Wednesday, December 31, 2008

After going from talking about necessities to now "luxuries" my favorite casual and funky clothes come from Junk Gypsy or Gypsyville:) The stuff is so unique and fun. The sayings, pictures, setup are just pleasing and interesting to the eye. I have a handful of shirts, a hat, some jewelry, and soon to be more:) The people are so friendly and inviting. They have a huge junk show in Texas and get to travel the states finding unique junk. 

Frontier House PBS program

Frontier House was a program I watched years ago while in college. It was interesting to see how the families of modern day were placed on the frontier and had to survive by learning the old fashioned trades of milking cows, churning butter, cooking on an open fire, raising animals, eating different animals and food, having low sanitation, the same clothes, no electricity or luxuries, etc. It made me really think and I am still not sure I'd be happy or surviving doing that. It is almost like the amish friends that we have. When we went to visit we went to the garden to pick the veggies and they were OH so fresh! We cooked forever and ate slowly enjoying the conversation. They were very thin and frail looking but deceivingly strong. The laundry was hung out to dry and the necessities were what they had. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

James Thurber

One of my FAVORITE authors is James Thurber. He has an interesting humor to his writings and they are stories you can keep reading over and over! Some stories are amusing and I can think of several like the sympathizer. If you ever come across a Thurber book get it.

Sun warmth and coco+kelley

Isn't this relaxing?! I love the colors and can just imagine laying around with a nice tan and enjoying the sun.  Coco+Kelley had this photo posted. I am stalking Coco+Kelley lately and look forward to seeing what is posted next. It is always chic and up-and-coming. I love the array of taste and style that her blog brings to the blogging world. I for one LOVE it! :) Check it out and enjoy! xox

Gilmorisms, I love gilmore girls and wish there were new episodes...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

church luncheon for a soldier

Just got back from a luncheon at the church I play for in Darlington. We had the luncheon to honor the one member that is going over to serve (fight) in Iraq. He will be in the lines...That is hard to think about. I know the guy from high school and we were friends back then. He knows his stuff and has good spirits, but that must be something.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The top of the list present

That's the purse I got from Louis Vuitton:) Mum got it for me and I love it! I was in awe that she wanted to do that for me and knows how much I enjoy the purses from LV.

Ralph Lauren Rugby Sale

I know I just rambled about the goodies that I got, then I get emails about sales going on. Something that strikes my eye is the ralph lauren rugby collection. I have yet to buy anything from it but I admire it just the same.

oh me oh my oh christmas!

I must say I had an AMAZING christmas! I am so touched by how many people thought of me and got to spend time with those that I love. I am sitting on the couch after cleaning up until 30 min ago and looking at the lit tree while I sit here with no other lights on. I am super content and couldn't ask for anything more! I spent christmas eve getting ready and then with my bosses and friends eating prime rib and yorkshire pudding. I had to play the piano at the church in Darlington at 7pm then at 8pm run to my church that I was born and raised in and attend the service. It meant alot to my mammy that I went there. Then back to the bosses to exchange presents and then off to some friends' house to celebrate some more. I got to also have some divine wine that is I guess over 200 bucks. It was delicious. When I got home it was 12:30 AM and I went off to sleep right away. My mum woke me up at 8AM to celebrate and we began to open presents with some help of coffee. I had received some gifts from the children at Holy Trinity already and the teachers, but got more with family and friends. Mum had wanted to get me a real new Louis Vuitton purse. So back in November I went to the ross park mall to Louis Vuitton and picked out a Speedy 25. That was the top of the list of gifts, but I got Alvin Ailey dance troupe dvd, book, collectors doll, vera bradley limited edition clutch, fashion book, leather tote, massage gc, a skirt with shamrocks, black dress pants, black shiny blazer top, byers choice dolls 3,bath and body works lambie collection blanket, sachets, eye cover, coco set, designer candle, handmade quilt, painting, things from aruba, steelers things, $, and still much more! Just wanted to share that and hope you all had an amazing christmas as well. I'll try to post some pics of the goodies.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

check this out

Fun site that allows people to share neat things and post what they want. A mishmash of stuff! :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Free rent in a house/inn thought

I just love the thought of running an inn like the Dragonfly Inn from Gilmore Girls. I think it'd be so fun to meet people and give them a great place to stay. I read of a place that was a house and was rented out free if that makes any sense or for very little. It was mainly to give people a place to stay and they would add something to it. It was neat the article said how people would leave things for the next stayers to use and see. It could be furniture, house repair, artwork, homemade things or whatever and people actually took care it and were courteous. I think that'd be so great for this town. It was in an organic style magazine which is no longer in print. I kept all that I received. I'll have to go dig it out and think and plan:)

Gilmore Girls-a-thon

I have been on a Gilmore Girls-a-thon for some reason. I just have felt like chillin indoors and watching the whole collection. Granted I'm only into season 2, but I have all the seasons and love to revisit Stars Hollow. It truly reminds me of my town. From the gazebo in the middle of town, to the shops, to the restaurant diner, to the different characters the town has. Small town living is pretty much for me. I think it'd be great to move somewhere else, but I know in my heart that I'd long to come back. I do suggest checking out the gilmore girls.