This week has been out. of. control. busy. Mondays are always crazy because it is the beginning of the week. Then on Tuesday I had people rearranging my house for Country Style magazine. It was fun to see how they put things together. Wednesday was spent trying to catch up from Tuesday, plus baseball season has started so my two sons are constantly needing to be driven all over town for various practices and games. Thursday I got my hair done, which is always a treat, but I drive almost 45 minutes both ways to get to and from my hairdresser. You might be wondering why I would bother to go so far out of my way for a hairstylist and the answer is because I have been going to the same person for thirty years! Isn’t that crazy? Besides my father and brothers, I have known this man the longest. I don’t know what I will do when he retires. Today I have been cooking dinner for 10, plus 11 kids! Then tomorrow I have a 1960′s themed party to attend and on Sunday I have a wedding to go to. Seriously! So though I am looking forward to all of it, I will also be glad when next Monday rolls around and I can get back to my normal routine. Well, normal except for baseball.
I have something fun to announce: The second week of April will be the first annual Wedding Week here on The Glamorous Housewife. I will be discussing everything wedding such as gorgeous vintage and retro gowns, glamorous decor, wedding etiquette, and so on. If you have a company that deals in weddings, especially vintage inspired ones, and you are interested in a sponsored post during wedding week, please email me at TheGlamorousHousewife(at)gmail(dot)com because I would love to share your products with my readers.
- Here are 33 pictures that will make you feel good about being a human being.
- Love this 1920′s version of Gun’s N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.
- Wondering if you are a stay at home mom? Here are 25 ways to answer your question. #10 and #25 were my favorite.
- I’ve been moving away from vintage clothing for various reasons, and it looks like I am not alone.
- With that said, here is a fabulous article on how to wear vintage clothing without looking like you are in costume.
- I am the poster child for an ignorant American. I had no idea that “American” themed parties were a thing. I also thought these questions for/about Americans were hilarious.
- Here are some fun vintage Enquirer covers from the 1960′s.
What’s In Store
As I mentioned earlier, I have a 1960′s coctail party to attend on Saturday night, so in the spirit of this party I thought I would bring you the best swinging 60′s dresses from my sponsor’s stores. Enjoy!
Oh how I wish chiffon capes would come back in style. (HERE)
Love the bright red color and simple shape on this vintage sheath dress. (HERE)
This little black dress with a pink rose is both timeless and elegant. (HERE)
I think the use of gold lame was at its best in the 1960′s. (HERE)
I hope you all have a glamorous weekend!
Is there anything better than relaxing in the bath after a long, stressful day? Especially if your neck of the woods has been as bitter cold as mine. For a busy woman, mothers especially, opportunities for pampering ourselves may be hard to come by. The closest thing we may get a “spa day” may be half an hour to unwind in our own bathroom.
This is why it is so beneficial to have a serene space that invites relaxation. While large and expensive updates can certainly increase the overall value of your home, sometimes what we really need is a weekend makeover. There are many ways to give your bathroom a new look for low cost and little time, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
It’s true for all rooms of the house, but natural light is always your friend. Take those blinds and curtains down, and let the sunshine in. Frosted glass clings or spray can be lifesavers when unfortunate window placements compromise privacy.
Is there anything more glamorous than a beautiful chandelier? Not in my book. If your current light fixture isn’t setting the mood, install an upgrade!
Use a vintage dresser as a vanity by cutting the space for the sink into the top. This unexpected feature will will instantly give your bathroom a unique look, and is likely to be an inexpensive upgrade.
While it’s commonly believed that bathrooms should be painted in bright colors. However, a dark color, such as gray, can give the room a dramatic and elegant atmosphere. If you prefer to stay light, white, blues, and greens are always a classic choice for a relaxing space.
Hang a vintage mirror above the sink. There are innumerable mirrors waiting to be found in second-hand stores or flea markets just waiting to find a new purpose. Create a more interesting look by hanging two smaller mirrors parallel to each other.
Consider an entryway upgrade for your master bath. French doors will give your space a classic polished look. Invest in a set with glass panes. If you’d like more privacy add curtains, and it will only add to the glamour.
I hope that these ideas have given you some inspiration to make some small changes in your home this spring.
This was written by Domestic Design expert, Adrienne Breedlove. Be sure to visit her on her blog, ScribblyDoodles.com
Every year at this time I get so tired of all of my clothing. If I even look at one more thing I have worn a million times this winter I swear I will scream! So I tend to get out my spring clothing way too early in the season. Even though I end up freezing, for me it is worth it to not be bored. One thing I have found to be essential when moving from winter to spring is the cardigan. I have a vast collection of cardis in various shades that match with almost any outfit I put together. I find these light sweaters to be the perfect item for making something that is supposed to be worn in warm weather into a garment that can stand a bit of cold. I thought I would gather the best of the classic cardigans I could find and bring them to you so you too can add this requisite item to your transitional wardrobe.
Even though I have lived in my home for about three years I don’t believe I have ever really shared the room I spend the most time in, which is the family room. The main reason I have never taken photos of it is due to the fact I swear it is always messy. I was also never in love with how it looked because I couldn’t decide on what it should look like. But at the beginning of the year I decided one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to make the family room fabulous and I finally finished! Want to see?