Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mary Richard's Fashion

I thought I'd post a Mary Richard's fashion entry in honor of Mary Tyler Moore's 76th birthday only a few days ago! I would have to say, the Mary Tyler Moore Show is probably my favorite show of the 70s. It's right up there with The Sonny and Cher Show and The Brady Bunch.
Though I love the show as a whole, I favor the first season of the MTM show for a few reasons. I feel I can relate to it better than the later seasons, where Mary was more adult like and had her life sort of figured out. In the beginning, Mary was just starting out, a single, independent woman not knowing where her life would turn. She had the world ahead of her. She was young, hip, and beautiful. With her gorgeous brown eyes, and  hair flipped at the ends. I love seeing her go on dates, or talk with her friends (Rhoda and Phyllis, other reasons why I favor the first season of the show) about whatever it was that was happening in the episode. She's someone I want to be. Someone I feel I could be in only a matter of years.
Her apartment was very 70s, her job/lifestyle was a breakthrough for women in America, and she had the greatest style. Mary's style on the show was very hip. She usually wore cute dresses, or blouses tucked into above the knee skirts. To add some flare she would put on a pretty belt or thin, shiny necklaces. Another thing she'd often wear is pantsuits with a scarf tied around her neck or a necklace to brighten up the outfit.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gifts

Here are some gifts that would be perfect for any little vintage child. I adore each of these lovely gifts, and I wish I had someone to give them to! If you are vintage parent yourself, have it rub off on your kids! Get these cute gifts for your littles. These are things they are bound to love! And here's a bonus-you'd be being environmentally friendly because you'd be reusing items rather than buying new, factory made ones.
1. Teepee 2. Scooter 3. Handmade Fox Plush 4. 60s Christmas Dress 5. Dish Set 6. Vogue Ginny Doll 7. Cher Doll 8. Cher Dressing Room 9. Book 10. Records

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Since the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, I've been filled deeply with sorrow and anger. I just don't understand how something that awful could happen. It is still unfathomable to me. When I first found out about this horrific incident, when I got home from school, I went straight to social media to rant about my opinion. I'm not really going to do that here because now that it's been a week, I'm sort of over the ranting stage. There's nothing I could do anymore, no one I can really convince. If it were my decision, guns would be illegal. However, in a country with very different thoughts than my own, that is highly unrealistic. I do think that only police officers and people who hunt (with a license) should be the only ones able to handle guns though. 
And it's just really a shame how many tragedies it had to take to make politicians think "gee, maybe it is time to start thinking about gun control." If they had just done that the first horrific massacre happened in a place like a school or movie theater we would have saved a lot of innocent lives. But that's just the way humans are. We wait until a circumstance gets to the worst possible stage before we think about acting or changing something about it. It's the same with global warming and helping the environment. 
I feel even closer to the situation since it happened in my state. It just goes to show you that it can happen anywhere. It's just awful to see something like this happen in general, but at Christmas time? This clearly shows there is something wrong with our country. And it's not only gun control. It's people. I think children need to be taught from a young age something about peace and love.
There is obviously something wrong with this world, and something needs to be done immedietly. Parents are burying their children over Christmas. If that's not a reason to consider outlawing guns, I don't know what is. Even though I wasn't directly affected by the tragedy, it hits me every day to see the new names and faces of children who's funerals will be occurring that day. It just isn't right. 
R.I.P. to the little angles, and the heroic teachers and staff that were killed in this unfortunate tragedy. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012


 These gingerbread cookies are SO good! I must say, they're addictive.
I got my vintage apron on and am ready to bake! 
 Listening to some records; including the classic Thanksgiving song "Alice's Restaurant!"
 Pumpkin bread I made.
My Thanksgiving outfit.
Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Forever 21
Jacket: Vintage clothing shop
Shoes: Ebay
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving well spent with my family. I had a lot of delicious food as well-turkey, vegetables, rice with a nice cold glass of apple cider, and for dessert, mini pumpkin pie and apple pie. I would have to say I am most Thankful for those two things-family and food. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving as well! Now it's time to get out the Christmas tree and sing Christmas carols! I just love this time of year, and am excited for the festivities!