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Wills and Cate got Married

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Which naturally meant the Wine and Whine gals got together to celebrate… each one wearing her loveliest royal hat. 

I decided to go one further.  Diana pearls, HRM Elizabeth outfit, Camilla stockings and British teeth.  I think the overall look was stunning!  Who knew shopping vintage could be so much fun?

Katie and MollyMere, Katie, Mindy, MinaLove these gals!Fabulous


She may Look Sweet and Gentle…

Oh, the pain when pulled!

Casey Jayne has completed the hair portion of her training and moved on to the Aesthetics part of the program.  My sweet, gentle niece spent her birthday doing one of her favorite things … de-foresting the faces of all the women-folk in the family.  Brows, ‘staches and whoda thunk it … nostrils!  Seriously one of the strangest, funniest, creepiest and painful event ever … kindof feels like your sinuses have been yanked … but oh, the glorious result! 

She looks so sweet and innocent
She may be suffocating
Abi gets her nostrils waxed
Casey waxes Carlee



You really should read all about my experience in Hawaii’s Chinatown. Let me know if you have been there and what your experience was like.


Holey Moley!  Talk about a loaded day!  Are you aware that today is Pi day (the mathematical relationship between a circles diameter and circumference)?  It is also National Potato Chip Day (a delightful snack that was actually created as a joke for one very picky potato connoisseur by the name of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt).  Albert Einsteins birthday (which basically ties into Pi day), and of course good ol’ Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin on this very day back in 1794. 

So in honor of all these fantabulous events in history I have a spectacular pie dinner planned to include Chicken pot pie, Pi-shaped rolls (that really just look like an upside down letter ‘U’ with a fancy curl, a bowl of potato chips (potato chips?  I know, doesn’t quite fit but hey, it’s potato chip day)and of course, pie for dessert (apple for Abi, cherry for Mr. F, Skylar and Cydney).  This lovely little spread will be placed upon my cotton-clothed table for all to enjoy. 

I hope you will join me (and the rest of the world) and enjoy a piece of pie today, preferable while reciting the entire pi equation … I can only get as far as: Pi=.14159 26535 … (these come next) 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280… and on it goes …

P.S. I HATE math!

Sunday Wo-mance

If there is anything that renews my spirit, refreshes my soul and reminds me of all that is good in my world, it has to be my gals.  Not to be mistaken for my girls, Abi and Cydney, my gals are a core group of friends that all belong to the whine and wines.  Although there are others in our group, my gals are the ones that have been around through many incarnations, additions, and deletions.   I love these women.  I love their spirit, their humor, their unconditional love for each other.  I love that we can come together, share a glass (or three) of champagne, laugh til we have tears streaming down our cheeks, (and in Katie’s case, laughing so hard she snorts), and accepting each other for who we all are.  Each woman so beautiful.  Each woman so smart.  Each woman so different yet so much alike.  And so it was this morning when we gathered at the Oyster Bar for Champagne Sunday Brunch.   Wo-mancing each other for over 20 years, I love my gals!

Sunday Brunch

Standing left to right: Katie, the nurturer who loves unconditionally.  Mina, the comedienne that keeps us all laughing.  Julie, the brain with a subtle quick wit.  Sitting: Me (puffy from three glasses of champagne).  Meredith, like a sister, we have known each other for over 40 years.  Debbie, the teacher who is genuinely interested in each person she meets.   It’s a privilege to know such wonderful women.

The Typical Person from National Geographic

Puffy Pouf Proof

Blueberry and Me ... she loves me despite the height