Here’s a video clip I made to go along with the first 10 minute segment of my December 2012 radio interview with the lovely Jill Hickey of Not So Soccer Mom Radio. We discuss hosting, parties, recipes, my book, pinup culture, and marriage.
The video has images from my book and blog. Check it out!
Coming soon: a second video to go along with the second segment, where we discusses the process of the book design and marketing, and includes a special guest call-in by one of my favorite people.
I’ve got a new article in the ever-wonderful Pinup Perfection Magazine!
“Developing Your Vintage Style” is one of a series of upcoming articles by me for Pinup Perfection Magazine regarding living the vintage lifestyle. If you’re interested in retro living, or just like to read about it, I hope to entertain and inform you over the next several months!
Click here to browse and/or buy Issue #12 of Pinup Perfection Magazine! Print + Digital $12, Digital Only $5.
Part Four – Free In-Room Spa! A Getaway from your Getaway
While traveling recently, I needed to give myself some much-needed pampering. My hair was fried, my nails were turning into talons, and my skin was breaking out in a rash from all the harsh hotel detergents and soaps. The problem is, when you’re traveling for work, you may be trying to save money, confined to a hotel, be on a wacky and sleep-deprived schedule, or simply be trying to get by on a set budget.
I’ve been digitizing my family’s archive of old home movies from videotape.
Look, here’s a video I edited of my grandparents, mom, and uncle at Seaside Heights in NJ, 1956. Filmed by my late grandfather, Didi.
If you’ve got family archives on outdated tech it’s pretty easy to enjoy and share old movies in digital format. Here’s how I did it.
Recently I visited my younger sister Rebekah Scott, author of the humor and survival guide book “Motherhood Is Easy … “ (Clearview Press) and blog Motherhood is Easy.
I have yet to take the Rugrat Plunge, and so for me, dinners are pretty simple. However, many of you have kids clinging to your kneecaps as I type this, so here’s a quick and easy dish that freezes well, pleases many, and is great to pass on if you have a friend who’s sick, newly parenting, or grieving; it’s a good potluck dish, too.
I also shot a video in case you don’t have time to read the recipe. Enjoy!
I’m a cook, which means that I like food. I love buying it, preparing it, smelling it, looking at it, cooking it, plating it, serving it, and eating it, and even cleaning it up. (Probably eating it a little less than the others, otherwise I’d be morbidly obese. But still. Yum.)
When I’m away from home, I like to be able to cook, both for fun and for health reasons. Not many things are more pleasing to me than being hosted and getting to thank my hosts with a meal, or enjoying a familiar dish in an unfamiliar setting.
Planning out what and where you will eat can take some of the stress out of travel, keep you well, and help you stay on budget. Here’s what I do to stay fit, fed, and functional when I travel.
Here’s Part 2 of my Homemaking on the Road Series! This will focus on the ins and outs of packing for a trip… and the tricks I use to save money, sanity, and space.
I like to think that I’m a minimalist, but the truth is, anyone who can’t travel without a set of hot rollers isn’t exactly low-maintenence. So let’s explore how to pack as lightly as possible but still be prepared once you get to your destination.
Husband and I have been traveling a lot since November, moving across the country from California to the lovely South in Georgia, and then criss-crossing the states for contract and freelance consulting.
While traveling, it’s important to me to retain a sense of order and make it fun, especially when balancing expenses and taking pets, so I’ll be doing a series in 2013 about Travel and adding it as a new blog category.
Part One – Planning The Great Escape
Happy Holidays! – By ShotgunPinups.com
My blogging year of 2012 is ending, and I’m glancing over my site stats. It’s been an awesome year, with my social network audience tripling over the past 12 months! My top searches for the blog were tiki, theme parties, pinup, and gluten-free, and I hope I provided some useful content for those in need. If you have anything you’d like me to write about, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are my 20 favorite Search Terms from my stats this year. Some can be found by clicking the links, others I may tackle in 2013 (Duct Tape Cake, anyone?)
Wheee, I’ve got a new article and photo in Atomic Bombshells Magazine Issue #4, on sale now! “A Vintage New Year’s”, featuring party tips and logistics, playlists, menus and more! Go on and take a gander, plus enjoy many other holiday honeys from the best in vintage-modern pinup!
Atomic Bombshells Issue #4