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Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Pictured above: Palm Springs, California. Mid-century modern home built by the Alexander Construction Company/Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer/Created/Published: 2009 May 2/The Kaufmann Desert House was designed by architect Richard Neutra in...

The Eames Look

The Eames Look

Pictured above:  Charles Eames showing the Eames Look/By Screen Grab©

VAV!/June 12, 20...

Micro Apartments

Micro Apartments

 

VAV!/May 15, 2014

Home is where the heart is and micro-apartments can be amazing home...

Halloween Treks And Treats - Places To Spend Halloween

Halloween Treks And Treats - Places To Spend Halloween

VAV!/October 24, 2013

Halloween dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago and has...

October 19 On This Day In History

October 19 On This Day In History

Pictured above: The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown A.D. 1781/Illman Brothers.,/c...

 

Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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The November Man

The November Man

Pictured above:  Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, "The November Man"/ The November Man

VAV!/July 31, 2014

Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosn...

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US, Allies Launch Airstrikes On Islamic State Targets In Syria

 

VAV!/ Sept. 23, 2014 – WASHINGTON

U.S. military forces and partner nations, including Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, underto...

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Tailgate Parties

Tailgate Parties

Pictured above:  Best Tailgate Party Ever, Spring Break, 2007, New Orleans /Photographer Jeffrey Schwartz / cc / Flickr

VAV!/September 28, 2014

It's the ultimate game day e...

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Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Pictured above: Window into Sardi's BarReflections of Shubert Theater/Photographer: Tom Dussault/February 24, 2011/ CC / Flickr

VAV!/September 20, 2014

The Broadway theatre wo...

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Bill Haley And His Comets

Bill Haley And His Comets

VAV!/January, 10, 2012

Well, hello to William John Clifton Haley, rock and roll musician, born July 6th, 1925 in Michigan!

Michigan was only the starting point for thi...

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EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

VAV!/October 10, 2014/Contributed by Bobby, the Blog Chef

This recipe for eggnog French toast makes the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Instead of using milk like you ...

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Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell

Pictured above:  Miriam Haskell Jewelry Advertisement

VAV!/August 13, 2014

On July 30, 1926,  Miriam Haskell (1899-1981), newly arrived to the Big Apple from...

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Eyeliner History, How To And Eyeliner Tips

Eyeliner History, How To And Eyeliner Tips

VAV!/October 14, 2014

Looking into history, as far back as ancient civilizations, eyeliner, makeup applied to enhance the eyes and give definition, is applied around the c...

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How To Create A Fairy Garden

How To Create A Fairy Garden

Pictured above:  Fairy Garden created by Ashcombes

VAV!/August 25, 2014

It's time to create a magical, mystical, miniature fairy garden. Make it a place where Fairies ...

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Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

VAV!/September 18, 2014

The responsibility of dog ownership includes proper training and socialization of your pet.   Mastering basic obedience commands is vital. &nbs...

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Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales, Moving Sales

Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales,  Moving Sales

VAV!/May 14, 2014

The place to find  bargains or snag one of a kind treasures may be found at Yard Sales, aka Garage Sales, Tag Sales, or Moving Sales!  The...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured above:  Martin Luther King

VAV!/March 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)  was a charismatic civil rights leader who f...

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Eyeliner History, How To And Eyeliner Tips

VAV!/October 14, 2014 Looking into history, as far back as ancient civilizations, eyeliner, makeup applied to enhance the eyes and give definition, is applied around the contours of the eyes.  Eyeliner has been worn by not only women but by men, as well. In 10,000 BC, Ancient Egyptians, both aristocracy and the lower classes, were adroit in their knowledge of cosmetics... used not only for aesthetics and  for protection from the harsh elements as well as protection from myths and cultural beliefs to include the 'evil eye'. The broad and heavily lined eyes, both upper and the lower rims, were lined using a small stick dipped into a paste made of mineral blends produced from a myriad of materials, including lead and copper ore to varieties of metallics and water.  From these elements, a paste was formed through a grinding process using a vessel known as a Kohl pot. The paste was then applied to the eyes.. In Ancient Egypt kohl, made from galena, a dark gray ore of lead, was kept in Kohl pots.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured above:  Martin Luther King VAV!/March 17, 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)  was a charismatic civil rights leader who fully joined the crusade for equal rights for all people in America during the mid 1950s.  He first came to national prominence as one of the leaders of the Alabama bus boycott in 1955.  In 1963, Dr King led a massive march on Washington DC where he delivered his now famous "I have a dream" speech. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Bill Haley And His Comets

VAV!/January, 10, 2012 Well, hello to William John Clifton Haley, rock and roll musician, born July 6th, 1925 in Michigan! Michigan was only the starting point for this rising star.  His Kentucky father and English mother soon moved the family to Boothwyn, near the town of Chester, Pennsylvania.  It was there William, 'Bill', grew up surrounded by music. His father played Banjo and his mother, who had been classically trained,  taught piano.  It seemed only natural that Bill would follow in the musical footsteps of his parents. No one, it's probable to say, could have predicted Haley's rise to stardom and the impact he would have everywhere in the years to follow. Haley made his inaugural performances about 1938 singing and playing guitar at variety shows. During his late teen years, Bill made his rounds at the amusements parks. He was given recognition in a popular radio show known as 'Cousin Lee's Band'. It was here that Haley sang, played his guitar and yodelled his way across the sound waves. During 1944, and the war torn era of World War II, Haley who suffered a blindness disability, was ineligible for draft. A disability that plagued him would ironically give him a break to replace a drafted member of the Downhomers'.  Here he would combine country and pop music. Bill left the 'Downhomers', at the age of 22 where he returned to Chester, PA as host of a local radio show, WPWA.

 

Carnegie Hall

Pictured above:  Carnegie Hall VAV!/October 12, 2014 The majestic history of the world class Carnegie Hall was launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the spring of 1887, and newlyweds Anndrew Carnegie and his wife Louise Whitfield were honeymooning to Scotland from New York. On board the ship was 25-year-old Walter Damrosch, conductor and musical director of the Symphony Society of New York and the Oratorio Society of New York, who was traveling to Europe for a summer of study. During the course of the voyage, the trio struck up a friendship and the newlyweds invited Damrosch to join them in Scotland. While in Scotland, Damrosch shared his dream of a new concert hall in New York City. With a keen interest in such an endeavor, Carnegie donated to the project and the idea of Carnegie Hall was set into motion and soon transformed into a reality.  Since then, the venerable concert hall has seen some of the world's greatest artists pass through its doors. Following his return to the United States, Carnegie established The Music Hall Company of New York, Ltd., purchasing parcels of land along Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th streets, and he hired chief architect William Burnet Tuthill.  The location that Carnegie selected for the Music Hall was near Central Park. The plans for the Hall featured a rectangular six-storystructure, housing three performance spaces: the Main Hall, seating 2,800; the Recital Hall located below the Main Hall, seating 1,200 ; and, adjacent to the Main Hall, the 250-seat Chamber Music Hall.  Above the Chamber Music Hall were assembly rooms which for lectures, readings, and receptions,as well as chapter and lodge rooms for secret organizations.

 

EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

VAV!/October 10, 2014/Contributed by Bobby, the Blog Chef This recipe for eggnog French toast makes the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Instead of using milk like you typically would when making French toast, this recipe uses eggnog. The eggnog is mixed with eggs, nutmeg and cinnamon to give this breakfast item a delicious flavor. You can use pretty much whatever type of bread you would prefer for this recipe—I used both Texas toast and a loaf of Italian bread. I actually think I preferred the Italian bread over the Texas toast. I cooked this French toast on a griddle but you can use a skillet as well. This eggnog French toast is easy to prepare and can be ready to serve in no time at all. Enjoy.

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