Monday, February 24, 2020

What do YOU collect?

There is something about this house.
Rosebud Cottage.
 I was actually previewing it to show to a client, but as soon as I walked through the front door I knew no one would own this house  but me.
In time I'll give you the GRAND tour....it's nothing fancy...just warm, cozy and cottage-y....
But for now let's talk about the things that truly make a house a home - the things we fill it with.

I am an avid collector of MANY things, but my very, very, VERY favorite is....drum roll, please.....BOOKS! My favorite room in the house is the library.  Would you look at these shelves? There is absolutely no rhyme or reason about book placement. As we get to know each other you'll find I am NOT the most organized person in the world, so I would love to have someone -preferably a librarian - come in and organize these by category and then alphabetize them!
I not only have books on shelves, but I also have them stacked on the fireplace, coffee table, bedside... I mean....I LOVE books. Recently I've just started collecting Civil War books - from BOTH perspectives. See the Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant books there side by side? I'll have you know they get along just fine...not a problem between the two. (ba-da-boom - I'm here every Saturday night, folks!)
A close second are the decorating books, then coffee tables and don't even get me started on decorating magazines...



Did I ever tell y'all about the time I spent 12 whole hours with Carolyne Roehm? No? Okay....that's for another time.
(Her book above is my FAVORITE)

And I guess also for another time are all the other gazillion photos I took of all the things I collect.
OH! MY! GOSH!!
THEY ARE ALL LOST! How did that happen?!

I spent ALL day photographing!!

GRRRRR!!!!!

Well....the secrets out.
I am NOT nor will I EVER be one of those 'perfect' bloggers.
(But I'd like to be)

Til next time....


Kathie

I might also have an addiction to collecting hats. 
And furs. 
Pearls. 
Love pearls...
and......and
WAIT!!! UPDATE!

I was able to retrieve my FAVORITE collectibles from my instagram page!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hats!!!

What do YOU collect?



Thursday, February 20, 2020

False Victim/The Neighbor in the Window


As a writer, having a movie based on your novel is what dreams are made of - 

'The Neighbor in the Window' (Lifetime)



And of course, it's a double bonus when the story/movie is based on your life and a beautiful super-star plays YOU...

Me and Jamie Lyn Sigler on the set of 'The Neighbor in the Window'

While the whirlwind of a book and movie was a dream, the realization of living through the plot was a nightmare. 

You can read about it here:

oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/kathie-truitt-talks-real-life-story-behind-neighbor-in-the-window


I am incredibly thankful and grateful for the blessings all of this has brought me...
But ya know what?

I am not defined by this story and this part of my life.

But I do want to thank ALL of you who tuned in to the movie and read the book and move on to the next good thing.

Currently, I am working on a new novel 
'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe' - 
Actually, it's an 'old' novel that I am re-vamping and also adding a 'part two.'
I've pulled it off the market to re-work, so if you see it, it is an old edition and you might want to wait to purchase. 
Hopefully, it will be ready in time for summer reading.

Once again, I so appreciate all of my readers whether it's book or blog!

Til next time, 
Kathie, Lillian and Willow