Sunday, November 27, 2011

Andy Rooney On Women Over 40

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
*A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
*If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting.
*Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.
*Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.
*Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
*Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her!
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

E.A.T. for the Kitchen (DIY Project)

I have a spot on my wall between the dining area and my kitchen that I just didn't know what to put there.

I didn't want a picture and I didn't want any type of shelf. I already feel like my counters are crowded. But it is so plain and boring.

 Then I saw this...

Perfect!!! I could just go to my local craft store and pick up some supplies for my DIY project.

I bought the letters at Michael's. The letters were $3.50 each but I had enough coupons for 40% off each one. The paint was on sale for 50 cents and the brush was on sale for 13 cents and the varnish was $6.50 but I used a coupon for 50% off. Total price for this project $17.60 (before tax). What I paid for with coupons $8.08 (before tax).

I just love how it turned out.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sense and Scare

This Halloween season we aren't afraid of the monsters at Six Flags Fright Fest or Halloween Horror Night at Universal . No, they don't scare us. 

The houses decorated to send us running? NO! 

All the horror films that the TV is flooded with? Doesn't scare us at all. 

But you know what has sent us jumping and screaming in fear for our life? 

The three Glade Sense and Sprays I just bought from CVS.

I put one in the hall bathroom, one in the master bathroom and one in the living room/dining room. At first it scared Taylor when she went to wash her hands in the bathroom. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. But then a few hours later it happened to me and Taylor was the one laughing. Now we are just waiting for the Glade to get Jason. Mwahahahahahaha!!!

Note: Other then jumping every time it senses and sprays I really like it. My home smells so good. I'm sure we'll get use to it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Planner - #2

Garage Sales
Going to look at property with my friend.

Business meeting. I try not to schedule meetings on the weekend (especially Sundays) but this is the only day my client is available.
Finish painting my E.A.T. letters for my kitchen.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My $10 Fall Display

YAY! I was able to feed the fall decorating bug without spending a fortune. 

The ceramic pumkins I found at the Dollar Tree. $5

Styrofoam half ball $2.80 - Michaels

Mini Pinecones $1.99 - Michaels

I really like how it turned out. I didn't want to spend alot and I didn't want to over do it with more stuff. I had the urge to purge last year for a reason. I don't want to go back to that place.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Complimentary Decorating Class Sunday Oct 23rd

I just might have to check this out.

Hosted your local by Pottery Barn
How To Entertain With Style
Sunday, October 23rd at 10am

Learn the basics of entertaining, from sit-down Thanksgiving dinner to casual buffet.
All class participants receive 10% off merchandise featured in class*. Call your local Pottery Barn to reserve your space today.

*Excludes furniture. Must attend class to receive a certificate valid for a one-time discount on select merchandise at participating stores, while supplies last. Offer valid on purchases made on the day of the class only and on merchandise that is in the store at time of purchase. Offer not valid for any furniture items, merchandise that must be ordered, prior purchases, taxes, shipping and gift card purchases. Offer may be redeemed on sale items, but may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Offer is not applicable to Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Furniture Outlets, catalog or internet. Offer cannot be resold or otherwise bartered.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Decorating Bug

So I'm getting this bug to decorate for Halloween. I used to go all out years ago. I had storage boxes full of decorations. But last year I sold all my decorations at a garage sale. I hadn't used them for several years and I had that urge to purge. I have no plans to go out and start buying new decorations just for Halloween, however a few Fall decorations couldn't hurt. 

Here are some ideas I found for inspiration.

Pumpkin Chandelier by Martha Stewart

Candy Jars by Localism

I love these TP Pumpkins. 

Blue Crackle Pumpkin by Home Stories A2Z

Fall Mantel by Our Family Journey

Any other ideas out there? Links appreciated. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Weekend Planner - #1

This is going to be a nice lazy weekend.


Clean the bathrooms - yuck!
Lots of reading and watching tv.

Farmer's Market

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hoo I Am...


1. Do you sleep with the tv or music on?
Sometimes I will fall asleep listening to my ipod.

2. What is your favorite technology device that you own?
My computer.

3. Do you shop the ads for groceries?
Yes, always.

4. What are you favorite pair of shoes?
My slippers.

5. Have you done any fun fall activities yet?
Not yet.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Off to a Good Start

This week started off on the right foot. Taylor and I went to church. Our first time in almost three months. I don't know why we've taken such a long break from going. I always feel so great after attending. Well I won't be taken long breaks anymore. 

Today Taylor and I had to drive downtown again for an audition for her. Lucky for us Taylor didn't have school today so we were able to go early and we didn't have to deal with the city traffic. 

On our way downtown I received a call that one of my clients booked a national commercial. It's his very first commercial booking so I'm really happy for him.

On the way home I received a call that one of my clients received a producers callback tomorrow for the new show "Good Christian Belles". This show looks like it will be good. I like the cast. My daughter use to attend improv classes with Annie Potts boys. She was a very nice lady so I like to support anything she's in.

How cute is this?

It's from Martha Stewart but I found it @ Chef in Training.
Makes me want to have a Halloween party just so I can make this.
If I host Thanksgiving this year I can make this.

Mantel and Table of Treats by Delish

I love this too. I may just have to throw a party.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Plays, Showers and Recipes... Oh My

Last Sunday I went to the opening of one of my clients play. It was fantastic and my client was outstanding. The reviews are pouring in to prove it. After the play they had a party but I had to leave to get to a bridal shower that I'd already committed to.

On Monday, I drove to downtown LA. Then on Tuesday, I had to drive to Santa Monica. Both were for auditions for Taylor. Monday wasn't bad at all traffic wise, but Tuesday was horrible. It's been awhile since I've had to make that trip. I can't say I've missed it.

This week I came up with a few recipes.

Left overs

Right now I'm enjoying a Skinny Red Wine Sangria (or two, or three :)) I came up with.
Recipe coming soon. I love weekends.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hoo I Am...

1.  What is your Zodiac sign?
Happy Cappy!
2. Name 3 things that are always in your purse besides your wallet.
Lip Gloss
3. Which magazines do you look at the most?
Hollywood Reporter
Food & Wine
4. Do you pluck or get your eyebrows waxed?
5. How often do you go grocery shopping?
Whenever I need to go. Lately it has been everyday.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

No Fish Were Harmed...

during the making of this commercial.

Taylor had fun filming this commercial. Though her arms were sore for a few days from having to hold the fishbowl full of water for half the day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

When, Where and Why?

When did it become September? Where did summer go? Why is it the older you get the months fly by?

Since I haven't been on top of my diary posts I decided to do a quick "look what I did this summer" post.

The beginning of summer started off with a Roaring '20s party. As it should. Not the Roaring '20s (though it was fun dressing up) but the party part.

I'd like to thank Michelle for the photos. I kinda stole them from her without asking. 

Morgan Castle - Hollywood Hills, CA
            One of my dear friends son wedding in July. Don't you just love weddings?
Adam and Amandas Wedding
Long Beach, CA
I did post about my birthing day. She's worth another mention. :)
Taylors 15th Birthday
Street Fairs and Music Festivals
Various Locations

In August, Jason, Taylor and I went up north to visit our friends Steve and Gretchen and to meet the new baby. 

We had a wonderful time (as always)! We started the weekend at the farmers market at Val du Winery. A glass of wine, some cheese, crackers and great conversation. Then, we headed to Steve and Gretchens "Newsome Harlow" tasting room and shared a bottle of the best wine ever as we listened to some live music. 

Look at that face!

On Sunday, we headed to Napa Valley to visit with my family for a few days. :) 

As soon as we arrived we headed to a BBQ at Jeffs new house.

Permit holding Cheyenne drove us. Taylor and Liam weren't so sure about it.
The next day we celebrated Taylors birthday again with a BBQ and a cake with the family.

Tuesday we headed home. Wish we could have stayed one more day but Taylor had her first day of school to prepare for and Jason and I had work to get back to. 

She's going to love me for posting this picture.

Three weeks later Taylor and I drove back up north to the Bay Area for labor day weekend. This time to visit my friends from the my old hood. 

Oh and Halloween is next month... already.

Are you feeling the days are just flying by?