Photo Diary of a Kitchen (Mine!)

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Josie Maran

She was the girl I cut out of magazines as an impressionable young girl. I hoped that one day I could emulate her beauty. Her 1999 GUESS ads posted below made quite the impression on me. I remember these pictures like it's the first time I see them.

Today Josie is a mother and entrepreneur with her own earth-friendly beauty line. I just picked up Josie's Argan-oil infused color stick in Petal Pink. It received Allure's 'Editors Choice Awards' stamp of approval, let alone my teeny tiny endorsement. Watch Josie talk about her inspirations and beauty line...  Some things never change; she's still beautiful and I'm still a fan!

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GUESS, 1999

GUESS, 1999


Best Wishes

Have yourself a merry little white Christmas!

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Hearty Greeting

Yep. I made it!

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That does it, somebody get me a SMEG!  I'm seeing these fridges everywhere and I must have one!  Their take on a retro classic is so spot on, it's drool-worthy.  And, if there's such a thing as the perfect companion to your beloved KitchenAid stand mixer, it's a SMEG.   Check out these gorgeous SMEG kitchens...

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Images: Pinterest



Hallelujah! Meryl Streep on the cover of January Vogue hailed as America's greatest actress.  Hear, hear!  Streep's portrayal of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is earning rave reviews.  S-h-o-c-k-e-r! 

The woman is brilliant and beautiful, and I really just want to befriend her gorgeous daughters Mamie, Grace and Louisa in hopes that I'd be invited to a slumber party at Meryl's house.

Saturday night, after my girlfriends left my Christmas party, I was laying on the couch flipping through the channels when I saw Bridges of Madison County playing. I immediately thought 'not a good idea, go to bed Jennifer. It's past 2am afterall.' Well, I ignored my better judgement and wound up a sobbing mess by the time the movie ended. I finally got to bed around 3:30am puffy faced and wishing she had only opened that damn door! Seriously, if a man tells you "this kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime" YOU LISTEN!

The point of it all, is that Meryl is awesome and I love her movies - especially Bridges of Madison County - even though I swell up with estrogen and cry my eyeballs out every time I watch it.

Man, she's got the world on a string.

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Veuve Clicquot ROSÉ

I don't know what it tastes like, but I sure do want some!

Seriously, this bottle was a chic tennis pro in another life.

I've never wanted to cradle a fridge before... such a pretty girl.

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Tartan Christmas

This may be the most gorgeous holiday tablescape ever!  Brilliant table styling by Lynn from Sunshowers & Rainshine, flowers by Janie Medley Flora Design, and photography by Jodi Miller. Absolutely stunning!

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