Look at this baby...

Monday, June 11, 2007




Thanks for the encouragement, Carrie. And THANKS for the info on the Jonesboro location, Kelly. The complete Oprah fashion show is at http://www.oprah.com/beauty/fashion/beauty_fashion_20070518_bit_201.jhtml.

I'm already strategizing about how I am going to get this coat. The facts: I know it comes out in August, and I know it's $19.98. Beyond that, it's going to be pure grit to get one of these puppies in my closet.

That's the beauty of this clothing line (I'm sure most of you've heard), but EVERYTHING is less than $20. How does she do it? Well, she said on the Today Show that she made a deal with some of the manufacturers, who usually mark up their manufacturing costs by factors of ten. I guess her charm and vision broke these barriers of cost. But really, who cares? I figure if this coat is $20, and it falls apart after 2-3 wears, I got my money's worth. Seriously. People have expressed concern to me about the quality of this clothing line. But if they're trend-conscious basics, and it's $10 for a woven blouse, who in the world cares if it falls apart after one season?

You get what you pay for, right?

Anyone up for a trip to Jonesboro?

What to Write, What to Write...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Here's the deal:

I don't have so many flashy pictures to display all of the time (no children). Witty banter is more appealing, yes, but the mass of it can be intimidating if time is limited. My readership may not be extensive enough for open-ended survey-type questions, and topics that interest me lately are common grammatical errors and growing healthy annual groundcover plants in full summer sun. Thus I find myself at a loss in the blogging world. To question or not to question? To challenge or not to challenge?

I won't write about the 5 most annoying things customers do when you work in retail. I won't write about my current pet peeve of misplaced apostrophes that signify no possession. I won't write about how my cat can jump almost 5 feet in the air and still faithfully plays fetch with us every day. I won't write about my new obsession with Sarah jessica Parker's clothing line, Bitten, in Steve & Barry stores, and how the closest one is in Nashville, and how I missed seeing its opening by one week when we were in a Dallas store location!

So, what to write, then?

Eeek! New post!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007







The first picture is the wall of Jonathan's cubicle before his last day of work. The second picture is Jonathan's adjustment of the letters.

He started school on Monday: General Chemistry I, calculator, lab goggles and all. I'm doing Memphis Workcamp this week, and am so excited to return to the outdoors! Before and after pictures of our Workcamp house to come!
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