We Had a Peek at the Royal Wedding Gown All Along.

Before We Leave This, Can We Talk Wedding Gowns? Oh Good. Meghan Markle Gave Us a Hint of Her Gown Early On. But Perhaps No One Was Looking. Here.  For Her First Official Visit to Wales and Cardiff Castle. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Theory, $198 Black and White Check Jacket.  Structured.  Fitted.  Feminine. With […]

Summer Style…Fast Skirts for Sassy Women

If You Had to Stand All Day At Work. Hot Sun Bearing Down on the Crown of Your Head. Your Arms Burdened Carrying Books and Lighting Fixtures. And Your Feet.  Oh My, Your Feet. Wrapped in Tight, Strappy Unforgiving Sandals. What Would You Wear??? Exactly. Draped Linen.  Flowy.  Fun. Classically Professional. Perfect for Whoever or […]

A Metropolitan Museum of Art Restoration…At Home.

One Year Ago, Miss Doodle 2 and I Created a Clay Sculpture Ballerina. Inspired by Degas’ The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. We Used a Newspaper Armature, Twig Legs, Clay, and Tulle.  Screws Drilled into her Twig Legs Keep Her Steady. It was a “Mom and Me” Project.  In Clay. Our Little Dancer Was a Surprise Success. […]

The Royal Wedding Breakfast Party. You’re Invited!

I’m Excited.  The World is Excited. The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This Saturday.    4:00 AM. Mountain Standard Time.   You’re are Cordially Invited to a Breakfast Party! Yes.  At 4:00 AM.  Saturday. In New Mexico, It will be Easy to find the House…it will be the Only One with the […]

A New Thing…A Hair Date(!)

Ready for Some Fun??? A Hair Date Can Be Just the Thing for Some Oomph and Silliness. And Magic. Things One Needs for a Hair Date… 1. a Fabulous Hair Dresser…knowledgeable, reliable, fun. 2. a Willing Hair Partner…trusting, adventurous, fun. 3. a Saturday Morning…free and ready for fun. Together.  Side by Side.  Cut and Color. […]

Creating a Collection When No One Was Looking

Shopping at TJ  Maxx is an All-Over-The-Map Experience. From Clothing to Jewelry.  Women. Men. Kids. Handbags. Home.  Furniture. A Mini-Department Store of Quality Goods with Discount Prices. My Sister Got Me Hooked on TJ’s and I Never Looked Back. At TJ’s, there are Surprises Around Each Corner. I assume TJ’s is Filled with Discontinued Items. […]

Downton Abbey’d

Downton Abbey’d.  Yes.  An Adverb. I am consumed, entrenched and enthralled with Downton Abbey. Oh My.  Almost to the point of Embarrassment, but Not Quite.   Have You Seen It?  Oh, but of course you have.   When It aired here in the States from 2010 to 2015, on Sunday Nights, I rarely got the […]

Decorate a Chandelier. Now it’s a Party!

I’m not very Crafty. Perhaps because of No Time.  But sometimes a Quick, Down and Dirty Craft Pops in My Head and It Works. Here’s One for the Spur of the Moment Party. Or the Monthly Holiday Celebration.  Or Just Because. This was Perfect for Valentine’s Day. But have No Fear…Pi Day is Coming.  March […]

Holiday Skirt DIY Flash Sew

Opening Night of The Nutcracker Ballet. You are Scheduled to Sell Nutcrackers at the Ballet Guild Table. But Oh Dear, You Have Nothing Sparkly and Enchanting to Wear. And It’s 4 Hours to Showtime. Don’t Despair.  I’ve Got You Covered. Literally.  In Gold and Tulle. The Fabric is Gold Thread on Black Tulle.  Sheer with […]

Tartan Whispers Autumn…Can You Hear It?

I’ve Loved Tartans Forever. Probably My Scottish Roots. Carrying the Name “Cameron”, I Suspect All that Dyed/Woven Crisscross Pattern is in My Blood. But No Matter.  I am Proud to Wear it. The Traditional Cameron Tartan is Red/Green/Yellow.  A Little Different and Fun. I Understand the Cameron Clan was anything but Fun.  They were Fierce […]