Saturday, April 18, 2009

Movie Star Style - Drew Barrymore

While making the rounds promoting her HBO movie "Grey Gardens" Drew Barrymore has stepped up her style

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tips for Keeping Happy Memories Vivid

(From Blog "The Happiness Project")
There are
four stages of reveling in a moment of happiness, as you:-- anticipate with pleasure,-- savor the moment as you experience it,-- express your happiness to yourself or others, and-- reflect on a happy memory. One important way to cultivate #4 is to keep mementos that help you recall happy memories. Here are some tips for using mementos to keep happy memories vivid:

1. BE SELECTIVE. Remember, the more mementos you keep, the less meaningful each one will be. If you frame a wonderful piece of artwork that your son did in kindergarten, you can enjoy it. If you keep every piece of artwork your son did from pre-school through second grade in a huge box in the basement, you’ll never look through it. A few items = precious mementos. A huge mass of objects = overwhelming clutter.

2. Keep a one-sentence journal.

3. Photo albums. Although it’s tempting to keep taking pictures and loading them onto the computer, I still think it’s worth taking the extra, burdensome steps of turning some into actual photographs and pasting them in an album.

4. Transformation. I read about one woman who turned her children’s favorite little toys into Christmas ornaments by using gardening wire, and another woman who made a quilt out of patches taken from all her favorite college t-shirts, and another woman who made decorative bed pillows out of her wedding dress. These transformations are a way to hang on to precious memories in a new way.