you can help women get out of prostitution in bangkok…

and learn about gardening.  confused yet? every year, my green-thumbed, amazing mother, opens up her garden to guests and raises money for her friend, bonita, in bangkok, who helps rescue women from the sex trade.  yes, i agree…her heart is beautiful.   you are cordially invited…and bring a friend… my mom and her precious friend last year…my mom is cordially inviting you…(she is in the long skirt) you can attend and/or support one of two... Read More

hatch show print…

if you haven’t been here yet…go.  if you live in nashville and haven’t been here yet…well, you are either in solitary confinement or live under a rock.  hatch show print is on broadway in downtown nashville.  it is near all the old and new honky tonks.  it is a bona fide print shop.  and, they do it all by hand.  still.  it’s good to know a place where time doesn’t touch it’s craft.  here is the history from them… It started,... Read More

when i get where i am going…

my prayer is that this is what it sounds like… this song stirs in my soul often.  whenever i see beauty in nature, like the first time i stood and attempted to take in the grand canyon, i sing this great old hymn to myself… oh, lord my god, when i in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made….i see the stars, i hear the rollingg thunder…thy power throughout the universe displayed.  then sings my soul, my savior god to thee…how... Read More

get off work early…

and go to COOPERS ON PORTER!!!!!! they have happy hour from 4 to 6.  it is supposed to be sunny and 82 tomorrow (friday).  they have a LOVELY deck for you to lounge on.  during happy hour, they have $3 draft beers, $4 wine and $5 appetizers.  the house white is lovely... the zucchini crisps are delicious!!!! a great change from fried pickles...more complex and tasty in my opinion... the hand cut fries...YUM...make sure you get them loaded with bleu cheese, bacon, and chives... carb... Read More

what i chose over 4 hours yesterday…

let me set the scene for you… this happened yesterday morning on i-24. it was carrying 8,000 pounds of ethanol. now, you may be wondering what that has to do with the title of this little post? well, here goes… i got in my car at 5:30 p.m. to drive home.  the above pictured tanker had turned over at about 11 a.m.  i thought it would be smooth sailing home.  WRONG. it took me 4 hours to drive home.  my commute is 45 to 50 minutes normally.  pleae allow me to set... Read More

if you love coffee…

then you should make yourself a coffee sack headboard.  🙂 i have a very bright bedroom due to the fabrics that i chose.  and, i have some lovely old wood furniture (thanks to my parents).  so, i wanted a headboard that made the room a little funkier and added in a natural component and another texture.  so, i told my mom i wanted a coffee sack headboard.  she said she had just found a bunch of old coffee sacks in my grandfather’s storage room and that she had an... Read More

make your sunday plans now…

and go to holland house on west eastland for BRUNCH!!!!!!!  (if you don’t live in nashville, this gives you time to make travel arrangements). i did not take my camera with me...this is just a picture from their facebook page of two of their drinks. thought this might help you keep reading... we went to the holland house this past sunday and brunch was PERFECT.  here is what they advertised on their facebook page… 2 Willow Farms eggs to order with bacon, pommes frites,... Read More

so, here’s the deal….

it has been a CRAZY couple of  days.  this is how i felt this morning… sadly, they do not make these at my neighborhood coffee shop here are the reasons i felt that way: i had therapy this morning before work.  it sucked.  it was hard.  i realize it is good for me and i can’t ask people to come to me for help if i am not going to someone else for help.  however, this morning blew.  ugh.  i mean really, can’t my control issues just take a vacation sometimes?! i... Read More

that thing in the back of the apple picture….

if you have not figured it out already, it is a compost bin made out of old shipping pallets.  recycle!!!!!!!!!!  (i feel so earth friendly lately.) to be honest, it wasn’t hard.  i found a friend who had leftover pallets at his work.  he brought them to my house.  i printed this off of the internet: http://www.thegreenestdollar.com/2010/04/how-to-build-a-pallet-compost-bin/ then, i had a sweet friend come over and help me.  we used the L BRACKETS, which were super... Read More

how to grow apples in your backyard…part two…

yesterday, i let you in on my little secret.  i am growing apples in my backyard.  today, i am going to tell you we planted them.  only, don’t do what i did!  do what david at century farm orchards does.  🙂  his website has two videos for how to plant apple trees.  one is 6 minutes long (http://www.centuryfarmorchards.com/planting/planting2.html)  and one is 40 minutes long (http://www.centuryfarmorchards.com/planting/planting1.html).  he also has a planting... Read More

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