The Gift of Hermes

Life is short. Wear the Hermes scarf. Put on the lipstick. Give good profile. This scarf was a gift from a very special person: my husband’s former work-wife, Lynn. She’s been around the world and seen a lot. When she was in Paris, she purchased this...

Sexy & Sassy at Seventy: Lil

I have a soul-sister. . . one related not by genetics, but by a collection of experiences and a fondness for badassery. On June 2nd, Lil will hit a milestone in her life, her 70th birthday, and I want to publicly wish her a Happy Birthday. Lil and I have been friends...

An Ode to Ella Ora

She Who Prays, Golden Girl I was not expecting what I received, She Who Prays, prayed over me. Turned me to Gold. With potions and notions, of strength and self-healing. Soft, posh surroundings Beautifully dimmed lights. Delicate touch, I...

My Country’s Showing.

Good morning!  For the longest time, I’ve wondered what would pull me out of my blogging drought, and here it is:  Sausage gravy & biscuits. My daughter asked me to make these for breakfast this morning.  She rarely eats before school, and especially lately,...

Looking back before forging ahead

2017 was kinda weird for my family.  It was the first time that our oldest, Jordan, hadn’t been home in over a year.  Instead of his coming home, each of us made a trip to Colorado to visit him.  Christmas came, and we got him for a week.  It’s a strange...

Life is a Party: Mrs. Whaley’s Garden

One of the highlights of my summer was a shared job that kick-started my own home-front creativity at a time when I needed it most.  My dear friend Kelly Campbell, of Charleston Makeup, asked me to collaborate with her for makeup and hair on a series of videos...

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