Dec 302016
 
Hops the Atlantic: Jittterbug Dress Sequel Now on Sale

  Hops the Atlantic: Now on Sale! Time-out for Hackers I’d hoped to have the sequel to The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic in time for Christmas and let everyone know about it, but just as it was listed on Amazon, my website got hacked. I barely eked out the post for wonderful fellow […more…]

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Snoods, Lindy Hop Fiction & Renee Conoulty

 Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 at 8:54 AM
Dec 182016
 
Snoods, Lindy Hop Fiction & Renee Conoulty

Be My Guest I’m excited to welcome fellow Lindy fiction novelist, Renee Conoulty to my blog. Before we get into her wonderful guest post about vintage fashion hair accessories–Snoods–I wanted to make sure you knew about her debut swing dance novel: It Don’t Mean a Thing. I met Renee on twitter as we both found […more…]

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What I Saw and How I Lied: Vintage Book Review

 Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM
Nov 082016
 
What I Saw and How I Lied: Vintage Book Review

~ What I Saw and How I Lied: Vintage Book Reviewer ~ by Tam Francis The Synopsis In my vintage book review of What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic 2010), we follow Evie as she comes of age after World War II and her father returning from war. Murder and intrigue […more…]

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Top 10 Vintage Halloween Decorations on Amazon

 Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 at 7:15 PM
Oct 112016
 
Top 10 Vintage Halloween Decorations on Amazon

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the idea of being a character or someone different, plus it has all the fun festivities as Christmas without all the stress of gift-buying, party-going, and in-laws. Over the years I’ve tried to cull my decorations to have a vintage Halloween motif. I try to stay away from the […more…]

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Indiana Belle: Vintage Book Reviewer

 Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 at 8:54 PM
Sep 212016
 
Indiana Belle: Vintage Book Reviewer

The Synopsis Indiana Belle by John A. Heldt (April 14, 2016) is a time-travel, clean romantic, adventure. When a doctoral student finds a picture of a 1920s  flapper in a packet of primary source data, he becomes fascinated with the young woman and her tragic past. He tracks down time-travel expert, Professor Geoffrey Bell, and convinces Bell to […more…]

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Sep 042016
 
7 Reasons Why the Texas Tiki Round Up is the Place to Be

I’ve been living in Texas for six years, and I had no idea we had something this cool in our backyard. Well, not my backyard, but in a big beautiful backyard in Austin, Texas to be exact. A friend of mine invited me to go to The Texas Tiki Round Up, hosted once a year by […more…]

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25 Random Swing Dance Questions

 Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Aug 222016
 
25 Random Swing Dance Questions

I was recently inspired by Chronically Vintage’s 40 Random Beauty Questions Tag, and thought it would be fun to do the same and have readers weigh in on random swing dance questions. Before you get started, if you haven’t stopped by Jessica’s blog, make an effort. She’s got tons of great vintage tips, and she’s […more…]

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Top 10 Picks for Summer Reading ala Vintage Fun

 Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Aug 072016
 
Top 10 Picks for Summer Reading ala Vintage Fun

Summertime is a time to slow down, let the sun tickle your toes as it slips into twilight. Grab a crisp cocktail, find a hammock or porch swing, and curl up with a fun, fast book. I have ten picks for summer reading ala vintage fun. I read all genres of novels, but in the summertime, […more…]

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