Garry used to be a major-league cover-stealer. Early in our marriage, I tried to gently detach him from his tightly-held cover cocoon. It was hopeless. His technique was simple: two 360-twirls while firmly clutching the covers. It left me with no covers while he was fully wrapped, neck to toes. At some point, I realized … Continue reading DECORATING ON THE CHEAP – Marilyn Armstrong
FOWC with Fandango — Windows On My World My big windows on the world all need cleaning. the ones in the back are easy because you can stand on the deck and just wash them, but the ones in front of the house are two stories up. The ground in front of them is soft … Continue reading WINDOWS ON MY WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong
American Character was never as popular a doll maker as Tony or Madame Alexander ... or for that matter, Barbie or even Ginny. But American Character dolls had the sweetest faces of any dolls of that generation. They were all so lovely. In my house, they still are. Their best-selling doll was "Sweet Sue" of … Continue reading SWEET SUE IN PINK – Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fashion I have no fashion worth discussing -- but my dolls are well-dressed! I need to take better pictures, but there are so many. I get discouraged looking at all of them.
It costs $60 to get one of our dogs groomed. With three grimy dogs, that comes to a chunk of change and I couldn't do it. Usually, I manage to find the money somewhere, but this time, there was no hidden money. Really, we can only wash Bonnie because she is small enough to fit … Continue reading THE CLEANSING OF THE DOG – Marilyn Armstrong
I collected dolls for years. Collecting is easy. Restoring is more of a challenge. Before I gave up collecting, I learned to restore my old dolls. Up front, let me say that I'm not crafty. I can't sew, crochet, knit, or carve. I can't change the cartridges in my printer. I can write and I … Continue reading THE RESTORATION OF ANA McGUFFEY – Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Play With By the time you hit your retirement years, "play with" can take on an alarming tone. The problem is that our taste in fun has not changed, but we have. So even though we used to love formula racing, our aging bodies might not be up to the … Continue reading TOYS – CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong