Category Archives: Beauty

Easter

It started as a typical Easter weekend. There was a new outfit, frilly dress, white patent leather shoes, white gloves and flowered hat. The Sunday meal was planned. Good Friday was mysterious. For reasons not yet clear to us, we … Continue reading

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Monopoly Update

A dinosaur, a penguin and a rubber ducky. Millions of voters in 100 countries were surveyed, and Hasbro has announced that 3 new tokens will be featured in the August 2017 edition. The original plan was to replace the thimble. … Continue reading

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Bed Bath Beyond

What are European Shams and why do we need them ? It was a simple question that I could not answer. When did bedding become so complicated ? I grew up with chenille, and a down-filled feather bed. My first … Continue reading

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Diamonds

A reblog.   Happy February ! Those diamond ads. It’s that time of year. I wonder how many couples break up just before Valentine’s Day ? The pressure to “gift” is even more extreme than what it takes to turn … Continue reading

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Library

Our fathers were veterans of  WWII, so we baby boomers had toy guns. While others played “War” in the dense woods nearby, we played “Library.” Diane lived 2 doors down. She was the youngest of her family, and was surrounded … Continue reading

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Youth Dew

Every few years, I go in search of a new fragrance, spraying scents onto those little cardboard squares provided by department stores. This year was no different. I kept coming back to a classic, one that I wore in the … Continue reading

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Earthtones

I have spent a lifetime with earth tones, in other words, the color of dirt. Neutral colors are appealing to the vast majority of potential buyers, or so we have been advised for decades by folks in real estate. Over … Continue reading

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