Category Archives: Beauty

Crayola

We all started out with the basic 8 colors. That’s all we needed. Introduced by Binney and Smith in 1903, they sold for a nickel, and no doubt had the same fragrance we all remember on opening the box…the smell … Continue reading

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Tomato Sandwich

It’s the perfect summer sandwich, with the simplest of ingredients. Garden-fresh tomatoes, mayo, store-bought white bread. I had the first of many this week. You might be tempted to modify it, toast the bread, add ingredients like cheese, bacon, avocado, … Continue reading

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Into the Storm

I was about 40 miles from home when I first spotted it. It was maybe the darkest cloud I’ve ever seen. In sunshine and blue skies at my current location, I considered stopping the car. It might have been a … Continue reading

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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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