What’s in a Name?

You’ve gotta ask, though, would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? If roses were called . . . feces or stinkers or something, would they still be quite as appealing? I have my doubts. There are so many names I love, even some that circulate through my family, too. Chloe, Penfield, Charlotte (lottie!), Robert, Beatrix, Evelyn, Zoe, Nicolas, Merry, Henry, Isabelle, Ernest, Oscar, Frederick (Freddie), Tova, Nora, Josephine, Augusta, Lawrence, Della, Irene, Esther, Jack, Lucille/Continue reading “What’s in a Name?”

What I Love Today:

#1: I want to be cool enough to have made this video first: I’m obsessed!  #2: I seriously laughed out loud at these salient questions concerning Disney’s Beauty and the Beast http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/questions-disney-forgot-to-answer-about-beauty-and-the-be (Seriously, read them.) #3: While giving me a routine cleaning, my dental hygienist told me “I’m not stalking you, but I drove by your schoolContinue reading “What I Love Today:”

Petticoat Mania

Chiffon, Silk, Ruffles, Lace, Tiers via I have a major obsession with petticoats. Perhaps this is not a surprise to some. It’s just that petticoats make every full skirt behave the way it should, you know? There is something inherently feminine and inexplicably satisfying about donning a few layers of lace chiffon and sashaying fromContinue reading “Petticoat Mania”

Reasons Why Vintage Men Are Better

1.) They wear bow ties more than your average (non-stripper) twenty-something-year-old. 2.) Old men frequently wear more tweed newsie-style hats than other age groups. 3.) They rock suspenders. 4.) They wore everything now-popular before it got popular, making them . . . dare I say . . . the original hipsters? 5.) Despite societal shifts,Continue reading “Reasons Why Vintage Men Are Better”

If “Ifs” and “Buts” Were Candy and Nuts . . .

. . . We’d All Have a Hell of a Christmas! Has anyone else hear that expression? My grandmother used to say this to me when I was a kid and I recently threw it out in a conversation only to find that not a soul knew what on EARTH I was talking about! Suffice itContinue reading “If “Ifs” and “Buts” Were Candy and Nuts . . .”