Thursday, September 27, 2012

Go On:: Please stay!!

Alright I'm just gonna put this out there--

I'm a big Matthew Perry fan!


Nothing Creepy or weird, or even over the top. I just think he is so funny. I know he is not everyone's cup of tea but the man knows how to bring the funny! I've noticed that there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like Matthew Perry and those that don't. I've never met a so-so.His comedic timing, delivery, and facial expressions get me every time. I am aware that this is not all him, writers have a big hand in things, but they pay him for a reason folks! 

While he is most well known for his roll as Chandler Bing on Friends, I however really started to folow him after his work on West Wing and Studio 60 {both of which are some of my favorite show...big arron sorkin fan}


And while his roll on West Wing was short lived and Studio 60 was only 21 {or so} episode I still followed. 


So when they made a big to do about Matthew Perry returning to TV with Mr. Sunshine I was very excited to tune in. Although in the end it was not received well and I was sad that it flopped, yet if I'm being honest I really didn't like it myself. I said goodbye and realized I would probably be in my early 30's before I'd get to tune into a Matthew Perry show again.

 Boy was I wrong.

 Only a year later and here we are again. His new show is called Go On. Have you seen it? Can I dear say that this may be his golden ticket? I love this show and I've been afraid to say it because what if it gets I don't want it to so you should all go watch!! The characters are great and keep up with the wit that pours out of Matthew. He starts out slightly pompus and then begins to realize that the death of his wife is affecting him and maybe if he lets help in it will in deed help him.


Another plus for this show is it's only 30 minutes. You know those shows that are 60 minutes and you think to yourselves...this really should only be 30 minutes and stop watching after 3 episodes? That problem doesn't exist here. So tune in on Tuesday nights at 9pm on NBC or catch it the next day in hulu.

Note:: You can watch all 4 episodes on hulu still for free:)

So go check it out and come back and tell me what you think-- That is if you are a Matthew Perry fan. Are you??

xO- Etheline

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Word To Live By

One of the greatest things about my relationship with Royal is we hardly ever argue. We have a few spats here and here and the occasional doosey every other year or so, but generally we get along like peanut butter and jelly.

If you could peek through your computer screens you would see me nodding my head in agreement with this old woman. I love the sentiment that she expresses. I was born in 1985, many years into her 65 year marriage but I too believe in hard work and family values. To try harder when it seems impossible and not give up when adversity finds your door. I believe that these principals are essential to keeping the balance in this fast paced ever changing world in which we live in. As well as the keys to raising wholesome and respectable children and there is nothing more in the world that I{we} hope to achieve with my 3 little ones.

Don't give up. Live simple. Share your dreams and live them with the one you love.

xO- Etheline

Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Presents

So Royals birthday is on September 11, but because he was in New York City we celebrated a week later. I'll be honest-- I try to be a totally awesome wife {heaven help  me} and so I surprised Royal with tickets to see Ben Folds Five on their reunion tour with {bonus} an overnight at the Ellis Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

{Kate Miller-Heidke @ The Tabernacle}
The opening act was Kate Miller-Heidke. During her first song I was like...


However, by the end of her 7 song set she had utterly won me over! The girl has an amazing set of pipes. Originally from Australia and classically trained she choose to go more of the alternative/rock path. Don't let that fool you though because she will through some of those classically trained notes into the mix. If you search for her on Pandora you will hear the likes of Florence and The Machine, The Cranberries, and Regina Spektor. All some of my favorites:)

Also, side note:: We are really big Dave Matthews fans here in this house. Which means we absolutely love his live recordings with Tim Reynolds. So if you love Tim Reynolds too you should hear this man play guitar with her. He will blow you away!!
{Ben Folds- 2nd Row}

We got to The Tabernacle about 45 minutes before the doors opened and after some body finagling once inside we ended up in the 2nd row of GA. Hello Benjamin!! Have you ever seen Ben Folds perform?? Is is supremely amazing! When he looked left he saw me. We had the best view!! Now if I'm being honest I wasn't all that familiar with their music. Royal was the fan out of the two of us, but I do love Ben Folds, and I knew that seeing him perform would be just amazing and let me tell you I wasn't disappointed.  The energy that that man brings to the stage is amazing and boy can he ever play the piano! No complaints from this red head.

{Ben Folds Five}
After a solid two hour performance and an on the spot new song were the band begged for forgiveness for canceling their last show here in Atlanta they wrapped things up. They left the stage and reappeared for a 3 song encore after a 10 minute nonstop whop and holler from the crowd. It really was a great show. Worth the wait and so very nice to get out with my husband and celebrate his life. The man really changed my life and continues to on a daily basis make me swoon. Happy Birthday baby!! I love you.

What has been your favorite concert you've ever been too? Tell me all about it in the comments below:)

xO- Etheline

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Take a picture with your heart::

I can't tell you how much it warms this mamas soul to see her two boys quietly sitting together and reading for a good long time.

Quiet, peaceful, positive playing. I like it. I like it a lot.

What makes your insides get all warm and gooey?!?!?

xO- Etheline

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Words To Live By

I love this quote for the simple fact that if you aren't indeed in love with your life you have the ability to makes changes, small or radical it doens't matter. If there is a detail that is poking you or just plain failing- change it. 

We should all be in love with our own lives. Not other peoples. Focusing on ourselves may be difficult to do, but once the prognosis is determined we can than make a plan to move forward with accomplishing what we want from life. 

So take a few minutes to evaluate. Are we all where we want to be? 

My life is a constant work in progress, but I really wouldn't have it any other way:)

xO- Etheline

Monday, September 17, 2012

And we're back....

Last week Royal was in Manhattan.
 The very same Manhattan where fashion week was taking place {}
I was suppose to go with him, but unfortunately things became to last minute and it was best for me to stay home.Which I'm not bitter about it at all....


All in due time will I get the chance to explore the big city-- spend an entire day wandering through The Met, traveling by Circle Line to Ellis Island, admiring the city skyline from the top of the Empire State building, see a broadway show, eat amazing food...oh my gosh the list goes on and on. As I said before all in due time.

I must admit since we have started school in our home I'm finding that my blogging has taken a back seat. It's not how I want things, but priorities are priorities and the important ones make it into the day.

That doesn't mean I can't share some snapshots of the fun things have been happening round here in the meantime-- cause even if I can't blog about it-- I'm still snapping photos:)

{country goodness}
{home grown}
{new fall booties:: xo}
{missing Royal}
{favorite new top :: New York and Company}
{belated birthday brownies for dad}



{momma and daughter at the county fair}

Stay tuned for more fair photos later this week. Now it's time for this mamma to get up to the school room:) Before you go tell me what fun adventures found you this past weekend? Have you gotten into the fall feeling yet? We haven't here, but come October we'll be lip syncing another tune.

xO- Etheline