all dolled up and movie review


One of the things that most excites about having a little girl, is that I will soon have a legit reason to go into Crewcuts (other than trying to squeeze myself into a girls XXL).  This arrived in my inbox this morning – and I'm sorry, but if my daughter had those baubles Mommy would borrow them often.

In other (totally unrelated) news…


Movie review: Julie & Julia was wonderful!  I don't want to tell you much, because I don't want to ruin it… but I did not want the movie to come to an end!  It was good folks!  Chance's response "that was a way better movie than I thought it was going to be"… we both loved it.  The set decoration is enough to make you want to watch it over and over again.  Set decoration intrigues me deeply.  The movie is rolling so fast I always wish I had a remote to pause it and take it all in -right there on the big screen in the theater.  Mrs.Blandings (Patricia Shakelford) interviewed Susan Bode Tyson (the set decorator) regarding the set of Julie & Julia… I'm headed off to reread her article now.  You can read it too:  RIGHT HERE

And… now I'm tempted to start collecting copper pots, and I never really thought of peg board as a design element for a kitchen, but it sure is useful!  My husband will be glad there are no blank walls in our little bitty kitchen.   Here's a wonderful article from NPR on Julia Child's kitchen and the exhibit at the Smithsonian.  It's a must read!   

JC pots

Jc kitchen 

Happy Saturday!

date night


My husband doesn't know it (yet), but tomorrow evening I will be taking him on a date.  We haven't been to a movie in a long time, and someone suggested "go the movies before your baby comes, that is one of those luxuries that gets put on the back burner with a new infant"… so off to the theater we will go.

And we will see Julie & Julia.  Because Mrs.Blandings has been killing me with her posts about it: here and here and here.  And while I wish I could say I have read the books (Julie's and Julia's), I have not.  Usually I do so before I watch a movie… but time just hasn't allowed for much reading lately.

Here's the trailer if you are interested:

Image from Mrs.Blandings; via Sony Pictures; photography by Jonathan Wenk.

Video from You Tube.