Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Harry Bertoia Barstool


$1096.00                                                                                        $135.00                                                               
$75.00 shipping                                                                              free shipping
8-12 weeks delivery time                                         VS                  24-48 hr. delivery time                                                                       

I needed a counter-height barstool for the desk area in the kitchen. I love Harry Bertoia's wire chairs and barstools. He designed them in 1952, the same year our house was built, so I think they are totally appropriate. The only dilemma was price. I found reproductions in a range of prices. They all look identical. For some purchases I can understand why we would splurge for the licensed reproductions, especially wood furniture or anything upholstered, but metal? I just couldn't do it- plus we are trying to save our dimes for the upcoming bathroom reno. I took a gamble and ordered the one on the right. It should arrive this week and I'll let you know how it stands up. Stay tuned...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Boost Week Done!

This is Tracy Anderson. She is Gwyneth Paltrow's personal trainer. I now hate her. She has un-human-like energy and willpower. I have been following her "Method" for the past week both diet and exercise. I have 11 more weeks to go. I and am happy to move on to what she calls a reset week with food I can actually bite into. All last week I ate purees and soups and barely chewed anything. 
I'm bragging here.

I never bought so many veggies at one time. It took all day to chop, steam & blend all of this together:
This is just some of the finished products: apple & blueberry sauce, sweet potato & corn puree, carrot & parsnip mush, gazpacho. I still had chicken soup to make. Lordy!

Dear Gazpacho,
You are unbearable. You make me gag. From now on I will take all of your separate ingredients and chew them up like a normal lady. I hope we never meet again.