Lefty & Fifty-six

March 2016

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Know Thy Self

I don't know whoo created this illustration but
 it makes me think about the many things that I have not seen, experienced or
 noticed in my 59 years of life.
I have been conscious about my hair, make-up and other body images.  
Can I help it when I have been raised in a culture and society 
that wants women to be our best, look our best
 but does not expect us to act our best or know ourselves.. 
I guess, I have reached maturity and I like myself as I am.

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Cat & Grandkids

When I saw this......

It was posted on this blog-http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2016/02/palm-springs-kitty-scratch-house-omg.html

I knew that I needed to help the swede build it for Brutus and my grandkids.  I can imagine what hours of fun they'll have playing with this house.

I'll have to start finding the retro furniture from the late 50's-early 60's.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Women’s Equality Day-2015

In honor of last week’s Women’s Equality Day (the 95th anniversary of women getting the right to vote), take a look at this vintage PSA where the notion of equal pay for equal work is explained by none other than Batgirl. 
“Same job, same employer means equal pay for men AND women,” Batgirl reminds Batman as the bomb ticks. “It’s no joke; it’s the federal equal pay law.” 
“Holy Act of Congress!” Robin exclaims. Too bad women are still getting paid less 42 years later. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just Flowers and Fashion

This Spring, I couldn't help but notice in the movies
and in fashion this flower print that crept into view, maybe
it's because I noticed it first on the new Cinderella movie.

The dress is worn by the young Ella.

If you'll notice in the first few seconds of the movie
when the young Ella is running in a field to her mother.
The dress that she is wearing started me thinking
about how I loved that flower print.

Then my mind said; "that is the same print as your china ware."  Yes, that's right,
 my china pattern that I bought in the 70's.

Mikasa Just Flowers Pattern-1975

I still have them stored in boxes.

Here is what I found on the fashion sites for Spring of 2015.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Goodbye Martha Part 2

Continuing and ending this post about saying goodbye to Martha,
I took all the pages that I clipped from her magazines and 
filed them in sheet protectors and organized 
them by either holiday or topic.
In this image, you can see the notebooks of ideas that
I have been collecting, saving through the years.
I still have to re-organize and name the binders.

All the binders you see in this image
are recycled, some retrieved from the trash.
These binders are a 3.5" x 11''

Image of raw filing system.
It might be months before I post images of the completed task.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Goodbye Martha-Part 1

Many may know that I have been a Martha Stewart follower
 (truly a follower)
I have admired her ability and talents(with her collaborators) to create
 and make entertaining and food beautiful and so much more.

I have collected 
Martha's magazines 
for over 20 years.

Have you closed your mouth yet?

I think at my age or  my stage in life has given the the time 
to finally go through boxes and boxes and boxes...of magazines.

I have to say; that it was easier than I thought it would be to
purge this really interesting obsession.  Be what it may... it was interesting 
the process or the steps that I took to do this dump!

I wanted to get photo's so I could look back on this final history, share
 with others that you can do this too! I leave you with this 
documentation so that my children will know and see that I cared enough 
(at least with the magazine obsession to throw it 
out so they would have to deal with it!)

 Part 1
I unpacked boxes by date, scanned each magazine and tore out 
whatever I thought was still an interest to me, that meant, patterns, 
clip art, articles that I wanted to read but never had the time. 
(that was time consuming)

Downstairs in what I call the dungeon, table set up and ready to go.

Martha published several types of magazines
through the 20 + year span.
I never counted the total magazines I kept but I think
 it was around 300+
Photo of her "Living" Magazine

A "Food" magazine that lasted only a few years

Loved, Loved the "Kids" magazine. It was full of fun crafts and
adventures and stories, science projects.

The BABY issues were the shortest lived, how can you
compete with Parenting Magazine and blogs!
While I was doing my purge, the Swede was going through his Sh_ _ !
We both had our moments of laughter and micro-managing each others Cr_ _!

Stay tune for Part 2..

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day 

We hosted dinner at our home. 
The "swede" baked the turkey.

I used my cooper tea pots for the vase holder this year.
I made the brown tablecloth from a 3 3/4 yd remnant from
my mother-in-law Margie's fabric pile I inherited.
My new son-in-law Jason made these birch candle stick holders for their wedding reception.
I grabbed a few and voila..they landed on our table.
Here we are, a small group of friends and family.
The weather was beautiful, our stomachs were full. 

Just being "goofy"

Now.. on to Christmas!!

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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