{the story of a girl}

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

100 Miles from Memphis

It's here, it's here! Finally! Sheryl Crow's new album 100 Miles from Memphis. It's no secret to anyone who knows me well that I am a true Sheryl Crow fan- her music has been the soundtrack to some pretty significant events in my life. I also really admire her as a person (from what I know of her). Her struggle with cancer, her determination to be her own person, being a single mother who adopted a child in her 40s...I think she's pretty cool. And I also adore her person boho/country/rocker chick style...wish I could emulate it!

Here's the first single/video from the new album, Summer Day. I dig it...makes bop my head to the beat.

Another tidbit? Crow's 150-acre farm in Tennessee, Cross Creek Farm, is on the market for $7.5M. Mere pocket change. You can see the property and buildings here. As far as celebrity homes go, I'm fairly impressed with the livability of this one. The decor isn't over-the-top and it looks rather homey. I am especially taken with the rooms in the barn (go figure) and the recording study. The den also looks uber comfortable. No sure about that kitchen, though.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keep Calm...

Today, these images are soothing the beast in me who wants to fly off the handle at every person who approaches me. Hmph...

Someday, when I own that farmhouse in the country, there will be a seating area by the barn that looks exactly like this.

Provided I can persuade my boss to give me six weeks off next summer to study abroad, this is where I'll be. (Yes, Nik, I expect you to join me.)

This image reminds me so much of home and where I want to end up in my life. It truly calms me down as I remember summers spent out-of-doors, running through fields and camping under the stars. Simple summers in the country and good old-fashioned fun. I stole this from The Farm Chicks website...which, if you haven't been there, you must go. The site is replete with ideas, recipes, etc. on simple country living. And their (her?) big antique show in Spokane every June? Yep, it's on my bucket list.