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Just outside of Atlanta, Georgia
domestic dilettante or domestic delinquent, depending on the day
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Dear Kroger, IT IS JANUARY FOURTH. Easter is nearly 4 months away. Many of us haven't even celebrated the Epiphany yet. Perhaps next year you will let us fully commemorate Christ's birth and revelation before rushing us to 'consumerate' His... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at michellany
Carrie Fisher had this, and a few other salient bon mots, to offer recently in response to body shamers who felt entitled to criticize her appearance in the most recent Star Wars movie. As I approach the shady side of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at michellany
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Posted Sep 21, 2015 at michellany
We posted here briefly about silver quality a few months ago, but based on our observations of recent retailing trends, we think it bears repeating, and even expanding upon this information for you, our valued customers and friends. At A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at A Gracious Plenty
One could hardly call me a devotee of Ayn Rand, but this seems especially fitting for a Monday morning. Get ready week ahead, here I come! Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at michellany
It's been a month since I've had something to say here. Well, not exactly. It's been a month since I've had something to say here and had the time to record it. Aye, there's the rub. So a quick recap:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at michellany
Last night at the dinner table, my husband and I played a game with the kids to see who could think up words that sound the same but have different meanings. (What can I say? We're geeks. And those of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at michellany
She is her own stylist, and wants no counsel from Mom or Dad. And she's only 5, but we've learned to pick our battles. If it's weather-appropriate and age-appropriate, we try to withhold comment. And giggles. The only thing that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at michellany
My grandfather celebrated his 89th birthday today. To me he has always been 'GP', because I was born when he was in his mid-40's, which was, he said, too young to be called Grandpa. He was born in 1922 to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at michellany
It's here! Day 8 of my husband's 8-day trip to Japan. His flight lands in a few hours. We're in the homestretch, bay-bee! My husband travels often for work, and while lately the trips are less frequent, they are longer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at michellany
As calls to arms go, this one was BRILLIANT. If you are a blogger, particularly of the 'mommy' variety, you may be acquainted with The Bloggess, aka Jenny. If you are not already familiar with her, you may seriously want... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at michellany
It is purely coincidental this follows on the heels of my last post. That being said, I sure wish I'd been there for the book signing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at michellany
Fall is in the air! Can you feel it? At this exciting time of year, as we feel the air getting crisper and cooler, our thoughts often turn to the holiday season. And what goes hand in hand with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. - Gandhi, born October 2, 1869 ***** A little 'wafer' that I am chewing on this fine Sunday, the anniversary of Gandhi's birth.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at michellany
We recently received the following lovely message from Renee in Dyersburg, TN: "I was hesitant to purchase any jewelry online, but I wanted to let you guys know that I am glad I did! I absolutely love my sterling silver... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
Fall is off to a brilliant, beautiful beginning (and awesome alliteration!) on this fine Friday, the first official day of Autumn. (And yes, this really IS the view here in Milton, Georgia!) Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at michellany
Our Monogrammed Awareness Bracelet in sterling silver, featuring a classic heart charm with a ribbon engraved on one side and a monogram on the other. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
At the beginning of the school year, I volunteered to help with a Third Grade 'Discovery Zone' at my kids' school. The specifics for my assignment were not determined until recently, and I've just received the details: I've got the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at michellany
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
Looking forward to an extra-special date night with hubby tonight! We're getting all gussied-up and going to 'One Night of a Thousand Dreams', a fundraiser for DreamWeavers of Georgia. The mission of DreamWeavers is to provide funds and opportunities for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at michellany
Did you know that September is International Women’s Friendship Month? Really! Here’s a little history of how this came to be: In 1999, Kappa Delta Sorority created National Women’s Friendship Day to recognize and celebrate the special bond women friends... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
I came across this wonderful quote: "There's no right way, no formula. There's nothing but struggle and constant refinement. We always have the daily disaster or three, but when it all works, it's pure magic." - Karl Lagerfeld I know... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at michellany
Hey everyone! Yes, A Gracious Plenty is back in the blogosphere! We actually weren’t too far away…we just got a little sidetracked with moving our studio and the necessary renovations to help us settle in to our new space. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at A Gracious Plenty
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Mar 15, 2010
One of my daughter's favorite books is Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Conner. If you have never read a Fancy Nancy book, they are about a little girl who delights in everything fancy: clothes, words, events...the fancier, the better. My daughter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at A Gracious Plenty