Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You Go, Coco!


 
 
SO THIS HAPPENED
 
Coco Chanel at Villa La Pausa in Roquebrune, French Riviera, with her dog, Gigot, c1930.
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."
                                                                     Coco Chanel
 
Connie Snow at Blackbird Circle in Carlsbad, Southern California, with her dog, Pancake, c2015.
"What's for Lunch?"
                 Connie Snow

 
Alors, Mes Amies!!!
Just so you know, I don't spend all my time living in the past.
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linking up with Tres Chic Patti's Visible Monday


Friday, January 9, 2015

All I Have Wished For Will Be

Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn dancers in Yoga meditation.
I am OBSESSED with Ruth St. Denis.

 
2014 was a Crazy Year for me. You may or may not know that I have really struggled with my health over the past two years. And this year. 2014. I discovered that I had been misdiagnosed and was being treated for the WRONG THING all this time! See what I mean? Crazy.
But the Good News for me is that I found an adorable doctor (those are two words that you don't often see together) who is finally helping me to get back to myself.
This is why I think she is adorable ~ she correctly diagnosed me and is helping me to get better AND she loves to shop at Thrift Stores!!! Whenever I have an appointment with her we compare notes about the local Thrift Shop Scene.
 Thrift Girl Power! Yeah! 
 
Did you know that just smelling Rosemary can alleviate anxiety? Well it's True!
I always told myself that if for some reason I ended up in prison I would pass the time by learning a new language. I have no idea what I would have done to put me into prison but...you just never know, right? Well, being ill all this time FELT like prison. I did not learn a new language but I definitely gave the swear words in my own language a workout.
So here are a few things I did to pass the time.

Here's where I spent too much of 2014. In my bed. The picture of the vintage shoes is to remind me that very soon I will be wearing actual CUTE SHOES once again. Yes. I. Will.
Cute shoes, n'est-ce pas? 

I read a lot. Mostly books about feisty women. 
I did some knitting.
 Look at that. I Macgyvered a bread bag clip to keep the yarn from slipping off of the end of the knitting needle.
 
I won this beautiful necklace of a swinging girl from Coulda Shoulda Woulda's Instagram giveaway that I was not even aware that I had entered. Thank you so much Naomi. It is PERFECT.  
I took lots of scenic car drives.
This is the gorgeous Self Realization Fellowship In Encinitas, California all lit up for the holidays.
 
And I did a bit of on-line shopping. This 70's hippie dress is from Thriftwares Vintage.
I just love it so much. I can't wait to wear it out in public while wearing SHOES.
 
Crimson Ball Sinks From View.
Click HERE for some Donovan wonderfulness.
So CHEERS to a HAPPY HEALTHY Running Around Doing What You Want New Year for EVERYONE!!!
 
So what do YOU do to help pass the time when you are housebound?
 
I'll be recycling Radiant Orchid at Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up: Pantone Party
And joining the fancy dress party at Patti's Visible Monday


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gashlycrumbs

It's Tulle Time!!!!!!
striped tee ~ J Jill
white tulle over black tulle ~ made by me
leggings ~ who knows? who cares?
flip flops ~ guess what? Reefs!
 
Donchya just LOVE Tulle????
This time of year it is so important to add some tulle to your wardrobe for Halloween Costumes and Holiday Parties and Impromptu Tipsy Interpretations of the Nutcracker.
You just never know when you might need a some Tulle. 
 
I had plans to do a little tutorial on how to make a tulle skirt.
A white one with and elastic waistband and a black one with a satin sash waistband. 
But this tulle was being such a beatch that it turned into quite a tussle. A Total Tulle Tussle. 
 I kinda lost it. This was not the adorable DIY that I had planned.
So I scrapped the DIY. This type of thing happens more frequently than I'd like to admit.
I'll probably wear the black tulle over a skirt and the white tulle under. Maybe. Who knows.
Anyhoo....I decorated a Halloween Cake.
I am capable of making beautiful cakes. This is Not one of them.
mmmm....cake.
After my Tulle misadventure I Deserve Cake. Yes I Do. 
And Since it's Halloween let me tell you about my deep abiding love for Edward Gorey.
I love him so much! I'm sad that he is gone because I just want MORE Edward St. John Gorey!
The Gashlycrumb Tinies is one of my favorites.
I actually bought this little book for my kids when they were younger.
 I made certain that interspersed with Flopsy Bunnies and Madeline they had a healthy dose of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket.
Hey, I'm just providing them with material for future therapy sessions.
You can see the whole book HERE
 
C is for CONNIE who ate too much cake
 
 
I'm off to crash the Halloween Party at Mis Papelicos' Share-in-Style 
 
 
 
 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Wreck 'Em - Burn The British



What is it about Eating Breakfast Out in a Coffee Shop? 
 
 
 
I can make Eggs at Home.
We have a very nice Coffee Maker and a Fancy Toaster.
 
But We don't have one of These at our House
Wall-O-Matic! 
 
 
Wouldn't It Be Nice?
So instead of lolling around in our pj's all day we actually got dressed on a Sunday and drove to Coronado, California to have Breakfast at Clayton's Coffee Shop.
This place is so old school that they don't even have a website or a Facebook page or anything!
Ca-Razy!
 
 
mmm...  pie 
This is how you can tell that we're in Southern California. Hot sauce on every table. 
 
 
Requisite Bathroom Selfie.
OK Employees. Now get in here and Wash Your Hands!
 
 
And just because I Love a dose of Local Slang, check out this list of Good Old American Luncheonette Lingo right HERE
Did you figure out what I ordered?
 
 
And now for your listening pleasure please insert a 25 cents and press D9.
 
 
 
86* 
 
 
 
*Bonus points if you know what 86 means! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Acceptable, Repectable, Presentable, A Vegetable

     happily, joyfully, playfully
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully watching me.
 
Hey There.
I'm Back.
 
Here. These are for you
thrifted 90's rayon dress
yawn ~ the same damn flip flops
 
I had planned a completely different outfit for my return to Blogsylvania but it has been so Hot around here that I'm actually wearing my most breezy baggy sweat proof dress. Wheh!
 
Lithium crystal necklace
whatever works. right?
How Have You All been??????
I've been checking in with you from time to time while I was away on my little trip to the outside world. My but you're a Busy Bunch.
I really don't have much to say except that it's Nice To Be Back.
It's So Hot that Pancake and I have been going for drives in the car with the windows down just so we can get a little breeze.
 
 
This song was playing on the car radio today and even though I really don't especially like "hot sax"  I will forgive dear Roger Hodgson because The Logical Song just says it all.
Dig it Dig Dig it YEAH! 
 
~#~#~#~#~#~#~#~#~#
And I am totally cheating here because Spy Girl Anne's link up is Plaid but I'm gonna go with the hot Autumn theme. 
 
Linking up with Sacramento's Share-in-Style Autumn because even though it's 80 degrees outside it IS officially Autumn.
 
And honestly, what we do without Patti's Visible Monday? Of course I'm linking up!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Taking A Breather




HEY FRIENDS!!!
Juergen Teller
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I am not the most prolific blogger, that's for sure! 
Posts from snow in the air are few and far between.
If I took a break in blogging I'm pretty certain that very few people would even notice.
But I am not one to sneak out of the back door at a party without saying a word.
For right now I need to take a little break from the Land O' Blog to take care of my health.
Nothing serious. Just Basic Boring Stuff. And I WILL BE BACK. Yes Indeedy.
I'll be reading your blogs and will most likely continue commenting like the chatterbox that I am.
 
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I will be updating my dreamy tumblr
You can follow me there at : http://conniesnow.tumblr.com
And of course there is ALWAYS Pinterest
You can follow me there where I am known as Constance Snow

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SOOOO....KEEP BREATHING
 I'LL SEE YOU IN A FEW!!!!!