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Top ten favorite blogs for 2012 AND Mellow Yellow Monday

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4/30/2019 Update - unfortunately nearly all of the below listed blogs are no longer being maintained. A couple have moved over the Instagram. Vintage Passions Just Like Mine is now posting on IG as "damaluz" and Helga Von Trollop as "ladygarsington." The Hair Hall of Fame still posts but infrequently. If you scroll down to the end of my blog, you will see "Blogodacious Blogs" where I highlight my favorite blogs.  There are some carryovers from last year My top 10 favorites for 2011  and some new ones this year. gold country girls   - They made my list last year.  Three sisters who live in the Sierra-Nevada foothills.  They have a down-homey writing/posting style.   Sweetheart of the Rodeo  - Another mention from last year's list.  Her interests are:  "the old weird America",   flickering neon,   big hair,   rural decay,   victoriana,   midcentury kitsch,   freight trains,   willow trees,   pedal steel guitar.   Vintage Pass

Back to our regular programming and pondering with a purpose

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Phew, now that all the Christmas business is over ... I saw this tip on a calendar, "Before putting away holiday decorations, take photos of your home's current holiday displays.  Pack the photos with the decorations when you store them.  The photos will serve as reminders of decoration placement when you begin decking the halls next year." REEEALLLY?  I kinda just put things where I want to.  I didn't even put up a real tree this year.  Grinchmas, I know.  My decorations will be all stored away within the next day or two. I am pondering today with  brendayoungerman .  Brenda asks: Do you make new years resolutions? And if so, do you keep them? The reason I'm asking this is because I honestly never thought I would make any, forget keeping them....but three years ago I resolved to not be as judgmental as I was and I honestly think it worked.....so this year I an resolving to find out one thing everyday that makes me happy, even if it is as simple as takin

Kitschmas Day!

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1962 Christmas program Happy Holidays to one and all! Amador Hospice Thrift Shop was open on Christmas Eve so I swooped in and redeemed my punch card in exchange for these items:  American Living navy blue floral print skirt. A wheat print Pyrex bowl Fishing lures for Mr. VZ.  Since he does fish both salt and fresh water, he is bound to use these. A small utility tool with a knife and bottle opener. Merry Christmas to me -that is why I am the thrift shop commando.

Kitschmas Eve, Herman the Christmas Marlin

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Each year I am in charge of the company Christmas party.  We were set to have the event catered in but at the last minute there was a snafu with the contracted restaurant.  The group ended up at McCormick & Schmick's seafood restauant on J Street in Sacramento.  My Christmas wishes were granted!  After lunch, we returned to the office for a white elephant gift exchange and photos with Herman the Christmas Marlin.  Nearly everyone posed with the trophy fish.  Here is my best shot ~ The extent of my craphting with Herman was the addition of the thrift shop finds of the Santa hat and apron.  I also did my first photo slideshow with all of the Herman "posers" and group images from the restaurant.  My goal for the new year is to learn video editing.  Herman might become my vlog guinea pig.   via  goldcountrygirls Of course, we all know you are not doing this on Christmas Eve!   Thank you to those bloggers that linked in to my Countdown to

Countdown to Kitschmas Day 23 and Smashin Fashion

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This sweetie and two of her cohorts designed by K. Adler sold for $5 on shopgoodwill.com. A girl really can't be stylin unless she is wearing the latest in fashion TREES !   via  Kitschy Living Or the latest in ornaments ... via  mistressmaddie Actually, this is more my speed (no, it is not me, but awfully darn close...)  I wore cat-eye glasses from 3rd grade until 7th grade ('fraid it scarred me for life).    via  bighappyfunhouse What I am listening to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Celebration . This is a 24-day blog hop, you can link in anytime during that period, no rules - other than family friendly, no follows required, link up your posts that are: Kitschy Quirky Retro/Vintage Outfits - Ugly Christmas Sweaters most def welcome!   <a target=_blank href="http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=237347"><img target=_blank src="http://lm.inlinkz.com/br.php?s=100&i=237347">&l

Countdown to Kitschmas Day 22 - A bit of this and that

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via  thehairhalloffame Tigger and Pooh sold for nearly $20 on shopgoodwill.com.   What I am listening to Barry Manilow's In the Swing of Christmas . I sooooo want the Schwinn! Think I'll pass on the Hoover ... via  mistressmaddie Here is a friend's digger Pinemas ~ A 1962 "aluminum taper tree" ... via  Kitschy Living This is a 24-day blog hop, you can link in anytime during that period, no rules - other than family friendly, no follows required, link up your posts that are: Kitschy Quirky Retro/Vintage Outfits - Ugly Christmas Sweaters most def welcome!   <a target=_blank href="http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=237347"><img target=_blank src="http://lm.inlinkz.com/br.php?s=100&i=237347"></a><img border=0 src=http://lm.inlinkz.com/cimp.php?l=237347>