A Tale Of Two Necklaces

During my River Walk Duchess Coronation in February (pre Covid Era) I was given the opportunity to start wearing my great great grandmother’s nearly 200 year old necklace made of gold, 5 diamonds, and 7 amethysts. I thought it would be amazing to be able to wear some of my family’s antique jewelry as my own ‘royal jewels’. As much […]

Creating Family Heirlooms during the Holidays

When picking out holiday gifts for friends and family, I got to thinking recently about family heirlooms and their importance in my families legacy, as well as the joy those heirloom items bring to me this time of year. When you bring out a silver bell ornament or a special pair of earrings you start talking about you bought it our who gave it to whom and how long it has been in the family. During the holidays I also bring out a pair of earrings that are over 120 years old that were my 2x great grandmothers. I got to thinking… what heirlooms am I creating for my future 2x great-grandchildren to remember me by?

Whiskey Weekends

I spent this weekend checking out some of the sights and tastes of Blanco, TX. I got to stop by the old western town at the Buggy Barn Museum and also stopped by Ben Milam Whiskey. We are getting nice weather again in South Texas, in the 70’s, and so that means more day trips and adventures. This dress from […]