Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tracy show us she has the same challenges as the rest of us

Tracy shows in her latest video, link attached, that she is not perfect, and has design issues just like the rest of us- she is living with several pets and four boys- and her design is a work in progress- much like you and me- the dogs like to sleep in the boys bathroom, so she is modifying it for them. The dogs chewed a hole in the settee- which is not surprising (I think) for a large dog like a Newfoundland to do. It's how you handle life's challenges that make life worth living. Thank you Tracy, for making me smile this morning. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, no matter how bad you may perceive things to be, there is always a lot to be grateful for. :) XO J.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

To UGG or not to UGG

I have been avoiding buying a pair of "real" Ugg boots for over two years. There is something about spending over $100 on a pair of not so attractive boots that gives me pause. I have bought the Target knock offs, a pair of "unknown" knockoffs from my FAVE discount retailer TJ MAXX- but, I have not brought myself to buy the real thing.

Now that my knockoffs are failing, one boot has a hole in the bottom, the other has the inside "fur" coming loose, I feel that my money would be better spent on the real deal. I love the idea of sticking my barefoot into warm boots in the dead of winter. There is something rebellious about it- like, take that Winter- NO Socks!

I have been studying the difference between the EMU Australia boots and the Ugg Australia boots- I can't find any huge differences except the price of the EMUs are lower and that the EMUs have as slightly rounded toe sole and heel sole. In this respect I think the Uggs are are better looking. Anyone have any thoughts on the difference between the two? I am now addicted to wearing my boots without socks and can't bear to go another winter without a pair of "Ugg like" boots! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Whatever Martha" with Alexis and Jennifer

My sides ache from laughing...I have been watching clips of "Whatever Martha" on YouTube this afternoon. I discovered the show on FLN and have become an avid follower of the show. They have a radio show on Sirius radio which I do not have, so I haven't been able to hear it, but I bet it's worth the radio's why....
As I said before my sides were splitting watching a clip of the "girls" watching a clip of one of Martha's old shows where she demonstrates how to go about making Smores. You and I know that Smores are a yummy campfire treat that is made from skewering a marshmallow onto a twig and roasted over an open fire, then unceremoniously smashed onto a Graham cracker with melting chocolate in between. It's a fun, casual and messy affair. That is the beauty of a Smore.
Well, not in Martha's world. She sets up her supplies with all the usual suspects, the chocolate squares, the crackers, marshmallows, etc, with a few exceptions. She has a Swiss army knife and battery operated hand drill? What is she going to do with the drill? Jennifer asks this question and Alexis rolls her eyes back in her head and in a dry humor voice (what I love about Alexis) she says..."she's going to complicate the smore process...) boy, does she ever!! Martha proceeds to pull out a bunch of perfectly sized twigs and shows the audience how to "whittle" a point onto the twig using the swiss army knife. Whittle a point? Are the marshmallow roasting twigs also used as some sort of Mideavel hunting weapon? Why would you need a sharp point to skewer a marshmallow? This is the humor of it all. The girls ask these logical questions while viewing the clip. Next, Martha takes some sort of small wood block and starts drilling the twig to the block?????? She starts going off on some tangent about making some sort of campfire tool- why do you need this? Why does anyone need this? Is smore making done so often and taken so seriously that you need actual tools to do it properly? Alexis and Jennifer show the humor in all of this in an fun, refreshing and good humored way. Now we know that no one can really live like Martha Stewart. This is coming straight from the apple near the tree :) J