Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
3 words: don't tell her.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Needless to say, #1 spent most of her free time this summer surfing the Internet for great, inexpensive ways to decorate her casa. Suddenly, my girl started taking an interest in all my decorative accents in our house that she normally wouldn't notice or even mention. "Hey Mom, are you using that blue pot over there?" she would ask. I would then look over and respond, "You mean the new one on the kitchen table with the hydrangeas in it?" I used to get uptight about when she would "borrow" my make up or an occasional pair of earrings, but now I have to worry about my tupperware and pottery?
So without further adieu... I present the boudoir of my very proud #1.
The room is a mixture of Pottery Barn, Homegoods, and the Mister's elbow grease.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Me: Great idea, Mister! There's a new movie that's out that I'm dying to see..
Mister: Me too!
Mister: So... should I order the tickets?
Me: To the Meryl Streep movie?
Mister: You're kidding, right? That'll be the day that I would choose Meryl Streep over Jason Bourne ...
Me: Another Bourne movie? We just went to one!!!
Mister: Yeah, about 4 years ago...
Me: Seems like yesterday.
Mister: I took the day off, so I should pick the movie.
Me: I took the day off too....
Mister: Every day is your day off, you don't have a job.
Mister: Great - how about you call your buddy Oprah and see if she wants to see the Meryl movie.
For the first hour, I didn't have a clue what was going on. There was a lot of shooting, blood, pill popping, hiding under desks, sweat and snow. For the next hour there was more sweat and blood and a motorcycle chase that lasted forever. This movie should win an Oscar for being the loudest movie made in the past four years (the last being the previous Bourne movie). Also, I think Matt Damon is cuter than the new guy.
the Mister's Review:
Friday, August 17, 2012
It's no secret to anyone that knows me that I love chardonnay (almost as much as Ramona loves her Pinot). This is a great-tasting, reasonably-priced bottle of wine and a staple at all of my happy hours.
If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, you have my condolences. My #2 is a real foodie and when she found out a Trader Joe's was coming an hour away she had to investigate. It also happens to be just minutes away from #1's casa de don't-ask-any-questions. Anyway, my #2 weaved her way through Trader Joe's like it was a candy store. She stocked up our cart with some new - never had - but don't-know-how-I-lived-without items. This yogurt dip is definitely one of the must-haves at Trader Joes; great taste and low cal - doesn't get any better!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hello, I'm Katie
I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.
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