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Dogs Afraid of Walking Past Cats

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December 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

Posted in Dara, Pets

Dara’s Wish List For Christmas

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I really don’t NEED anything this year . . . and feel like I have everything I really WANT . . . so I had to dig deep for this list.

Starting it off with this beanie from Billabong.  I just got a new cashmere hat from J Crew but I love the combo of colors and you can never have too many hats.


 I love this sweater from Swell.


I usually just wear fake diamond studs every day, all day . . . one day I would love a real pair.


This sounds like such a mom/wife thing to ask for but I would just DIE for new pots and pans!  Some of ours have definitely seen better days.  I don’t need every size . . . but maybe some frying pans . . . a nice new grill pan and a new 3 Qt sauce pan.


A gift certificate to my favorite nail place in the burg, Primp and Polish, is always welcome!  I really want to get this manicure with a heart.


I know it’s not beach towel weather but I love this beachtowel.


Speaking of beach towels . . . I would totally be cool with a trip to Le Sereno in St. Barth.


Whats on your list, Mom?

Written by bevanddara

December 10, 2013 at 11:09 am


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There are some great new movies coming out this month . . . have you seen the trailers for . . .

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Wolf of Wall Street

Anchorman 2

All of them look pretty good!  Have a great weekend!

Written by bevanddara

December 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Posted in Dara, Movies

First Christmas in Brooklyn

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This year will be our first Christmas in Brooklyn (actually probably first Christmas home, ever!) so we’ll need to get a tree for the first time and I have probably a handful of ornaments.  So I’m pretty much starting from scratch.  I know I want a real tree (not a fake white one or anything) and I want white lights but the rest is kind of up in the air. 

Good old Martha has a few trees that are pretty and have ornaments that you can make yourself (how Martha)!

What do you think of this one with angels and stars?!


Look at this trimmed tree.  Interesting . . .


This tinsel tree looks a lot different from the tinsel tree you were used to growing up, huh mom? 🙂


This advent tree is a great idea for when Julian is older.


This gardeners tree is totally up your alley!


LOVE this yarn tree.


and this cotton ball tree


One thing I know for sure, I’m going to get one of these for Mr. Julian’s first xmas!


Speaking of Julian . . . here are some recent pictures!

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December 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

Posted in Dara, Holidays, Julian

I have finally figured out why I’m not a decent dancer

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I was born at the wrong time. If I had learned to dance using (playing?) the Just Dance video game. I’m sure I would be a FABULOUS dancer.  I would also be a better dresser…if you appreciate Lady Gaga’s attire. I bet I would be able to bowl a 299.   (There must be a bowling Wii game.)  Even if I played a football game, I doubt I would understand some of the dumb rules of the game!

My Tuesday sewing group had a delightful time participating in “Buy Local Saturday.”  We visited my favorite quilt shop, Inspire.I LOVE all the new fabric that is being created.   Did you do anything exciting on Cyber Monday?

To have some actual content to this blog entry, I’m giving a HUGE thumbs down to the book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  I just didn’t understand it.

How did it get to be December?

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December 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm