Monthly Archives: July 2010

♦ Top Ten Green Smoothie Ingredients for maximum benefits

I start the day running – literally, and I don’t slow down until about 7 in the evening! I just try and “pack it all in”.   My secret is my breakfast smoothie!  I have fondly referred to it as “pond scum” and several other names depending on what color it happens to be that […]

♦ Save The Roses!

Just this past May my daughter Natalie and I were riding horses past a beautiful pink hedge of roses all in a massive bloom!  Yesterday I rode by the same property where they were renovating the home and ripping out all the landscaping including the one hundred pink rose bushes!!!!!  My jaw dropped, but I […]

♦ Instant Warmth!

Antiques give authenticity, history and a sense of security to a new interior.   I had just completed this two story study.  The custom bookshelves were stained a dark Mahogany.  The walls were navy Venetian plaster and the floors a dark walnut.  What the room needed was a “past”.  I found the perfect wool chenille […]

♦ Tres Delicious In A Pinch

Once a month my darling girlfriends and I get together for our French Club brunch.  It’s always 10:30 to 12:30.  My 13 year old daughter Natalie asked me what we do during our brunch. I explained that we ate a lot, shared a wonderful assortment of dishes and sometimes French food while pretending that we […]

♦ Small Bathroom Magic!

Creative solutions for a small bathroom needn’t break the bank.  Without expanding the square footage you can double your perception of a small room! Another way to increase the functionality of a small bathroom is to increase the storage. Here are the before (left) and after (right) shots… Seriously, how much glass do we need […]

♦ Make Something Wonderful From A Cast Off!

Our home in Bel Air had two lovely Mediterranean Style Juliet Balconies outside our bonus room on the second floor. The rails were more than 4″ apart and my little kids at the time could fit through them! Ouch!!!  I couldn’t bring myself to toss them so I brought them to our new home in […]

♦ GIANT Summer Squash Recipe!

This is what my biodynamic compost yields!  Basketball size summer squash!  So what do you do with it?  I made up a lasagne recipe, used only half the squash and froze the rest for another day!! Summer Squash and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Lasagne 2 cups shredded summer squash 2 large red bell peppers 1 […]