Monday, September 22, 2014

Pile It On

I love accessories....especially jewelry.
There has rarely been a silver necklace or bracelet I haven't felt a little love for.

love chunky tuquoise

And my motto has always been "Why wear one when you can wear three or four?"

Them ore the merrier

The only problem is keeping all that silver clean. I have a strand of large vintage silver beads that are so heavy they give me a neck ache when I wear them. My feelings of joy over-ride the discomfort but cleaning those beads is an even bigger pain.

stacks of bracelets. Hello!! I want to hang with these girls.

But now thanks to the Internet I have found the answer to my tarnished silver...a simple cleaning trick with water, salt, baking soda and vinegar. You have got to try it. It works like a charm.
You can watch the video here
Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clothing as Entertainment

Had to share this video that Mary Duke posted yesterday....
So clever...

And of course like a good monkey I had to try it myself. 
It really works except those sleeves on her shirt must be freakishly long, while she was wrapping and fluffing I had two small sleeves and lots of cuff...

So I decided to get creative and make my own design. I took the ends and put a rubber band around them to make a bow/flower.

It almost looks like a real skirt, don't you think?

Would I wear it in public? Probably not but trying all the different styles did bring me a good 10-20 minutes of entertainment.
Bill? Not so impressed and if you see him in a blue and white striped shirt that is a little wrinkled..well, now you know why.
Want to try it? Hit up your husband's or boyfriend's closet or get your own over-sized shirt here or here

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Loving, Wanting...

Loving these Serena and Lily Wallpaper samples that came in the mail yesterday. Can't decide which color I like best.....

Man Repeller

I think I have got to have some cropped bell bottoms. 
Kinda crazy but in a good way.
You either love 'em or hate 'em
Try a pair here, here

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9 By Novogratz

While I was hopping around the web I saw an update on one of my favorite families...The Novogratz...all those kids and tons of style, you gotta love them. 
And now there are even more reasons...
Just look at this new line of bedding and home furnishings...

9 by Novogratz Dream in Color Duvet Set

And you are not going to believe where it is sold!! Go on, guess...
No! Walmart!! I know, I was surprised too. 
Check out the whole line here

Thursday, September 11, 2014


How do you spell happy?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sex in the City, Homes & Gardens

Ever wondered what Sex in the City with kids looks like?
If so you are in luck, Sarah Jessica Parker's home is now on the market, again.

And the best part? It's only $22 million!!
Check it out here

More home fun...
Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker issue is all kinds of happy.
It's not your grandmother's magazine anymore.
You have got to get your hands on one. 
More pictures here.

And thank you for all the e-mails with suggestions for places to go & things to do in Chicago!! I've added the Architecture Boat tour and hopefully a trip to Second City for a comedy show...and still plenty of time for shopping.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thank You William and Kate

Ever since the death of my favorite Jewish grandmother (Joan Rivers) I have been a little down in the dumps. Thankfully William and Kate really stepped up to bring some joy into my life...the royals are nice like that.

Baby butterflies: A photo to mark Prince George's first birthday at the Natural History Museum in London

Yes, baby #2 is on the way. 
What does this mean for you and me? Baby bump watch and months of speculation on the sex of the new royal. Plus cute maternity clothes. Let the fun begin.

Also planning a girls trip to Chicago. 
Any suggestions of places to go, people to see, food to eat?