Southwest Style
December 14, 2017
May the joy of Christ’s birth warm your heart! For HE is the reason for this glorious season!
November 16, 2017
The news has been recently full of sexual misconduct and allegations related to Hollywood moguls as well as politicians. What most have known has been going on for years, has finally been brought into the light. HOWEVER, (and please hold your anger until I finish my thoughts) I have to really question the thought process of some of these women. Sexual a...
September 09, 2017
Fall is upon us in Taos, New Mexico and I couldn’t be more excited. Chile ristras are strung and hanging from adobes, sunflowers line country roads, and windows are left open to feel the cool mountain breezes. While it would be easy for an empty nester to launch into a depression-filled lament of how much she misses her daughters, I refuse to do so...
The Griswolds strike again...
July 12, 2017
Planning a trip to the big apple to ABC studios? Negative. Alcohol and Beverage Control of Virginia? Certainly not. Association of Bridal Consultants? Hardly. And no, I’m not referring to a summer vacation to Sesame Street. Perhaps I’ll have you wait a bit before I divulge the point of the initials in this title. And I’m sure you’re wondering wh...
June 27, 2017
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15 When I lived in Kentucky, our family would get so excited when the fruit stand finally received it’s shipment of fresh Georgia peaches. Memories still linger of sleepovers at my cousin Carolyn’s and...
October 12, 2016
Even though I was born and raised in America, I’ll never forget the date in which Mexico’s independence is celebrated—September 16. I’ll admit it’s seared into my memory for purely epicurean reasons: It was the date I tasted Chile Nogada for the first time. We were vacationing in Punta Mita, (http://www.stregispuntamita.com/en/video/17...
September 28, 2016
At this time of year in New Mexico, I always get excited about the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, one of the most photographed events in the world. For one week in October, balloonists from around the globe congregate in New Mexico, lighting up the sky with balloons of every shape and size. It’s a glorious site, especially at dawn during the balloon glow...
September 19, 2016
“But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 “There’s no WAY he was out!” You shout from the stands as the umpire makes the dreaded symbol with his arms. You heave a sigh of relief when the famous red symbol arrives to h...
August 31, 2016
A waitress asked that simple question during my first visit to Santa Fe years ago. Being from the Southeast, I was clueless.
August 20, 2016
​I’ll never forget receiving my tiny turquoise and silver ring. I had to have been only 6 or 7 years old and my grandmother had purchased it in Oklahoma. Perhaps I can use that excuse as to why I’ve remained a lover of turquoise to this day. This relationship was further cemented after my very first visit to Santa Fe and drooling over the jewelry ...
July 10, 2016
​“When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. The sky is different, the wind is different. I shouldn’t say too much about it because other people may be interested and I don’t want them interested.” -Georgia O’Keefe.
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