Color Me Beautiful Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on May 9, 2016 in Books, Crafting, libraries, Musings, Old Books |

I found a treasure at our library’s recent book sale – that old 80’s classic: Color Me Beautiful. Do you remember this book? The first time I heard about it, I was listening to my aunt and my mother discussing which “season” they fit into. My aunt had recently had her “colors done”, and she’d been […]

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Something “New” to Read

Posted by mrssmythe on February 4, 2016 in Books |

I participated in a church-sponsored book exchange over the weekend. Actually, it wasn’t supposed to be an exchange, per se. Rather, the idea was for each of twelve people to bring in thirty books. The resulting 360 books were then set out on tables and offered up to anyone interested. All of this took place after services, […]

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The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook

Posted by mrssmythe on January 25, 2016 in Baking, Books, Cooking, Old Books |

I spotted this on the FREE shelf at the library today: I’m a huge fan of vintage cookbooks, so of course I snapped it up. Published in 1959, it’s full of recipes and tips, divided, not by type of food, but by menu. First, there are the everyday meals – foods you’d serve your family. Then come the […]

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Mitten Update…and a Massacre

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2016 in Books, Crafting, Critters |

Oh dear. Ginger left her little knight out on the coffee table the other night, and Manny found him. This is what I woke up to. Poor little guy. He never had a chance. Manny wouldn’t admit to anything, but he certainly looked guilty. Thankfully, he left the little knight suit intact, so that all Ginger needed […]

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101 Classic Cookbooks

Posted by mrssmythe on January 4, 2016 in Books, Celebrations, Cooking |

A friend of mine gave me a copy of this wonderful book for Christmas this year. I’m inching my way through it now, going slowly so I can “savor” each entry. If you’re at all interested in domestic history – cooking in particular – you really ought to seek this book out. The first half lists 101 significant […]

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