Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring is Here!

It's so uplifting to see everything in bloom and the  butterflies everywhere.  This little butterfly is a Painted Lady. They always show up about this time of year.  I took this photo at Descanso Gardens which is not to far from my home.
Descanso has a beautiful Lilac forest. These photos were taken last year.  I'm looking forward to seeing this years  blooms!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Are You Fat?

Over a hundred years has past and nothing has changed. While looking through old newspapers and doing genealogy research I found this advertisement.  This is from a paper in 1905. You would think after all this time people wouldn't fall for this stuff anymore.

But we do.  All the weight loss adds I see on TV are a testament to that. I could stand to lose a little weight. I know the only way to do it is to eat right and exercise.

Maybe I should try these! Exercises for restoring beauty.  Sounds pretty good to me.

Then again there's plenty of gadgets to try.  Like I said some things never change.
What do think?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Edwardian and 1920's Jewelry

  Ever since I started watching Downton Abbey I've been enamored with these long strand necklaces. They're so elegant and versatile.
And you can double them for a completely different look. Downton Abbey has been a great inspiration and resource for me!