheap, but you can get free shipping. Nice mix of modern and traditional and would work in any decor. Probably too expensive for me since I need two!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heart of the Bride

Check out this beautiful jewelry from Heart of the Bride. All pieces are handmade from magazines by women in Uganda. All proceeds go to orphaned children in Africa. Prices are beyond reasonable! What a Christmas gift idea!
Thanks to for the reference.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tory Burch on ebay

Check out this cute Tory Burch trench on ebay. Could be a great deal for somebody!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

potato pancakes

Lots of times when I'm asked what my favorite food is, I can't think of the ultimate. I like so MUCH food it's hard to narrow it down. But the other day I had an epiphany: potato pancakes! My inspiration stems from the fact that I have twice made mashed potatoes recently for the explicit purpose of having leftovers to turn into these delicious gems, and my kids have eaten up every last bit! And neither of them likes potato pancakes! Coincidence? I think not! It's a conspiracy to keep me from my favorite comfort food. So, very soon, I will be making a whole pot of potatoes for the sole purpose of glorious 'cakes!

My recipe is haphazard; no measuring involved. Just take the cold leftover mash, add an egg, a small handful of flour, maybe onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix with a fork -- the dough shouldn't be too dry, but dry enough to clump together a bit. Drop into hot oil in a skillet (I use olive oil to try and be healthy, but I guess we are talking about fried mashed potatoes, so who cares!). Brown on both sides and sprinkle with a little more salt. Bliss!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Grocery Bags

Here's my public service message for the week: Please use recyclable bags when you shop! I'm trying hard to do this. I carry about 4 of them in my car and most of the time forget to bring them in, but yesterday I remembered at Kroger. The bagboys still look at you kind of strangely, but if we all do this it will become the norm.

When we were in Australia back in 2005, you had to bring your own bags -- none available at all -- and bag your own groceries. We could cut out the bagboy salaries and get that money back to the consumer, no?

Okay, I'm off my high-horse now!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

L.A. Haven

My sister's gorgeous little house in the Hollywood Hills. Lucky girl!