"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Monday, October 31, 2011


The night is dark
and the goblins are out,
and the witches and black cats
are prowling about.

And costumed creatures
the strangest I've seen,
are knocking on doors
'cause tonight's Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

image from here
* One of these clever street sign pillows. Wouldn't they make a great housewarming gift?

* A cupcake. Right here. Right this second.

* This cute table lamp. I love the circles!

* I saw these booties a few weeks ago, and I can't quit thinking about them...

* That I didn't loooooove Halloween candy. The grocery store is killing me!

What's your wish?

Monday, October 24, 2011

on my recent playlist

“New Slang” – The Shins
“It Girl” – Jason Derulo
“Can’t Force a Dance Party” – Dent May
“Countdown” – Beyonce
“Houdini” – Foster the People
“It Don’t Come Easy” – Ringo Starr
“Love You Like a Love Song” – Selena Gomez
“Ghosts” – The Head & the Heart
“Caroline” – Old Crow Medicine Show
“Skyscraper” – Demi Levato
“Falling” – The Civil Wars
“Loaded” – The Wood Brothers
“Oh My God” - Kassidy

What's your favorite song du jour?

Friday, October 21, 2011

gallery walls

Home d├ęcor is always a work in progress, isn’t it?

I’ll think something in my home looks really great for a few months or more, and then one day, I decide I’m totally over it and need a new look. Well, I’m there.

If you’ve seen my house before, you probably remember an obnoxiously huge bare wall. I had a couple of large pieces of art there, and I kind of hate them now. What else can you do with an enormous wall? A gallery wall, of course!

My Pinterest followers may have noticed I have an entire board dedicated to gallery walls, simply because each is totally different than the next (which is what I LOVE about them). There are perfectly matching ones, some have completely straight lines, and lots use the same frames and mats. Y’all know I could never get anything to match OR be completely straight, so I’m drawn to the more fancy-free walls.

Here are some of my favorites I’ve found…
I just love this room as a whole.
So many gallery walls I've seen are on light-colored walls. This is more workable for me.
I love how this one isn't just paintings or prints. That bust is cool!

Jenny's (aka LGN) gallery wall in her own home. Look at all the different textures and sizes and colors! She can do no wrong.
Another green wall.
I love how low these are hung. I have a chair rail, so I'm not sure if I could make this work.
I’ve already started collecting little pieces here and there, but I want to do it NOW! Do you love a gallery wall? If so, what kind? If not, why not?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

image from here
* The new Southern Living Style book. Who doesn't love Southern Living?

* That I could have a list of all the songs on Pandora I've given a thumbs up. iTunes is missing out.

* This cute ring with the little fox on it. I love his perky ears!

* That Mindy Kaling and I were friends in real life instead of in my head. Her blog is a riot. Seriously.

* To give (or receive!) one of these adorable letterpress boomboxes. Put a cute prize inside, and DONE.

What's your wish?

Monday, October 17, 2011

fill in the blank

1. The most selfless thing I've ever done was… I really can’t think of anything at the moment. I do a lot more selfish things than selfless, I think.

2. When it comes to working out, I am really miserable. I don’t do it often enough, but when I do, I am constantly wondering why anyone would do this to themselves on purpose.

3. A woman should always write timely thank-you notes, feel pretty, know how to shake hands, have clean fingernails and appropriately groomed eyebrows, be tough when necessary and ladylike always.

4. I wish I could be more musical. I would love to be able to sing and play guitar at dark pubs.

5. A best friend is someone who is honest with you if you’ve gained weight but reminds you that you’re cute anyway.

6. I can't get enough of re-decorating my home in my brain, Storage Wars, Modern Family and red seedless grapes.

7. This weekend I am going to a lakeside wedding. Whatever shall I wear?!

Your turn...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

image from here
* That my favorite foodie treats weren't the worst things for me! It should be completely acceptable to eat an entire baguette as a snack. Right, MK?

* This darling romper from my favorite local boutique in Ridgeland, Libby Story. I cannot quit looking at it!

* That I liked pumpkin. It's everywhere this time of year, and I feel left out.

* Cold enough weather to get to wear scarves like this one.

* Some of these pretzel tots. I don't love a regular crunchy pretzel, but I think I could get behind these.

What's your wish?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

quiet time

wish I were here...wherever it is...
I may have told you this before, but I think I require more alone time than most people. I think it's because deep down, I'm really an introvert (those of you that know me best are not surprised).

Every once in a while, (ok, more often than that) I need a day just to myself with no human interaction. It's not that I'm sad or down or depressed. Just the opposite, actually: sometimes it takes me a few hours of quiet to totally recharge my social-interaction batteries. I honestly think it's the only time my brain is truly at rest. And don't ask me to complete a task just because I happen to be at home; I may get fussy.

Today is one of these special days. I've been with a media group since Sunday, and although I'm having a great time and getting to see some really good friends, while they're on a canoe in the Mississippi River, I've so been looking forward to spending just a few hours doing all the quiet things that I like to do - blogging, reading and watching TV to name a few (Food Network is on right now). I've even already taken a walk, and I may take another one later. Then again, I may not.

Friends, do you ever feel this way? Are you an introvert like me? What do you do on your own "me days?"

Friday, October 7, 2011

i can't quit listening...

... to The Civil Wars!

I saw a tweet from Kendy months ago about their new album, and I finally downloaded it last night. Joy's voice is so unique and beautiful, and I think John Paul (he's Southern!) kinda looks like Johnny Depp (swoon).

Do you have any other musical recommendations for me?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* That I could dance like Heather Morris (Brittany) on Glee! That girl can bust a move!

* This amazing mirror. Wonder how it would look above my fireplace?

* Some wedge booties.  How awesome are these?

* This cute little pumpkin for my fall table.

* That I could work outside today.  Hooray for pleasant weather!

What's your wish?

Monday, October 3, 2011

who am i?

Now that it’s finally October, it’s high time to talk about Halloween. I’ve always kind of liked it, even though when I was a kid my mom would never let me be a witch (always wanted to). I love to ask Kell what he’s going to dress up as and make suggestions to others. I rarely don a costume myself, but it’s so much fun to think about them!

OK, time for the crazy: my costume idea for this year came to me in a dream. Seriously. Want to know what it is?

SLASH. Can you believe I’ve never thought of this before? I totally have the hair, and I can dig up a top hat and a guitar and a pretend nose ring! 

What are you going to be for Halloween? Do you love it or loathe it?
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