show your support…PLEASE…

so, y’all may remember an artist whom i recommended.  her name is angel snow.  she is a talented and enchanting singer/songwriter. well, she has a new album coming out.  and, i have a confession to make.  she is one of my dearest friends.  and, so i had the pleasure of having that album with me in Israel.  and, i couldn’t stop listening to it.  there were a lot of long bus rides that were filled with her music in my ears.  it is a brilliant album. the songs... Read More

thunder and rain…

in case you didn’t already know it CHARLES MARTIN has a new novel out.  it is called THUNDER AND RAIN.  the book is fantastic.  especially if you were raised on cowboy stories and have a soft spot in your heart for texas rangers.  I DO.  this book is about how a man fights for his heart even when he’s learned how to shut it down.  like fort knox shut down.  to be honest, i can’t really do a review of it justice.  i never find the correct words to describe... Read More

design sponge and auntie mame…

i love design sponge.  i don’t have as much time to stalk it as i used to.  sad story.  will have to work on that. if you do not know what design sponge is, you are either living under a rock or not a design person.  fix that.  🙂  click here to see their lovely site. anyway…every once in a while, they do a “living in…” post.  this time they NAILED it.  they posted about my favorite movie of ALL TIME. AUNTIE MAME. i wrote a post about this... Read More

songwriters…

the last two posts have been introductions to two lovely female songwriters.  i think they are both amazing.  one seems a bit more haunting…and the other seems to transport me to a more pure time.  equally soul stirring.  the truth for me about songwriters is this… i wish i was one. when i lived in boston, i was faltering in my recovery from a horrendous breakup.  i lost 20 lbs and buried myself in school and work.  one morning, i woke up and couldn’t open... Read More

i do not recommend this book…

i was excited to read it.  i thought the title was funny and the old timey lettering brought me in.   however, now that i have read it, i am sad to say that i cannot recommend this book. "just do something" by kevin deyoung... normally, i am more susy sunshine than debbie downer in my posts.  but, today, i felt like i needed to share a little bit about why this book and i won’t spend much quality time together.  now, before we get into my opinion on this book,... Read More

“you must LIVE LIVE LIVE!!!!!”

 “life is a banquet and some poor suckers are starving to death…you must LIVE LIVE LIVE!!!!”  if you are wondering who said this, SHAME ON YOU, or your parents….whoever it was that kept you from watching one of the greatest classic movies EVER…AUTIE MAME, starring the sensational ROSALIND RUSSELL.  in the movie, rosalind is the ever changing ms. mame dennis-burnside.  she changes styles like most of us change our underclothes.  at the start... Read More

why i love the belcourt theatre and the day i fell in love with casablanca…

until last month i had NEVER seen CASABLANCE…that’s right folks.  i know…it is a travesty! humphrey bogart.  ingrid bergman.  early days of world war 2.  NEVER saw it.  until the BELCOURT THEATRE stepped in and changed my life.  the BELCOURT THEATRE is in the hillsboro village area of nashville. (click here to read my past posts about hillsboro village.)  it opened in 1925 as the hillsboro theatre.  it was a silent movie house and later made... Read More

jane austen book club…1st meeting

so, as you might remember, my friend and i started a book club to read jane austen’s novels.  we were inspired by the movie “the jane austen book club.”  if you haven’t seen it, place that in your queue on netflix and have yourself some popcorn.  now, we didn’t have black tie gowns on at our book club.  however, we did have some scrumptious appetizers and deep red wine.  which, truly, is better than any gown…more comfortable as well... Read More

jane austen thus far…

so, my friend charity and i decided that a jane austen book club would be the perfect way to start the new year. we both love the move with that title (“the jane austen book club”) and i think, honestly, we were both feeling a bit romantic. so, here we are. the middle of february and we are about to meet and discuss emma. to be honest, i haven’t finished it. it was a difficult read for me. not my favorite of austen’s novels. but, i have a couple of... Read More

“the king’s speech”

i saw this movie last weekend. i had heard about it on n.p.r., but it wasn’t released in my town at first. i was ecstatic when it was. the afternoon slot was sold out. so, i went ahead and purchased a ticket for the evening showing and spent the afternoon getting lost in antiques malls. it was lovely. we arrived 30 minutes early, to make sure we were able to get a seat. this turned out to be a very good idea on the part of my friend. that theatre filled up! there wasn’t... Read More

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