Monthly Archives: October 2012

Black and White Kitchens

We just discovered HOUZZ and have been sorting through images and piecing together IDEABOOKS with glee until the wee hours of the morning!  The architectural drawings for our new condo are due in a few weeks so we are wildly brainstorming to finalize the layout of all the rooms (crafting room with a fishtank in a waterfall, […]

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#2 of 10 Joy Principles: Tell Yourself the Truth

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you couldn’t do 15 minutes of nothing a day EVERY day.  Even life’s most delectable morsels are challenging to do EVERY day (watching 30 Rock while eating maple bacon donuts, for example).  If sitting still for 15 minutes feels like you’ve landed yourself on Rikers Island for 15 […]

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Opposites Attract: Marble & Wood

How darling and perfect is the unlikely combination of marble and wood?? I am brainstorming where we can use the pair as we begin to build out our new condo from the shell.  This classic black and white looks breathtaking down a hallway with a more exotic wood in a connecting living/dining room.  The intricate […]

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Halloween Costume: Ordered!

I’m all for easy, creative Halloween costumes that you can make from old crap that you’ve avoided throwing away year after year “in case you might wear it one day”.  Case in point, 2 years ago I went as Brett Michaels simply so I could get SOME use out of a blue hankerchief I bought […]

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You delectable dame! You exquisite morsel.

I’ve been putting together lists of words for my upcoming Seductive Foot Massage DVD and have had a steamy time finding and using them!  What am I missing? salacious, sexy, purring, leather-clad, chocolate-dipped, silky, red, scarlet letter, irresistible, mouthwatering, rock hard, dangling, sweaty, dynamite, dancing, breathless, breathtaking, whispering, kitten, queen, dessert, champagne, chocolate, savory, delectable, […]

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#1 of 10 Joy Principles: Vacation, Once a Day

(This series is taken from The Joy Diet by Martha Beck, who outlines 10 behaviors to do every day for the ultimate Joy-filled life.  Focus on 1 per week, adding a new one every week for a total of 10 weeks.) For 15 minutes a day, do nothing, think nothing, be nothing, say nothing, anticipate […]

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Black. White. And More White.

I adore black and white photos and decorating with them.  One of my favorites is one of our wedding pictures in Paris (we got married in front of the Eiffel).  We use these metal shelves with leaning black and whites on our dark grey wall: I’ve been looking for some ideas for additional art or […]

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