Thursday, September 27, 2012

Some Favorite Williams Sonoma Recipes

Lately I haven't had any time to try any new recipes or cook anything new.  We're on a restricted diet around here based upon my dad's limited ability on what he can and can't eat.   As such I've gained 25 lbs. and he's maintained his weight which is good considering his health issues.  However, it's left me craving new taste sensations.  I found myself sifting through some old receipes looking for some inspiration a tonight nd found a few that I had printed off from the Williams Sonoma Recipe site.  So I'm posting my favourites here. I recommend all of them.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just Because

Some days I am just in the mood for pretty flowers...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

When is Summer Over

Everyone has different events that tell them one season is over and the next one has begun.  For some it will be the changing of the leaves, others cooler temperatures, back to school, fall clothes appearing in the store.  For me... it is when everyone I work with begin the yearly debate about when to close up the cottage or try for just one more weekend.  That is when I know I must pack up the summer clothes and face it that fall is here and winter is just around the corner. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spanish Spring with Ralph Lauren

I've never been to Spain although it is on my someday list.  There were a few looks that caught my eye and I would be remiss if I didn't showcase my favourites. 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time to Suit Up

My father has lost a considerable amount of weight with his illness.  I however, appear to have picked up every pound he lost and then some.  Since I work in a conservative field, suits are a staple of my wardrobe and I need some new ones fast.  I still love this old Ann Taylor ad.  It reflects how dress for work.  This image is approximately 10 years old and it still looks current.  See .... classics - you can't go wrong. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Looking Better Than Ever

There's nothing I like to see that a woman who's been blindsided and put through an emotional wringer coming out looking and feeling better than ever.   Nothing like a mega-watt smile to keep up your spirits.

Christie Brinkley

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I Want to Work Here

This just looks so peaceful and right now where I work it's anything but peaceful.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


To me...

To the men in my life...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

How Can Summer Be Over

One of the most beautiful summers here in years and I never got away once.  I spent most of it in a darkened room taking care of my dad (bright light bothers his eyes now, so no tan either).  I have watched more old movies and sporting events than I thought possible.  I desperately feel the need for a vacation and this vintage image from the Jamican Villa collection - Ralph Lauren - is just screaming my name.  But a virtual vacation it will have to be as I envision waves gently breaking on the sandy beach just outside those french doors.  Ah - feeling much better already.

Ralph Lauren

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Getting Ready for Back to Fall

It is that time of year again.  When I start looking at the fall clothes in my wardrobe and start assessing.  Shop for back to school clothes for my son and grumble about the cost of all this back to school stuff.  ($700.00 later for one son - big feet the size of pontoons mean Nike makes a killing off of me every back to school year  - the rest school uniforms, school supplies and we haven`t even started looking at the new computer he seems to feel that he needs this year - apparently when you`re a senior you need a better computer - yeah right.)  That doesn` t leave much for my fall clothes so I live vicariously throught these images for yet another year.  I have only 3words for my son - GET A JOB. 



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