Journey Woman's Top Travel Items

Chico's Travel Collection
Orvis Leather Bags
Sephora Felt Lip Markers
Talbot's Packable Raincoat
Tilley Underwear

Letting Go of Stuff

A great article about ways to let go of your stuff.

Websites for Lodging/House Exchange

New Year's Resolution?

Reach Out '12

Each day choose one person in my life to email, phone, visit or write a letter to. 

Love it!


Great places to buy travel size items.

Removing Wax

How to remove candle wax from a tablecloth.

Discount Codes

Look here before purchasing may be missing a great deal!

Retail Me Not

My Bargain Buddy

Ideas for Party Favor Designs

For Your Party

3 Lemonade Cocktails

Each recipe serves 4. Combine the ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice.
  • Lemonade margarita  Mix 2¼ cups lemonade and ¾ cup tequila. Garnish with lemon rounds.
  • Lemon-champagne sparkler  Mix 1 cup lemonade, 2 cups Champagne or some other sparkling wine, and 2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Gin shandy  Mix 1 cup lemonade, one 12-ounce bottle ginger beer, and ¾ cup gin.

Warm-Weather Wines

Real Simple's List of Warm-Weather Wines
(Here's the list...follow the link above for more details.)

René Barbier Mediterranean White
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé
2009 Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Blanc
2010 Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou
2009 MandraRossa Fiano
2009 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc
2010 Bieler Père et Fils Rosé
2010 Flipflop Pinot Grigio
2010 El Coto Rioja Rosado
2009 Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay

Picnic Ideas

I love these Real Simple picnic ideas and menus.

The Dolly Parton Dump Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 stick butter

Greae 9x12 pan. Put yellow cake mix on the bottom.  Pour the can of pineapple with juice on next. Add the pie fillings.  Slice butter all over.  Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

Fast Food Better Choices

Burger King - Tender Grilled Chicken Sandwich
McDonald's - California Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken; Balsamic Dressing
Wendy's - Baked Potato topped with chili, broccoli and chives
KFC - Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Taco Bell - Any of the Fresco items
Subway - Turkey Breast
Chinese - Steamed Dumplings and order brown rice
Pizza - Thin crust with light cheese and grilled chicken
Italian - Spaghetti Squash
Japanese - Sushi with avocado
Mexican - Burrito with guacamole

Real Simple's Fake It, Don't Make It

I love Real Simple's fake recipes...well, easy recipes...with pre-made products.
I want to try the Lasagne and Chicken Stir Fry.

TV Dinners...Rated

Here's a website/blog that rates frozen dinners...genius!

And here are some winners:

Kashi All Natural Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Lean Cuisine Fiesta Grilled Chicken

Trader Joe's Cheese Enchiladas

Grilled Pork Chops With Maple Syrup Sweet Potatoes

This recipe sounds good and easy.

Great Ideas for Household Products

Plus a lot more here! Like ideas for ice buckets, strawberry cutter, cupcake liners, picnic ideas and sundae bar.

10 Recipes for Rotisserie Chicken

These seems easy enough!

Bagel Sandwiches I'd Eat

Bagel With Prosciutto, Tomato, and Gruyère

Bagel With Cream Cheese, Apple, and Honey
Bagel With Avocado and Radish

Yard Sale Treasure Map

Type in your zip code and the site scans Craig's List for upcoming yardsales!
Yard Sale Treasure Map

Outdoor Rugs

Home Decorators Collection

California Tea Places to Try

Royal T in Culver City
Halcyon Tea in San Diego
Tranquil Tea Lounge in Fullerton
Lavender Lounge Tea Company in San Clemente
Infusions of Tea in La Jolla
Paris in a Cup in Orange
American Tea Room in Beverly Hills
Vices and Spices in Santa Barbara

Blue Dog

Maybe one day...

from the series "Mardi Gras Colors on Paper" by George Rodrigue, 50x38 inches, 2011