Monday, October 15, 2012

Barbara Stanwyck

Thought I'd do a little post about one of my favorite hair and clothing inspirations of late.  I know it looks like i've disappeared, but i'm still here, reading every one's blogs and stuff.  But i've been super busy and its been hectic lately (I've also been having some fun) and i look up and, my word, its Monday again.  Another week has passed by before i even realized it.  also a week from my last post, which might be rude... (?).  So i apologize for the looooong halts between posts,  I'm working on it.

The Gay Sisters, 1942 
 That being said, here are some of my favorite pictures of Barbra Stanwyck.
Stella Dallas, 1937

Barbra Stanwyck wasn't exactly as popular as Rita Hayworth or Judy Garland or even Ginger Rogers, but she was still VERY well known.
(for more info on her, click on the Wikipedia link above the picture)
(I do not own any of these photos)

Take just a few minutes to look at these.
No words are needed, the pictures speak for themselves in way of her wonderful style, wit and oh yes, HAIR!

Her born name was Ruby... She does look like a Ruby, doesn't she?

As an added plus...
here is one of my favorite Barbara movies, right here (!) Meet John Doe (1941)

Hope you enjoyed!
So long,

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekend ( and Victory Garden update)

The dates are very messed up on the following pictures because i have been having some trouble with my camera, but here are a few pictures of what i did this weekend.

On Sunday, our family went on a small road/day trip after church.  It was a little cool and windy (it froze the night before) but the sky was very blue and the grass is finally green again.
The funny thing about Kansas is that one week can be 90 degrees or more, and the next, we get our first hard freeze of the season.  It was fun to wear socks with my Mary Janes nd a 1940s sweater though.
I got tons of pictures, but some of the good ones (like a WW2 airplane and neat old houses and barns) didn't upload right, so this is just a taste. 
Of course they don't do justice, because everywhere we looked it was nothing but rolling hills and wind turbines that looked like they were touching the sky.

Saturday was very cold and windy, they sky was covered with clouds and so i didn't do a whole lot but watch a couple movies and eat some chili.  I love Judy Garland's lte 30s early 40s movies, particularly the ones with Mickey Rooney.
I am in love with Judy's hair.
the following picture i took right off the TV, but i also spent a better part of the afternoon looking at some pictures online.

i like her part here. its near the center, but sill considered a side part. VERY 30s
Babes in Arms,  one of the movies i watched and where this picture is from.

Victory Garden!!  It was very hard to keep everything watered the summer and the hear just wouldn't let the tomatoes or cucumbers live at all.  i got lots of zucchini and summer squash in June/July.  Thankfully, when September came and it started cooling down i started getting some jalapeno peppers, some bell peppers...
...some banana peppers...

... and cantaloupe!  The one below is not quite ready, only about the size of both my fists, but we've had some already.

Made a cherry cobbler!

How was your weekend?