Saturday, February 28, 2015

~YUMMY TO MY TUMMY: RECIPE FOR THE DAY




This Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting is sure to please the palate!  In fact, my mouth is watering already!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

~A JOKE A DAY MAKES THE LAUGHTER STAY





What do you give a dog with a fever?

Click here for the answer!

*Image source

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Monday, February 23, 2015

~AN OSCAR-GOWN STANDING OVATION





What can I say?  This dress by Ralph & Russo, which was worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, couldn't be any prettier.











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Sunday, February 22, 2015

~FASHION FLASHBACK: OSCARS EDITION




The Oscars are tonight, and though I haven't seen any of the nominated films, I'm looking forward to watching, if only to feast my eyes on fashion.

Pictured here is Diane Keaton in her whimsical 1978 Oscars ensemble.  It was designed by Ruth Morley, who also designed the costumes for Annie Hall (which won four Academy Awards and which I, as a matter of fact, have never seen).

Here's a video of Diane accepting her Oscar for Best Actress...



The following is an excerpt about the Annie Hall fashion-aesthetic from the wikipedia article I linked to...

Costume designer Ruth Morley, working with Keaton, created a look which had an influence on the fashion world during the late-70s, with women adopting the style: layering oversized, mannish blazers over vests, billowy trousers or long skirts, a man's tie, and boots.  The look was often referred to as the "Annie Hall look".  Some sources suggest that Keaton herself was mainly responsible for the look, and Ralph Lauren has often claimed credit, but only one jacket and one tie were purchased from Ralph Lauren for use in the film.  Allen recalled that Lauren and Keaton's dress style almost did not end up in the film. "She came in," he recalled in 1992, "and the costume lady on Annie Hall said, 'Tell her not to wear that. She can't wear that. It's so crazy.' And I said, 'Leave her. She's a genius. Let's just leave her alone, let her wear what she wants.'"


So, what say ye?
Is this outfit a winner?












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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

~POESY FOR THE DAY





SONG

She's somewhere in the sunlight strong,
Her tears are in the falling rain,
She calls me in the wind's soft song,
And with the flowers she comes again.

Yon bird is but her messenger,
The moon is but her silver car;
Yea! sun and moon are sent by her,
And every wistful waiting star.

{1866-1947}

*Image source

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~FANCY FINGERS FOR THE DAY





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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

~LOVE OF THE ROOT-VEGETABLE KIND ❤





I came across the adorable photo above, with the following caption, on instagram...

{LOVE} while the hubby and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary this weekend - it seemed only natural to pull out a few heart shaped beets from the garden. As you do!

Wow!  Talk about a God-wink!

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~YUMMY TO MY TUMMY: RECIPE FOR THE DAY




These Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Pomegranate are really cute, and they look scrumptious!  I think they'd be even better with raspberries on top ☺. 

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~QUOTE FOR THE DAY





"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved--loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
~Victor Hugo~

*Photion source

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~TSK, TSK PUSHEEN (^..^)











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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

~ONCE UPON A TIME...





Rose & Robin is delighted by this picture book about an elderly lady who ingests, yes, a rose...

and some lace...



and some glitter...

and some candy...

and a jewel...

and then some hearts...



and, last but not least, a card!



In order to find out what happened as a result of this inordinate consumption of inedible objects, you'll have to read the book!

Check out the other books in the "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed..." series as well ☺.



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~I ❤ PIZZA (who doesn't?!)





What a love-ly idea!

*If you don't have a cookie or fondant cutter, you can turn your pepperonis into hearts by folding them in half and cutting out the shape with scissors, as you do with paper!




You can even take it up a notch by making the pizza itself into the shape of a heart.
Hey, why not?






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