Reduce the body and mind to a parcel of chemicals and perhaps there isn’t much difference between people, but somehow in the way those chemicals have been mingled and built up, a new inimitable something has been created. Remember that color, and color alone, will give your home its individual character, and an exciting choice of colors that suit your own personality can give your living room an air of distinguished sophistication and good taste that will endure even after it’s all dingy and shabby again, which will be soon. Probably, with a little extra effort on the part of stray children, cats and other extraneous matter that drift into your home, day after tomorrow. The book is called The Complete Book of Absolutely Perfect Housekeeping: An Uproarious Guide for Disorganized Housewives (with Neat Solutions to Sloppy Problems), published in 1956 by Elinor Goulding Smith.Then I meant to do the post last night, but ended up watching the toe-tapping movie Easter Parade on TV instead. So I turned around in my office chair, plucked Figure Correction and Beauty for You, by Virginia Fallon, off my shelf, and found this instead! Fits well given my recent bathroom renovation to include a deep tub. It is an indefinable something, and allure, difficult to capture artificially. There are a million imitation film stars ~ the advertisements of the cosmetic manufacturers seem to cater specially for them ~ but there is only one YOU. A recent survey of over 1,000,000 American women conducted by the research department of a well-known University listed the following factors of feminine charm. There is no color scheme that isn’t right if you like it. Try doing a room in black and purple, with perhaps puce accent just for laughs.By the time I got around to doing this post this evening, Easter was way over and the game I was going to share with you, which involved tying strings to the ends of lilies and winding the strings around the house, with each guest following the path to find a candy Easter egg or little holiday trinkets (remember the “cobweb string game“? If you try to force yourself into some pattern, you are in danger of becoming stilted and affected. Aping the manners of some favourite film star, putting on a phoney accent, either American or British, trying to assume a suave sophistication, she grates on the nerves, becoming as awkward and tiring as a sore thumb. YOU are different from anyone else in the world, from anyone who has ever lived, and from anyone yet to come. It would be too bad to finish the whole job and then find that it was really very ordinary, so don’t be afraid to take chances. Then invite your friends in for an evening of Russian roulette.As a result, teen culture flourished: High schoolers spent more time with their friends, up to four nights a week, and less time with their families, according to Weigel.Previous convention said a chaperone was needed in order to engage in courtship, but these "wild young people" (as one publication referred to them) bucked tradition.") and sex ("Do you find the idea of sex so distasteful to you that you don't want to discuss it or have it discussed?") on the Web, but here is a cover from 1952, showing how the publication offered dating advice with a side of salacious speculation.
Long gone are the days where women sat home waiting for their husbands to return from work and waiting on them hand and foot.
Didn’t immediately find anything on dealing with the chaos of construction, but I did enjoy this about selecting paint colors from a great book I received from my family at Christmas.
Or do my eyes and teeth have to be most excellent (by what standards, do tell? I should be cleaning out the old bathroom right now, but instead decided to dig through the books to see if there was any advice that could help me as they start to tear up our bathroom.
It started with falling birth rates in the early 20th century; whereas households of 10 children were the norm for previous generations, married couples began making a conscious choice to have smaller families.
This eventually meant lax rules for teens: "These parents did not have to exercise the kind of severe discipline that had been needed to keep order in households of nine or ten," writes Weigel.