Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sheep Clog Tunnels in Italy

You have to click on this photo to see it bigger. Isn't this Italian shepherd amazing? Can you imagine if you were in a car behind this flock and had to get through? Forget it. The sheep got there first. Italian sheperd Luigino Balzan and his flock are reaching San Boldo pass. Quite a feat for 2 men and 2 dogs. Found on Flickr. So this is how the sheep get to the other side of the mountain. Who knew?


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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

This was always the most requested birthday cake in my family when I was growing up. My mother always baked one for us. This year I think I will bake one for her in October for her 90th birthday. It will remind us both of the old days. German Chocolate Cake Recipe.



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So Many Perfectly Arranged Pictures

I love the treatment of these gallery walls going up the stairs. White walls, white mats, white frames, white banister and railings with the images being the only color. Simply stunning. Have a great Sunday. via


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cutest Dachshund Puppy

This puppy photo is a nice way to end your day or start your morning depending on your time zone. See more of the cutie - Dachshund Puppy slideshow on Flickr


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All Set For A Weekend of Reading


These rooms look perfect for a weekend of reading. via


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Clever Nook With Shelves Under Kitchen Stairs


I'm fascinated by what people do with the space under the stairs. I love this toast and tea nook with the tiled back wall, don't you? Have a wonderful weekend.


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The Tulip Stairs | London Architecture

The Tulip Stairs, inside the Queen's House, Greenwich Park in London. Captured on the fly where no photos were permitted by © Martin Turner. Nice.


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Desk Under The Window In My Pantry





I promised to show you how wonderful my old drafting table looks in my walk-in pantry. The space is small and very difficult to photograph but these images will give you an idea of how very wonderful it is to have a desk under a window. I love to sit in this room and read magazines and cookbooks. It's nice to be able to look out the window and see people walking or bike riding past the cottage. I have a good view of the birdbath in the garden too. My antique opera glasses are perfect for getting a closer look at my feathered friends. I put my favorite desk accessories and pretty things in there and I'm having fun switching them around. Pretty soon I'll be nesting in there for the winter. There is a small radiator under the hanging red cupboard -- you can see it in the first and last pictures. Click to enlarge any image. I'm so happy with this new arrangement. Everything seems fresh and new but nothing is. When you put your old things in new places you see them with new eyes.
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Tainted Eggs Will Be Used to Make Ice Cream and Mayonnaise

"Millions of eggs from the Iowa farms at the heart of a massive salmonella recall are not destined for the garbage but for a table near you."
Yikes! I was shocked to learn that the eggs tainted with salmonella that are still being laid by the hens in the heartland could still be used for products that will end up on the grocery store shelves and in their freezers in the form of mayonnaise, ice cream, and liquid eggs. It’s a common if little-known practice in the food industry — salvaging and selling products that may have been tainted with disease.
Click on this link to learn more. I find this news to be very upsetting, don't you? YUCK.


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Pansies in a Stemmed Glass | Beautiful

This image is so beautiful to me. I love the handwriting in the background, the goblet, and especially the flowers. Pansies never fail to make me happy.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Remote Control Devices The Way They Should Be

This made me laugh. So many people I know have no idea what most of the buttons are for on the remote control devices for cable TV. If you know such a person, make one of these sleeves to help them out. You could put the remote on your scanner for an exact copy and then cut away the spaces for the critical buttons.

The source for the photo called it "Remote Controls for Grandparents" . . . I forgot to bookmark the site, sorry.


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Such A Beautiful Room

Isn't this a beautiful room?


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Chanel Cupcakes

Cupcakes, Pearls and Chanel. Perfect for any black tie affair. Such a nice image.


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Sweet Paul | Great New On-Line Magazine

You will really enjoy Sweet Paul, an on-line magazine that has something wonderful on each and every one of the 74 pages. Issue #2 will be out September 10th. View the premier issue here. I guarantee you'll be as impressed as I was. Enjoy.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Circa 1840 Wooden Doll's Head | Do Want



Don't you love this Circa 1840 Wooden Doll's Head? I especially like the way the hair is carved. The wear and patina are just right. Do want.


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