Category Archives: Birthdays

No time like the past

Precious moments captured to treasure for a lifetime. Being sentimental and romantic, I take lots of pictures; even more now since digital makes it so easy with no cost of buying and developing film. One of the reasons I like … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Memories of 2015. As I look back at 2015, it started off as a good year and a wonderful dance opportunity at the beginning of the year with my beautiful friend, Maggie… And then a trip to Seattle to visit … Continue reading

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Updo for the holidays

Christmas Eve at church, parties and gatherings, company for dinner and going caroling with friends are part of the festive activities during Christmastime. My three children have birthdays during this season (my youngest son’s birthday between Christmas and New Year) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jean!

Another fashionable year 2015! January… February… March… April.. May… June…Β  July…Β  August… September… October… November… December… Wishing you another fabulous year! Thanks for inspiring me with fashion and compassion! ❀ mom

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Vegan Dinner at Cambridge Mill with DVF

What a special birthday I enjoyed: dinner at the elegant Cambridge Mill Restaurant, sitting at a table overlooking the Grand River, ambiance and wearing my mom’s original Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress from the 70s. Genuine vintage. This timeless dress … Continue reading

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I don’t do winter very well, so decorating for Christmas and Valentine’s Day is fun and brightens up dreary, bitter-cold winter days and long, dark winter nights. We leave our Christmas tree up all January until I start decorating for … Continue reading

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My last trip to Germany was in 1994. It was twenty years since I had seen my dear cousin Marion, so you can imagine how elated I was when I heard the news that she was coming for a visit … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jean!

My daughter jeanofalltrades began her style blog in January 2011 and by the end of the year, I joined the club. When I started my blogging journey three years ago, I made a video for her birthday (and to celebrate … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye

Today is the first day of autumn and time to say goodbye to the summer of 2014. Summertime means garden parties; gathering with family and friends to enjoy the warm summer days and pleasant evenings. I’m posting outfits I’ve wore … Continue reading

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The Catwalk – Mom’s birthday

My stylish mom modeling a red velvet dress with detachable sleeves 1950s Both my mom and daughter took modeling courses. Both of them have influenced my style. My daughter Jean (left) wearing my mom’s DVF wrap dress from the 70s. … Continue reading

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