Mar 8, 2022

Happy International Woman’s Day xoxo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy International Women’s Day!

Two of my favorite quotes that I hope will inspire.

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Mar 7, 2022

Vibrant Hues on Cue for Spring/Summer 2022

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Trending :  Vibrant hues on cue for Spring/ Summer 2022

A dose of color might be the perfect anecdote to put some “Spring in our step” for the upcoming season. After being in lockdown for so long, it could be nice (hedging on restorative) too add a major POP of color to our wardrobe and surrounding.  The good news is that the  peeps at Pantone (the color experts) and The Trend Council have proclaimed the following colors to be trending for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. These vibrant shades are so beautiful they’re bound to brighten your day.  Enjoy!

Pattern Play is going to be everywhere

Image courtesy of Carolina Herrera Instagram

Image courtesy of Carolina Herrera FB

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Mar 2, 2022

National Book Day…Hurray!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Today is National Book Day and I for one cannot say enough about my LOVE of books. My home is filled with books-Fiction, Non fiction, Bios, and oodles of coffee table books. Recently, I posted  a blog about my latest read, so today I thought I’d share another layer of Book Love and feature some of my favorite coffee table books:

DVF and everything about the classic wrap!

Seriously… a fashion mainstay!

Need I say more..Chanel & Tom Ford

Love all things illustrated by Author Megan Hess!

A gorgeous retrospective of American Fashion

The most beautiful trio of images in Bloom

Books by my bedside because one can NEVER get enough fashion!

Love this beautiful book of the greatest Hollywood Musicals

One word….LOVE!

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Feb 22, 2022

It’s a Numbers Game-“Twos” day 2-22-22

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

I woke up this morning and I couldn’t believe that today was Tuesday or better put: “TWOS” DAY-2/22/2022.

There seems to be something magical when numbers align in such a spectacular way. It makes one feel that perhaps this is some sort of divine order happening and I think we can all agree that after the last 2 years dealing with a Pandemic and all the other assorted craziness in the world -we are ready  to take a collective breath and engage in some magical alignment.

2-23-22

2-24-22

2-24-22

2-26-22

2-27-22

2-28-22

Wishing you a day full  lovely moments that seem almost TWO good to be true.

 

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Feb 17, 2022

This & That (Items of Interest)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Fashion

Today I have a recap of things that I have been loving!

Full disclosure- I’ve been in bed  for almost 2 solid weeks with shingles (Yes, you read that right-Shingles-and I am here to report it is not fun)! But, on the bright side, I’ve had time to read a pretty amazing book, binge watched a Netflix show that kept me on the edge of my seat and viewed collections from New York Fashion Week via Vogue.com.

Soooo without further ado, I want to share my recommendations with you:

Something to Read

One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time (seriously it kept me on the edge of my seat). A thrilling novel by Katherine St. John.

The guest list is small and exclusive. But there’s blood in the water…
A dream vacation for six friends turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting thriller of secrets and revenge…

Reviews:

Clever twists abound . . . Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jessica Knoll will devour this’ Booklist
‘A very juicy thriller’ Cosmopolitan
‘Truly a thriller in every sense of the word. It made my heart race.*****’A reader

Something to Watch 

 

‘This whole story is true, except for the parts that are completely made up.”  

Watch Inventing Anna | Netflix Official Site

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Audacious entrepreneur or con artist? A reporter digs into how Anna Delvey convinced New York’s elite she was a German heiress. Based on a true story.

Something to Look Forward To

  1. Oscar de la Renta Fall Ready to Wear Collection 2022

(A few of my faves)

2.  Michael Kors Fall Ready to Wear Collection 2022

3. Brandon Maxwell Fall Ready to Wear 2022

All images courtesy of Vogue.com

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Feb 14, 2022

LOVE …ly Monday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Valentine’s Day

A Very Special Day for Celebrating Love

Love for one another/Self Love/Love for life!

Wishing you a day filled with lots and lots of love.

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Feb 7, 2022

Loving…My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

To get your week started on a sweet start, I thought  you might enjoy my absolute favorite:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

It’s easy to whip up and hedges on healthy. But let’s face it we’re talking cookies here and I for one am not about a “diet” version of any cookie. If you’re having a cookie it has always been my firm belief that you should HAVE A COOKIE and enjoy it! Trust me when I say: It’s better to have a real bonified full fat cookie than 10 diet cookie! Seriously…why oh why do they need to put a cookie on a diet anyway?!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a sweet week ahead.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 stick (+) 6 tbsp. Butter –softened to room temp

¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

3 cups Quaker Oats

½ cup to ¾ chocolate chips

¼ to ½ cup organic shredded coconut

¼ to ½ cup dried cranberries

*you can also add pecans or raisins instead of cranberries if you desire!

*Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

In a large, bowl mix together butter and sugar (brown and granulated) until creamy.

Add in eggs & vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients together: flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt then gently fold into butter mixture.

Add in Quaker Oats until blended & then add Chocolate chips, dried cranberries and organic coconut.

Roll into 1 inch balls and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly golden.

Take out of oven and let cool on rack.

Enjoy!

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Feb 7, 2022

Monday Moment of L.O.V.E.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

February- The month of LOVE!

I spotted this mural a few months ago in Brentwood, California and couldn’t help but appreciate this   beautiful and a  lovely reminder to all that passed by  to notice the love that is all around us.  Life may not be perfect BUT there is always something to be thankful for in each and every day. I hope  today and the week ahead is filled with moments that you feel  LOVE.

 

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Feb 1, 2022

Hello February! Fun Facts & Special Dates

Posted By: Terri
Category: Humor Uncategorized

FEBRUARY

Fun Facts and Dates 

  1. #FACT February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. Yep, you read that right. February is one of the most misspelled words. What is the most misspelled word … well that honor goes to “Quarantine”. Most people thought it was spelled “Corn Teen”. Even the White House has misprinted the word “February” before in a press release.
  1. Thank you, Julius Caesar. February officially was added to the Roman Calendar in 713 BC. Julius Caesar remade the Roman Calendar and officially assigned the month 28 and 29 days.
  1. At one point it has only 23 days!  Can you image only 23 days to the month.
  1. February comes from the Latin word for “Februum”. Februum means purification and relates to a Roman Purification festival which was like an early Roman Spring Cleaning thing.
  1. No Full Moon: February is the only month where it is possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
  1. Being Born on a Leap Year: Oh and if you are wondering there is about 1 in 1461 chance of being born on a leap year.
  1. Days in February…I had no idea some of these even existed.  I often wonder who actually comes up with these dedicated days of celebration? 

February 1 – National Dark Chocolate Day not to mention the start of Luna New Year! (FYI It’s the Year of the Water Tiger)

February 2 – National Groundhog Day

February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

February 4 – National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

February 6 – National Chopstick Day

February 7 – National Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 8 – National Kite Flying Day (Perhaps May would be a better month to celebrate?) Just say’n.

February 9 – National Pizza Day

February 10 – National Umbrella Day

February 11 – National Inventors’ Day

February 14 – Valentines Day

February 15 – Singles Awareness Day

February 16 – National Almond Day

February 17 – National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 20 – National Love Your Pet Day

February 22 – National California Day

February 23 – National Banana Bread Day (Recipes will be forthcoming)!

February 26 – National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27 – National Reto Day

February 28  – National Floral Design Day

 

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Jan 24, 2022

Monday Memo…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! I know it’s been a minute…well…more than a minute since my last post was in early December BUT  here’s the good news… I’m back and ready to give you a dose of Glamour, Inspirational Decor, organizing tips, fashion features and low and behold a newly designed blog is in the works  and will be ready for it’s debut in just a few weeks.

That being said, I need to catch up and wish you the Happiest of New Years in addition to my best wishes that 2022 will be filled with every blessing for you and your family.

As we start the last week of January (How did it get to be the last week of January already??) I’m featuring 3 easy peasy items that you can do to add a bit of happy to your day. It’s Monday for goodness sake and I have a feeling we could all use a little something to put  some “pep in our step.”

Monday Mantra

A friend of mine posted this lovely message on another social media site and I thought it was a perfect Mantra to embrace as we move into 2022….

As we continue out promise to eat healthy this year..(does this sound even remotely familiar)  I wanted to repost my Kale Salad Recipe that is  easy, delicious  and super healthy! It’s your basic win, win!

 

Kale Salad Recipe

  • Organic Kale (pre washed bag) (chop in food processor)
  • Organic Persian Cucumber (1 large whole chopped)
  • Organic small Cherry Tomatoes (10-12 chopped in halves)
  • Organic Carrots (Grate 2-3)
  • Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup)
  • Sunflower Seeds Unsalted Roasted (1/2 cup)
  • Feta (1/4 to ½ cup)
  • Garbanzo Beans 1 can (rinsed in  a meshed strainer prior)  before adding to salad

Portions of each item can be increased or decreased as per your preference.

Combine all ingredients and mix together gently

                                    *All items listed are available from Trader Joes

Salad Dressing

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  (1/2 cup)
  • 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon
  • 1 T Honey

Shake in a jar until combined. Pour over salad  

Drizzle extra honey on top if desired

(Store remaining dressing in fridge)

 

Finally, if you’re in need of an  “instant” pick me up-Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers. I spotted TULIPS at Trader Joe’s this morning and it was a wonderful reminder that warmer days are ahead not to mention their pretty in pink.

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