Friday, May 30, 2014

Duchess Catherine Style







Kate Middleton


Kate Middleton or what she should be called Duchess Catherine in my opinion is one of the most elegant celebrity I can think of. She has an air about her that is regal. Even in jeans and tennis shoes.
Blazer and Jeans
I love the casualness of this outfit. Jeans and a blazer will never go out of style.

She is 5'9" and ways 121lbs or in England they would be around 8 stone. They weigh themselves in stones. A stone is 14lbs.

Oh to be blessed with a face, hair, and body like that but she does work out.



Crochet

These are the cutest hats!


Picture of T-Shirt Dress Hat Set Crochet Pattern

T-Shirt Dress Hat Set Crochet Pattern
Unfortunately the pattern isn't free but look at all of the fun hats you can make to give away or sell.
I am going to buy the pattern and sell for the summer.

Until we meet again,

Claudia



Bliss Lights

Bliss Lights

 

Are you ready for the holidays starting with lights.

Photo: The One light of your life--transform your space from ordinary to extraordinary! #BlissLights #Spright #Firefly

Bliss lights are a projector style lighting system that isn't cheap but sometimes you can catch them on QVC for less and a bargain. One can purchase them at Home Depot.
Yellow, red, green, purple, blue--Why choose? With the BlissLights Garden Accent Light you can choose between 16-colors letting you express whatever mood you're in. Live life in color!

Think of a Halloween Party!!!


Having a cold drink in your backyard
I think that they are vey creative and you would be the talk of the neighborhood with landscaping like this!!!
until we meet again
Claudia

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's Celebrity Home

Do you need a house?

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are looking for a new mansion.
Anyone have one?

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's Los Feliz home (MLS)

It is beautiful.
The couple is asking $3,995,000 for the 4-bed, 5-bath Mediterranean Villa and they stand to make a nice profit. Fox, 28, and Green, 40, bought the home in 2009 for $2,942,500, according to Trulia.
The house boast of a 5300 sq ft  but they are running out of room.

The gorgeous backyard (MLS)

Pool and all!!

Family room (MLS)

The Living Room
A peek outside (MLS)

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's house (MLS)

The kitchen (MLS)

I think that I could cook in here!!

Gorgeous view of Los Angeles (MLS)

View and Location is what real estate is made of!!


Until we meet again
Claudia












Friday, May 23, 2014

Granny Squares


Granny Square Technique 

I love Granny Squares, it was the first thing that I crocheted with my mother. We used to have crocheting parties. We would drink, eat and teach, especially in the winter. Marblehead Ohio in the winter is unoccupied. It is a resort town and during the summer the population is about 250,000, during the winter it shrinks to 7,000 so there really isn't anything to do during the winter. Therefor, we crocheted granny squares. I after all these years finally figured out this technique.

When you start the granny square, after your magic circle, chain 5, this will count as the first stitch of the first 3 dc cluster. Then crochet around according to the pattern.

After you finish the round add 2 stitches out of the 3 dc and then slip stitch around the post. You will end up right at the corner for the next round. You won't have to slip stitch over to the space 2 because you are already there, plus you can't really see where you joined.

I hope that this will work for you. Any questions just leave a comment.


Until we meet again,
Claudia
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Crochet

Dishclothes


These cloths are eco friendly, made with Sugar and Creme Cotton. Because of the semi open weave they dry fast not leaving time for it to become sour smell.
Pattern comes from the Big Book of Crochet:

Materials needed
2 1/2 ounces of light/worsted weight yarn or Sugar and Creme Cotton. I prefer cotton instead of yarn.
Chain 30- 34- I don't care for overly large dishcloths so I chained 30.
Row 1- (Right side): Sc in second ch from  hook * skip next ch (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch: repeat from * 8 sc and 7 ch-1 sps if chaining 34- 9 sc and 8 ch-1sps.

Note: Mark Row 1 as right side.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1), turn;  sc in next ch-1 sp,  ch 1, dc, in next sc,* ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next sc; repeat from * across: 16 sts-17 st and 16 ch-1 sps.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across 8 sc and 8 ch-1 if chaining 34 just count one more stitch.

Row 4-21: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 9 times. 

Finish off.

You could put an edging around, I like without edging. (this is my first time writing instructions. I am sorry if they are wrong.



Until we meet, again.
Claudia

Friday, May 16, 2014

If I were going to have a dinner party- Friday



If I were going to have a dinner party- Friday

Have you ever played Dinner Party? One would tell who they would like to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

Let’s play!!!
Where: 
 


My backyard (I wish)


Who: Now that is a great question-who would I like to sit next to or in between at a dinner party? Today I am in a fun mood so I would like to sit in between.

 


George Clooney. He can bring Amal, (his finance) she is an International Attorney, and can you imagine the conversations. She deals with human rights, criminal law, and extraditions. I think that she would be amazing and would enlighten the conversation. I hope that she is funny, also.

 


Brad Pitt. He can bring Angelina but maybe leave the kids at home.


Why? They both are quick witted. 
         
I think that the night would be filled with humor and intellect. 



Food: Recipes for Bbq.
  


Grilled Swordfish with Saffron Garlic Sauce and a strawberry and macadamia nut salad with asparagus.

 

Recipe: Ingredients



  • 1/2  cup fresh bread crumbs Bread French baguette, crust removed
  • Pinch of saffron threads, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 large cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 egg yolk, preferable pasteurized
  • 1 tablespoon roasted red pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon smoked paprika, hot or sweet
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 - 1/4  teaspoon cayenne, optional
  • 4 swordfish or salmon steaks, about 1-1/2 pounds total
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 lemon wedge
http://www.recipe.com/grilled-swordfish-steaks-with-saffron-garlic-sauce/
  


Desert: Crème Caramel- it is easy and light for a summer’s night party.