i’ll love you forever…

It’s a month of celebrating. Birthdays, anniversaries, and even a wedding. It’s a month of anxiously awaiting the day I get to cleave myself to my soul mate and say, “I DO.” It’s also a month of sadness and memories. My grandfather suddenly passed away this past weekend, and the lingering sound of tears can […]

pasttimes in the present…

Some people see childhood memories in a place; others, in a food or drink. I see my past in all of those….but I also see it in clothes. Today I want to run back to the days of lemonade stands, American Girl dolls, playing “grownup”, and all the rest of the moments that filled my […]

happy 1st birthday bellebottoms!

hi, my name is bellebottoms, and today, I am ONE YEAR OLD! My mom is so proud of me, she can’t believe how fast time has gone. I keep telling her she has a bad memory, and therefore doesn’t remember much of what happened this past year. Luckily, I’ve got a GREAT memory for a […]

merry Christmas, y’all!

Christmas was spent in Georgia this year, and the sweet taste of the southern twang is still on my lips. It’s incredible how quickly your surroundings dictate your behaviors. When we travel to the northeast, I immediately want “quowah-fee” in the morning, I’m irritable at the slightest inconvenience, and Heaven forbid I hold a door […]

Let’s party!

“Well, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful… And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” It actually isn’t snowing, but the weather outside IS rather frightful! I’m not surprised, though, with the way my body has reacted to this cold. After having […]

dear me, love me…

Have you ever read old diaries, journal entries, blog posts, emails, etc. and wish you could go back and give yourself some advice on the situation? Do you remember times when you think, “Oh, if I only knew then what I know now!” C’mon, if you can’t answer YES to any of these questions, then […]

the dust has settled…

Recaps, photos, highlights…it’s all done. I have finally sorted out my life since coming home from Europe last week. yikes-a-bee…that was CAH-RAZY! It didn’t help that my laptop still sits dead in my linen closet, refusing to wake up and offer me access to its contents…thus, blogging on the trip was relegated to borrowed computers […]

passing on the past…

Have you ever gone into the depths of your closet and found some things from your past you had completely forgotten about? That old movie ticket stub from opening day of “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. The t-shirt you hand painted for your high school baseball playoffs that says, “I’m with the baseball fan”. The Lisa […]