Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Decorations for everywhere in your house!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!! Thanksgiving is the best starts for the holiday. The only thing you need to do is eat!! So, here is some of my favorite decorations for the season!

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thanksgiving in the Woods

I am not sure why I always wish I had a cabin in the woods to go to for Thanksgiving. I for some unknown reason could see my boys hunt, not to kill but that kind of ruins the reason why one's hunt. Let me rethink this - watching the game on the TV.

Well I found a cabin that I wouldn't mind hiding out in during Thanksgiving and here it is:


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bermuda surviving the Hurricane

This beautiful island took a direct hit on Saturday. I don't know if you have ever been in a hurricane but the rain is torrential, you can hear objects being blown about, and the wind. There is a noise that goes with a hurricane and I can't believe that most of Bermuda went through this in the dark.

But if anyone can withhold a hurricane is Bermuda, because of the way the houses are built (the rest of the world could take a lesson from Bermuda.


 The house are constructed from cement block and stucco. The roof will never cave in because it is constructed of concrete and limestone.


Traditional Exterior by Victoria Architects & Building Designers SOS Design

The reason why the roofs are made out of concrete and limestone is because we don't have a public water system. The water is caught on the roof and filtered into a cistern under the house. My father had me believing that there were little fish in the cistern keeping the water clean. I drank a lot of bottle water.

I am happy to say that my family came through it with no damage. Only the foliage was damaged. Good news about that is now you can see the homes that were hiding behind the foliage, bad new:


Images like this will be hard to find.

Keep on going Bermuda


Until We Meet Again
Claudia
 

 

20 Beach Pumpkins



Ever wonder what Beachy people do for Halloween! Well, here are some ideas.
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

15 Spooky Real Estate Photos


"Relax, it’s just a really creepy doll with a creepy doll all of its own. Oh, and a shotgun."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkin Gooey Cake

I don't know if you have ever had Paula Dean's Gooey Cakes but if you haven't try this one!! After all it is the pumpkin season!


Fall Layering





The temperature will start to drop at night but the days will be warm with a chill in the air. Let start digging out our cardigans, sweaters, and afghans.

Let's warm ourselves.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

11 ways lay out a small living room

 All small spaces present design challenges, but as the living room is where you probably spend the most time (and certainly the one guests experience the most of), designing a small one can be especially tricky. How do you strike a balance between making the room feel as spacious as possible while also squeezing in extra seating? What furniture should you choose, and where do you put it? Here are 15 design tips for making the most of your space, plus 10 specific furniture layout ideas for small living rooms. Let’s get started.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

15 Cozy Book Nooks

The summer is over but reading a good book isn't, here are some wonderful ideas but what do you see the most. The fact that there is plenty of light. The rooms are meant to be quiet and the colors of the rooms are soft. Have fun looking at the rooms.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

15 Cool Leather Jackets

Yes, today is the first day of September!

Let's get our great leather jackets out. Oh! You say. You don't have one, well, here are some great jackets. Have fun looking and then copy the look.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Real Estate Tips For Buying a Waterfront Home

It is the end of the summer and the For Sale Signs are going up around ocean front, lakefront and channel front homes. A light bulb goes off in your head, "I think that we should buy a vacation home!" Yes, this is one of the best times to purchase a vacation home, after the season is over and the children go back to school. The family life is changing and maybe the home owner didn't spend as much time at the vacation home as they would like and it is on the market. 

You should understand that the faint of heart should not buy a waterfront home. That body of water can and will turn on you. You need to look at all of the draw backs of waterfront ownership. Ask the locals about the winters are like when there is no one around. Where would they buy? How long does it take to get to fast water? These are important questions, maybe a free standing home isn't for you, maybe a condo that you could rent when you weren't using the unit.

Find a real estate agent who’s a true waterfront specialist. There are certain circumstances to buying a home in vacation land.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fred Mac Murray, Star

You probably don't know who Fred Mac Murray was, he was everyone's favorite Dad. He starred on the Show My Three Son's. The actor was known to millions for his work in more than 100 movies and many popular television shows, but what most admirers don’t realize is that he created a life for himself far from Hollywood on a ranch outside of Healdsburg, California.
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Catherine Zeta-Jones Selling NY Home






Catherine Zeta Jones is selling her NY home. The Bedford, New York, home where actress Catherine Zeta-Jones lived during her separation from actor Michael Douglas is on the market for

$8.1 million.





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Island Chic

Summer is waning, so let's get ready for next summer with these great rooms.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Last Big Backyard Summer Party In Style

Summer is wrapping up and we are giving a last blow out party before everyone departs for their winter life of schools, children's practices, and no time for dinner nights.




Using glass plates are a great idea. For Christmas Dinner I used glass plates with some really ugly chargers that I decoupaged with their pictures that I printed on regular paper. then they got to see themselves throughout the year and remember the events. It a source of hours of conversations and giggles.

Summer dressing

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Have a beer and sit around the firepit enjoying the summer breezes. All too soon, at least on the shores of Lake Erie, our evenings will be held inside around the TV.

Our music is of the cicadas chirping and the children's laughter. It is a serene setting with family and friends. Enjoy.

Until we meet again
Claudia

Have you ever Seen a Pink Dolphin?


A million years ago, marine life swam the oceans, rivers and seas alike. Unencumbered only Mother Nature and the next fish that was larger than them could be their demise. Meet the Amazon River Dolphin.At their largest the pink amazon river dolphin can grow to be over 8 ft. long (not common) and weigh up to 450 pounds.
On average males tend to grow between 5 – 6 1/2 ft. long, while females typically grow larger than their male counterparts measuring between 5 1/2 - 8 ft. long with both species generally weighing under 250 lbs. when fully matured.

The Earth is covered by 2/3 water. This water or bodies of water consist of 6 Oceans and 13 Seas and she nurtures billions of different marine life. It is our air conditioner. We need to take care of her or our life source will cease to be. Can you imagine being out on your boat and this magnificent majestic creature swam past your boat.

I grew up in Bermuda. I remember watching the whales pass. We never got close enough or lucky enough to get a close up but just knowing that they were free and apart of a plan.

I have never seen a pink dolphin, but it wouldn't be amazing to see one in their natural habitat?

 This is the way the oceans should be- man and marine life co-existing. We manage to kill over 100Million Sharks a year. First, I am sort of glad or we would be up to our asses in Sharks. But the Hammerhead Shark is endangered because of over fishing. Did you know that Orange Roughy is now not a sustainable fish. They have been over fished and now don't have the time to reproduce. There are list of Sustainable Fish. Fish that is alright for you to eat.

Until we meet again
Claudia

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fantastic Indoor Pool that comes with a Mansion

For Sale: 2125 River Oaks Blvd Houston TX.

This is a Single-Family Home located at 2115 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston TX. 2115 River Oaks Blvd has 7 beds, 8 baths, and approximately 9,334 square feet. The property was built in 1968. 2115 River Oaks Blvd is in the Afton Oaks- River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, TX. The average list price for Afton Oaks- River Oaks is $2,274,291.          

Actually it is an indoor pool that comes with a mansion.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Feats of Amazement

 
The Architect is James Law, it should be James Amazing Law but he goes by James Law: Cybertech.
 
This is an apartment building in Mumbai.
 
 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ron Howard's House

Ron Howard's mansion just sold for $27.5M. It is a total of 17,000sq ft. Just a small country retreat.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Buttons and Bows Online: Stenciled Letter Tutorial

Buttons and Bows Online: Stenciled Letter Tutorial: So let's begin

The Champagne Social-ist: Gracie Mansion

The Champagne Social-ist: Gracie Mansion: Gracie Mansion is the office residence of the Mayor of New York. It was built in 1799 by Archibald Gracie-is the last of the elegant country...

Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion is the office residence of the Mayor of New York. It was built in 1799 by Archibald Gracie-is the last of the elegant country homes that once lined Manhattan's East River shore.

Gracie hosted elegant dinner parties at his country estate for visitors including Alexander Hamilton, Rufus King, Joseph Bonaparte, and Washington Irving.


The big new is that Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a retail chain decorate the mansion. The retailer is West Elm. west elm offers modern furniture and home decor featuring inspiring designs and colors. Create a stylish space with home accessories from west elm. According to West Elm.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Buttons and Bows Online: My EAT sign turned into ATE

Buttons and Bows Online: My EAT sign turned into ATE: You know that I can't take great pics so thanks to my son's long time love and mother of my grand daughter, Lacey who took these fo...

The Champagne Social-ist: Susan Lucci Home In the Hamptons

The Champagne Social-ist: Susan Lucci Home In the Hamptons

Susan Lucci Home In the Hamptons

Meet Tobi Farley, Interior Designer

I seriously don't know what to feature, so I will do a project a week from her. She lives and works in Little Rock AR. All I can say is that anyone who lives in the area are extremely lucky.
Business Description: Award-winning designer Tobi Fairley brings her bright, bold, and tailored look to clients' homes across the country, from Little Rock to Charleston to Los Angeles to New York. Selected as a Top 20 Young Designer by Traditional Home and gracing the covers of House Beautiful and Traditional Home, as well as the pages of Southern Living, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and more, this color-loving designer believes good design resonates both with the creative vision of the designer as well as the authenticity of those whose lives will unfold in the home.

Certification and Awards
Traditional Home Top 20 Young Designer List, Blogger of the Year Award, Design Bloggers Conference, 12 ASID Gold Awards and 3 ASID Ovation Awards.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Buttons and Bows Online: Tatting

Buttons and Bows Online: Tatting:   I just love the look of tatting but I am not as ambidextrous as I would like to be so I am practicing with Maria Papia and needle tatti...

The Champagne Social-ist: Save the World

The Champagne Social-ist: Save the World: This is sickening to think that in the year of 2014 there is something like this going on in the world.                   ...

Save the World

This is sickening to think that in the year of 2014 there is something like this going on in the world.                 
Qingdao, Shandong province

A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. (REUTERS/China Daily)
 

A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province July 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer
 

A laborer cleans up oil at the oil spill site near Dalian port, Liaoning province July 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer)
 
 
Dead pigs float in a branch of Huangpu River in Pinghu, Zhejiang province, March 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Aly Song)
 
I am sorry but I can't post any more of these pictures, they are making me sick. We have but one Earth and I don't think that the Earth can take anymore punishment.
 
For more pictures follow the link:
 

Until we meet again,

Claudia



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