Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Family and friends are the center of life in the South, and kitchens the center of Southern homes, so there is no better way to celebrate Southern traditions than a book on entertaining. From the heartfelt love in Grandma's dumplings, to the stomping fun at a good hoedown, Southern entertaining is special. This book will help everyone to be as gracious, warm, and entertaining as Deborah Ford herself. She can't help but sharing--it's the Southern way!
Whether you were born in the South, are Southern at heart, or just like to eat Southern food, this book is bound to entertain you on more than one level. For fun, each day this week I thought I would do a different posting on something out of this book. I hope you enjoy!
Day 1: Southern Translations
Hootenanny: n. an old-fashioned gathering to hear and share good old Kentucky bluegrass music, a foot-stompin' good time, what happens whenever two Pearl Girls get together. (Get out of the way, boys!)
Hospitality: n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging. --Ambrose Bierce
Precious: adj. in the North, something valuable, such as a gem, in the South, a glorious gem of a girl.
Outblonded: n. the state of being outdressed, outshone, out-thought, or outlasted by another woman. If she's a bigger sensation, you've been outblonded, honey!
Streaking: n. in the Northern United States, taking off one's clothes and running around nekkid as a fool, in the Southern United States, adding blonde highlights to one's hair.
Tee-totaler: n. A Pearl Girl who leaves the house wearing her T-shirt without pearls. It better be an emergency (and even that excuse is suspect)!
Progressive: adj. pertaining to a type of left-wing political thought, n. a dinner at which each course is eaten at a separate home.
Sippin' whiskey: n. the best-quality bourbon--ladies sip it slowly.
Homebrew: n. liquor made behind the shed--ladies avoid it at all costs.
Afar: n. a place that is not near; your guest's hair when he does a drunken Polynesian fire dance.
Fishin': n. catching your supper (or losing a lot of crickets and worms) with a rod and reel, the art of getting people to give you the praise you so richly deserve.
***Pearl Girl: n. a well-mannered woman.
Posted by Hannah at 7:17 AM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
**This post is dedicated to my adventure-loving father, who has been scooting around Europe on his red Vespa.
Posted by Hannah at 1:14 PM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I recently found one that I thought was worth sharing. Decorative Instincts is a smaller store, but don't let the size fool you. Chicago based, it specializes in fashion-forward accessories for the home. There is not a single thing on Decorative Instincts that I would not love to have in my home. I cannot decide if the Imperial Trellis Wastebasket or Suzani Apron is my favorite! Head on over and check this fabulous store out!
Posted by Hannah at 9:56 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
As I have recently learned, with awards come rules. These rules are very simple. 1) Thank the person who gave you the award 2) Share 10 things about yourself 3) Pass this award on to 10 bloggers you recently discovered who are fantastic and contact them to let them know you picked them for this award.
1. Cooking is one of my favorite things--I will never turn down a good recipe.
2. When I receive new magazines in the mail I skim the whole thing at once, turning down pages of things to try and websites to check into. Later I go back and re-read.
3. I think I should have been born and grown up on the East Coast.
4. When I was little I had a pet Jersey cow named Pansy, who had the most beautiful eyes. When Pansy grew up, she had a calf named Buttercup.
5. My husband is a loser, I am a finder.
6. My skin tans quickly...it fades even faster.
7. Not I "was" a KKG, I "am" a KKG.
8. This summer I've taught more kids to blow bubbles out of a bubble container than to swim.
9. I'm not much of a sweets person, but once I start eating chocolate I crave it every day.
10. I'm sure the town in which I live is smaller than the town in which you live.
And the winners are...
Sweet Southern Prep
Pink Preppy Lilly Lover
Sweets and Treats
Monograms and Manicures
Poppies and Sunshine
How I Met Your Father
A Pinch of Lovely
Brown Eyed Belle
The Entertaining House
It's A Golden Day
And also, a HUGE thank you to Allison and Tarryn at 2Bloggeristas for the "You're Going Places, Baby" award!
The rules for this award are quite simple: 1) Describe where I think I will be in 10 years 2) Pass the fun along to 10 other bloggers
1) I can honestly say that I do not have a single clue where I will be in ten years. As of now, I'm living in my parents house (they are out of the country) with my amazing husband in the teensy town where I grew up and vowed I would never live. With Bryan's job, we will probably move within the next two years. As far as details go, they are all up in the air. A vague description would be much better. Hopefully...in ten years we will be settled into our own home, have adorable little munchkins running around, a smart and playful second dog (one of Ivy's puppies) of our own (since Sadie Ann and Sailor are technically my parent's dogs), and I will be have an established event planning career.
2) And the winners are...
South of Midwest
Southern Girl in the City
The Park Wife
The Life of Jake
Nautical and Southern
High-Heeled Foot in the Door
A Cup of Jo
On another note, I think I am going to put a freeze on my spending habits. Three months sounds like a good amount of time. (These thoughts came to me last night) But tell me please, how can I carry out that freeze when I find things like these???
*Very high on wish list that is in my dreams*
Posted by Hannah at 7:15 AM