Friday, August 28, 2009

Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrees - Giveaway


Hi, I am having a nice giveaway over at my other blog, bella casa news.

Thanks & Good Luck!



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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Sen. Ted Kennedy


In short, I hope for an America where neither "fundamentalist" nor "humanist" will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls. - Senator Ted Kennedy



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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Time, Inc. Moves Into Historic Detroit Home For One Year

Many housing markets are hurting now, but probably none as bad as Detroit. Look at this gorgeous old home that Time, Inc. just purchased in the West Village in Detroit for only $99,000. In 2007, it sold for $252,500:





So, just what does $99,000 buy you in Detroit? How about 3,400 square feet! This home is located in the West Village, near Indian Village and Jefferson. Built almost 100 years ago, it has a new kitchen with stainless appliances and a master suite with a new bathroom! Wow!



Here are more homes for sale in West Village.




Writers from Time, Inc. will live in this home, at 1087 Parker, for one year, chronicling (another) rebirth of Detroit. After the year is up, they will donate the home.



I am pretty excited about this project, since I was born and raised in Detroit and have been awaiting her comeback for nearly all of my life. And of course, I'd love to see how they are going to decorate it ;)



You can see videos of the inside of the home and the neighborhood, too at MLive.com.



Welcome to Detroit, Time, Inc. Writers. I will be watching and reading all of your work. In fact, I am going to subscribe to Time Magazine right now.



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PS: Here is where my house in Detroit used to stand. It's just an empty lot now, like much of Detroit...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fresh Summer Salad Recipe


Last summer, I visited Colasanti's Market in Milford, Michigan and they had this delicious salad out for sampling. Ever since, it has been one of our favorite summer dishes. Enjoy!



Fresh Summer Salad



  • 8 Cluster Tomatoes or Roma Tomatoes, chunked
  • 1 English Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 3 Heads of Belgium Endive or 1 Head Radicchio, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2 oz. Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste



Make sure to stop by soon, I will be having another great giveaway!


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Monday, August 3, 2009

Pink Bathroom - Pretty in Pink or Demo?


My nieces just bought their first home (Hooray!) It's really a nice house...but...you guessed it, it has a PINK BATHROOM. The dreaded pink bathroom. Love it or hate it? I guess if I had to choose a color it would not be pink, but if it were pink, I'd work with what I had.


Here it is:





The tile on the floor is brown and white. I suggested that they do a chocolate and brown look..with silver as the accent color. I also suggested a chandelier. If you've got it, flaunt it, right? ;)



So, what would you do? They are anxiously awaiting any ideas!!!



Thanks so much!!!





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