The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fancy Pantz Designs for the Diva

I've recently discovered Fancy Pantz Designs and have got to share! Barbara Worhatch designs some wonderful pretties for women who are (in her words):

"...the Hostess with the Mostess, the Domestic Diva, the Queen of the Kitchen, or... lucky enough to Have it 'Maid'.

I have to say that just visiting the Fancy Pantz website is a treat for the eyes. I won't spoil the fun by telling you what she's got in the header... I'll just say that you've got to see it.

Take a look at some of my favorite designs that Barbara has showcased there...

Wild Side Light Leopard Apron
And the Sassy Oven Mitt

Too bad the kitchen is Hubby's domain or I'd have a better excuse to ask Santa for some of these. Do you think I could get away with wearing the "Very Vogue" gloves out in the garden? Maybe if I offer to do the dishes more often, Hubby will relinquish some of his domain and Santa will be good to me this year.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Season Your Food with a Dash of Pink

Who knew that there was pink salt? I didn't! This has to be the best way to season your food if you're a domestic diva.

Himalania Pink Salt is a model of perfect granulometry. 100 natural, unrefined, and containing no additives, its precious purity has been preserved. Naturally rich in elements and minerals including calcium, magnesium potassium, copper and iron, this salt has strong nutritional and health properties. These components produce the incomparable speckled pink color. Speckled on raw or cooked food, it will sing to your taste buds. Himalania Pink Salt is a delight for the sense. Himalania Pink Salt comes from the foothills of the Himalayas where it was formed more than 200 million years ago. It is a remnant of the Mesozoic era. Comes in an elegant glass jar with stainless steel lid that will give a fancy look to your table or kitchen.

It also comes in course size...

And a 4 oz rock salt size...

And of course if you buy the coarse salt,
you'll need a pink salt mill to put it in!

Of course!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

If You're Gonna Wear Pearls While You Dust... might as well be dusting something sparkly!

Like this "Pretty in Pink Beaded 3-Light Bowl Pendant Chandelier"...

Or maybe you'd prefer something more petite like this "Petite Pink Drop Crystal pendant Chandelier"

Do you like petite but would rather have something that isn't pink? How about this blue violet "Bella Collection Four Light Strass Crystal Chandelier" ?

You could really streamline your illuminary dusting activities and simply get a strand of bubblegum pink lights from Candy Lights by Jorabeel's...

...or a pretty pink bulb to add to your favorite lamp...

...and even something special for the holidays like this candycane scented bulb for your nightlight (which is the easiest to dust of them all).

Click on any of the images above for purchase information
All chandeliers pictured above are available at - America's Lighting Superstore!

Stylish and Yummy Pin Toppers

Gigi Minor at Pinks & Needles creates gorgeous and playful pin toppers. What is a "pin topper", you ask?

Gigi says:

" far as I know I coined the phrase 'pin topper'... Remember the good ole' days when your Grandmother's thimble or spoon collection was so fun to look at? Well, I can see that same trend happening with these little babies! Some of you may be wondering 'What in the world is a pin topper?' It's basically a sewing pin but with a surprise on the top like a cupcake or mushroom, maybe even a piece of fruit! Think of it as a little bling for your pin cushion!"

The great thing that I can see about the pin toppers is that they're each a piece of art; so pretty; inexpensive (always a plus!); the good-enough-to-eat treats are calorie-free; and they're so small that they don't take up a lot of room! It's the best of all worlds.

The Maiden Voyage of "Dusting in Pearls"

I can't think of a better way to start out this blog than by featuring some cute and sassy rubber household gloves that make housework a little more colorful and lot more stylish. Chick Lingo has a great selection of gloves (one set even has a matching apron).

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