Laughing with Di

Laughing with Di I recently watched an interview with Paul Newman on an Inside the Actors’ Studio rerun. During the Q and A period, when asked what his favorite sound was, he paused for a bit, smiled, and said, “A V8.” I thought of all the ways we listen to music. My...

Laughing with Di – January 2020

Laughing with Di – January 2020 January, named for the Roman god of beginnings, Janus, is the start of a new decade, 2020. This first month’s astrological sign, Capricorn, is a Greek word for the god Pan, the goat. Even the word “decade” has an etymology from...

Preserving Your Holiday Memories

Preserving Your Holiday Memories Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did at FASTFRAME. With many family members at the house, some from out of town and haven’t been seen for a while, all of those digital cameras were flashing and...

Laughing with Di – December 2019

Laughing with Di – December 2019 Simplicity. We need more of it in this world. Like simple gratitude, as demonstrated by the full-page ad placed in the LA Times by The Getty Center thanking all responders in and around Los Angeles and SoCal who helped protect...

A Gift that Lasts All Year Long

A Gift that Lasts All Year Long  Right now it may seem like you have plenty of Christmas shopping days left, but before you know it you’ll be racing from store to store along with a thousand other last minute shoppers trying to find that perfect gift for those friends...

Laughing with Di – November 2019

Laughing with Di – November 2019  Starting a cold-water laundry load, the green light on my Eco Monitor switched from “good” to “best”. I got kudos from a machine for saving energy. How proud I was. Let’s have a laugh. Kids get a lot of encouragement and...

Holiday Gift Ideas!

Holiday Gift Ideas! Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner! Mixed with the excitement of the season may be a bit of dread about “The List” – you know the one, gifts for all the wonderful people in your life who seem to have everything. Why not...

Laughing with Di – October 2019

Laughing with Di – October 2019  Need pointers for a happy marriage? Let’s have a laugh. Once upon a Sunday morning… Husband: So, what’s the plan? Wife: Tanning, throw in a load of laundry, shower, food shopping, lunch, visit the kids. What’s your plan?...

The Holidays are Almost Here!

The Holidays are Almost Here!  It’s hard to believe but soon the Holidays will be here, and your home will be filled with family and friends. If one of the things on your Holiday list this year is sprucing up your home, we can help. Custom framing can transform your...

Laughing with Di – September 2019

Laughing with Di – September 2019  Improvisation. Not just being comedic and throwing out dialogue that pops into your head. It is also when you want to do something, you don’t have the right tool for the job, and you make up something. My dad’s favorite saying...

One Fantastic Summer

One Fantastic Summer  Closet on Main has had a fantastic summer season and we thank all of our shoppers and donors for their support. We recently held some successful sales and had a record-breaking day thanks to the beautiful product we received from our generous...

Laughing with Di – August 2019

Laughing with Di – August 2019  Nothing has activated my funny bone lately until I refilled a prescription housed in a new bottle. Let’s have a laugh. The bottle had a different cap. Besides pressing down, squeezing in and turning, I had to first align two...

Closet on Main

Closet on Main  Closet on Main opened its doors on February 19th, 2013, with the purpose to fund programs and services offered by Single Mothers Outreach. Like this wonderful community, Closet on Main started with a few resourceful, well-intentioned do-gooders who...

Frame Your Vacation Memories

Frame Your Vacation Memories Imagine your fondest memories hanging in the den or living room for you to enjoy every day. Souvenirs and mementos from a fun vacation can be displayed in a beautiful shadowbox. Vacation memories can be prominently displayed in your home...

Want to Improve Your Memories?

Want to Improve Your Memories? Folksinger Bob Dylan once said, “Take care of all your memories.” And we are here to do just that for you—take care of your memories. Whether you have trinkets from a vacation or World War II memorabilia, we can help you customize a...

Collect Beautiful Moments!

Collect Beautiful Moments! Personalize This Some memories can never be forgotten. They are always vibrant in our minds and when they come around they warm the heart. Personalize This has been a cornerstone in perfecting this art. Our boutique is located in the Santa...

Laughing with Di

Laughing with Di Jonathan Swift’s, Gulliver, had his adventure when he discovered the Lilliputians. Here’s my adventure dabbling in the DIY world of miniatures. Let’s have a laugh. A snicker? A chuckle? Favorite stores in Santa Clarita to find “little” treasures are...

Laughing with Di – June 2019

Laughing with Di – June 2019  Most of you probably have hundreds of photos on your phones, pods, pads and in the clouds – yes? Let’s have a laugh. I have trillions (not) of photos in albums dating back to, well, a long time ago. A photo album is a large tome,...

Frame Your Vacation Memories

Frame Your Vacation Memories  Imagine your fondest memories hanging in the den or living room for you to enjoy every day. Souvenirs and mementos from a fun vacation can be displayed in a beautiful shadowbox. Vacation memories can be prominently displayed in your home...

Laughing with Di – May 2019

Laughing with Di – May 2019 What’s a morning like for a female “senior” at a health club? Let’s have a laugh… She parks a distance away from the front door: 1) additional walking time? or 2) less chance of a fender-bender? Your guess. Walks up the stairs (24...

Closet on Main has New Hours!

Closet on Main has New Hours!  Starting in April, the trendy resale boutique in Downtown Newhall will be open seven days a week 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.! A store that is open to the general public but goes far beyond just any other retail store, it exists solely with a...

Framing for the Future

Framing for the Future Soon it will be June graduation time. Give your graduate’s academic degree the importance it deserves by putting it in a custom frame. Not only will the proper frame help preserve this precious document for the future, it will create a beautiful...

Laughing with Di – April 2019

Laughing with Di – April 2019  Two mourning doves sit together on our patio wall in all of their sleek, silver-grey glory looking like they have an important job to do. Spring is approaching. Let’s have a laugh… So, Mr. and Mrs. Dove (we assume they are husband...

Seasonal Changes… and Me

Seasonal Changes… and Me Ladies it is almost that dreaded time of year again.  No, I’m not talking about tax time.  I’m talking about something even worse to us.  That would be swim suit season! We should be looking forward to it… family outings to the...

Framing for Mother’s Day

Framing for Mother’s Day  The days and years go by and suddenly our children are grown. We wonder how the time passed so quickly and find ourselves wishing we could slow it down just a little. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to capture a few of those moments in time...

Oh Baby!

Oh Baby!  On February 20, 2019, proud parents Jeffrey and Elizabeth Worthley welcomed a handsome baby boy into the world. Everett Wyatt Worthley was born weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Please join Santa Clarita Magazine in welcoming Everett...

Renovate Your Wall Space

Renovate Your Wall Space  By now, I’m sure you’ve already failed to keep a few of your New Year’s resolutions. This year, how about changing the pattern and making a resolution that will be easy to stick with? Consider updating your home or office easily and cost...

Laughing with Di – March 2019

Laughing with Di – March 2019  Five friends in different parts of the country (“seniors” over the age of 70) keep in touch as often as possible. Currently, they communicate in cyberspace. Let’s have a laugh… To ring in the New Year, they planned a group...