Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Skirted Kitchen Sink

This is such a cute elegant skirted kitchen sink. So many homes have old sinks that need to be skirted to look cute and this one is elegant. From the mirror to the lamps, oooh what can I say. I Love it. This could also be wonderful in a bathroom.

I am sorry I don't know where this picture is from.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Handbag - Succulent Purse - Gardening

Wouldn't this be a magnificent center piece? I would love this. This succulent handbag is from Smith and Hawkins. What a fun great gift. I wonder if this could be a DIY, you could even just do the purse and leave the handle? Maybe I will try.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Amazing Outdoor Spaces

I love outdoor living rooms. Wish I could have either of these.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make a Halloween Crashing Witch

Don't you just love this? What fun would it be to make a Halloween Crashing Witch? Halloween is just around the corner. Better get busy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Ghosts Holding Hands

No secret I love Halloween. I have been coveting ghost rings for ever. Found these cute holding hands ghosts on Photo Bucket. I need to make these so bad. Hmmm.....a trip to Tah-Jay for sheets, but what for the heads, my heads never look right....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Extra Zucchini? Make Calabacitas!

Is your garden over run with zucchini? Well then this time of year you should make Calabacitas. Yum.

3-4 zucchini
1 can Nibblets corn -- or 1 cup frozen corn
1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes - or equivilant of fresh tomatoes, peeled (if your garden is full of tomatoes)
1 medium onion
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon butter

Cut and saute zucchini, onion, garlic, in butter, until onion is translucent and zucchini is cooked/soft. Then add your stewed tomatoes, and your corn and simmer until flavors meld about 10 - 15 minutes. Then eat and enjoy.

If I have left overs, the next day I add a can of black beans drained and some hamburger meat and serve it up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Anna Sui For Target and Gossip Girl

Blake Lively and Anna Sui at the - Anna Sui Gossip Girl Collection For Target. Now everyone can dress like a Gossip Girl. Anna Sui has extended her line for Target and the new collection is great. If you can't get to your local Target - Tah-Jay, then go online at: Great collection at great prices.

Monday, September 14, 2009

XOXO Gossip Girl Season 3

Season 3 of Gossip Girl tonight. Also, Rachel Zoe on Bravo, and good old US Open Tennis. Wow, it doesn't get any better than this, better use the DVR. You know you love it...XOXO..!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Concrete Blocks as Plant Stands

Concrete blocks as planters. Genius!! I have some old concrete blocks that would work great. I wonder if you could make a fountain too, water and plants.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Art as a Headboard

I have been thinking about doing something similar in our bedroom for quite some time. We have a small master and no room for a headboard. I think an art canvas, either painted or covered in fabric would be great. What do you think?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pant Hangers as Art Hangers

Saw this over at Apartment Therapy. Got some old hangers? You have a great decorating idea. This would be great for back to school and a rotating art gallery, or good paper gallery.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sex and The City The Movie #2

Sex and The City The Movie #2 is filming on the streets of New York. What fun to be there. Unless, I guess if you live in New York. But, I would be there, with bells on.

Looking great. I need to head over to Tah-Jay to get some gold aviators.
Love the shoes!! Looking great at 50.

Carrie and Big.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rachel Zoe's House - Apartment

I love celebrity real estate. Which is why I check out, regularly for my real estate fix. So here is a little real estate fun for you.

Rachel and Rodger in Malibu.
Rachel Zoe's new apartment. I wonder if they sold their house to finance her new line? The views on the show from her balcony are magnificent!!

Former Home.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Food Network Giada De Laurentiis

I love peeking into houses, anyones house. I still go to open houses and the Parade of Homes because I just love it. The house below is Giada De Laurentiis from Food Network. She has great style. I myself have red leather chairs. Great look. In addition, I am in the process of painting my whole house that bright white color and loving every bit of it. Will post pics when done, hopefully will get done. So take a look and enjoy.

You can still get this look with a simple Parson's Desk from Walmart $69.00, it comes in white, and have a piece of glass or plexi cut for the top.

I love this outdoor space. Wish I was brave enough to go with cushioned furniture, but here in the southwest it is the spider capital of the world. I would always be worried about getting bit.

All pictures from Architectural Digest. Click link for full article and more great pics.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Movie - Coco Before Chanel

There are very few movies that I say I can't wait for. However, this one is one I am going to say that about. Maybe my college age daughter will go with me. Let's face it the Hubs is not going to this one. If I go alone, which I won't mind, it will be a Giant Bucket -- okay just a Medium Bag of popcorn and some iced tea and I am set. Bring on a great movie. Coco Before Chanel. A biography of sorts of her life, it goes from her early days after her father died to early in her fashion career. Did you know that her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon has been frozen in time since 1971 after she died? Wow. Her apartment as you can see by the 2 pictures from the set was an eclectic mix, back when matchy matchy was in style. I just love the large sofa and wall of books. Although most people only know her for her perfume, let's face it her clothing was magnificant, and her interior design was well received too. Classic, can't wait for the movie.

Photos, set photos and IMBD.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rachel Zoe Tassel Bracelet

it's no secret that I love Rachel Zoe. So when I saw tons of blogs looking for her tassel bracelet I said to my self, "Where can I find one?". Well there are some recreations out there kiddies for $60.00+ but for a one or two time wear, it is more than I am willing to spend, and in addition for gold filled, well, no way. So I went cheap at Forever 21, see below.

Forever 21 Tasseled Necklace $12.80. Wrap around wrist multiple times, secure with a cheap lobster clasp, $2.00 or less from your favorite craft store in the jewelry findings, and off you go. Or interpret the look and go with a necklace. Want more tassels, buy a couple to add on at your craft store. Total look less than $20.00. My kind of shopping.
Forever 21 Tassel Necklace $4.80. Even cheaper. You decide.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Melrose Place

New Melrose Place Cast

Original Melrose Place Cast

So you ready for some guilty pleasure tv? Could be the New Melrose Place. Having watched the old one years ago, I think I will give it a try. Yes, I am old enough to have watched the original. But you know what they say ***(put your age here) is the new 20, 30, 40, you name it. Check out the New Melrose Place 9/8/2009. Could be fun.