This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Must Have



Although I no longer live in a home with ceilings and windows like this .. with this molding  too .. I still Must Have this look somewhere in my new home !
Even if it means miniaturizing the whole thing ~ 




photo: 
http://www.thisisglamorous.com/

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dead Things ... an opinion

Unless your the Great Hunter who goes on Safari every year and bags a Rhino or some such, I don't see the interest/beauty/style in putting Dead Things on your walls.
And if you are the Great Hunter ... I don't want to know you anyway.
"Living" rooms should be just that.
Where people and other creatures (Fido?) live .. so unless you are hopelessly trapped in the 1950's or have a Thing for Dead Things ... leave the antlers, skins and other sad remnants of some creatures life, out of a home for living creatures.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Neighbors Might Wonder

The Fun part of moving into a new home is the furniture.
You can find new places for your old pieces of furniture and everything looks good again .. even better!
Then there are the few times when there is not quite enough room .. Or  the good part is when there is too much room and you need to buy more furniture.

I enjoy a good furniture shopping spree.

Todays online shopping brought me to this :
My dining room has one wall of glass and is a walk through room.
My furniture should be sufficient .. 
If not, I will shop for new dining room furniture .. like this 


Today the birds got new feeders, bees came after me, something bit me and I lived to tell the tale.
Tomorrow, I will wear a Hazmat suit and go out into the garden again.
The neighbors might wonder.

I am on the lookout for a small sofa , a sofa bed would be even better.
I don't know the stores up here, I don't know where to look first.
Thank goodness for the internet .. blogs etc.


Now .. back to online shopping ... there is this mirror I have my eye on ...


Thanks to  Georgiana Design for the photos

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Mad Housewife

Here I am, sounding just like a Housewife today.

Oh yes, housewives can sound like Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives and Girlfriends, but today I am the Housewife who used Cascade Dishwasher Detergent in my dishwasher in my new home .

The Housewife who could not figure out why the silverware was covered in a chlorine scented powdery residue that resulted in too much scrubbing and ruining of soft skin on someones hands !

The Housewife who says Thank You !! to Google for allowing me to find out that not only did I have a 3 day problem with badly washed dishes ... but helped me find the reason why.

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent is Bad.
Bad, I tell you, Bad !

It can ruin china, crystal and silverware.

It stinks, it is probably similar to poison if you were to eat food off of a dish with that residue on it.

It stinks as in smells terrible... really.

So I am going over to Meyers.
I love the scented products.
I love the fact that nothing I have ever used has made me think I might grow 2 heads if I keep using it. Yes, it is Meyers for me.
I think we will start with Geranium scent.



This is a public service announcement from The Mad Housewife .. have a good day .. cleaning house and doing dishes and making beds and not going mad .


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Marguerite Duras

"Very early in my life, it was too late. "



“You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.” 


“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.” 


“The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.” 

“a writer is a foreign country” 


Marguerite Duras ... Brilliant !

Friday, July 12, 2013

What's cooking

Since we are back in the United States and I have a new super duper kitchen to work in ... I am interested in cooking again.

So I am sharing my new favorite online Recipe site.
Enjoy !

The Kitchen


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Time to celebrate

Back in the USA !
Time to celebrate ! New home, new baby in the family , new beginnings !
Get your party dress on !