I just received word that one of my deceased husband's
college & lifetime friends has passed away.
the man was beloved by everyone, and
one of the most sterling people I've ever known.
He had a wonderful life, filled with love and success,
friends everywhere and a wife devoted to his care in recent years.
this is hard.
when we wake up and realize our own mortality it is time to be nice to everyone we know, all of our friends and family, and to forgive them for any infraction, no matter how horrid, as
the Lord would want us to do.
I'm very very sad today.
ALSO WE ARE CURATING A CHRISTMAS BOX RIGHT NOW. IT WILL BE ABOUT $50 maybe including 2 holiday pillow covers holiday room spray petite 2 holiday tea towels 100% Silk Sleeping Mask please let me know what you think? like? & why dislike? & why can't do this without you !!!
the IT GIRL of the moment, GiGi Hadid, is wearing the most wonderful outfit. anyway I think it's the most wonderful outfit & I would wear it exactly as it's shown. seriously ! & don't you love that we have lace & patterned hosiery again? CHANEL, of course ....
JUST ADDED A 'PASHMINA SHAWL' PAGE SO IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS SHAWL OR 5 OTHER STYLES/COLORS @ $75.00, PLEASE CLICK ON THAT PAGE ABOVE. had a lot of interest from my readers, so now they are all there.
Kristy Woodson Harvey's
"SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE"
given to us by Kristy herself !!!
isn't this just completely awesome of Kristy?
it's the way of us bloggers, each one of us tries to help our
Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover
covers will vary, dependent upon availability
11" x 15" suitable for framing
retail value about $40+
& some major girl stuff: Mario Badescu Cult Favorite & something I, personally, LOVE. it's on my dressing table, in my carry-on, I use it every single day to spray my face once all my makeup is applied. Rose Spray for the Face simply awesome travel size, 2 oz retail value $5.00
Sephora Pot of Night-time Facial Gel enough for about 1 week of use retail value $4.00 there are many variations but I chose "ORCHIDEE" as it had 100% good reviews by users. the gel becomes watery creamy on your skin
well, you see, I was just speaking about the timelessness of Lauren Hutton and a few of us who fancy we may be like her... so seems only natural to fall in love with the old jars. I absolutely LOVE things like this! & I'm not a bit practical about it. I don't want it if it's new and doesn't look old, maybe new made to look old would be OK, but none of the plastic ones for me because I WOULD KNOW THEY'RE PLASTIC! not at all saying anything ugly about them, they work for so many people, especially for people who have no help moving those things around. me? I've always had help because I'm helpless. I'm creative, I design everything, but never actually do the work, cause I'm always off to the next thing I wanna finish. my powers of visualizing are 100% correct, so once I can intrepret what I want to someone, they can actually make it happen. like those jars. there is no way I could move one of those, I have no husband, my son has no time, so H.E.L.P. is what I need. right now, in Wimberley, we're laying out a design for a patio, which is now nothing but dirt. it connects to an old flagstone stairway walkway which has been there for years, and I think it's lovely, so my thinking is to go with something which will tie all this together. this area opens from the side door off the breakfast room which has big bay windows, and my daughter has already begun planting flowers in an area which had just gone to seed over years of neglect from the previous owner. as all of us know, first we fix what's functionally/physically wrong with the house, and there was A WHOLE LOT WRONG WITH THIS HOUSE, but it's has a great piece of property with a little running creek behind it, a huge piece of property and is big is square footage, so all this effort is worth putting in. anyway, here are some pics of the existing flagstone and the walkway stairs going down to the flat grassy area. there are flower beds on each side of the walkway, so one day it'll be beautiful ! gets my green thumb a good workout too. so from the side door on the right, along the fence line, in front of the canoe, where new VERY IMPORTAINT DRAINAGE SYSTEMS were just installed, is the area where new surfacing is needed.
my daughter thinks all the old crumbling flagstone from the back door to the 1st step needs to be removed and replaced. ????????
we're discussing stamped concrete, recommended by her contractor, covering everywhere there's dirt and the little part of the pathway, not the stairs. ????????
grassy area at bottom of stairway, in front of the creek. WHAT WOULD YOU DO ????
it's Friday, I'm driving up to the hills to visit my daughter & her little family, just me & Bono, the rock-star Maltese, who is my ever-faithful companion all the time. he was SO mad at me for going to Santa Fe without him !!!
I’m sitting on the wrap-around porch of a pretty farm house sipping on a glass of spiked milk punch and eating honey-tinged biscuits. The sun is shining through a canopy of live oaks, jazz and small talk drift through the air, and peacocks are wandering the lawn.
It’s delightfully easy to forget where I am, and, for that fact, when I am.
That’s just the effect that Mattie’s at Green Pastures has. The idyllic restaurant has been plucked from another world — one with Southern belles and hand-painted china – and hidden away in the greenery of Austin. This home was originally built around 1890 and has just been through a year-long renovation to put it into service as a restaurant. The wonderful thing about this place is that you can just about "come as you are" for one of their plates. Totally unassuming, totally comfortable & charming, with awesome fare.
to read the entire article about this 6-month old
farmhouse restaurant only 1 mile from downtown Austin