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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine Gifts for the Traveling Man

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.  I had a successful day of shopping yesterday and enjoyed a lovely lunch at a new restaurant (to me), EarlsThe food and service were exemplary.

As we shopped, I tried to drop plenty of hints to the Mister as to what to buy his trophy wife for Valentine's Day.  My first attempts were met with deaf ears.  I finally suggested that he make some notes on his phone.  I thought my hard work was paying off when he began to type.  I then looked over his shoulder and was sadly disappointed when I found him answering an email.
Evidently, more training is needed in this area.

It's only been 28 years.
I can't expect miracles.

This post is first in a series of gift ideas for Valentines Day.  It is so much more fun writing my wish lists than choosing the gifts for the men in our lives.

Does your man need some new luggage?

How about a new Dopp kit?

For the international traveling man, what about a new passport wallet?

Some new earphones for the long flight?

How about a slim wallet? 
The Mister only carries two credit cards when we travel because it's less bulk and he has more energy to carry my bags.  

Or a tech envelope?
The Mister has had his eye on this little number.
"A place for everything and everything in its place."
The Mister's mantra

How about some books that will whet your man's appetite for travel? 

Or a new thriller?

Or some required reading?
You might want to give him this manual before Valentine's day!

Another great way of showing your love for your man is a comfy shirt to wear on the flight or on the road.

He'll be the envy of all his fellow travelers.

I ordered a dozen of these.

Until next time...

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you had a good week.  Today I'm headed to the big city to do some shopping and have lunch with the Mister.  I've been homebound and haven't worn makeup all week.  I hope that I remember how to put it on.  If not, I will just consult my favorite makeup artist.

Both beautiful homes today are in the beautiful state of Connecticut where I was born and raised. 
They may not claim me, but it's true.  

To see more of this gorgeous waterfront home, click here.


This is Phoebe Cole-Smith who owns this heavenly home which also has a working farm.
How come I don't look this cute when I garden?

Love this kitchen!
For more photos of this charming home click here.

You can find 28 decorating secrets from the pros right here.
You just have to promise not to tell anybody!


I am in the market for some new bedding for our master bedroom.   Needless to say, I have been spending waaay too much time on Pinterest.  I came across this article that has great ideas for a sophisticated bedroom.
Yup, that's me... sophisticated.

Has anyone tried the new dessert hummus?  
Thanks to Shark Tank, it just hit the shelves.
I'm not sure that I can trust a dessert that is actually good for me.


Do you need some new ideas to serve while you watch the Patriots Superbowl?
Here is a motherlode.


I mentioned recently that I have developed a taste for tea.  
This article has good news for all my fellow tea drinkers.
Sorry about this pic of me.  
I was really bloated that day.

Do you have a sleep disorder?  Someone in my family does, and his name rhymes with twister.  I'm worried that he's going to blow the shingles off our roof with his snoring.  Here are some other sleep disorders and what the experts say about them.


Speaking of sleeping... do you wake up in the middle of the night at the same time every night?   The good news is you are totally normal the bad news is your mind and body may be trying to tell you something.

Don't worry, I'm not going to leave you hanging.  
You can find out here.


Good news for people like me who are sick of their 2018 stupid diet or healthy lifestyle.

Note to self: buy a new scale.


If you're sniffling and achy and not sure if you have a cold or the frightful flu, check out this page.


If you have read my blog for awhile, you know that I am a big fan of audiobooks.  A reader with an irritating voice can ruin a book for me.  Here is a very interesting video explaining the process of reading an audiobook. 

If they let me read it at home in my PJs, I would audition.


Guess what's coming back?

Good thing because I still have a drawer full of mine.
I just wish someone would have told me they went out.


The best revenge is living well.
Ann Curry is coming back with a show on PBS which highlights reunions called We'll Meet Again.  I bet there is someone that she never cares to see again.

Btw Matt... Ann has her own production company too.


This story appeared on CBS Sunday Morning last week.  
It brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips.

Until next time...


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