VO5 Silky Experiences Pure Sunshine Shampoo and Conditioner

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment


My niece Sandra was over making herself at home. While I was washing the dishes I heard her say “Wow, this smells great! ” I agreed, this was the  VO5 Silky Experiences Pure Sunshine Shampoo and Conditioner.     Fresh and clean, with delicate notes of pacific rose apple, white peony and cashmere wood.  No wonder it was voted the next new scent.   Smells like summer!!  Since I happened to have picked up  two sets from the Getting Gorgeous Conference and I find that paying it forward is a good thing ,  I gave her a set. Love that happy face.




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Greek Style Orzo Salad

July 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment


I was expecting macaroni or potato salad at the BBQ. What a nice surprise this Greek Style Orzo Salad was.  I was not the only who loved it. Here is the recipe my sister Marianne (she made this salad for us) gave me, hope you try it.

Orzo Salad – Greek Style
serves 6-8

1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 (6 ounce) cans
marinated artichoke hearts – chopped
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 (2 ounce) can black olives, drained
1/4 cup fresh parsley – chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

Bring a large pot of  salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving liquid marinade .  In large bowl combine pasta, artichoke hearts, tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, olives, parsley, lemon juice, oregano and lemon pepper. Toss, cover  and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.Just before serving, drizzle reserved artichoke marinade over salad and toss gently.


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The Pool Party

July 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Yesterday we were at a pool party.  Yes, the weather could have been a little better. But the company, music ,  food and the day was great!! Perfect.


The early bird ladies at  pool side. That’s Bobbie Ann next to Merci and our hostess with the mostess,   Lisa next to me. Behind us is Merci’s groovin dad Andy and Lisa’s groovin dad in law Joe talking shop.


Our groovin moms Nina and Tessie were there catching up on the lastest.


We could not resist taking a photo by the waterfall and palm tree. Yes, that is Merci doing leg lifts :) We had a wonderful full day together. Hope you are enjoying  the summer and remember that friendships are a blessing.

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Voli Vodka – This Summer Cocktail Mixer

July 19, 2014 · Leave a Comment

This summer we are enjoying  Voli Vokda. Merci and I both really like the Raspberry Cocoa. Merci sister Marlene  picked the Espresso Vanilla. The other great flavors are Mango Coconut, Lemon Orange Vanilla and Original.


Marlene made a batch of fresh lemonade, we each picked our favorite flavor and  mix up a delicious cocktail. Topped off with a few ice cubes.  Could not have been easier :)


Here is Marlene wearing her Voli Vodka sunglasses sipping away.


My sister Marianne chose to drink a beer that day. We enjoyed a wonderful summer day together, relaxing and catching up.


Clinking our glasses and wishing you all a  wonderful summer. Cheers!

For more info on Voli Vodka and cocktail recipes click here


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Claw Foot Tub Dreaming

July 18, 2014 · Leave a Comment

I have been thinking of updating my bathroom.

I thought how nice would it be to have a Jacuzzi tub in my little bathroom…I pictured my self covered up to my ears in swirling water.  A pillow under my head.  Eyes closed. Me basking in the sound of  humming water that is bubbling all over me.


Then I came across this picture.


I took this picture when Liz and I attended a Hershey’s sponsored event

A tub with claw feet!      Then I remembered how much I love these old vintage tubs.

This is it!

This is the tub!

To heck with modern noisy Jacuzzi tubs.

    It’s settled!

A claw foot tub is the tub for me.



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