2.17.12 Google-Eyed

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today it's mostly slush
Hello, my name is Laura and I'm an addict. Hello, Laura. It's been 30 seconds since I last Googled. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to get off the stuff, but I just keep going back. It gives me everything I need and I can't live without it. I don't even remember a time before it—what was that like?! How did we know anything? Go anywhere? Where did our answers come from? I'm safe with Google. It's the past and the future. It's knowledge. It's the modern oracle. It's everything to me. And it's good news for you, too. Just take a look at what I've found for you this week.
An intriguing new way to enjoy caviarWhat we'll be cooking from come springI'm desperate to carry one of these boho-chic creationsThe ultimate barn redThe only thing to wear in the kitchen/garden (bedroom?)A little interior pornJoin me in ordering 12 pounds of these (hello, marmalade and vin d'orange)More fabulous foragingTreats to buy or inspire your own homemade versionI absolutely must sweat out my toxins in my very own one of theseNeed motivation to exercise?I haven't figured out where to buy this yet, but for now I'm oglingMore inspiration for beauties of all agesA dear friend just sent me an assortment of treats from here and I'm hooked (habanero sugar?!)Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend & holiday, if you're taking one. xo


I think I'm in shock - Laura would you really pay that much for a felted wool purse? I knit and felt hats and in my market I can barely get $35. Wow. (they are beautiful) Even purses here ( north prairie country Minnesota) barely reach $50.
Karen on February 17, 2012 at 5:21 am —
Hi Laura! That's hysterical! We were just reminiscing about how we ever knew anything before google and after the encyclopedias we left on our parents shelves. I just can't remember though Jeff says he loved reference librarians (always at his beck & call).
suzinn on February 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm —
Karen, here in New York, women regularly pay upwards of $1,000 for designer handbags! I would much rather splurge on something unique and handcrafted, though I'll admit those felted bags are pricey. Maybe you should try to get your hats to this market so you can charge a bit more....
laura on February 18, 2012 at 4:21 am —
Ah yes, libraries. Back when we had more time...
laura on February 18, 2012 at 4:21 am —
Laura, I do forget that I live in a very different land now. I did long ago buy a simple straw hat with a ribbon in NYC for what in today's $ would be $100. BTW I love window shopping through your blog.
Karen on February 18, 2012 at 5:49 am —
Thanks, Karen! So glad you're out there representing the prairie country contingent! xo
laura on February 18, 2012 at 9:22 am —
What a fabulous round up this week! Loved it from the caviar cubes (so have to have some of them!) to the inspiration about older women (sent that off to my gorgeous 84 year old mother.) Thanks for all that googling!
Dee G on February 19, 2012 at 11:26 am —
Glad you enjoyed, Dee! I'll be thinking up some creative ways to use those cubes...
laura on February 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm —
Hi sweetheart! You may have discovered this already: contact Betsy.m.smith@gmail.com for the Smith Built Pottery. She lives in Philadelphia. . . . and addressing the subject of spending $$$$'s for something very special, I will NEVER admit to what I spent for my Patricia Underwood brown felt hat. xoxo
Susan Kallenbach on February 21, 2012 at 6:28 am —
Yes, thanks—a friend did forward me her contact info. Maybe I'll get in touch when I need to treat myself. Love Patricia Underwood's hats; they last forever and are worth every $!
laura on February 21, 2012 at 7:55 am —