Monday, April 30, 2012

Freedom Tower Rises

The Freedom Tower which is being built where the World Trade Center stood has taken the title of New York's tallest building from the Empire State Building.  Today, workers erected steel columns on the 100th floor, 1,271 feet above the street, to make it stand 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building's observation deck.  When it is completed, it will most likely be the tallest building in America, a true testament to the American spirit.  

Friday, April 27, 2012

Enterprise Makes Historic Fly By!

As an eBay seller, part of my day usually means at least one trip to the post office.  Today's trip turned out to be an amazing treat.  As I left the post office, I noticed people lining the streets of my neighborhood which is not too far from JFK Airport.  I stopped and asked a man if everyone was waiting to see the Enterprise.  He told me not only that they were, but that he'd just seen it do a fly by and it was on its way back before finally heading to JFK.  He encouraged me to stand around, that it would be any minute.  And, it was just a few minutes later, in the windy cool day we were having, that I got to see something that was a chance of a lifetime -- the Enterprise, riding "piggyback" on a 747 jet, flying low, almost like it was saying "hello" to the state it was now going to call home.  It was truly breathtaking.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kelly Bensimon HAIR COCKTAIL

I saw Real Housewife of New York, Kelly Bensimon talking about a restorative, homemade hair cocktail this morning and thought it would be interesting to share since she is a model whose hair is more than likely very "over-worked".  Here is the video explaining the ingredients however, Ms. Bensimon did not include what to do once you have put the mixture in your hair.  So, being a "Sherlock Holmes" type, I am coming to the conclusion that more than likely, after the mixture is applied, one waits a period of time and then rinses it out.  If any of you finds the answer from Ms. Bensimon, please share.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2012

A fabulous way to celebrate Earth Day can be by staying green and shopping for eco-friendly and pre-owned, gently used items on line.
At our eBay store,, we have a wonderful selection of reusable totes and gently used clothing, accessories, household items and books -- hope you will stop by.  Someone's cast-off may be the treasure you've been hunting for.  We've also just launched a 10% off sale on some of our merchandise.  Caramia's Collection has recently opened a store at under the same name -- hope to see you at one of our locations.  Have a wonderful, green Earth Day!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Group Poem by Emily Dolenz

I've come across a wonderful photographer while browsing the internet, Emily Dolenz.  Emily posted a few lines of a poem and asked her followers to add a line and that she would complete the poem and post it on Facebook.  It is truly lovely and wanted to share it.

Candy Cotton Summer

Sugar cotton candy lands that melt in the salty sky,
Butterflies that whisper honey sweet lullabies,
Candy canes and sugar canes fall from the willow trees,
Reminds me of childhood dreams and your loving whisper,

Oceans like a milk shake topped with delicate whipped cream,
Bees that buzz of sweetness hidden in treasure troves,
Golden birds whose wings are woven from petals of daffodils,
Kisses on the beach near playland in rye,

Candy apple dreams linger in my mind like summers sweetest kiss
Bluebirds, cardinals, and robins whistle replies so sweet,
Lightly float like butterfly wings held aloft by the delicate breeze,
Flowers dancing in the warm wind and smell of sugary treats to those whose nectar eat,

Sandy beige beaches, smooth as buttercream icing,
The sun upon my cheeks, like the kiss of an angel,
Lying in the grass, gazing at the clouds dancing in the sky,
Creamy licks of ice cream treats, listening as the whispy wind sighs,

Playful giggles of children nearby, remind me of innocence lost in time,
Wispy tops of dandelions, surf the warm soft breeze,
As the birds sing beautiful melodies,
Rich golden buttercups nestled in sunshine caress the very air,
Accept who I am now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Dick Clark

So sad to hear of the loss of one of America's legneds, Mr. Dick Clark.  I honestly don't remember a time of my life when I wasn't aware of Dick Clark, whether it was American Bandstand, The $20,000 Pyramid, New Year's Rockin' Eve to name just a few.
Here's a great clip celebrating American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary -- what an amazing ride it must have been for him.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Season of the Clutch Bag

Prom season is just around the corner and a great way to make a statement with your outfit is with the perfect clutch bag.  No need to carry a handbag or wear a shoulder bag -- get a great, unique clutch to hold you cell phone and lipstick and you are good to go!

Pleasant Valley Sunday

Wishing everyone a beautiful day and remembering Davy Jones with "Pleasant Valley Sunday".  This is a great song from "back in the day" and watching the video brings back memories of the fashions, many of which are once again popular now. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Missing the Mod Sixties!

Found this blast from the past for Yardley cosmetics that was played during The Monkees commercial breaks back in my favorite era, the sixties.  Come on, all you baby boomers -- check this out and let me know if you had these, I know I did.  I was in junior high at the time and wasn't even allowed to wear make-up!  But, I took my allowance and bought these coveted treasures anyway.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

World Stray Animal Day

Today, April 4th is World Stray Animal Day.  Each day animals are born and die on the streets all over the world without ever knowing the love and kindness of a human friend.
Please take a moment to show you care, if you can donate to a shelter or give a special hug to your furry friend.
Remember to always spay or neuter your pet, there are far too many unwanted animals roaming the streets of the world with no hope of every having a home.