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Art February 14 2019, 0 Comments

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Old school Ralph February 14 2019, 0 Comments

I remember riding in the backseat of 
my parents car at night & staring out the window.
I was so intrigued to see inside of other peoples homes.
Not in a creepy way, but in a more creative way.
I hoped to get a glimpse of the set up, the fabrics, the lighting.
It was the same feeling I got when I would look into those old doll
houses - you know, the ones that had electricity?
There was something magical about it.
I came across some old turquoise jewelry recently and it brought
me back to those days.  I'll call them the "Old School Ralph Days" .
Ralph, as in Ralph Lauren circa 1980.
Now looking back, there was/is something magical, fond
about those memories.
Those florals. That hunter green and plaid combo.
Horses, denim and turquoise - I mean WTF?
Why is it that this is what is embedded in my brain?
Not historical facts I learned in school.
Not biblical facts I learned in confirmation class.
But fabrics, textiles and turquoise.
Crazy right?
But I'm ok with it - actually, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Enjoy a little glimpse into these memories...

Kristin February 14 2019, 0 Comments

I got news yesterday that a truly lovely person
that I barely knew passed away.
She was too young.
Too beautiful inside and out.
I cried.  That deep cry that stings your eyes.
Though I didn't know her that well, I knew
enough that my heart broke.
She had a son. A husband. And a mother.
The later part, her mother, is what I think I cried for more.
Not for an unsympathetic reason towards the rest of her family,
but because I guess I am a mother of daughters & it hit home.
And I truly, truly can't imagine.
I met Kristin and her mom at the same time.
What I remember most was how in sync they were with eachother.
You could tell they were not only related but they
liked eachother too..
Right? I mean just because you are related doesn't mean
you will love that person.They loved eachother. 
And probably what I saw was that they really liked
eachother too.
This is the part of life - one of the parts - that I have a hard time with.
Why, why, why?
I know there must be a reason, but sometimes it seems so unfair.
Rest in peace Kristin.
You will be missed.

911 February 07 2019, 1 Comment

I stood looking up at all the faces.
I'd been in this room before but being
there with my daughters was different.
Probably because I was watching the realization of
them seeing, absorbing that evil does exist &
effects people who are just living.
Living their lives like we all are.
Working. Getting on a plane to take a trip.
Walking.  Maybe stopping for a cup of
coffee only to be "spared".
I'm referring to the 911 Tribute Museum in NYC
& specifically the room that has pictures of all the
victims from that horrific day.
One of the things that is hard about being a parent, for me, is
slowly opening the door to "the real world" for my girls.
You want to protect them, shield them from the bad & the ugly.
But the truth of the matter is, it's part of this world & part of life.
And if they are going to learn about it, see it, I'd rather them
be with us when they do, especially at this age, so we 
can talk about it.
If you are going to NY soon - go by this museum.  
It's heavy, but in my opinion necessary to see.

Love Does February 07 2019, 0 Comments

One of John's friends sent us this book
ahhhhh, so good.
And as all "self help" books go
there are so many good tidbits - I highly recommend this 
quick read!  Enjoy!

Another good one... January 31 2019, 0 Comments

So true!!

Winter White January 31 2019, 0 Comments

I used to own Penny Lane - 
which is the cutest clothing boutique that is 
still in Alamo Heights in SA run by Heidi and Holly - sisters
who I love.  They've got killer stuff - 
Check them out here:
And when I was there I got really into winter whites.
I loved nothing more than finding clothes that were warm but white or cream.
It took some time to convince customers but I feel like they came around.
Saw this image and it took me back!
So when you're sick of the blacks, the greys, the darker colors
but it's still cold out - go for the whites!  

Print January 24 2019, 0 Comments

I can't tell you how long I have seen this print
and I keep. going. back. to. it!
So I decided to snag one!
It's huge.  Will be framed in a huge acrylic frame.
And it will be at the TF in about 6 weeks!!
Inquire for deets - 

Been Using This One Recently... January 24 2019, 0 Comments

Hid this one in one of the girls notebooks this morning...
"Be who you are and say what you feel...because
those who mind don't matter and those who
matter don't mind"
Love that.

TINA!!!!!! January 17 2019, 0 Comments

Ok I've got to cuss on this one
Holy Shit!!!
Saw the musical Tina a few days ago
and learned a little bit more about this gal - can you say total bad ass?
I'm serious.
She's talented. Resilient. Smart. Persistent.
I had heard bits and pieces of her story over the years
but after seeing this musical my respect went up even more.
She's 79.
I think in this video she was 75.
She's simply the best.
AND she's dancing in high heels.

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