YaYa Weekend 2013 ...

1.  The Ya Ya tradition begins - 1997.
2.  Panama City Beach ... sugar sand ... can't get any better!
3. The Originals.
4.  Don's intro to the YaYa weekend.  He was a hold out.
5.  The Petites.
6.  YaYa Gifts.
7.  Pimento Cheese Sandwiches for the Beach. Yes, on white Bread. I know.
6.  Don and I celebrated our 9th Anniversary.
7.  Erin and Callie ... hip pose.

Life from Instagram.  Did you know that Instagram is the BIGGEST Data suck on your phone?  I just had to stop by Verizon and change my plan.  It's worth it, right?

Have a wonderful Weekend ... we are looking for a little heat relief ... what are you doing to stay cool this weekend?

Making the World More Beautiful. One Room at a Time.



Fabrics and YaYa's ... no better therapy!

I like to touch fabrics.  It is kind of a sickness ... but it is also Therapy.  I love touching, feeling ... I want fabrics that not only look good, but feel good, physically AND mentally.

The three fabrics in the middle my client already has. Chair, Window Seat Cushion and MGBW Sofa  ... we are looking for a little fluff for the room. You know ... in Pillows.

Therapy day at Forsyth's ... I've mentioned them  before here ...  

I just threw them all in ... and started eliminating ... and re arranging ... quite like a puzzle ... but more than one possibility!

Then I popped over to Lewis and Sheron ... to throw in a few more superstars.

Open. Tight. Flowing.  Sounds like what I think a yoga class would be ... except for I don't do yoga.  But have thought about it and agree that it would be good for me.  In the meantime, I meditate with fabrics.

This mix and match all took place on the L&S cutting table.  They were extremely hospitable as I played and took photos and emailed my client. She was walking in the rain in Boston at the time and I filled her text message InBox with my Rambling Creations.

Enough ... I was hungry and ready for the next stop.  What I didn't expect, was to be stopped in my tracks.  You see, I will see my Ya Ya's and Erin tomorrow at the AU/Ark game in Auburn.  We have been planning this for days ... and as I step outside the door of L&S ... this license tag was parked next to me.  Yep ... a good day all around!!

We must not be the only YaYa's out there ... feeling a kindred spirit today. Except I am very envious.  I want this tag.  I think they might have noticed if I stole it.  So I didn't.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you all back next week ... thank you so much for continuing to check in with me!



Monday Morning Musings ...

Interior Design is on hold today ... I am loving the design of FRIENDSHIP!  My Ya Ya's, as you know, are mine!  We were sorority sisters at school ... friendships formed and one of us (not me!) got a beach house in Florida .... 15 years ago we met there with a few babies in tow.  This is the one of the only photos of that first trip ... clearly, blogs hadn't been invented!!

It just evolved ... let's do it again ... and again ... husbands came (and went!) new babies were born and new husband's and children were acquired and a new boyfriend (um, that sounds so weird at our age!) and life just continued on it's strange little path ... but here's what never stopped.  Our annual trip.

The friendships like this are more precious than gold.  Sometimes we go weeks, even months, without talking to one another.  Random texts are sent and emails ... but we know each other is there for us, no matter what life throws at us!  We show up year after year ... right in step ... life never skips a beat when we are together!

Our children, aptly named the Petite Ya Ya's ... "Petites" for short.  Honestly believe they are all cousins.  As in true Southern Style, we raised them to call us each "Aunt Kim, Aunt Cindy, Aunt Lynn, Aunt Lisa" ... you see where this is going.  When Erin applied for college and was filling out forms to go through Rush ... she thought she was a Legacy of some sort of Chi Omega because our oldest Petite is a Chi O!  I had to remind her that she is not really related ... she looked at me completely like I had horns growing out of my head.  I just let her put it down ... she didn't pledge them anyway!!

We always bring fun gifts ... don't know how this started either ... but we all get so excited to see what everyone gets!  Matching gifts of course!!  This year was the year of the Monogram!!

Yes, the state colors of Alabama are Orange and Blue ... War Eagle!

Monogram coasters ... Erin whipped those up ... she is a Pinterest Arts and Crafts addict!

Our very own "green" grocery and tote bags ... complete with monogram!!

Hats ... this way we actually knew whose is whose!

And here we are today ....

and our Petites ... minus Erin ... Real life hits hard sometimes and she had to WORK!!

Oh, and along the way another one of us (not me!) bought a lake house ... this is why this doesn't look like the beach!

Celebrating Friendships today ... Nothing better!