Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Why Does Mario Get To See Her Naked?” RHONY Season 5, Episode 9

I’m back after a wonderful, quiet, Bravo-free week in Wisconsin. I didn’t see RHONY, Top Chef Masters, or Project Runway and didn’t miss them, either. I did read “Gone Girl” by Gillian Welch and cannot recommend it enough – terrific … Continue reading

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Vacation

  No wi-fi, no internet, no recaps this week. This little mama is on a much needed vacation. Be back July 29. Or thereabouts.

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Summer Reading

Our official summer vacation is literally hours away from starting, and there is only one thing to regret about it all: I’ve already finished the perfect summer beach/lake/island read: Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead. Seating Arrangements tells the story of the … Continue reading

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Baby Bacon Savers

My assistant at work is having a baby any day now, which has gotten me thinking about the gadgets, gizmos, and other brilliant inventions that made my life easier with a newborn. It’s been over two years and I know … Continue reading

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“What We Say In The Beauty Salon Stays In The Beauty Salon” Or not. – RHONY Season 5, Episode 7

Pip pip, everyone, morning has broken at the May Fair and we have to get this show on the road. What does Sonja do to get the energy flowing? Well, she shoves her face in a bidet full of ice, … Continue reading

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How to Make a Monogram Stencil

Last week I posted about making a stencil using freezer paper, and for that one I did a single initial. Now I am going to show you how to make a monogram – whoopee! – which if you are like … Continue reading

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Games We Play

How are you keeping busy this summer? Here in the desert it’s so darn hot we need to find stuff to do inside during that early-afternoon sun peak time. I call it the “siesta hour”, because that’s really the best thing … Continue reading

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T-Shirts 2 Ways

When I was a kid there was a store in my hometown called “Initial It”, and my dad used to love going in there to get personalized t-shirts for me and my sister. I had many a shirt emblazoned with … Continue reading

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“Do You Have Toes?” RHONY Season 5, Episode 6 Recap

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to London we go! As I write this there is a very nice man in my office drilling holes into a concrete wall, and my brain is rattling. Hard to predict what’s going to … Continue reading

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Your Lips Will Thank You

I have the worst chronic chapped lips in the world. As long as I can remember it’s been a problem, and living in the desert has only made matters worse. But about a month ago I stumbled upon the holy … Continue reading

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