blast from the past

my hometown newspaper: Aren’t these kids so cute? High School, no less. Thinking back to a simpler time… Present day Halloween:  our town was supposed to celebrate today, but was cancelled again because of the dangers still on the roads from Hurricane Sandy! Sorry kids. That’s 2 years in a row that Halloween got cancelled [...]


This is an enjoyable article about older homes that creak and go thump in the night. “While a scary movie or the Halloween season might tempt you to attribute these occurrences to ghosts, they probably have more earthbound explanations. The material elements of your home are responding to temperature changes and possibly to actions by [...]

34 years!

Here is a post at Nibs called “Make Do and Wed”; we used  my wedding dress worn 34 years ago today; you will also see an updated version worn by Hillary   Here is a little Billy Joel… This song was our first dance, not because it was “our song” but it was my choice [...]

Pumpkin Muffins

these are delicious…my friend Jess told me about this website so I tried these this morning I added the sugar crystals to the top for beauty (and less sugar in the muffin!)

Paris Chic.deux

Bonjour! In keeping with advice given by Ines de la Frassange, I went on the hunt for the essential Trench Coat and was so happy to find a nice one, with everything I wanted it to have…nice buttons, belt, buckles, and shoulder tabs! And another essential is the navy blue sweater, which I also found; [...]

Welcome Fall

at 10:49 today Fall begins….yeah!

Historic Site

  On my way up the Hudson River to New Paltz , I discovered the Walkway Over the Hudson, a national historic site. It was awesome to be on the walking bridge, VERY far above the water.   Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market Related Post

Fall is…Gourds

gourds are one of my favorite things found in nature…here is a good article that might make you love them too “Gourds are durable, useful and classic symbols of the harvest season. Learn about the different types of gourds then use our step-by-step instructions for creating a gourd birdhouse or simple techniques for decorating gourds.” [...]

Fall is…Penny Loafers

for many years my school shoe was the Bass Weejun penny loafer…the debate was always which was cooler,  penny or no penny!

summer is almost over…

…here are the Beach Boys, just to remind us how cool summer was back in the early 60′s!! California Girls here and Nancy, this one is for old times sake…Don’t Worry Baby!!

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