Puppies and Boots!

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like just one thing! A puppy, preferably this one  ——–>
Actually Santa, we are getting each other a puppy for Christmas sooooooo if you could just get me these boots then that would be totally okay with me.
Grey Suede ON SALE over the knee boots.  I can’t picture any of my outfits looking very good at all with out these boots now that I have seen them. Crap!
Oh well – till the season of sharing and giving right? That’s why I am showing you these amazing boots that would look awesome with leggings and tights. (also maybe just to remind myself I want them)
Must. Stop. Shopping. And. Start. Saving. A sale is no excuse…. 

Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler

This new internet phenomenon makes me want to read the Time Travelers Wife all over again. Maybe I am naive but I believe it. The toothache explanation is just dumb. She is clearly a time traveler. Read this, watch the clip and then go ahead and google it more. I couldn’t find a thing to change my mind.

“While watching the DVD extras for The Circus, an Irish filmmaker has spotted a woman who appears to be using a mobile phone, fifty years before their invention. George Clarke, who is based in Belfast, uploaded the clip to YouTube where it has since received more than 1.5 million views.

The footage shows the cinema that is premiering The Circus; a woman walks past holding her left hand to the side of her face while moving her lips. The original clip lasts a matter of seconds but has been looped and slowed down to such an extent that the online version lasts for several minutes.

Others are not so sure and explanations range from the woman holding a block of ice to take away the pain of a dental appointment, to the clip itself being a fake – detractors point out that fade transitions had not been developed in the 1920s.” – Telegraph.co.uk

UPDATE: My tall man just ruined the intrigue.  Apparently this is what it is.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I disagree and still think it’s a time traveler. She is alone, why would she be talking into a hearing aid. No one is talking to her or listening.

Already Thinking Thanksgiving Menus

photo from Food Network

Looking for something easy to make for Thanksgiving that will make people say, “Wow ______, this is delicious!”? We are going to the Outer Banks for Turkey Day and I am going to bring this side dish.

Sweet Potato Puree with Honey and Basil

Usually I do the classic sweet potato casserole. You know, semi smashed with brown sugar and marshmallows (my mouth is watering already). But a great recipe I picked up this summer has them pureed with honey, butter, basil, salt and pepper. Easy right? And much healthier without all that sugar.

1. Bake or boil the sweet potatoes until they are very tender (leave the skin on, when they are done you should be able to scoop out the flesh easily)
2. Smash/smush/mash them completely. You can use a food processor or blender if you find that they aren’t smoothing out well.
3. Add honey, salt and pepper to taste and about 6 tablespoons of butter.
4. Chop up and sprinkle in some fresh basil for color and flavor.

P.S. Did you know that sweet potatoes are from the morning glory family? They are flowers!

Good conversational facts for the table: “The sweet potato is a member of the morning glory family and except in name only, is not related to the white potato. It helps prevent cancer and heart disease. It is rich in complex carbohydrates and low in calories – there are only 117 calories in a 4-oz. serving.

Sweet potatoes are used in controlling weight and conditions like diabetes. They are an easy way to get the heart healthy and to get cancer- fighting benefits into your diet. This information comes from the spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, Pamela Savage-Marr, R.D.” 

(Hey Heather, remember our menu last year?)

Every Girl Needs Red Shoes

Check out my new suede red pumps! Hat tip to Kendi Lea at Kendi Everyday for her awesome blog and style. She wears these shoes frequently and they are so cute. The only thing is they are more of an orange color than red. It really depends on the light. I still love them. I think I am going to get the nude color as well.

Here are some oufits Kendi wore them with that I love: Lazy, Plain and Simple, Ebb and Flow, and last but not least this sassy outfit.

Thanks again Kendi.

Urban Outfiters UO Suede Pump $48.00