Final Words From This Little Lady

Things have changed.

I’d been so busy with other creative projects, new ideas and going in other directions that it came easy for me.

 I am looking forward to moving on.

It was a big year. My mom passed away, (read ‘On This Day‘), I was ill for a month, I went on two trips, and got involved in a family history project. This left little time for blogging.  

I love to write and have enjoyed sharing here since my first post ‘My Dandelion Yard,’ back in 2012. This has been a great place for my writing and photography (with my ordinary old camera). I’ve learned so much about blogging and will continue to blog elsewhere where my focus is on vintage…my passion!!

I’ve shifted my efforts to other things. That’s life. I’m sure you understand. But before I button up this blog I wanted to bring to light some of my favorites and also allow readers to have one last scroll through my posts. (NOTE: to read these posts and others, go to the ARCHIVES section on the right-hand margin OR the bottom of this page, and click on the title.)


A Is For Amazing

Halloween 1961

The Current

My Dad

Dishes From the Farm


Visits at friend’s homes in: Christmas At Kim’s, A Very Missy Christmas, Barbara’s House of Color, Art, and Love, and Ellie’s House.

See my travels in: Maasai Morning and My Spring Break On The Italian Riviera (With A Busload Of Teens).

See my personal story of faith in: Season of Joy and I Did Not Go To Church Today

Go back to the 1960s in: Weddings, The Way They Used To Be, Summers Outside, Salad Luncheon Days and Through The Lilac Grove.

Good summer reads are: Blood, Sweat and Ice Cream Cones and Adventure At The Yellow House.


Thank you for visiting my blog today and in the past!


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Goodbye and best of everything to you!



The Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1927

I  love old magazines. My friend found a gem for me. The June 1927 issue of ‘The Ladies’ Home Journal’. The cover is missing but the rest of the magazine is all there. I store it on the top shelf of my closet. I look through it every once in awhile. I like the fashions of the 1920’s when my grandma was a young mom and my own mom was just a kid. When I look through it, I wonder if my grandma read this issue years ago. She always enjoyed reading women’s magazines.

It covers everything that women like to read about today; fashion, beauty, famous women, taking care of loved ones, striving for smooth skin, and a good love story.

It’s too big to fit in our scanner so I had to take pictures of it. But I think you’ll still get a good idea of this wonderful old read.



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Little Lady’s Yellow Home Office

My home office is the smallest room in the house. To some, it may look like a closet, but to me because it has a window and a closet, it’s a real room. It’s close to the kitchen and living room so I can have an old movie on and something cooking on the stove while I work here. Since it’s a small area I have to be good about keeping the paper and junk from taking over…and sometimes it does. I tend to be a clutter bug, so in order to work here I first need to keep it in organized. (The one time I had everything is apple pie order I snapped these pictures.) Everything is handed down, a gift,  from a thrift store or the sale bin. Interesting boxes and baskets hold craft projects. Favorite items are on display. I was happy when I found  farm-house yellow paint,  free! from a waste and recycling place. 

vintage home office

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Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Kabobs

My friend, Ellie, served these when a few of us girls gathered in her urban cottage for dinner. Delicious.

cherry tomatoes

fresh Mozzarella cheese balls

basil leaves

Alternate on wooden skewers.

Mix together 2 Tbls each of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle over kabobs.

Ellie says Kalamata olives could be added.

Barbara’s House of Color, Art and Love

Barb and I have been good friends since we were kids. A big hearted, generous, fun person, she and her husband have an open door home where anyone who wants or needs a place to land, animals included, are all welcomed. The coffee is always on. Gentle dogs welcome you like a long lost friend. The home is lively with the sound of  laughter, music and youngsters. Barb has a beautiful singing voice, can cook and bake like the best and is also an artist .

Welcome to Barbara’s.

happy home

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