Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I was invited to the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland this year. What a treat!! It was a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit. It consisted of one thousand candle-bearing choir members, and the story of Christmas read from the Bible by Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan from Forest Gump). It was a great experience. Of course the occasion called for a new outfit. And of course Mr. Tiny, of Mr. Tiny's Southside Market and the Wacky Tacky Blog, had something up his sleeve.

Styled head to toe by Mr. Tiny.
Hat, shoes, and glasses thrifted many moons ago.

The sweater was found on a recent trip to Palm Springs.
Mr. Tiny found the sweater and knew he had the perfect fabric to match in his arsenal.
(Notice the candlelight pin. My mom always seems to have just the right thing in her jewelry box!!)

I am so blessed, and so very thankful for all my many talented friends and loved ones.

Peace and Love!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Count Your Lucky Stars!!

Well Howdy!! Western wear and cowboy tunes are some of my most favorite things. I think its in my blood. My grandfather was an Okie, and he grew up listening to The Light Crust Doughboys and Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. He came from a musical family. My great great grandfather was a well known fiddler in Oklahoma, and my great grandfather believe it or not, was asked to play with the great Bob Wills himself. I am not sure how true that is, but it seems like an awful odd thing to make up!! Anyways, it is in my blood to be enamored with western swing, and that I am!! I love listening to my grandpa's stories about his childhood, he said his grandfather and his dad would play the big barn dance every weekend. How neat!! He recounted fondly the times he would sit around the radio and listen to W. Lee O'Daniel out of Texas. As much as my grandfather loved western swing, my grandma thought and still thinks it is equally distasteful. When they were dating Bob Wills and the Texas Play Boys toured out to California, he tried to take her out to see them, and she was totally disinterested because that was "hillbilly music"! Whatever you want to call it, I love it!! And talking about it now, has made me want to talk more about it to my grandfather.

Hat/Belt: Thrifted (Different stores)
Shirt/Shoes: H-Bar C Garage Sale (What a steal! Since it was old she gave me a deal on it!!)
Skirt: Handcrafted personally for me by Mr. Tiny of Southside Market.

I wore this outfit to go out and see my pals, The Lucky Stars!!
They are the finest western swing California has to offer!! They will keep you on your feet.
Sage, the lead singer, is one of the most clever lyricists around.
I don't know who was responsible for this shoot, but wowie!!

One of the sweetest guys I know Dave Stuckey singing this last one!! He's the best!! I meant it!!

I hope you will get out and see these guys one day, I promise you'll love it!!
Happy Trails!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

River, River of Love so Wide.

This is one of my favorite places to get away from it all. Up until recently the river has run dry. The other night I convinced some friends to go on a drive, we ended up here. People make fun of me for my love of stars, but they don't seem to understand that they are few and far between in my town, the light capital of the world. We beat out the clouds the other night and got to look up at stars. I looked out the car window, and then immediately pulled over. It was nice, even if just for a few freezing minutes (48 probably not freezing to the rest of the world, but I am a Southern California girl) to be out in the middle of nowhere in complete darkness, and be able to look up at a speckled sky. While on the side of the road, I heard the river running...

The song Big Wide River of Love came to mind.
I'd like to introduce you to Petunia and the Vipers!

It Ain't

The Ugliest, Bitterest, Coldest, Dreariest Place I've Ever Seen
-(I don't think that about this place, its just a nice song!)

Cold Heartbreaker

These guys are incredibly talented, kind, and warm.
I can't speak highly enough of these guys, I really look forward to their return!
I love these guys and if you live in Southern California, they will be here Feb 2011.
Check them out at

P.S. You're welcome, for introducing you to your new favorite band!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Indian Summer

This is one of my favorite dresses, and I will say that about each and everyone.
Dress hand-crafted by Mr. Tiny of Mr. Tiny's Southside Market and The Wacky Tacky Blog.
Belt and shoes thrifted.
The combs in my hair belonged to my Great Aunt Billie.

Turtles are some of my favorite animals because they are low maintenance and harmless. One day I want to have a tortoise named Lollipop. This turtle belongs to my friend Amber Foxx. What a lucky duck that Foxx is for having such a nice turtle. And I ain't lion.