Monday, December 26, 2011

Of Wedding Invites & Guest Plights

Seems a lot of folks got engaged for the holidays! So I've been spending some time looking at affordable wedding invitations. What started as helping people has now just turned into looking about and reminiscing about weddings...

Of most interest in all this to you readers of Things Your Grandmother Knew, is this post from Jaynie with a funny story about wedding guest books. I've never heard that bit of etiquette about using the guest book as a holiday card list -- but then again, I've never heard of anyone writing or even saying what that one "lady" did either. *wink*

I may have to start looking through my old magazines and books for some vintage wedding tips, but meanwhile, if you have any tips or stories, please do share!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays

I'm not ignoring you or the Things Your Grandmother Knew. It's just difficult this time of year to keep up with the scanning and posting of things found in vintage magazines; piles of old periodicals are simply not conducive to holiday decor -- and room for guests, expected or not. *wink*  (Plus, if the number of dropped needles are any indication, I think the volume of old paper makes the Christmas tree more than a little nervous!)

But I did want to make the time to wish you all a happy holidays!

(And I'll be back to more blogging when the tree's down and I can drag more piles of vintage magazines back up here.)

Image via my lat minute holiday gift list.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Coke Rewards Is Here To Stay

Coke announced today that My Coke Rewards is here to stay; that means I'll continue to offer them at Listia and trade the credits for things I really do want, i.e. vintage magazines and other "old junk." *wink*

Sunday, December 11, 2011

You Can't Afford A Bad Fitting Bra

Our grandmothers may have had better fitting bras than we do today, for a myriad of reasons. I recently spoke with bra coach Ali Cudby and got the scoop. Here's a bit from part two of the interview:

In Chapter Two, in Once Upon A Time, When Fit Was A Fairy Tale, you discuss the fairy tale of fit:
Bra fitting can be confusing because there are so many pieces to literally fit together, and it’s not something most American women are taught — not at home, in school, or anywhere else. There’s no real mechanism for that education. It’s not taught in high school health classes. Many mothers overlook the chance to help their daughters get fit correctly, perhaps because they never experienced the benefits of the right fit themselves.
So poor bra fit is literally passed down through the generations!
There's lots more to learn, including how improper bra fit can cause health problems, how you waste money buying bad bras and more -- and thankfully Ali's put it all in a book for us: Busted! The FabFoundations Guide To Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic. Along with another interview, A Slip Of A Girl is giving away five signed copies of the book -- so go enter!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Things Your Grandmother Knew Blogroll Eaten

Apparently, when I got the domain name for this blog, Blogger ate the sidebar blogroll. *sigh* So, please, let me know if you were on it, want to be on it, etc. so that I can rebuild it. Like the 6 Million Dollar Man, we can rebuild it. *wink*

Shrinking Woolens?

The 1967 American Farm & Home Almanac, edited by Ray Geiger, says that shrinkage in woolens is due to overwashing: "In ordinary circumstances, three minutes is long enough."

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