Category Archives: Vintage

Vintage Parenting Advice: Cover Your Mouth With Toilet Paper

Since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve gotten a lot of advice, and not all of it has been helpful. My brother-in-law, for example, told me not to touch my cat anymore. It’s easy to excuse the advice of well-intentioned relatives (and … Continue reading

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Vintage Maternity Style: Lauren Bacall

Since becoming a Host* to a little sprocket, I’ve been scouting around for vintage maternity inspiration. Resources are scant. A lot of vintage maternity looks just aren’t that appealing. Think lots of boxy tunics. The June 22, 1953 edition of … Continue reading

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Vintage Fashion Inspiration From United States Of Tara

If you are familiar with the show United States of Tara, you might expect this post to be about Alice, Tara’s 1950s housewife-type alternate personality. But it’s not. Surprisingly, Alice is my least favorite alter, even though I do admire … Continue reading

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Gnome For The Holidays: A Christmas Tree Gnome

Meet my gnome Christmas tree. No, he doesn’t have a mouth. Trees don’t need mouths. Learn some science, people. Sorry, that was feisty. You don’t really have to learn science, if you don’t want to. If you want to make … Continue reading

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Vintage Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

I’d like your mouth to meet someone special today. Meet the┬ábacon-wrapped hot dog sandwich known as the Big Boy. I think you are going to be great friends. I found the recipe for Bacon Big Boys in my copy of … Continue reading

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