Bridier Baubles jewelry

I know a lot of us have blogged about Kerry‘s brand, Bridier Baubles, already… But I guess we all just want to support our friend! That’s what friends do, right?I have waited because I did not want to be too redundant and write about her when other people were posting, but I really love this […]

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The Great Gatsby trailer

Finally, after a very long wait, Baz Luhrmann released The Great Gatsby trailer last night: Who else is excited about another stunning film production from Bazmark Films? I know he often is criticized for how he kicks established stories (see Romeo + Juliet) up a notch, but I have always loved his sets, his costuming […]

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Roast chicken and mushrooms en papillote

In late April, Muffy Martini’s BFF Patrick sent me his ‘Mushrooms en papillote‘ recipe. That night I was planning to fix my Poulet roti a la Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and I knew the mushroom dish would be a perfect side. Ingredients2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 lb of mushrooms (I always get […]

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Orchid plant care

Are you an indoor plant lover? One of my favorite indoor plants is the orchid. I know all of my Deep South and West Coast friends are thinking, orchids inside? Say whaaa? But in all honesty Virginia has bipolar weather and keeping them inside 80% of the year helps them last! I like having orchids […]

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Moore and Giles Meehan collection

The company’s mission: The mission of Moore & Giles, Inc., is to be the leading designer and supplier of the world’s most unique and innovative leathers and accessories with a commitment to excellence in both quality and customer service, guided by the simple principles of honesty, fairness, integrity and common courtesy. A new pretty item […]

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A real car and a real lady

My Mom just sent me this story from the New York Times, which I missed when it was published last summer (July 8, 2011 article by Mary M. Chapman). When she was 12 her father died, and his Model T Ford became hers. Once her politically connected mother, who had arthritic feet and could not […]

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My life at work

Some Twitter friends and blog friends have asked me what I do at my new job (where I have been since January). Well, I would like to stay slightly anonymous, so I will just say I work for the Commonwealth of Virginia as a state employee. However, the daily routine is kind-of fun as it […]

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Everyday Paleo Pulled Pork recipe

M has been big on the Paleo diet since Christmas and I use the meals as a supplement for some of the more unhealthy meals I enjoy. I do not go all out with the Paleo diet as I am anemic, have a heart condition, and they are concerned that I may end up with […]

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Summer movies 2012

What movies are you the most excited about this summer? The following are trailers for movies I am looking forward to screening or seeing with the masses this summer. They are not in chronological order! The Dark Knight Rises – July 20: I am a huge fan of this entire franchise… and grew up on […]

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Recycling in new forms

Recycling comes in many different forms, here is the story about one man who took a massive pile of lemons and turned them into lemonade! (Source, $49.95) David Bird of Maine, a commercial rope-maker, had quite a shakeup when in 2008 a National Marine Fisheries Service regulation was passed which recalled a specific rope used […]

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