Posted in Fashion

Jonny Cota Scarf

The second piece that I purchased from the Tim Gunn / Heidi Klum Amazon series “Making the Cut, is this Jonny Cota scarf.
This scarf is huge! It’s made out of 100% rayon. I love the dual butterfly/face motif. The scarf is very soft and it will be perfect for airplanes if and when I travel, and also for sitting around the house when I want a soft cover up. The butterfly motif/face is striking and really pops and stands out!

Posted in Fashion

Jonny Cota shirt

If you watched “Making The Cut” on Amazon, you know that Jonny Cota won the inaugural season. I ordered 3 pieces from the collection. The first piece ended up being a counterfeit, who h Amazon proactively credited. The other pieces are authentic Jonny Cota studio pieces. This is the shirt in black. The interesting part of the shirt is the long straps. I’ll have to wear it to see if the straps are bothersome, and I have to be carefully going on eacalators, elevators or through openings that close! I first purchased a size medium, but it was too snug so I exchanged it for a size Large. The shirt is 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton. I’m looking forward to wearing the shirt this fall!

Posted in Baking, Food

Cinnamon Pepper Brownies

Dessert! This is my favorite hack to jazz up boxed brownie mix.  Take your regular box brownie mix, follow the mix instructions, then add a smidge of cream, a tsp or more of Saigon cinnamon and about 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper and smoked jalepeno pepper. Eat it warm and you’ll faster taste the cinnamon, and then you’ll feel the warmth from the papers at the back of your throat! Add some whipped cream to balance out the chocolate. Delicious!

Posted in Blog, BOTD, Fashion

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It’s a Stephen Sprouse kind of day with the reverse mono bandoulier strap!  Tagging along is Grace Coddington small kirigami, Takashi Murakami monogramouflage phone holder (carrying all my cards), Cles in monogram, Altoids, Hand Sanitizer in Gingham from Bath and Body Works, my Prada shades which I haven’t worn in years and found them recently, and the Lindsay Albaneae Top Tote hat clip which is carrying the Camerica Creations mask.

It’s a good day to have a great day…and carry items that make you happy.

Love Love, Peace Peace. ❤️❤️✌️✌️😘

Posted in Blog

Status Check

Photo by Claire Morgan on

Just a status check to see how everyone is doing? I hope you are all doing well, being mindful, and caring or others. If we all work together, we can save some lives.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize 1984)

Peace and Love

Posted in Fashion, Shopping

Making The Cut – Johnny Cota shirt

The Johnny Cota shirt that I ordered from Amazon arrived today! Johnny was the winner of the Tim Gunn / Heidi Klum fashion show on Amazon earlier this year.

Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong size, so I’m exchanging it for a larger size. The medium fit, but it was just a little snug around the tummy area and one wash and dry would make the shirt too small! The replacement should arrive on Friday. I also ordered the butterfly scarf so we’ll see how that looks.

I tried on the shirt just for fitting purposes and what I know will be interesting is to see if I will get annoyed by the sleeve straps, which is the one feature that attracted me to the shirt!

The shirt is a bamboo and cotton blend so that should be a nice all weather shirt. I’ll know more about it once my replacement shirt arrives this weekend.

Posted in Food

Beef Stew

Today’s supper was a simple Beef Stew. Instead of Potatoes, we substituted rutabagas and also added mushrooms. It was serves with steamed rice, because I grew up with beef stew and rice