MasterChef US Season 6: Will New Judge Christina Tosi Save or Sink the Show?

January 30, 2015 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

"Milk Bar Life: Recipes and Stories" is the upcoming cookbook by new MasterChef US judge Chrstina Tosi.

Back in November of last year, restauranteur Joe Bastianich announced that he would be leaving the MasterChef television series, with his last appearance in the third season of MasterChef Junior (currently airing on FOX). Since then there has been plenty of speculation as to who would replace him on the show…

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Blackwork – Simple Elegant Embroidery

January 28, 2015 | Posted in CRAFTING, Uncategorized | By

Blackwork embroidery on a Tudor dress sleeve. dating from the 1590s

Blackwork Embroidery – As Easy as Cross-Stitch The enduring appeal of blackwork embroidery, first brought to Europe by men returning from 13th century Crusades, owes much to its simple elegance – black stitching on white or off-white fabric. Even the

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Buying Her A Gift of Jewelry: Shopping Tips and Suggestions for Men

January 26, 2015 | Posted in JEWELRY | By

Tiffany & Co

I managed a jewelry store/art gallery for many years in Philadelphia, and of course one of our busiest sales periods annually was the time leading up to Valentine’s Day. Many men would come in to our store seeking Valentine’s Day gifts for their wives, girlfriends or partners and I would try to help them find just the right gift for the special women in their lives…

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Best Gifts for a Jewelry Maker

January 25, 2015 | Posted in JEWELRY | By

Amethyst and fluorite beaded necklace.

Do you know someone who loves making jewelry and doing beadwork?

Looking for ideas for holiday (or other occasion) gifts for that person? If so, then this guide is for you. Here you will find useful and unique gift ideas for anyone who enjoys making jewelry, either as a hobby or as a livelihood. These are practical gifts that…

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Why I Can Watch Rex Smith in Sooner or Later Over and Over Again

January 21, 2015 | Posted in MOVIES | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

Rex Smith-A Teen Idol is Born On March 25, 1979, I turned on the television in my bedroom with the white furniture and the red shag carpet to watch a movie that did not interest my parents at all. As

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Taxi Driver: A Psychological Thriller That Stays With You

January 17, 2015 | Posted in MOVIES, THRILLER | By

*Spoiler Alert* Martin Scorsese’s 1976 epic Taxi Driver is one of those films that take more than one viewing to absorb it all to understand. I think I was in my early 20’s the first time I watched the movie,

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What to Use For Shipping Vintage Vinyl Records Sold Online

January 16, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

LP mailers are a must if you ship vinyl LP’s through the mail Thinking about selling vinyl records online? LP mailers are an absolute must, and will save you and your customers a lot of broken record disappointment. This is

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March 30th 1975: James Ruppert’s Hamilton Ohio Easter Sunday Massacre

January 10, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The deadliest mass shooting at a private residence in U.S. History Easter Sunday March 30th 1975:  A day ordinarily set aside for bunnies, bonnets, and baskets. Instead, the holiest of Christian days, became an unadulterated day of evil. A particularly

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