July 4, 2015

Celebrating a "Yankee Doodle Dandy" 4th of July!

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On this 4th of July, I'm recognizing Independence Day
by highlighting the patriotic movie, Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Loosely based on the life of entertainer & composer George M. Cohan, 
it starred James Cagney in the leading role, for which he won an Academy Award.

It was released on Memorial Day,1942, 6 months after 
the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when the US entered World War II.

Instead of selling tickets to the Broadway opener,
they sold War Bonds, raising 5 million dollars.

James Cagney's sister Jeanne played Cohan's sister Josie.

This was the first movie in which a living US President (FDR) was portrayed.

George M. Cohan died of cancer the year the film was released, November 1942.

In 1985, this movie was one of the first to be colorized.


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Among the Cohan songs in the musical score are Harrigan, You're a Grand Old Flag
Over ThereGive My Regards to Broadway, and of course, Yankee Doodle Boy.

Here's the video of Jimmy Cagney, as George M. Cohan, performing
Yankee Doodle Boy. You'll see Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland as well. 




July 1, 2015

Sweet Cotton Candy Flowers!

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Taking cotton candy to a whole new level!
These folks know how to turn a carnival treat into a work of art.
Enjoy the video to see how it's done!


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June 29, 2015

Curated Color: Outrageous Orange

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Orange.
Salmon, tangerine, coral.
Bittersweet, peach, flame.

"If love were a color, it'd be orange.
Not because that's a romantic color, but because it's the sweetest.
If you want to know how I feel about you, I just made some juice out of it.
Grab a glass - a tall one."
~Jarod Kintz 


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More curated color~
Spring Green
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June 22, 2015

The Lovely Watercolors of Buttermoths



These watercolors of blossoms, birds, berries, bees and butterflies 
are so very charming, I couldn't help but share them with you!
They're done by Colleen, the talented artist behind Buttermoths.
Soft - that's the word I think of when I see these.
And that brings a sense of calm.
Enjoy these lovely pieces of art and see if you feel it too!


















































Here's the Buttermoths shop on Etsy.




Images used with direct permission from Colleen.

June 18, 2015

Vintage Jane

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Vintage Jane is a shop filled with wonderful treasures from days gone by.
With a spotlight on the vintage child, there's a nice selection of toys, games and nursery decor.
The cute faces above, seemingly snipped right out of a favorite childhood book,
 are available as the darling pillows shown and also on tote bags.
In addition, you'll find lots of accessories for your home,
with a fun "mix of industrial and sweet."
Enjoy this browse through Vintage Jane!


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Here's where to find Vintage Jane:
Etsy
Facebook
Instagram: @1Vintagejane



Images used with direct permission from Stacey.


June 16, 2015

Lunch at Aussie & The Fox – Lancaster, PA

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I'm highly recommending my recent restaurant find
the next time you visit downtown Lancaster, PA.
Aussie and The Fox is a fabulous place to dine!

So what about that name?
Colin (from Australia) and Julia partnered with Frank (Frank Fox, that is)
to create this amazing place that serves local, fresh Australian and American cuisine.
Their unique style blends, as they put it, 
"the two identities of the playful, modern Aussie and the timeless sophistication of the Fox."

On the sidewalk side of the restaurant is their Tucker Box
where you can grab a to-go cup of coffee and a sweet treat.
("Tucker box" is an Australian word for a box used to store and carry food.)

Not only do they serve fantastic food,
but they also have fun events like Movie Nights every Wednesday.
Definitely worth a try. I will be back, no doubt.


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How about this funky chandelier? Even dangling with wire "crystals."

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The interior is oozes with modern chic ambiance.

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Fun, modern artwork echoes the theme.

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We started with the yummy Crispy Cauli appetizer -
chick pea flour battered cauliflower with a chili garlic sauce.

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My sis chose the Shaved Rib-Eye Grilled Cheese with Gruyere & cheddar.

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Beet fan that I am, I was  thrilled with this vegetarian Beet-L-T Wrap -
roasted red and golden beets, goat cheese...delish.

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Aussie & The Fox is located at
38 West King Street in Lancaster, PA.

Take a look at their Website and Facebook Page.


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