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Friday, October 9, 2020

The Friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that this post finds you and yours well.  All is great here because I stepped away from packing and spent some quality time with Sista in Newport.  We stayed at the Hotel Viking, which is lovely and has a very hospitable staff.  We had the most fabulous dinner at Bouchard.  I highly recommend both places if you are ever in Newport.

This week flew by for me.  Next week is our last in our house.  I'm starting to get a wee bit sentimental, but I look forward to our new chapter.

This very handsome actor who spent some time in the West Wing just sold his gorgeous estate for a cool 45 Mill.

If I ever win the lottery, I would buy this little number in St. Thomas.
If you're nice to me, you might get an invite.

This talented country singer just listed his magnificent home in Franklin, Tennessee.

My friend, Beansie, sent me this link to a beautiful showhouse in Dallas.  I'm going to miss the tour in person, so I will have to take it online.

Even though I'm not the cook in the family, I love to watch Ina Garten's show.  
Here is a list of her best recipesaccording to the author.

You know who loves hot dogs more than anything in the world?  The Mister.  This gorgeous salad has hot dog crispies on it.  This may be the only way that I can convince the Mister to eat a salad.  
The recipe can be found here.

  I just came across this recipe for homemade pop tarts.
I'm still dreaming about the ones that my buddy, Annie, made one night. 

Do you enjoy a well-made Bloody Mary?
Here is a recipe that sounds delish.

In my humble opinion, the Bloody Mary tastes so much better with a tasty steak salad.

Can you guess what famous designer owned this crumbling mansion in Scotland and used it as her love nest?

One of my favorite shows, when I was growing up, was Eight Is Enough.  
By the way, the oldest and my main crush, David Bradford, has even gotten better looking.

This article is for all of you Real Housewives fans out there.  Did you know that there are forty, yup forty, rules that the Housewives must follow?
Obviously, tipping a table is not one of them.

Have you heard of the photoshop troll that takes requests?
If you could use a chuckle, press here.

Are you working remotely but don't have room for a home office?
No problem.
I've got you covered.

Do you consider yourself an Anglophile?
If so, this article is right up your alley.

Do you have a move in your future, just like moi?
Here is the Ultimate Move-Out Checklist.


Who knew that this little jar can be such a handy household and beauty lifesaver. 

Here's one more reason to love your Amazon delivery person.



Nordstrom has got some great sales on boots.

Old Navy

Old Navy

Old Navy has up to 50% off on the entire store.

Ulta's got some great sales going on some of my favorite things.
 Talbots also has a great sale too!

There's another big sale going on at J Crew.


At our dinner in Newport, the restaurant served the butter sprinkled with Hawaiian salt.  Butter will never be the same in my book after experiencing that delicacy.

Naturally, I ordered a bag of it as soon as I got home.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Until next time...

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  1. Oh I bet that time away in Newport was fabulous! We have been having such nice weather for it too. I just love that St. Thomas house. St. Thomas was my absolute favorite stop on our honeymoon and I've always wanted to go back.

  2. What a great post! I have so much to comment on...first of all those houses -wow! I love Rob Lowe's house and I love him too. In my opinion, there's no better looking man in Hollywood. In fact, he's even gotten better looking with age! And speaking of looks, ahhh David Bradford! I had a crush on him growing up too and he's as gorgeous as ever! What fun to see what the cast looks like now. I used to love that show and my sister and I used to pretend we were in their family. We even had a "Bless this Mess" sign in our bedroom because the Bradford girls had one in theirs. And those recipes look amazing...you're not helping me out with my corona-eating! Ha! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Always enjoy catching up with you and checking out the interesting articles you find on the net. I am an Anglophile, my DNA shows Scottish, English, Irish and Welsh. I have all the bases covered.:) And I had to chuckle about getting Mama to slap us into next year. It is tempting.

  4. Isn't it fun to dream of amazing houses like these?!! And thanks for the flashback to Eight is Enough. I so rememeber wanting to have my hair cut like Susans haha

  5. Laughed out loud at the 2020 scented candle. I have some of that salt in my cupboard. Need to try it on butter! Hmmmm....

  6. So happy you got to spend some time with sista! I know this last week is melancholy but just think of all the sweet memories you’ll carry with you to make sweet new memories! I loved Eight is Enough too, David has aged mighty fine!!!

  7. I love these posts, Katie, and I am very sure I could never attempt to do any sort of Friday Files. I'm known for being long winded when I write so it might be called Friday and Forever Files.

    Best takeaway- Post Malone as my Prime delivery guy. Oh Lord!


  8. Yes, I am an Anglophile -- so thanks for the link -- can't wait to dig in. And Ina never misses. She's my favorite. Love her show and her casual elegance. Especially the casual part!

  9. I couldn't resist looking to see if any of my favorite Ina Garten recipes matched any listed. No matches, but I found some new ones to try (like Cauliflower Toast)!

  10. I have at least 6 links open right now.....gotta run. Thanks for the fun.

  11. I still don't know where you are moving to. I somehow missed it, but then again I seem to miss a lot. I hate seeing where are they now. So many of them ended up with not very happy lives xo Laura

    1. What part of Texas? North, South, East or West? Good luck. I so enjoy your blog! Safe travels too!

  12. You know that I immediately clicked on the Anglophile link! Good luck with the moving process!

  13. Your blog is so good it's sinful. How else to explain my challenges reading it??? First there was commenting SNAFU resolved by switching to Chrome. There I was, cruising along, commenting like a mad woman and suddenly ... slam on the brakes ... the post freeze halfway through. What?! Not a fluke, it happens post after post. The gods must disapprove of the enjoyment I get from your humor. Ugh. I so badly want to comment about Rob Lowe (he and his wife have the most fabulous taste) and Grant Goodeve (I love him too). It's unfair how good Rob and Grant look ... or should say distinguished. Ok, I'm copying this comment before the page freezes again and I lose it. Oh oh oh ... so carried away I was with Rob and Grant I forgot to mention how lovely it is that you and Sista got away together. I hope she's doing as well. I'm sure your time away lifted her spirits. If we don't hear from you before, best of luck with the move. I can't wait to see where you and the Mister land. Oh what fun we'll have furnishing your new casa! xo


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