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10 Ways to add creativity into your day… Everyday

10 Ways to add creativity into your day… Everyday

If you are feeling that creative itch but you just can’t find the time here are some easy ways to squeeze in some creativity everyday. Color at lunch. Bring your coloring pages or book, color pencils or markers in a convenient pouch so they are easy […]

Style Muse: Barbie Winter Holiday

Style Muse: Barbie Winter Holiday

  I know that Barbie takes a lot of critism for being so…. well, Barbie, but you cannot deny that the outfits from her early years are winners.  This look from 1959 is still cute and makes perfect sense, with the exception of the cork […]

Barbie gets ready for the Holidays

Barbie gets ready for the Holidays

After a long day of shopping and trying to untangle christmas tree lights, Barbie relaxes with a glass of wine. The Christmas music is playing on the stereo. That tree looks a little too big for her studio apartment. Look at all of those Christmas […]

Vintage Book Review:  Summer Camp

Vintage Book Review: Summer Camp

Summer Camp by Bernard Faucon Part of the fun of thrift shopping is discovering things that wouldn’t normally be on your radar.  This book is one of those things.  It combines the quirky kitschyness of dioramas with the creepiness of old child size mannequins.  The […]

Style Muse:  Ballerina

Style Muse: Ballerina

As a former ballet student I sometimes miss some pieces of the “uniform” or accoutrements of being a dancer (but not the hours of sweaty practice and the hot smell of feet). Here are some ideas to infuse your life with a little ballerina style: […]