Pearls & Coffee Lets Talk

Always Something To Talk About Fashion Art Cooking Education & Lifestyles

Christian Dior | Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016

Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear

Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture CHANEL Show

Dior Miniature Fashion

KIDS REACT TO Common core

Giant Ferrero Cupcake! Huge Ferrero Rocher Cupcake Recipe

I am going to do this and this will be the Christmas center piece for Dinner party with the whole family. to see how this amazing creations is made and it is so easy  just play the video

Turning Their Pumpkins Into Chinoiserie

In the T&C site you can see a new way of decorating your pumpkins into a work of art
in the Chinoiserie style Click HERE to see 

Autodesk SketchBook is offering a free download

5 Of 16 Essential brushes included with SketchBook Optimized pen based workflow UIWorkspace desk with devices and platforms SketchBook is available on: Windows, OSX, iOS, Android

SketchBook Pro Layer group UI showing layers being organized by group 


SketchBook is made for anyone who loves to draw and is an essential tool for digital artists of all skill levels. Discover the power of SketchBook today.


Simple and Sweet Cherry Pie Bars Recipe

Simple and Sweet Cherry Pie Bars Recipe

Cherry Pie Bars

Yield: Makes an 8x8-inch pan, about 12 bars
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:About 90 minutes, including time for cooling & glazing


For the bars:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (21 ounce) cherry pie filling
For the glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp. milk


1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in extracts.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined.
3. Grease a 8x8-inch pan. Spread 1 1/2 cups batter into bottom of the pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling.
4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Cool on wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cooled bars.
Adapted from:The Recipe Critic

FREE Flags of the World Printables

*FREE* Flags of the World Printable 
 Make your own Flag Printable Activity | Tinyme BlogMatch the Flags Printable Activity | Tinyme Blog
 Great Educational Printable  get  Free Flags of the World Printable Homeschooling and for brick and mortar schools download your free copy today!
An d check out all the other printable to download and have fun we did and love it 

Star Wars Theme Party Ideas & Templates

 Pottery Barn Kids

Get ready for a STAR WARS and why not do a wonderful STAR WARS theme for you and the young ones. Pottery barn kids has a great list on what crafts ideas plus recipes and templates to make wonderful STAR WARS fun items click the Pottery barn kids logo or click HERE to get to site and may the force be with you.

6 Princess Party Themes

1. Whimsical pastel sweet fantastic cakes by August in Bloom
2. Festive doughnut party! by Icing Designs
3. Pretty princess party by Little Peanut
4. Dessert display backdrops by Weddings in Winnipeg
5. Fairy tale precious princess theme party found on Pop sugar by Branco Prata
6. Kate’s Rainbow Heart Party The TomKat Studio

Jacqueline Kennedy's Old Love Letters

I read a wonderful story about Jackie Kennedy/ It is a must read from Town & Country
click HERE

Here Is the New Topic of the Month

Sensu Digital Paint Brush

Sensu is two very useful tools in one. A brush and a stylus combo for capacitive devices like the iPad, iPhone, Surface, Galaxy and Nexus devices. The rubber stylus is exposed when the brush is closed. This stylus is great for sketching and writing or as a general navigation tool. Grasp Sensu near the nib section and pull it out of the protective cap. You will reveal the capacitive bristles of the artist brush. Insert the rubber stylus into the cap and the cap becomes a handle for your brush. Now available in two finishes: chrome and matte black.

I have this item and love it for my Iphone and works with Kindle fire

250 years of Faber-Castell

Let's Have a Coffee and Talk Submit a Topic

Lets Have a Coffee and Talk Submit a Topic and add your email address on the form below. We will put all subjects in a glass bowl and pick one at you will get a message of the time and the date of the topic and lets talk.

Yoobi Review Love Love it !

 Just Arrived I was looking for a Unique style of look for my little one I stumbled upon this site.
A section for all ages to Elementary-Middle  & High School supplies.
The prices are wonderful and shipping cost is low and fast..

The notebooks well made sturdy and the ruler is so stylish I am ordering one for my office desk and the sharpener is for all three sizes and works great, the Cool pencil look eraser works so good and fun for my little one.

What I really love about yoobi is when you make a purchase a Yoobi item will be donated to a
classroom in need, right here in the U.S.

I wanted to give a pop color look because the bright unique colors I believe it makes the school work a lot more fun. School should be fun and every child should have his or hers unique style on how they feel.

This site is for all Brick and mortar  schools and Homeschooling so have a look and you will love the site.

 For every Yoobi item you purchase, a Yoobi item will be donated to a
classroom in need, right here in the U.S. It's that simple. Go to the site Click the Yoobi logo below

Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies

30 Chic and Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies30 Chic and Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies 
 30 Chic and Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies30 Chic and Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies30 Chic and Stylish Interview Outfits for Ladies 
Yes, your qualities matter the most when applying a job but what you wear to an interview is as important as your references. You know the saying “On a job interview
to see more style click HERE

Lemon Ice Cream Pie

The sweet and tangy taste makes this pie one of my all time favorite desserts to make! 

Click for Recipe HERE  at Carries This Home
Great recipes and more 
This is a easy quick recipe

Autoportraits de photographes

9 Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Guest Book

Alternatives To The Traditional Guest Book 

Here are some new ways to have your guest sign the book 
from the KNOT


Homemade Italian Cream Sodas: Butter with a Side of BreadHoliday food is great and all but a fun tradition we have is to make specialty drinks, particularly for New Year’s. Italian Cream Sodas are a favorite of mine but they are so overpriced at restaurants I tend to not order them often. Did you know that you can make your own for a fraction of the price? Seriously! They’re super tasty and I love how they look. Aren’t they so festive and pretty?! They are indeed.

I tried this and it was wonderful here is the link ot get the recipe click HERE


CHERRY PIE COOKIES: Butter With A Side of Bread 
I was craving cherry pie today but didn’t really feel like whipping up a pie crust, so instead, a made Nellie’s Super Soft Sugar Cookies and translated them into Cherry Pie Cookies! My kids were drooling on the floor while I was making them. {Talk about testing a 3-year old’s patience. “No, we can’t have one yet, Mommy needs to take a billion pictures of the pretty cookies first.” Poor kid!} They’re so easy and taste delicious- I think they’d be gorgeous on a holiday table. Enjoy.

for Recipe check out the great site HERE

Safe Havens

 The Animal Welfare Institute Safe Havens Mapping Project

The entities included in this listing either provide sheltering services 

for the companion animals of domestic violence victims, have a 

relationship with an entity that does, or provide referrals to such facilities.

Search for Safe Havens for Pets of DV Victims Near You

Please Click Here to find help for a Safe place to go

Tech & Social Media Safety

Technology is ever-changing, and it can be used to jeopardize your safety or as a means to keep you safe. Since power and control issues are a part of domestic violence, abusive partners frequently use technology to monitor and control those they abuse. Here are some things to help keep in mind as you use technology.
Do you have a feeling that you are being monitored? Here are some things to make note of.
  • Did you know that someone can monitor another person’s computer use without the user knowing?
  • Did you know that a “history” cannot be completely erased from a computer?
  • Did you know that cell phone use can be monitored?
  • Did you know that a global positioning system (GPS) can be placed on your car, in your purse or in your cell phone?
  • Did you know the some court systems are placing court records online and that they may contain personal information?
  • Did you know that e-mail is like a postcard and can be intercepted?

There Are Ways to Ensure your Safety

Technology is a powerful tool for someone leaving a domestic violence situation, and our hotline advocates can help you (whether you are a victim, friend or family member) plan to use all aspects of technology safely.
For more information and support, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

  • Internet Safety As you surf the internet on your computer, the places you visit are stored on the computer you use. Bills you pay and purchases you make are tracked. Instant messages and emails can be retrieved. Keep in mind that as you use a computer, it might be monitored. Safe computers can be found at the local library, internet café, shelter, work or computer technology center. Always use safe computers when researching things such as travel plans, housing options, legal issues and safety plans

  • EMAIL :Your abusive partner could have access to your email account. To be safe, open an email account your partner does not know about on a safe computer and use that account for safety planning and sensitive communications. It is a good idea to keep your monitored account active with non-critical emails in order to maintain appearances.

  • Cell phones can be a beacon, tracking your exact location in real time. Call and text history can also be retrieved by an abusive partner. Additionally, a location tracking device (GPS) can be placed on your car or in your purse. Consider purchasing a pay as you go phone that you keep in a safe place to allow you to make calls.
  • Social Media: Only post things you want the public to see or know. Once it’s online, it’s no longer under your control. Be protective of your personal information. Your phone numbers and addresses enable people to contact you directly, and things like your birth date, the schools you attended, your employer and photos with landmarks may make it easier for someone to find where you live, hang out or go to school.
    Set boundaries and limits. Tell people not to post personal information, negative comments or check-ins about you on social media. Ask people not to post or tag pictures if you’re not comfortable with it.
    Keep your passwords private – there is no need to share passwords to social media accounts with anyone.
    If you have a friend in an abusive relationship DO NOT post information about them without getting their permission. You could jeopardize their safety.

The Same words again are "Why Don’t They Just Leave?

People who have never been abused often wonder why a person wouldn’t just leave an abusive relationship. They don’t understand that leaving can be more complicated than it seems.
Leaving is often the most dangerous time for a victim of abuse, because abuse is about power and control. When a victim leaves, they are taking control and threatening the abusive partner’s power, which could cause the abusive partner to retaliate in very destructive ways.
Aside from this danger, there are many reasons why people stay in abusive relationships. Here are just a few of the common ones:
  • Fear: A person may be afraid of what will happen if they decide to leave the relationship.
  • Believing Abuse is Normal: A person may not know what a healthy relationship looks like, perhaps from growing up in an environment where abuse was common, and they may not recognize that their relationship is unhealthy.
  • Fear of Being Outed: If someone is in an LGBTQ relationship and has not yet come out to everyone, their partner may threaten to reveal this secret.
  • Embarrassment or Shame: It’s often difficult for someone to admit that they’ve been abused. They may feel they’ve done something wrong by becoming involved with an abusive partner. They may also worry that their friends and family will judge them.
  • Low Self-Esteem: When an abusive partner constantly puts someone down and blames them for the abuse, it can be easy for the victim to believe those statements and think that the abuse is their fault.
  • Love: So often, the victim feels love for their abusive partner. They may have children with them and want to maintain their family. Abusive people can often be charming, especially at the beginning of a relationship, and the victim may hope that their partner will go back to being that person. They may only want the violence to stop, not for the relationship to end entirely.
  • Cultural/Religious Reasons: Traditional gender roles supported by someone’s culture or religion may influence them to stay rather than end the relationship for fear of bringing shame upon their family.
  • Language Barriers/Immigration Status: If a person is undocumented, they may fear that reporting the abuse will affect their immigration status. Also, if their first language isn’t English, it can be difficult to express the depth of their situation to others.
  • Lack of Money/Resources: Financial abuse is common, and a victim may be financially dependent on their abusive partner. Without money, access to resources or even a place to go, it can seem impossible for them to leave the relationship. This feeling of helplessness can be especially strong if the person lives with their abusive partner.
  • Disability: When someone is physically dependent on their abusive partner, they can feel that their well-being is connected to the relationship. This dependency could heavily influence their decision to stay in an abusive relationship.

What are the Signs of Abusive Relationship


What Does An Abusive Relationship Look Like?

Does your partner ever….
>    Embarrass you with put-downs?
>    Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
>    Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
>    Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
>    Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
>    Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
>    Make all of the decisions?
>    Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
>    Prevent you from working or attending school?
>    Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
>    Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
>    Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
>    Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
>    Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?
If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. In this section, you’ll find more information on the types of abuse, why people abuse and why it’s so difficult to leave. Don’t hesitate to chat or call us (1-800-799-SAFE) if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know


Warning Signs and Red Flags

  • Telling you that you can never do anything right
  • Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away
  • Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members
  • Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs
  • Controlling every penny spent in the household
  • Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses
  • Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you
  • Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do
  • Preventing you from making your own decisions
  • Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children
  • Preventing you from working or attending school
  • Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets
  • Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons
  • Pressuring you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
  • Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol

It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.
In fact, many abusive partners may seem absolutely perfect in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors don’t always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.

Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partners.
If you’re beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one’s partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags and if you’re experiencing one or more of them in your relationship, call or chat online with an advocate to talk about what’s going on.

Please get Help  Need more information go to

If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor

If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained Symptoms, Read This


Earlier this week, The Huffington Post ran a story on undiagnosed traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. We received an outpouring of emails from women who suspected they might be suffering from the condition. Here, we spoke to some experts on what women should do if they believe they have a traumatic brain injury.
Need help right now? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
It’s fairly well known that traumatic brain injury -- a complex injury caused by a jolt or blow to the head -- disproportionately affects athletes and soldiers. But what about the 1 in 4 women in the U.S. who are estimated to be survivors of domestic violence?

Read More.. Click HERE 

Words to Read

‘Why Didn't You Just Leave?’

Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain  
Why It’s Never That Simple 

It’s the question every survivor of domestic violence is posed, often incredulously: Why didn’t you just leave? The reality is that leaving an abusive relationship is often a herculean task that endangers the woman and calls for resources that aren’t readily available.

In June, after The Huffington Post ran an investigative report on a woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, we received an outpouring of responses from domestic violence survivors who wanted to explain why they had stayed with their abusers. We spent the next three months interviewing these women. While they offered hundreds of reasons, ranging from the logistical to the deeply personal, some common themes emerged: Fear. Love. Family. Money. Shame. Isolation.

Read more Click HERE

Midterms, Essays, and Domestic Violence


 While sexual assault on college campuses has become highly publicized, domestic violence is often forgotten. Women aged 18 to 25 suffer the highest rates of domestic violence.…/midterms-essays-and-domesti…