Tuesday, July 7, 2020

COVID-19, RIOTING, POLITICS = UNSETTLEING TIMES IN THE USA

I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010


GO HERE FOR MY EBAY LISTINGS 


Washington, D.C. in Pictures: 15 Beautiful Places to Photograph ...


here we are in July 2020 
& I feel like we are in the YEAR FROM HELL.
I know all of you do, as well.

Quarantined for weeks, months.
maybe there are some good things in this as families are realizing the actually can get along with each other, learning new ways to do almost everything, from home-schooling to cooking.
husbands & wives at home together, all the time.

grocery and pharmacy runs seem to be the only things I do.
except to have dinner with friends.

Houston has re-shut down about half-way again.
50% occupancy in the restaurants, all staff wearing masks & gloves, patrons required to wear masks until seated.
it actually takes the ambiance out of the experience, therefore, making getting "take-out" so much better.

my darling daughter-in-law, who has been undergoing
treatment for cancer at MDAnderson here in Houston
had successful surgery yesterday.
NO ONE can be with her !!
not even her husband, my son.
& that is tragic !!

she is going to be a cancer survivor, but I'm certain there
will be follow-up treatments for a long time.

we feel blessed by our Lord on this one.
they have 4 little kids, ages 4-12, so many many many obligations to take care of them all.  my son has been a trooper throughout, and so has her sister.

Houston is HOT.
my puppy has a skin infection which we are still treating,
& must be washed 2X a week with a special shampoo to
ward off the spread.

My nails & toes !!!

My hair, I can do it myself, even trimming, so I'm OK there.

here in my condo building, there are a few of us who are good friends, and we've discovered cooking for a gang is as easy as cooking for one.
so, some days my dinner is just left in front of my door!
& I do the same when I cook.
so there's no obligation to go anywhere unless we want to.

how are you guys faring?

I wish the Presidential election was tomorrow so
we could get all this mess over with.

& if President Trump gets re-elected let us all pray
that there will be no more anti-Trump crap going on.
the Congress needs to govern, not make up allegations,
all of which have been proven untrue, and get on with
the business of WE THE PEOPLE.

sending love...


Sunday, July 5, 2020

On The Radar


I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010

GO HERE FOR MY EBAY LISTINGS 



darling little sundress ON SALE @ Bergdorf's
Cecilie Bernsen


Image 1 of 5: Emilia Square-Neck Babydoll Cami

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Houston Today

with the pandemic still around, and with an awfully lot of people still at home, I wanted you guys to see a beautiful OUTDOOR/INDOOR space in Houston.

with our HEAT in summer, 
it is almost impossible to just be OUTSIDE.  
we've gotta be undercover and plenty of fans 
or outright AIR CONDITIONING to survive.

in love with this great space, TV, outdoor kitchen, plenty of room

only thing missing is a great big POOL.

With the coronavirus changing lifestyles and cocooning at home becoming the new norm, attractive outdoor spaces become more important to the homeowner. (Photo courtesy of Frankel Building Group)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Al Fresco Dining in Houston Ups it's Game.


as Covid-19 has changed our dining out routines,
there are many Houston restaurants who have upped their game in al fresco dining.

for the entire article with photos, please click HERE to see Paper City's piece
on our lovely dining scene.

many of my fav's are shown, most notably THE ANNIE, which is 1 block from me,
which means I CAN WALK THERE.



Houston’s Best Restaurant Patios — With Eating Outside Now Preferred by Many During These Coronavirus Times, Local Spots are Upping Their Dining Alfresco Options

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Going Here....

The Cloister at Sea Island

The Cloister at Sea Island
Georgia

taking this wonderful Lafayette maxi-dress
with just a little glitter, like the sand
&, of course, GREAT jewelry, maybe TURQUOISE?



The Cloister at Sea Island

The Cloister at Sea Island


not leaving the property, 
unless someone else does the heavy lifting.
I am tired and need a getaway, 
outside my building and outside of Houston,
where I can take my doggie, Bono, and have room service.

hairdresser, spa, nails/toes
gift shop

recently updated & refreshed, rooms with river or sea views,
all kinds of activities from horseback riding to yachting.

fine dining, fine dining, fine dining
WINE !!


The Cloister at Sea Island



I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010

GO HERE FOR MY EBAY LISTINGS 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Oh My Gosh....

I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010


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I'm really scared now.

country has been shut down way too long, too many small businesses with  owners & staff not getting paid !

how how how we they/we recover?

I know 3 people who have received their stimulous checks.
3 !!!!

& actually none of those people needed the money.
so.

what are we going to do?

any ideas, ladies ?

I would love to know how you will change your lifestyle because of this shut down ???

please comment.

me & my dog, Bono, are awaiting your responses.

xx's


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Apparel for Today

I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010




quarantined attire
grocery outing !!!!



Grungemama toulouse

Saturday, April 18, 2020

I Had A Farm in Africa

I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.
splenderosa2010





The Entertaining House


one of my girlfriends who lives in the same building has these white chairs
in her dining room.

her mother is an interior designer in Los Angeles, 
and designed/decorated/installed
EVERYTHING
from photos her daughter sent to her of the new apartment,
which is fabulous, BTW.

These chairs are awesome.
Comfortable X10
& so stricking in her apartment because everything is white/tan/beige

& in case you think that could be boring...it is not.
it is serene, comfortable, sleek, contemporary
& very very very cat friendly, as my friend
has 6 cats.
all from a forelorn litter she rescued somewhere,
 & then found she could not give them up
after saving their lives.

stories like this make me happy nowadays.

not 
fashion
cooking
gossip
movies

animals

the well-being of all our Earth's wildlife.

oh, how I wish I had a farm....




Thursday, April 16, 2020

Anna Heinrich, New Fashion to LOVE


well, I would wear this in a heart-beat.
really !!!
everything about it appeals to me,
the sleeves, the scalloped hem, the little handbag

such an easy dress to actually WEAR






Anna, is a German designer whose love of beautiful night gowns inspired her
collection for Spring/Summer

all in natural fibers, pure fabrics.









the above outfit is $1,234.00


what do you guys think of this new line ????

I would love to know.