Happy Thanksgiving!

Yay for everyone’s favorite Fall themed Faux-Christmas! My feelings about all holidays not Halloween aside, Thanksgiving is a nice (albeit brief) reminder for us to appreciate what we already have, eat ENORMOUS piles of delicious food, and spend time with people we love! That being said, here are some hysterical vintage photos that will definitely…

Let’s All Appreciate Quilting!

Several weeks ago (right before the madness of Halloween), I attended Houston’s International Quilt Festival. It is an event I have been familiar with my whole life, partially because of my mother (she owns a “quilt cabinet”), and partially because we are just a nice, Southern family and so we have about a million quilts,…

The “Camelot” Style

As you may have heard (since I’m pretty sure we haven’t stopped talking about it since it happened), today is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. It was/is a national tragedy that has shaped the perspectives of all subsequent generations of Americans, and determined the somewhat jaded political path our nation has since taken….

Throwback Thursday – Graceland!

A rowdy hoozah for the latter half of the week! In honor of this, a Thursday, and the fact that I’m actually wearing the dress in question right now, a #TBT tribute to that awesome time I went to visit Graceland with two other amazing ladies! I have this minor obsession with Elvis Presley. So…

Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure! First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy…

Style Icon – Madeline Kahn!

Not only a singularly gorgeous lady, but an incredibly talented, funny, amazing woman! She brought a unique, seductive quality to some of my absolute favorite films: Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Clue! Her comedic timing is impeccable, her grace and poise in the midst of ridiculousness is unbeatable, and her hair ALWAYS looks completely gorgeous….

Incredible Conservation Project! – 19th Century Beetle Wing Dress

Just a short share this morning regarding an amazing project undertaken by The British National Trust (Two years ago; I’m late on this, but it’s just so cool!) to restore a gorgeous green gown worn by Ellen Terry while playing Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre in 1888! According to this article, the gown cost £50,000 to restore…

More Random Fun Because It’s Wednesday!

First up: Happy 58th birthday to the fabulous Whoopi Goldberg! This lady is hilarious, talented, multi-faceted, and possesses an incredibly personalized sense of style! In movies, she can be transformed into a frightened, shy abuse victim OR a hot Reno lounge singer! Her costumes are fantastic, but her own every-day style is also wonderfully unique!…

Fall Centerpiece Follow Up!

As promised, I have pictures of the centerpiece I created last night for said United Way Craft Day auction! It turned out to be quite the masterpiece! I have never made a similar Fall centerpiece (or any centerpiece, for that matter), so I am quite proud of my first attempt! Especially considering all the elements…

Happy Veterans Day! – Let’s Talk Fall Centerpieces

First off, a resounding thank you to all the service men and women out there who have (for decades) dedicated their time and lives to the protection of our nation! Both of my grandfathers are WWII Navy veterans. My maternal grandfather just turned 91 years old this month! Veterans Day is a wonderful beginning to…

Friendship and Happy Places

As a (very) newly single lady, I have been reflecting on the importance of having a safe, comforting space, and, perhaps most importantly, a group of friends (and of course family) who are supportive and engaging. If not for the knowledge that I am fortunate enough to have so many loving connections in my life,…

Random Fun Wednesday!

Since I’m merely a human being, and (thankfully) not a Superlady who is obligated to do all the things at all the times, I’m offering a muddled collection of random things I am thinking about/interested in today for your viewing pleasure. First off, Houston has re-elected our gay, liberal Mayor (yay!), but also voted down…