Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail -- Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!
**As always please drink responsibly.
Pumpkin Pie Coctail
2 oz canned pumpkin
2 oz half and half
2 oz vodka
1 oz spiced rum
Mix canned pumpkin and half and half until well blended.
Put ice in a glass add vodka and spiced rum then pour in pumpkin mixture and mix well.
For more of a pumpkin taste -- add more pumpkin.
Non- Alcoholic versian substitue Cola for the spiced rum and vodka.
Or -- Big scoop of vanilla ice cream, half and half and pumpkin and blend in blender with a dash of cola.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bitter is The New Black - Jen Lancaster

What are you reading? I just started Bitter is The New Black by Jen Lancaster. Hillarious. Kind of an embellished memoire. May have to check out her other books. So --- What are you reading?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Thrillers -- Boo

I love a scary movie. But lately, they all seem to be slasher films, or so far fetched that you just can't imagine them even happening. So I have compiled a few of my personal favorites. They will scare you, and thrill you. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Home Office Redo - Pottery Barn

We are redoing our office space and I have fallen in love with this Pottery Barn look. I like the idea that 2 people can share an office or visit or whatever. Maybe just what we need.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Fondue and Fundue YUM

I love Halloween. This year I am doing Fundue. Good old Velveeta and Rotel. Some Taquitos heated in the oven. Some guacamole from Whole Foods -- (I'm a big cheater). 3 kinds of Salsa for my salsa bar. Then these great ghost chips (shown above) from Cost Plus Warehouse $2.49. More chips, because you can never have too many. Maybe some quick cheese quesadillas, those I will make. Yum. Fun, Dipping, Togetherness. Halloween.
Enjoy. It will be here before you know it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Coffee Table Over Ottoman - Vincente Fox Designer

Large ottomans have been the wave for quite some time. But, sometimes a tray isn't enough space. Maybe you want to have dinner in front of the TV (gasp) and catch up on your DVR, or maybe a party, and you need extra space for drinks. So when I saw this great picture in House Beautiful, I thought Wow! How fun. A large table over the ottoman, how clever is that. Talk about layering. I love it!

Photo House Beautiful February 2009, Designer Vincente Fox.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lime Green and Black Bedroom -- Sleigh Bed

Not the best picture. Computer problems have been plaguing me, will be totally up by tomorrow. However, it is my lime green and black bedroom. Using left overs on the sleigh bed that my daughter has left behind, since going to college. How are you using your decorating left overs?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Great Decorating - Use of Curtains

Just great fun decorating. I love the curtains that close off the bookcase. How elegant.
Don't know where image is from.

Love the lights in this kitchen. Just great decorating.
Don't know where image is from.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We live in an older house, and don't have the luxury of a large master bathroom. I assume, I'm not the only one that can't have a large master bathroom, so these pictures are for inspiration.

I love the concrete counter in this one. Beautiful.

Now this is small. Love the copper sink.

This is amazing. Nice remodel.

How can you resist. This is a great small bathroom.
Sorry, I don't know where these images are from.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chalkboard Paint Furniture-- Super Fun

I love chalkboard paint. I really love it. I did the cabinets in my laundry room and the pass-thru door. So imagine my excitement when I found this chalkboard painted furniture. This would also work well in a kid's room to say socks, pants, t-shirts, etc. How fun is this!! Could also be done in green chalkboard paint, or even better colored chalkboard paint, which is available on the internet, as well as a recipe for making your own chalkboard paint at

Monday, October 12, 2009

Photo Picture Wall --- Easy to Make

My daughter was talking about making a photo picture wall in her apartment. So instead of all the holes in the wall, or tape, I went on the hunt. This photo wall was done with magnetic paint which is easily found online. However, they needed something a little more apartment friendly, as they didn't want to paint! I found it!!.
Post-it paper for photos. Yes, the same post-it stick on the back adhesive like post-it notes. (Remember Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, they invented post-its --haha). Well, I didn't invent them, but they rock. You simply buy the photo paper, print and stick, or peel off and remove if you want different pics. Cool. Try it. Would work great on a stainless steel refrigerator!! Or door!!

Photo above is from HGTV. Great inspirational Photo Wall!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Glass Top Desks! Beautiful!

The simple glass top desk tops on the file cabinets are amazing. Oh, and what can I say about the lucite chairs? Who doesn't love lucite chairs? Enjoy.

Sorry don't know where photo is from.

I love this Desk with the corbels and the wing chair. Oh and the great telescope.
What a great office area.

Photo Restoration Hardware.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Look Leather Sofas

I love leather sofas. I have them in my own house. The looks below show how elegant a vintage looking leather sofa can be. Magnificent.

Photo Restoration Hardware.
Photo Restoration Hardware.

Photo Pottery Barn.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Black Rooms, Black Walls

I love black walls, black rooms, black painted furniture. Always elegant, always in style.
All the rooms below from House Beautiful. Enjoy.

Okay, not a black wall, but a beautiful gray skirted sink, almost like a ball gown.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Feeling like Fall -- Ashley Olsen -- Audrey Hepburn

It feels like fall!! With the crisp smell of turning leaves. So if you are enjoying an early fall day, grab a headscarf. Channel your inner Ashley Olsen or Audrey Hepburn. Both are beautiful.

Ashley Olsen for Marie Claire Magazine September 2009.

Audrey Hepburn.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Serena's Bedroom Gossip Girl - Great Metallic Headboard

I am loving this metallic dot headboard that is on Gossip Girl. It is in Serena's room and it is great. I think it could be duplicated with canvas put behind the bed on a wall. I love the way the dots connect at the seams. This is a great look. Enjoy.

I love the eye print. What a great statement on any wall.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Holiday Movie House

I love the movie The Holiday. I also love the house. Movie sets have such great inspiration. Enjoy.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sex and The City - Carrie's Apartment

Love Sex and The City. Love Carrie's Apartment. It is wonderful. So here are a few photos for you to enjoy and dream.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Boo! Halloween Month -- Black Furniture

I love black furniture. I really need more in my house. If you don't have black furniture, you can get the same feeling with black table cloths, and moody lanterns and wreaths.
Photo - Pottery Barn.

This look is also fun for the holiday. The table lamp is simply an outdoor lamp used indoors. Pumpkins, black and white photos a sideboard table with a black table cloth and you have the feeling. Boo!!