I’ve been reading a book that my mother gave to me for Christmas and love it so much that I have to tell you about it. The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives is like a wonderful visit with author EllynAnne Geisel as she shares . . . → Read More: Kitchen Linens Book
About two months ago, my bread maker died. I’m not surprised. The poor motor couldn’t handle the heavy duty bread dough I was asking it to knead for me (notice I wasn’t going to knead it!). Since then, we’ve been making do with store-bought bread but it just isn’t the same. I know Wonder . . . → Read More: Look What I Found: Hand Crank Breadmaster
I discovered the TV show Mad Men last fall when my sister’s BFF was astounded that I’d never seen it. She thought for sure that I would be a Mad Men junkie. I dutifully ordered it on DVD and do enjoy the show. I’m not a junkie but the set designs and the costuming . . . → Read More: Friday Find: Milk Men
Quick note: Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I’ve got some pretty bad sniffles this morning and am hoping that it is just bad allergies and not something worse. Update @ 12:30ish: Your thoughts and prayers have worked. Sniffles have disappeared. Thanks!
Here is a roundup of some of the great things . . . → Read More: Friday Favorites
While we were preparing our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, my mother, sister, and I were sharing memories of my maternal grandmother. As I’ve mentioned before, she died when I was about six years old, so I don’t have a lot of memories like I do with my paternal grandmother.
Photo courtesy of NWW on . . . → Read More: Aluminum Trees and Color Wheel Lights
In response to my post “A Word to the Wives,” Kathy asks me to describe my ideal kitchen. The first image that popped into my head is RetroRuth’s mid-century kitchen. It is such a great kitchen that Pam at Retro Renovation did a story about it.
Okay, the truth of the matter is that . . . → Read More: My Ideal Kitchen
When I first met My Honey back in September of 1980, his goal was to become a great illustrator like his heroes Joseph Leyendecker (who has THE BEST signature), Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth (and others from the Brandywine School), Norman Rockwell, and the person who influenced him the most, his Uncle Don Crowley (technically, . . . → Read More: Friday Finds: Mid-Century Illustrations
As you can probably imagine, I try to be friendly to people as I run my errands. There is so much anger and narcissism in this world that I figure I can make my little world around me better by being kind to other people. I do it for selfish reasons, if we want . . . → Read More: Friday Finds