09.25.1959

Now, where were we? It seems it’s been birth month starting with a FABULOUS dinner by Kirk Whiteside in Helena, AR. Well, actually…I suppose it started 63 years ago with Quindel and Fay. So many people prefer to ignore birthdays but it’s my favorite time of year. You know, if we stop having birthdays…The End!…

Hushpuppies, Coleslaw and Cornbread

I was a week behind in listening to Deep South Dining, the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Think Radio program which brightened my life and gave me purpose during our Pandemic Quarantine. I listen to the podcast on Spotify as I seldom get to hear it live, Monday’s at 9 a.m. The show is hosted by Carol…

Birthday’s, Anniversaries and Love

Last evening we were feted with a Nine-Course Tasting Dinner in the Helena, Arkansas home of our sweet friend Kirk Whiteside. We celebrated Labor Day, two September birthdays and our(Tim & Brandt) September 5th wedding anniversary. Yes, seven years ago today we were lovingly and legally wed. While there is a large faction of our…

You Can’t Make Old Friends

When somebody knocks at the doorSomeone new walks inI will smile and shake their handsBut you can’t make old friends. This could be episodical if I tried to share all the stories told, yet again, this past weekend. Jimmy Edwards and Weir Kyle met at Ole Miss. They both had natural talent and loved the…

Dinner and a Show

I laid down and gave out a heavy sigh. Brandt asked why I was so tired. I explained I worked all day on menu planning and a grocery list for Kirk’s Private Dinner. I went on to explain I was doing a Thai menu and it took more research than I normal do for a…

Cooking + Caring

January 2019, I made a commitment to myself. I never said I was on “a diet” but I drastically changed my eating habits using Keto basics. Of course, I plateaued and many friends recommended exercise. The encouragement of our sweet Cousin Susan led me to join a Jazzercise Studio. It was a 35 minute drive…

2018…thanks for the memories

Before we jump head first into 2019 we pause to be grateful for a wonderful 2018. My business afforded us several opportunities to travel this year.  We visited family coast to coast and celebrated anniversaries, birthday’s (three where both digits changed) and the joy’s of living. We met new friends Miles at Tamboli Produce and Rachel…

Wine & Dine

Fortunate is a word which often comes to mind regarding my work/love relationship with my clients.  It’s wonderful to know so many of my design clients have become dear friends. Four years ago we were invited to a dinner in a client’s home.  I sat by my client’s new next door neighbor and across the…

First Party of the Holidays

I decided to start the holiday celebration early. Part of it comes from the vitriol we’ve had to witness for the past ten months. I’ve felt a strong urge to be around people that share love. We don’t even share the same political beliefs but we love and respect each other.  I also wanted to…