Saturday, August 29, 2009


One of the perks of living in an Hysterical (Oh, I mean HISTORICAL) building is the lack of AC. I must say that on all but a few days of the year...throwing the windows open for the cross breeze really cools thing off, especially on the 9th floor.

But this week, with the fires and the is horrible!!!! The temp. has been in triple digits and there is white ash floating all over the place. It can't be good for our lungs.

Jed and I are going to gather a few goodies and go to Santa Monica, sit in the park by the beach, and have a picnic. Maybe that will cool us down.

Love and Kisses

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Well, we returned home late yesterday afternoon. We had a great time in North Carolina playing poker with the grandsons and hanging out at my sons house.

I baked way to many chocolate chip cookies and ate way to much food, but what the heck...we were on vacation.

I haven't really looked at the photos, so as soon as I cull through the whole lot, I will post some good ones.

Jed and the rest of the gang went to a Minor League Baseball Game, (I stayed home, I was beat!!!) and then on another day, they went to the movies...again, I stayed home...that time to bake cookies..

We went to the Palm for dinner one night and we played lots of games and did lots of Chit Chatting. It was really nice to see everyone again. It has been too long.

We got a couple of good photos of Jed sleeping in the chair...AND NO...he is NOT getting a Lazy Boy...

Love and Kisses

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I seem to never stay out of the kitchen since I got it. So I just took a photo with dinner started. Oh well...what the heck!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I just thought I would let everyone who checks in here regarding my web-site that I am going to try and add a couple of new items this week, but I am not going to reach my goal. And I am going to be out of town next week so I can't add anything at all next week. goal of 5 new things a week is, as they say, "Shot to Sh.." for the next couple of weeks. But I will pick the ball back up when I return.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know...what's up.

Love and Kisses

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I know...I didn't post any photos of my new range...but first, I wanted to give you the back-story.

We have lived in the building for 27 years and the stove provided was, well, let's just say, a mess, to say the least. All the numbers had worn off the knobs, I couldn't get it clean anymore, but worse was, it never had a calibrator. So when I wanted to bake, I had to use a thermometer purchased at the market (never was accurate)to see when it got to the right temperature. The gaskets had worn away, so all the heat escaped. Anyway, you can see why I needed a new one.

Yes, I could have asked the building to provide me with another one that I would loathe, but Jed...Bless his heart...told me to go buy my dream that is exactly what I did. I did keep the budget in mind (I know, not like me at all) and I found a stainless steel deluxe model from Sears...

We have been playing in the kitchen ever since it arrived. This week-end, we even made pancakes on the griddle.

SO...As soon as I tidy up the kitchen,wipe clean the stove top and make the kitchen presentable, I will post a photo.

Love and Kisses

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I put this on my siteThe Cottage Look yesterday, and I just love this photo...just thought I would share it with you.

Love and Kisses

Monday, August 3, 2009


Just thought I'd share this mornings' beautiful sky...

Los Angeles, 5:00 am

Love and Kisses

Sunday, August 2, 2009


For those of you who care (and for those that don't), tomorrow is my day to change my "1/2 Off Item" on my site. As usual, I will post a link here. Also, don't forget, if you purchase the sale item, you get 15% off anything else on the site (as long as you purchase it at the same time). So, set your clock...8:00am pt, tomorrow!!!

Also, I wanted to tell you...I watch way too much HGTV, and rarely do I see anything I haven't seen 1000 times before...White walls, Beige Walls, Green Walls, Pink Walls.

Anyway, I was watching a new show this morning...Gosh, I can't remember which one...but another one about getting the house ready for sale...this time an English gal is the host...

Anyway, the kitchen was a breath of fresh air...Glass, Reverse Painted Subway Tiles (in a light aqua color)...over the entire wall space. And, of course, Stainless Steel Appliances, and a Granite Counter Top.

The topper was a Reproduction Tin Ceiling...and Contemporary
Fixtures..It was the prettiest kitchen I have seen in years..
I wanted to just step in and cook!!!!
I just looked, and although I can't figure out which episode, the show was "The Unsellables".
Catch it if you is worth seeing.

Love and Kisses

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Well, I met my goal this the skin of my teeth, I might add. I posted 5 new items on my web-siteThe Cottage Look, when you get a minute...take a look.

Next week is kind of hectic so, I don't know how many items I will put on, but a goal, is a I am going to give it my best shot.

I have been a bit lazy lately regarding my web-site, and I think setting this goal is really going to light a fire under me...Plus, it's fun!!!

So, let me know what you think...I love to read your comments.

Love and Kisses