art of the TAILGATE!

Wooo to the pig! We are only days away from the beginning of college football 2015. I’m so ready I made a collage to get you in the spirit. Art of the Tailgate. It’s an enormous thing.

the art of the tailgate

A few things to dream and scheme about while counting down to your first tailgate (feel free to imagine your favorite mascot/school colors)…

1. Decorations. No tailgate party is complete without fan decor. In the South, tailgates are known to include chandeliers, big screen televisions and air conditioning. For an over the top look, check out this chandelier from Fiore Fresco. I think a similar look could be replicated with a flea market find and a can of red spray paint, don’t you? In fact, there’s an old one in our basement I may have to experiment on…

Red chandelier for tailgating?

And how about napkins and plates and all-the-rage bunting? Continue Reading

Dear August,

Dear August,

Dear August,

You were in my dream last night. We were hiking along the shore together at sunrise. Above the treeline, the sky flushed pink like champagne.

August, you’re here already? I asked. That was quick!

You answered only in the humid breeze.Continue Reading

Go Set a Watchman ~ a literary time capsule

My thoughts on Go Set a Watchman

I read Go Set a Watchman immediately after buying the book. Since then, I’ve spent some time thinking about this book I’d anticipated as much or more than the Harry Potter books (and that’s saying something). My friends and I even went to a release party at Nightbird Books. Fun!

Go Set a Watchman release party at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, Ar

After reading it, I’ve let the story percolate in my mind. And I’ve avoided reviews to keep from being swayed. My opinion is mixed. The things I like about the book, I really, really, like. The things I dislike still make me cringe two weeks later.Continue Reading