I'm hoping that I don't need to put this disclaimer on the top of this post. I have now written 100+ posts on this blog, so hopefully the faithful of you out there know that what I say here is mainly to be taken in the "not serious" vein. But just in case:
The following list of women are not women that I know or admire in real life. They are not my real examples of what a woman should be. None of them will make it into my life history (it'd be a darn sad life history if they did). This list is just for fun.
Now that that's out of the way, I have compiled a list of 5 celebrity ladies whom I strive to be like in one way or another. Pretty sure that if you combined each of their specialized skills, you'd have one perfect human being...pretty sure.
1. Ina Garten
Oh, Ina. I long to have her culinary skills and to have her make me a brunch at her beautiful cottage in the Hamptons. There has never been a recipe of hers that I've tried that I haven't loved. Mainly because of her courage. I once saw her put in 5 STICKS OF BUTTER to frost one sheet cake. My jaw hit the floor at that point. That's courage, my friends. Ina's not afraid to be bold like that. She knows what's necessary to make the mouth water.
2. Sarah Richardson
I don't know why, but I recently began watching old episodes of Sarah's House (or "Hewse" as Canadian Sarah would say) on HGTV.com and my goodness! She's good. Impossibly good. And yes, I know that Sarah has an entire crew to help her out, but the transformations of her renovations are fantastic. Special shout out to her assistant Tommy whom I'd shop with in a heartbeat.
3. Michelle Duggar
4. Kelly Ripa
Of all people on my list, I think that Kelly would most likely be the biggest disappointment, but by darn, who doesn't want her at a Girl's Night Out? The girl can talk. Plus she's very fit. I'd much rather she be my trainer than Jillian Michaels who would likely just yell at me. Not only this, but Kelly is holding out on the flat chest in a world of busty celebrities, so I commend her for that.
5. Stacy London
I just love What Not To Wear, and while I couldn't put Clinton on this list (they are best as a team), I will happily add Stacy. There have been a number of times while shopping that I am tempted by something trendy or slightly too young when I have said to myself, "What would Stacy say?" These thoughts have saved me. I will happily stick to classics and try to look my age because of her wisdom.
So who do you think I missed?