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Shawn Rossi
Brandon, MS
I live in Brandon, MS, with my husband, my son, three cats, and three dogs. (Three IS a magic number!)
Interests: Reading, writing, blogging, designing, creating, walking, hiking, camping, exploring, breathing, photographing, cooking, boating, kayaking, canoeing, beaching, learning, thrifting, designing, thinking, loving - all of the good -ings in life!
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Editors ask - Why did you leave the "you" out of the second-to-last sentence? Long live editors! (Sorry, sorry. I just couldn't resist such a setup! Great piece. Happy Thursday!)
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Matthew Guinn, who lives in the Jackson area, combines fact and fiction in The Resurrectionist, his Southern Gothic debut novel. (W. W. Norton & Co.; $25.95 hardcover). Based on the true story of Grandison Harris, aka the “Resurrection Man” of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
The Tougaloo Art Colony, known as “Hot Art” both for its summer sessions and profile as a hotbed for creativity, returns to the campus this weekend after a year’s absence. The colony will start with registration on Sunday and continue... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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Corresponding to the release of the book Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 (Published by University Press of Mississippi, Jackson), the Mississippi Museum of Art will present Mississippi Hill Country Blues: Photographs by George Mitchell, an exhibition of 75 black and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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We have two big oak trees fairly close together in our yard. We have come up with all sorts of things we COULD do here...but then I saw this on Pinterest. I am in love. With my new life. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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Cast iron dragonfly hooks, $5 each. Hanging succulents $12 each. Green spray paint New front porch plant hangers are up! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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$2 for the leg, 50 cents for the tea cup tray Hot glue gun... $2.50 for my new birdhouse! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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By Lord Byron There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Everything And Nothing
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by May Sarton The time has come To stop allowing the clutter To clutter my mind Like dirty snow, Shove it off and find Clear time, clear water. Time for a change, Let silence in like a cat Who has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Everything And Nothing
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While flipping through the January 2013 O magazine and reading the perfunctory "new year, new you" stories, this sub-headline of Martha Beck's jumped out at me: "How to Tell a Leap of Faith from a Stupid Decision." The slant of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Everything And Nothing
Shawn Rossi has shared their blog Everything And Nothing
Oct 28, 2012
My five favorite things for this week... Google Plus - I love it! It's like the early days of Twitter. Lots of great conversations and I've even met some cool new folks too! Spotify - My playlist addiction is in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
Sweet-Hot Chutney-Grilled Chicken This recipe was courtesy of Serious Eats. And I couldn't find mango chutney at the grocery store, so we used a mango salsa instead. I think the chutney would have clung better to the chicken, but it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
We had a cookout on Sunday and had steak left over, so I was searching for something different besides steak and eggs or steak quesadillas to make with the yummy leftovers. So, here it is... This recipe + this recipe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
This recipe + this recipe = (Shawn's) Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes 1 lb asparagus, trimmed 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
We had this for dinner and dessert tonight. It was all delicious. And a fun Friday Family Fiesta Night. This recipe is courtesy of Real Mom Kitchen blog. The basic recipe could be easily changed up, and I've already been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
I can't have candy, unless I've never tried it before and it's a review for this blog. And it's on sale. And last week, the coconut M&Ms were 2/$1 at Kroger. I had been avoiding them for a while. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
Quinn's father loves angel food cake - and I don't. Which is not really a problem except that I obviously tend to lean towards making sweets I love and I had never made an angel food cake. Well, now I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Formally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World," she was a gift from France, and was funded by the French people. Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi first had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
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Image via Fresh Fridge I pinned this recipe to my Yummo folderr on www.pinterest.com and tried it tonight. It was delicious! I was going to try it with pancetta instead of ham, but the Kroger in Madison didn't have any.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
Photo by Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski by Dennis O'Driscoll He has everything. A beautiful young wife. A comfortable home. A secure job. A velvet three-piece suite. A metallic-silver car. A mahogany cocktail cabinet. A rugby trophy. A remote-controlled music centre. A set... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
 Celebrities happily drop $405 on the Ultimate Total Body Hydra-Dermabrasion Resurfacing treatment at the Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa in Los Angeles. Ole adapted the recipe for Redbook magazine — and it costs only $10. (Much closer to my pay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
Something about 100 degree temperatures makes you want to eat differently. For me, it brings back childhood boat days of small, light snacks all day (rather than one big meal). Last night, we threw together an admittedly strange combo that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at Everything And Nothing
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We had to get the oil changed in our cars today (to get ready for our trip to Point Clear, Ala., next week), so, as usual, we walked over to the Lakeland Yard & Garden Center right next door while... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Everything And Nothing