Whiskey Girl

Blogging this week in my absence is my beautiful, creative and witty daughter Ashely … I hope you find the apple didn’t fall far from the tree!  Enjoy the post, and I’ll be back next week when I return from my annual missions trip! I love my whiskey, and I love up cycling whiskey barrels almost as much.  This...

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Red, White, and Blue all over

Blogging this week in my absence is my beautiful, creative and whitty daughter Ashely … I hope you find the apple didn’t fall far from the tree!  Enjoy the post, and I’ll be back next week when I return from my annual missions trip! Happy Fourth of July!! In addition to wide open spaces, freedom, hamburgers, and Budweiser, America...

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Swing Life Away

Blogging this week in my absence is my beautiful, creative and whitty daughter Ashely … I hope you find the apple didn’t fall far from the tree!  Enjoy the post, and I’ll be back next week when I return from my annual missions trip! The front porch is my sanctuary. It’s where I catch my breath, catch up with...

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Dressing like you give a damn

This Friday, as Gone with the Wind’s 75th anniversary blows in,it’s very clear that everyone still“gives a damn”about this infamous publication! It got me to thinking…If Scarlet could improvise an amazing dress with draperies … Wouldn’t some of the fabrics that we use to design window treatmentscreate wonderful dresses?  Kravet, Runway Diva in Platinum. Duralee, Round Hill Traditional in...

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Fried Chicken… and do a little dance!

Earlier this week I shared my Kentucky Missions Trip with you…  today, for fun, my Fried Chicken… Just keep in mind, you need to start this the day before  You’ll need… 6 cups buttermilk* 1/4 cup Kosher salt  4 teaspoons of Kosher salt  2 threeish pound chickens cut for frying  3 1/4 cups flour  1 tablespoon of ground black...

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Reconnecting ….

The countdown has begun …  I leave Saturday morning for my Annual Kentucky Missions Trip! This trip to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky reconnects me with  what is truly important in life.  Note… Joe hanging from the rafters here…. who’s the kid?! Joe and I have dedicated our last week of June to this trip for almost a decade...

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Fabulous Fans for this Summer Heat!

Regardless of the bold temperature, and large sun which seems to be the hero of today’s current forecast, my eye immediately goes to how hot it feels like. THE HUMIDITY. It’s sticky, frizzy hair calls for a pony tailthere’s a constant desire to stand in front of a fabulous fan to cool off.  and it’s not even really SUMMER YET!...

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Stars and Stripes

It’s Flag Day, It’s Father’s Day Weekend, …and  today is Friday, (the day I traditionally I try to post something for the guys…) So let’s explore some plays on the patriotic theme! Enjoy!! French HeritageFontenay Betty Ross Chest  Eastern Accents Stars and Stripes pillow Andrew MartinRebel Sofa Stars & Stripes Stars & Stripes TrunkHalo Styles  Father of our Country!Jonathan Alder ...

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The All American Dad…..

He sat through agonizingly long T-ball games,He was the hero when the monster hid in the hall closet,He endured truly grueling dance recitals,He was the rock during first trip to the ER,He smiled widely and choked down some dreadful meals,He just always knew how to fix it,He wore a sunhat and drank tea while his knees hit his chin...

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Celebrating Ashley with Mojitos

Monday, I was pulling up white tights and buckling patent leather Mary Janes. Yesterday, I was toasting her 21st Birthday.  Here’s to Ashley ….  Smart Beautiful Funny  and still my Baby Girl  …..After all I’m certain Monday night I was tucking her and her ‘bitty baby’ into bed…. Celebrate her this weekend if you choose with one of my...

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Vintage Summer Fun!

It was a beautiful weekend. Summer has finally arrived… No spring, just summer!   90 degrees hot and hummid, wowza!  Sunday morning, before the temperatures rose and the humity moved in, I indulged myself with an hour on the front porch swing, a large cup of coffee, my iPad, and Pinterest. As the heat was moved in, my eyes wandered...

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