Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Walkabout Wednesday

Lately, there have been a lot of articles on-line about the timelessness of the Tudor style.

(Houses, not armor. Though I did see Henry VIII's armor at the Metropolitan Museum...he was a large dude, for his time.)


Monday, May 16, 2016

Menopausal Monday: Fashion over 55

There's an awful lot of information out there regarding fashion over fifty, but this article in the Daily Mail (UK) probably does the best job with helpful information (even thought they use the impossibly beautiful Amal Clooney, Julianne Moore and Dame Helen Mirren as their style examples. As if.).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How to age pots naturally


Summer is almost here (for me, that means the end of school and actually being able to get something done around the house, besides laundry and dishes!) so I am sprucing up the front stoop.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mrs. C's Book Report

The book I'm reviewing today is The Good House by Ann Lembeck Leary.

I originally chose this book because the protagonist, Hildy Good, is a woman of a certain age. Based on that factor (and the fact that my friend Quinn was promoting it for $2.99 or some ridiculously small amount), I purchased it. I had to download it and my husband HATES when I bring my tablet to bed and so I have only been buying and borrowing paper books, but I think he may have to get used to the fact that a lot of books are not even available in paper, so it's time to join the new millennium, DL.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Certified Wildlife Habitat

WARNING: If you are not a fan of cute fuzzy flying mammals that are associated with Halloween, please DO NOT click over to the second page!

Here at Brandywine, we have what will eventually be an awesome back yard. It is a walled English garden, small enough to be manageable, but with a decidedly "overgrown" vibe. I think it was a mistake by the former owners, because they were older and probably couldn't take care of a garden anymore, so they planted English Ivy and Creeping Myrtle (vinca minor) EVERYWHERE and of course it took over the garden. I have been yanking/digging/carpet bombing this $hit for ten years, and I'm still not done!

In addition to the total overhaul, I am readying the yard to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat. (You can read about it here.)