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Ash Tree Cottage · 2d ago

Fall Fashion Friday!

Just like I love to decorate, I love to put outfits together.  Working as aninterior designer, clients expect you to be pulled together and fashionable.Although I am not working with clients anymore, I still love to planoutfits and enjoy hunting for ...
Ash Tree Cottage · 2d ago

Convicting a Predator

It's been a week since I last spoke with you about the trial.   During thatweek, everyone's attention, as was my own, was on Hurricane Irma.  Our thoughts and prayers have been with those who were in it's path.Life can be stormy at times, yet unlike ...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1W ago

The Defendant ~ The Accused Predator

I was a juror.  The defendant was charged with the online solicitation ofa minor.  It was my job to listen to the evidence and to decide beyond allreasonable doubt, his guilt or innocence.  How many times have we heard that line in movies and on tele...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1W ago

I Helped Convict an Online Sexual Predator

I know what you must be thinking because my blog post title reads like a tabloid one sees at the grocery check out.  I apologize, but I was reallytrying to get your attention to convey what ...
Ash Tree Cottage · 2W ago

We Survived Hurricane Harvey

It's been a long time since my last blog post.  The last time you heard from me was just prior to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.  It was such a scary time.David was out in west Texas, about an 8 to 9 hour drive away when I learnedthat the hurricane...
Ash Tree Cottage · 3W ago

In The Path Of a Hurricane

It's not a porch swing day by any stretch of the imagination.  The South Texas Gulf Coast and my little town of Victoria is boarding up and gathering supplies to brace ourselves for Hurricane Harvey.  The latest reports are that the storm is now betw...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1M ago

A Chaotic and Frightening Week

From the threat of a nuclear war, to terrorist attacks in Barcelona, tobloodshed on our own soil, and now stabbings in Finland, this has beenone heartache and worry filled week.  I have done my best to limit the news I watch and listen to, but it's h...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1M ago

Tutus and Cowgirl Boots

My friend, Kathie Truitt, wore a pink tutu to a formal event up in Dallasa couple of weeks ago.  She looked so great and her outfit was a big success.I have not worn a tutu since I was a young girl, but can we ever be too old to wear one?  I think no...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1M ago

Eggs and Soldiers

I have always loved soft boiled eggs, and especially when they are servedin an egg cup.  I like the whites to be firm, but the yolks runny.  Here is theeasiest method to cook the egg so that...
Ash Tree Cottage · 1M ago

Stop By For a Minute ~ I Have Cake

Hey y'all ~ thanks for taking some time away from your busy Fridayschedule to stop by.  As promised, I have cake.   I made a couple of tiny changes in the miniature kitchen and I want to sha...