Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Really Great Gift Idea....

A few years back "W" surprised me one day with a fine bottle of olive oil.
Ya know, I had really never thought much about olive oil, and the differences.
I had just cooked with my regular ole Publix bought extra virgin olive oil.
Ya know, the cheap kind.
He had a secretary that was born in Italy.
Her dad was/is a tailor here in Atlanta and he produces his own olive oil over in Italy.
I think it's a family thing.
I used it, and I'm serious y'all, I have never tasted such a difference in my cooking!
I was SOLD on fine olive oil.
So now "W" gives me special olive oils for all occasions!  I can't wait to see what's next up his sleeve.

I've decided, what a great gift to give someone?
It's hard to know if someone drinks or not and sometimes that bottle a wine is just so uncreative.
But what if you gave them a nice bottle of olive oil instead?
They make them in all types of bottles and make for such a beautiful gift.
This year "W" adopted an olive tree for me!
"Nudo" does this, names the tree, and sends you 3 tins of olive oil.
While not as good as the Italian tailors oil, it's still great, and makes for a fun gift!
I searched the internet and found some beautiful gift ideas.

 if you've ever cooked with White Truffles, you know how wonderful this must be.  I'm putting this on my wish list.  At around 90.00, it's one of the most expensive olive oils around.

another "wish list" item

 I think this one is perfect for the man chef in your life.

 beautiful...for a mere 329 US dollars

for a great selection of olive oils, go to:

have a great day y'all!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ready TO Shoppe!!!!???

okay, one thing I love about Face book?
You can put an ISO out there and you can just about be assured that someone will have something you need.
In perfect "Boggs" fashion, we wait until the last minute to make our plans for the 4th of July.
we wanted to go down to the northern coast of Florida.
Seems everyone else does as well.
Everything y'all, I mean everything, from Gulf Shores to Mexico Beach is booked solid.
I guess the economy has turned around? :)


so, a sweet friend of mine sent me a message saying that they were not using their town home down in Sandestin and we could lease it!
what luck.
I absolutely cannot wait to see what my little Catiebug does with the sand and the ocean.
I WILL take lots of photos next week so get ready.

But first,  my grandchildren need a few items for our trip.
All of these items came from Vineyard Vines, J.Crew, Gap, and Old Navy

Vineyard Vines

 Vineyard Vines

all kids need cute pjs for the beach.
 on sale now at J. Crew (they glow in the dark)
 J. Crew
 J. Crew
 J. Crew
 J. Crew

Gap Kids
Gap Kids

another glow in the dark number
Gap Kids

they also need matching outfits for the 4th of July!

all Gap Kids

 again Gap Kids (they are going to love seeing me come in there today!)

I'm just going to go ahead and tell you that the rest of these items are from Gap Kids.  And it looks like everything is on sale!!! yeahhhh!

now, on to swimwear.  Lil B will love this.

and a little addition!
Found this darling girl who makes these ohsocute hair bows!
They are four inches long 
I love all of her ribbon colors and prints!!
had to get a set for Catiebug's piggies.
by Bell Eddins
50.00 for a set of 48 (great price)
e-mail me at for information on the bows.

 what are YOU doing for the forth?

have a fun day y'all!

Friday, June 28, 2013

I'm Done!!!!

Good Gosh Almighty.
I am SO glad I am done with that detox.
How do I feel?
Well, I've decided that part of my problem with this detox is that I had a head cold when I started it.
Which has now turned in to a horrible sore throat.
Accompanied by a lingering "caffine" headache.
So, I really can't give you good news on how I feel.
and, Let me tell you.  That lunch smoothie could not go away soon enough.  (enter barf sound)

I will say this though.  I'm going to eat an entire house today.
with a bag of potato chips.
anything else cruchy I can fit in my mouth.


In all fairness to Dr. Oz's 3 Day Detox, I have lost a little weight.  maybe 5 lbs.  And actually I am a lot less puffy and swollen.  My profile looks thinner.
I'm going to impliment a new diet going forward (after I pig out today)
and "W" is challenging me to stay off the caffine.
I guess I have to!!!
have a great day y'all!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dr. Oz 3 Day goodness....

I made it through day 2....barely
Y'all, this is ALOT tougher than I thought it would be.
Not only can I not get up off the couch, I could barely take my dog out for a walk.
Wondering if this is mental?
I do know this.
If you do this, you better have a daggum good "mind over matter" attitude.
This morning before I made my morning smoothie, I had an "episode"
I felt faint.  Cold sweats followed by hot flashes followed by cold sweats.
My hands and feet started tingling really, really bad.
Felt nauseous, was seeing stars.
I laid down on the couch, tried to relax, and covered up with a blanket.
It passed about 10 minutes later and I was able to make my smoothie.
At this point, I'm just not sure about this detox, but going to see how my morning goes.
I'm so far into it now that if I don't follow through I will feel 2 days of this will have been done in vain.
It did scare me though.
I have tried to paint for 2 days and just can't get up the energy.
It's crazy!  All the reviews I have read have said that you have more energy!
not me.
I am drinking tons of water and wondering if I'm actually drinking too much.
I do think this is an electrolyte issue.
I don't know.
this is a little how I feel...

I'll let you know tomorrow how today goes!
have a great day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 2 Dr. Oz 3 day Detox...hum

That's really all I can think to say.
I made it through yesterday without a hitch.
But, this little smoothie right here is a nightmare.
Now.  I am a lover of all things green.  But something about this one just makes my stomach turn.
I'm already dreading it tomorrow.
How do I feel?
Well, I'm really, really tired.  Very thirsty (I have had tons of water) and craving something solid real bad.  What's funny is I love all of these ingredients, I just don't love them all mixed together.
Wonder if it would do the same if I just ate them seperately?
oh well. 
I have realized this!
I really, really love crunchy almond butter.
I will definitely keep eating that!

Wish me luck y'all!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dr. Oz's 3 Day Detox...Day 1

Today starts the detox.

The first time I've ever done this.  Or anything like this.
The reviews have been great on this detox, and I'm a big fan of Dr. Oz.
I'm a groupie.
I went to Whole Foods yesterday to get all of the necessary ingredients.

It's not cheap.  I dropped a good 200.00 there.
(alot of that cost was the vitamins)
I did, also, learn a few interesting tidbits!
First, Coconut oil is good for a lot of things!
You can use it as skin cream, and you can also cook with it instead of olive oil.  Doesn't smoke as bad and is supposed to be betta fo you.
I love Whole Foods.  They are so informed.
this morning I had my cup of green tea....hum....wasn't coffee, but I sucked it down as fast as I could.  I did love the stevia.  My friend Connie uses it and swears by it, so I'm thinking I may give up the "pink packets" for stevia.  Supposed to be much better for you.

 the Vitamix is just a "super"blender.
put it in a pretty glass and it taste a lot better.
The verdict on the breakfast smoothie?
Good, in an "earthy" kind of way.
I can do ANYTHING for 3 days.
and I've got a few friends joining me!!!

Have a great day y'all!