California Driving…Feel the Breeze!

Going to Work in the Summer? Miss the Balmy Sea Breeze? No Problem.    Open the Sun Roof. Wave! Let’s Go to Work in California Girls’ Driving Style.     Special Warning…Cell Phone Photos Only Taken at Red Lights.     And Sing Out Loud(!)   “California Girls”  The Beach Boys. Well East coast girls […]

The Day the Wall Had a Suggestion

And I Listened. The Wall Told Me It Was Tired.  Totally Unimpressed with Its Dressings. Looking Quite Underwhelmed.  And Dull. It Craved Interest and Excitement.     Nothing Long Term. Just a Splash of Fleeting Something.  Fun.  Silly.     And in All Seriousness, the Wall Wanted to Reflect the Family That Sits in Its […]

Hey Mom…You’re Viral!

Mom…You’re a Real YouTuber! 7,096 Views! You’re Viral! Whatever Exactly That Means.  🙂 The Doodle T Flip Skirt. A 14 Second YouTube Video.     Flip and Dance. Giggle and Sing. The Doodle T Flip Skirt!   Reversible. Easy and Fun to Wear. Love, Jeanne 🙂 A Short Video on a Simple Cut and Sew […]

Adding Color to the World

I Did a Clay Sculpture.  A Lady Sitting on the Beach. Shells in her Hand.   Facing the Sea.  Her Hair Flying Back.  Sunglasses.  Smiling. “Beach Lady” It Was to Be a Gift for a Favorite Neighbor Lady on a Milestone Birthday. A Lady I’ve Known All My Life.  Her Daughter and I are Like […]

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. […]