Royledge Shelf Paper Advertisement, Image courtesy of Mr. Beaverhousen on Flickr.com
Am I the only one using shelf paper to line shelves and drawers nowadays? I went to three different general merchandise stores looking for it and all three had a sad little selection of three types in three colors (I exaggerate, but . . . → Read More: Ode to Shelf Paper
So…I found a cute little (and it is little) post-war Cape Cod style house in an historic neighborhood and moved in a couple of weeks ago. And when I say “moved in,” I mean I have an air mattress, 2 card tables, 2 lawn chairs, and some pots and pans (all borrowed from a . . . → Read More: T-10 Days
Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. ~ Nehru
My second birthday party, 1963, at my grandparent's house.
I’ve come a long way in the years since that photo was taken. My life has been . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: (My) Birthday
My “To Do” list got tossed aside today. For some reason I felt a compulsion to clean out a couple of closets. Since they had been annoying me for a couple of months, I wasn’t going to deny the impulse. While my linen closet doesn’t look like this, a good closet clean out does . . . → Read More: A Good Closet Cleanout Does Wonders For the Soul
1968 Al Muenchen vintage 1960s Illustration AIRPORT 7; Image courtesy of Christian Montone on Flickr.com
I had an “on-campus” interview yesterday morning that necessitated a quick trip to another state. It is always hard to gauge how well these types of interviews go because I know I’m . . . → Read More: Glad to be Home Again
Illustration from Mode-Maker Metal Business Furniture catalog, circa 1960; Image courtesy of wackystuff on Flickr.com
A huge number of our modern retro homemaking sisters (including myself) have dual careers. Contrary to popular belief that “the woman’s place was in the home,” there is a long history of homemakers also working outside . . . → Read More: Dual Career Homemakers
When you handle yourself, use your head; when you handle others, use your heart. ~ Donna Reed
Donna Reed displaying how NOT to cook toast by leaning over the burners; Image courtesy of maggie_foss on Flickr.com
My youngest sister and I were recently discussing the aspiration to achieve the . . . → Read More: Donna Reed As Patron Saint of Homemakers
There was a time that people knew the owners of the businesses they patronized. They were the men you had lunch with either at the local fraternal organization or down at the luncheonette. You may have spoken with the married couple who ran a shop after church each Sunday. And so forth. Even if . . . → Read More: You’re Not Just Giving Your Money To One Small Business Owner
I’m home again after spending a few days with my mother at her timeshare down by the beach. But I never actually made it to the beach because we were busy doing other things.
Longtime readers know that I prefer riding the train than driving. Amtrak’s Surfrider train returned me to The Mister a . . . → Read More: How Can You Be a Recording Artist and Not Know About The Rat Pack???