Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Bee Gee's Revisted....

Heard this song today and it rings true to the things that happen in life. The Bee Gee's "Broken Heart". Sometimes you don't know what you got 'til its gone.....

"I can think of younger days, when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow."

Smart Men, weren't they? Or at least the person who wrote the song...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

fREaKy fRiDaY - Decor' Overdone?

This past summer we made over our kitchen. Mostly cosmetic stuff, like repaint, new border, re-surface the countertops, etc... We did break down and buy all new stainless steel appliances, too. (Yay!)

While I was pondering what type of border to purchase, (torn between a "coffee" theme or a "chef" theme)I happened upon this picture. Hummm, I thought to myself, that is a very nauseating interesting chef inspired kitchen...

Needless to say, I learned what NOT to do from this photo and I ended up with a very tasteful, subdued color palatte with a really cute chef-inspired theme.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunset Boulevard Revisted

I have been watching a movie history marathon all afternoon....very interesting stuff! Of course, Gloria Swanson was mentioned in the early years of film and again in her "come-back" performance during 1950 as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard". In case any of you have never watched this movie, you can read all about it here.

Its a great drama, but if you grew up in the 60's and 70's, you might remember Carol Burnett doing several comedic sketches playing the same type character as Nora Desmond... It was hilarious to see Carol really exaggerate the makeup and mannerisms in her portrayal of the fading movie star's saga. I think she even had the "look" of the crazy Norma, a.k.a. Nora...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Freaky Fridays - Creepy Halloween Food Idea?

Or Finger Food Taken Too Far?
I know, I know... Its just the beginning of September. Even though Halloween is almost 8 weeks away, I had to share this picture I found on Flicker of some really creep-a$$ Halloween treats. The lady who posted said they were some sort of cookie but gave no recipe. By the looks of them they're made from a sugar cookie dough, shaped like a finger with a sliver of an almond pressed in for a nail.

Well, in the circle of friends whom we party with at Halloween, sweet "treats" don't usually go over very well. (Maybe because it's hard to eat a cookie while consuming some types of alcoholic beverages?) So, I am thinking I might try to make these out of some kind of yeast dough - like a frozen dinner roll or those crescent rolls? Still use the almond slivers for nails and use ketchup or salsa for the bloody effect??? Food for thought - PUN intended, of course...