Archive for October, 2012


A thought for all those who share my perfectionist tendencies.



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On today’s episode of the Rachel Ray show, Sunny Anderson demonstrated five dessert recipes that take no time to make and serve two people. Each recipe is assembled in a mug and cooked in the microwave. Fun and tasty! She made NOLA Bread Pudding, Pineapple Right Side Up Cake, Apple and Raisin Crisp, Funky Chunky Monkey Stack, and Chocolate Molten Surprise Cake.


Molten Chocolate Surprise Cake (on plates with raspberries)

Funky Chunky Monkey Stacks

Pineapple Right Side Up Cake

NOLA Bread Pudding (second from the left)

Apple Raisin Crisp (in mugs)

Click on the picture to go to the Rachel Ray Show page with the recipe.








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One of the trends this fall is an all white outfit finally putting to rest the old rule that white is taboo after Labor Day.

Here is an outfit that I put together from White House Black Market.

white sweater jacket from White House Black Market

Quilted Sweater Jacket $108

white scoop neck tee white house black market

White Scoop Neck Tee $30

white cords white house black market

White Cords $78

White Desert Boot



Pair the Quilted Sweater Jacket with this dress:

white ponte dress white house black market

Ponte Sheath Dress $150

White Boots $55



Equestrian Link Necklace Michael Kors $125

Winter White works really well with the Type 4 guidelines from Dressing Your Truth. Although every type has its color white.

So, do you think you could wear an all white outfit this fall?

By the way, today is the last day for the Dressing Your Truth Spread the Love deal: $99 and $20 gift certificate. Here is the coupon link: Spread the Love


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Around the woods near Skyline Drive, the weather has been cooler and much, much wetter. Tonight’s tasty dinner was warm, cozy Chili and Cornbread Muffins for Two.

Corn muffins for two, a perfect compliment to Chili

Corn Muffins for Two

1/2 cup corn meal

1/2 cup flour

1/8 cup sugar or stevia

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

1/8 cup corn

1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix oil, egg, and milk together. Add dry ingredients, corn and cheese. Mix until well combined. Scoop batter into greased or lined  regular-sized muffin tin. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes 5 muffins.

Corn muffin

What are your fall comfort foods?


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Can a girl ever have too many shoes? Probably, however, I don’t see anything wrong with having  a lot of shoes. Plus, I’m not talking about Manolo Blahniks. I usually buy my shoes at Ross, Kohls, Target and Marshall’s preferably clearance priced. Well, not all my shoes fit into the guidelines for a Type 4- Bold, Striking Woman in the Dressing Your Truth system. Those guidelines include pointed or squares toes, zebra prints and saturated hues including black, white and navy.

My choices…buy all new shoes or refashion the old ones. I chose to refashion the ones that I could. I used spray paint for some and acrylic paint for others.





The following don’t have before pictures.

Shiny Black shoes started as dull yellowy silver.

Shiny black booties started out grayish brown.

Brown ballet flats became red with spray paint.

The new collection:

Refashioned shoes

I’m pretty happy with the way these turned out. Granted, I can’t change the toe shape, but you do the best you can. Have you ever refashioned your shoes? I’m wondering if duct/duck tape might work.


Linked to:

Finding Home: Spray Paint Link Party

It All Started With Paint: Spray Paint Link Party

Thistlewood Farm: Spray Paint Link Party

Top This Top That: Spray Paint Link Party

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