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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miss Hannigan has style!

I    L-O-V-E   Y-O-U   M-I-S-S    H-A-N-N-I-G-A-N!!!

I was just watching one of my favourite movies (the 1982 Annie) with my kids.  I've always loved Carol Burnett, since I was a little kid, and I especially loved her cast as Miss Hannigan, but tonight I was just loving her style!  From her dresses, to her beads, to that amazing romantic bedroom of hers.   Talk about shabby chic, but not todays 'shabby chic' of pastels and whites, a more old world shabby chic.

Amazing fabrics, romance, moody colours, WOW, hard to believe all this in an orphanage during the depression.

Can you believe I couldn't find one image of her bedroom on the internet?  Anyway, if you all get a chance to see this movie (which everyone should watch at least 100 times!) keep an eye on the sets (and Carols wardrobe!).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cape Cod

I've always wanted to go to Cape Cod.  You know, its one of those things you always read about…'summering at the Cape'.  So two weeks ago, when my husband and I were wondering what we were going to do with the kids during March break (we NEVER go away during March break) I suggested seeing if we could rent a place on Cape Cod.  My husband didn't think there would be anything available, as this is a hot vacation time in Canada.  All package holidays are either fully booked or so expensive its prohibitive.  However, I guess no one wants to go to New England as it isn't exactly tropical weather.  We didn't care about the weather, we just wanted somewhere nice and interesting.  So I scanned the internet and found a gorgeous home on the water.  I don't mean nice, I mean G O R G E O U S!!!!

Just look at this view!  This was exactly 20 feet (ish) from our front door!  I haven't downloaded the photos of the house yet, but when I do I'll post them.  I just can't get over our, I mean OUR beach!  It was semi-private, but as no one else was crazy enough to be on it, it felt pretty private!

Crazy or what?  I felt it was crazy to have this in your backyard (I mean GOOD CRAZY!!!).

How can something so simple as this photo give me so much joy?
And here is my funny leprochaun at the Cape Cod St. Patricks day parade on Cape Cod last saturday!  He  does have 50% Irish blood, but 100% Irish mischief in him!

We also went to my ultimate dying to go to place of all time…MARTHA'S VINEYARD!  It truly was beautiful, and we were lucky it was a sunny (COLD but sunny) day.  The island was pretty much deserted.  We ate at the only restaurant open in Edgartown, 'The News from America', and it was really great.  Our food was pretty good, but they could have fed me chicken nuggets, and I wouldn't have noticed, as the ambiance and character of this old pub was spectacular!  Also, as one of my kids has a severe (LIFE THREATENING SEVERE) peanut/treenut allergy, the restaurant staff was very helpful and accommodating.  A lovely and safe meal was had by all (not as easy as it sounds).

Martha's Vineyard was really all that and a jar of caviar!  But, in a very relaxed, low key, billion dollar cedar cottage way.  I would move there in a heart beat!  Look at these views…

The harbour in Edgartown, known as the JAWS harbour, as Jaws was filmed there in 1974 (wow!  I remember reading the book back then cause my parents wouldn't take me to the cinema)!  Did I mention I read it when I was just 6 months old?



Oh yeah, and…


Here's Primo (not his real name, but as he's a real Tony Shaloub fan, we find it appropriate) chillin' by the lighthouse, reading his map.

Well, not only did the kids love running around the lighthouse, and their day there, they thought it was SUPER COOL that Tony Shaloub owns a home there!!  Are my kids not the geekiest kids in the world?!?!  We love watching Monk!  We have 7/8 seasons on DVD, and are having the hardest time finding season 8!  Anyway, when they found out he has a home there, it was worth the day trip!

All good things must come to an end, and our great vacation ends tomorrow!  Long drive back home, but even thats fun!

Oh, did I mention I did a little 'junktiquing' on the trip?  More on that next time…

I just joined the Cowgirl Up! Link party!  Follow the party here:  (sorry, I'm so bad at this and can't figure out how to get the button on here).  Just copied and pasted, don't know if it will work…Sorry Ladies, hope it works, don't mean to offend.  I would love some advise on this if anyone can help!