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Llama Mama Good Farm

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Vicki and Linda (Vicki’s Mom) started Llama Mama Good Farm last year.  It’s a farm dedicated to promoting wellness and healing to people with cancer and other chronic illnesses by providing them with produce as alternative medicine through nutrition.  Vicki just launched the site yesterday and it looks great.  Check it out.

Here are some pictures.  I hope to make it down there this Spring/Summer/Fall to help Vicki with the harvest.  Maybe I can bring some of the “llama tea” back to my Brooklyn patio to make the elephant ears even bigger this year!

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YUMMY . . . Jersey tomatoes.


Vic is currently in San Diego shooting for The Sak Lookbook.


I would do anything to be in San Diego right now . . . to give my bestie a belated birthday hug, snuggle with her little one and feel the sunshine on my face!  Hope Vic’s enjoying every minute.

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February 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

Posted in Dara, Dara's Tid Bits, Food

Too Bad Your New Phone Isn’t An iPhone . . .

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If it was, I could have made one of these for you!  How adorable!


You can buy the kits at Purl (of course 🙂 ).

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February 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

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Oscar Fashion 2013 Recap

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Loved pretty much every single dress . . . these are some of my favorites, though.





Speaking of Naomi I want to see The Impossible so badly.



LOVE these dresses from the Vanity Fair after party.



And this couple gets best dressed for the night.  Love them.


Speaking of LALA Land . . . Mike is in Beverly Hills right now at the SLS Hotel.  I’m bummed I’m not there.




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February 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

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My Applique Affair-FINISHED!!!!!

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Kitty will be so happy to see this, I actually quilted one of my quilts! My quilt is complete and is appliqued flowers.  The pattern is by Edeta Sitar.  I used two battings, one cotton and one wool.  It will be displayed at the Feather Princess Quilt Show next Friday and Saturday.

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February 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Bev, Quilts


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I know that Spring is still over a month away but I’m SO OVER Winter right now.  I’m tired of wearing a million layers of black and grey and itchy hats and dressing Chet up before every single darn walk.  I was in San Francisco last week and the weather was amazing (for February).  Sunny and in the 70s . . . there was, of course, an eery layer of fog in the morning that sort of skirted out of the city and over the Bay as the day got later.  This is a picture from one of my mid-morning meeting spots . . . do you see the fog?

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I wish I took a picture from the first meeting I had . . . it was in an office on the 39th floor that had floor to ceiling windows and overlooked the Bay Bridge.  When you walked into the lobby all you saw was the fog below you and the Bay Bridge popping out . . . kind of felt like you were flying. Mike is there right now . . . hopefully he’s getting a chance to enjoy the sunshine a little.

Anyway . . . speaking of warmer weather . . . when I saw this dress this morning I REALLY wanted it to be summer.  I love it in black and beige . . . maybe when it goes on sale I’ll get it.



I’m also dying over these shoes from Cole Haan (Mike and I went to a Cole Haan outlet on our way home from NH on Monday and pretty much bought every single shoe in the store . . . sadly (or luckily) these weren’t there).


Speaking of Northern California and fashion . . . Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) was on the Today show yesterday announcing the roll out of Yahoo’s new homepage design.  Such an inspiring woman being a new Mom and taking over the gigantic task as CEO of Yahoo.  She’s also a natural for TV interviews . . . as our PR team tells our clients before they go on the air . . . remember why you’re getting interviewed . . . stay on topic and control the conversation.  She did just that . . . take a look!

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February 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

Can You Teach an Old Sea Otter New Tricks?

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Yes!  I wonder if I can teach Chet how to dunk a basketball?  🙂

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February 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Pass the Fluffernutter

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Kitty (my sister, Dara’s Aunt, Chester’s babysitter) is in NYC to watch Chester.  She called to report on the status of my grand-dog, she is relieved to say that Chester still loves her.

The last time she drove to the city, she took a supply of food.  For Cathy, that means peanut butter and fluff.fluffernutter  I can’t believe she hasn’t become bored with that culinary delicacy.  I think she has devoured  that sandwich at least once a day for as long as I can remember.   Chester is treated to a frozen peanut butter stuffed kong each day (for his separation anxiety.)  Rather than sharing her SKIPPY, she took a jar of generic  peanut butter for Chet. She had me rolling on the floor laughing after telling me that there is only one spoonful of fluff left (I bet Dara would never admit that she would eat fluff, so it must have been Mike) and that Chet must have enjoyed all the Skippy, only the generic peanut butter was left!  WE LOVE OUR ANIMALS!

LC enjoyed this story.  She understands that we love our animals enough that we leave the generic peanut butter for the humans.  She had to rest after spell checking my writing and glaring at the frogs outside the bedroom window.DSCN1697

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February 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Posted in Bev, Food, Pets