Girly. What does that word mean to you? Pink feather boas and flaming red high heels come to mind. Bling, sparkles and lace. Tea parties and coffee with girlfriends. Somehow femininity has gotten a bad rap. Those who scoff and think it means weakness don’t understand the true ... Read More about The View from Childhood: The Importance of Your Appearance at Home
It was one of those Home and Garden type shows on TV. The housecleaning expert demonstrated expert techniques for cleaning while the audience ooh’ed and aah’ed. The host chose a member of the studio audience to ask the expert questions. With the trembling microphone held too far from her mouth, ... Read More about But I Don’t Like Housework!
It’s T-Tapp Time: Do You Know Where Your Shoes Are? by Charlotte Siems Back in the early 1960’s, we had a black-and-white television. I clearly remember getting our first color TV when I was eight years old, and boy, that was pretty fancy. I even remember when the late ... Read More about It’s T-Tapp Time: Do You Know Where Your Shoes Are?
Grandma lived in the country and she had an outhouse instead of an indoor bathroom. When we visited it was nerve-wracking, walking through the grass with a flashlight in the dark. [break][/break] We spent hours playing on the back porch, cooking mudpies in the wonderful assortment of old tin ... Read More about Comfort Food: Tuna Casserole
Flipping through a magazine, an advertisement caught my eye. A happy woman was pressing buttons on a sleek device. The ad stated, “Stress Free Shopping is just a button away.” The advertised item was an electronic grocery and list organizer that mounts on a wall. Impressive. To ... Read More about Grocery Gadget on the Wall
Dirty Carpet, Dusty Bookshelves and Change by Charlotte Siems Things don’t stay the same. Even comfortable, convenient things. What once worked nicely suddenly doesn’t work at all. What used to be just right, is now annoying. Seasons change, children grow up, grandchildren enter the ... Read More about Dirty Carpet, Dusty Bookshelves and Change
News You Can Use by Charlotte Siems It’s one thing to hear about someone else’s results and get a general idea about their workout schedule, but it’s even more helpful to get the nitty gritty details. It’s like the difference between a short, general article about weight loss in a tabloid ... Read More about News You Can Use