Whew, LORD, the weekend I had! I'm here to talk about it, somehow, as it's Monday. I've "revived the hive" (note the title of this morning's entry), so let's start by talking about maintaining a beehive in 80 plus degree weather (it ain't eeeeeassssy....)
I've been recently going through a new/old musical obsession that's got me thumbing through record bins at all corners of the Davidson County area to track down well-worn copies of albums that came out forty plus years ago...the amount of fervor I've put into it warrants its own blog post later this week, but as teaser (no pun intended, haha), I can offer up the tidbit that going back to my high-high-high hair has definitely been an offshoot of this passing fancy. It had been so long since I've Aqua-Netted my hair to landagarshen! As you might be able to see over my right ear, I'm still working on the structural stability, but it felt nice to go out with eye-catching hairdressing, back like I usta. Do you have an outfit or a hairstyle that just makes you feel like a thousand extra watts of personality? This one's mine.
This is a new dress from Gallatin Goodwill last week, which was fitting as I wore it out to a little past Gallatin on Saturday afternoon to visit Matthew's dad and his wife April up in Bethpage. Fun was had! We journeyed back down off the mountain in time for Matthew to sit in on a set of fifties' and sixties' songs with Chubby and the Dots for a wedding reception at the Stone Fox. He said that other than the air conditioning being out (calamity!), it was a really neat gig (the setlist sounded like an amazing mixtape someone would make for you of that-era music, so you can bet I was taking notes). This is me and the little guy lookin' serious. Do you ever forget to take pictures of yourself and your loved ones except on some rare special occasion? I do! I need to get my act together on that one!
On Sunday, my mom met up with Matthew and me to visit Sip in Riverside Village (which is a convenient, like, two minutes from our house on the other side of Gallatin Road). Strange bedfellows for a Father's Day morning? Not at all-- the three of us were meeting up with a friend of my friends the Huberts to talk about wedding catering. We had initially planned to do some kind of buffet spread through the hotel where we're throwing the whole to-do, but faced with the prospect of baked ziti or....baked ziti, at a king's ransom no less, we needed new, more elegant offerings. Katie, who could not possibly have come better recommended from her friends-who-have-eaten-her-food, had prepared four menus, each of which sounded better than the last. We might actually have good food to eat in September on our big day! I am really stoked to decide whether I want food that sounds delicious A rather than food that sounds delicious B. Here's the second beehive I concocted this weekend for that meeting (and a later, run-over-to-the-house-for-hugs-and-gift-exchange with my Pappy):
The dress is a little number from that amazing boxfull-of-mint-vintage-dresses haul almost exactly two years ago. The best news being, this would not zip two years ago, and fits like a charm now! I need to get back into that box and see what else is better going now that I've whittled down my waist a little bit more.
Last but not least, we visited Goodwill that afternoon after the two family-related-events (and an outfit change/de-hiving, to facilitate the trying on of new dresses) and found these:
That's all for today, but I'll see you back here tomorrow with more vintage goodness. Til then!