Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There's just somethin' 'bout a train track......


I have never understood why folks don't like to buy a house near a train track.
I think the lonely echo of a train whistle is ever so romantic.
(anybody else out there feel the same or am I just weird)

I have driven over this particular track in Garland, Texas many times in the past 4 years,




and for some strange reason I've always wanted to park the car and walk it.

So, today - just like that - I DID it. 
(Hey! NO regrets in my life, regardless of how insignificant it may seem)





There's also a beautiful old rusty building next to the track. 
Buildings like this are strewn throughout Texas and I always let my mind wander about aaaallll the possibilites....



An antique mall, perhaps? 
A restaurant? 
How about a clothing boutique or a boot store? 
Oh, yeah....so many, many options.

I've ALWAYS had an affinity for anything old - people, cars, clothes, shoes, buildings and houses - especially houses!

This beauty right here was almost mine about 7 years ago.
She is situated on a big corner lot in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. 



She needed quite a work and we were up for the challenge. 
What we WEREN'T up for was the cold winters. 

So, here I am in Texas, living in my sweet little Rosebud Cottage where summer is (almost) year round.

She doesn't have a train track nearby, so no loooonnggg romantic whistles in the night, 
but what they say about Texas IS true - 

The stars at night, ARE, indeed big and bright....

(blouse: Steinmart, Jeans: Ralph Lauren, Boots: Justin
hair: Cruz at Studio 1514, Dallas TX)



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

From Rosebud Cottage......


Happy 4th of July!



Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe


THIS is why I've been MIA.

The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe 
is now available on Amazon.

The paperback is $10 and e-books and Kindle only $3.99.

If you're looking for a fun, quick-read cozy mystery with a Mayberry RFD 'feel' and lovable, eccentric characters, then I think you'll like it!

In the words of one of my endorsers....

'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe is a mixture of Fried Green Tomatoes meets Steel Magnolias with My Name of Earl sprinkled on top.'

Stay tuned....
in a few weeks my psyche thriller 'False Victim' will hit the shelf.
(and that one is based on a true story).




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Official Trailer for my Youtube Channel


I have officially launched
Hillbilly Debutante: Adventures of an Aging Beauty Queen

with a YouTube channel and all......






If you click on this...it will also take you to the next video which explains how I got my silly nickname, "Hillbilly Debutante."


Thursday, June 7, 2018

An ALL DAY party!

And THIS is what I wore!


Actually, the last 4 YEARS here in Texas has been a great big, beautiful, fun, party!!

It may sound CrAzY, but I feel like I've been on vacation since I moved here.

I'm always discovering something new, meeting interesting people and making new friends.

THANK YOU TEXAS for welcoming me with your open arms!!

Now....let's CELEBRATE!