I wasn’t born in New England, but I have lived here long enough to have picked up the Yankee habit of thrift. This was especially important, as I also picked up the Yankee habit of expensively educating my children. So,… Read More ›
Vintage shop fun!
I have a friend, Bill, who loves to post on Facebook his recent vintage finds. He goes to auctions and antique shops and even enjoys perusing the local Craigslist for great finds. I am less able to get out and… Read More ›
SIX STEPS TO LOVING YOUR BODY!!
My good friend HM Anderson, one of the most self confident and happy people I know, shared on Facebook her secret to loving yourself and your body. With her permission I am honored to share her advice here: Sometimes people… Read More ›
Vintage Shopping with the Husband
I asked my husband to drive me to the nearby vintage/antique shop. I usually go to vintage/antique/junk shops by myself, but my semi-invalid status means I have to sometimes ask my husband to drive. There is only one big problem… Read More ›
My cabin decorating, not quite a “harmony of color and style”
Sometimes I feel like the world of decorating has finally caught up with my own eclectic style. Pinterest and other online sites now share and extol the random and budget friendly decor I learned from my grandmother. She never bought… Read More ›
Firday Fun Flick!! Vacation book cover!
It’s that time of year, vacation time. I enjoy vintage book covers, and this one seems made for this time of year.
More used bookstore fun finds!
My favorite used book store of all time is Homestead Books in Marlborough NH. I’ve written about my finds there before. I recently visited this book store heaven, and spent hours combing their book shelves for books that belonged on… Read More ›
Friday Fun Flick! Moms always try to help!
I though I’d share his photograph from my daughter’s birthday party in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We went old school with pin the tail on the donkey, and my daughter Evelyn (now Dr.Evelyn Mervine, MIT graduate) was not even close. She works… Read More ›
I spent 7 very painful years learning to play the piano. I enjoy playing the piano, but I never was considered good at it. My brothers seemed to have a natural musical ability I never inherited, but I do enjoy… Read More ›
My first cook book
My first cook book was a smaller version of my mother’s favorite cook book. Sadly, my junior cookbook fell apart years ago. It was spattered with batter and the spine was even broken from being propped up and knocked over… Read More ›