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How Often Should I Wash My Dog?
I wash mine about once every 3-4 weeks depending on what he’s been up to and I do it in the tub. He’s actually really good about it and so happy after. I use the No. 17 Shampoo from Isle of Dogs. Expensive but totally worth it – Jacks fur has never been so soft and his skin never better.

Grand Canyon by Train
I love train travel and this looks like such a great adventure. Parlour class anyone?

Kiki in Paris
I am so, so, so enamoured with the photographs, the girl, the doll, the everything. I have looked at it often. I found it after I bought my own Jess Brown Doll and fell in-love.

Nancy Drew – The Movie
I was surprised how much I loved this movie! It was smart, it was funny, it was charming. I think if you have a young daughter this would be the perfect movie to watch with her.

The White House Website
At exactly noon yesterday, the new White House website was revealed. I was so inspired by the new design and the access to information that I spent over an hour clicking around. I had never done that with the old site. I love how the President’s executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review. Talk about transparency and participation. Plus, it’s just great web design.

Pam Garrison’s Coffee Filter Garland:
So beautiful, so easy!



  1. Patricia Larsen GoldsmithNo Gravatar
    January 21, 2009 / 9:21 AM

    Hi Alex, thanks for the info on the dog shampoo
    I have a 6 month old yorkie/shitzu mix,I was looking
    for a good shampoo gentle on the skin. And also loved
    the old photos of Copenhagen, I am half Danish the other is Irish. I look foward to your e-mails with
    such wonderful and fun info on Denmark, Hope to make
    my first trip real soon. Your website is so much fun.
    and very helpful. Thanks PLG

  2. JenniferNo Gravatar
    January 27, 2009 / 7:36 PM

    Dear Alex,

    I LOVED the Nancy Drew movie….I love the books too. There are versions from the 30s and 60s (reprinted to show our changing times….i.e. less offending racist terms, covertable not roadster, etc). I think the books are interesting to read to show how the “author(s)” imparted societies ideals to young children during those times. Nancy Drew had skills, was quite adventurous and got herself into all sorts of things! But she never seemed to miss lunch.



  3. January 30, 2009 / 12:15 AM

    Oh I just love Kiki and Coco, how sweet! Thanks for sharing it