Fabulous Phrases and Wondrous Words

Here's to the language lovers and the bibliophiles (find out what that means¬†below ūüėČ ). Phrases and their origins "Mind your own beeswax" In the 18th /¬†19th century, women used beeswax-based make-up on their faces due to its skin smoothening properties. If they got too close to the fire (think grand fireplaces inside sparkling¬†drawing rooms), … Continue reading Fabulous Phrases and Wondrous Words


Oh. My. Uke – It’s a ‘Friends’ Theme Song Tutorial!

Central Perk, New York, 1995 Rachel: *rushes with two large¬†cups of coffee in hand to the microphone in the corner of the caf√©* "Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, please welcome Ms. Phoebe Buffay!" *Claps from everyone* Phoebe: "Okay - hello -¬†for my first song - oh! *knocks a coffee cup out of the … Continue reading Oh. My. Uke – It’s a ‘Friends’ Theme Song Tutorial!

5 Ideas To Break Through Writer’s Block

Me: *sighs heavily*¬† "I have nothing to write!"¬† *Tosses the hundredth paper squashed into a ball into the recycling bin* Reality: "Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to look for it and be ready for it, because it will hit you¬†in the face at a completely unexpected moment" Can't argue with reality there, so here … Continue reading 5 Ideas To Break Through Writer’s Block

* Peachy Keen & Ginger Spiced Iced Tea *

Here's a delightful drink to help you get through the last of the summer heat. Sweet and ever so slightly spiced, it's heaven in a mason jar. I got the idea from Emma's Kitchen¬†(https://www.facebook.com/emmaskitchenmalta/) who makes a truly delicious one. What you'll need (makes one big teapot): 1 peach 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger 1-2 … Continue reading * Peachy Keen & Ginger Spiced Iced Tea *

.:. Dress to Express (Not Impress) .:.

It's 1957, New York, and Quality magazine¬†publisher and editor¬†Maggie Prescott¬†is in a state of agitation about what the next issue of the fashion publication should look like.¬†"Green's obscene" and "blue is through",¬†but then the sight of a scrap of pink fabric gives her an idea of what to do. But as good as thinking pink … Continue reading .:. Dress to Express (Not Impress) .:.