Meet the Girls!

Hi, y’all! We’re Becky and Ginger! We met in October of 2006, working in Jacksonville, Florida. Over countless lunches we quickly discovered a mutual love for all things Southern.

Ginger. Family. Books. Summer. The color red. Cloth napkins. Chocolate-covered raspberries. Vogue magazine. Coffee. Fresh flowers. Chandeliers. Sunglasses. Carnations. Children’s toys. High heels. Bagels. Church services. Sparklers. Polaroids. Guest books. Palm trees. Opera. Ash trays. Art deco. Salty food. Dessert. Hotel rooms. Shopping bags. Moss. Magic.

Becky. Hand written notes. New music. Fresh bread. Outdoor cocktails on sunny afternoons. Tears at church. Mom’s piano playing. Dinner parties. A White Christmas. Scarves. Day dreaming. Olives. Bangles. Opening night at the movies. Anything the color green. Art Museums. Quotes that change your life. Indian food. Red toe nail polish. New city navigation. Doris Day. Dressing up. Ribbon. Wedding toasts. Black and white photos. Wellies. Accents. Blue Ridge parkway.

Well, I guess it started way before all this.

Tidbits about Becky:

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where my father is a chef, and my mother is a music minister at church, my life is a mélange of their loves and also integrally affected by living in the south. I have been blessed to travel and study abroad but lucky enough to realize the south is a little piece of heaven.

 I am partial to sweet tea, grits, roadside stands, Sunday school, winding porches and rocking chairs.

There is something so soothing about seeing the sun rise over the mountains, or fog roll in over the pasture and even when you think the humidity and mosquitoes will run you ragged, the ocean’s breeze reminds you to be thankful and love each day.

Tidbits about Ginger:

It’s Ginger here now! I was born and raised in the South. That’s the only way to put it. I came into the world and spent much of my time growing up (summers, every weekend we could spare…) in Lexington, Kentucky. That’s home to me. I love the blue grass, the rows and rows of beautiful fences surrounding pastures of thoroughbred horses grazing, and especially visiting my parents in their old, historic home in the heart of downtown. But growing up, my family soon moved to Nashville, Tennessee and then later to Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve also lived in Southaven, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jackson, Tennessee. Whew! So, as you see, I’m a southern girl through and through. And from all these different areas, enjoyable customs, loyal friends, and definitely a close-knit family.

While we moved to Jacksonville, Florida about 4 years ago, where Becky and I met, we now have been exiled temporarily to the West Coast. Now, I’m a California girl, trying to show these Westies how to fry everything, say “y’all,” and wear preppy blazers and madras every day. I’ve still love with living 2/10 mile from the beach, miss seeing those live oak trees, but enjoy the perfect weather here everyday.

We have become dear friends. We both love to spend an early summer evening sitting at a wrought-iron table, sipping a glass of iced tea, or heading to the theatre to watch a good foreign film!

13 responses

7 05 2008

I absolutely love Sweet Iced Tea. Great job at creating it.I have forwarded it to a ton of people so get ready!!!
see ya, debbie

7 05 2008

Hey yall! Now I have TWO kinds of sweet iced tea to love.

21 11 2008
Edi Wohlgemuth

Beck – We need to talk. I have a billion dollar idea about Sweat Tea. I need a firstborn to make it happen!!

13 11 2009

Becky – This is GREAT. Mom just sent me the link today, but I love it!!! We need to catch up soon!

9 03 2010

aww this is cute 🙂
i’m really looking forward to keeping up with your blogs!!!

10 03 2010

So glad to have you as a new reader! We welcome your comments and thoughts. I checked out your blog as well and we seem so similar!

20 04 2010
Sandy Cooper

Hi Becky! Found you this morning in a note by Rachel on Facebook! Terrific blog! Specially since I’m a true southern belle from Alabama! A friend sent me this note the other day.

“Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It’s more than where you’re born, it’s an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. Its more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, beer, bourbon and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies and coca-cola, and each other. We don’t become Southern, we’re born that way.”-Anonymous

Love you girl!!

13 06 2010
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30 11 2010

Just found your blog….love it already!

30 11 2010

thanks so much! We are so happy you found us!

25 04 2012
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