Saturday, February 26, 2011

No Pin Curl Mojo

Ok I admit it I don't set my hair routinely.  I am a busy working mom and the last thing on my mind before I go to bed is setting my hair so most days I just pin my sides back but on weekends I usually will set my hair.  Well lately in these dark cold days of winter I haven't even been doing that.  So on these bleak no set days when I have a bit more time in the morning I sometimes use my hot sticks.  If you aren't familiar with hot sticks I find them to be a god send as they are as close to a pin curl set as you are going to find with a dry set.  I think I bought mine at Walmart for about $15.

So here is how I use them.  I spray them with a thermal spray then roll them in my hair using end wraps as I found that with out the end wraps my ends were too sloppy.  First I let them heat up for 15 to 20 minutes.  I roll them all under using mostly pink smaller rods in front although I will alternate some larger orange in for variety.

 Leave them on for about 20 minutes more perhaps put on my make up or pick up the house.  Then unroll and brush out and spray. 

For other another good idea of what to do on a no mojo pin curl day here is link to the lovely Ms Lina at Spiffing Sporadics of a Vintage Girl.

Also the lovely Fleur of Diary of a Vintage Girl has done a tutorial on using the hot sticks which is how I found out about them Fleurs hot sticks tutorials.  She has some other tutorials on her blog too so please check it out.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lets Make it Legal 1951

Lets Make it Legal, Wow what an all star cast this Movie Has starting with Cladette Colbert, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Wagner, Barbara Bates (as Colbert daughter), Macdonald Carey.  The Plot, Colbert and her husband Hugh (played by Macdonald Carey) are divorcing because of his terrible gambling habbit.  Her grown daughter and son in law (Robert Wagner) have moved in to help out but it seems the daughter is using her Mother for her help so she can sleep in not do house work.  Overall not an impressive film but has some great stars and fashion.  I think it funny that they put Marilyn on the front as she only really had a minor role in the movie.  In fact they seem to put Marilyn in every promo picture I can find  for this movie.  Don't get me wrong I love  Marilyn  but.... I guess we can see how the Stars Names and Faes were used early on to sell mediocre films.

Coming up on my blog I plan to finish my February make this weekend.  I will try to get pictures also I received my Heyday dress so I must give it a trial run with pictures.
Also Coming up I think I will try to do a give away when I reach 50 readers to say thank you to all of you following my blog.  I am going to ponder this weekend what I will be giving away don't worry I will try to make it a good one.  Have a great week end all.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday Shopping Spree

I out in Wisconsin at my in laws lovely cabin.  I managed to get some time off to go to town and go antiquing yesterday.  Here are some of my finds.

I have been looking for a vintage sewing basket for ages and I was happy to find this pink one I am thinking it looks fifties to me.  I also picked a few blouse patterns and I bought a cigarette canister for my Mr Living Vintage because he has been into collecting old smoking paraphernalia lately.  I wish I was wealthy I saw so many fantastic items I would have loved to have gotten.

Here is a close up on the cigarette canister.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Cowboy and the Lady

I have to say I am a sucker for quirky romantic comedies from days gone by.  The Cowboy and the Lady staring Gary Cooper and Merle Oberon starts with the daughter of a judge who wants to run for president.  She is leading a very sheltered life.  She is sent to the family home in Miami Beach by herself to avoid a scandle because she had gone out dancing at a questionable establishment.  While there she decides to have the maids fix her up on a blind date with a cowboy from the rodeo.  The two hit it off and eventually marry but her father disapproves as he thinks if may affect his bid for the presidency.  Overall a cute story and Merle Oberon couldn't be more adorable. Her wardrobe is lovely and her hair is fantastic it is getting me in the mood to experiment more with some more 30's styles with the waves at the top and curls at the bottom.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I must have seen this movie on TV when I was in junior high.  I have loved it ever since.  Maggie the Cat played by Elizabeth Taylor at her peak and Brick played by Paul Newman with those lovely blue eyes.
Brick and Maggie go to visit Bricks family for his fathers birthday and to hear about his fathers test results from his medical test.  Adapted from a play by Tennessee Williams there is lots of drama.  Brick drinks too much after the death of his best friend who he thinks slept with his wife Maggie.  Big Daddy gets to the bottom of what is going on between the two.  Added to this drama is that the family is fighting over who will inherit Big Daddies fortune,Bricks brother Goober and his wife May are working hard to make sure they inherit it all and Maggie's does her best to make sure she and Brick don't lose their interest in the estate but Brick is uninterested in anything but his next drink.  Definitely worth a watch.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A day late and a dollar short.

Yep that is usually me.  Although you get some good bargains this way.  Here is some fabric I got on sale at Jo Ann Fabric it will make a cute dress or top for next valentines day.  Hope you all had a great Valentines day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vintage Eyewear

I have a astigmatism.  I have always worn glasses.  Tragedy struck this last week as I stepped on my glass.  My back up pair is missing and no where to be found.  So I am in the Market for some new to me vintage eyewear.  If only I could look as lovely as Marylin!!!

What to get its so hard to make decisions as I have to shop on ebay to keep it affordable.  We do have a local optical shop that has vintage stock but they charge 200-300 dollars a pair.  I have not paid over 70 dollars for a pair of frames since I started wearing vintage frames so I have a hard time stomaching paying that much.  I have ordered a few pairs off ebay.  I will have to post pictures when new frames arrive and see what all of you think.  I know I am really going to miss the ones that got stepped on.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Bit the Bullet

Well I saw the new Fleur Wrap dresses at Heyday and decided it was time I needed a new dress to get me through the winter ho hums.  This is the one I ordered.

I hope it is nice I can't wait till it gets here as I understand customs are slowing international shipping down from 2 weeks to a month.  So I guess I have a little bit of a wait. I will post pictures when it arrives.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Stork Club

What I did on Superbowl Sunday! As I am not a sports fan and my husband is he and our oldest son went to watch the game else where leaving me at home with our youngest.  While he was napping I got to spend the time watching a movie and sewing.  I choose the Stork Club which was a great choice for me because I was looking for something light and cute which is exactly what this movie is.  Betty Hutton looks fabulous and couldn't be cuter in this role.  My favorite part is the fashion show.  Also what an adorable swimsuit she has on in the first scene.  Well hope you all had a relaxing Sunday like me.  Take Care