The Birdhouse Thing

I think it's great to be involved with the community any way you can, and in any capacity you can. It's true that some ways are more fun than others, but can definitely still have a great impact! W.O. Smith is a music school run by volunteers for kids who cannot afford music lessons. This is so vital, considering we live in MUSIC CITY! Anyhow, they do an annual fundraiser called The Birdhouse Thing which is a black tie event on March 10 to auction off cute little birdhouses, customized by local artists. I'm in the process of working on mine now. Here's the before shot...



These cute little (looooong) feather earrings have been floating around Nashville for a couple months now, at Local Honey and Made. They nestle so cozily into long tresses, or add some fun party flair to a short bob! As modeled by Nashville artist/ designer/ photog/ all around classy lady Rachel Briggs. Cat not included.


Cardboard Safari

Months ago, my friend Erin mailed me this cute weekend project. Why, it was just perfect for a wintry Sunday while I was feeling under the weather. I had thought about modpodging vintage book pages onto the pieces to match my fireplace, but the corrugated cardboard was so lovely as is. Sweet details down to the tiny imprinted numbers. A welcome addition to my deer wall.



Sometimes I like to take long, aimless walks in the sunshine (or midnight moonlight) and think about my secrets. Just pondering them over, smiling or tearing up or shivering with excitement about past and future secrets. Mysteries. Wonderment. Well, I have a pretty good secret project that I am working on right now with a dear friend. It will be revealed in weeks or months to come, promise! I PROMISE I WILL BLOG MORE!

Remember when I promised to take photos of my charming new place that I moved into last June? I know I shared a couple here and there, but not much. It's really much better in person, so feel free to invite yourself over for a meal. I am always cooking and making lovely drinks, and I do enjoy pleasant company. Anyhow, sweet Lauren came over recently to have a little shoot for her blog. Go have a looksee! I poached eggs in a homemade Italian tomato sauce with fresh basil, scooped up in multigrain toast. My new favourite brunch.
(photos by Lauren Winter)