The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.
The home of Walter and Katherine Blessey, like those of many Biloxians and Mississippi Coastians in general, is a survivor. With origins just over a century old, it's not the oldest or the largest home on the Coast. But it has its own special story, and by golly, it wasn't going to let the most destructive storm in modern American history beat it down.
When it comes to dorm rooms, it's OK to live large even if a space is relatively small. Each year thousands of students arrive on campus with newfound freedom to decorate their own space to reflect their personality and taste.
I didn't take a photo of my daughter this morning before I dropped her off to begin seventh grade. It wasn't really a conscious decision. We had to leave pretty early, and I spilled a smoothie on the corner of my husband's keyboard, which set us back a bit, and we were both generally worried about making it to school on time. Also, it seems indecent to take a photo before 7 a.m. somehow. So, no photo.
The key to keeping upright during a day of spirit tastings is to stay hydrated and well fed. That's also the key to keeping your designated driver happy. It's easy to see - and taste - a lot in Paso Robles' compact downtown. And unlike upscale restaurants in Napa Valley, here they have white tablecloths - without the attitude. You can sit down to a meal at the fanciest eateries without having to change your walking shoes.
Going back to school is a time of anxiety and excitement for both parents and children. Even if they attended school last year, this year they will have a new teacher, new classmates and will need to get reacquainted with old friends. They need to adjust to the more regimented routine of school - in the mind of a 5-year-old, summer is a long time. This is a transition time for your child, so expect exaggerated behavior. This is all part of the process and is very, very normal! Be kind, calm and respectful and your child will settle in a few weeks.
They were first cultivated by the ancient Romans, who sought aroma and flavor for their plant-based diet so influenced by herbs and vegetables. As the Empire expanded, they gathered new plant discoveries from conquered lands including some used as pesticides, others for cosmetics and still more strictly to scent homes of the elite. Species from the Mediterranean region were most common, originating anywhere from Spain to Turkey, France to Algeria and into parts of the Middle East. These plants share an adaptation to a cool, wet winter followed by a long, parched dry season extending through summer and fall.
Vegetable surprise sounds like the name for a hot dish, but these days it's just part of shopping and gardening. New and newly rediscovered fruits and vegetables have upturned conventional wisdom about the foods many of us grew up with: Now we eat yellow carrots, purple cauliflower and white eggplant. Well, maybe most of us don't actually eat the white eggplant, but you get the idea.
When I begin decorating my house for fall, coming up with an inventive display for my front door is at the top of my list. Front doors are the place where you wave hello to all the people who pass by your home every day and where you give your guests a glimpse of what's waiting for them inside. If you're itching to get going on your door now, here are the three steps we follow when we design fall doors: