The Atomic Age = Beauty and the Bomb

My car died. My car is dead and now I have to find a new one that I like – an odious task since, well, I don’t particularly like cars – especially the automobiles made since, oh, the 70s. They’re all plastic and fall apart and are expensive – not like the cars of the,…

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DIY: Crepe paper flowers

I started making paper flowers to embellish gift wrapping, but soon became infatuated with the process of making different kinds of flowers and garlands. I have given bouquets as gifts to brides-to-be for use at their wedding rehearsals and to friends for all different occasions – birthdays, anniversaries and even baby showers. I’m not so interested…

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There is no such thing as instant expertise

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be able to knit socks – don’t ask why – it’s just one of those wouldn’t-that-be-cool things I get attached to. I actually went so far as to purchase all the supplies, buy books, watch numerous videos and ask friends with knitting acuity for advice…

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Personal Stylist? Yes, please.

Indulgently shopping on-line, I stumbled across the most incredible find: Stitch Fix – an online personal styling service that will send you five (!) new items as often as you like. You can get a monthly or every-other month subscription or just purchase a fix when the mood strikes your fancy. Hmmmm. How does it work? Well, there…

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