Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Antoine Dodson

This is one of my favorite youtube clips.  It is sad; but Antoine is a real person.

Hide your kids.  Hide your wife.  Hide your husbands, too, ‘cause they rapin’ errbody out herr!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Swimming in the Sea of Suburbia


Well I have moved, unpacked, settled in, explored the area, and made new friends. I feel right at home in my new suburban digs.  Really.  I don’t fit the mold but I like it.  I was the girl in school who was alternative before alternative was mainstream.  I shopped at Goodwill, shaved half my head, and listened to the Dead Kennedys and the Butthole Surfers. I hung out with the skater crowd at empty swimming pools and half-pipes.  So how did I get here?  Uh…one little decision at a time.  Yep.  One little decision led to another little decision that led to another little decision that finally led to a house on a cul-de-sac in a planned community north of Atlanta.  That’s how it works.

Here it is…



The living room…



The foyer…This space is still in progress.  It needs MORE.


The kitchen and family room…





And the dining room…



I love the terrain in this area.  Every time I see the mountains in the distance my heart jumps a little.  And the trees…ahhh…after living in Florida so long, I have missed trees.  I have my own trees now.




I’ll post on the basement another time.  I’m still gathering stuff for that area.

Anyhoo…I have never lived in a friendlier area.  People are just nice here.  Most people are transplants like me and are probably wondering the same thing, “How did I get here?”  And you know what? 

The                 mold                is                    a                   myth. 

We all have our own stories and our own journeys and our own struggles and it’s all good.  The skater girl is long gone.  And I’m not the the gym rat, the mommy, the sport fishing queen, the runner, the volunteer, or the wife anymore.  I’m just me – open to new adventure, new people, new places, and a new way of life.  I’ve jumped in to the Sea of Suburbia and the water is warm.   

Check out the Toyota Sienna family videos on YouTube.  They are hilarious.

More later.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I’m Awesome

Funny song…Warning: This is the clean version but still, if you are easily offended, don’t listen.

I really am awesome.  My next post will be back to decorating! Divorce is OVER. Yay! Getting a new house soon. Moving to Georgia.  Starting over.  I still freak out every once in a while because I am a little scared – but for the most part I AM AWESOME!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ben Folds Again

These are two of my favorite Ben Folds songs.  “Landed” kind of tells the story of my life and “Learn to Live with What You Are” is something that I am still trying to do. 


This is an a cappella version of the song performed by Distilled Harmony.  This is a perfect song for my son to sing in chorus next year.

Have a good day!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Life Right Now

News Flash- I am in the process of getting a divorce and it SUCKS.  This is why I have been neglecting my blog.  Suddenly, home decor doesn’t seem as important as it was eight months ago.  I would rather have my teeth pulled than write about kitchen accessories or outdoor living spaces.  I can still stomach music so maybe I will write about that today.  I don’t know.  It is 3:44 in the morning and I really just want to be able to sleep.

Who hasn’t seen Drew Barrymore’s Whip It ?  Rent it NOW.  It was good in a cult movie sense but the best part about it is the soundtrack.  Go to iTunes NOW and download it.  Don’t pick through the songs; splurge and buy the whole thing. Do it NOW.

Check out this song from the movie - Cut Chemist featuring Hymnal…

Ok, Hymnal, dude – please tell me you don’t really dance with that head bounce thing going on.  Surely they made you do that for the video?  I don’t know – I just tried doing it myself and it kind of makes  me in a better mood.  Maybe I have discovered an alternative to anti-depressants – the head bounce.  Try it and tell me what you think.

Ok – what else is there to report on?

Don’t want to decorate.

Don’t want to exercise.

Don’t want to eat.

Can’t sleep.

Head bounce, anyone?

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Monday, January 18, 2010


I’ve been into yoga lately. I’m not a freak about it, I just like what it does to my body and how I feel afterwards. The most annoying thing about yoga is the yoga teacher. Some of them take it way too seriously. Get a grip – it is yoga. “Prahna” in this Forgetting Sarah Marshall deleted scene embodies the most annoying characteristics about yoga teachers. She is hilarious. I like the end when Jason Segel’s character says, “I’m doing a handstand motherf#@r!”.

Luckily, most of my teachers so far have been great and nothing like “Prahna”.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

East Texas House Flip - Before

My uncle, Charlie Ham, is a house flipper out in Palestine, Texas. He has really great taste and a good eye for what works and what doesn’t work on a house flip. While visiting family at Thanksgiving, I got to tour his latest purchase. It is straight out of “Mad Men”. These are the “before” pictures. I can’t wait to see what he does with this house!

It sits on a 1.5 acre treed lot. This is a winter time picture, so you can imagine the yard in full bloom.



The interior is original 1950’s. Check out the vintage stove.


For a small kitchen, it has a lot of cabinet storage.

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This is a neat banquette.


This wallpaper was probably the hip thing in 1955.


Close up of the wallpaper.


Ok – here’s the “Mad Men” kitchen set. Same countertops and style of cabinets.



The living room / dining room combo.



This is a little tv room / den. This exact paneling is in the “Mad Men” tv room.


DSC02431 The only full bathroom.

DSC02432 One of the two bedrooms.


This wallpaper looks like something you might see now but it is original to the home.

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The second bedroom. More wallpaper…




This is a little half bath. I guess it was designed so that one could sit on the toilet and wash hands at same time?


The neighborhood is really pretty. This is the home next door.



Stay tuned for the “after” photos.