Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3.5/5 Pure unexpected bizarre crazy. But ultimately enjoyable and touching. Lots of star power -- in addition to Kathy Bates and Rupert Everett, you'll find Lynn Redgrave, Julie Andrews, Sally Jessy Raphael and Barry Manilow! It clocks in at slightly over 2 hours., Stick with it to the end, you'll be glad you did.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is the men's multi-colored floral shirt I bought earlier, belted over a tank top with rolled cuffs. I'm wearing it today!
Below is the Pop-Up Bag in the Sixty print. And it does pop right open! The "25 Gallon" size measures 23" tall and 18" in diameter. The 28" long, 1 1/2" wide webbed handles are about 12" looped. There are bottom loops that go over the black toggles when you collapse it to close. The material feels like a coated polyester/nylon. There's a grommet hole at the bottom for either breathability or drainage. Horrors to the thought of using this to hold anything but something LoL appropriate and deserving.
L also wanted another pair of boxers in the Peacock feather print.
To be honest, the first time I saw the Susanna Green Duffle, I was not impressed. Then I started reading about it on other blogs and how popular it was turning out to be, so I decided to go back and give it a second look. Evidently others were also, as I went to four Targets before we were reunited! The Garla flip flops are also starting to appear at more of the stores, if not the display tags were in place. They were not there earlier in the week. I did notice on the display a barcoded tag for "Blue Purse" $19.99. I saw that at two of the stores. Could it be Target will be stocking new Liberty of London items? Was there a blue purse I missed? I don't remember a blue purse or else it didn't register on the gotta have it meter. I'll have to check back in a few days and see.
(If you are just coming in on this post, I have two previous blog postings about Target's Liberty of London merchandise here and here)
This week - Tazo Vanilla Apricot White
"Alluring hints of creamy Tahitian vanilla and notes of fresh, juicy apricots in a golden brew that positively glows in the cup"
Cost: Was $3.59 at Super Target, $2.78 red-stickered clearance price. Grab a great deal and a great tea.
Number of teabags: 20
Type of tea: White
Steeping time: 3 minutes
Double-Dipping potential: Yes, 5-6 minutes
Mix ins: A touch of sugar brings out the deliciousness
Teabag fragrance: Fruity apricot
Ingredients: White tea, natural flavors
Opinion: If you love apricots, the flavor and the color, you will love this tea. Brew it in a cream or white colored mug to appreciate the pretty color. The vanilla is not really detectable other than to add balance to a great taste. Can't wait to try this iced, too. Kudos Tazo for another pretty box design.
Rating: 5 teabags
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
(Left) Chiffon robe - I plan to wear it as a wrap top over a tank or to yoga class. It's quite pretty!
(Left) Mark Pink paisley umbrella, Dunclair 25 gallon Pop-Up Bag (L wants to take it to college as a hamper), Dunclare teapot and 2" x 3" opening photo frames. Medium weight 100% cotton "Bright Blue" boxers (L grabbed these for summer shorts), Medium weight 100% cotton "Dark Navy/Floral" men's shirt-Size L is perfect for us 6 foot tall-ies. And they even sewed extra buttons at the bottom! The print has red tulips, pink and green flowers! My opinion, I think this is a little too fou-fou for a guy, but great for a gal. Dunclair print scarf in lightweight 100% cotton - fringe trim with extra tassels in the corners, it measures 42" x 60". It also comes in two other floral prints. Ladies, if you want to get away from the LOL polyesters in our department, head over to the men's department. All cotton, all silk (ties)! And bonus if you sew, you can easily alter the boxer shorts (sew the fly shut), add darts to the shirt and/or roll the sleeves, or repurpose the scarf fabric making a pretty tank (using the fringe edge for a hem!) or applique or trim for clothing or home dec.) Actually the scarf is quite nice as it is -- generously sized with a very nice hand and tie-ing drape.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
But it was fun to check around and see, enjoying the thrill of the hunt. For the most part, all you need to do is look for the Liberty butterfly dangling from the ceiling. It will help guide your way!
I am really loving the Dunclaire/Dunclare black and white floral design. I've seen it spelled both ways on the display tags and am still trying to figure out the correct one.
I went to four different ones in the Southwest Houston area and as of last night and this morning here's what I found --and remembered--
UPDATED 3-17 - Second Pearland store added!
Super Target - FM 518/Pearland
Only store which had the Fuchsia padded cloth flip-flops. Sizes Small (5/6)-Medium (7/8)-Large (9/10) Lots of Mediums and a good number of large - $12.99
Gardening has a good selection, both Dunclare and Sixty Pop-Up Buckets. Garla gloves!
Very good selection of stationery, with file boxes and gift boxes
No mens clothing
Target - Beltway 8/Pearland Parkway (Between Telephone Road and Blackhawke)
Best selection of stationery - including the file boxes, file folders and clipboards
Teapots - the Sixty (!) and Dunclare
Good selection of women's clothing including bathing suits, maxi dresses and the Dunclaire jumpsuit, which I have not seen anywhere else. They do not have the yellow coat.
Best selection of linens -- all quilts, comforters and pillows
Very good selection of lampshades and lampbases - including the Sixty and the PINK! Peacock
Best selection of Liberty for Men - all the ties, shirts and boxers
Good selection of boots (I saw another size 10, is it following me?!)
Very good selection of lingerie
Super Target - Sugar Land
Gardening tools, planters - a few
Best selection of nighties
Best selection of plastic glasses
Good selection of 3-piece prep bowls
3-18-10 Men's section just put on display, and there's a butterfly to guide you!
Super Target - Missouri City
All the candles ($9.99)
Best selection of stationery, notebooks, hatboxes
Container storage boxes (back towards the frozen food)
Best selection of dishes
Best selection of the 3-piece prep bowls
Good selection of ladies clothes
Target - Meyerland
Lots of the pink umbrellas -- be sure to check the snap closure
Some bucket hats
All the piggy banks
Skinny crinkled patchwork scarves
All the mugs
Good selection of rain boots, including a size 10 (tempted...but they are $29.99)
Good selection of canisters
Best selection of lamp shades and lamp bases
Quilted quilts in King size only - Garla and Dunclaire
Super Target - South Main/Reliant Center
If you are looking for the clothes, this store had the most stocked, best selection, and in larger sizes!
Lots of mugs
Lots of piggy banks
1 black and white Dunclaire/Dunclare teapot
Gardening gloves, planters, pop-up bags (the black & white Dunclaire and another floral one)
Men's shirts, ties and boxers (on a rack towards the front, but not on the aisle. Just luck I found it, no butterfly)
Scarves - including the square tasseled ones (This is the only store I've seen the squares)
Bucket hats, wallets, plastic totebags
Best stocked selection of bras and panties
They are selling the Maynard (pink floral) medium sized canister without the lid for $10.51.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Surprise! It did! I woke up this morning with my chest clear, my throat unsore, and able to breathe - through my nose, without choking! I'm still a little stuffy on and off this morning, but I have definitely turned the corner and feel a thousand times a thousand better. I even cleaned the house this morning and I'm getting ready to hit the sewing room. In the interest of full disclosure, my sister's boyfriend is Bill Nolan of Planet Bioscan. I was not asked to write this nor received any other compensation. I just wanted to post it because it worked for me. And it can work long distance. They live in Phoenix, Arizona - I'm in Houston, Texas. Honestly, if you have reached the end of your rope, email or give them a call. ( firstname.lastname@example.org - toll free 1-877-728-4101) Mention you heard about them through Peggy at The House of Kent blog. They are also doing special allergy sessions this month. Click here for their latest newsletter.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
5+/5 stars - Now this one was off the charts! Even in French with English subtitles, L and I loved the movie. A great introduction and look into the life of Coco Chanel before she was and as just as she became famous. And further credit it won the Oscar for Best Costume Design. I loved how it showed the fashions and attitude of the era, and how Chanel came along and 180'd the style and behavior. You can see how her past influenced her designs. Loved it! And be sure to watch the special features section.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
I love trees but not when they are looking for love!
(This is my front yard Red Oak tree.)
Anyhoo, while on a "Benadryl Bender" yesterday, I bought 7 yards of fabric at High Fashion Fabrics. I'm getting ready to try Sandra Betzina's Today's Fit Vogue 1164 in the short sleeved version and whip up a couple of old fav 2945's. Seriously, have you grabbed these two patterns yet? Discontinued 2945 may still be available on the Vogue website. And one of my 1164 versions was passed around the ladies room at last weekend's Houston ASG Sue Hausmann event. (She was great by the way!) All shapes, all sizes, all loved it. (FYI: Next Vogue $3.99 sale is March 18/20)
Toodles! I need to finish washing the fabs and hit the sewing room -- I'm not wasting this antihistimine buzz!
Thank you, floozy oak tree!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Type of tea: Green
Steeping time: 3 minutes
Double-Dipping potential: Yes, 5 minutes
Mix ins: Honey
Teabag fragrance: Ginger
Ingredients: Green tea, natural flavors, ginger and lemongrass
Taste: Ginger without the hot bite, slightly fruity
Rating: 5 teabags
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
I should add -- or risk burning and not browning enough. And for good measure, repeat sticking to the pan, too.
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce -- just a drop made it hot enough for us!
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
Finally, a follow-up book to Everyday Food: Great Food Fast.
Just-released Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast has 250 recipes, divided into --
Sandwiches, Burgers and Pizzas
Soups and Stews
Main Courses (including vegetarian)
I can't wait to try some of them. Right now I seem to be on a Cooking Light bender. I like the format of this book better than the first, which was organized by seasons.If you subscribe or buy the Everyday Food magazine, you may recognize some of the recipes. This is a good way to "catch up" on what you've been missing, or be able to grab and thumb through at a moment's notice. I don't know about you, but my attention span is easily diverted when I start delving into past issues looking for recipes. At least I can hope to resurface relatively faster with this book handy.
With these two books and the new iTunes Martha Stewart Everyday Food app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, it's a triple crown Everyday Food recipe win!
Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-307-40510-4
$14.99 at Costco, $24.99 publisher's price