But now that gives me a chance to lead you to where I found it: www.covetgarden.com. There are lots of new online magazines; this is a small one, featuring just one home per issue. I have enjoyed both issues...and I still think this picture of a baby nursery is one of the best ever.
I made pom poms for a friend's baby shower, and now I am teeny bit obsessed. What else can I decorate with pom poms? Are they right for Thanksgiving? In the kitchen? How many different colors of tissue paper can I find? Can I get the third graders to make them assembly-line style?
Here are the ones I made for the shower. We secured them around the napkins at each place setting. Cute, huh? (That's truffle-parmesan popcorn in the pic. Da bomb.)
All of these (I think...bad blogger) are from Martha Stewart. There are direction on how to make the poms. You can even buy a Martha Stewart kit from Michaels.
Oooo, I just love this picture! What an awesome idea...so pretty, yet clean and fresh.
Make some pom poms, throw them around, and see what happens!
A couple of days ago I had the lucky chance to hear Lissa Rankin, M.D. talk about her funny, informative, touching book What's Up Down There? She is a gynocologist, artist, and author whose sweetness and love for women came shining through during her reading and the Q and A that followed. I mean, a group of women sat in a circle talking about anal sex and HPV and NO ONE felt embarrassed or weird...my kind of chat.
Her website is www.owningpink.com, and the staff at her center for women, Owning Pink, in Mill Valley, includes a Life Coach, a Naturopathic Doctor, and a Reiki Master Teacher. Wow!
Hello. I have not posted for nearly three weeks. I had hip surgery, and that plus the never ending tummy issues put a kibbosh on the blogging for a while.
Recuperating from surgery is painful, tiresome, slow, and boring. For the first week after the surgery I basically lay around in bed, only getting up to use the bathroom. I did try to go outside a few days after the operation, and that was a big mistake. I felt dizzy and tired and a little...sad, for lack of a better word. During week two I was able to start doing small errands, and suddenly a trip to Walgreens was super, duper exciting.
I got to miss school for two weeks, and while it was hard to plan for it and I was, at first, very nervous about how things were going in the classroom, it ended up being great for my recovery. I stopped thinking about those little challenging people and just enjoyed my gourmet meals of cream of wheat, my Percocet, and my long, long naps.
I did have to do 22 report cards, though. That was a bit of a challenge.
I also managed to shop online. Surprising no one, yep, I shopped while lying in bed, even while unable to get up to pee by myself. Here are some of the things I got:
These boots from zappos.com. They are by Steve Madden, and I can't wait to wear them with tights or rolled up jeans.
Hat (but in black) and tunic from madewell.com. Already wore the tunic...comfy and cute.
Snazzy little scarf from modcloth.com. Can't wait to wear this!
So I didn't go crazy, but really, it was very enjoyable and, dare I say, therapeutic, to receive boxes of goodies while lying around.
For the past few days I have been dealing with the worst acid relux episode I have EVER had. That is, if it is indeed acid reflux. Could be a gall bladder thing. Or an ulcer. Whatever, I was completely done in this weekend and could, at times, barely function.
In my stomach and back, it felt like this, but not as pretty:
This guy was hanging around at night, making it impossible to sleep:
And every now and then I would feel a little better and then get hit over the head--or stomach--by this...only less cute:
There's my illness documented in three images because that is all I have the energy for. No creative energy available right now.
If I could wear a major fashion label, it would be Michael Kors. Ever since I saw the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair I have been sold. He did all of Rene Russo's wardrobe in that movie and it was all so luxe and beautiful while still being wearable and real-life. Well, only if real-life includes $800 tee shirts, but you get my drift.
Here are pictures from his Spring 2011 Ready to Wear collection. Love the colors, love the beading/sparkly, and wow do I wish I could wear these clothes!
Long sleeved tee, long skirt, cool sandals...there is so much that is great here.
Sweatshirts on the Michael Kors runway! Cool!
I adore every single thing about this turtleneck/trouser outfit. It is perfect.
Don't know why, but there is something about those socks with those shoes that makes me happy. In my life, if I was wearing something like this at school, walking around SF, I would look like a big dork. On the MK runway, it looks stylish and cool. I dunno.
I would like just one summer of my life to be spent confidently wearing a swimsuit like this. I guess I could have when I was about 12. Ah, wasted youth.
OMG, a beautiful sweatshirt dress (skirt?). Love.
This color! Is! Gorgeous!
And then we come to loose beaded pants and I am really freaking out. I want these! Please fairy godmother, bring these to me. With the sweatshirt.
And then finally, my favorite of all. Good god, I'm in love. Look at the casual leather bracelet and shoes with the gown. Aaahhhh.
The make-up and hair are beautiful too. You and I can have hair and make-up like that!