Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anyone know what this is?

I found this in the garage of a house I was showing last week., the home was built in 1971.  At first I thought it was some kind of alarm system, but now I'm not so sure.  Frankly, I haven't a clue what it could possibly be.  So, dear readers, do any of you have a clue what this could be?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Color photos from the 1930s and 1940s

While reading one of the many newsy websites I usually peruse, I came across a link to a photo blog form the Denver Post.  It contains seventy color photographs taken in America from 1939 - 1943.  They are absolutely amazing.  You can find the entire post here: and it is so worth clicking over to view them all. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pin ups and Fashion as Art

I guess it's a been a few days since I've last posted.  I'm not sure where I went or what I've been doing but I'm sure it was fun because it usually is.  I'm so sorry I missed doing a recipe this week though, I'll catch up next Tuesday.

So there are a couple of things coming up for this weekend (and beyond) that could be interesting.

First of all, The Phoenix Pin-Up Dolls will be showing up both Friday and Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center (100 N Third Street in Phoenix) for the Art of Miniature Modeling IPMS Expo.  They'll be there between 9 am and 6 pm both days. 

You can find their site here: .  These gals don't just dress up retro and get their photos taken though.  They have a higher cause, helping the morale of our overseas troops.  Using money they earn through their modeling, they send packages (along with photos) to the troops.  This is a small group of women that put their art and their heart into helping someone else.  The more support they get, the more of our men and women they can give a morale boost to. 

The second thing I want to give a shout out to is the "In The Mood" exhibit over at the Phoenix Art Museum (  This exhibit, which is focused on World War II fashion, has been going on since April but is ending August 15th.  It's worth going to see.  I took my nine year old son to the museum in May to see the Ansel Adams exhibit (which is no longer there) and ended up spending the better part of the day wandering around.  The museum has been recently renovated and is fantastic.  It is a wonderful way to spend even a small part of your day.  You can find all of the admission times and prices using the above link.  But get over there before this fashion exhibit is gone for good.

So get out there and do something with yourself this weekend.