viva sophia!!!!

this week has been C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! i mean, really crazy. but, i was able to grab dinner with a friend this week and had some OH SO YUMMY sushi and ZUMI SUSHI in hillsboro village. zumi is located near the belcourt theatre, which you NEED to go to if you haven’t done so already.  OH, AND…they are on SCOUT MOB (the iPhone app) currently and i was able to treat my friend to dinner because the total was only $17.  yeah, i totally love my iPhone. i even capitalize for... Read More

she really loves cats…

i am selling my car.  yes, those are related.  because i am selling my car and trying to get my head around my new job, i haven’t had any time to post.  i moved to 3 times a week and now i am having a difficult time keeping up with that.  i PROMISE i will get back to normal soon…well, at least by the end of AUGUST.  please stick with me.  i love this blog and am so thankful for y’all who read it.  so, don’t give up on me. in order to keep you here,... Read More

speaking and hearing…

sometimes what we say is NOT what the other person hears.  they say one thing, i hear something different. i say one thing, they hear something different.  how we HEAR is largely about the filter through which we listen.  this filter is made up of our experiences, our family backgrounds, our wounds, our strengths, our joy and our pain.  the difficulty is that the filter sometimes tells us things that the other person didn’t say.  not always.  sometimes the filter is... Read More

i love WAGS & WHISKERS…

in nashville, we have a WONDERFUL woman named Amanda who, in 2008, opened a holistic food shop for our four-legged friends and named it WAGS & WHISKERS.  she LOVES animals and is just a kind and gracious individual.  i found out about her because bella has food allergies and she and her staff know A LOT about food and what will help your four-legged to feel good and be happy.  this is the front of the store… it is even CUTER on the inside!!! IT GETS BETTER…this... Read More

why i love cowboy boots…

it’s not because they go with everything….they do though. it’s not because they help you ride a horse better…they do though. it’s not because they get lots of attention….they do though. it IS because my daddy wears them.  mine and dad's boots...mine are a little more flashy than his 😉 my dad was born and raised in west texas.  the son of God-loving, hard working, salt of the earth parents.  he had his first job before he was 10 years... Read More

dog days in nashville…

the dog days of summer have arrived in nashville.  in honor of that,  i want to tell y’all about some sweet friends of mine.  this adorable couple lives near me in nashville and are the kind of friends who help you when you need, spend time with you and even laugh with you when you talk too much (yes, that would be me).  they love others, LOVE each other and, most importantly for this post, they love DOGS!  they have two forever four legged friends, daisy and colt. ... Read More

braiding eggs…

my sweet friends who own SWEET 16th BAKERY make amazing treats.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.   and, one of those amazing items is CHALLAH.  this is the most amazing bread EVER....(no, i did not take this picture...) i do NOT know how to make challah.  sure don’t.  what i DO know how to do is eat challah.  it is the comfort bread that speaks to my soul.  i literally just pull chunks of it off.  i took it on the plane to belize and shared it with hungry travelers around me as... Read More

i can’t afford lancome…

i wish i could.  my mom would give us her free gifts from her purchases and i got hooked on their eyeliner.  it is so smooth, easy to sharpen and goes on without clumps or spots.  i would use those free black and brown eyeliners until i couldn’t hold them anymore due to their diminished size.  THEN…i found something just as good….and IN MY BUDGET!!!!! i get the soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil.  in 5 COLORS!!! this is the jungle green...  i get the sable... Read More

from the back to the front…plus two magnolias…

on monday, i revealed the beautiful space that is my backyard.  i mean, it is so beautiful!!!!  let me tell you, though…that garden takes a lot of work.  i was EXHAUSTED by monday after all the work i did out there this past weekend.  to be honest, i still love it though 🙂 i also told y’all i was going to show you what she did out front…but before you see the after, you have to see the before… this is what the front of the house looked like when... Read More

the fairy playland that used to be my backyard…

i hope you all enjoyed friday’s post and all the fruits and veggies that are growing!  now, on to the beauty of the backyard. as you saw last week, my mom leaves beauty.  she can’t help it.  and, that is exactly what happened when she came to visit me.  she took my vision for my backyard and made it more beautiful than i ever could have imagined.   see for yourself… what the backyard used to look like… from the other direction... between the... Read More

Let’s chat

This blog has changed quite a bit since I began. Please feel free to contact me with questions or thoughts.

Contact me