In just a couple of days, on May 22, you’ll see The Outside Lane featured on theNickelodeon Parents Connect Sexy Mama Boot Camp. Leading up to that, I’d like to introduce you (and any new readers) to some things I think are sexy.
1. Finding new ways to make old things beautiful is sexy.
Oh my word. Jennifer Green is another neighbor of mine who is the artisan behind The Vintage Texan blog and corresponding etsy store. When she told me about her work, I got very excited. When I saw her work? I wanted to get married all over again just so I could have a brooch bouquet! Jennifer says, ” I specialize in taking old thing and turning them into new. I try to bring back the old traditions of canning, and lately I have started selling my vintage brooch bouquets. Each bouquet is handcrafted by me by using items that normally people would just throw away. I use brooches, earrings, and just about anything shiny that people “love”. I am growing this to include several other items such as vintage brooch cake toppers, brooch boutonnieres, picture frames and other things vintage.” You HAVE to look at her site, and if you know any brides-to-be, you MUST direct them Jennifer’s way.
2. Getting a jump on the next Big Thing in Books is sexy.
I have been reading Martha Brockenbrough’s work since 1998, when her writing was the brightest spot in a dark space of time between 9-5 every day. I cannot wait to get my copy of Devine Intervention! June 1 people. Check out the blurb below from Goodreads, and tell me you don’t want to read more. No…don’t tell me that. Because then we can’t be friends anymore.
Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine’s guardian angel. Sort of. He’s more of an angel trainee, in heaven’s soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens. And he’s just about to get kicked out for having too many absences and for violating too many of the Ten Commandments for the Dead.”
3. Having a beautiful, brilliant, best sisterfriend for 30 years is sexy
Since Jamie Anne Grimes, my lifelong friend and beauty/brains behind A Dash of Domestic has been teaching me about what it means to be centered in myself, and grounded in my own confidence for thirty years, I’m going to let her tell you what it means to be sexy.
What is sexy?
Sexy can be so many different things.
dirt underneath the fingernail of my index finger and smeared across my cheek. A ponytail, un stylishly near the very top of my head. Sweat across my brow, one glove on….where the other one went….no one’s quite sure.
This is sexy to me.
I have a vegetable garden. I grow food my family, neighbors, and friends eat.
Plants tended to and grown with love and care by me. Food grown from organic seeds, food that’s pesticide free.
Food I am proud to cook and share.
This is sexy….
being able to provide food for those I care about is sexy.