Sunday, April 25, 2010
Spring Closet Clean Out
Saturday, April 24, 2010
In the garden
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Trim Tred Shoe
The best advice I can give anyone who is ready to change their unhealthy ways for healthier ones is this.....make a commitment to yourself and no matter what, stick to it. If you've fallen off the wagon for a week or even a year, forgive yourself and get back to your commitment as soon as you can. It doesn't make you a failure, it just means you're normal. Losing weight is hard work....if it was easy, there wouldn't be a billion dollar weight loss industry out there because nobody would need them. If it was easy we would all be able to eat just 1200 calories a day and have plenty of time to exercise. If losing weight was easy, we would all be walking around looking like "insert favorite famous person here" It's not easy, so be kind to yourself and keep on kicking ass!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A Five Year Weight Journey
Summer 2005 before starting my journey...in 150's
Not the best photos but it gives you an idea! I hated having my photo taken.
Me 2004 over 150 probably closer to 160! Hiding beside BF.
Me... end of March 2010...compare with the top picture. Hello 27" waist, and petite curves...I love you! I also have worked really hard to get you!!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Perfect for a chilly Spring day!
Vintage WWII wool sailor pants
Fluff Sailor girl T-shirt
1940's Bakelite bracelets
Saturday, April 17, 2010
A Saturday Surprise
Pretty neato! Something tells me that when someone packed up the contents of the house, they didn't know what it was and just stuck it in the bottom of the box. I'm sure you're all wondering what I paid for my box lot?? I paid $27 and got a sweet Saturday surprise.
Does anyone out there have anymore information about Roseville pottery they would like to share with me? Does anyone have a collection of Roseville pottery? I could imagine that this type of pottery would be fun to collect!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday with George
Nov. 22 1941
Won't be able to make it Thursday, as you have already noticed, but will see you Sunday evening. Who the hell said anything about saying goodbye?
Saturday, April 10, 2010
New Lamp Children
Pink Flower Lamps
A very first post about my lamps
That's just some of them!
See I told you all I have a lamp obsession...
If you want to see more amazing lamps to drool over and you have a flickr account, go check out Ms. Atomic's group: 1950's Lamps, Lampshades, and Lighting Fixtures.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Recent Auction Finds
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Doris Day Biography
(Doris Mary Anne von Kappelhoff)
- Born: 03-04-1924
- Birth Place: Cincinatti, Ohio
Doris was initially known for her talent as a singer, singing with big bands and becoming famous on the radio, one of the first "pop stars" of the 1950s.
She was persuaded by Micheal Curtiz to appear in what was to be her screen debut, 'Romance On The High Seas'. Fame on the big screen came in the early 1950s, and Doris was beloved as an actress in the "girl-next-door" mould. She was a popular choice for female lead and stood out thanks to her vocal strength. She starred in such musicals as 'April In Paris', 'Lullaby Of Broadway', 'Calamity Jane' and 'Lucky Me'.
In the mid-fifties she appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', a decisive move away from musicals to dramatic film, although she did sing a song in it.
Often starring in pictures with Rock Hudson, one of her best performances was in 'The Pajama Game', in 1957. In the light comedy 'Pillow Talk', Day's performance as an interior designer, to Hudson's archetypal bachelor, won her an Oscar nomination.
During the sixties her power as a box office draw started to diminish. Her last feature film was 'With Six You Get Egg Roll', in 1968.
That same year her husband of 17 years Terry Melcher died. Upon his death, Day discovered that her husband and his business partner Jerry Rosenthal had squandered her earnings, leaving her deeply in debt. Day sued Rosenthal and won the largest civil judgment up until that time in California, over $20 million.
After quitting the film industry, she was granted her own TV variety slot, 'The Doris Day Show', which ran from 1968-78. From this point the only acting she was involved in was in adverts. Her memoirs revealed that she was happy to retire from acting, considering her time as an actress to be a troubled one.
Her talent as a vocalist endures and her own recordings, as well as the soundtracks to her films, continue to sell well.
In 1975, Day released her autobiography, Doris Day: Her Own Story it revealed to the general public many of the painful events in her private life that belied her sunny public image. In particular, the book detailed Day's first three difficult marriages to musician Al Jorden (1941-43), George Weidler (1946-49) and Melcher.
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
The Ballad of Josie (1967)
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Do Not Disturb (1965)
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Move Over, Darling (1963)
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Lover Come Back (1961)
Midnight Lace (1960)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Pillow Talk (1959)
It Happened to Jane (1959)
The Tunnel of Love (1958)
Teacher's Pet (1958)
The Pajama Game (1957)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Young at Heart (1954)
Lucky Me (1954)
Calamity Jane (1953)
So You Want a Television Set (1953)
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
April in Paris (1952)
The Winning Team (1952)
I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
Storm Warning (1951)
The West Point Story (1950)
Tea for Two (1950)
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
It's a Great Feeling (1949)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
New Project....Sneak Peak 2
Can you figure out what I'm working on now??? I bet you can! I've been wanting to create an atomic mailbox for DeluxeVille for a few years now...this has been a fun project so far. I still have a few atomic wood pieces to cut out yet but I did get paint colors done today on the pieces I have cut out and sanded. I also ripped down my current mailbox after the mail came and gave it a fresh new coat of paint. I am trying to recycle as many things as I can to do this project. The template laying on the mailbox, will get cut out tomorrow and I think I'll be painting it black. Hopefully all will go smoothly and the mailbox will be up Monday so that I can receive my mail! Geeee, I wonder what the postman will be thinking??? Or better yet, my neighbors!! hahahaha Lucky I don't live in one of those evil neighborhoods where they tell you what colors you're allowed to paint your house and measure how tall your front lawn is! I would so be the home owners associations worst nightmare. hahaha Fun times at DeluxeVille!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
New Project...Sneak Peak
I cut out a few of my templates so far but I've got lots to do yet. I also have to hit up the hardware and craft store tomorrow for supplies! I'll post pics when I'm all done!