Sunday, January 27, 2008

If you love to read....

I have to tell ya'll about the best series of books. The Spiderwick Cronicles. I found them one day when I was browsing They are the coolest little books I've ever seen. I never thought that I would hold another series in such high regard next to my all time favorite Harry Potter. The writing and illustration is amazing. Well I just found out that the movie version is coming out Febuary 14, and I am super excited. I hope it's just as great as the books. So next time ya'll visit the bookstore, look for The Spiderwick Cronicles.
P.S. The world is actually closer than you think.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Watch out Donald Trump, here I come!!

I haven't posted in the longest time! I recently got a promotion at work, and let's just say I have been working my buns off! I 'm really excited and really nervous, but I think that just goes with the territory. Most of all, I'm going from doing my own thing, to becoming a teacher, coach, and motivator for a team of people. So bookstore here I come!!
I just got my own office. We actually have two offices right across from one another in the same building. Our main office that is new and has been redone, and our old office that looks like a version of "Welcome back Cotter". That is my office, since it's quiet and I can get alot of work done. The only thing is, it's UGLY! My secretary who is also like a third mom to me is an interior designer, and next weekend we are going to tackle the ugly office. We've planned it out already, and we are so excited, because decorating is mine and her favorite thing to do. And thank the good lord she is a professional, because I don't know the first thing about painting wood panelling and textured wallpaper. I'll post a before and after picture, so ya'll can see the results. If anyone has any words of wisdom on management and decorating/updating please feel free to share.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Magdalene

Just another one of my fascination's and obsessions. The majority are Rossetti, one is Weyden, and the last one I'm not sure. They are just beautiful to look at and study. I hope you enjoy!!

Cut and Paste

I've taken a recent interest in making collages. Seriously folks I never thought of a collage as art. I know some of you are probably shaking your head right about now. In art class when I was in school I sure loved to make them, and all through the years my favorite thing to do when feeling crafty was grab some canvas and paste away. Looking at all the beautiful blogs that I have visited and especially looking at Mrs. Dawn's ("Dawn"), artwork has given me a ton of ideas. I've made a few recently, some better than others, and I'm just experimenting to find what works for me. I sat down with a glass of red wine tonight and went to work on a new collage. I'll post a picture when I put the finishing touches on it. And for further reference for myself, I guess you can't put art in a box!!

For The Love of Books

I was just thinking, since it's cold, foggy, and raining in Savannah today, I couldn't help but think of going to the library, or the nearest bookstore. I love books. I am a self described bibliophile, which basically means someone obsessed with books! One of my dreams is to one day open my own bookstore, and travel the world to find rare books and ancient manuscripts. If I had the patience for school, I probably would have been a librarian. Nothing is better that going to a library or bookstore, sinking down into a comfy chair with a cup of tea, smelling the wonderful smell of books, and escaping into the world of the written word. Books are one of the many loves in my life, and around 9pm ever night, I disappear to bed to immerse myself in one of the many books that I'm reading at the time.

Friday, January 11, 2008

I guess I need to watch more of the dog whisperer.

I guess I need to watch the dog whisperer a little bit more. Gretta Belle, as sweet as she looks, and as sweet as she is, most of the time, has quite the ferocious side. She has taken a strong dislike to a good friend of ours who spends alot of time at our house. Of course this could be because he stomped at her the other night. She is either being protective of me, or she's scared, because every time our friend comes over, she just barks and growls, and throws a fit. The past couple of days she's been barking at Brent, and she stops when he comes over to her. She's very protective of Lola to. Our friend was petting Lola, and Gretta threw a fit. That I think is a good thing though, I'm glad that they have developed a bond. She loves David, who is Brent's brother and lives with us. She'll go right up to him, and give him puppy kisses. She likes to sit on Lola and Brinkley, and is always with one of them. I'm just not quite sure what to do about the barking/growling issue. I don't want to go home, and have this little dog growling at everyone. Does anybody have any suggestions? Should I call Ceasar?
P.S. Blogging is addictive.

I love this old picture. It's just beautiful to me.

"These are a few of my favorite things...."

These are just a few of my favorite things around my house. The old windows came out of a kitchen hutch in my old neighbors house. When he passed away and they decided to redo his apartment, I salvaged them, as something to rememeber him by. The green man is something that I have had for years. My mom found him for me when I was seventeen. Sometimes I'm convinced he watches me, he's even scared a few people that have come to the house and catch a face out of the corner of their eye. The little collage is just something that I made one night, I'm not much of an artist, but I do love to create little things. The green shutters, there actually two, is something that Brent brought home with him one day. I love cool, old beat up stuff. The old fan came from Brent's parents, I have a thing for old fans and old maps. And the old coke crate is full of old bass lures, it sits on my mantel, and that was Brent's creation, and I love it. The statue of a man, is actually a lamp, the first thing I got at my first antique auction in Griffin, GA. The old clock came out of The Plum Tree, I swear one day their going to find that I moved in there! The finial came out of a old barn next to an apartment building Brent and I were searching through the summer we first met. The buddha head is actually a book end, I saw the pair and fell in love. The apocathary jar was a Christmas present from one of Brent's brothers, I filled it with lavender, and put in the B&E(Brent and Emily), another wonderful Christmas present from one of his other brother's.
Please bare with me as the pictures are not that great, and I'm still trying to figure this blog thing out, but loving every minute of it!!

Gretta Belle

Gretta Belle snuggling up with her/my woobie I got for Christmas.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


It took me forever to figure this one out.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Exciting news!!

Exciting news!! Today one of my co-workers, who is also a dear and close friend to Brent and I, was placing an add in the newspaper. Well the women that came out to see him, must have said something to strike his fancy, because he told her all about my candle making. It's funny because she sat down in his office and he called me in to meet her, and the first thing she asked was if the candle on the desk was one of mine. I laughed and said no, I don't think I'm quite up there with the professionals yet, but she was interested and I gave her a business card, and my blog address. How exciting is that?! I was all smiles for the rest of the afternoon. I can't wait to start making some more candles. I haven't had the time with all the hustle and bustle in the insurance business after the new year. But that really struck a strong cord, and I am ready to dive in. I love what I do, but I would really really love to have a candle business on the side, something that I could do to nurture my creative side. I'm just so excited!! You'll have to excuse me, I am quite the dork. I've even been thinking about getting some business cards made, so I can start networking. Hope all is well with everyone!!


Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Farm

Brent captured this picture over Christmas when we were up visiting my mom and step-dad in Washington, Georgia. This is the barn on their farm. I love this picture, it's dusk, and that's the moon. All I can say is beautiful.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Well the new year has started, and today was my first day back at the old work place. I have to say, I wasn't doing cartwheels. But it always seems that after a long vacation, you have to "break" yourself in again. Savannah is freezing cold!! It is going to be in the teens tonight!! I'm bundled up, and the puppies are bundled too. Lola and Brinkley are bathing in the rays of the heater as we speak, and little Gretta Belle is wrapped up in a cozy blanket laying in my lap. I've never had a small dog before, so it's going to take some getting used to. Last night, Lola, my boxer went to lay down in her doggie bed, (that Gretta was already lying in), and when she went to sit down, Gretta growled and snapped at her. I guess this little dog can hold her own!! I just wanted to thank everyone for their support of my new blogging ventures and such, it really means alot. Stay warm tonight ya'll, it's gonna be a cold one!!