Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Tiny House

Busy weekend and of course, it is snowing.

That is how winter is making me feel. If you have never seen the campy fun movie "Clue", you must.

Was browsing Houzz, because really, when stuck indoors, isn't it nice to look at places like the one below in Southern California?

All that expensive beauty aside, allow me to share a tour of a 200 square foot house. It is very well done and thought out. While I like the concept of tiny homes and the designs, I don't think I would want one to be my permanent abode. Actually, some of the larger tiny homes work well so I guess if I wanted to live some high priced place like La Jolla, CA or Hawaii, that is how I could make that happen. Not that we are moving, but all this snow has made me wish to be somewhere that does not require boots, a heavy coat and the need to warm up the car.

Hope some of you are getting sunshine and flowers and know that I am jealous and cannot wait for spring to roar her way over here to New Jersey.


Monday, February 23, 2015

A Delicious Pizza and Fabulous Music

Gimme Some Oven, love the name, has a delicious Shrimp Fra Diavolo Pizza recipe that I made for dinner last night. I used frozen shrimp from Trader Joe's and instead of grape tomatoes used half a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. Did not have the basil, but regardless, this was an amazing meal. I highly recommend you crank it out for your friends and family.

I have always appreciate classical music and the sound of the violin in particular. A friend sent me the following video and I have to say, I was blown away.To hear such an exquisite instrument in an arrangement of actual dance(club) music? Superb. A round of applause to the very talented Damien Escobar.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

From the Ice Cold State Known as New Jersey

It is snowing once again. Lord help me I have never hated a winter like I have this one. The ice and wind chills continue to make it impossible to stay outside for long stretches of time. There have been moments where I feel like I am experiencing that Twilight Zone episode where the woman is sweltering and all sorts of conveniences people are used to like water, juice, air conditioning, food are disappearing due to the fact the earth is moving closer to the sun. Folks becomes crazed, looking for ways to stay cool and moving up to Canada.

Here is the episode: The Midnight Sun 1961

The truth is revealed at the end when we see the young lady moaning with fever and her neighbor and doctor are there. The earth is actually moving away from the sun so the planet is freezing and people are heading south.  Yeah, THAT is exactly how I see our current weather situation going right about now. The Funk Soul Brother.


For dinner last night I made the delicious shrimp, kale and cannellini bean casserole recipe from The Perfect Pantry. I omitted the wine because I did not have it and added more garlic. Such a filling, healthy meal.

And because I am cabin fevered out, here are some videos I enjoy and hope you do to.

Pearl Bailey and Dinah Shore. Classy Ladies right here.

This 3 year old's fighting stance and adorable English accent makes me want to squeee so loud dogs would howl.

This video on Happy Place made me miss my cats something fierce. The first one of the Alabama kitty is my fave.