Monday, August 31, 2009

My special birthday present

For my birthday on the 22nd, my good friend Silke generously created a painting for me! How fun is that! I just love it (or "her," which is how I think of this beauty) and have her proudly displayed in my living room.

Silke talks about how she did this painting on her blog, so if you'd like to read all the details, please do visit Metamorphosis.

I've never had anyone paint something for me before, so this is a very special gift. Thank you, Silke! You are a special friend!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"The sea for me..."

"The sea for me has always been a metaphor for life..." ~ Ted Kennedy

Listen to Mr. Kennedy's remarks in this video:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Funky Friday ~ August 28th

Funky Friday, plus my 50th post! Have a fab weekend!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's my birthday, & I'll say Hi if I want to!

I'm out celebrating! But I scheduled this post ahead of time to say hello to those of you who have stopped by my blog today. Have a fabulous Saturday!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Funky Friday ~ August 21st

Happy Funky Friday, everyone! Whatcha got going on for the weekend?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Party like a Mad Man (or Woman)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the TV series Mad Men after having viewed it on DVD. And I know that for you lucky folks with cable, Season Three is starting up again tomorrow.

Today I was browsing after having purchased 2 vintage cocktail glasses this morning for my own soon-to-launch Etsy shop. I wanted to see if there were any similar items on Etsy, so I searched on the word cocktail. That’s how I came up with my brilliant idea: a Mad Man Cocktail Party! Doesn’t it sound like fun? You and your guests can dress up in your 50s and 60s attire, sip martinis out of vintage cocktail glasses, and munch on hor d'oeuvres. I think it would be a blast!

First, you must send out the invitations! So many to choose from, like these wine and cheese ones, these retro invites, or these, or even these.

Of course, you must have your martini set. There are so many to choose from. Maybe this one is more your style. Or how about this numerology shaker.

Not sure how to shake them? A drink recipe book will help. And a cocktail tray with pink elephants makes it so much easier to serve up the martinis.

Don't forget the swizzle sticks and coasters. And truly, mermaid cocktail glass charms are de rigeur.

Cocktail napkins will come in handy when someone gets sloshed and then sloshes their drink.

If the spill is really bad, you might need to grab a towel.

I’ll be there in my party dress and heels.

Here, would you hold my purse a moment? I need to get out my cigarettes.

OK, now I'm all set! Cheers, everybody!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Very inspiring eulogy by Maria Shriver for her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. What an amazing woman she was. I think it is fair to say that she was "a true original." Listening to this makes me want to get out there and make a difference. I felt the same way when President Obama was sworn in, and for awhile I did volunteer with underprivileged teens. I think it's time for me to look around for something else I can do in my community.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to my good friend Silke! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Why not stop by her blog to give Silke your best wishes?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Funky Friday ~ August 7th

It's that time again ~ Funky Friday! TGIFF! Get out there and have some fun this weekend. You know you want to!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A beautiful day in the mountains

It was a gorgeous summer day yesterday, just perfect for a drive to the White Mountains of NH for my friend's birthday bash!