It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cocktail recipe but since it has been hot as blazes, I thought it was time for a nice frozen concoction. Recently I went for drinks with some ladies from work and one in our group suggested a local watering hole that served, Frose…frozen Rose wine. Was it 5 0’clock yet? We were out the door in a flash. The bar wouldn’t share their recipe only to say that they made it in their ice cream maker. Well not to be undeterred I went about  trying a few different recipes on a few willing guinea pigs (It wasn’t hard to find volunteers). I like my wine, especially in the summer, on the sweet side so I tend to go for a sweeter rose.  So […]

Summer Reading List

This past week I was able to spend some time at the beach with friends and family which allowed me an opportunity to catch up on summer reading. There is nothing better than getting lost in a book and this list provides you with just that. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo This book really touched me. I don’t know if it is because I’m now well into my 40’s and I start to think “what if”: What if I hadn’t gone to law school? What if I hadn’t gone to my friend Ennis wedding and met my now husband? What if I stayed in Mobile? You can go and on with “what if’s”. I know that is not a healthy way of thinking and you just need to stay in […]

Memorial Day Must Haves

Yes to a long weekend!! May is the new December and by the time Memorial Day gets here I’m just glad to have survived the month. Packing up the Beach Bag is now my focus. I have a few must haves but because I know my limits I reached out to some of my peeps to get their thoughts as well. This first idea is pure genius; the Ear Bud Taco.  I know, you are thinking “say what?” Hold on. So many times my ear buds have become tangled and these are the perfect solution. You simply fold up your ear buds cord and place them in the “taco”. Voila; no more tangles. Find them here. A little hint. Choose a bright color to make it easier to find. Another must have […]


I know I have been Missing In Action. Unfortunately the practice of law can be a jealous mistress and has been demanding lots of my attention. But I promise I’m getting back at it. But before I let you know about some of the hottest fashion trends I need to let you know about an amazing woman and her documentary on another amazing woman. Stand Up, Speak Out was shown at Sidewalk Film Festival to great reviews. See my friend Jenna Bedsole has made a film about Nina Miglionico. One of the first female attorneys in Alabama, she was also  the longest-practicing female lawyer. I’ll tell you a little bit more about Ms. Nina but let me first tell you a little about my friend Jenna. We met twenty-three years ago after the […]

Winter Reading List

There is nothing better than cuddling up on a cold winter day with a good book. Of course here in Alabama we vacillate between 20 degrees and 70 degrees but it doesn’t change the fact that I love to read. I have a few books on my nightstand that I’ve either finished, started or waiting to start. The Whistler by John Grisham Last weekend when I was lying in bed recovering from a fall on the ice (20 degree weather) I just wanted something easy to ready. John Grisham delivered. As a litigator, I’m in front of judges every day and expect that I will be given the courtesy of the court listening to my arguments based on the law. But what happens if that judge doesn’t listen to those arguments  but […]

Better than sliced bread

This product is just amazing! I’m serious, put down your coffee and listen. After a week of below freezing temperatures and a fall on the ice I just needed a pick me up. Something that would put a smile on my face. Well I found it… The Pajama Warmer! Say what?! This invention is one of those that you go why didn’t I think of that? Or you are thinking I totally made this up. Ok so here is the deal, invented about eight years ago, the Pajama Warmer is essentially a two pocket fleece blanket that you slide your pajamas (or blanket, socks, towels etc) in and after about ten minutes they become nice and toasty. You know that feeling when you pull your clothes right out of the dryer and […]

Girl, On Fire

What will you make of 2017?  Will it be a banner year?  Will it suck?  Today is the day to set your intentions.  Really, what are you going do?  What could you do if you weren’t afraid of failing?  What could you do if you really believed in yourself?  What could you do if you refused to give your energy to worry?  What could you do if you had a plan and you put it into action, day after day, little by little??? Every year at this time, when I think of my goals for the coming year and what I intend to accomplish, I like to have an anthem to inspire me.  And, let me tell you something, in 2017 . . . This girl is on fire! Get it, girl!  Happy […]

Freedom! ’90

There are but a few emblems in a person’s life that so capture a moment, such that, when we smell the smell, or hear the tune, or see the image, we are, in an instant, transported back in time.  And, in that instant, all the feelings that we held back then begin to bubble up and we feel them again, just as we felt them in the moment recalled.  So, for me, is George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. And, even more so, the accompanying video with Super Models Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatiana Patitz.  That video was everything to me when it was released in 1990. We were entering a new decade, shaking off the hangover of the excess and indulgence of the ’80s Dynasty/Falcon Crest glam, hitting full out Super Model stride, and […]

Wrap It Up . . .

Girl, I am going to be honest.  I get a little cray when it comes to holiday gift wrap.  Is that weird? And, One King’s Lane’s gift wrap collection sent me into the stratosphere.   And, then I found this fab stationery company, Dixie Design Collective,  which purveys hand-designed works by a host of artists – and their collection of holiday cards and gift tags is amazing. And, here’s some more good news – it’s not too late to order!  Both the wrap and the cards and tags can be here by next week! Below, some ideas to get you started.  Ho, ho, ho! xo, cg Paper | Ribbon | Tag Paper | Ribbon | Tag Paper | Ribbon | Tag   Paper | Ribbon | Tag

It’s back…Gift Guides

I know I’m starting early but I’ve just gotten too many requests to go ahead and start listing some of my favorite gifts. Let’s start with the Teenage Girl. I selfishly do this for myself since I have a teenager in the house. Here are a few things that are on her list. Magic Bullet NutriBullet. My daughter loves to make smoothies and this has been on the list for a long time. The NutriBullet easily pulverizes anything that she wants to throw in and it is easy enough for her to use on her own. Blankie Tails Mermaid Tail Blanket. Stay with me. This is the cutest idea. It is a blanket that is shaped like a mermaid tail, you literally slip your bottom half into the blanket. How genius! Monogrammed Cell […]