If someone had suggested to my mother that culinary presentation mattered, she'd have had no idea what they were talking about. The table was set and the meal put on the table. What else was there? Apparently, more. Plating techniques. Something like this at a home dinner table would've . . .
Sometimes, we just need to look at pretty things... eye candy....inspiration--just pure pleasure. I fell in love with this adorable bird cage that combines traditionally pretty pink, pearls, glitter, flowers and birds. I don't own it, but I love looking at it. What is it about pink peonies? Or . . .
I know. You're tired of red, white and blue posts today. So here's something to keep you entertained for a couple minutes. Promise: no flags, fireworks or parades. No heavy lifting. Just fun. When Riley's petsitter came over with this painting she'd bought for him, we all had a big laugh. Not only . . .
CurlyGirl Designs does it again! I texted a Florida friend last month, asking "Hey, wanna snort tomorrow afternoon?" She knew I didn't mean cocaine. I meant snort with laughter, something we do well together and not often enough since I moved to California. Of course she was up for it (or, today, . . .
Even going about their daily chores, the women of India in their beautiful sarees epitomize beauty and grace. Even when they're just sitting in front of a massive pile of gooseberries. Or standing at a monument waiting to go in. The color and majesty of these flowing sarees brought out the beauty . . .
This is the season for taking risks. For new beginnings. Actually, every season's appropriate for spreading our wings and flying. Feathers are there--you look great...and most risks are easily handled. All it takes, really, is some preparation. Because from preparation? Comes CONFIDENCE. That's . . .
Here's something I didn't know. Back in Edwardian and Victorian times, mail was delivered several times a day in big cities--sometimes as many as six. Now, the postal service can't even manage six days a week, but back then, mail was the thing. Telephones were non-existent. The picture postcard . . .
Image: Curly Girl Designs People are often unreasonable and self-centered Forgive them, anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind, anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest, anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be . . .
Curly Girl DesignsWhy do we think this is impossible?There's absolutely no reason whywe can't have our cake and eat it, too.None.Speaking of cake, today is my darling husband's birthday.He's the one who taught me that I could have my cakeand eat it, too.Yummy.Happy birthday to you, sugar! . . .
Curly Girl DesignsIt seems so obvious, doesn't it?And yet, how often do we mess it up?Or take it for granted?A good friend gave me a plaque this year that saysFriendship is a sheltering tree.I agree.The love of real friends provides a refuge from any storm.Romantic love is like the sheltering sky.It . . .