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C.S. Lewis

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mop Philosophy Monday





 I bought something very pretty, something that is bolstering me immensely: a new ironing board cover.
You can see for yourself that it's a cheerful Laura Ashley floral, very 1992.  I'll be hauling it out again today.

Did you watch the Golden Globes?  We did even though MrBP wanted to watch the football.  He was outnumbered by us girls.

I thought Anne Hathaway's two-piece Chanel outfit was gorgeous.
Perfect
 Kate Hudson is certainly a fan of the old plunging neckline.  I don't care for the neck arrangement on this dress but the belt I like.
Kate Hudson
Apparently she works out SIX HOURS a day.
I thought the best speech was from Adele, hands down.
I think she's lovely and her Burberry dress was appropriate and flattering.
Adele has beautiful hair too.
I have to say it must be my grumptastic mood but these were the only frocks I actually liked.  In an effort to Accentuate The Positive all this week I decided not to share the ones I didn't like.  Aren't you relieved!
How about you, did you watch the Golden Globes?  Did you like Anne Hathaway's outfit?  Did you love Adele's speech?

It's a Very Special Day today: our friend WMM's BIRTHDAY!  Happy Birthday Darling WMM!
xoDani

32 comments:

  1. Oh we don't get it here so I've just been looking at the pics online, there were a few stunning dresses on show all right.
    What cheery ironing board cover, it's very Cath Kidston, I loathe ironing and very rarely do it, I put everything in on minimum iron and if it still wrinkles I hold it up in front of the kettle. I'll never get my Brownie homemaker badge!

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    1. Maybe there should be grown-up, IRL Brownie badges and sashes in our closets for down days? Much better than the Honey Boo Boo pageant variety.

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  2. I was so exhausted last night after packing pandemonium this weekend that I just crashed in bed with a quiet book. It will be fun to look at all the dresses now this morning. One of my guilty pleasures is reading the Go Fug Yourself website to read their snark.

    Love that ironing board cover. I bought a pretty one for my mom this Christmas. I thought about getting one for myself, then realized I couldn't remember the last time I pulled out my iron. yikes.

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  3. I'm not particularly prudish, but I must say I was shocked watching the show last night and seeing how much most of the gowns revealed. The plunging necklaces with breasts almost hanging out were everywhere ~ see through lace fabrics, and backless down to the cracks in their rear. But, I enjoyed the show, so much more entertaining than the Oscars. Yes, Adele was fabulous, her dress so appropriate for her, and her speech was lovely. I also was happy about Jessica Chastain's award, and think she's stunning, but the dress revealed way more than it needed to - distracting from her beauty in fact.

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  4. No Golden Globes watching here...only Downton Abbey, which did have many lovely dresses (without plunging necklines). Love your new ironing board cover! :)

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    1. Weren't the dresses gorgeous last night? Missed the GG's too.

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    2. Weren't the dresses gorgeous last night? Missed the GG's too.

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    3. Weren't the dresses gorgeous last night? Missed the GG's too.

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    4. Oh yes...absolutely gorgeous, and I also loved all the hats!

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  5. Oh, and I also loved the way Julianne Moore looked, and spoke. Always elegant.

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  6. I hate those slit to the navel dresses. They never look elegant, just desperate. A lot of the dresses look better on camera than in photographs, and I agree that Adele looked wonderful. Here's hoping that Miss Hathaway remembered her knickers this time!

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  7. With you on Adele, Kathy on Julianne Moore and the general consensus less skin would be more. But then the red carpet reviews cast you as a bore. I like the GGs much more than Oscars for the best dinner party factor. And I'm crushing on your ironing water bottle.

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  8. Thanks for the shout-out love.

    I am crazy about Adele. She is hysterically funny and she and George are the only ones I would really want to share a table with. Oh wait, I would add Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Craig and Damian Lewis. Their wives could sit at an adjacent table....

    I liked Julianne's dress, I did not mind Clare Dane's dress, loved Anne Hatheway and was horrified by Deborah Messing. The one I actually liked the best was Olivia Munn's with the turquoise beaded top. Simple, with some bling

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  9. Oh and PS - like your ironing board cover - I always go for the cheerful and pretty ones, too, as I loathe ironing (which is why I am so bad at it!)

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  10. Tooooo many plunging necklines. It's not even daring anymore.
    I did like Michelle Dockery's dress as well.

    I love ironing so I appreciate how a new cover is a nice pick me up!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WMM!:waves from canada:

    i loved anne hathaway's dress. adele lookd amazing as well. that ironing board cover is so adorable. i've been looking for one but haven't found one that i liked. it's weird that it's taking me so much time to find one. :P

    hope you had a great weekend. xox P

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  12. I loved the show and thought Tina and Amy were outstanding. Favorite dress - Jodie Foster. Julianne Moore was a close 2nd IMHO.
    Hope you have a good Monday.

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  13. I loved how Adele looked and she was very funny when she accepted her Golden Globe, I love her accent!
    How cheerful to indulge in a fresh new ironing board cover...mine is plain and very BLAH!

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  14. It is a cheerful ironing board cover. I like Adele dress, it is a great one, I haven't watch the Golden Globes, but I will certainly browse the web to catch some pics. And I wish WMM a very Happy Birthday too!

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  15. The ironing board cover is beautiful! Perhaps I ought to get a nice cover for my own ironing board - it might make it more bearable and less of a chore.

    I didn't watch the Golden Globes but I will definitely be watching the Oscars next month!

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  16. In the "classy lady" category, Julianne Moore hands down (even my husband commented on her dress). But my personal favorite was Jessica Alba, that coral color was stunning on her. I liked Anne but I fel her outfit missed something. I am all for less is more but in this case it was a bit too less! I enjoyed the show, especially Will Ferrell and the gal from Bridesmaids (can never remember her name) number, they were hilarious. Jodie Foster's speech was the highlight of the show!

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  17. I'm with Emma as my husband also said how much he liked Julianne Moore dress. Such elegance!

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  18. Hi Dani-I like your board cover, very bright and spring-like. I have a cheery one that matches my kitchen decor, since my ironing board is always out. I do a lot of ironing and(as FF is fond of saying) I find myself committing some meaningful actioning whilst I'm wielding my Rowenta and it does keep me warm. Something that really bothers me about the ladies(and I'm sure the men also) walking the carpet at the GG's is that they have stylists that advise them on their ensembles and that someone pays them for their(questionable) services. I missed about half of the show, but what I did see, Jessica Chastain's dress and oh dear, that young girl's huge tattoos all over her shoulders and arms-UGH. I guess I should be satisfied that at least I saw no one decked out in their PJ's. Sorry for the snark, but I really do wish we could see more glamour and less skin. At least George Clooney understands.

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  19. Didn't watch the TV, but I did do the ironing, and I do need a new cover.

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  20. Not a huge T Swift fan but I really liked her dress. Only way you'd ever get me to iron is buy me one of those XXX covers when heat is applied the little towel across the man's lap disappears. My sis gets one for my mom every year. I prefer the steamer.

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  21. Hi Dani, I watched the Golden Globes with my son, he's into movies, and Homeland is his favourite show right now. I love seeing the gowns - will be watching Fashion Police tonight, that's always a fun discussion.
    My favourite bit was Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig - great timing, really funny. But Tina and Amy were marvellous too!

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  22. i watched football instead. haha. you could have sent ole mr bp over for some beers and chili.

    i did see some of the dresses online this morning and they are beautiful!

    xo

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  23. I agree with Ema- Jessica Alba'a coral dress was stunning. Sometimes her hair has been the wrong shade and her coloring is off but it was perfect last night. Tina and Amy had us laughing out loud- they too looked great. Julianne Moore was perfectly elegant- she seems to know what works best on her b/c she rarely misses onthe red carpet. Overall I think it was a good night for gorgeous dresses. It's always fun, though, to see the one or two that makes me scratch my head and say "what was she thinking?". Now for the Oscars and Seth McFarlane...

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  24. I watched bits and pieces, and my favourite gown was the Michael Kors Emily Blunt wore.

    Anne Hathaway's was cute, but I think she needed a necklace.

    I missed Adele's speech.

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  25. Downton Abbey had my attention last night. I've seen only snippets of the Golden Globes shown on MSNBC.

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  26. As the fashion gets better, the plots get more and more improbable - my capsule summary of DA.

    I just saw the movie Les Miz. It would be unfair for me to comment because I saw it years ago, right after it opened, in London, left the theatre looking for barricades to man, same reaction when I saw the NY production. The movie, well, not so much.

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  27. Thanks for the comments Dollfaces. I haven't been getting my blogger comment updates, I'm going to have to go into the blogger help section to figure out the issue! Anyone else having this issue let me know, I hope I haven't inadvertently changed my settings or some fool thing.
    I like Julianne Moore but I don't always love her choices, I thought her dress for the GG's was very ill-fitting from the back, does her stylist think she only has to dress the facade?
    I love the clothes on DA and they make me have new appreciation for Brora which is so vintage-inspired in design. And all those natural fabrics, I don't believe the curse of polyester had arrived in the 1920's.
    And the ironing board cover: $12 well spent as it makes that dreaded chore much more pleasant, not just cheery but a smooth new surface.

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