Author: Julie B. Santana

1920s-1950s Choir Outfit Ideas

Besides my passion for vintage clothing, my other longtime hobby has been singing. I grew up doing musical theater, sang in many choirs and branched out into opera and light opera in college. Chorale ...

How to (Mostly) Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

Every year around Christmastime, the internet is flooded with pictures and stories of cats terrorizing Christmas trees. I had cats growing up, and they simply loved climbing up into the branches of ou...

Purely Perfect

Regular readers may recall a post I did some time ago with the fabulous guys over at Pure who make raw dog food from the best ingredients. If you would like to read it again, you can find it here  Wel...

Operation 1804: History for the Future

Today we’re delving into the FIDM Museum’s Operation 1804 project with Associate Curator Christina Johnson. Read on for Christina’s interpretation of this important undertaking. ****...

Secrets of Wrapping Glamorous Gift Packages

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s also the gift giving season. No matter what holiday you celebrate, you’re going to be wrapping presents. Now, call me old fashioned, but I much prefer a goo...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

We just wrapped up decorating for Christmas last week! So it’s time to share how we have decked our halls this season. And for the first time, we decorated a just little bit in the kitchen with some s...

Ravishing Retropeepers

Monday, 3rd December 2018 Many of you will remember a post or two I did last year in collaboration...

Summer to Winter Style: Four Ways Glow in the Cold

     Summer to Winter Style: Four Ways Glow in the Cold Is it just me, or did we kind of skip over fall around here? I was feeling a bit gloomy after returning from Thailand and launching right into T...