Thursday, May 28, 2020

Decor: Drew Barrymore’s First-Ever Home Collection

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Actress Drew Barrymore certainly is a free spirit --- divorced 3 times already, what?!! 

Her stuff she designed for Walmart (Flower Home Collection) are nice, though. 

 So far, I've only bought the cute ceramic side-table in blue ombré  (also shown in the Walmart photo).  On my radar is her PINK sofa.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Funny-Friday Political Joke

by the Federalist Papers   ...  A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, D.C. when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage.
Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event.
The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.”
The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”
The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?”
The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I’m voting for Trump.”
The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:
And THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

EveryPlate: Rosemary Chicken and Stuffed Meatloaf Dishes

A couple more examples of dishes available through EveryPlate Meal Plans: 



We've had this dish before. Still delish!

Stuffed Meatloaf:


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Doing a Marie Kondo During COVID-19

If there's one thing about Coronavirus Season it's the abundance of time to finally look around our home and throw out, use up, or sell what we've accumulated through the years. Hoorah! It's far from over.  But, what's been done so far has led to neatness, feelings of accomplishment, plus we're a few hundred dollars richer. Thank you, Lord!

I use, and encourage others to use, [Kondo’s] basic premise that you should keep something only if it gives you pleasure - B Hammil (via H O U Z Z )


2 Key Rules

After nearly a lifetime of practice, the Tokyo-based Kondo has developed what she calls the KonMari Method. Its essence is deceptively simple, but (I speak from experience) its implementation can be quite difficult, mainly because of our reluctance to part with possessions.

There are two key tenets to Kondo’s method: Keep only what inspires joy in your heart and organize by category, not spaces.

Keep what you love.

In terms of “sparking joy,” a phrase Kondo uses often in her book, it can be summed up this way: If you don’t love it, get rid of it. Here’s the hard part: She advises a tough-love approach to parse out whether something makes you happy or if you are just simply hanging on to it.

Sort by type, not room. 

One of the primary things that makes Kondo’s approach different is her technique of purging by category. For example, instead of cleaning and organizing your master bedroom closet, she suggests tackling all of your clothes at once. Her point is that you likely don’t have garments stored in just one spot — for example, there are coats in the closet, T-shirts in a bureau, perhaps even seasonal clothes stashed in the attic. Experience has taught her that if you tidy by areas or rooms, the tidying never ends. Instead, she advocates performing the task by category and in one fell swoop. As she writes on the first page of her book, “Start by discarding. Then organize your space, thoroughly, completely in one go.”


Read the full Houzz article 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Recipe: Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Author Susan Branch

I am always on the hunt for a simple, great recipes; especially now during Covid-19 season. Here's one for good ol' grilled cheese sandwiches (thanks to Susan Branch).  
Please the spouse and the kids! I've followed this sandwich recipe and I give it a thumb's up.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

MacKenzie-Childs: The Owl and the Pussycat

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Edward Lear,  English writer of this nonsense poem -- which is about the love between an owl and a cat -- was born on May 12, 1812.

The Courtly Check Owl is by MacKenzie-Childs .

The Cat in these cute pictures is none other than our very own Kitty Kiedis. 

They are certainly make a cute couple!

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea 
   In a beautiful pea-green boat, 
They took some honey, and plenty of money, 
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note. 
The Owl looked up to the stars above, 
   And sang to a small guitar, 
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, 
    What a beautiful Pussy you are, 
         You are, 
         You are! 
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl! 
   How charmingly sweet you sing! 
O let us be married! too long we have tarried: 
   But what shall we do for a ring?" 
They sailed away, for a year and a day, 
   To the land where the Bong-Tree grows 
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood 
   With a ring at the end of his nose, 
             His nose, 
             His nose, 
   With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling 
   Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will." 
So they took it away, and were married next day 
   By the Turkey who lives on the hill. 
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, 
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon; 
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 
   They danced by the light of the moon, 
             The moon, 
             The moon, 
They danced by the light of the moon.