The music duo I have
obsessed talked about before, Here. The Civil Wars won 2 Grammys last night and briefly performed. Glad they are getting recognition, I think they deserve it.
I like to sing the song It’s raining MEN, hallelujah and change the lyrics to It’s raining SHOES, hallelujah. You love shoes too? I knew I liked you and that we could be friends.
I have too many shoes, nope that’s not true. There are NEVER too many shoes. Period. I don’t care if you have store extra pairs in your underwear drawer. Completely acceptable, no judgement here. I have
few (ok, ok, husband would say more than a few) impractical shoes. You know the kind that you CANNOT wear when it is going to rain, snow, any dampness in the air or stong gust of wind; may only work with ONE outfit; can’t wear them longer than an hour, two tops. Yes, those are the shoes I am talking about. I have those.
What I should probably think about are some reasonable shoes, in the DISTANT future of course. But it’s the holiday season and there are pretty, magical shoes and it’s a Wednesday. I am full of excuses.
Shoes that are feathered, suede, and satin. Impractical? Check. Check. and Check.
But I found some music that is hauntingly beautiful and I felt it NEEDED. REQUIRED. more than a blurb. And when I say I found what I mean is that Mr. Smith found it and I am taking credit for it. I truly am enchanted so I am glad he discovered it and shared with me this weekend.
The duo is The Civil Wars. You can listen to their music on their site. Don’t ask me to choose a favorite song from their album, BARTON HOLLOW, I can’t choose. The duo is Joy Williams, a Californian that moved to Nashville and John Paul White an Alabaman. I just had to mention you know when greatness comes out of the South. Represent.
It’s RAINING here today. And one of my FAVORITE things about rainy days besides being able to wear a fabulous rain coat and fun rain boots is having candles burning. I also enjoy candles on grey days and when it is cold out. There is something so warm and comforting about them, I especially enjoy a LUXURIOUS scent.
If you can find the trifecta of a perfect CANDLE: pretty container, burns for a long time and smells wonderful; then you, my friend, are an excellent candle shopper. I am still on the hunt for my trifecta candle. I do love the SMELL of the Voluspa candles, my current scent is Suede Blanc that you can see in my home here.
What is COMFORTING to you on rainy, grey and cold days?
Tomorrow I am going to share a delectable, southern treat with you, my lovely readers. Here are your hints-
- Can be served both savory and sweet depending on the additions you PAIR with it
- It is a TRULY southern food
- I think Northerners and West Coasters IN GENERAL do a better job with pizza and meaty sub sandwiches than Southerners do (I grant there are exceptions to this.) So it is not pizza or sub sandwiches.
- You can eat this at breakfast, brunch, lunch, lunner(Yeah it is a word!) or dinner. But one might OFTEN think of this as a breakfast or brunch item.
What is your guess(es)? Or do I have you confused? GUESS away. If you get it right I will divulge the recipe to you TOMORROW. If you don’t get it right you are out of luck. Ok, ok I am just kidding I will tell you anyway.
Music Monday: I am listening to the song The Living Proof by Mary J. Blige. She created this song for the movie The Help, she said the movie brought her to tears. It is a powerful song. I adored reading the book and seeing the movie.