Pretty Blue Rose

The style of life…with some wisdom mixed in.


Throwback Thursday: Ol’ School Candy

Music, food, and scents are things that can instantly take you back in time . When I saw a picture of the strawberry candies below, I was instantly taken to my maternal grandmothers house in Philadelphia. When I would visit, she would leave them in her candy dish and I would demolished them all weekend. I just love them and her. Those candies bring back such good memories. (now that I think about it, she was probably refilling them so I didn’t get in trouble, however her trash cans were full of those shiny wrappers!)

Strawberry Hard Candy

Who doesn’t remember candy necklaces?! So fashionable, yet so tasty. Oh the days!

OK, yes I did take it back to the candy cigarettes that were bubble gum and blew smoke. Now-a-days this would be so taboo, but back in the 80’s these were soooo cool:)

Six feet of bubble gum, for you not them! I think that was their slogan. What on earth was I doing with that much bubble gum? Oh I remember, trying to make sure it didn’t hit the floor…

Watermelon candy was such a favorite candy of mine. Did they used to be 5 for a penny?

There are many many more throwback sweets, what am I missing?

Stay inspired and enjoy the sweet journey,

A. Genise


Thursday Throwback: The Baby-Sitters Club

Since my website is about staying inspired and enjoying the journey, I thought I’d take Thursday’s to reminisce a bit…to look back on the things that I loved and that helped me enjoy my journey thus far…
OK, I maybe outing myself here on age, but I was in love with the Baby-sitters club growing up. My entrepreneurial spirit encouraged me to start a baby-sitters club (several times!) and my neighbor was a member. We’d have meetings and everything. We even had a client! (I recall the baby I watched threw up on me! I had to get my parents to help out…)
In any case, I loved those books and I could devour a super series in an afternoon. I was dumbfounded when I found out a few years ago that they were out of print. ( I ran to ebay¬†buying up everything I could). I was an African American dancer like Jessie, I was ambitious (I refuse to say bossy!) like Kristy, but I wanted to be quiet and shy like Mary Anne–so she was my favorite character.
Take a look at how a fellow Baby-sitters club lover put together collages of the members. (she did a fab job!) Enjoy!
Stacey (The Babysitter's Club)
Claudia (The Babysitter's Club)