Category Archives: Travel

Pathe Knew How to Make Them Grand

Hi there, guys and dolls! For my Raves n Faves this week, I am sharing some of my all-time favorite things, Pathe films. There are so many great ones, but I am focusing in on some fantabulously glamourous ones. Just … Continue reading

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Fantastically Free Advice for the Fretful

Hi there, guys and dolls! Say, it’s already Friday, and you know what that means – time for some not so great advice that you really don’t need. Let’s see what are willing victims, er, participants are troubled about today. … Continue reading

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I Have Discovered the Joy of Skiing

Hi there, guys and dolls! Winter blues already got you down? Not me, no siree. See, I don’t think it’s ever too early for the first getaway of the year. Pour yourself a hot toddy and read along. It all … Continue reading

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Some Advice you May Not Want to Take

Hi there, guys and dolls! Would you look at that – the first free advice Friday of the year. And do I have a couple of good questions to share with you today. Let’s get right to it, shall we? … Continue reading

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Hiring Relatives Never Pays Off

Hi there, guys and dolls! Why, it’s workday Wednesday. This is a hard one, isn’t it? Just back from the holidays, no time off in sight, except for the annual bad cold or flu that just has to rear its … Continue reading

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Girdle Overload!

Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m telling you, I’m as stuffed as last week’s turkey. Oh, the heartbreak! There I was, trying to get into last week’s dress with this week’s figure. Lo and behold, the danged thing must have … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Nope — A Hooky Day for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, whew — the girls (Andrea and Heather) do keep me busy.  It’s been a big time of flurry and then hurry up and wait.  They’ve been doing interviews, reviews, lining up personal appearances, finding … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Couple of Days for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, I’m California Dreaming.  I’d like to share with you a few  of my favorite places and things to do in the Santa Barbara region.  Andrea and Heather, the two behind yours truly, Barbara Jean … Continue reading

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