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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Episode 11 - part 1

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HELLO ALL! Things are a little wonky this week.....Sue and I flaked out in recording this together so I did this episode in my own garden courtyard and then my camera battery died 1/2 way through....many apologies - I will finish up tomorrow and post Episode 11, Part II tomorrow! thanks for your patience and have a great evening!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Episode 10

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Episode 9 - Drink & Tip of the Week

HELLO ALL! Here are the tips of last week - better late than never!

07/08/09 - DRINK OF THE WEEK:

The Bridget

1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
The muddled lime pieces from the fresh squeezed juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz. agave nectar

put in cocktail shaker with ice and have at it. Pour in glass over ice and float 1/2 oz Harlequin (kinda like Grand Marnier) on the top. Enjoy!

07/08/09 DESIGN TIP OF THE WEEK:

Avoid costly mistakes, hire a designer and get it done right the first time!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SIDEWALK SALE ON ALBERTA ST!




HELLO ALL! I have a cute little shop on NE Alberta St., in Portland and we are having a streetwide sidewalk sale next Sat & Sun. Please come for a visit and do a bit of shopping!


see you there! JJ

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

drinks & tip of the week - episode 8

HELLO ALL! Here are the tips 'o' the week:

Drink of the week: Cointreau a-go-go.....
1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Cognac
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
dash Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake vigorously to blend.
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin lemon slice on the side of the glass. Variation: Replace the lemon juice with lime juice and prepare the glass with a sugar rim.
Tip of the week: Use magazines for design inspiration!
There are so many great design magazines...buy some and start tearing out the pages...perhaps you like a color, or a lamp, or a piece of art, or the whole room and you don't know why...tear it out and save it! Also pull out images of what you DON'T like - it is equally important to be able to identify your dislikes........

There you have it! Have a great 4th of July holiday weekend!


Episode 8

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