Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A great new CD

With an awesome video for this song

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Get Fat, Be Happy.

For those of you who are not from Central Pennsylvania:
A whoopie pie, sometimes alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, or bob is a baked good traditional to the Pennsylvania Dutch culture as well as New England, made of two small, chocolate, disk-shaped cakes with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them

Thanks, Wikipedia! Sorry I mentioned whoopie pies a few days ago without describing what they are. I didn't realize that they are a regional thing!

Now, go make these, get fat and be marvelously happy. That's what I've been doing lately. They are best stashed in the fridge. And, don't fear, the thick "hide-the-fat-sweater" weather will soon be upon us. You can worry about your thighs come Summer.

HT: Culinary Creations by Peabody

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Fashions.

Lately, there is just a bit of a chill in the air, especially in the early morning. This made me want to spend more time on my patio, but all I have is a pair of very cute, but not so comfortable, wooden chairs from IKEA. However, October is not the best time to be searching for furniture. I've found a few loungers left at Target, but they don't quiet match the rest of my outdoor decor. Oh well.

In honor of the awesome fall weather, here are a few outfits I've been craving lately:


Paul by Paul Smith

Also Loving:
These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies which I made on Monday, and have been eating, rather stealthily, since then. They are wonderful all cold and right-out-of-the-refrigerator, as I prefer them.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fabulous Fascinators!

Ack! I've been neglecting this poor, little blog! Sadly, my sweet Gram passed away last week, so I've been back and forth to PA for the past few weeks, first visiting her and then going back for the funeral.

Onto happier things. . . maybe it's totally cute Kenley on Project Runway, or this beauty recently featured on Making It Lovely, but I am loving fascinators lately! And, I recently found this awesome tutorial on Burda Style.

And, if you prefer to buy a fascinator rather than attempting to make one, that beautiful blue one above is on sale at Love, Lulu Mae.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Let There Be . . . Paper Source!"

Folks, the clouds have parted and God has smiled down upon me. Nope, I'm not preggers. But, I have discovered that Charlotte is getting a PAPER SOURCE! Paper Source is my favorite place in the world. I have a weird obsession with them, actually. My wedding invitations were from Paper Source. I love handmade papers and I horde Paper Source's large sheets because it's too precious to make something out of. I mean if I used it, I would have to order more. (And don't get me started on the thrill of seeing the huge cardboard portfolio sitting outside of my door when I order from them.) But, now I don't have to get lost in Georgetown (as I did last month) or Boston (as I did last year) looking for my beloved Paper Source, because there will be one here in Charlotte! And it opens in November!

To celebrate, I might just make something out of the sheets of Japanese paper I've been hording in my office since my trip to the Georgetown Paper Source last month. (FYI- That beautiful Japanese paper above was the cover of my wedding invitations.)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just So You Know.

This is not nearly as disgusting as I expected it to be. In fact, they are pretty tasty. I have now reached a point in my life where I am eating food from a can.