Posted in October 2013

America’s Mood Map: Where do You Belong?

A friend of mine from grad school (we have actual degrees in Southern Studies! So cool, so interesting, so region-fantastic!) shared this link from Time Magazine. It’s a study of U.S. citizens’ personalities, how we rate ourselves on openness, agreeableness (didn’t know that was a word?!) and such.  The researcher found three distinct regions or … Continue reading

Shop the Alameda Flea with Me — Oct 2013 part three

My perpetual shopping list: dual-purpose (storage + decorative), owls, linens, equestrian ribbons, charm bracelets, monogrammed anything, and BAGS! What I am drawn to: bright colors, clever repurposing, white wicker, holiday, letterpress and signage, things that are specific/special to the region That equals my collected cottage style! Southern + Pacific

All Dogs Go to Heaven

I drafted this post three months ago, when I was home in Nashville, preparing to do a terrible thing.  Only now has the grief subsided enough to post it. I’ve felt all of the stages of grief over and over again since July. Now, perhaps, I’m reaching stage five, acceptance. But mostly I have lingered … Continue reading