Wife, mom, grandmother (Cici). Creating a beautiful home and celebrating my family and friends is so important to me. I’m love transforming old stuff (old furniture, mirrors, planters, anything) into new with paint. I love having girlfriends over for lunch and decorating my table to make them feel special. As a cooking instructor, I love to cook and share recipes and how~to cooking tips. As a lifetime reader, I always have a book with me.
And I love sharing the creative projects I make at home with you. Creating is no fun unless you tell a friend and share.
I love to travel (New Orleans, the South, Italy, France, California, the beach), dine at restaurants, and share creative ideas about cooking, decorating, and entertaining. Teach cooking classes primarily out of my home (for 13 years), focusing on techniques and kitchen tips (I do have a culinary degree to prove it.). Love anything French and Italian – food, wine, and language.
I’m a born and raised Texas girl who loves almost everything about the South (food, hospitality, sweet tea, margaritas, front porches, hot summers, hugs from girlfriends and kisses from kids). I love to dance in the kitchen on Saturday night with my sweet husband (Sweet Shark) while sipping a cocktail and cooking.
By the way, wonder where does “blueksky” came from? When Sweet Shark and I first started dating, that’s the nickname he gave me; it’s from an Allman Brothers song: “You’re my bluesky, you’re my sunny day.” I hope that says something about me.
Things I love:
Christ, Sweet Shark, my kids and grandkids, my church, Texas, vintage furniture, country music, reading, cooking, painting, rearranging my house.
My favorite sweet things:
brownies, chocolate chip cookies, French macarons, creme brûlée, tiramisu.
My favorite savory things:
soft shell crabs, fried chicken wings, roasted vegetables, smashed potatoes, bone-in rib-eye almost mooing, pasta, chips and salsa, popcorn.
My favorite cities (besides Dallas):
Charleston and Savannah, New Orleans, Atlanta, San Diego, Scottsdale, Martha’s Vineyard. Florence and Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Provence, Amsterdam, Montreal.
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Philadelphia.
Josh Groban, Zac Brown, Rod Stewart, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, just about any country singer, music to dance to.
Italian, French bistro, any Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, Southern.
Favorite home decor:
clean lines, Southern-French-vintage; Farmhouse accessories; whites, aqua, pink, green, yellow, fabric, pillows, monograms, flowers, old mirrors, picture frames.
I hope we share some favorites and you’ll join me in a bluesky journey.
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