Friday, July 12, 2019

HOUSTON declared Cultural Capital of the South

It's more "hometown glory" for the hottest city in the world.

The Houston Ballet turned lemons into lemonade during their "Hometown Tour."

ouston. Space City. The Bayou City. Clutch City. The New Capital of Southern Cool. A rose by any other name would smell just as great, and H-Town’s got a stunning new appellation that sounds oh-so-sweet.

because this article is very long I'm pointing you to the LINK

as most of you know, I'm a native Houstonian.
& over the many many many years I've travelled widely,
even living in the Middle East for awhile.

Houston is a very large (Like Los Angeles) spread out city.

& once here, NO ONE LEAVES TEXAS.
this is a fact, not my bragging.

well, we do leave in SUMMER, because we have to.
right now it's 94f
not fun at all.

my beautiful daughter is getting a divorce, one that's been
going on for a year.  there's a 6-year old grandson
involved.  custody is the MAIN issue, because they haven't been able 
to come to terms yet.
my son-in-law is a really nice guy, but he's very angry.

my daughter wants to move to Idaho, she has friends there,
and wants to get to the mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and
lower temperatures in summer.  she's not certain how she'll handle
their LONG winters.

divorce.  why why why does it have to be so bad?

so, let's see:
she just lost her father
she's moving
she's fighting for custody of her son

aren't those the top 3 stressors?

let me know what you think.
do you think the judge will allow her to move out of state?

I am so worried.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

A Perfect Desk

well, I probably couldn't have a decanter of red wine 

on my desk as I


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Belmond La Residencia Mallorca

I have expanded these photos just so you could see the stunning beauty, sorry they run off the page, but just slide over to see entire pic.

but perhaps you'll go to their website to see even more of
this beautiful, splendid place.

it's quiet, surrounded by charming things, not a city in sight,
but the hotel itself offers so much you might not want to leave.

it's all you need to relax


the operative word is:


but make no mistake, 
this place is glamourous.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Something About This

“via pinterest

there is something about this room which moves me, 
in the most wonderful way.

I'm normally a monochromatic woman, with maybe a beautiful Persian rug on the floor
to pull accent colors from, like art and beautiful collectibles.

however, this mix-up makes me smile.

I never thought I would like a WHITE table.

I never thought I could like curtains hung at one height and the screen at another.

Or the rug pattern with the chair pattern.

But, I do.

It looks NEW, modern soft contemporary and so comfortable.

what about you?   

do you like ?

& what about this ?

this would make me crazy now, however, at one point in my life I would have actually liked this!

wallpaper and all.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Toddler Girls Clothing 50% OFF

my little-est grand-child 

Holland, age almost 4

in one of our "out of stock" outfits

on our webshop 50% OFF

Saturday & Sunday ONLY

clickable icon at top left sidebar

please take a look, the "coupon code"
 is shown on the
web shop


do your Christmas Shopping EARLY

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Justin Timberlake & Elton John

Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show : News Photo

photo from his Super Bowl performance, outfit designed by Stella McCartney

I love his music !!!

with all the madness in our world, we need music, I think,
and his makes me so happy.

now, for some info maybe you didn't know:

my Maltese is named Bono, after U2, so he's a rock-star dog

I would name one JT if I were to have another doggie.

anyway, JT's "Man of the Woods"  tour earned $150,000,000.

1.2 million tickets sold

that proves there are a whole lot of us fans out there who will bear any burden, pay any price
to see someone they love perform LIVE.

I used to be a big concert go'er.  Not so much now, it's harder to get my friends to go with me
because it is so much trouble, you know?

I'm hoping for Elton John to perform at the next
it's the perfect time, don't you think?

I email the NFL all the time about this.
and if you love Elton, email them too.

we saw "Rocketman" at a sneak preview,
and if you love Elton's talent and amazing longevity
run RUN to see this film.

some of it is just so sad, like his song says.
and that part almost makes one cry for his bad parenting.

he survived because his grandmother took him & his talent in hand.

Elton John for SUPER BOWL !!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


today in fashion we are seeing a rebirth of 
flowers everywhere, and from every important designer.
it's definitely a reprise of "Flower Power" in design.

so when I saw these lovely NEW EARRINGS I had to take the plunge.  below:  something really beautiful

genuine fresh-water pearls woven into flower petals
embellished with center stones of colored glass beads.
post is in center of earring so it sits nicely on your ear,
doesn't dangle.

about 1.1/3" in diameter


these pieces are NOT fashion jewelry, 
they are genuine pearls. 

email: to order 
if you wish to pay via credit card directly


or click on the link in 2nd  place down on left sidebar, 
which will process your payment via PayPal.

just so you know CLICK HERE
to see another pair of earrings, Mother-of Pearl
pressed into "flower shapes"
then you will see how excellent my price really is.

they could easily be $100+ more.

let me know what you think, please.

ALSO, 40% OFF ON MY LaLaLand site,
clickable link top left sidebar

we've received orders for over 40 pairs of these beautiful wait!

You can have them by July 4th, as we place all orders at one time.
let us know

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Tuesday

this open kitchen makes me so happy.
in my former home we had a courtyard much like this, leading out and around to the
beautiful garden area and pool.  this part of the yard was fenced so that the doggies
couldn't get out to the bigger yard beyond because the 2 Labrador sisters literally
went swimming and then took off to visit the neighbors.
we had a tiny  little creek area behind, mostly it was dry, but after rains it trickled down through the neighborhood.  the big dogs jumped across this like deer.

my Poodle, FiFi, used to sit in the courtyard, on her hammock, soak up the sun,
we would leave the door open for her because she had separation anxiety and could not enjoy
the outdoors unless she knew she could come indoors.

I used to spend time making certain this little area was perfect, even washing black rocks under the downspout, tending the many containers filled with flowers, trimming with fingernail sissors.

it was very gratifying.
I know you know.

do you know what it feels like to actually celebrate Memorial Day in the way it was 
meant to be?

now that I'm older, I truly feel it.

all of us should give thanks we live in the USA, 
that we are Americans, 

even if our opinions on politics 
and room decor are different.

in politics, it all changes, just give it time.
President's have term limits,
I just wish Congress had the same so we wouldn't have dino's serving for 40 years.

we need YOUNG, FRESH ideas, and YOUNG, FRESH people,
people who are not compromised by the tenure of office, and the DC slime.

all of us NEED to get along, this country is divided because of
the media and the politics.

should they have the right to inflict this upon us?

or, maybe we should be more like this:

“ suuuuuuuuup doggie !
hey mr. moose :)

hi there !
I think we could be friends...
you smell just fine