Growing up, I spent many Saturdays helping my mom move furniture around our Arlington, TX ranch-style home. Although my dad never knew where he'd find his recliner after work, my decorator-on-a-budget mom could give any room a lift by simply rearranging couches, chairs and accessories.
Ok, I guess it's official. Good looking people really do have more fun than the rest of us!
We're big believers in holiday traditions. Since Bob smokes a mean turkey, we plan Thanksgiving and Christmas meals around his bodacious bird. That lets me focus on serious sides, delicious desserts (the more the merrier!) and, of course, pretty presentation.
· Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook
· Waverly-inspired paper goods from Hefty
· ShopSmart's holiday food-styling tricks
About a year ago we replaced our not-so-smart-phone (sorry, but you Motorola guys had to know the MotoQ9c was junk when you sold it) with the new iPhone. Translation: Best. Decision. Ever.
I'm guessing that this little girl will become the first female president of the United States. Don't believe me? Watch this!
Like a lot of Baby Boomers I used to love watching holiday TV specials - usually sponsored by Kraft - where people would rake leaves as they laughed in the crisp autumn air. As a kid growing up in west Texas where we had NO TREES this looked almost magical. "Trees," I'd think to myself, "I gotta get me summa them when I grow up!"
Lady Luck intervened when Bob and I visited St. Helena, CA recently.
We happened on this quaint, little town in the heart of the Napa Valley during a break between wine tasting tours with our long-time friends Tony and Debbi. Arriving just in time for the annual Harvest Festival, we were greeted by a lively street fair complete with a parade of pets decked out for Halloween.
This great new party helper comes with everything except the surgery needed to repair the hernia it'll give you...
A few months ago our life-long friends, Tony and Debbi Comparin suggested we take a little vacation. Internets, I have to confess something (relax, that mole turned out to be perfectly normal) Charlotte and I needed a vacation. We were ready, with a Capital RED and a triple EEE.
Didn't even ask Tony where, just said put us down for adjoining seats on the next American flight out of DFW. How 'bout we go to Napa? Tony asked. Dude, I answered, you had me at NAP.
So, about four months later Charlotte and I found ourselves in a nice little bungalow at the lovely Yountville Inn in beautiful Yountville, CA. If you like wine, (show of hands?) Yountville is kinda like being a kid and discovering you've just been dropped off at Santa's workshop two weeks before Christmas. Yeah, it's that great.
It didn't take us long to unpack and begin our walking wine tour. We didn't know where we were going, but in Yountville just about any street will take you to a tasting room. See what I mean about great?
Three blocks from the Inn we found MY PEOPLE - The Hill Family Estate Winery Tasting Room *sound of angelic choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus*.
I had no idea I had people in the wine bidness. I thought all of my relatives were
dead or in jail occupied in other worthwhile pursuits.
Plastic surgery never held any fascination for me until Charlotte and I discovered Nip/Tuck. Now, that we're hooked on Season One (yeah, we were late bloomers to the six-season series) we'll have to watch ALL 100 episodes just to be satisfied. Maybe that's why I welcomed the opportunity to watch Make Me Young when they asked us to take a look.
Make Me Young (premiered on HBO in August as Youth Knows No Pain) is a behind-the-scenes/in-front-of-the-scenes documentary about the $60 billion anti-aging world. It's more than plastic surgery. In Make Me Young, we're treated to a whole cast of real-life characters who take advantage of everything imaginable to keep a youthful appearance.
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Rodeo in Joliet is a book you'll HATE. Before you stop reading, let me explain.
This is illegal in 49 states...guess where we found this sign...
Fragrance is the finishing touch to any look. So when Bob and I step out, I want a sexy, sophisticated scent he'll appreciate. That can be tricky because that man has a keen sense of smell (think Gus' super sniffer on USA's Psych and you'll have the picture). To win with him, a fragrance must be interesting but not overpowering like these new favs from Coty.