Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Her name is Barbara Daseke and she's the President of Barbara Elliott Interior Designs in Dallas.
I love everything about her. I love that she goes against the mainstream and seems to have a ball with fashion.
I love that she wears lots of color.
Texas women aren't afraid to show their glamorous side. They were lots of makeup, lots of color - and are bold when it comes to fashion. I'll betcha 10 bucks Mrs. Daseki doesn't stand between hubby and the television and whine, "Don, would you be embarrassed if I wore....".
I'm betting that the glamorous Mrs. D owns whatever she decides to put on and whoever doesn't like it can kiss her Texas grits.
(fashion shoot photo shamelessly stolen from Mrs. Daseke's facebook page)
Barbara and her handsome husband, Don
(Both are well-known in Dallas social and philanthropy circles)
After perusing the 'net for about an hour, I got the nerve to message her and then 'friend' her on facebook. And much to my delight, she accepted.
So Barbara - if you're reading this I want you to know that I've worn the pictures out on your Facebook page.....Ummm...can you please post new and post often?
And um....is it too early into our friendship to ask for your cell phone number? When I shop I can take a picture, text it to you and ask if this is a "SBWW" - something Barbara would wear. Okay, maybe that's a little too forward....
To my readers - WHO is YOUR style icon?
Until next time,
It has been wonderful meeting so many of you on my book tours! I love it! This weekend I'm doing a private book signing in Kent Island, Maryland and next week I'm doing a signing in Borders at Baltimore Airport! If you're passing through or know someone who might be flying in and out please send them my way.
P.S. Scroll down to see October "Hillbilly Debutante of the Month" if you haven't already.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Private Book Club in Fredericksburg, Virginia (these are my favorite!)
Mrs. Missouri 2002, Mrs. Missouri 1996 and Mrs. Missouri 1999
(Natalene Johnson, Yours Truly and Sonya Wise)
at Barnes and Noble in Springfield, Missouri
Blanche Robison and her son Kevon in Borders at Springfield, Virginia
(Blanche is actually Blanche Burns in the book)
One of my favorite people in the world - Jose, at Barnes and Noble in Columbia, Missouri. He lived with us for a while and I consider him a member of our family as much as if he was my own brother! (Gals, he's single!)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
We tend to keep to ourselves.
I'm a thrifter and a coupon girl. I think it's safe to say that most everything in my life is second-hand - my house, furniture, accessories, and most of my wardrobe.
Even my pantry is filled with freebies.
I am a coupon nerd. I have a binder.
One of my favorite things is to get up early on Saturdays and hit the road looking for yard sales.
I love the thrill of the hunt and the wind on my hair and country tunes blaring on the radio.
One woman's story of her little farm and old general store...decorating, yard sales, vintage, trash to treasure, the garden, family, friends, the beagles, the cats and one wonderful, amazing husband - otherwise known as the fella.
Della is my Grandma's name.
The fella and I set out one Autumn Saturday to just browse (drive-by) a few houses. Well, we pulled into the driveway of the little farm and never left.
We have a garden and its in front of the barn.
While we have no chickens in the chicken coops and no cows in the barn, we do have all the old fence posts, a daily reminder that Bella Della was a working farm in her former life.
I know what tobacco sticks are and whippoorwills.
And I love the smell of tractor fuel.
We definitely live in the country.