Kindness of Sean Ray for reminding me of my beloved sweater by referencing it in a Facebook message...XXOO
30 October, 2009
Norwegian Sweater Revival
29 October, 2009
A Four Legged Halloween
Kindness of all my beasties for humoring their Mummy AND for always forfeiting to her all trick or treating candy earnings...XXOO
28 October, 2009
Blackberry Farm Take Me Away
PS...Chef/Owner, Sam Beall, debuted the Inn's cookbook on Martha Stewart last week. Perfect Christmas timing. Like I need a holiday excuse...
27 October, 2009
Sub-Q Fluids And Cupcakes
Happy Birthday special boy. We love you more than you can ever imagine...XXOO
26 October, 2009
Tweet Jules Reid
Wow, you are good! We picked up a few things for spring from this line. Her clothes are amazing, tasteful and chic. Jules actually lives in Fredericksburg and shops here on occasion which is an added bonus. We are hoping to have her in the store for a spring show so be on the lookout for that. Keep passing along your suggestions, you are right on target!
Kindness of Jessica Nell Graves at The Love List for having smashing taste and Ethan at Sherman Pickey who I can count on to be one fashion step ahead of me at all times...
23 October, 2009
The Dreaded Move Is Upon Us
Kindness of Daddy who knows we kid. One for all and all for one in this family. Just don't expect us to do any heavy lifting...XXOO
22 October, 2009
Three Birds With One Post
As it just so happens, this month is Meg's birthday and in a grand reverse gift gesture she is generously offering a free pair of stud earrings of your choice (valued at $65 or less) with each website order...
My version of a shopping hat trick...
21 October, 2009
Is It Or Isn't It?
I haven't seen Elle magazine lately, but it would be oddly coincidental: I was perusing the latest issue of Guns and Ammo, and was SURE I saw her featured in an article about a woman who took down a 12 point buck in Mississippi with her bare hands!
HER name was Jenn, also! I took one look at the picture (in which she's kneeling over a battered and bloody deer in the back of a 1974 pickup truck.....resplendant in a Lilly Pulitzer sundress) and I thought, "Holy CRAP! I KNOW that chick!".
THIS one lives with about 16 cats in a single-wide in the woods......although it does appear spacious enough for this reunion I keep hearing about! Keep me posted. I'd love to attend, if it coincides with my parole date!
Talk to you soon.
This hopeful Nancy Drew is still on the case and still accepting votes...
20 October, 2009
Tartanware Needlepoint Frame
At least they better still be in a place of honor or I may have to send in the repo man...XXOO
19 October, 2009
Ohhh They Knew Me Well
Kindness of Piggy, Pickle, Peckie (we were BIG on the nicknames), Genevieve and Mandy for picking up my spirits when the were dipping like the temperature...XXOO
17 October, 2009
A Rare Weekend Posting
As the elected official sent to snoop into this disappearance I thought it only fitting that I barter being the lucky dog to announce his return in exchange for his temporary gag order. So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I give you in all his Flusser glory, the return of Maxminimus...
Kindness of ADG for bestowing on me the chance to be the big cheese. Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaack...
16 October, 2009
In Need Of A Crouton Intervention
Mr. Cardini was the creator of the Caesar Salad which, makes them the perfect accompaniment to my late Uncle Jack's famous take on this recipe. At least, they will be if I can contain myself during the prep...
Uncle Jack's Caesar Salad
2 heads Romain rinsed, dried and torn into bite sized pieces
3 strips anchovies
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves
Mix til a paste then add:
glass of Sherry
4 ounces extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Poupon
1/2 (juice of) lemon
12 chopped, stuffed olives
Cardini's Croutons (Romano Cheese if you dare)
Rinse lettuce leaf by leaf and let dry. Now dry hands and drink glass of Sherry. Pour dressing over lettuce (but not til you see the whites of their eyes!), add Cardini's Croutons and serve on chilled plates. Some may prefer to skip the raw egg, or like my mom, just pretend to. It was years before she revealed to me that the small oval shape drawn on the back of her recipe index card was indeed her way of hiding that ingredient from my father.
Kindness of my mother for allowing me to reveal her family secret AND for running interference with my father on this post. Also, heads up for PVE who will eventually be called upon to put her spin on the family Caesar Salad illustration since no one seems to be coming forward with having "borrowed" mine...XXOO