Thursday, August 27, 2009

Next Lilly Car?

Spotted in the mall parking lot.

Yes, it's spray paint swirls of green, pink, orange and yellow,
no extra charge for the rust.

Perhaps it's someone's attempt to apply for a Lilly art position!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nancy Drew

I LOVED reading Nancy Drew books when I was in elementary school. I think I even belonged to a Nancy Drew book club, where I received a new book each month. It was so exciting!! I'm sure Nancy was the root of my love for a good mystery.

How about resurrecting a little vintage Nancy Drew in the form of a notebook?

Check out Domestikated Life for more great back so school ideas: today's wish list is from the creative, Annechovie!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Winner Up

Jason Chiou
The State News

W had a soccer tournament this weekend, so we traveled home, 1st time since school was out in June. After 3 games, the boys qualified for the Championship Game -- against one of their biggest rivals in the state.

Game breakdown:
The boys were down 4-1 at half time. Looking defeated, tired...

2nd half starts, they scored a quick goal and there's a spark. They worked so hard in the 2nd half and at the end of the game it was tied 4-4. It was a nailbiter, there were so many chances for each team to break the tie.

5 minute overtime -- still tied.

On to PK's (penalty kicks).

These are 10 yr old boys and this was so much pressure, although they were all fired up!

End result: W's team lost by 1 goal.

They were so bummed, but more than anything they appeared to handle the loss gracefully, which is a huge step for this team b/c they are sooo competitive and tough losers. Maybe it was because they were physically and emotionally spent and had no energy left. They each received a nice medal and now they want to know when they meet the "Crew" again for a match up.

Post game:
Drive 3.5 hrs back to the cottage.

Friday, August 21, 2009


You don't want to miss this.....

KEP Designs





How about this one to go with all the new fall Lilly ??

Coming back as...

I used to want to come back as Christie Brinkley,

But now I've decided: Heidi Klum

She's naturally beautiful and seems to have it all together.
Although I wouldn't want to be pregnant again....

Who's your come back girl ?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dessert Destiny

Well, I decided it was time to give Jillian's (Biggest Loser trainer) DVD another go this morning, haven't used it since before spring break. Well, it's still tough, but I made it through the whole thing, except I stopped using my weights 1/2 way through - there's only so much punishment a girl can take on the 1st day back at it.

Then I blew all my toil this morning when M & I went to dinner to the local bistro and I caved for this feature dessert:

homemade lemon poppyseed pound cake
fresh raspberries
homemade rhubarb mousse

It was sooo good. I did have butternut squash soup with ginger and a spinach salad so maybe it all works out...oh yeah, I did have a martini too.

Guess I'll be doing Jillian again tomorrow.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Travel Help

My friend Anne from Junior League is traveling to Bar Harbor and wanted some tips on what to do, where to eat, etc....

I know you all can help her out, so please click over to her blog, Moments of Delight and leave her your best advice!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Awesome Potatoes

Have now made these potatoes 2x. Once for the fam and then for our cookout party on Saturday, everyone loved them - even our guests visiting from England. I'm thinking these could even work on a grill for football tailgates.

Recipe is from Melissa D'Arabian, the newly crowned Next Food Network Star.


    5-Minute Individual Potato Gratins

  • Vegetable spray
  • 2 large russet potatoes, roughly peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped ( I omitted the onion)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Spray 8 muffin tins with vegetable spray. Layer potato slices, cheese, and onions into each muffin cup. Season with salt and pepper and top each gratin with 1 or 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Cover with foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, removing the foil halfway through cooking time. Scoop out potatoes and serve.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Went water skiing yesterday....arms are a little sore heavy lifting for me :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Mind Games

Hazy, humid & a little rainy this morning.
Perfect for a game to challenge the mind:
Found this board version at the Senior Citizen's sale in town last wk.

I love doing crosswords and playing trivia games too -- Cash Cab, Jeopardy...
More mind games this afternoon with a round of golf!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Who Did it?

This is not my usual thing, but W (9 1/2 yrs) old finds this soooo funny and is still trying to figure out who did it? So I post this to humor him :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Renew or Cancel?

The complimentary Sirius Satellite Radio that came with my new vehicle expires on 8/28.

From the get go, I thought, "Oh this is nice but not really necessary, I've got my NPR & my iphone what more could I need?"

Well, those sneaky Mad (wo)Men sure know how to play me, because now I don't know if I can give it up!!! I like to choose a genre of entertainment/music- "80's on 8", "Fox News", "CNBC", "Coffee House", "Martha" (love the program "Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer)

It's $142.25 for 13 months, which is reasonable....but.....need your input bloggy friends.....Will I be holding a funeral for my satellite radio?

Monday, August 3, 2009

What's up?

Hubby and W came back to the cottage on Thursday night (YEAH!) and with a gift: my mom.

She was bearing gifts:
  • A trunk full of food, because "the grocery up here isn't like the market at home." She has always been a "just in case" kinda lady. She brought her homemade pasta sauce which we all love!
  • The Lilly fish night light:

  • Lilly mouse take note pad:

We did some swimming & boating - W&M on the new tube....They couldn't coax Granny into a ride.

Hubby needed a break -- he's sun sensitive or is he hiding from his mother in law? :)

This wk the kids are at day camp on the lake, today is warm but rainy....what to do with Mom? Thinking out for lunch and maybe watch Confessions of a Shopaholic.