"I thought this was a sad and really great film. I'm stuck with the scene where Norma meets with C. B. DeMille thinking they will be discussing her big come back film, while her chauffeur learns the studios real interest is in renting her old…"
So what do you consider essential spring cleaning?And do you have an organized approach to it?Cleaning the closets kicks spring cleaning off for me. I ruthlessly went through my clothing closet and coat closet last weekend. If I hadn't worn it in the last year it was donated. (I was glad to find a local church that collects clothing and distributes them free to those who may need them.) Now I'm trying to find the energy for all the scrubbing and dusting that needs done. I'm not a neat freak and…See More
"I am officially on spring break this coming Saturday. Maybe I'll make some finger sandwiches and invite the hubby for tea. (At lunch time of course.) Our new fence should be done and it would be a pleasant diversion. Thank you for the…"
"When I lived in Pittsburgh, PA I could definitely say: May to October. We had designated farmer's markets selling produce. Some opened in April selling plants for gardens.
In southern Virginia, there are "farmer's markets", but…"
"I am thankful my husband found a job he really likes after being laid off for a year and 3 months. (He's a chemical engineer with a masters degree and was working at a local amusement park after his unemployment ran out.) He recently found work…"
Heat half a gallon of apple cider on the stove, but do not let it boil. Add a couple of cinnamon sticks, a few whole cloves, and slice up an orange. Allow all this to simmer about 30 minutes and serve. Spices can be increased or…"
"I thought hygee was supposed to be finding joy in the simple (ordinary) aspects of life. So if a person wants to indulge in that weekend package; well okay, but they might miss out about what I'm guessing this whole hygee thing is supposed to…"
"I bought a pair of FoxRiver wool blend socks last year when I was visiting my mother in Lancaster, PA. I paid $8.00 for a pair of knee highs and they were totally worth it. I will be searching for more this Thanksgiving visit. "
"I have a wood burning fireplace with a blower. In my area (coastal VA) it is called a wood burning stove, but where I am from a wood burning stove has a cooktop. Like a Ben Franklin stove, where a kettle of water can be placed on top.
"English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast tea. If I'm craving something sweeter, I drink Lychee Black tea that I find at my local Asian market. It's less sweet than Jasmine tea (I really dislike it due to its sweetness). Lychee Black has a…"
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I bought a strange little green glazed pot in a thrift store for $1.00 last spring. It's lid has six vents. It was so odd I bought it and I thought maybe it was made to house cloves of garlic (but it seemed too…"
February 2017We'll learn about the Danish lifestyle philosophy of living cozily, Hygge. How can we apply it in Spring as well as in Winter, and what other Scandinavian countries have similar lifestyle concepts? See More
"Nifty idea....but I question whether it would work in real life. I really like to cook, but I know lots of other people in my area do not and rely on processed ready to eat fare that I would prefer to avoid. I also know I have two cats and as clean…"
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