Category Archives: Book Review

Book Report: American Advertising Cookbooks

Tagline: How Corporations taught us to love Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O. Who could resist a title like that? Absolutely breathtaking, especially with a molded veggie and I think fruit salad gracing the cover. Don’t be fooled, though, by the cover … Continue reading

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The Final Chapters: A Century of Bags. Plus a Giveaway!

Well, I just decided to finish off the handbag book with the chapter on 1990–2000 plus some of the designer pages. Even if you aren’t interested in the handbag book, you might want to participate in the giveaway. It will … Continue reading

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Sit Back and Relax; This Won’t Hurt a Bit!

OMG, they have totally changed how posts are written on a day when I’ve had it up to here with everything.  I’m not even sure I’m going to be able to write a post, so hold on to your hats, … Continue reading

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Your Blog Forecast: 25% Chance of Clowns

I know the title is ominous, but there is less than a one in four chance that any picture you see will be a clown.  I did put a couple of extra good things in to make it up to … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Summer Get a Fashion Lesson

I was looking around my yard right now and with the heat, the low humidity, and maybe the smoke, things aren’t looking all that pretty.  But, looking out the kitchen window while doing dishes, I did notice something beautiful.  In … Continue reading

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Reaping What I Saw

It’s that time of the year when you start to harvest what you planted.  Some of the produce is for your belly, but an equal amount is for your mind.  Even in my veggie garden, I like to plant marigolds, … Continue reading

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Well, Somebody Got to Travel

It’s kind of odd that we happened upon some thrift store finds from far away in a time when most of us can’t really travel.  Of course, there are the usual homegrown things, too, just for contrast. Life is sailing … Continue reading

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“What dreadful hot weather we have!

It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.”  Thank you Jane Austen for succinctly and genteelly describing the summer misery. Thank goodness for Tuesday and Wednesday, which isn’t something that I say very often.  We’ve been having the hellacious … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

Things are slowly, ever so slowly edging back to normal here.  Kathy and I went shopping last week—twice!!  We went to our beloved craft store, Who Gives a Scrap?, which is closing in August, a victim of the criminally high … Continue reading

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Anyone up for a Mélange?

Merriam-Webster defines mélange as: a mixture often of incongruous elements.  That’s what we’re left with here; hopefully, Kathy has found a safe garage sale or two that can become blog fodder.  In the meantime, I’m planning on writing a review … Continue reading

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