Friday, January 30, 2009
*an exclamation of Norwegian origin. Wiki puts it like this..."Uff da" is often used as a term for sensory overload. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and sometimes dismay.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
• Two renowned pieces of art – Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” and a Jackson Pollock-inspired abstract – have been reinterpreted in chocolate by Godiva, exclusively for the suite.
• A luxe daybed decorated with Godiva chocolate is the ideal place to indulge in a dark chocolate truffle straight from the pages of a literary masterpiece, many of which can be found in the suite’s chocolate bookcases.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Do you know that on February 10th, thousands of manufacturers and retailers of children's products will be going out of business? The truth is stranger than fiction.
Please click here to read about the new regulations that are to take effect in February. This is an extremely important issue and Sarah Jane has put together a very well written explanation of what is happening and what needs to be done. Please get informed and involved.....these regulations threaten to put thousands out of business.
Update: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved a 1 year suspension for the burden of lead testing and certification. However, there is still work to be done. Please read this for a very good explanation of what to do now.
The cutest maternity tshirt I've seen in a long time. Don't you just love this illustration? Which had me thinking, I wish I knew someone pregnant. What a gift that would be. Oh, and there it was, "What a gift that would be"....gift idea.
& for the tag.....who knows, maybe there is a Santana or Segovia in your future.
Then I heard a question on the radio this morning. If you were on a deserted island and could load your ipod with only 5 songs that you were going to listen to forever, what would they be? Could you really pick just 5 to listen to over and over?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
*Update: Someone was nice enough to let me know that you can go here and do it for no cost at all. Okay, no excuse now! Thanks for the tip!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Fill the box with :
vodka (the small airplane bottles would be perfect)
small bottle of Worcestershire sauce
tiny bottle of Tabasco
small can of Tomato juice
piece of celery
You could even wrap up a couple of mini muffins if you like.
Now aren't you a thoughtful host....
P.S. I loaded a few new creatures on the etsy site yesterday.....two mice and a small bear. You can see their cute little faces if you look up to your right a little.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Step 1: Pour a measure of absinthe into a tall glass.
Step 2: Place a slotted absinthe spoon over the glass and place a sugar cube on it
Step 3: Slowly pour 4 to 5 parts of iced water over the sugar and let it drip into the glass. The absinthe will turn from emerald green to a milky white.
Step 4: Sip slowly and imagine yourself in a Belle Époque Parisian café
It seems obvious to put on the tag, "To cure the Absinthe Mindedness". However if you want something without a pun, "A bottle of inspiration."
Skip the sugar spoon and find more contemporary cocktails here.
Find absinthe here.
Wikipedia also has a very informative history here.