Tag Archives: Love

The Wonderful World of Big Stone Gap

Hi there, guys and dolls! And tah-dah, here’s Thursday and time for my raves n faves, getting you into the weekend spirit. This week’s pick to make your weekend magical is the wonderful author Adriana Trigiani and her delightful stories. … Continue reading

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Iffy Motherly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Can you believe it? Another Friday finally showed up. Hope you haven’t eaten too much Halloween candy. Those little devils add up past girdle capacity. Trust me, I know. Time for a bit more not … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's fun, 1950's, 1950s fun, 1950s glamour, 50's Fashions, 50's housewife, 50's Husband, advice, advice column, Alter Ego, Beauty, blogaday, Characters, creative writing, Creativity, daily blog, Dating, diary, Domestic life, entertainment, Etiquette, family life, Fiction, Fictional Characters, flash fiction, Halloween, Historical, historical fiction, Humor, journal, letters, long read, Love, Marriage, neighbors, Nostalgia, nosy neighbors, opinion, Perspective, Pop Culture, postaday, Retro, Romance, Self Esteem, Social Mores, Socializing, stories, suburbia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Truly is Deluxe Radio!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your Thursday’s going swingingly. With the weekend right around the corner, it’s time for Barbara Jean’s Raves and Faves. I suggest to you the fantabulously delightful Radio Deluxe, hosted by Jessica Molaskey and John … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1950s fun, 1950s glamour, 50's music, Adult Contemporary, Classic music, cocktail culture, cocktails, Conversation, Creativity, daily blog, diary, entertainment, Happy Hour, Humor, Jazz, journal, Music, Nostalgia, Parties, Podcasts, Pop Culture, Radio Shows, Socializing, Uncategorized, Vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dear Reader, Dear Writer

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I may get a little flack for this post, but I have to say what I have to say.  Please forgive me if you read yourself in this week’s musings, but then again, if you … Continue reading

Posted in Alter Ego, Authors, Blog Tours, Blogs, Book Reviews, books, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, Creativity, e-publishing, ebooks, Etiquette, Fictional Characters, First Novel, Indie Presses, Inspiration, Mysteries, New Authors, Newly Published, Patience, Perspective, Publicity, Publishing, Readers, Reading, Self Esteem, Uncategorized, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

These are a Few of my Favorite Tweets…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  The girls are hard at work developing the third Poppy Cove Mystery (the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN) and I must say it’s a doozy — not everyone is … Continue reading

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Who Knew I Had So Much to Say?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, this happened before I knew it.  This is blog post number 100!  It’s been over a couple of years, and there’s many favorite posts I’d love to mention. My very first one was titled … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1950's California, 50's Fashions, Alter Ego, Authors, Blogs, books, Characters, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, Creativity, De-stressing, e-publishing, ebooks, Etiquette, fashion, Fiction, Fictional Characters, First Novel, Guest Blogs, Holiday Parties, Humor, Indie Presses, Inspiration, Interviews, Love, Mysteries, New Authors, Newly Published, Nostalgia, Parties, Patience, Pen Names, Perspective, Publicity, Publishing, Readers, Reading, Self Esteem, Socializing, Uncategorized, Unpublished, Vintage, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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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

Posted in Alter Ego, Authors, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, Creativity, De-stressing, Humor, Inspiration, Libraries, Love, Mysteries, New Authors, Patience, Pen Names, Perspective, Public Libraries, Publicity, Publishing, Readers, Reading, Self Esteem, Socializing, Travel, Uncategorized, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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Taking 5 with Lyla

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This month’s Take 5 is a sad, but blessed one all the same.  Andrea and Heather here, taking over again for Barbara Jean.  We want to tell you about a dear friend and fellow Cozy … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, Creativity, Fiction, Humor, Inspiration, Interviews, Love, Marriage, Mysteries, New Authors, Nostalgia, Patience, Pen Names, Perspective, Publishing, Readers, Uncategorized, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments