Friday, April 24, 2009


As much as I want to keep this to myself, I know that just wouldn't be right so let me tell ya'll...
My Monogram Tahoe
is having a great summer giveaway, that you might want to get your hands on, check it out!

Aren't they the cutest things ever...

And then over at Be write there
she's hosting a fabulous giveaway, that I love kill for.

Good luck!
Both end at noon Saturday...

One more thing that I've been wanting to pass along,
While I was exploring the aisles of Target the other day I saw that they had all of Emily Griffin books on sale for $10
They are great reads and perfect for summertime by the pool. When I was done reading them, I'd wished that I hadn't read it so I could read it again....

"Maybe that's what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all."


  1. I've read the first 3 Emily Griffin books, but didn't know about the 4th! Thanks for the head's up :) They are a GREAT read.

  2. Okay, I knew I was following you but am only now realizing it works even better if I subscribe, so I just did. As it is, I think I missed getting in on the monogram giveaway:-) But I am going to Target to get a few of those books. I love how you tell about your life around PBC, which I miss SO MUCH!!! The story of the Bonnanno sandals was actually too cute. (maybe not for her, but...)

  3. I can't wait to see a picture of the Edison Chandelier in real life. I'm so excited for you! :) and maybe a tad bit jealous too! haha

  4. My name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. I am from Tupelo,MS and the author of Reflections of a Mississipi Magnolia-A Life in Poems.
    I have been enjoying reading your blog and was wondering if you might possibly feature my book on your blog to introduce my "little book of southern poems" to your readers.

    Patricia Neely Dorsey's Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems is "a true celebration of the south and things southern." The author states , "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. In my book I try to show that there is much is more to Mississippi and the south than all of the negatives usually portrayed .I invite readers to Meet Mississippi (and the south) Through Poetry ,Prose and The Written Word."

    If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
    Come close and walk with me;
    I'll tell you all the simple things,
    That you are sure to see.
    You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
    Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,
    Caterpillars on the step,
    Wooden porches cleanly swept;
    Watermelons on the vine,
    Strong majestic Georgia pines;
    Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
    Junebugs flying on a string;
    Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
    Coleslaw and barbecue;
    Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
    Fried pies and pickles too.
    There's ice cold tea that's syrupy sweet,
    And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
    Catfish nipping in the lake,
    And fresh young boys on the make.
    You'll see all these things
    And much, much more,
    In a way of life that I adore.
    Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
    from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems