Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lately I've Been Thinking a Lot About Food.

DSC0522, originally uploaded by Phu_Tran.

And how we use it in our lives. How people can use it to form community and nourish themselves and their families. How food, just like love is often best in it's raw form.

This week why not challenge yourself to eat food you recognize in it's original form. An apple instead of apple sauce. A baked potato instead of french fries. If you eat meat, a steak instead of hamburger.

Let food nourish you and your community. Invite someone to share a meal with you. Serve foods in their true form. Let the conversation flow. Drink a glass of beautiful organic wine. Light a candle. Smile. Laugh. Eat.


Black Eyed Beans

Black Eyed Beans, originally uploaded by Ganga108.

Good luck with that!


vegetables..., originally uploaded by h.spencer.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

The end of 'My View'

My month long stint as an ambassador for 'The View' has come to an end. I really enjoyed my last week of watching the show. The highlight had to be being 'backstage' at the Oscars with Sherri. I needed some girlfriends to dish about the Oscars with but couldn't find anyone who had actually watched the show. That is when I turned to my girls over at ABC. I drank coffee as we chatted about the dresses, the hair, the do's and the don'ts. Yes, I was talking to the TV and no, the ladies at 'The View' couldn't hear me but they were there when I needed them.

So even though I have been feeling a little judgmental of my girls and the format of the show over the past month. I am happy to have spent the time with them and look forward to visiting them in the future. They will stay on my tivo. I still feel they need a little fresh blood, a new young face, a male host just something to shake up the boat a little and get back to the original idea of the show. People of different ages and backgrounds, coming together to share their 'View' on things.

* disclaimer - I am an official ambassador for 'The View' and will receive official 'View' branded   merchandise for taking part in this program.

Look What I Found!

The Great Escape

The Great Escape, originally uploaded by artsyorange.

Pink Airstream

Pink Airstream- Jenni Horne, originally uploaded by artsyorange.

Pink Camper

jenni pink camper, originally uploaded by artsyorange.

The vintage camper obsession continues!

jenni orange camper, originally uploaded by artsyorange.
I am in love with Jenni Horne's prints! I have heard about Jenni in a round about sort of way for a few years now from my friend Cindy who loves visiting a shop called 'The Vintage Flea' Jenni started in Newnan Georgia. Check out Jenni's etsy shop to snag one of these adorable prints for yourself. Yes, she does more than trailers.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A New View

As I'm sure you are tired of hearing, I am an ambassador for the ABC TV show 'The View'. I'm not sure what possessed me to apply for this position other than there was a time in my life where I really enjoyed the show and all it had to offer. After watching The View for the last couple of weeks, I am amazed how far the show has strayed from what I understood it's original premise to be.

 In the beginning 'The View' was meant to be a show that brought women of different generations and backgrounds together to discuss topics and conduct interviews in a round table format. While I have enjoyed the show and some of the guests, I can't help feeling that the program has become somewhat stale. All of the women now come from the entertainment field. Elisabeth may be the one exception although she did come to the program via the reality show 'Survivor'.

 I watched the show as a young mom at home with small children and I enjoyed the healthy discourse the differences between the women caused at the table. Now I watch the show and I don't think the young mom I was back then would have anyone on the show to identify with. I think the program is in desperate for some fresh young blood, or dare I say it? A male host at the table. Why not a gay man?

 I think a show that started out as groundbreaking has lost it's mojo. Even Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame failed to get the needle into the red for me. I don't want to get too negative, I just think it may be time for 'The View' to take a look at itself from a different angle.

Let me know what you think. Have you ever watched the show? What is your opinion?


I am an official View Brand Ambassador and will be receiving View branded merchandise for my participation.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

the lil bee: Day 5.

the lil bee: Day 5. See, I am not the only one who does not do well with winter and snow! Check out the goings on over at one of my favorite blogs the lilbee. They are on day five of no power! It makes me feel like a wimp for complaining about two. It's nice to know there is one more person out there who will be happy to see the backside of this winter!