Throwback Thursday: Interesting Nature Facts

Dragonflies

Dragonflies fly up to 20 miles per hour!  They also hover and fly backwards.  They are great for gardening, as they devour insects.

Shade Trees

Planting two to three shade trees in your yard can save you $100 to $250 a year in energy costs.

Onion

Ancient Egyptian laborers ate onions to give them strength while building the pyramids.  Onions were used, in the past, to treat infertility, impotence, headaches, hair loss and muscle aches.  Perhaps, we should be eating more onions?

 

Crickets

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Did you know that you can tell the temperature outside based on the sound of the cricket?  Really!  I learned this from my grandmother.  Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add that number to 37.  This will be the approximate temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Night Blooming Plants

My grandmother bought a night blooming plant this year.  I wondered what the real purpose of these plants was.  Not only are they beautiful, but the attract night flying pollinators.  This helps your plants to grow stronger!

What are some fun nature facts that you know?  Please comment on the site, we’d love to hear them.

Throwback Thursday; Bullying of yesterday and today

Past Images of Bullying

A bully use to be a different sort of thing.  In the 1950s, you would get your buddies together and face a bully head on.  May the toughest man win!  These are the images of past bullies.

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(Eddie Haskell from Leave it To Beaver was a clean cut kid that everyone wanted their children to be like, but he had a mean side that the weaker kids would come to know)

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(Scott Farkus was the mean bully from the movie A Christmas Story)

Remember the scene where the bully chases the other kid home and the kid slams the door just in time?  Did you know these doors no longer keep bullies out?

Why is Bullying worse today, than it was in the 1950s?  

Well, I surely do not have all the answers.  However, I can make some assumptions.  Children use to be able to go home and get away from their peers.  “Cyber bullying” has changed this for many.  

  • People can attack others by setting up fake accounts and have the ability to remain anonymous.  
  • Our children spend large amounts of time on cell phones, computers and other electronic devices.  These devices can be used to spread hurtful information about others in a very quick manner.
  • Once something is online and public, it is hard to get rid of.  This could lead people to thinking it will always be public information and this can sometimes lead to deadly results.
  • It is much easier to be mean through an electronic device, than when you are looking into the face of your victim.

Are our children more sensitive?  Perhaps, they are.  However, it is different for one child to call you fat than to have 353 people like a status saying you are fat.  Something about hate from masses might be harder to take.

This video was created to help stop bullying.  School bullying prevention programs have been shown to be successful.

What should you do if you know bullying is occurring?

My mother would have marched right over to the neighbors house and let them know that their child was a disrespectful brat!  You may even feel like the woman pictured below.

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However, as we have new problems we should have new methods to solve these problems.

This information comes from stopbullying.gov a good resource to learn more about bullying.

Do:

  • Intervene immediately. It is ok to get another adult to help.
  • Separate the kids involved.
  • Make sure everyone is safe.
  • Meet any immediate medical or mental health needs. (Ask, “Are you Okay.”)
  • Stay calm. Reassure the kids involved, including bystanders.
  • Model respectful behavior when you intervene.

Avoid these common mistakes:

  • Don’t ignore it. Don’t think kids can work it out without adult help.
  • Don’t immediately try to sort out the facts.
  • Don’t force other kids to say publicly what they saw.
  • Don’t question the children involved in front of other kids.
  • Don’t talk to the kids involved together, only separately.
  • Don’t make the kids involved apologize or patch up relations on the spot

Apologies and fact sorting can happen once the problem is diffused.  Getting the help of a guidance counselor and the parents involved are the best bet.

Throwback Thursday: Back to Domestic Bliss

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Woman’s fulfillment and keeping her man happy, having a clean home and raising good children has been outdated until recently again. It seems everywhere I turn I am finding more and more retro minded women wanting to have this “Domestic Bliss” back in their lives. The women who once wanted it all now want to go back to simpler times and I am one of them.

Old style cooking, Martha Stewart and other cooking shows began to gain popularity once again. The love for the kitchen and cooking for your man exuded once again. Retro hairstyles, makeup, tools , trends, all of it started trending again.

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The Retro Woman has the look of perfection even when it is not.

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As a fashion designer I love the Retro Woman and her style. I love that she wears aprons when cooking, baking and crafting. I love that she wants to take care of her man.

6a011279720aee28a40120a7ef61de970b-320wi I love that she wants to keep her house and home clean and tailored. I love the styles of hair do, the makeup she wears and the shoes and pearls to go with it!

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I tend to be more of 1930s,40’s, 50s kind of gal but I am also a Mad Men lover and love the 60s even as wrought with confusion as it was. I love the fashion the style and the mix between the women and their roles in life and how they emulated themselves.

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I want Throwback Thursday to be a walk, skip and a jump down memory lane. I want to showcase the images, cards, even the silliness of things like how were excited over getting a vacuum for a birthday gift!

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Stay tuned for more info on the Retro Woman each week. Also follow us on Facebook to hear little tidbits, snips and snippets from time to time as well as a chance to see my Aprons and Apron Additions as they come to out to fit the Retro Woman in you!

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Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday~ Barbie is Fashion?

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Yes, I can hear you thinking to yourselves “Did I read that right? Did she say Barbie Fashion?” And I did say that. Barbie is as old as some of us are and older than others. But she was just as much a part of the fashiontude in the 40’s as were some of the top designers.Take a look and see what I mean. She emulated all the latest styles and even boosted their acceptance at times. From Vogue to Couture.

For throwbacks, these outfits are still eye-catching today and almost equally as popular.

I guess folks decided that these designs were keepers after all.

That’s all for this Throwback.

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Throwback Thursday~Bang Bang Bang

Bangs, bangs, bangs. It’s always about bangs. More bang for your buck. Bang, out they went. Bang/bangs have an unspoken implication of impact, powerful assertion, abruptness. Strength, direction. And bangs for hair is no exception!

Wiki Answers says the following:
“Bangs” are so-called because they are created by cutting the hair “bang- off,” abruptly and straight across the forehead. And finally, at the risk of offending our bang-coiffed readers, I must tell you that “bangs” as a young lady’s hairstyle almost certainly originated with the practice of cutting horses’ tails straight across, a style known to this day as a “bang-tail.”

Let’s take a look at some bangs from the past.
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These gals have a special style all their own. Take a peek at what Wikipedia says about these lovely ladies and their darling front locks.
 Pin-up: Hairs are cut in a short “U” shape above the brows, which was made famous by Bettie Page and is now worn by many pin-up girls.
AND THEN THERE’S BETTY PAIGE BANGS
Well, regardless of when or how they started, why or who wears them, bangs are bangs. Here yesterday, here today, and surely to be here tomorrow and tomorrow. It may be a throwback of previous years but this is one hair idea that will continue to throw itself forward as well.
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

Here we are, another Friday in our midst. At least it is for us here in Iowa, USA. If you’re Friday is different then we welcome you to come back to Friday or jump ahead to Friday, depending on where you live. Regardless of location, fashion is, well, fashionable. Let’s take a peek at this past week’s posts shall we?

We were so sick with different viruses that we missed out on Saturday Morning Special. Come back tomorrow though and we will be sure to have a Special Saturday Morning post ready to see.

Well, that’s a wrap for this Friday. Have a great weekend and be sure to come back.
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Throwback Thursday~Sexy Legs

Legs and their appearance have been an ongoing attraction for years. Not just recent years, more than  YEARS ago, actually ions of years ago. One of the most popular accessorizing of these lengthy and even the not-so-lengthy limbs has been hosiery.  According to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary the first known usage of hosiery dates clear back to 1739! Big changes occurred in the 1940’s with the seamless hosiery becoming more popular as silk hose were replaced with  nylon for use on “dressy occasions”. Actual pantyhose appeared in the 1960’s. Today both hosiery and pantyhose are popular. Here are a few I found most fascinating.

Thanks for taking a “blast to the past” & present with us.
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

It’s been a tough week or two for us here at SensaFashion;
With colds and flu…But Miss Trisha perseveres and comes through as always.
Here is your Fashion Wrap for this past week.
Thanks to her we have a Thursday post to include.

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Throwback Thursdays: Fashion Peace

I am prepping for a special Throwback show for this weekend. Not an era I normally do but when I was invited I felt like I couldn’t resist the challenge- a 70’s themed show called That 70’s Art Show

I wanted to do everything with a Fashion theme so even my art pieces have a fashion theme. I still have some finishing touches to put on this but here is a sneak peek of of the two pieces of art I am doing. They won’t look this simple when I am done with them but there still is a fashion flare to them…

Then I will be showing and selling some of my fashion pieces as well that I feel have that 70’s theme to them. Here is a sneak peek at some of them I will be showing…

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I am also finishing up a dress I am going to wear for the event and a pair of shoes or rent some go go boots from Atomic Garage

I mean they have plenty!!! 🙂

If you need items to wear for the show go Atomic Garage.

If you are looking for amazing Retro Furniture check out Funky FindsVintage and Retro

To gear up for the event I looked up some 70’s slang…the only word I know is GROOVY so I had to brush up. Check out some of the words I found here

Since I was sick the past couple of days I took the opportunity to bone up (and have some fun) watching That 70’s Show

If you live in Des Moines, come on out. The cost is free minus any money to buy some things you might want to purchase. If you don’t live in Des Moines, that’s ok. Take a peek at the Facebook invite and watch it during and after the event for photos.

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Peace
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Until next time,

XoXo~TrishaTrixie

Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/22/2013

We hope you are ready for some fun and interesting items today. This past week’s posts have covered Polka Dots, Retro.us, Stretch Jeans, The influence of Miss Trisha’s recent trip to IFB conference, and Toe Socks. Here are the links below. Click, sit back and enjoy. Feel free to comment and be sure to check out our Facebook Page.

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Throwback Thursday~Toe-tally Sock-ed

I came across an ad for toe socks the other day and reflected on my memories of them. Toe socks originated in 1969. I had a pair of toe socks but being hyper-sensitive the thickness between my toes drove my nuts. My daughter however has no such issues. She loves toe socks. As a “tribute” to her and the others all over the world who love these cute little throwbacks, here are a variety of toe socks.

Some can bring smiles to your face and your feet.

Some bring a new “look” to your wardrobe.

They’re designed for men

For fun
Maybe even for comfort. These appear to be very thin. 
Maybe I could wear this pair. 
I may have to find out where I can get a pair.
They are designed to be for dance practices

I know for a fact I could never ever wear these.
To assist in the prevention of athlete’s feet
For something that started in the late 60’s toe socks have come a long way. They were brightly colored with stripes and now come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. No matter which ones you like to wear, you’re sure to be toe-tally fashionable.
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/15/2013

Welcome to our second Fashion Wrap! This is where you can find our 7-days a week, regular posts. We hope you will enjoy this amendment to our weekly posts. Here are this week’s shortcuts for you.

She went all the way to NYC and all she has to show for it is a picture with Tyson Beckford? You better take a look and see what else she came back with.
Of course you know we just HAD to put in a small tribute to NY in Sunday’s blog. I’d say this truly did “nail it”.

More fun little tidbits on the NY visit and some extra insight about a “look-alike”. Better click the link and take a peek.

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You might want to check out our FB page too for some more information about her V-day.

Well it was Valentine’s Day so the title speaks for itself. 🙂
Take a look though, there’s some pretty snazzy ideas in there.

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Throwback Thursday~We’re All Heart

Valentines Day celebrations have been around since no one knows when for sure. What we do know is that it is universally enjoyed around the world. I dug deep into the internet and came away with some striking fashions for this “heart”felt occasion.

Head to toe, red is the way to go.

These legs are so “lovely”.
Now for some footwear “he’ll” really adore.
Here are some looks you can really “clutch”.
Add some polish and you’ve “nailed” it for sure.
 
 
Regardless of the century or season, sweethearts are always in fashion.
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/8/2013



We will be doing a weekly “Fashion Wrap”
for our Fashion Friday posts. This allows our viewers
to see just the posts from the last week without 
searching.  Here is our first “Wrap”. 
Click on the links.



SATURDAY MORNING SPECIAL – 2/2/13

Saturday Morning Special:Steampunk





SPECTACULAR SUNDAY-2/3/13

 Spectacular Sunday-Sweetheart Necklines

MAD MEN MONDAY-2/4/13 




TRY IT TUESDAY-2/5/13



WEAR IT WEDNESDAY-2/6/13



THROWBACK THURSDAY-2/7/13

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Throw Back Thursday~Hair Ye, Hair Ye!

 Our apologies for the delay in this Thursday’s post. Miss Trisha passed the ball to Corrina and she dropped it. So here we are late in the evening “throwing” the ball back into play.

From the 1920’s to the 1970’s hair has taken quite a trip in fashion. From slicked down and close to bushed out and fluffed up. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.

All images courtesy of my Pinterest Board
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