Tag Archives: Beauty

Don’t Just Accessorize, Glamourize!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Every now and then, it’s a good idea for a gal to discover some new little tricks and tips to keep the glamour game going. This week, yours truly is sharing some gems of my … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean You Don’t Want to be Trussed Up Like a Turkey?

Hi there guys and dolls!  Today’s blog is about clothing, or rather what shall I do in my own world and in my own way.  Now as many of my long term, faithful friends have known, not only do my … Continue reading

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Barbara Jean’s Dating Tips for 50’s Glamour Girls

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today I’m going to share with you some tidbits of wisdom to help you navigate the waters out there.  The following tips are from our latest Poppy Cove Mystery — DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  … Continue reading

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Just Stepping Out for a Quart of Milk….

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, yours truly needed to step out to the market to get a few necessities.  You know — milk, butter, eggs and a few unmentionables that will go unmentioned.  Well, how flabbergasting it was to … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Creative Pasts

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, Andrea and Heather are taking over the blog.  Seems like spring and Easter have given them pause to think about rebirth and resurrection, not only in the symbolic and religious senses, but also of … Continue reading

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Swinging Holiday Partytime!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Tis the season for the parties!  Here’s some of my favorite things that bring the sashay to the swing and make the season a little jollier. Start by adding the right people — the fun … Continue reading

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Five Fabulous Fifties Finds!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  One of the things that makes me tickled pink is what yours truly is hearing from our new friends and Poppy Cove fans after learning about and reading STRANGLED BY SILK.  They’re sharing my love … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Ma’am, is that Your Cart Before the Horse?

This week, we’ve decided to take over for Barbara Jean and talk about what we are hearing from a majority of our peers and considering our own thoughts on the writing, promoting, and busy lives subjects.  Life’s been really great … Continue reading

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Darling, You Look Fabulous!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week, yours truly ran into a dear, dear friend who recounted a legendary evening in a legendary dress.  The more we talked, the more that the lady, a swell looking dame in her own … Continue reading

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Santa Lucia’s Best

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today I thought I’d share a fabulous post from Bella McGuire’s terrific blog, A Prairie Girl Reads.  She has this great feature called  “Top 5 Places to Visit in a Cozy Town” that I had … Continue reading

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