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Hand Fans!


It’s been hot as blazes here lately. Much warmer than usual for this mountain climate. Glenn and the dogs and I have been managing the heat as best as we can, at times better than others. As a nod to the general steaminess gripping the nation, I focused on using
hand fans to beat the heat on my “Small Measures with Ashley” post this week on Design Sponge.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend. My 34th birthday is on Sunday. I’ve decided this is an auspicious year for me. For one thing, there’s a total solar eclipse that day (although it doesn’t seem to be visible anywhere but in the deep Pacific). Secondly, my books debuted this year. There’s also the additions to my family (both my own, with Nugget’s November 3rd due date, and my brother and sister-in-law’s, whose first child, James Waugh Adams IV, was born on July 1st!) that are happening in 2010. Plus, 3 plus 4 equals 7, and my mom has always found that number to be particularly indicative of good things.

I’ll be ringing in the occasion early tomorrow, with my mother, grandmother, and hubs, as we feast our way through the Grove Park Inn’s Farm-to-Table buffet. I just drooled on the keyboard. On the big day itself, I’ll be at the Cake Shop, slinging sweet wares, before returning home to host a few friends for a build-your-own taco buffet.

Wherever you are, whatever you do this weekend, may it surpass your wildest expectations!

*Image from here.

8 Responses to Hand Fans!

  • Gini says:

    I hope you have a beautiful, cool birthday filled with love and sparkly sunshine!

  • Elle says:

    oh what lovely birthday plans! Enjoy your weekend, and make the most of your auspicious year! (I have always found seven to be an especially good number, also)

  • my birthday is on monday! i'm ringing it in by spending the weekend on the oregon coast. yay for cancers! i have also decided this year is going to be the best one yet. happy birthday!

  • Happy Birthday in advance, my dear. I hope this year brings great things. xoxo

  • Happy birthday, and I hope you have a wonderful and auspicious year!

  • Paula says:

    I saw an old-fashioned, fold-up hand fan at a second-hand store and debated on whether to get it or not and decided not too, and now I'm sorry I didn't buy it!

    Farm-to-Table….good thing you're eating for two!!

    Happy Birthday on Sunday

  • Rosanne says:

    I've enjoyed your blog SO much, and envy your living in Asheville — one of mine and my husband's favorite places. In fact, our anniversary is in August and we are planning to spend it in Asheville.
    But now I know you are REALLY special because we share a birthday! :o)
    I turned 50 on Sunday.
    Hope you had a really wonderful birthday — (from reading your post about it, it sounds like you did!) — from one 7-11 to another!

  • Stacy says:

    Yay! Happy belated birthday!