Friday, March 4, 2011

Posh Camping

I love Airstreams!  I mean my whole Blog name centers around it!   Maybe it started with the I LOVE LUCY episode I saw as a kid   The Long, Long Trailer!  Although I think they actually had an Argosy not an Airstream.  But the novelty is still there.  During my stint as a personal shopper for Ralph Lauren, he did his first retro interior design of an Airstream. I was hooked.  Of course it's that polish job that makes these babies SHINE!   
 Courtesy of: Classic Driver
I admit when my husband and I started dating I was so far from an expert camper.  I could only recall camping a couple of times in my life...unless you count Youth Camp with our church and most real campers discount that immediately!  One time was in a cabin with my family at age 10(disaster that end in a hotel after one night) and the other was tent camping with friends right after high school.(dont ask how that went).  But the above picture is truly what I have in mind when I think about camping in an Airstream.  It's like wearing the coolest Vintage Chanel Suit ever made or one of Jackie O's Oleg Cassini gowns.  Timeless.  Classic.  Never goes out of style.     
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1959 Airstream 18 Footer

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spring fling

                                                                      Bradford, Valentine's 2006
Hello Snow/Ice Days of Feb!  Glad to see you.  We LOVE February.  It is really the last full month of winter, the month my darling husband was born and the home of Sweetheart's Day!  (also it is the month before my birthday so that makes is special all by itself)  Spread some love, give someone a hug and have a great month of Feb!

Friday, January 28, 2011

So long farewell...

Well color me a New Year!  Before my oldest child was born, my husband and I, living in a four bedroom house had two guet rooms.  And yes we did actualy use them!  Mostly after parties....or our friends with kids when they would come thru town.  So when deciding which room to convert to a nursery "My Room" was the one that went by the wayside.  My beautiful white room with the antique wrought iron bed (that is still leaning against the wall in the garage) with the flower ribbon hand painted around the top 1/3 of the walls.  The guest room my husband claimed still stands with the denim duvet, leather cornice board above the windows, his cowboy boots leaning against the wall and his bazillion dollar saddle that CANNOT be stored in the garage with said bed.   The chocolate brown walls and blue ceiling actualy look better than they may sound.  But there comes a time when all things change baby!  So here is my color inspiration...taken from Habitually Chic Color My World Blog that I love to dearly! 

Jamie Drake

David Hicks, 1954

Gucci Spring Summer 2011


David Cafiero via Lonny magazine

Kelly Wearstler

This last one is my FAV!!  So in case you were wondering what is in store for Spring this year...COLOR BABY!!  Just you wait to see what I do next....And what is leaning against my garage wall....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dear Blog...

Hi there Dearest Blog, I miss you!  I hope you are not too lonely right now.  I have been so covered up that you have fallen to the bottom of the list.  There is a ton going on right now....the holidays flew by, our anniversary was great, Nanny passed away and that has been and still is hard for all of us, Britt and Paul are married and that was the most beuatiful beach wedding EVER!  All in all, life is grand. So here's to keeping up with the Bloggin'.....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

That time of year....

I will have to take a moment here and give accolades to my husband's photog skills...cause he's got them!  Although every now and then I hit the nail on the head and luck into a good shot.  As my luck would have it, it's usually a pic of him.  (Yay Me) So I did it again my opinion.  And the lighting outside certainly played a major role, then again it is hard to take a bad pic when the subject is so strikingly handsome. 
We did our Christmas Card pics at the barn in Southlake this year.  We always have fun.  There is not much too serious about our camera time.  Except Brandon trying to not laugh in just about every pic I take!  You can see that here if you look.  He is trying hard to not burst out laughing at me. 

Anyway on point....this is one of my favorite times of year.  Not that there any times of year I truly dislike.  I have a hard time fitting in ALL the things I want to do with the kids and for the kids.  I realize that the most important thing is being together, being at peace and loving one another.  There will always be another year to decorate the Gingerbread Houses, there are plenty of lights to drive around and see, there are tons of cookies in our future to decorate, Santa will always be there waiting for us to take our pic with him and they will NEVER run out of toys for me to buy.  So this year I am sitting back relaxing, enjoying the season, looking forward to new traditions, not worrying about what we did not get to do.  Most of all I look forward to sitting down and reading the story of Baby Jesus in Luke tomorrow night and telling Bradford about his Christmas Day Christening when he was 6 weeks old.  (And of course we will make Santa's cookies) For now
Good Night to all and to all a new year...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Top of Turkey Mountain

What are you thankful for?  Why of course family, friends, Jesus, the cross, health, stabilty...But what about the other side of the coin?  As I reflect on my life journey, I do not regret the poor decisions I have made, the heartache, the trials, the other side of the coin.  I am a whole, complete person that has traveled roads that I know were not designed for me in a perfect world but I live in this world.  A world of mistakes, pain and sin.  As a parent I want to save my children from anything painful.  Yet I know that through fire comes character, strength and faith.  I could not dream of a better life, better family, husband, children than I am blessed with today.  All this brings me back to being thankful for lessons learned, the heartache, the trails and the rocks in my road of life. I live by the motto: Put it in 4 Wheel drive and keep going!  See you at the top.