December 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
The world wide web is now abuzz with best of 2011 lists. Just when I thought I was safe from the gift guide lists! In keeping with the year’s end trends, here are 20 Tips to help with your New Year’s Resolutions. From Rose, age 99, via Advanced Style.
1.Find your perfect perfume, people will remember you by your scent. Rose is known for her Pauline Trigere fragrance.She tells her granddaughter “I’ll give you anything in the world, but I won’t give you my perfume.”
2.Belts and Beads. Rose believes that a belt or unique strand of beads can really make an outfit and they don’t have to cost a fortune.
3.Take care of your feet and wear good shoes, but when you are going out for a night on the town “Fashion comes before comfort” At 98, Rose goes out every single night!
4.”Walking is a must, its better than doctors or medicine”
5.No need to use expensive moisturizers, Rose swears by Oil of Olay which she has been using for decades.
6.”Inexpensive lipstick is as good as expensive, only better!” Rose has tried every brand from Chanel to Lauder and has recently been turned on to Revlon.
7.Be Unique: “If Everyone is wearing it, then its not for me”
8.”Be smart enough to know what you don’t know”
9.If you have trouble reading the dinner menu, Lorgnettes are a fashionable and elegant alternative to reading glasses.
10.”Be Happy, enjoy what you have at every moment!”
11.Stay Organized “If you take a toothpick out,or a pair of pantyhose, or a hundred dollar bill,always put it back where you found it, because if you add up the the time you spent looking for it later, that’s a waste of time.”
12.”Always tell the truth because if you don’t you’ll have to think of another lie.”
13.”Be More, appear Less.”
14.”Always take the phone off the hook when you’re in the bath.”
15.”Make friends with the maitre de’”
16.”Never loan, Never borrow.”
17.”Never keep anyone waiting. Always be 15 minutes early.”
18.”Never look back. always look forward.”19.”Don’t be afraid to tell your age, that’s silly. Be proud of your age.”
20.”Don’t frequent a restaurant where they don’t crumb the table.”
Happy New Year!
December 8, 2011 § 1 Comment
I know. I’ve been M.I.A.
Forgive. Hope to post some more life updates and better pics soon. I’ve decorated for Christmas, made some holiday goodies, sent off our Christmas cards, been keeping up with my advent calendar and even wrapped a few gifts!
I just had to share this fabulous video from Advanced Style. Watch it and you won’t be sorry. I hope I’m half as awesome as Ms. Dell by the time I’m 78. Check out the videos and pics on their site. All a hoot and well worth it.
To help you cope with the cold: soup basics for soup invention!
November 19, 2011 § 1 Comment
In case you’re not ready for Christmas decor, Eater has done a fantastic as well as hilarious Thanksgiving Magazine Smackdown.
But in case you are, I’ve been reading a bunch of articles on this page about the Advent season as well as the deep meaning and purpose behind the Jesse Tree tradition, which tells the story of the Old Testament, enabling us to reflect upon,
“the continuity of God’s love, patience, and grace across the centuries to the most unlikely people in the midst of their failures should be the focus, which climaxes in the Incarnation.”
This article goes on to explain how and why the Advent season is one of both reflection and hope because God has been continually faithful to and a deliverer of his people, and the birth of Son from the most humble and unlikely place is the ultimate revelation of his grace and faithfulness. And so
“We hope, not in our circumstances, but in God. He has continually, over the span of four thousand years, revealed himself to be a God of newness, of possibility, of redemption, the recovery or transformation of possibility from endings.”
I didn’t expect to be but I’m really excited about decorating our house for Christmas for the first time. So far I’m making myself wait until my window candles come.
I now have two advent calendars and plan to make Taylor do them with me. Hopefully we can also keep up with these Advent daily scripture readings.
I’ve been ordering a few ornaments and other knickknacks….
It’s been an exercise in self control. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
But how cute are those nesting dolls?!
Hope to be less M.I.A! Stay tuned for decor pics.