Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dress Up Your Pet Day JANUARY 14, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Dress Up Your Pet Day

Dress Up Your Pet Day is an opportunity to wow the neighbours, and to unleash the inner diva of your favourite pooch or Persian… Why not go the extra mile, and get the little guy or gal something to match your finest glad rags – that way you can both dress to impress and really set some trends!

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Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.
Synonyms:botanical garden
Usage:The botany class took a field trip to the arboretum to examine its extensive collection of rare plants.



San Francisco's Human Be-In Launches "Summer of Love" (1967)

In 1967, the burgeoning counterculture movement took center stage in San Francisco as a number of figures who would become its icons gathered for a "happening" in Golden Gate Park. Announced as a "Human Be-In" in the San Francisco Oracle newspaper, the event was attended by tens of thousands of people and featured speakers Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, as well as performances by The Grateful Dead, among many others. Timothy Leary announced, "Turn on, tune in, drop out."

Berthe Morisot (1841)

Morisot was a French impressionist painter best known for her loose brushwork and the sensitivity she brought to her female subjects. She studied with many gifted painters, including Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, and was highly influenced by Édouard Manet, whose brother she later married. She exhibited regularly with the Impressionists, and although none of her exhibits proved commercially successful, she outsold Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Ratification Day

The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783, and was ratified on January 14, 1784, ending the American Revolution. The Old Senate Chamber in theMaryland State House at Annapolis has been preserved exactly as it was when the ratification took place, and on its anniversary, the flag of 1784—with 12 stars in a circle and the 13th in the center—flies over the State House and many other buildings in Annapolis. The ceremony that takes place inside varies from year to year, but it often revolves around a particular aspect of the original event.

New Development Could Lead to More Effective Lightbulbs

US researchers say they have developed a technique that can significantly improve the efficiency of the traditional incandescent light bulb. These older bulbs have been phased out in many countries because they waste huge amounts of energy as heat.

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1873 - John Hyatt's 1869 invention ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a trademark. 

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1882 - The Myopia Hunt Club, in Winchester, MA, became the first country club in the United States

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1952 - NBC's "Today" show premiered.

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1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator. The new company was called the American Motors Corporation.

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1993 - Television talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving from NBC to CBS.

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2004 - In St. Louis, a Lewis and Clark Exhibition opened at the Missouri History Museum. The exhibit featured 500 rare and priceless objects used by the Corps of Discovery. 

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2005 - A probe, from the Cassini-Huygens mission, sent back pictures during and after landing on Saturn's moon Titan. The mission was launched on October 15, 1997.


If You Were Born Today, January 14

You are success-oriented and generally good with money. Your character is strong and you are especially noticeable. You are aware that you can't please everyone, and this is something you accept. In fact, there will always be some people who are intimidated by your strong personality and one-track focus, but this doesn't concern you as much as it might others. You are organized and somewhat conservative. Highly attractive, in love, however, you can be a little contradictory and challenging to understand! Famous people born today: Faye Dunaway, Emily Watson, LL Cool J, Andy Rooney, Jason Bateman.

Picture of the day
Educational Series
A banknote from the 1896 silver certificate series of American banknotes, also known as the Educational Series. The notes depict various allegorical motifs and are considered by some numismatists to be the most beautiful monetary designs ever produced by the United States. They were redeemable for their face value of silver dollar coins.
This $1 banknote features the motif History instructing Youth, designed by Will Hicok Low, on its obverse. On the reverse are portraits of George and Martha Washington.
Other denominations: $2$5

Picture of people relaxing on a beach in Ortigia, Sicily
Pebbles on the Beach
Photograph by Joe Navin, National Geographic
“I liked the vivid colors from the parasols and the towels, the curve of the waterline, and the bathers across the scene,” says Joe Navin, who took this shot from a road above a beach in Ortigia, Sicily. “The road gives an unusual perspective for a beach shot and it worked well with a wide-angle lens, so it was quite quick to frame and shoot.”

Man and his pit bull:


Gingersnap pattern by Kristen Rettig
I made my sweaters from scraps of Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted leftover from the Martin Storey Afghan KAL and the Kaffe Fassett KAL. In the mod...
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chevron sofa

thanks, shelley

Little girl and her Pit Bull circa 1920:






Gecko Bookmark

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A very dapper gentleman and his Pit Bull. Lovely studio portrait.:

Easy Pizza Factory Twisted Breadsticks
These Easy Pizza Factory Twisted Breadsticks add a delicious and unique touch to any meal.
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Sweet curls and darling vintage kitty love. Awwww! #vintage #child #cat #kitty #pet #portrait #cute:



No Sew Teacup Pin Cushion


Like most tea addicts, teacups are everywhere in Vivid HQ. Beverage usage aside, there is something totally consuming about their small but delicate shape. We often discover the prettiest cups whilst out thrifting — too good to leave behind even though we have so many already! 

Say hello to the no sew teacup pin cushion!
1) All you need is a teacup, some soft toy stuffing, and a rectangular piece of fabric!
2) Lie your fabric flat and place your ball of stuffing in the middle.
3) Fold the shorter sides of the material to meet in the middle.
4) Tie a knot in the middle using the longer sides of the material.
5) Now it’s almost a ball. Gently shape it using your hands and tuck in any extra bits of material
6) Place inside your cup and tuck in the sides…
That’s it!
It takes two seconds and will forever save you from loosing your pins. Pretty great, huh! Now you won’t feel so bad adding to your absurd teacup collection ��
Totally laughing at the previous pinner: "slowest joyride ever" -- Found in a huge set of vintage photos on Flickr, in the "Yesterday's Child" section.]:

CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring

vintage everyday: Interesting Vintage Photos of Baby Animals:


Vintage Cuteness:

The greatest gift in life is to be remembered. - Ken Venturi

dog love:

These “Walking Trees” in Ecuador Can Allegedly Move Up to 20 Meters per Year

By Sumitra 
The Socratea exorrhiza is perhaps the world’s only mobile tree. They say its complicated system of roots also serves as legs, helping the tree constantly move towards sunlight as the seasons change. Walking trees can apparently move up to 2-3 cm per day, or 20 meters per year. That may not sound like much, but it’s pretty much a marathon by tree-standards.
Rainforest guides in Latin American countries like Ecuador have been telling tourists about the amazing walking trees for decades now. The most common version of the story is that the tree slowly ‘walks’ in search of the sun by growing new roots towards the light and allowing its old roots to die. The unusual roots, split from the trunk a few feet above the ground, add to the illusion of the tree having legs.
“As the soil erodes, the tree grows new, long roots that find new and more solid ground, sometimes up to 20m,” explained Peter Vrsansky, a palaeobiologist from the Slovak Academy of Sciences who lived for a few months in the Unesco Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, about a day’s journey from Ecuador’s capital Quito.

Edwardian child and Jack Russell:

"what is your name?" in Akha (China, Southeast Asia - 
Naw-eu tsaw myah a jo-eh ku te?

"A happy child and a happy cat" from buzz feed's 30-strange-but-delightful-vintage-photos-of-animal:

thanks, patty

2 little darlings:

thanks, susie, west coast correspondent

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