Who Are These Gals?

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Harris Sisters GirlTalk


There are three awesome Harris sisters, each exceptional in her own way.

Donna


My name is Donna. I am the oldest Harris sister by only a few minutes. I have been married for as long as I can remember (which should tell you something about my memory because I’m not that old), and I’m the mom to two awesome boys.


Harris Sisters GirlTalk: Meet Donna
I am a word nerd who refuses to admit that I'm not "down." I will wear you out with slang terminology, but I promise it will all be spelled and punctuated correctly to the best of my ability. I make pop culture references like nobody's business. Some of them you will appreciate, and some may leave you confused. And for that, I apologize.


I love to cook and bake – my family members have come to terms with the fact that they are guinea pigs. I crochet, which I know is an old-lady hobby, but I love it.
Some of my favorite movies are Office Space, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and High Fidelity – you know, real Oscar-worthy stuff. I love all kinds of music – except for country – oh! and classical – and I do not think old-timey banjo-ridden stuff is good – but everything else I like . . . EXCEPT PHIL COLLINS.



Deanna

Harris Sisters GirlTalk: Meet DeannaHowdy from Music City! That's Nashville, TN, in case you didn't know. I'm Deanna, and I'm the middle child of this fine group of Harris sisters. I make my home here in the Land of Country Music, along with my wonderful husband, John; our precious daughter, Lexi; and our sweet pup, Izzie, the Wonder Dog.


I am a long-time fan of country music, unlike some of my co-contributors. ;) You will see the occasional reference to Dolly Parton here on the blog; that woman will always be my hero! And it doesn't hurt that we live here in the same city. I haven't had the good fortune to make any personal "Dolly sightings" yet, but there's always hope.


In my spare time, I enjoy hunting for treasures - whether they be in a department store or tucked away at a garage sale. It matters not to me. In fact, some of my best finds have come from the monthly Nashville flea market. I have also recently learned to knit, although so far I can only knit one kind of stitch and cannot *actually* read a pattern. That's just a technicality though, right? To anyone who asks me, my response is still, "Why, yes, I knit." I also enjoy reading. It's something I do every single day. I just love, love, love a good book. I also try my hand at photography from time to time. Oh, and I love to watch my husband cook us dinner. Domestic goddess I am not.


What else? Well, I consider myself a bit of a fashionista, I love to decorate for the holidays, and I am in serious love with most things vintage. So that's a hint of what you will see from me on this blog. Oh, and to leave you with a fun fact about me- I kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland earlier this year. Doing so is said to give you the gift of gab (which my husband claimed I was not in need of to begin with), so if some of my posts tend to go on and on, you can't say I didn't warn you.


Misty


All good things come in threes. My name is Misty, and I’m the third Harris sister. Recently, someone told me that I would like the NC Mountains because of all the hippies that live there. (No offense, of course.) I guess I am rather Boho Chic. I’ve also been called fiercely independent and a road warrior, but my favorite thing to answer to is "Mama."


Harris Sisters GirlTalk: Meet MistyI live with my hubby and two daughters in a log cabin, on the other side of the rainbow, I like to say. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, we drink sweet tea on the front porch and eat dinner together as a family every night. My oldest, Charlotte, says I’m the best cook ever. (Better than the school!) I’m not sure how much of a compliment that is, but I’ll take it. I started cooking just a few years ago. Who knows what we even ate before then, but I don’t think I’m that far behind the curve. Julia Child didn’t start cooking until she was 37! I’ve started compiling a cookbook of my tried and true recipes, just like my Grandma used to do, written out longhand in notebooks. Eventually, I’m sure some will make an appearance to this blog.


I also like to travel and explore, though, in recent years, I’ve traded in my passport for a tent with the kids. I’m always on the lookout for places we all will enjoy, and I know I’ve succeeded when a “Remember when…” comes out of it or a catchy jingle that we can sing for years to come on road trips.


We have occasion to listen to banjo ridden music, usually on long car trips, along with Jimmy Buffet, (being a hippie and all) but mainly, I have listened to Christian music for two years now. I love musicals. “Mamma Mia” is my favorite. When I worked in retail, my customers listened to the soundtrack quite a bit. I also tend to gravitate toward the clich├ęd. I dragged Charlotte to see “Twilight” on its opening night. I also like “The Walking Dead”, so I guess you could say this hippie is well rounded!




Harris Sisters GirlTalk: Sisters Photo


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your site and the angel chairs and angel ornament is so beautiful. How did you make the Angel wings for the chairs I don't see how you did that. And I to live in NC but from VA.

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous - I didn't make the angel wings for the chairs, but we are crafty sorts over here at GirlTalk, so my guess would be that they are pre-assembled angel wings for a costume. (And I know ALL ABOUT costumes if you haven't checked out our Halloween section yet!) For example, there are some inexpensive ones at this link http://www.ustoy.com/child-feather-angel-wings and then this vendor on eBay seems to have wings that look to be the exact ones (and they sell multiples!) http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/190935080736. Hope this gives you some ideas and thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

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