Posts Categorized: Fashion

Bar Soap = Leg Cramp Relief!

This may be one of the most unusual folk remedies that I have ever used…and the easiest…and the safest.   For who knew that a simple bar of soap placed under the bottom sheet of your bed would help relieve leg cramps? I know I had heard about this remedy several years back, but had completely… Read more »

Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Brood

I’m in a somewhat wistful, moody, sad mood today.  Yes, I’m pretty much the chipper optimist most days, but sometimes the weight of the world becomes too heavy for my shoulders and I just gotta take time out to brood.  And it feels good. The end of summer/start of the school year time is always… Read more »

Hydrangea Love

My beautiful blue hydrangea finally started blooming about two weeks ago.  Yes, in August.  I am really not much of a gardener; I mostly just leave all the plants, bushes, and trees in my yard to do their own thing, with little assistance from me.  So I really don’t know when things are supposed to… Read more »

Vintage 60s ‘Kate’ Shawl Knitting Pattern

I found this really lovely vintage 1968 knitting pattern for a shawl quite similar to Kate Middleton’s green shawl she wore out grocery shopping.   It is really large, has a nice open-work pattern, and is heavily fringed.  It measures 56 inches across the long edge and 28 inches long at the center back, excluding fringe. … Read more »

Kate Brings Back the Sheer Nude Stocking

I find that one of the more interesting fashion trends sparked by the chic Duchess of Cambridge is the wearing of nylon stockings.   More specifically, sheer nude pantyhose with a slight sheen.  I, for one, am glad to see this sartorial comeback.  It is an elegant fashion touch that has been sorely missing for some… Read more »