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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pink and Gold

I'm obsessing about everything pink and gold lately...are you?
check those pom pom fringed pillows!
At work I'm always trying to lead people towards buy a Chesterfield 
when they are considering a leather sofa.
Unfortunately, most of the time...they go for a big squishy sofa over the tufted Chesterfield.
Personally, I like the way a Chesterfield sits. I think the stiffness of it is a plus.
But most people don't like the feel of it. That one above is amazing in silver.
gold touches and pink wallpaper
Mirrored furniture with pink is always good...but adds some gold and its really special.
Just a pink throw adds something special to this room.
I love how this piece appears to be dipped in gold.
Little bits of pink and gold jazz up this room.

Just my thoughts on pink and gold.

Update on Violet...she had a good day today.
She woke up acting like her old self.

Two days on medication.
I'm being very careful about what I feed her just in case that is part of the problem.

If all days could be like today...we'd be golden.
She was feeling very good.

Thanks to all of you that have written expressing your concern about her health.
I've also appreciated all of your suggestions.

Some of you I've tried to write but you are "no reply" in the comments...as I'm afraid
I am of late too when I comment on other's blogs.

I hate how when you change it ...it automatically changes back to "no reply" after a little.

Very frustrating. 

We had snow here today but not very much.
Suppose to snow again tomorrow.
I'm hoping it will be a light snow again.

Spring will be here soon...I can't wait.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girl Power!!!

I was thrilled by Patricia Arquette's speech at this year's Oscars.
Jesus looks on in approval.

It thrilled Meryl Streep and J Lo too.
Patricia received a lot of heat after her speech because people thought she was implying 
that gays and people of color did not include women.
Of course she meant ALL women! 
I was super proud of her. So glad she put it out there.
If you think there is equal pay for women...you have not been working.
Even at jobs where it is guaranteed equal pay. 
Women just don't get promoted...hmmmm funny how that is. 
So good for you Patricia saying what should have been said ages ago!

Now let's talk fashion. Some would say talking about how a woman is dressed is demeaning to women. 
I don't think so...we love fashion...it's ok to critique the fashions themselves.

First, dresses I liked....
 Loved this silver sparkle number on Anna Faris.
Somehow it was understated and I thought perfect for her.
 Ok, I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I did not like this necklace with this dress.
Scarlett Johanssen rocked it but I just thought the necklace was too much.
 Julianne Moore looks Oscar worthy in this Chanel number.
I'm not crazy about the flowers around the hips...the only thing that keeps it from being a favorite.
 Cate Blanchett's dress was boring for her. She usually does something much more provocative.
I did like the necklace but not so much with this dress.
This necklace should be worn with something much lighter.
I actually have a necklace much like this. It's great with white....I think not so good with black.

 Chloe Grace Moretz is a beautiful girl but her posture is terrible and someone needs to tell her
that just cause there are pockets in your dress does not mean you use them.
I think this could have been good if she'd stood up straight and kept her hands out of the pockets.

Naomi Watts' dress was very modern and I thought I should hate it
but I didn't. It was a nice change of pace. She wore it great!
 I thought Oprah looked grand!
Loved this dress on her and her spanks did not let her down.
They did the job. Gorgeous dress on one of our national treasures.
Nancy O'Dell looked like she should be accepting an Oscar instead of
interviewing stars on the red carpet.
I think she was a little over dressed...like she was trying to steal the spotlight.
But she looks magnificent.

On the other hand, Lara Spencer looked pretty, modern and appropriate for interviewing.
 I liked Emma Stone's dress a lot. I don't think the slit needed to be that high.
One thing I really liked were her shoes. So many wear high heeled sandals and
I think many gowns look better with actual shoes, not sandals. These were perfect.
 I didn't see Kelly Ripa at the show but did see this photo online.
I think this dress is perfect for Oscars. She looked better than many of the nominees.
 Reese Witherspoon looked fantastic in this Tom Ford.
It wasn't my favorite but it was a winner.
 Dakota Johnson is the darling of the moment.
This was a nice dress for her...although she seems to be lacking in the curve department.
I loved seeing her and her Mom bicker on the red carpet.
Jessica Chastain got curves. I never thought of her as a vava voom type.
But this dress shows off her figure.
Yet it seems kind of old fashion for her.
I just didn't feel it with Gwyneth Paltrow's Ralph & Russo gown.
She had it changed from it's original design at Ralph & Russo's Spring 2015 runway.
I do like the original version of the dress.

The Worst
 Remember when Nicole Kidman used to be the Queen of the Red Carpet?
She could do no wrong. Well lately...she never has on the best dress.
This was one of the worst. It looks cheap, reptilian.
I think Marion Cotillard is a wonderful actress and the perfect face
of Dior. I wanted to love this dress...but I just didn't...couldn't.
I didn't like her hair either. She normally is very lovely. This just wasn't her night.
I wanted to love Lady GaGa's dress but I just didn't.
It was just too big...too much dress and too much in the gloves too.
Anna Wintour and someone....How is it that Anna Wintour is the know all
of fashion? She looks terrible here. That dress is bland and the thing on her shoulders
looks like something a girl would have worn to her prom in 1957.
I thought this dress too old looking for Margot Robbie
It's a pretty dress for an older actress.
I think Sally Field wore one like this last year and rocked it.
I guess Margot gets points for not being too sexy.  
 This is Chrissy Telgen. I'm not sure who she is exactly. I've seen her before and 
she is John Legend's girlfriend. But this dress is awful. It takes 
the leg slit to a new height. Just terrible. 
Might have been a pretty dress if that slit were sewn up.

The Best

I love this red number on Rosamund Pike although I think it needed just a little red jewelry with it.
Usually, I think everyone wears too much jewelry that distracts from their dresses but in this case,
I think it needed some big ruby earrings.

Sienna Miller's dress was just about my favorite of the night.
Although I could not name one movie that I've ever seen her in.
I know I have seen her...but I just don't ever remember her.

Here I lightened the photo in photoshop so you could see the details.
I loved the velvet bows. It's really really pretty.

 Meryl Streep looked her best ever! I adored this on her!
So elegant! So age appropriate. Love her!
 I really have no idea who Joanna Newsom is...but I love this dress.

Best of the Night for me was Jennifer Lopez.
This is all perfection.
Perhaps her boobs are a little too out there...we kind of expect that from her, don't we?
Its just all so fabulous and it's the perfect color on her.

So that is my Oscar fashion rap up.
Sorry it's a little late.

Violet had another seizure.
I took her to the vet today and she is now
taking phenobarbitol to control them. 

The seizure she had Monday night just about did me in.
I'm hoping this will be the answer.

The vet says we could spend $1,000 and do a MRI to find out what is going on in her head
but she would get the same treatment no matter what we find.

So I'm hoping this helps the situation and I have a few more years with her.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Open House Sunday

California Bungalow
 Are you ready for a little vacation from all the winter weather?
How about a stay in this little bungalow built in 1921?
 The decor is really quite bad in the living room. But it has potential.

Nice big fireplace but the furniture is not grouped around it. 
It should be the focal point of the room but is somehow being ignored.
This room has lots of potential.
 Another angle shows how badly placed everything is. 
The hearth has these amazing Arts & Crafts tiles in it.
Someone did the kitchen up right. 
It's very cute and workable.
 Basic master bedroom
  They kept the original floor tile and mirror and windows...I do love that!
Oh...and that tub!
 Aren't the surf boards a nice touch against the wall?
 But this is the space where you'd want to be all the time.
 What a fun outdoor space!

 See the full listing here.

Let's compare this bungalow with one in Oklahoma City.
I have been driving by this house for quite awhile and have noticed it was for sale.
built 1925
 This bungalow could really go for some landscaping. That would make all the difference.
I'd beef up those porch posts if I bought it.

This house sits in a pretty good neighborhood. It's cute! It just needs a little love on the outside.
The inside is pure bungalow..nice to see all these details are in tact. 

 There is a large window seat in the dining room.
The kitchen has been totally redone.
 I'm not sure what that flooring is. I love the colors on the walls throughout this house.
Love the large subway tile up the wall.
 light and pretty
Lots of empty rooms just waiting for someone to move in.

More subway tile in the bath. 

See full listing here.