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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Easter Table Eggspiration

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  We had a great time last night celebrating St. Patrick's Day with dear friends.

I am writing this post purely for selfish reasons.  I need pretty pictures to take the sting out of listening to the naughty words that the weather guys keep muttering.  Words like "cold front" and my least favorite of all, "s-n-o-w" have been uttered repeatedly on this morning's GMA.  Isn't there some kind of law to prevent snow events days before the first day of Spring?  If not, there should be.

Without further moaning, I present lots of Spring table inspiration.  In case you don't know me by now, I did not lift one finger in creating any of these gorgeous images.

Although, I wish I had. 

Brian Woodcock/Country Living

Woman's Day

David Tsay/Country Living




Laurey W. Glenn/Southern Living

Helen Norman/Southern Living

Van Chaplin/Southern Living 

Donna Griffin/Elle Decor

Elle Decor/Reichman Photo

Sweet and Saucy


Sunny Vanilla

This one was Chowdah and Chili's favorite!

Until next time...

A day late and a dollar short.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The O'friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  My little leprechaun got lots of treats for posing for this pic.  Chili and Chowdah received their darling hats from their Aunt Mary. 

I hope that you had a good week.  Any week where the power stays on is a great one around here.

Here are some items that are on my radar this week.  

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This week's house tour comes from Rowayton, Connecticut.  To continue to see more of this gorgeous home click here.

Big news...
there's a new Barbie in town.

Are you a fan of wallpaper?
Plenty of gorgeous rooms showcasing floral wallpaper can be found here.

Are you thinking about hosting an Easter Brunch?
You can find plenty of inspiration here.

Do you watch the cooking channels on Youtube?
Here is a list of the most popular ones.

In my last post, I moaned about our weather.  A very sweet reader, Martha suggested that I make an Atlantic Beach Pie.   I looked it up because I had not heard of it before.  I think Martha is right.  Life would be a lot sweeter with a piece of this pie on my plate.
Now I've got to talk the Mister into making it for me.


This book was just released.  I ordered a copy for a foodie friend of mine as a hostess gift.

The Mister and I have an appointment at the end of the week for our Global Entry.   This article tells us how to breeze through customs with a mobile passport app. that may be even quicker than Global Entry.

Isola Santa Cristina

Isola Santa Cristina

Now that I got you through customs, here is a suggestion as to where you should go next.

 Here are some money-saving tips when booking your next vacation.

Rumor has it that warm weather is coming sometime in the future.  In preparation, I have been working with weights to get my flabby arms in shape.  If you want to look as fabulous as me, here is what I've been doing.

Sorry I look fat in these pictures.


I can't do a post the day before St. Paddy's Day without talking about luck.  Do you consider yourself a lucky person? Here's an interesting article citing scientific research on the phenomenon of luck.  


Ok, maybe you're not the luckiest person in the world.  
But here are some steps that you can become happier and more successful.


I have a friend who loves to entertain and always hosts a large brunch on Easter.  Her birthday just happens to be around Easter, so it has been a tradition of mine to get her something with an Easter theme.  These are the 4 finalists.


I may have to order one of these for myself.
Hopefully, the macaroons come with it.

Until next time...

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