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Friday, April 1, 2022

The Friday Files

 Hello, dear friends.  

I hope that you had a good week. 

I am happy to report that all is well around here.

Our new recliners finally arrived from Calico Corners.

We waited 7 months, but they were worth the wait.

I sold our temporary Amazon chairs within an hour of posting on Nextdoor.

Our side table arrived as well.

Somebody got her hair cut and was full of herself.

Take a look at this gorgeous French villa in California.

Here is a peek at an 83-year-old's bachelor pad in Washington, DC.

This gorgeous Dallas home recently went through a makeover.

This secret fairytale cottage can be found in Hollywood Hills.

And yes, it is for sale.

Are you planning a Spring picnic?

Here are over 50 recipes.

Define barbecue.

Different regions have different ideas.

This takes the cake donut.
If I smelled like a glazed donut, the Mister wouldn't be able to keep his hands off of me.

An old buddy of mine was recently the victim of a phone scam.

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself

Have you written a book, or are you thinking about writing one?

Here are some tips on how to get published.

Here is a Spring Gardening Checklist if you are thinking of getting dirty this weekend.

Here is a list of rabbit-resistant annuals.

Btw... my little garden is full of geraniums, and they have yet to be touched.

Does this weed look familiar?
If you think you have some growing in your garden, read this.

Do you or someone you know have a bad beauty habit?
Here are a few tips on how to break them.

Are you thinking of planning a getaway with the love of your life?

Here is a list of the most romantic hotels around NYC.

If you don't have a lover, why not take your best friend?
Here is a list of pet-friendly hotels.

Do you have a travel bucket list?

Here are some suggestions. 

Are you thinking of adding to your family?

Here is a list of the friendliest dog breeds, and Millie's kin made the list.

Our problem is she is a little too friendly.

Do you need to work on your abs before swimsuit season?
All you need is ten minutes.
I've got the time; now I  need to find the motivation.

Last but not least, here is my mini rundown on Oscarware. 

Love it; so classic.
Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.
The only thing she is missing is a smile.

Loved her dress.
I hope that puff around her waist is filled with sandwiches because she looks like she could use one.

She never misses a beat.

I loved this one too.
Did anyone notice there was a lot of red?

Maggie didn't win an Oscar.  
However, she did win the award for most likely to be asked to strip down for the metal detector.

Oh pleeeeeeeeeze!!!!
I wish Will slapped him.

He should take a page from Cary's playbook.

Oh boy, there seems to be a theme here.

Tracee did not win an Oscar either.
However, she was awarded a consolation prize.
It was a full-length mirror.

Julia Vernon did not win an Oscar either.

However, she did manage to smuggle the centerpiece out of the building.

Here is a list of the most memorable formalwear.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also, run over to Amazon to choose your free book!

Until next time...

Macy's is having a big sale.

Bloomingdale's is having their Friends and Family sale.

Kendra Scott is holding their Spring Event.


Half price!

Half price!

Ulta is winding down their 21 Days of Beauty promotion.

Stop by and see their other deals.

My favorite self-tanner is on special on Saturday.

On special on Saturday.

Linking up with:

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I really only like the awards shows for the red carpet run.. sometimes I just can not help but think... "what are they thinking?!"

  2. I didn't watch the show, but I'd have to agree with your assessment of the dresses! I especially enjoyed your house tour photos. Love the reading nook.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Donna. Have a great weekend.

  3. Love the chairs! I hope your daughter had a good time in Chicago.

    1. Hi Chicago Rita! She had a great time but not as good as me when I was her age!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Nothing cuter than the cutest dog. Period! (And the chairs look great in that room!)

  5. I LOVE your new recliners. I thought your others looked great, but these new ones with the oversized buffalo check and rolled arms...who would ever guess that they were recliners!

    1. I know - that's why I love them! Have a great weekend, jjf!

  6. Hi Katie

    I always enjoy your Friday files. Totally agree with your dress assessment from the Oscars. I forgot to watch. I wish I could either wear or learn to wear those pretty dresses!

  7. Your blue & white (and green) is classic and preppy. I love it all. Millie looks adorbs in her recent cut. Jennifer and Zoe looked fabulous from the photos I saw (I did not watch the dumpster fire), true that Zoe looked like Audrey, and Jennifer (her dress anyway) looked like Pretty Woman. :) Happy April, and I hope your weekend is springy. We had 80° yesterday and 30° today....rain and graupel!

  8. I love your blog! I also adore your beautiful home- those bookcases are fabulous!

    1. Thank you Donna for taking the time to read my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Happy weekend, Katie!! Love the chairs!! xo

  10. OMG those Oscar dresses! I see some big fails! Millie looks adorable. Chloe and Elliott have a spaw day on Wednesday! Happy Day Katie! Love the chairs! laura

  11. Fun stuff Katie! Millie looks so cute with her new hair cut! It was either ridiculous poofy dresses or seeing too many boobs at the Oscars! And yes, please give Tracee a full length mirror!

  12. Great post Katy. Happy that your comfy chairs came in. Your place looks right out of the pages of a magazine! Don’t know about you, but I am happy Spring is finally breaking out in DFW!

  13. Oh, those chairs are just perfect! Loved the comment about the full length mirror. I know so many folks that need one. Goodness! Have a great rest of your weekend!

  14. Love the new recliners! I swear waiting on furniture and home remodeling is akin to pregnancy and birthing; it's hell when you're going through it and then once it's over you forget the angst and it's all worth it.
    Your commentary about the Oscars has me laughing out loud this morning!

  15. Your chairs are perfection. I think I had those espadrille sandals back in the day. Love them. xo Laura

  16. Love your chairs! And a man in a tux : ) How about baggy Justin Bieber??? I don't get it, but I guess that makes me old.


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