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.

Friday, January 31, 2014


It is impossible for my house to get any cleaner so I am now going to attack the drawers.
Do all newly widowed women become clean/neat freaks ??

This is what set me off. Inspiration, some might call it that. Brilliant is what I call it !
And I get to shop ... I need those little Chinatown bowls !

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy Feet

I have Happy Feet.
That's it. That is all I have to say.
They were cold and miserable and now they are warm and happy.

Thank you Uggs.

Dear Mr Uggs, call me anytime you wish to discuss renaming your brand .. 
" Uggs"  .. it needs a little work.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

In My Dreams

I would like to wake up in the morning and walk over to this cafe for my morning coffee.

Picking up flowers  on the way home.
Maybe do a little shopping in the afternoon.
Then mosey on home to take a nap and get ready for the evening .

Friday, January 24, 2014

This has to stop

 Dear Darling PB ,

Please stop sending me emails. With photos.
You know I have asked you before, it isn't fair that you ignore what I say and just do what you want.
I know we had a long and fruitful relationship, but it had to end. really. had to.

My husband knew about us and he was mostly fine with everything. 
But then there came a day when he said ... "this has got to stop" .
And I loved him with all my heart and did whatever he wished ... so we said goodbye, you and I ..

But now, you keep sending me these emails and you know that my will power is not that strong and eventually you will wear me down.

So please ......  stop sending me emails..... With photos. 
Well... maybe you can send some now and then.... With photos.
Maybe I will see you .... soon.

Love always ..

I do like this photo ... 

Photo:Pottery Barn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snowbound Shopping

So What Do You Do when you are snowed in and the house is clean and the laundry is done and there is nowhere to go ?
That's right ! Go Online Shopping !

A few items I found this morning that I might not be able to live without ... tell me, do you love them too ? Which ones do you like best ?

I don't even know if my iPhone will fit, it might be too old .. but what a pretty phone case! 

Will it ever be Summer again ? 
Will I really go out in the warm sunshine wearing  a pair of cool sunglasses   ? 
I am not 6 feet tall. I laugh to imagine how bad I would look in this outfit.
Thanks, Anthropologie for the giggles.
We won't even discuss the Heidi hair-do.

                       Really ?? I can make my own beaded bracelet and it will look better than that !
                             I am snowed in ! I can make a dozen of them !

                                  Maybe I should shop for a ticket to a Warm place instead ....

thanks to

Monday, January 6, 2014

Good Deeds

 Good Deeds

I love stories like this and I think the whole world could use a few more stories like this.
And a few more people who do good deeds .. every chance they get.

They don't have to involve sums of money, they can be just your company with someone who is stuck at home, helping with buying groceries or baby sit a young mother who needs a break.
There are so many things a person can do for someone else... all you have to do is look around you or just think what would mean something to you.

Do a Good Deed.
It will come back to you in so many lovely ways.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


“Edith’s about as mysterious as a bucket.”

Ahhh , I love Maggie Smith .. I love Downton Abbey and having already seen this season, I can tell you, you are going to love it ! Love It !

I  don't know about you but I am not sorry that Dan Stevens left the show / got killed off.
He said he was bored. Personally, I found him boring.

Now, his widow can be courted by all kinds of handsome men with hopefully more of a personality than her dear departed husband and perhaps, some dashing man will sweep her off her feet and she will maybe smile !
Not those tight little grimace-like smiles but a big grin.
I know , having seen the gentleman that she might smile at ... that I would be grinning from ear to ear.
Handsome. Mucho handsome.

So be prepared , bring your tea and crumpets and let's all watch Downton Abbey tonight.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Design Disasters/brought to you by a Very Opinionated Housewife

And people like to sleep with dead animals around them ?

Claustrophobia, anyone ?

Warning: this room may cause migraines.

Surprise ! I like it !

 You have to wear a jacket and tie when you go to bed here .
Is that a dog on the sofa or an ugly pillow ?

Sorry, those stools look like they will run away any minute.