Archives for March 2016



Getting so excited for Spring this year – our new puppy Abe – planting flowers – healthy eating & exercise – Spring Decor & SPRING FASHION!

Here are a few things I’m doing & getting now that won’t break the bank but jazz up pieces I already have – keep me organized and healthy – take a look and share what your adding/doing this Spring!  

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Created & Printing These T-shirts for +The Tasting Room Sunday Brunch Bartender’s 

New Pastel Pink Glassware Horchow

Get Some “healthy on” at night even! night water
Maven Beauty Bar RMS-beauty Get your glow on with +RMS Beauty luminizer 
Also People – I’m in a new relationship……. with MYSELF!  Beginning a 12 week commitment to me, myself and I.  Mike and I are going to do this together – starting TODAY!  MY new mantra for 2016 “NOW IS NOW”  I’m tired of feeling self-conscious about aging / atrophied body parts so it’s time to start really doing something about it from the inside out.… along with my other routines of juicing – detox baths – sauna – body wraps – healthy eating habits – self tanners etc…. join with me and follow along – crossing my fingers I heard this can be brutal – but gotta get moving!  I’m hoping I will feel as good as I look emotionally, spiritually and that my confidence will boost as well.  

Make the most of today!  Love Ya Peeps!


Morning All,

I’ve been doing some major surfing this week – clearing out my inbox – all while training my new little puppy – LOL he’s a Newfoundland and at 14 weeks over 40lbs…….

I found a great new Blog – some books – a Dior makeup video that I will be getting the Dior Glow Lipliner like yesterday and will let you know my thoughts – Easter decorating tons of things so check it out below…..

The “Racked” Blog – is great just came across them today – the video’s are too funny – my new crush for sure! Thank you ladies 2016/spring-2016-shopping-guide So much info – I am hooked!

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The Face Shop – Rice Water Bright – Cleansing Light Oil – Facial Care on Amazon – adore all my Koren face products as I’ve said huge fan of for steam, sauna & poultice rooms.  I have learned so much about skincare, health and another culture that I truly love. I am hoping a trip to Korea is in my future soon – the saunas and food worth it alone.  Along with he people and what more I can learn from another culture.

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Great article for sure – love this pic how some see things from a different view – some a bookcase – some a shoe / hand bag display case!

Finally this great site for Easter Ideas: Easter Decor, menus & entertaining would not be complete for me with out my beloved “Martha”Martha Stewart.comdecorating-for-easter

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Cheers – Hugs & Love To You All

Saturday In March Dinner Party

TGIF Evereyone,

I hope you enjoyed / survived your St. Patricks Day – we drove through town and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves – all the green shirts clothes costumes were great Frederick!

However, we kept it on the DL & visited my father in-law, took ABE to his vet appt for second set of shots (it’s like baby visits almost – LOL) and ate take out dinner late – although it was from TR I still hate eating late like that.  So it was pretty low key, besides I am gearing up for Saturday and our Dinner Party!  I am so excited to have this small group over – just six others so a total of cooking – entertaining for 8.  

My Menu:
Charcuterie / Cheese Board / Cocktails and Signature Ginger “Mocktail” my favorite!
Homemade Pasta ( thin fettuccine ) with poached lobster & cream lobster sauce ( roasting lobster shells, body etc. & making stock tonight for the cream sauce w/ hubby’s help)
Dry Aged Wagu Steak on the grill ( Mike handling that ) 
Roasted Brussel Sprouts 
Lemon Sorbet making in my little Cuisinart serving  w/ Ina Garten’s aka Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Pound Cake
Coffee / Tea

                                      I also have my Entertaining Log book- OK – Cut to “Anchor Man” I have many leather bound books – love this movie – never gets old…..

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I adore this book it chronicles dinner parties, events etc….. also has this like seating charts, shopping lists, menus, recipes, photos its so great – red leather bound.  It would make a great wedding gift – so I am noting all parts of shin-dig as well. 

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Today I will go through all my stemware, plates, flatware etc…. to make sure I don’t need anything – will get flowers – our local Safeway always has lovely flowers, fresh at great prices and/or I will run to Costco too.  
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Prep For Saturday

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake – I may regroup – not happy with the lemon sorbet – waaaayyy too tart and this is rubbery to me – 
Mike says its great (we cut into it to try a slice or two)  So I ma going to go back to what I do best – Blackberry Pie – Mike calls me his “Pie Bitch” LOL I must say they do rock – so sorbet for another party – I will let my friends try a tastte to show them how I saved them from bad dessert…… Pictures up later – Off to the store for berries!

Dinner Party Plans


I’m so looking forward to Saturday and our next Dinner Party here at the house with close friends – it has been too long over due. The theme:  NOW IS NOW
look for my menu – recipe’s and pictures of course!

Dinner Party Plans

Cheers Lovelies!

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