Monday, June 29, 2015

Is Age An Important Factor When Learning To Drive A Manual Transmission Automobile?

After the water pump in our car decided to quit on our vacation, my husband was on the search for a new car. Now mind you, I had a specific car that I wanted and over the past couple of years, my husband would search the internet for this specific car. Last month, he found the car I had my heart set on. So, we went and gave it a test drive. I did not drive the car because...

The car had a manual transmission.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

How Interacting With TalkToChef Will Help Your Culinary Skills

Have you noticed the red TalktoChef button on the left side of my website. TalkToChef is an online platform that allows home cooks, such as yourself, the ability to connect with a professional chef when you want culinary assistance or have a cooking question that needs answered. 

TalkToChef professional assisitance

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Traveling Woes

Road trips are fun when things go as planned. But let a water pump freeze up half way to the destination, not much fun. Even though we had no power steering, my husband was able to drive us safely to a parking lot. Here, we had to find a tow truck and garage to fix the car. Plus, this all took place in the middle of a rain storm.

Do you remember the days when gas stations had garages attached to them? Get gas and get your oil changed. Those types of service centers are few and far between.

traveling with unexpected breakdowns
1950's gas station

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Making Good Blog Train {Reupholstered Chair}

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This post is part of a Making Good Blog Train hosted by Agatha, from Green Issues by Agy. What is repair, and why do we even bother to repair the things we have? Some see repair as a way of reconnecting with our possessions as we extend their lives. Others see it as a form of creative potential and an avenue to express their craft. The rewards for mending varies from feeling immense satisfaction to prolonging the life of the product. Follow the Making Good Blog Train this month and see what we have repaired and reconnected with.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Mix n Match Style Challenge by Mid Century Modern

I accepted the Mix n Match Style Challenge presented by Mid Century Modern. This challenge requires you to assemble a styleboard via Polyvore with items from Chairish, an exclusive, curator approved, online marketplace for vintage and used furniture. 
Please stop by and check out their website.


I created this styleboard based on a vintage clock that caught my eye. The straight lines of the wooden blocks versus the circular form of the “sunburst,” offered me the opportunity to choose different styles of furniture and decor that reflected the eclectic look for the Mix n Match Challenge. 

Retro Style Sunburst Clock