Inspired By Downton Abbey (Part 1)

Downton Abbey is one of my favorite TV shows.  The British period drama is a feast for the eyes featuring exquisite costumes and gorgeous locations. Series 4 is finally airing in the U.S., and the first episode has me excited to see the rest of the season.  If you don’t follow the show, there is […]

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January Wish List

Jewelmint Gold Pave Elizabeth Crown Ring – this reminds me of the ring from The White Queen. Free People Womens FP X Calamity Jane Dress – a lace dress for all seasons. B-Low The Belt Twiggy Handbag – love the fringe! Seychelles Tilden Booties – I can never have enough boots. Free People Womens Ikat Hooded Poncho […]

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The Cheesecake Queen

After losing her reporting job to layoffs at the local paper, Caeleah Turner’s pity party at the airport is interrupted by a woman claiming to know the location of the world’s best cheesecake. Intrigued, Caeleah trades plane tickets with the woman and finds herself in Chestnut, Colorado, a tiny town hiding a woman known as […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate? Celebrate Get Organized Month and throw out 50 things? Watch the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock? Build a snow fort? Put together a planner for your blog? Start a gratitude jar? Give yourself a Scrabble manicure? Write a fan letter? Wear a faux fur coat? Learn to […]

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Floral Friday: A New Bloom

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. -Henri Matisse If, like me, you find yourself stuck in winter, a little imagination and a scented candle can go a long way towards bringing the garden indoors.  This pink delight promises the scent of fresh flowers straight from the Chelsea Market. Bond No. […]

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Wrap Me In Silver

It’s snowing again.  Three foot snow drifts have swept up against the side of the house, and the poor pooch has to practically swim in the snow when he goes outside.  I’m really not a winter person.  But.  The good thing about winter is all of the accessories that go with it.  Scarves, for instance, […]

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Resolutions

Happy New Year!  How did you ring in 2014?  My evening was slightly more exciting than this.  I attended a couple parties and toasted the new year with friends.  Since it is January 1st, I feel like I should discuss my resolutions for this year, but here’s a secret – I started them last month. […]

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2013

This year has been a year of change and a year of refocusing.  It’s so easy to get sidetracked, but I think I am slowly making my way to the right path.  This year I moved, attended my first NBA game, started acting again… I dressed fashion shows, volunteered at a community theatre, and attended […]

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Sweet Links

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere on BBC Radio 4 stars James McAvoy and is available online for the next few days. The Cheesecake Queen by Miranda Koerner is delightful. Review coming soon! These Double Chocolate Mountain Cupcakes look delicious. How To Take A Bath is great for winter relaxation. This DIY: Rosemary Sugar Scrub will make your bath even […]

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