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Month: September 2012

The Odyssey, books 13-24

I’m so sad that we’re finished with The Odyssey! Don’t you feel like it changed you? Great books get under our skin and make us see the world differently. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it’s magic will live in your heart for a long time to come. I’m sorry if this video […] Read more…

31 Days to a Heart of Hospitality::What is hospitality and Why does it matter?

What is hospitality?  And is it still relevant in our modern, individualistic society?  This long lost art of welcoming others into our homes and hearts can and should be revived.  Join us in a 31 day series to rediscovering a heart of hospitality! This series on hospitality has been growing inside my heart for a […] Read more…

I’m in love with Texas

I’m in Texas with my girlfriends and on the agenda today is: visit a field full of wildflowers go antiquing with a bunch of pyrex hoarders visit a couple local wineries tease my hair, put on the boots and big belt and go to Luchenbach dance hall. yee-haw!!! As a result of all this Texas […] Read more…

Better Homes and Gardens Photo Shoot

Long story short, here’s how it happened. My friend, Gretchen, a freelance food and wine writer,   pitched the story of our house fire and rebuild to several shelter magazines after our rebuild last year.  Several months later, we found out that BHG wanted to run the story. WHATTTTTTTTT?  Y’allllll???!!!!  I have been beside myself […] Read more…

What Better Homes didn’t shoot

I’m writing a big, long, ginormous post all about the Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot at our house. Presently, I’d like to show you 3 things they didn’t shoot. Exhibit A: My favorite vignette. They didn’t shoot it.  Did I say that already? They begged, borrowed and pillaged all the items here—-including the table […] Read more…