Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Happy Halloween to everyone! I wanted to share these really fun photos moments before we go out and trick o' treat! Can you guess who everyone is?

what's wrong with this picture?

here comes Miss America, oh, I mean Miss Halloween..

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A long way from LA...and a Sicilian Family Recipe

This week I am on the East Coast visiting family.

I am here for my grandmother's 90th birthday party. And I have to admit, I feel a little like a fish out of water. I have gotten so used to living in Los Angeles that coming back home is a little of a cultural shock. But, it's great to reconnect and one way to do that is through food!

And yes, I am eating a few too many whoopie pies and Sicilian treats, but as you will read on my Bold and Beautiful blog, I am working out to make sure I keep my figure. (it should be up sometime today, click here to see it)

So because I am home and around my huge and very loud Sicilian family, it seems totally appropriate to post a recipe! Afterall, don't you want to know what I am eating? I know this is a departure from my blog norm, but... oh well.

Sicilian "S" Cookies
My Great Great Grandmother, Concetta, lived in Militello, Sicily with her daughter Sebastiana when she taught her the “S” cookies recipe. In 1905 the recipe was brought to America by Sebastiana and later taught to her daughter, Josephine, (my grandmother that's turning 90!) who gave it to her daughter, Dolores (my mom), who in turn gave it to her children (I'm one of them!).

This is the recipe written by my grandmother's handwriting...her instructions are brief to say the least. To make the "S" shape just roll the dough in your hands. And any shape works, so get creative, if you like! Let me know how it turns out. And don't forget the powdered sugar! That really makes the cookie...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getting Sewn: what it sometimes takes for that fashion fit!

Did you know that sometimes to get that snug look, you actually have to be sewn or taped into your clothing.

Yeah, it's true (or at least it is for me).

And so, if you like to drink lots of water like I do...sometimes it can be a real challenge!

So last week you heard about using double stick tape to ensure that the back of your bathing suit stays in place (on your bottom) while you walk...and I was really surprised I didn't get any comments about that. Ok, maybe everyone already knows that trick and it's just not a big deal--though let me tell you, removing that tape...not so fun!

Did you know that when I got dressed up for Thorne and Donna's wedding, they taped and sewed me into that dress? Remember the cleavage? Well, how did you think it got that way?! Kinda neat. It is amazing all the work and effort that wardrobe goes though...

And to contrast, for Eric's wedding wardrobe made the dress so lighweight it was like wearing nothing at all...hee hee.

Does the use of tape and sewing still sound strange? Well, look at it this way...if you are moving around, the dress/clothing will move with you. And the only way to be sure that everything stays in it's exact place is to use tape and possibly sew it together on the spot and in place...(but if anyone knows of another way...oh please send me your thoughts and suggestions!)

(the top photo is from a photoshoot of Brentwood Magazine)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Walking the Dogs and the Long Awaited Roller Hair Picture

Ok. I am still trying to get the puppy playdate picture posted on this blog but it is going to take a few days. The thing is, it's not in my camera, but my friend Amy's computer blew up on her last week. No joke. So, depending on how that saga plays might be a few days. So instead for all those doggy fans, I am posting an ad I did for Evian where I am walking this beautiful dogs. This was lots of fun!

And before the weekend, I am leaving you with my roller hair picture. This is a few years old and the day of a 6th Day, actually, really old! These rollers turned my hair into corkscrews, which was cute.

For an event, like the one in Monte Carlo, I had a professional makeup artist. But sometimes, and probably more often than not, I do it myself. And yes, there are all kinds of makeup and dress tricks out there. I know just a few and will share one here that will really get you thinking...did you know that if you are wearing a bathing suit for scene and you have a lot of walking to can add a piece of double stick tape on your bottom so the suit doesn't slip...mind you, it only works for a little bit of time and you want to make sure the tape isn't too strong...because eventually, you want it to come off. And trust me you want that part to be easy!!! hee hee!!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Those are my Lips!

Ok..ok...I know you are waiting for the hair roller picture but I just had to post this other one today. I have gotten a few comments about my in "are they mine?" and so I thought I would post this picture of me as a kid and let you be the judge. Mind you it looks like I am throwing a temper tantrum (my poor mom)... but you get the idea!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Looking Out for Naked Cowboy...

UPDATE!!!! 10/28/08

I got this picture from Angelique...she found the Naked Cowboy! I haven't had that much luck, but after seeing this picture of him you can be sure I am really going to try!

I thought I would start the week out with this photo. Can you guess where this is?

It's Donna Logan (aka: me) pleading with Eric. Do you realize this image shows Bold and Beautiful being broadcast in Time Square! Isn't that neat!? And it got me thinking...has any of you actually seen the naked cowboy? even in the winter time? Oh boy, perhaps for the holidays this year, I'll have to go take a look myself.

Ok this week, I am going to post my first puppy sleepover...I am trying to locate the photo, but it wont be long! (and yes, I did find the hair roller picture, and yes, I am going to bravely post it soon too.)

And lastly, tomorrow on the official B&B site, I will post about Donna Logan's previous was quite intense.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Have you ever heard of a Whoopie Pie?

This is me eating a whoopie pie all the way from the East Coast. So, what's a whoopie pie doing in Los Angeles?

Good question!

Last week I told my mom and nieces I was going to post a blog entry on my recent Bold and Beautiful crying scenes (in secret I love these scenes, they are so challenging!)...and they felt compelled to send me some comfort food! Since they know I love eating whoopie pies--and have ever since I was a kid--they tracked down my old baby-sitter Bert and had a cooking session with her.

Boy, was I thrilled and surprised to receive pumpkin and chocolate whoopie pies in the mail! And here are a few pictures of their cooking lessons with Bert! Thanks Bert and girls! I really appreciate it (and so do all my friends that are trying to swipe them!)

If you are still confused...go check out my Bold and Beautiful blog, click here. It should be up today. I wrote an entry about what it takes to do all those crying scenes...lots of preparation, water, and some aspirin!

Thanks for checking out my blog and I'd love to hear your comments about what foods comfort you!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Did you know that Bold and Beautiful is an International Hit?

Did you know that Bold and Beautiful is an International Hit? It's true and really quite cool. Recently I received an article from my friend Nadia who's family is from Romania. I posted the full article on my B&B site, click here to see it.

And just yesterday, my sister got an e-mail from Angelique just exploding full of articles from Holland. Check out just one below...Angelique, what does this article say? (I hope it's good stuff about Donna Logan!) And she also got the cover of Australian Soap World from Sam. Ok, that's English...phew!

It's kind of neat to think that Bold and Beatuiful is being broadcast all over the world. I also recently learned that some countries show it at night instead of during the day. I wonder why. Any thoughts?

Just wanted to share and wish everyone a happy weekend. Tomorrow, I'll probably get caught up on sleep and clean my apartment. There are papers everywhere. As I have in the past, if I find anything interesting, I'll be sure to post it...My sis and mom asked me to find this really funny picture of me with rollers in my hair. I don't know...maybe that picture will go missing for good!