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  • Let's fantasize!

    Okay my friends, I'm over it!  There, I've said it.  I'm talking about the weather.  I'm not usually one to complain about the weather, but this winter is lasting forever!!!  It just doesn't seem to want to end.   It's getting so bad for me that I am looking at pictures of warm sunny beaches just to make myself feel better. So, let's pretend... just a fun little moment to take our minds off of the nasty weather.  If you could go anywhere to escape the cold, damp yucky weather, where would it be?  Here is a nice beach photo...

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  • Polar Vortex

    What's the temperature where you are?  Currently it's 12 degrees for me with a wind chill below zero.  This is what they call atypical weather for our area of south eastern Pennsylvania... thank goodness.  The snow finished in the middle of the night topping off at 10 inches.  If it was not so cold I would consider a day of sledding, but we wouldn't last 10 minutes out there.  What is one to do with some young kiddies who are cooped up and climbing the walls?  Bake of course.  We brought out the mixer and whipped up a bundt cake...

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  • Pantone color of the year

    Hi Friends! Has everyone heard that Radiant Orchid is the pantone color of the year for 2014?  I have to admit that I've always wondered how these colors are picked each year and who does it.... how about you?  Well I did a little research.  The color is announced each year from Pantone which is a company who created a color matchings system that you see in various manufacturing industries... not just fashion.  Do you remember the day of learning your primary colors?  Well they are the base of all colors, but each color has it's own unique recipe.  That...

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  • A snowy winter

    Happy New Year friends!  How was the joyous time for you ringing in 2014?  We were quietly sipping some champagne at home.  After a whirlwind of craziness throughout the entire holiday, I always find New Year's to be my calming down period.  On New Year's Day I actually did a major clean out of all the things 'I just don't need'.  Do you have stuff like that?  It felt GREAT.  We are taking our tree and decorations down today. In the world of weddings I was already busy with an gorgeous wedding last night.  The Bride's vision was a romantic...

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  • Goodbye 13, hello 14

    As we wrap up the Christmas holiday,… (did you eat too much?, me too!)… and get ready to watch the big ball drop tonight, I want to wish all of you the very best for the upcoming year.  From myself, my family and the entire Bob Mackie team.   It was a whirl wind week for us in the Jansen household.  As promised, here are photos of the very colorful Christmas Eve table:     I really did feel that I was being channeled my Bob with the right splashes of color… it indeed was an eye candy extravaganza for...

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