Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dinner Guests Aren’t Due Till Saturday–But The Dessert Is Already Made–And More Sweet Stuff!

Monsieur Bonaparte has invited guests for dinner this coming Saturday. He’s invited a couple whom he has been friends with for years. His daughter, her husband and their daughter will also be joining us. It’ll be a nice, intimate grouping! … Continue reading

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If Ironing Is My “Zen”–Zen Why Do I Allow Nasty People To Get To Me??

Luckily for me, yesterday Oona had the day off from work. With her hives almost disappeared, her throat feeling much better, and in much better spirits, I felt like a helicopter overprotective a mom who did a good great job … Continue reading

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The Lost Weekend Chronicles. Part Two–Sick With Cinderella on Saturday A Bit of Shopping on Sunday!

As usual, it’s always great when any of the kids come home for a weekend. Such was the case when Oona came home from New York on Friday evening with Bonaparte and me. She’s been working so hard and she … Continue reading

Posted in Bates Family, Burl Ives. Lavender Blue, Cinderella 2015; Cate Blanchett, Duggars, Feminists, Fragonard, Helena Bonham Carter, Ikea, Old Navy | 3 Comments

The Lost Weekend Chronicles–Friday With Fallon!

Hi all! It’s been a whirlwind few days here in the world of Atypical60dom! Thursday I had to get those skunky roots done. And, as usual, Adam from Bleu Mousse Salon in Wayne worked his magic! Fresh from the salon. … Continue reading

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On Underwear, Undergarments, Shapewear and Going Commando!

While enjoying my morning coffee in bed, like the princess poor slob that I am, and being thoroughly disgusted with the phoniness of the morning news show that I was viewing, (I mean really how many times can you show … Continue reading

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Thrift Shop Travels (Say It–Three Times. Fast. I Double-Dog Dare Ya)!

Spring is here and I need a project. We have an old dresser sitting in the garage that can be repurposed. It can be used to store table linens or used in the upstairs guest room. Either way, I’m dying … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Man Yells, chalk paint, Dressing the "mature" woman, Goodwill, Momofuku Milk Bar Corn Cookies, Refinishing furniture, Thrift Shopping, Whole Foods | 4 Comments

Fra-gee-lay! It’s a Major Award!

It’s great to be noticed—and I had a surprise when I came home from my “Thrift Shop Travels” today. A fellow blogger nominated me for The Liebster Award! Thank you so much to Brittany of ” little britt of bliss—and … Continue reading

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Dessert Challenges, Proper Soup Bowl And A Bit of Primer For Today!

Hey buddyroos! I’m sure you are now familiar with Bonaparte’s “Dessert Challenge”. What’s that? You’re not? OK—I’ll go over the backstory. Long ago, Long, long ago, when Monsieur Bonaparte was “un petit garcon” in France, he had a dessert. Little … Continue reading

Posted in Baked Alaska, Desserts, Hourglass Veil Primer, Ikea, New Young Pony Club, Omelette Norvegienne, Planting Pots, Soup Bowls | 2 Comments

In Praise of Ugly Ducklings, Black Sheep, And Scarred Ladies!

In less than a month I will be bidding farewell to my 50’s and entering a new decade—60 years old, 60 years young, whatever you chose to say, I will be 60. When I look in the mirror, I see … Continue reading

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Cathexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

Oh boy. Can I just tell you how bad my day was yesterday? It started out in theory, pretty darn good but as the day progressed…it turned into a three-ring disaster of sorts. Kind of like the main character in … Continue reading

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