CORDUROY VS. MY THIGHS. THE ART OF AVOIDING SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

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As many of you know by now, I am a frequent shopper at the Goodwill, Thrift Store, etc. all. I have points cards and rewards cards and punch cards and…..good gravy, when did we start needing all of these cards? I’m starting to look like a janitor with all this crap on my key chain. No offense to the janitors out there.

Obviously I shop to find fabulous vintageness to incorporate in to my jewelry, but I also buy domestics, furniture, a few far too many  books and clothing.

I have…

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KARMA IS A FEMALE DOG NAMED IRONY

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This post has been a long time in the making, but I finally found the notebook….you know, that notebook that has been eluding me for months? It magically appeared, and as I take that as a gift from the universe, it is finally this story’s time.

Weeks after I started my blog, I was the victim of cyber harassment. Someone attempted to post some incredibly personal and slanderous messages to my blog. Fortunately there is a filter and the comments never went live, but still I had to read them. The…

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THE MIGHTY SHOP VAC. SO MANY USES….SO LITTLE TIME

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Yes, it’s a heavy duty vacuum, but that’s not all….oh no, dear readers. Not in the least.

The Flowbee obviously comes to mind. It sucks, as it cuts. Thank you, Wayne. Thank you, Garth.

Allow me to offer up a couple more uses for this miracle machine.

My family notoriously plays the lottery, they always have. As Jeff Foxworthy so famously says, regular folks have 401k’s, Rednecks have Nascar Collector Plates and the lottery. That’s our investment strategy.

What does this have to do with a Shop Vac? Plenty, friends. Plenty.

When I was a…

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KNOWLEDGE SPEAKS, BUT WISDOM LISTENS

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KNOWLEDGE SPEAKS, BUT WISDOM LISTENS ~Jimi Hendrix

Ani Di Franco extolled the virtues of having more flavors than Baskin Robbins, and Meredith Brooks made “Bitch” the theme song of every lady trying to do her thang in the late 90’s, much to the chagrin of those unable to move beyond the title of the song itself and really listen to the lyrics. Man, people do get hung up on words, don’t they?

What these two fine ladies were trying to say was “I am more than what you see,”…

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GLUTTON WITHOUT THE GLUTEN or THE ART OF ADAPTATION

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My people love their gluten. Biscuits, gravy, cakes, pies, deep fried everything. Have you ever been to the county or state fair? I have three words for you. Deep. Fried. ________(fill in the blank).  Popular choices include Twinkies, Oreos, Macaroni & Cheese or Pickles. Yes indeedy, country folks like to use gluten in pretty much everything they eat. Show me an Appalachian woman without her Granny’s biscuit or fried chicken recipe and I’ll promptly reply, “you ain’t no hillbilly, lady.”

This would all be well and good, except for one small…

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JUSTICE STINKS

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No, not justice for the people or any of that. This is not a human rights or political post. I’m talking about Justice for Girls. If you have a daughter between the ages of 6 and 14, you know all too well what I’m referring to. Groan…..receiving that in the mail makes my stomach churn almost as much as the day the American Girl catalog shows up. $100 for a doll?! Are you flipping kidding me? At any rate, back to Justice….

About a month ago we received the latest catalog,…

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Costumes…They’re Not Just For Halloween Anymore

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I wear a lot of jewelry – and the bigger the better. Flavor Flav’s got nothing on me.

My oncoming approach could never be described as stealthy….it’s probably more akin to that of a heavily belled cat. In other words, subtle is probably not a word that would be used to describe me…..choice in jewelry or otherwise.

Coco Chanel is quoted as saying “once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” Ha! Coco Chanel obviously knew  fashion, that is probably…

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Pigs Can Fly….or Reclaiming Your Creative Self

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“That will happen when pigs fly!”

At some point in your life you have probably heard this phrase. Unless of course, you are an 8 year old, at which point the phrase will need to be explained at great length….trust me on this one.

With this phrase, someone is telling you that something is never going to happen. Ever.

But have you ever looked at it from the pig’s perspective? What if that pig WANTS to fly? Dreams of it even?

Pretend for a moment that you are a daydreaming porcine named Icarus. Your…

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Quick Announcement!

I am incredibly happy to announce that my jewelry is now available at both Gerri’s Closet in Green and Home Sweet Home in Middlebranch…please like them on Facebook or stop in and say hello!  I am blessed to have done business with both of these stores for several years now…..they are all wonderful people and have been very encouraging and supportive of my creative endeavors.

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Custom orders are available…start thinking Christmas 🙂

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Also I’ve added a subscribe button to the bottom of the…

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