Apr 27, 2008

Instant Gratification

In its wholesome capacity, the Web is about instant gratification! We Google key words and results appear instantly before our eyes. We could fritter away a lifetime clicking on links.

As a teenager, I would pour over the pages of magazines such as Glamour and Seventeen, only to dream about what captured my fancy. Now, when I peruse the enticing pages of my periodicals, web addresses offer immediate access. That's if I remember to follow-up.

I've compiled some instant gratification below...
  • April Cornell - one of my most favorite table linens to use for napkin folding: as seen in Victoria magazine
  • L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil - as seen in the May/June 2008 Victoria magazine
  • Ped Egg - as seen on TV: a pedicure tool for removing callouses. I am usually not one to be swayed by low budget infomercials, but this gizmo caught my attention. The website,, calls it a "glorified cheese grater," which is exactly what attracted me. I use a rasp for finely grating cheese and this tool is similar. So, I purchased the Ped Egg for $9.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and then put it to the test. The results? My feet haven't looked this good in years!


  1. Yes, we definitely have moved into an era of instant gratifications. Now, if only I can control my desires.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to get the ped egg before I start wearing my summer shoes! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Happy week! Hope the wedding planning is going well!

  3. This salad sounds like one I must try soon...Mary

  4. You are just a wealth of information!!
    Thank you,

  5. I love April Cornell clothes and linens! I'll have to look at the ped thing - I've seen the commercial for it.


  6. I've seen that ped egg too & if you are endorsing it then it must be good! My feet desperately need it.
    Hugs, DebraK

  7. I will never forget the Seventeen magazine that came out in the late summer before my senior year in high school. I devoured every word, every story. I memorized every ad, every fashion layout. It became such a part of my life that to this day I can still remember whole pages, even though I have not had the magazine for 40 years!!


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