Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Dog

Frankie is enjoying the last days of summer. I'm anxiously awaiting fall.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

End-of-Summer Soirée

How seriously Seersucker fabulous.

We were happy to see the fundraiser was successful for the O'More College of Design's student scholarship fund. 
I didn't know there was going to be a silent auction. DANGER! Yes, we bid on some rare bourbon for the "teenager" who is now 26! I also bid on an Manuel skirt for my niece. About a size 1. ha. People must have thought, "Ah, hun, you don't think that will fit you, now do you? Bless your heart." I haven't heard back, so I probably won nothing. Which is probably a good thing!

G&G sponsored! (No, I did not bid on this, thank you very much!)

 Hub bidding on a cigar holder. Just what every Southern gent needs, right?

Robert Hicks--host, Southern author ("The widow of the South") and bourbon extraordinaire--offered his new Battlefield Bourbon. Yum. (not) You know I'm a vodka gal. Oooooh, which reminds me, there's a new local vodka on the block! Lookie, Sarah!!

As the evening wore on, Mr. Hicks arrived with his sidekick, awwwww. And .... dinner, drinking and dancing commenced!

My cutie pie.

I need to find these Seersucker chocolates. I didn't even taste them! Wait. WHA??? What is wrong with ME?

The school is housed in an old Victorian mansion which I had to tour on my own. I LOVE!

I had my hair pulled together by someone else. I wish I could do THIS! Damnit. I could get used to this primping stuff! HAHAHA. No, not really.

Ok, can we move on into the fall now so I don't have to pull my hair up? Please?

Saturday, August 29, 2015


I'm no fashionista, but I can pull it out when needed!

The hub is getting all into the new Nashville fashion scene; and now we're on lists. LOL. LISTS!  I have to put my introverted self away and work on the my social skills. Funny when you've been a stay-at-home mom for so long and begin getting a life after the little ones leave the roost. Ugh. This is tough stuff for me.

So, tonight, we are going to a Goodbye to Summer Seersucker Party! Wha??? Ahhhh, don't ya love the South?! I pulled out a beautiful white dress I've had hanging in the closet since forever then found this wonderful clutch for the garden party. I have to admit, I'm very excited about going. What? Being the extreme introvert and painstakingly shy, I'm surprised with myself. Social settings KILL me. But, perhaps since I won't know a soul there; I'm good. Right now, anyway. Ask me about a half an hour before we leave, and that will be a whole other story! UGH.

Will keep you posted.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Autumn? Please.

This makes me very happy.


Thursday, August 27, 2015


I need a place, like here, to start posting my photos again. You think I've stopped taking photos every day because I don't blog any more? HA! Wrong. Once a photog, always a photog.

Maybe I'll stay around for a while. But, I've been known to say that before.

The kid is beginning his senior year at university. Wait. Wha? Yup. Really. So, we made a terrarium for him to take back to school. A cheery little spot to enjoy while doing work, right? 

All is well on the Southern front! Hope you all are doing great. Who's looking forward to Autumn? ME! BRING IT!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Counting Crows at The Ryman

So happy to see the Counting Crows back. Adam looks great. Heart the hair. I just want to scrunch it!

We're normally not in Nashville in the summer months. I believe this is the first time I have been to the Ryman where the sun is still shining through the old church windows. (Thought I had the stained glass windows in my viewfinder--obviously not--a photographer's angst.) 

 Toad the Wet Sprocket opened for the Counting Crows. They were great!

 Adam came out chillz. Just sat down and took it in for a moment.

This was my first, and hopefully not my last, time seeing them live.  What a beautiful soul, that Adam is.


 Texting? Really, woman?

Hugs, all around.
Labels: Music, Nashville

Monday, June 09, 2014

Favorite Words

I found this old sheet of words I made to use in some piece of artwork way back when.
These are a few of my favorite words.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

New Decor

I've been finding all kinds of bumper stickers since I've been sorting out the place. Ollie was my hippie car and she was full of my schtick-ers. That is, until the kid took her over. Ollie had to get cleaned up; and then I had nowhere to put my stickers. Of course, that never stopped me from continuing to collect them. Hmmmm. H word.

They're just one of those things I can't seem to part with {hoarder}. Bite your tongue. I've had these two old chairs from a yard sale way back in my Virginny days--a long time ago. They've looked SO plain, lately! tehe

Before I placed the first one (Elizabeth Cook), I asked my brother Jim if he thought yay or nay. He was all yay.


Labels: Home Redecorating

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Summer Color

I do believe that summer has arrived. My gnomey says so.

And a perfect day for a new Jack White album, Lazaretto, to arrive in the mail.

 Some of the songs from the new album were introduced on Record Day.

The kid and I were fortunate enough to snag tickets. Absolutely unbelievable seeing JW in the Blue Room at Third Man. There was a whole lotta yellow happening that day.

And blue, too. "Whoa, girl {bitch}. Back it on up." He was tipping his hat to me. Yes. He. Was. Jk.
As close as I'll be to Jack. Tiz ok.

And the booty from TMR on Record Day. 
And now the album is released. And I'm liken' it.

Ah, summatime. It's good for what ails ya.
Labels: Kid, Music, Summer

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What's New, Pussycat?

Mr. Tom Jones, in da house!

 And at the Ryman. Dude looking sharp in his velvet, paisley jacket.

Way back in the TJ heyday, I babysat my niece and nephew while my brother and SIL, Mary Jane, went off to see Tom Jones. Several times.  He still has the voice and the looks; and he can still bust a sexy hip gyration. Just sayin'.

 Another great Nashville date night.
Pussycat, pussycat, I love you. Yes I do.
Labels: MJ, Music, Nashville

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Beach (2013)

Ahhhh, The Del. There's not a prettier hotel.

We try and visit each time we're in the area. It just so happened that I needed some good  ol' salt air when I felt my hefty cold coming on; and this is where we ended up. Thought that perhaps a little cosmo would cure all. (It didn't.)

The day before, we tootled around to La Jolla, another fave spot. What a cute shot of poppa teaching his daughter to surf. She had waited patiently until he came out of the water and then ran to him. It was a precious sight.

Labels: California, Coronado, La Jolla



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