sepia

Sepia: noun A reddish-brown color associated with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A brown pigment prepared from a black fluid from cuttlefish used in monochrome drawings and in watercolors. A drawing done with this pigment. Burlap is the perfect addition to any rustic barn wedding. Burlap has a definite odor when […]

cowboy culture

Cowboy dictionary: Badman: also known as an outlaw or desperado. Bandana: a humble piece of cloth. Paisly-print red fabric is more functional than just as a wardrobe accessory. Bandoleer: a belt fitted with loops for carrying cartridges. If you’re a soldier, wear it across your chest. Bars: toothless gap between the horse’s teeth where you […]

herbs

I just love ‘green weddings,’ (and not just because I’m married to an environmentalist!). Green weddings are ecologically friendly, and there are many ways to have a green wedding without compromising the look you want. You don’t have to all green to be Earth friendly, just try where you can. One thing you can do […]

nashville

PUB TRIVIA NIGHT The Nashville, Tennessee round… Which former President and Nashville resident had a driveway shaped like a guitar? Andrew Jackson! What famous Nashville candy is made of chocolate, marshmallows, caramel, and peanuts? Goo-Goos! After drinking a cup of locally produced Nashville coffee, who coined the phrase ‘good to the last drop?’ Theodore Roosevelt! […]

apples

Where to find apples: on trees, orchards, teachers desks, grocery stores, in pies, and in tarts. On computers, iphones, ipods, and ipads. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter’s birth certificate. Bad apples: the one Snow White ate and the one Eve ate. Use apples to: compare to oranges, compute, discover gravity, eat, bob for on Halloween, and keep […]

in the forest

Out of the mid-wood’s twilight Into the meadow’s dawn, Ivory limbed and brown-eyed, Flashes my Faun! He skips through the copses singing, And his shadow dances along, And I know not which I should follow, Shadow or song! O Hunter, snare me his shadow! O Nightingale, catch me his strain! Else moonstruck with music and […]

dachnik

Dachas are Russian second homes, usually located in the outskirts of the city, and rustic in nature. Because of the size restrictions put in place during the Soviet era, dachas were built with massive attics and multilevel verandas in order to get around these restraints. Dachas are generally used during the summers, but some families […]

for the equestrian

1.Hunt Seat The English discipline of hunt seat originated from the British sport of fox hunting. Hunt Seat is probably one of the most popular disciplines in the world. If you are interested in jumping, then this could be the discipline for you. 2. Dressage Dressage is another English disciplines. This style is one of the […]

dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, wooden skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always […]

an ode to y’all

Y’all: contraction for ‘you all.’ Plural. “I am proud to be from the South – where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April, front porches are wide and words are long, mac and cheese is a vegetable, and pecan pie is a staple. Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried […]

shamrocks

1/2 oz vodka 1 oz green crème de menthe 1 scoop vanilla ice cream 1 shamrock Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds. Pour into a chilled margarita or collins glass. Garnish with a shamrock. Shamrocks are the national symbol of Ireland, as I’m sure we’re all aware of after one […]

vitameatavegamin girl

Hello friends. I’m your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your questions is in this little bottle. Vitameatavegamin. Yes, Vitameatavegamin contains vitamins, meats, vegetables, and minerals. With Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health. All you do is take a […]

sunny side up

Sunny side up may refer to a fried egg, a 1928 movie musical, a childrens’ morning show on PBS Kids Sprout, an old-timey record album by West End Jazz Band, or a rag doll character from Lalaloopsy.  fried egg + a little salt n’pepper +  2 slices of toast + whipped cream cheese + sliced […]

cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen “something nasty in the woodshed.” […]