Posts Categorized: Daily Life

Ten Things I Love About Postmenopause

No blood/bleeding: You can wear white pants again. No PMS: Your hormones level out. No cramps: You don’t have to take a boatload of ibuprofen anymore. No bloating/fluctuating weight: You’ll probably gain weight but it will stay stable. No mood swings: Emotional drama is greatly reduced. No hormonally-induced migraine headaches: You can now blame your… Read more »

Pepsi-Cola: The Modern Refreshment of 1955

This is a great Pepsi-Cola ad from the August 1955 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine. The artist’s depiction of a fashionable young couple on the beach is just delightful! I love her striped bathing suit, and his bold print swim trunks. The ad even states: No need to explain what land and what age… Read more »

Raspberry Berets and Second Hand Stores

With the devastating loss of Prince Rogers Nelson yesterday, I am still in shock. But I’ve been recalling my earliest memory of Prince, when I first discovered him in the early 1980s. I was shopping at a funky record store in Seattle’s University District when I first heard Prince’s Raspberry Beret. It must have been… Read more »

Cashmere Bouquet Soap Makes You Popular!

I love the bar soap ads from the 1940s, because they were so promising of enticing beauty and popularity. I mean, come on people, it’s soap – SOAP! 😀 Cashmere Bouquet bar soap was especially big on promises. This 1946 ad is really beautiful; showing a lovely painting of a fetching woman with her dashing… Read more »

The Feng Shui of Clotheslines

Feng Shui (meaning “wind” and “water”) is the ancient Chinese art of placement. It is based on the principle of “chi”, a life-force energy that flows through your house and surrounding landscape. The idea is to balance the soft, slow, receptive, feminine Yin energy with the hard, fast, active, masculine Yang energy. I’ve been dabbling… Read more »