Archive for August, 2011

DREAMING OF A 40′S RANCH

Jane and I have decided to move into Dallas proper.  With Carol gone, and my days of carpooling over, there isn’t much left for us out here in the country.  We want to find an older home with lots of character. Tudor style homes built in the 20′s and 30′s are numerous in Dallas–but the [...]

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PENCIL SKIRT

For fall this year, I’m really loving all of the cute pencil skirts out right now.  J. Crew has some really great ones, like the one I’m wearing above, and so does Rugby.  I picked up a couple for my upcoming trip to NY.  The perfect thing to pack, and throw on with a sweater [...]

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ITTY BITTY NECKLACES AND HEARTS

 I’m always on the lookout for new vintage  jewelry.  Lately, I’ve been obsessed with tiny cloisonne pieces from the 70′s and 80′s.  Here are few of them.  I love the look of dainty necklaces with t-shirts and jeans. Rummaging through my vintage jewelry, I noticed I have accumulated many heart shaped necklaces.  I don’t think [...]

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A VERY GOOD CHILI RECIPE!

I made this vegetarian chili over the weekend for Jane and me.  So good, and full of wonderfully nutritious things.  I found the recipe on line, but it’s from the Great American Detox, which I ordered from Amazon.  So I hope to share more recipes from the book soon. You can find the recipe here.  Make [...]

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FEELING FALL

We’ve had the hottest summer ever here in North Texas, and I am so ready for fall.  I even put on boots and wool and shot in 100 degree weather yesterday–that’s how ready I am for Fall!  I love the 70′s resurgence for this upcoming season.  Wearing Dolce and Gabbana wool a-line skirt, vintage silk [...]

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CHARRED CORN CHOPPED SALAD

Made this delicious chopped salad today from Clean Eating Magazine.    It was so good, and good for you too.  Low calorie, lots of fiber, protein, and vitamin C.  Recipe to follow. CHARRED CORN CHOPPED SALAD w/chipotle cream dressing Ingredients: 2 cups fresh corn (roughly, 4 ears) 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded, and cut into 1/4 [...]

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SERIOUSLY GOOD FOOD AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  I’ve taken a little time off this week to get Carol off to Wales, so in the meantime, please enjoy Sara’s blog, Sprouted Kitchen, for some great recipes, and inspiring photography.  I can spend hours looking at her photos.  Looking forward to trying a few of her recipes when the weather cools down–it’s still so [...]

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SEE SCOUT SLEEP

      I love this new line of  environmentally  friendly line of dog beds–See Scout Sleep.  I was recently sent one of their beds so Shelly and Kim could do a little product testing.  They both love the beds, but it has been especially great for my old Corgi.  The beds are stuffed with buckwheat [...]

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SPARKLE

Wearing one of my all time favorite dresses by Gryphon.  It is from several seasons ago. As I mentioned earlier, I cut my hair much, much shorter.  It’s kind of hard to tell in this photo, because I have it pinned back, but it’s cut into a shaggy bob.  I’m getting used to it, but I [...]

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NEW HAIR

I just chopped my hair off.  I pulled up this picture that I posted in 2009–my hair was so long. I like the short cut, but I think I want to grow it out again.  I will post pics tomorrow.        

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