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Friday, May 3, 2024

The Friday Files


I hope that all is well in your world.  Our world revolves around our Wednesday lunches with Lucy and her Mama.  This week, we ventured out to The Rooftop Restaurant at RH Dallas.  We have been there several times and always enjoyed the food and excellent service.   Lucy has a way of making ordinary experiences that much more special.

Believe it or not, you need an engineering degree and some big muscles to get the carriage/car seat in and out of the car.


I am happy to report that there was no misconduct or loud outbursts at the table.
The Mister was on his best behavior.

I don't like to complain, but the Mister is not a good sharer when it comes to holding little Lucy.

I may be a bit biased, but I think Lucy looks much happier with me.

Take a tour of designer Elizabeth Lawrence's charming Upper East Side home.

I love this darling Newport Beach home.

Take a tour of this New Jersey home designed by one of my favorites, Andrew Howard.

Sicily sold homes for one euro.  

Here's some good news for unhappy people.

Ha   you been feeling old lately?  This may be the perfect remedy.

I'm not so sure if this is true, but Panera is coming out with limited edition bread bowl hats in honor of the Kentucky Derby. 

You heard it here first, folks.

This sounds a bit sweet for me, but I would be willing to give it a try. 

Do you like to go to estate sales?
Here's a list of items that you should not buy.

I've got good news for all you Amazon bargain shoppers out there.

I love my   Pad.   Apple is finally releasing a new one, and I can't wait. Here are a few upgrades that will be included in the 2024 tablet.

On our TV watch list.

We watched the first two episodes last night and it was so darn good!


It's streaming today!
What a cast!

We've been watching this and loving it.
You don't have to play golf to appreciate this incredible show about competition and sportsmanship.

I'm a big fan of David Letterman.

I always like to leave you with a smile.

If you need gift inspo for Mother's Day or graduation, click here and here.

Petite sizes available.

A dear friend told me about all the great dresses on Etsy, and the prices can't be beat!


Under 50 buckaroos!




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  1. I love your dress in this post! Is it from Etsy too?

    1. Tuckernuck!! It is so comfortable I am thinking of ordering the same style in different colors.

    2. What's the name of the dress? It looks very comfortable!

  2. Literally laughed out loud at your comment about the Mister behaving himself, Sis. Good to hear.

  3. Another LOL funny post! You look
    really cute in the Tuckernuck dress you wore to lunch with Lucy. What shoes did you pair with it?
    So special that you get to see Lucy so often. Lucky little girl!
    Great recs for tv watching.. after my hubby watches NBA playoffs.
    Melissa B now in Frisco

    1. Hi Melissa.... I wear espadrilles with everything due to my whining bunion. Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Katie,
    I did respond to your blog on your very last post but I don’t think it went through. Shucks! Unless you deleted me because I paid too much attention to Lucy and not to you.
    Lucy is just so adorable, she looks like she is ready for the runway with the cute adorable bows that match her outfits. One is cuter than the next. When I grow up I would like her hand me downs.
    Speaking of you love your dress that you are wearing. You both are the role models for the best grandparents. You could be on a poster.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Thank you so much, Katherine. The disappearing comments are the bane of my existence! So sorry about that! Thank you for your sweet words, have a great weekend!

    2. Wednesdays must be your favorite day of the week! Lucy looks just like her beautiful mommy.

  5. Good morning! I love your Lucy Lunch date idea! Do you have a setup at your house for Miss Lucy? My daughter and SIL just got a puppy and Ash stayed with us over the weekend with Russell. I think we are going to be camp granmaw to let him run around in the yard (too young for the public parks). We watche a bit of Frosted.. love finding all the familiar faces and the SNL crew! We are waiting for the next episode of Gentleman in Moscow to drop. xo laura

  6. Can you share a link to the dress from the Lucy lunch date?


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