Category Archives: Beauty

Don’t You Just Love Advice?

Hi there, guys and dolls! And just like that, it’s Friday! Time for one of my favorite pastimes, doling out advice. The best part is that it’s wanted. Now, to be honest, I don’t care. I’ll share my vast and … Continue reading

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Not So Good Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Friday’s here, and that means it’s time for some great advice. Okay, maybe not great, given my track record, so let’s go with mediocre. My wish is that you are all living fantabulous lives, but … Continue reading

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A Flaming Disaster

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls have asked of me to share my misshapen adventures in life. Starting today, I’ll be posting regularly, basically a “dear diary,” about my dating and social swirl, the neighborhood gossip that I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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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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Make Your Own Magic

Hi there, guys and dolls! As writers, my girls Andrea and Heather make things up. They pull ideas out of what seems like thin air, making up tales of trails that twist along and lead somewhere. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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Not Now, I Must Have My Beauty Sleep

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well I don’t know about you, but my girls (Andrea and Heather) have both been hitting the snooze button lately. They’ve been talking and realizing that they’ve been needing a little extra zzz’s and taking … Continue reading

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Life Style, Circa 1950’s

Hi there, guys and dolls! Let’s have a little stylish fun today, shall we? My Poppy Cove Mysteries of course have a little murder and mayhem in them, but being that Daphne and Margot, the two main super sleuths, design … 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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The Fine People of Santa Lucia

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week’s blog is about some of the more prominent people in Santa Lucia’s latest tale of murder and mayhem, DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  A couple of them had a brief mention in STRANGLED … 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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