Simple, Spiritual, Outdated Living in a Vintage New England Home on the Southern Coast of Maine

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vintage Recipe: Andy Griffith's Salted Peanut Cookies



This recipe card is from "Recipes of Your TV Favorites." They are promoting various brands of processed foods but they are fun and you can substitute ingredients.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Dreaded Break-Up Letter

There are two types of break-up letters and they both set me into a near panic. The first is when a trusted hair stylist does something selfish (I joke) like gets married and moves away. This happened to me, and when I saw someone new I ended up with a mullet! (I am not joking.)

After playing the field for a year I finally found a wonderful stylist who I've been seeing the past year. She has never pressured me to cover my grey hair and in fact tells me it "works."

The second break-up letter is the kind I received today. My beloved physician is leaving her practice to become the director of something important and won't be seeing patients anymore. It took me a very long time to find her after asking friends and having some bad experiences with other GPs. 

Do you form attachments to your hair stylist and doctor??

Monday, March 10, 2014

Before Photoshop: When Crows Feet Were Fabulous


In 1974 an international beauty and fashion magazine did a photo spread of this 1970s model and TV celebrity undergoing beauty treatments. Any guesses as to who this is? I'll post the answer later this week.

I wonder when it became magazine-illegal to show wrinkles?