Archives for June 2016

LIST LOVER – ORGANIZER "WANNA BE"

Hey Chicas,


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MY PRETTY BLUE NOTEBOOK – TODO BOOK +HomeGoods PACKING LIST CHECK SHEET +Paper Source
CUSTOM MADE & PERSONALIZED NOTE CARD +Paper Tree  

TGIF I start my day with paper & pen in hand – making Friday “todo” list.  I’m continuing on this never ending journey of organization & still working on clothing that will be donated to Women 2 Women Mentoring, switching closets etc…  I’m also cleaning out my desk / makeup drawers.   I have trash bags full of junk – feeling liberated for sure! ?


However, not sure about you, but I get so side tracked at times when I purging – flipping through old papers – magazines, reminiscing.  


Well Hello ADD!  

I made huge progress however donating over 20 magazines to Frederick Memorial Hospital – my mother in law volunteers there in the patient discharge area ? and takes them in so its a win win.  People I will always love my magazines!  It started at 11 when my dad got me my first @vogue –  I have some Martha Stewart weddings magazine 20 years old ! I will never get rid of.  I tried online versions but that’s not for me – shocking I know since I love all my gadgets – but with mags – its the whole different thing – I ear mark pages – tear them out – love to flip through and that whole “tactile” feel. 


OK next – focus Lori – I came across these sites to help with organization – ck them out.
Airtable.com
YouTube Organization with Alejandra
Clean and Scentsible.com
unclutterer.com

These are two of my favorite books well worth buying +Amazon.com 

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Great Books for the home enthusiast – household engineer – LOL



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GARMENT STEAMER FINALLY GOT MYSELF ONE OFF…. YOU GUESSED IT +Amazon.com
RACK IN BACK FROM +The Container Store 

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TRAVEL BAGS (WHITE OF COURSE) +Charming Charlie LOVE USA PILLOW +HomeGoods
MY WHITE COMFORTER +Zips Dry Cleaners 

Guest room finally not just a drop/overflow zone – huge bag full of clothes went to +Lori Rogers  the other day – for W2W.


SIDE NOTE:  I have to say Lori and I had talked via FB & Instagram about food, saunas, non-profits etc… and found meeting in person was like seeing a dear friend again.  I can’t wait to get to know her more.  Just a lovely women period!  Goes to show get your head outta the clouds or the ICLOUD (LOL) and make real face to face connection’s – well worth it!  That’s what life is really for – interactions with people – doing good – sharing – loving and laughing!

Off to walk Abe our 85lb puppy (ahhhhhh) I made him his own +Instagram channel @abethenewfoundland take a look! Than ride bike, prepare ( means sauna & facemask ) for annual The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick Tea – than date with the hubby +The Tasting Room tonight – big for us!  We never go to our own place – Whoa!  Busy dance card today folks!


Sending good thoughts your way – enjoy the Fathers Day weekend and may you spend it with ones you love and who love ya right back!  

If I could I’d send you all beautiful flowers to remind you how lovely you are inside & out!





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Review Baltimore Fleet St Kitchen

Hey Peeps – Here’s My Review:
 
**Just so you know when we go out to eat everyone starts out at a five on a scale from 1 to 10 you can either go up or down depending on food service and decor so keep that in mind on review ?.  I am a tough cookie – just so ya know.  
We made a reservation this past Saturday for 5 PM 2pp FLEET ST. KITCHEN – BALTIMORE, MD I couldn’t wait to get there to see the space and taste the food!  I’d heard a review on this & really was looking forward to it. The menu seems modern American new farm to table.  We arrived about 10 minutes early Saturday & sat outside in the alleyway between their sister pizza joint BAGBY PIZZA just across from Fleet Street.  Unfortunately they wouldn’t open doors until 4:53 – ? annoying.  *(If you have a reservation at 5 o’clock aren’t you ready to go a little while prior? Just saying….). Anywho – finally we were let in – waited in foyer than few minutes later we were seated.
Beautiful Interior FLEET ST. KITCHEN BALTIMORE, MD
It was beautiful. The mix of rustic wood a stunning plaid banquet wood trim and then crystal chandeliers. That ying & yang thing – one of my favorite combos.  We started with a amuse bouche of borist and tangy delicate goats cheese – so pretty – love……

MENU & AMUSE BOUCHE
 
The menu was nice – clear – layed out nicely & easy to follow.  We were told that they have three farms that they procure their hogs and their vegetables from.  Everything locally sourced when possible. I had a “mocktail” muscat mule non alcoholic with extra ginger ( love my ginger more is always better) .  
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Muscat Mule “MOCKTAIL” Extra Ginger For ME!!!!!
 
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Chilled Potato Leek Soup {CRISFIELD, MD}
Fresh Maryland crab, confit potato, pesto,
charred lemon ash
looks beautiful but waaaaaayyyy to thick – more like a paste and the crab had a “fishy” taste (not in the good way)
 
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Angus Steak Tartare {ROSEDA FARM, MD}
White miso-truffle emulsion, shaved radish,
shaved summer truffle, toasted baguette –
This was very good – my only complaint I don’t like my tartare all mixed upon presentation –  too much sauce I like to crack yoke myself and mix accordingly – Bread crostini were fantastic however.
 
Wild Mushroom Agnolotti {KENNET SQUARE, PA}
Spring onion, fava bean, whipped ricotta, pine nut,
shaved summer truffle.
 This was the BEST THING ON THE TABLE I could’ve had 3 of these!


Bibb Lettuce Salad {URBAN PASTORAL, MD)
Chilled lobster, citrus segments, petite herbs, orange vinaigrette  – very dissapointing – dressing blah – not much lobster and the citrus segments overpowered the whole plate.


Lovely ladies room – love the mix of wood and crystal throughout the space here!

So in short gang – I LOVE BALTIMORE – so many new great places popping up.  You gotta go to the harbor and try them out great hotels and shopping as well.
 
My review is as follows:
Food: 5.75
Service: 7 (we had to wait quite a while between courses – not as attentive considering we were first in DR and no one else really arrived until 6:15 – however server was pleasant and knowledgeable)
Presesntation: 8
Decor/Atmosphere: 7
 
Would I go back?  Maybe – however so many other places to try – I will be going soon to Bagby Pizza to try the “coal fire pizza” soon – I’m a pizza connoisseur in case ya didn’t know.  HAHA.  So def. stay tuned for that.
 
Heading out to finish my bike ride – already did 4 miles this a.m. 2 more to go – gearing up for Bermuda end of the month quick 
R & R.  Than first BOD mtg for our community – I will be our “cluster’s” spokesperson – whoa baby!  Still purging my closet and reorganizing – pics at the end of the week after long overdue IKEA trip.
 
Hugs To You All!




TGIF SUMMER #WEEKEND

HEY GANG – TIGF – WE SURVIVED ANOTHER WEEK – MINE HAS BEEN A DOOZEIE – BUT “WHEW” THE WEEKND IS HERE – BASEBALL THIS SAT. FAMILY, FUNNY MY PUP ABE – GROWING LIKE A WEED AND JUST TAKING IT ALL IN STRIDE!  MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY…….






#weekend











TAKE SOME TIME TO JOT DOWN 5 THINGS TODAY YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR

  1. MY FAMILY
  2. MY HEALTH
  3. MY SENSE OF HUMOR AND THOSE AROUD ME WHO GET IT
  4. GREEN JUICE
  5. HOT BATH’S

KEEP DOING DO “BOO”  CHAT WITH YOU ALL SOON – JUST BEEN SUPER BUSY – INSTAGRAM CURRENT AND FOLLOW ON FB, TWITTER – SOMETIMES BEING BRIEF IS A GOOD THING!  WORKING ON VIDEO WITH ABE FOR OUR BBQ RESTAURNT AND LEARNING VIDEO EDITING VERY TIME CONSUMING!  ALSO LOVING MY CAMERA MORE AND MORE AND NEW MACRO LENSE – CK OUT PHOTO I TOOK….. “YEAH LORI” 

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